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Updated 7 hours ago

Being licensed in one state, then moving to another state.. - 22 Replies

I'm licensed in Texas, but plan on moving to Kentucky, would I have to retake the test or can my license transfer over?


Updated 22 days ago

Do you get sufficient practical training via Online Vet Tech Schools ? - 24 Replies

Ashworth is a very new program, so it's going to be hard to judge it. It doesn't have AVMA accreditation yet and doesn't have any student outcomes...


Updated 23 days ago

Best/Worst Distance Learning Vet Tech Schools? - 608 Replies

You can get an AS here in a handful of things for about $5,000 total, and a BA at a small school for about $10,000, and big or private school for...


Updated 25 days ago

Veterinary Technician degree and Physical Therapist Assistant degree at the same time? - 6 Replies

[QUOTE who="Dog Mom in Las Vegas, Nevada"]I am just curious what you ended up doing? I myself have felt it is time to transition and am slightly...


Updated 1 month ago

Help I fear burn out - 1 Reply

Networking is going to be key to finding something different. Get in touch with your the people you went to school with, or people in an association...


Updated 2 months ago

Decisions Vet Tech or Pre-Vet - 1 Reply

If your overall goal is to become a veterinarian, then VTI is a waste of time and money. Their program credits do not transfer so you would then...


Updated 3 months ago

Thinking about going to school to become a Vet Tech, questions & thoughts..?? - 102 Replies

No, Vetererinary Technical Institute is not an AVMA accredited program and will not meet the requirements for credentialing as a veterinary...


Updated 3 months ago

Cost of Online Vet Tech Programs - 13 Replies

As of last year (2016) when I contacted San Juan College regarding total cost of their online vet tech program, it is roughly $19,000.


San Juan or Cedar Valley online vet tech program?

I'm trying to decide between San Juan or Cedar Valley for a distance learning veterinarian technology program... thoughts, opinions??

Sara in Alamogordo, New Mexico

Updated 5 months ago

San Juan or St.Petersburg College for Associates in Vet Tech degree? - 2 Replies

I am trying to make a decision between San Juan and St.Petersburg College for Vet Tech degree. San Juan seems pretty good and I only have to take...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 5 months ago

Stethoscopes Ultrascope or Littmann cardiology IV? Which one are you using? - 1 Reply

What kind of stethoscope are you using as a Vet tech? Looking at either ultrascope or Litmann Cardiology IV? Or would you suggest a different one?

Josiez in Brooklyn, New York

Updated 6 months ago

How can i start my own vet clinic - 14 Replies

i'm thinking about going to school to be a veternary technician,but i don't want to work for nobody want to start my own clinic or animal shelter...

Rich in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Updated 6 months ago

Wanting to work in the USA - 67 Replies

Hey i'm a VT from australlia i have been a VT for 15yrs and was wondering what i need to do to be able to work in the UAS

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 7 months ago

Will AAS Vet Tech degree allow me to get into a DVM program? - 1 Reply

I've decided to make a career change from my current job to going back to school to become a Vet Tech. I currently have a Bachelor's of Science with...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 7 months ago

What are the PROS of being a Vet Tech - 10 Replies

I have signed up to go to the St. Louis Vet Tech Institute with Hickey school beginning the end of October. I've been unemployed for several months...

Leslie in Vancouver, Washington

Updated 8 months ago

What are the CONS of being a vet tech? - 155 Replies

I'm aware that the money isn't there, but that's not why people get into this business. Other than money, what are some of the cons of being a vet...

John Clements in Portland, Oregon

Updated 8 months ago

Has anyone here done a working interview? - 18 Replies

So I went in today and did a working interview for a clinic in Indy. Has anyone on here ever done one (I am assuming at least SOME people have,...

mhendrix in Fayetteville, Georgia

Updated 8 months ago

Endless job searching HELP - 1 Reply

I'm very stuck trying to find a new vet tech job. I graduated a AVMA accredited college and got my degree in veterinary technology and now...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 10 months ago

Interview for practicing Vet Techs-project - 15 Replies

Hi! I am doing a project for my intro to biomed class on starting a career as a Vet Tech, I would really appreciate if any practicing techs would...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 10 months ago

stuck in a rut - 1 Reply

I'm currently looking for a good veterinary assistant program onlinereferred that accepts fafsa....iI've talked to many programs and none accepted...

Nitefeatherz in Hernando, Florida

Salaries for certified vet tech in Florida???

Trying to find info online about it. I have been a licensed veterinary technician in New York (and certified in Florida) for 15 years and am making...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 12 months ago

degree with exotic animals - 1 Reply

i am a junior in college and getting my degree in wildlife/range management and minoring in animals science. i would love to work with animals and...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 13 months ago

I can't get financial aid for an AS, where can. I study? - 1 Reply

To start: my main career intention is to work directly with elephants in a sanctuary or related institution. I have been researching Vet Tech...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 13 months ago

Needing advice - 1 Reply

I've just finished with my GED and I'm interested in becoming a vet tech. Will I need to do general classes before I join a program?

Turtlesaver in San Diego, California

Updated 15 months ago

laws are slowly changing doctors putting a boundary between vet tech and vet assist - 74 Replies

Is it true that a vet assistant can't no longer take the exam no matter how long they been in the field. The person must attend college. Can they...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 15 months ago

Vet tech school good idea or no - 1 Reply

Today I was told by a former vet tech that its it's better not to waste time or money going to school to just find a clinic to train me, I need help...

