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Updated 4 days ago

Best/Worst Distance Learning Vet Tech Schools? - 617 Replies

Read the comments that people have posted here. Anyone can take online classes. That's why it's online. I went to SJC online for 2 years. I felt the...


Updated 1 month ago

Being licensed in one state, then moving to another state.. - 26 Replies

Thank you so much for the help! Merry Christmas!


Updated 1 month ago

What are the CONS of being a vet tech? - 159 Replies

[QUOTE who="Brittany in Winter Haven, Florida"]I LOVE animals they are my passion, I'd rather deal with them then most humans & would LOVE to work...


Updated 1 month ago

Any other RVT's annoyed by "veterinary assistants?" - 6 Replies

"hahaha, you're bitter because you spent money on schooling when you really don't have to to make about the same money as someone off the street....


Updated 1 month ago

Why NOT to choose this profession. - 71 Replies

You don't get paid well, the Veterinarians treat you like dirt. The clients abuse you. There are no benefits and the schedule sucks. Overall I...


Advice for getting vet related experience prior to vet tech program application

I've recently become interested in Vet tech work and after looking into programs, I've found that most programs at universities near me require a...


Updated 2 months ago

Getting hired - 18 Replies

What feedback have you had from the practices that you applied to?

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 3 months ago

What's the shortest amount of time you have worked for a veterinary clinic? - 1 Reply

I have read a lot about the lack of respect vet techs and assistants get from doctors and management in their clinics. I have also read about techs...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 3 months ago

Is a Vet Tech degree necessary? - 1 Reply

I currently work as a vet assistant and I am considering furthering my education and getting my AS in Vet Tech. When I decided I was interested in...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 3 months ago

Thinking about going to school to become a Vet Tech, questions & thoughts..?? - 104 Replies

I am 21 years old. I have just finished up my general studies & I am deciding on either going to a 2 year program to become a vet tech or going to a...

Stephanie in Westerville, Ohio

School Project - Need to Interview a Vet Tech

Hi! I'm in an online degree program to become a veterinary technician. I currently have a school project that I'm working on where I need to...

Joan Stewart in Los Angeles, California

Vet Tech with Canine Rehabilitation Specialty

Hello, Can anyone please tell me how much a vet tech with a canine rehabilitation certificate makes per hour? Is it possible to work full time at...

isabellacvt in Lancaster, Massachusetts

Updated 4 months ago

Bachelor programs online? - 22 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...

Smith283 in California

Updated 4 months ago

Purdue University or San Juan College ? - 11 Replies

Hello, im trying to decide which one of these two schools are better for an online program (vet tech), if Purdue or San Juan. Ive read amazing things...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 5 months ago

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

Hi Everyone, Just like a lot of other future vet tech's here I am also looking into online Vet Tech programs, which are my only option to become a...

vettech1 in Collegeville, Pennsylvania

Updated 5 months ago

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

I realize this question might seem odd. I have come to a point in my life where I am looking for a new career. I have had certificates in the...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 6 months ago

Help I fear burn out - 1 Reply

So I have only been a CVT for 2 years. That's it just 2 years. I started in emergency medicine and it was great I learned a lot really fast then I...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 8 months ago

Decisions Vet Tech or Pre-Vet - 1 Reply

Hi, my current situation is I was suppose to go to Delaware State University to pursue my dream in being a Veterinarian. I had a great scholarship...

Bethany in Spring Hill, Florida

Updated 8 months ago

Cost of Online Vet Tech Programs - 13 Replies

i'm trying to find out the cost of the vet tech programs out there, i see people sayong about "hidden fees" and such... but can't really find a...


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 10 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 10 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 11 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 11 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 12 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 13 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...

John Clements in Portland, Oregon

Updated 13 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 13 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 15 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 15 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 18 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 18 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 19 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 20 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 20 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 21 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 22 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 23 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 23 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...

Aushi in Salinasnull

Updated 27 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 28 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 28 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 29 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 29 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...

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