Shannon Nowak

Shannon Nowak

Shannon Nowak, BS, LVT, RVT, FFCP

Shannon earned a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology from Michigan State University. Since becoming credentialed twenty years ago, her clinical experience has been exclusively in
specialty practices in services such as: emergency, critical care, internal medicine, surgery, and anesthesia. Shannon thrives on learning and teaching others, and she has held several positions professionally which have allowed her to do so. She is a Fear Free Certified professional, and is a member of many professional organizations and groups. Shannon is currently serving as Secretary on the executive board of the North Carolina Association of Veterinary Technicians. She works as the VP of Education for The Bridge Club and is also working toward starting a small business providing pet care services to her local community.


Recent Posts

In the demanding world of Veterinary medicine, too often the focus falls on the challenges, failures, and heart-wrenching moments of loss. However, shifting this focus to celebrate even the smallest daily successes can profoundly impact Veterinary staff, fostering a more positive, resilient, and motivated team. Here’s how this simple yet powerful change in perspective can […]

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In the world of pet healthcare, the role of the Veterinary technician is often misunderstood and underappreciated. These highly skilled, educated professionals are crucial components of the Veterinary healthcare team. One of a technician’s many fundamental responsibilities in a small animal facility is to educate pet owners on the importance of vaccinations, emphasizing preventative health […]

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According to data from The NAVTA 2022 Demographic Survey, the average lifespan of a Veterinary technician/nurse has increased in the last several years (up from 5-7 years as reported in 2016), though it’s difficult to obtain an accurate range, as most of the responses from the 2022 survey were likely biased, as the surveys were […]

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In the unique ecosystem of Veterinary medicine, professionals from various roles collaborate to ensure the well-being of animals, from companion and exotic animals sharing our homes to livestock to those animals in laboratory, research, and zoological facilities. Each role—including but not limited to veterinarians, Veterinary specialists, credentialed technicians, technician specialists, Veterinary assistants, client service representatives, […]

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(Editor’s note: The author uses the terms credentialed, licensed, etc. interchangeably within the contest of this article.) It’s exciting; you’ve spent countless hours in class, and even more time studying, and you’ve finally graduated and passed your national and state exams. Now what? As you continue to grow your knowledge base and expand clinical skills, […]

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