Brj in Forney, Texas

Updated 16 months ago

Kinda scared to become a vet tech but love animals - 5 Replies

I wanna become a vet tech, just wanna know do yall love yalls job after years of doing it? Do yall get grossed out when seeing open wounds or cry...

Rebecca in Louisville, Colorado

Any room for moving up after being a vet tech for a while

Hello, I am just curious if anyone has any experience with moving up within a vet office after being a tech for a while? For example, someone...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 17 months ago

San Juan College Complaints & Transfer - 11 Replies

I was enrolled in San Juan because Penn Foster gave me high pressure sales tactics that I needed to commit to signing up and paying right now and I...

Kenzie in Dawsonville, Georgia

Lost on my Path

I graduated with a bachelor's degree in biology. I'm currently interning at a very small zoo (first month in for 6 months) where I pretty much watch...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 18 months ago

Role of RVTs in dental procedures - 1 Reply

I was wondering if anyone could clarify a few things for me, or direct me to someone who could. I am an RVT in the state of California, I was...

Melissa in Gresham, Oregon

Updated 18 months ago

How long should a dental procedure on a dog take? - 1 Reply

I work in a vet clinic and have recently started assisting with dental procudres. I was taught that a good and thorough dental cleaning on a dog/cat...


Updated 18 months ago

Getting hired - 16 Replies

I have absolutely no experience being a vet tech, but am very motivated to become one. I am seriously considering going to vet tech school. How can...

Sharon in Foley, Alabama

Updated 19 months ago

Why NOT to choose this profession. - 70 Replies

Ok i understand some people may have a different experience than my own, but I have seen this happen many times. I have been a licensed vet tech...

EH.LVT in Watchung, New Jersey

Updated 20 months ago

Bachelor programs online? - 21 Replies

So I am really wanting to extend my education and get my bachelor degree. Mainly because I want to specialize in emergency and critical care and I'm...

jazz in Walled Lake, Michigan

Updated 21 months ago

Any other RVT's annoyed by "veterinary assistants?" - 5 Replies

I am professionally licensed as a veterinary technician. I took my VTNE. I graduated from an accredited school. I worked my ass off in school and I...

Aushi in Salinasnull

Updated 22 months ago

Chances of getting a job? Unlicensed vet tech? Florida? - 4 Replies

So about a year ago I posted a question about AVMA accreditation and how I pretty much had no chance of going to a vet tech program that was...

Lorrie in Morehead, Kentucky


Has anyone had any experience with Banfield Pet Hospitals? I recently applied there but I'm not exactly sure if I'm fit for the environment - I've...

Shannon in Pekin, Illinois

Updated 23 months ago

online Pharmacies - 2 Replies

Hey guys. Im.just wondering g how many of you, currently in practice, utilize an online pharmacy. If you do, are you happy with it? If not, why? If...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 23 months ago

Should I take the interview? - 1 Reply

I recently graduated with my Associate's degree this past May. I am currently in the process of studying for my boards exam in December! I'm at a...

Zozo in Urbana, Illinois

Updated 24 months ago

College Graduate wanting to become vet tech - 31 Replies

I recently graduated from a four year university in sociology. I have a passion for animals and would like to become a vet tech. I am shadowing a vet...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 24 months ago

At a crossroads? What to do? - 1 Reply

I recently graduated from an accredited Vet Tech school with my Associate's in May. However, a week ago, I took the VTNE and failed. I'm not really...

JeniHazel in Lenexa, Kansas

British RVN searching employment in the US (Kansas City, MO)

I am a registered veterinary nurse (British Qualified and currently living in the UK) also with the higher education diploma in clinical veterinary...

JessieMac in Lakewood, California

Vet Tech School/Job Insight & Other advice in careers with animals

Hello, I know this has been hashed out many times, so sorry for the repeat, I just would like fresher and new information on the subject. I am a...

Laura (from vet tech to RN) in Kittanning, Pennsylvania

Updated 26 months ago

The truth about vet tech burnout - 2 Replies

With all the talk on this forum about the bad side of the career, I found this article pretty refreshing - good advice. Or do you think it's just...

tc45732 in Glouster, Ohio

Updated 28 months ago

looking for work!! - 2 Replies

I graduated an AVMA approved veterinary technician program in December 2014. i only have my externship experience and am having a really hard time...

wendy in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Chattanooga State Vet Tech program

Hello, I'm relocating to Chattanooga in the next few months and planning a career switch into Vet Tech. I've done my homework about the career,...

A C253 in Washington

Pierce college Puyallup vet tech program?

Hello! I have been reading and searching for Vet tech school and the closest one for me is Pierce College. I read its hard to keep a job with it...

vettech2015 in Epping, New Hampshire

Should I continue on to get my bachelors in veterinary technology or just stop at an associates?

I'm heading into my last semester of vet tech school at a local community college and will have my associates degree in May and I've been debating...

ShanMarie in Orlando, Florida

Chances of finding a job

So I am close to graduating and I worry that I lack the essential skills for being a CVT to find a job. Due to financial reasons I couldn't work at...

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