The Ebola hemorrhagic fever virus poses a significant threat to human and primates such as gorillas and chimpanzees. In fact, the latest Ebola outbreak in West Africa has infected more than 250 people and claimed the lives of more than 170.1 As a deadly threat to the health of world populations,…

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) recently collaborated with Trupanion, an established medical insurance company for pets, to create the U.S. Veteran Service Dog Program. This program grants unlimited veterinary care to certified service dogs that assist U.S. veterans. Trupanion has agreed…

Veterinarians and certified veterinary technicians are well trained in how to treat a variety of different species, from house pets to farm animals. A veterinarian can have a range of experiences with these different animals throughout their day, so understanding how to manage anxious pets is an…

The demand for veterinary technicians is on the rise because veterinarians are relying more on their technicians to assist them, which requires the technicians to have a higher skill level. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of job opportunities for veterinary technicians…

On Jan. 8, the United States Senate passed legislation, known as the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act, that would allow veterinarians to transport controlled drugs and medications to animal patients at clients’ homes and on farms.1 While the bill must still pass through the House of…

Animal shelters around the country employ certified veterinary technicians to aid the animals in their care. These techs are an integral part of the animals’ lives and happiness during their stay and are responsible for many aspects of shelter maintenance and services. Veterinary technicians…

If you love working with everything from kitties and puppies to bunnies and guinea pigs, a veterinary technician position may be perfect for you. With this job, you may work in a local veterinary clinic or you might be assisting with the care of livestock and other farm animals. Either way, a…