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 […]

Is Becoming a Veterinary Assistant a Good Career?

If you love animals, a career as a veterinary assistant might seem like a natural choice. However, it is important to remember that a career in the veterinary field is significantly more demanding than caring for your own pets. The United States Department of Labor reports that the illness and injury rate is higher than […]

October 2011 New Job Listings

Veterinary Technician Family Veterinary Center Haydenville, MA 01039 Veterinary technician needed full time in a traditional/alternative 4 doctor practice. Applicant must have knowledge in surgical prep/assistance, wellness and vaccination visits, radiology, and lab work. Position offers 401k, full benefits, and pay commensurate with experience. Please send resume with a hand-written cover letter to: Family Veterinary […]

Becoming a Veterinary Surgical Technician

If you love animals, a veterinary surgical technician just might be the job of your dreams. Although a veterinary surgical technician’s job can be stressful, it’s also highly rewarding, knowing you’re actively involved in life-saving procedures. Salary The average salary for a surgical veterinary technician is $39,000 but will vary with location and size of […]

Becoming a Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technician

Salary source: Indeed A Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technician’s median income is $38,000, a 10%+ increase over the median salaries of non-specialized vet techs. Job Description & Duties A Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technician works in emergency and critical care cases, in which the patient has an urgent medical problem or crisis. These […]

September 2011 New Jobs Listings

Veterinary Technician/Kennel Manager Down Maine Veterinary Clinic – Sanford, ME 04090 Busy, three-doctor small animal clinic in Southern Maine is seeking a compassionate, organized, motivated and mature individual with excellent managerial skills to serve as a full-time veterinary technician/kennel manager. Benefits include health insurance, paid vacation, 401k retirement plan as well as a generous pet […]

Becoming a Zoo Vet Tech

Working as a Zoo Veterinary Technician Do you love working with animals? Does the idea of caring for the exotic animals at zoos interest you? If so, a career as a zoo veterinary technician could be for you. These professionals design treatment plans for sick animals, assist with diagnoses and participate in surgical procedures. Continue […]

Becoming a Veterinary Technician Anesthesia Specialist

A veterinary tech anesthesiologist / anesthetist is someone who administers anesthesia to animals who are going to have surgery. They have many responsibilities and must have years of training before they can be recognized by the Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists (AVTA). Their job outlook for the future is positive, and their salary depends on […]