Julie Carlson, CVT
Julie Carlson is a freelance author and certified veterinary technician in Phoenix. She is the founder of Vets for Vets’ Pets, a nonprofit organization providing supplies and medical care to the pets of homeless and at-risk veterans.
FIRSTLINE - Jun 14, 2018
Veterinary professionals are falling victim to vicious online attacks from pet owners and advocacy groups. Find out how to protect yourself from an attack—and what to do if one occurs.
FIRSTLINE - May 10, 2018
Do you ever feel like you could use a second brain to store all of the things you’re supposed to remember? The nerd book is kinda like that. Here’s how to make one.
- Apr 03, 2018
School fully prepared me to be a great veterinary technician. But what happened after graduation changed my life.
FIRSTLINE - Jan 02, 2018
When the winds of change blow through your practice—or your life—embrace the chance to explore new advances in medicine, new opportunities for your career and new possibilities for your life.
FIRSTLINE - Nov 14, 2017
From head to toe to exam-room ready, here’s everything a veterinary tech needs to get through a day.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 14, 2017
Many practices are finding it difficult to hire—and keep—credentialed veterinary technicians. Learn why are there so few of these elusive creatures and what can we do to help them flourish.
FIRSTLINE - Aug 10, 2017
You have a passion for the profession and a craving to learn more. And, let's face it, you need a few days away from your practice. Use these timely money tips to make your dreams of attending a national veterinary convention a reality.
FIRSTLINE - Jul 26, 2017
As a practice manager, you play a key role in keeping veterinary technicians happy and healthy and at your practice.
FIRSTLINE - Jul 01, 2017
What can you do to help comfort the pet—and the veterinary client—during those final days?
FIRSTLINE - Apr 19, 2017
Here's help dreaming up your next great career in veterinary medicine.
FIRSTLINE - Aug 12, 2016
Unless we regularly communicate that rabies is a real and serious threat, the disease can easily become the 'boogeyman' of veterinary medicine--a mythical threat used to force pets to get more shots.
FIRSTLINE - Aug 04, 2016
If you find yourself grumbling about pet owners in poverty, try getting personal instead of judgmental and replace worries over the feasibility of veterinary care with options for flexibility.
FIRSTLINE - Jul 09, 2016
Confessions from the veterinarian to the team—and from the team to the boss. Hint: It's the five things the other group really wishes you'd know about them.
FIRSTLINE - Jun 10, 2016
A list of the worst veterinary career advice I’ve ever received (and promptly discarded)