Becoming a Zoo Curator

Zoo Curators oversee the management aspects related to animals and staff members of a zoo. They are involved in the day-to-day decisions involving animal husbandry, diets, veterinary care, quarantine procedures, enrichment activities, animal transportation etc. Their key responsibilities include acquiring new animals for the organization, supervising breeding activities, developing research projects, managing records, ensuring that […]

Becoming a Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technicians mostly work under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian to assist in diagnosing the injuries and illnesses of animals. They perform laboratory and clinical duties, such as performing laboratory tests on blood and urine, drawing blood, developing X-rays, assisting in dental care, and providing injections to animals. In addition, they observe the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Becoming a VTS (Vet Tech Specialist)

Medicine, generally speaking, has seen increased specialization the past few decades. Specifically, veterinary medicine has seen a great increase in specialized practices creating more focused career paths for veterinary technicians. Although a great place to work is in a small animal practice, there are many more ways to put your skills to greater use that […]

Three New Specialties Added by NAVTA

The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) lists three new specialties in which the vet techs can gain credentials and special recognition. These new specialties are neurology, zoo medicine and equine nursing. These new specializations join dentistry, anesthesia, internal medicine, emergency and critical care and animal behavior. Academies Designate Specialties There are five […]

Become a Certified Emergency and Critical Care Vet Tech

The Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians (AVECT) is the recognized organization that sets the standards and requirements for obtaining this particular Veterinary Technician Specialty (VTS) designation. Vet techs who meet the strict requirements and pass a national examination are recognized by having this designation listed after the name, for example: John Smith […]

Become a Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS)

Probably you’re quite familiar with the initials DVM, which stands for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. But, are you familiar with another veterinary medicine designation with the initials VTS? This stands for Veterinary Technician Specialist. Need For Specialized Skills There’s never been a greater opportunity for veterinary technicians to develop specialized skills that exist today. Technicians […]