The rise in demand for veterinary dental technicians

The demand for veterinary dental technicians is on the rise

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…

Senate passes bill that would allow vets to transport drugs

With the passage of the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act, vets may soon be able to resume transporting important drugs to patients in rural areas.

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…

Shelter vet techs are heroes to the animals there

Vet techs affect the lives of animals in shelters

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…

Must-have skills for a veterinary technician position

Being a veterinary technician requires a broad range of skills.

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…

Explaining rising veterinary care costs

Take a closer look into why visits to the veterinarian cost as much as they do.

The Affordable Care Act isn’t just affecting human health care, it is having an impact on veterinary practices as well. The new law, along with the evolution of technology, medicines and vaccines used to treat animals, has been changing the face of veterinary health care recently, and it’s a…

Veterinary technicians can be detectives, too

People in the veterinary profession often have to double as detectives when getting to the bottom of the illnesses afflicting their patients.

Working in any field of the health profession means you serve many purposes – lifesaver, caregiver, healer, psychological support, etc. However, one specialty that is rarely mentioned may be just as important as any of those others: Detective.
Whether you’re a brain surgeon, a night-shift nurse…

Study says pet obesity is often a product of ‘emotional overeating’

For some pets, obesity is just as big an issue as it is with many humans.

While the obesity epidemic among people may be one of the biggest health concerns in the United States, the same malady appears to be afflicting their pets. And as with humans, animal obesity may be partially caused by “emotional overeating,” similar to how people eat unhealthy comfort foods…