Considering a career as a Veterinary Technician?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of veterinary technologists and technicians is expected to grow 36 percent from 2008 to 2018. Click here to learn more.

Becoming a Zookeeper

A Zookeeper does not manage the zoo. Rather, he manages the wild animals inside it as a friend, guardian, guide, protector and custodian. From elephants and lions to snakes, spiders and birds, Zookeeper takes care of everyone. The key duties of a Zookeeper include feeding the animals, grooming them, cleaning, sanitizing their living spaces, playing […]

Becoming a Veterinary Radiologist

Veterinary Radiologists can’t read the animal habits and behavior. Rather, they study what’s going on inside their bodies. They use non-invasive imaging technology, including radiographs (X-rays), CT scans, ultrasound, nuclear medicine imaging and MRIs to take photographs of animals’ internal organs to diagnose and treat various diseases. Like a traditional Radiologist, Veterinary Radiologists too capture […]

How to become a Veterinary Assistant

A Veterinary Assistant is the first point of contact for the people, who seek service for their ill or injured animals. These professionals evaluate the exact needs, schedule the appointment, complete all kind of paperwork and assist the patients’ owners with care process. They work closely with the Veterinarian and other staff. Veterinary Assistants perform […]

Becoming a Habitat Specialist

A Habitat Specialist is is typically a Zoologist, who is assigned the tasks of building homes for animals in zoos. While we humans live in beautifully designed houses, the poor animals are usually left in the lurch. Hardly anyone think about their requirements and comfort, as they are mute. But, the Habitat Specialists, when employed, […]

Becoming a Veterinary Parasitologist

Many of us love animals, including kitten and puppies. We caress them and play with them. But, do we really pay attention to the health risk they are exposed to? These animals are vulnerable to the attack from parasites. A Veterinary Parasitologist focuses on protecting the pets from parasites, including fleas, ticks, worms and bacteria. […]

Becoming a Wildlife Rehabilitator

While we throng the sanctuaries or wildlife parks to see the animals and their activities, we hardly get a chance to bother about their illness and injuries. The Wildlife Rehabilitators take care of that aspect and heal their wounds. It may be easy to treat the humans using all modern techniques available in hospitals. But, […]

Becoming a Park Naturalist

The Park Naturalists work on twofold agenda – to secure and protect the parks from hooligans and unruly visitors and spread awareness and educate the people on how to protect the environment. They need to stay alert and vigilant all the while and even play a key role to improve the conditions during the time […]

Blue Ridge Community College Achieves 100% Pass Rate on VTNE

Some great news for Blue Ridge Community College of Weyers Cave, Virginia. Their class of 2012 was one of the few classes in the nation that achieved a 100% pass rate on the VTNE. Blue Ridge CC was founded in 1967 and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges […]

Top 10 Reasons to Spay & Neuter Your Dogs & Cats

Wanted to share this great infographic I spotted at 10. Female animals in heat attract horny howling male animals. 9. Intact males more likely to roam (and get lost). 8. Intact dogs are more likely to bite. 7. Sterilized animals less prone to certain cancers and infections. 6. Less territorial marking. Spend less on […]

Overview of Vet Tech Specialties (VTS)

Veterinary technicians assist veterinarians in a clinical setting such as an animal hospital or private veterinarian’s office. Many of them also work in zoos, aquariums and research facilities. A veterinary technician specialist (VTS) requires additional training in order to receive credentials in one of the ten specialties recognized by The National Association of Veterinary Technicians […]