All Pain, All Gain For Plymouth Vet Tech Students

Posted by on September 13, 2012

Students sat upright and ears were perked for a presentation from John Nielsen, CVT, VTS (ECC), CVPP, in Jayde Quigley’s joint Anesthesiology and Small Animal Surgical Assisting classes recently.

That’s because Nielsen is one of only six veterinary technicians (CVT) in the world that holds the veterinary pain practitioner (CVPP) certification.

“It was great for the students to hear how far they can take the associate degrees, and how much they can help their future patients as veterinary technicians,” Quigley said.

Nielsen talked about using advanced pain management techniques, helping the students relate what they have learned in the classroom to clinical and real world settings. The classes also had the opportunity to ask questions, and learn more about application and techniques.

Along with veterinary technician and pain management, Nielsen has credentials in emergency and critical care (ECC) and is awaiting his canine rehabilitation certification (CCRP). He works at the Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota in Oakdale and is an adjunct instructor at Globe University’s Eau Claire campus.

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