Tour Your Technician Membership

Curious about what our training looks like? Want to see the interface of our Tech community? Watch this video for a sneak peek of our Technician membership experience.

Microlearning Videos

We have 100's of microlearning videos available on demand. Check out our reel.

IGNITE's RACE Approved CE Courses

RACE approved courses available to IGNITE Technician subscribers includes topics such as CPR, fluid therapy basics, ECG interpretation, management of congestive heart failure, and more.
  • A Review of Systemic Hypertension
  • Advanced Interpretation of ECG’s for Veterinary Technicians
  • Advancing Your Small Animal Radiographic Positioning Skills
  • Basic Fluid Therapy for Veterinary Technicians
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome
  • Burnout: A Prescription for a Happier, Healthier You
  • Care and Maintenance of IV Catheters
  • Clinical Pathology Bootcamp
  • CPR for the Veterinary Technician
  • Critical Care Nursing and Monitoring
  • CSF Fluid Collection and Analysis
  • Dental Home Care That Works
  • Dermatophytosisin Dogs and Cats
  • Diabetes 101
  • Diagnosing Canine Cushing’s Disease (Part 1 of 3)
  • Emergency CHF Management
  • ECG Basics
  • Good Dog! Dog Behavior Modification
  • How to Avoid Becoming Your Patient’s Next Chew Toy
  • I Love Simbadol
  • IMHA – The Blood Stops Here
  • Intraoral Radiographs Made Easy
  • Inventory Management
  • Learn to Love Lactate
  • Lumps and Bumps
  • Medical Therapy – Canine Cushing’s Disease (Part 2 of 3)
  • Nursing of the Thoracic Trauma/Surgery Patient
  • Nursing of the Abdominal Trauma/Surgery Patient
  • Nutritional Basics for Hospitalized Patients
  • Ophthalmic Exam & Basic Diagnostics
  • Oxygenation and Ventilation
  • Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians
  • Peri-Operative Surgical Patient Care
  • Practical Wound Management and Bandage Strategies
  • Shock, Triage, and Stabilization for Veterinary Emergencies
  • Surgical and Radiation Therapy – Canine Cushing’s Disease (Part 3 of 3)
  • Transfusion Medicine in the Canine and Feline
  • Update on Laryngeal Paralysis
  • Vestibular Disease
  • What’s New in Veterinary Dermatology

IGNITE's Vet Assistant 1

Train your new Vet Assistants easily!
This self-paced course will allow your new technicians to learn the basics and demonstrate their new knowledge.
  1. Your Role on the Veterinary Team
  2. Harness the Power of Your Practice's Phone
  3. Hospitality and Professionalism
  4. Trust, Confidentiality, and Accuracy
  • Veterinary Terminology and Abbreviations
  • Breed Identification
  • Verbal and Nonverbal Communication
  • Communicating with Clients in Crisis
  • Occupational Safety Procedures
  • Cleanliness and Comfort
  • Bullying and Mental Health in the Veterinary Industry
  • FINAL ASSESSMENT

IGNITE's Technician Community Lead

All of IGNITE's Technician communities are moderated by our resident subject matter expert, seasoned and well-versed in the profession of veterinary technology.

Kristi Fisher

CVT
Kristi began working in veterinary medicine at age 15. She started out working at a local general practice hospital as a receptionist, worked her way into the treatment area as an assistant, and then to a non-certified technician. She completed the veterinary technician program at Cedar Valley College and graduated with an Associates Degree in Applied Science. She went on to pass her state licensing boards to obtain her CVT in 2013. She stayed at the general practice as a CVT for a few more years until she wanted to practice emergency medicine, where her true passion developed. Kristi’s love for emergency medicine opened many teaching opportunities from lecturing to a small group of 20 people all the way up to a large group of 200 people. Kristi’s position progressed into a Veterinary Relations Coordinator, which included being the main contact for the referring technicians and doctors to her ER and Specialty hospital. After about a year of being out of the clinic, she went on to work specialty surgery. Missing her ER role terribly, Kristi decided to leave the surgery world and head back to ER as the lead technician at her hospital. During this role she used IGNITE almost daily, fell in love with it, and was welcomed aboard as IGNITE's Member Success Specialist and Technician Community Lead in 2019.

Apart from IGNITE, Kristi still works at a local general practice a few hours a week, to “keep her hands dirty”. She has an amazing husband who she has been with for 12 years and last March welcomed their first daughter, Joelle “Joey” to their family. Kristi has two pit bulls, Louie and Rawlings, who reside with her full time. She has her “shared custody” animals with her parents, Oakley who is a chocolate lab and Fitz who is a DSH. Kristi loves spending as much time as she can outside, taking the dogs and baby for walks. She loves watching hockey (Go Blackhawks!), baseball games (White Sox and her husband's league), and just relaxing sitting around a bonfire with her family at their lake house on the weekends. Kristi currently lives in the town she grew up in, right outside of Chicago, Illinois.

