Help make dogs’ vet visits less stressful

Help to keep dogs calm during their next visit to the vet.

If you are in the process of pursuing a veterinary technology degree, you no doubt already know that one of the things you will be required to do is make pets’ visits to the vet’s office as un-stressful as possible. While administering medication, providing care or preparing animals for…

4 Jobs For People Interested In Working With Animals

There are tons of jobs available for animal lovers.

Do you love animals? Have you always wanted to get paid for working with animals? There are a ton of amazing animal jobs available for people who just can’t get enough of those furry creatures. Whether you plan on going to veterinary technician school or want to start a small dog-walking…

How to calm down cats at the vet

Use these tricks to make cats' visits to the vet less stressful.

One of the many duties of veterinary technicians is to help keep pets calm as they are provided nursing care during visits to the vet.1 Cats are notorious for being feisty and uncooperative at the vet, but after you earn your veterinary technician degree, you can do a great deal to calm them…

Veterinary certification study tips

You'll need to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam to become a certified vet tech.

If you love animals and are studying to become a veterinary technician, you may need to pass the Veterinary Technician National Exam to become certified. The VTNE is a computerized, multiple choice exam that evaluates entry-level vet techs to make sure they have the knowledge and skills…

Teach patients about summer pet safety

Keep Fido happy and healthy this summer.

Working in veterinary technology not only means helping animals when they are sick or injured, but providing their owners with the information they need to prevent the a trip to the vet’s office in the first place.1 Summertime can be dangerous for pets, particularly dogs because they spend so…

In Their Shoes – Veterinary Assisting

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There are two sides to every story, and sometimes as a professional, it can help to put yourself in another person’s shoes. It can give you a different perspective on a work or personal situation, and it might just make you think differently about the way you do things.
To work as a veterinary…

The Most Overweight Pets of 2012

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An obesity epidemic is sweeping the nation, and it’s not just humans who are affected. Pets are steadily gaining weight thanks to over-feeding, excessive treats and poor-quality pet foods. Worse, many owners don’t realize that their pets are overweight, and they may be unaware of the risks…