The Veterinary Technology Blog

The staff publishes information related to vet tech education and certification, going “behind the scenes” to give you deeper insight into your educational options. You’ll find detailed descriptions of potential career paths, internship opportunities, emerging veterinary technologies, and profiles of leading professors and institutions in the space.

February 2, 2015

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is known for its annual unveiling of gadgets. While these products generally are made to facilitate human existence, in recent years there has been no shortage of electronics for pets as well. CES 2015 showcased a number of inventions, some with overlapping faculties, which promise to forever change the lives of pet owners. Many of these gadgets offer GPS pet-monitoring, but there were two products in particular that brought something new to the realm of pet tech.

September 22, 2014

Read about Megan Brashaer, the 2014 Petplan Pet Insurance vet tech of the year, who is based out of DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital in Portland, Oregon. Here, Megan shares career and educational advice for current and prospective vet techs.

September 15, 2014

Students in Washington DC interested in vet tech education need to look for programs in Virginia, Maryland and other nearby states. Some may be accessible through public transportation or car, but others may have commutes of two hours or longer, making distance education another, possibly more convenient, option.

September 2, 2014

You know you want to work with animals, but you’re not sure what field to enter. Our guide to animal care careers lets you learn about the educational requirements and salary potential for each of seven fields, as well as gives you links so that you can investigate careers further on your own.

August 25, 2014

Think you know about the many different types of animal care technicians? Yes, they can work in kennels and animal shelters, but they can also work in research labs, helping to provide care and assistance in a variety of a ways.

July 31, 2014

Avian and exotic animal care classes allow students in vet tech programs to learn more about diseases, treatment and care. Handling and restraint is often an important part of the learning and may be critical to successfully treating birds and exotic animals.

July 9, 2014

Student loans are one way to help cover the costs of a vet school education, but students need to repay these upon completion of their program. Scholarships are an actual way that veterinary schools students can save money and defray tuition and other costs up to potential amounts of several thousand dollars.

July 1, 2014

From treating stinky pet breath to filling cavities, veterinary dentists have a variety of responsibilities on the job. A residency in dentistry puts them on the path toward becoming board certified and preparing them to pass the exam to prove their vet dentistry skills.

Colorado State University
May 19, 2014

Some DVM students want to specialize. Read about top veterinary radiology residency programs across the U.S.

sjvc fresno
May 13, 2014

Read about seven great vet tech schools in Northern California that offer students a chance to get hands on experience and jumpstart their careers.

May 3, 2014

Some DVM students want to specialize and they have 22 different fields as options. To pursue specialization in nutrition, they'll need to pass a certifying exam and meet all training requirements established by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition.

April 18, 2014

Read our story about a student of an Argosy University vet tech program who tested her skills through an externship at Best Friends Animal Society, and eventually gained full-time employment as a result.

Richard Park
March 28, 2014

Meet award-winning professors specializing in veterinary radiology and see what sets them apart in terms of teaching, research, and contribution to academic and animal care communities.

Siberian kitten on white background
March 25, 2014

Vet schools may all require a course in nutrition, but not all include nutritional services as part of their teaching school's outreach or have ACVN-certified professionals on staff. In this list we take a brief look at seven schools that are making their mark by going beyond in promoting animal nutrition.

Dr. Sharman Hoppes
March 20, 2014

Come meet 10 top avian vet professors who are prominent members of the avian academic community, and who teach at well-respected veterinary colleges.