Classrooms Included with the Technician Learning Community

Tech Coffee Talk

Tech Coffee Talk is a forum for veterinary technicians and assistants to ask advice from our experts and your colleagues, vent, gain professional development opportunities, and network.

Ask the Dermatologist

Curated by Candace Sousa, DVM, DABVP, DACVD, the mission of this group is to allow individuals to post cases for discussion. Dr. Sousa will provide guidance, post hypothetical cases so that you can quiz yourself and learn more about dermatology, and provide you interesting articles with current information about dermatology topics.

Ask the Nutritionist

Nutrition affects every single patient. Our nutritionist, Lauren Foster, DVM, DACVN, CCRP is here to help you have conversations with pet owners about proper nutrition and feeding practices for their pets. Do you have clients feeding homemade diets or other alternative diets? Do you have a case with multiple concurrent conditions that complicates nutritional management? Do you need an assisted feeding plan? If so, Dr. Foster can help!

Technician Document Hub

We continuously share best in class resources that you need to do your job well, and keep you from wasting time reinventing the wheel. This group contains documents, forms, templates, and checklists along with study guides for our CE courses. Need a checklist on blood cross matching? Home diabetic monitoring form for your favorite client? We've got that, and more!

Personal Wellness

The process of cultivating a positive and affirming mindset, and working toward a state of being in good health, is an important pursuit in the veterinary industry. This group provides resources and ideas to propel and lift up CSRs, techs, doctors, managers, and owners.

Rehab + Integrative Medicine

A community for Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine practitioners and staff, designated to facilitate networking, collaboration and communication. Share your questions, best practices, ideas and challenging cases here. Led by Christine Jurek, DVM.

Technician Videos and CE Courses

This group holds all of IGNITE's RACE Approved CE courses and quizzes, nursing micro-learning videos, along with resources ranging from how to calculate constant-rate infusions, inventory management, Diabetes 101, stress management skills. Jump to our course list

Tech Case Rounds

Post your own cases and receive feedback from our experts and technicians across the nation. We post challenging cases twice weekly on Tech Case Rounds. Cases are posted in standard format (signalment, presenting complaint, initial treatment, diagnostics, further treatment).

Canine Behavior Modification

The mission of this group is to keep every dog in his or her home by dramatically reducing the number of dogs abandoned, surrendered, or euthanized every year due to behavioral issues. Ask our Behaviorist, Donna Chandler, any questions you have surrounding dog behavior.

Ask the TechSpert

Ask the TechSpert is a forum for medical and job related questions and discussion related to veterinary nurses, and their professional development. Get advice and coaching from David and your peers around the globe in a safe space.

IGNITE Dentistry Hub

Many Technicians admit that dentistry is not their strong suit. This group is your saving grace. Our dental enthusiasts will fill in any knowledge gaps you may have, and teach you to love dentistry. Moderated by Jennifer Mathis, DVM, CVPP.

Ask the Avian & Exotics Specialist

This Avian & Exotics group will provide the opportunity to learn about exotic companion animal health, medicine, and surgery and to gain technical skills in working with unique species. Led by Todd Cecil, DVM, DABVP (avian), Cert AqV.

Vendor Partner Groups

Get the latest product news, access vendor's resource libraries, and have 2-way conversations with their experts and support team.

Hear What Our Members Think

Sophie Buie - Practice Manager, Animal Medical Clinic

Our leadership team made a goal at our annual meeting to implement monthly IGNITE CE for each Vet Tech. My lead Vet Tech really pushed for that extra training for her team and IGNITE was the perfect place for that.

I also use IGNITE in our monthly staff meetings, and our individual monthly department meetings. We pinpoint an area we are struggling in, or have more opportunity to improve in, and find a training video on IGNITE that can help us. It is really nice for them to hear someone other than me and get another perspective on an issue.

Brittany Huber - Technician, Animal Medical Clinic

IGNITE's Technician subscription is such an amazing tool for the Technicians in my hospital. Our manager utilizes this tool by requiring us to watch a minimum of one video per month. We typically choose a topic based on the cases our clinic has seen recently, and use it as a learning opportunity to learn more about a real case that we had recently had experience with. This helps us to further understand the treatments and recommendations for those pets, as well as explain them to concerned owners. It has been an amazing tool to have access to!

Technician Learning Community

MONTHLY PLAN
$15
Per Person, Per Month
$180/year
Instant access to all groups, curriculum, documents and more
ANNUAL PLAN
$10
Per Person, Per Month
$120/year (save 34%)
Instant access to all groups, curriculum, documents and more