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 […]

How Long Does it Take to Become a Vet Tech, Veterinary Assistant, Veterinarian?

For those who love working with animals, the veterinary field offers several career paths that may be of interest. The three main positions are veterinary technician, veterinary assistant, and veterinarian. Each plays a different role within the veterinarian’s office and requires different schooling. Veterinary Technicians Veterinary technicians conduct clinical tasks in a veterinarian’s private practice […]

Frequently Asked Questions About Vet Tech Career

Q. What is a veterinary technician? A. Think of what a registered nurse is to human care and this is a close proximaton to what a vet tech does in the animal world. Typically, techs provide valuable assistance to veterinarians performing a number of varied duties when it comes to animal care. Techs work in […]

A Vet Tech by Any Other Name Is…

There exist throughout the world many careers that people have very little knowledge about that, when discussed, typically elicit reactions like, “I really didn’t know about this.” This may be quite true for people who are looking to pursue a career in veterinary medicine but aren’t quite sure what career types are available other than […]

Well, You Do Need Some Training

Although the prospect of 11 to 12 years of education may not be what you can commit to, the best way to start a career caring for animals is to become a veterinary technician, or vet tech.  Requirements vary from state to state. Here’s a Glamorous Choice Sure, you might obtain a job at a […]

How Much Training Do I Need to be a Vet Tech?

Depending upon your level of desire and you ability to keep on task, you have basically two course choices for gaining entry to the world of veterinary medicine as a technician. Two-year associate degree courses are available for short attention span candidates. For the “got to have it all” crowd, there’s a bachelor’s degree waiting […]

Forget Vet School, Become a Tech

One of the obstacles many well-intentioned animal lovers face when trying to pursue a veterinary medical career is lack of an attention span. It takes eight years of schooling to become a licensed veterinarian. Therefore, many youngsters who start dreaming about caring for animals at an early age are not prepared for the sacrifices involved […]

Euthanasia, an Occupational Hazard

The most heart-wrenching part of being a vet tech is when you have to tell the owner that there is only one option for their pet—euthanasia. Oftentimes, the veterinarian will take care of this, but sometimes this responsibility falls into the hands of the vet tech. An emotionally draining part of the job You will […]

Vet Tech Responsibilities & Duties

If you think you know a lot about animal care just from owning a pet, you need to realize that isn’t going to be all you need to be a vet tech. A lot of people will apply for a job as vet tech without ever having gone to school for it. Being a vet […]

Good Reasons to be a Vet Tech

If you are considering a career as a veterinarian technician, you are in for one of the most rewarding careers there is out there. If you love animals and would like to be able to help in more ways than just petting, hugging, and feeding them, then the choice of being a vet tech is […]