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.

St Petersburg College
March 7, 2014

It has never been easier to train for a career as a veterinary assistant. These top online training programs mean you can study, learn, and start your career as a veterinary assistant or technician from home today.

March 4, 2014

Even though most vet tech programs are just two years in length, students may still be in need of help with tuition and fees costs. We list 10 vet tech scholarships that are are available and that could provide you with leads or even ideas on doing your own scholarship search.

January 24, 2014

Many veterinarians work in general practice, but some prefer to pursue niche training. Take a look at our list of 15 vet dental professors who have developed advanced skills in vet dentistry and are sharing those skills and knowledge through teaching and research.

January 17, 2014

Looking for a good list of veterinary apps? We've compiled a list of 20 -- some for Android, some for Apple -- that can help veterinarians on the job. Find vet calculators, terminology references, and drug treatment information. To top it off, most of the apps on our list are inexpensive or free.

December 29, 2013

Come meet 15 top vet nutrition professors who are trained as DVMs and may have PhDs as well. They are working to educate future veterinarian students and many are involved in research projects as well.

December 6, 2013

Come meet 15 top marine and aquatic veterinary professors who are trained as DVMs and are doing further research or teaching in the field. Discover where they do their research or where they teach, and how they are having an impact through their efforts.

November 27, 2013

Come meet 15 top equine, bovine and large animal veterinary professors who have dedicated themselves to educating a new generation of veterinarians and advancing the field of large animal veterinary medicine.

November 25, 2013

Most people eat them on Thanksgiving day, but not as many people know the many different interesting facts that exist about the turkey. One thing to consider is that it could have been chosen as our national bird. Instead, the Bald Eagle was selected for that spot. Read on for more turkey facts that could be worth sharing with your guests on Turkey Day.

October 28, 2013

As the excitement of Halloween trick-or-treating becomes filled with little goblins and pretty princesses, there are a variety of ways that pets can get a hold of candy that can be hazardous to their health. There are more Halloween hazards all pet owners should be aware of, especially in the Halloween madness. Here are 10 pet safety tips for a safe Halloween.

October 24, 2013

Just because you have seen every episode of Swamp People or know more about calling ducks that the guys on Duck Dynasty doesn’t mean that you would be a good veterinary assistant. True, it is helpful to have a background dealing with animals, but there are many other considerations when deciding to make veterinary assistance your lifetime career.

October 22, 2013

Sure, it's good to understand what a vet tech does, and whether you might be interested in becoming one. But how about the people who teach vet techs? How do they get into that career and what kind of credentials did they have to become one? The vet tech professors in our top 15 list teach all over the country, and perhaps after reading about them you may be inspired toward the vet tech field or decide you want to study under one. Read on to learn about them.

October 10, 2013

Veterinary professionals not only have an array of daily responsibilities, but are also looked to as leaders in the field. Veterinary professors are just as vital in the future of the field as practicing professionals. In this article, you will find 15 of the top veterinary professors online to help inspire further research and best practices in prospective students. Who knows, maybe one of them could be your next mentor.

September 25, 2013

Imagine yourself going into the doctor’s office for a simple blood test. As your nurse prepares the syringe to draw your blood, you ask where she got her nursing certificate. Laughing, she replies, “I don’t need a certificate. I’ve been doing this for years!”

September 9, 2013

When most people think of animal doctors, they think of veterinarians. Veterinarians make the ultimate time investment when it comes to animal healthcare education. Unlike vet technicians and veterinary assistants, there is no limit to what procedures they can do within the scope of their knowledge.