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Unlocking the Full Potential of Veterinary Technicians featuring Jenny Cassibry Fisher, RVT, VTS (Oncology)

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In this episode, we celebrate Vet Tech Week with Jenny Fisher, a Registered Veterinary Technician and Veterinary Technician Specialist in Oncology. 

Jenny sheds light on the crucial role veterinary technicians play within clinics and hospitals, emphasizing the importance of utilizing their expertise to the fullest. She discusses the impact of underutilization on both professionals and the industry, sharing insights from the 2023 AAHA Technician Utilization Guidelines. Jenny also shares success stories of improved utilization, highlighting the benefits of enhanced patient care and increased revenue. She addresses common misconceptions and barriers, explaining the link between job satisfaction and retention. Finally, Jenny offers practical steps for practices to commit to change and suggests ways to celebrate veterinary technicians during Vet Tech Week, ensuring their contributions are recognized and celebrated year-round. Join us for an insightful conversation on elevating the veterinary technician profession.

Jenny Fisher has worked in veterinary medicine in some regard for over 30 years, receiving her RVT in 2001 and her VTS (SAIM-oncology) in 2015.

Her clinical experience includes academia, general medicine, and emergency medicine.

Jenny spent 14 years as the head oncology technician at LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital cancer treatment unit, working in the clinic as a medical and radiation oncology technician. Her teaching credentials include lecturing on the regional and national level, teaching fourth-year veterinary students, and lecturing at multiple veterinary technology programs.

Her main clinical interests include radiation therapy patient positioning, chemotherapy and radiation safety, paraneoplastic syndromes, and integrative medicine.

Currently, Jenny serves as the president-elect for the Academy of Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians (AIMVT) and is an active member of the Veterinary Cancer Society (VCS). Jenny works as the director of education for PractiVet and as a consultant for many private practices and universities in their oncology departments.


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