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What are the PROS of being a Vet Tech

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...


Updated 8 days ago

vet tech career & continuing education - 1 Reply

Points to consider: VTI is going to be adding around $30K to your educational costs and very likely the credits will not transfer towards a...


Updated 15 days ago

Questions for Practicing Vet Techs - 1 Reply

I would recommend contacting your state veterinary technician association. I could answer questions, however I'm not currently working in a...


Updated 21 days ago

Licensed Veterinary Technician still unemployed, will renewing the license be worth it? - 1 Reply

That will depend on whether or not you will continue to look for veterinary technology positions even after you "take something else". If you are...


Updated 22 days ago

Continuing Education question for veterinary technicians - 1 Reply

It is always a good idea to simply contact the licensing board directly and get answers to your questions about renewal. They are the ones who set...


Updated 28 days ago

No choices but a non accredited school - 1 Reply

Basically you have said that all options are out except attending the program that isn't currently accredited. Since you can't work at this point,...


Updated 1 month ago

Just startes my first tech job.... - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas"]This is a common issue, especially in a very small practice and if the "techs" are not credentialed and...


Updated 1 month ago

Best/Worst Distance Learning Vet Tech Schools? - 546 Replies

[QUOTE who="QueenCowgirl12 in Freeport, Maine"]So I am currently enrolled in course through Penn Foster, I have to say that I happen to love this...


Updated 1 month ago

What are the CONS of being a vet tech? - 150 Replies

I started working at as a vet assistant when I was 17. I worked at a few different vet offices around the country one in CT one in VA and a small one...


Updated 1 month ago

Vet Tech schools in cnetral ohio - 1 Reply

I know this was posted over a year ago. Columbus State is by far the best program in Ohio right now. They have one of the highest pass rates for the...


Updated 1 month ago

Can I still do this job if I'm little? - 1 Reply

Everyone has their physical limitations, so there may be some things that others can do that you can't or can't do as well, but that doesn't mean...


Updated 2 months ago

Thinking about going to school to become a Vet Tech, questions & thoughts..?? - 74 Replies

Your mother is right, you should stick with the closer school for your associates degree so that you don't run up a huge college tuition debt. Then...


Updated 3 months ago

Would anyone actually recommend this career? - 3 Replies

Ask Erika and KAT have already pointed out, this really is a calling and whether it's right for you is a very personal decision. There are...


Updated 3 months ago

VTNE ( Boards Exam) - 29 Replies

[QUOTE who="loridvm in Glendale, Arizona"]In regards to the above comments, VetTechPrep was specifically designed for vet techs or students studying...


Updated 3 months ago

Wanting to work in the USA - 49 Replies

[QUOTE who="CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas"]In order to work as a veterinary technician in Arkansas you must meet the credentialing requirements which...


Updated 3 months ago

Any other RVT's annoyed by "veterinary assistants?" - 4 Replies

First, remember that assistants are an important part of a veterinary health care team. There are too many jobs that need doing in a practice in a...


Updated 5 months ago

Veterinary Work Environment - 4 Replies

I've been a technician for a little under a year and have had to put up with an abusive boss. Our vet calls her employees several rude names, throws...


Can Anyone Recommend a Distance Learning Vet Tech College? St Petersburg, Cedar Valley, Purdue?

Is anyone enrolled with a online distance learning vet tech program they like? St Petersbur, Cedar Valley, or Purdue? I had a terrible exp with SJC...


Updated 5 months ago

San Juan College Complaints & Transfer - 7 Replies

[QUOTE who="CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas"]What office did you contact to get your transfer credits confirmed? And have you contacted more than one...


Updated 5 months ago

Becoming a Vet Tech Online - 7 Replies

You know, I was involved in No Kill rescue with small local rescues (the humane societies and animal control here just kill kill kill so there was...


Updated 5 months ago

I can't be the only one! Should I continue my education in this profession? - 1 Reply

If you are this far in, I would finish. Just one more year! For me, I don't make enough working in a clinic to be able to afford my bills now much...


Updated 6 months ago

Vet Tech Schools in St. Louis Mo - 1 Reply

I would contact your state veterinary technician association and see what their opinion is. Also ask the schools to put you in touch with one of...


Updated 6 months ago

Vet Tech Institute - 20 Replies

I emailed Mike, the director of VTI, to cancel my admissions application. I asked in the email if I went there, if my credits would transfer -- he...


Invitation to take a Survey about continuing education

Hello, I’m an RVT from Texas enrolled in the Veterinary Technology Bachelors Degree Program at Tarleton State University. I would like to request...


Updated 9 months ago

How can i start my own vet clinic - 7 Replies

Funny enough some expierence in this subject. Vets go through 8 plus sometimes 9 years and upwards depending on undergrad and placements. It is not...


Vet tech schools in IL?

Any recommendations for schools in IL? Only accredited ones please. And I do know the list so the schools are kinds limited. What are your views on...


What are the PROs of becoming a Veterinary Technician?

I keep searching around for the pros and cons of becoming a vet tech but only seem to come across cons. There are many sources that almost seem to...


Updated 10 months ago

Question re: being a Vet Tech and different schools in PA - 5 Replies

Thank you Cindy for answering my questions and for all the information you provided. I feel like I have pretty good insight into the profession now,...


Updated 10 months ago

How to be a vet tech? - 8 Replies

[QUOTE who="Vet Asst in Long Beach, California"]Thanks, Amanda. This site does have good info. Did you notice that Vet Asst salaries are listed as...


Updated 11 months ago

Being licensed in one state, then moving to another state.. - 12 Replies

Check the Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine's website for instructions and applicable forms. You...

Diane Blake

Updated 13 months ago

Is going to school to have the vet tech degree worth it? - 2 Replies

Cindy is right, Pay will vary from practice to practice and of course your skill will be an important factor down the line. I work for Athens...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 13 months ago

Non-Clinic/Hospital jobs out there for CVTs? - 1 Reply

I worked as a Veterinary Assistant for 4 years and I have some college education in Veterinary Technology but after deciding I did not want to work...

Brian in Port Chester, New York

Updated 14 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...

msmelvet27 in Garnerville, New York

Updated 15 months ago

Vet Tech with DWI in NY? - 2 Replies

I have a four year degree and am thinking about Vet Tech school. Is it even a possibility for someone like me with a DWI misdemeanor of a few months...

RSS1021 in POMPANO BEACH, Florida

Updated 16 months ago

Show me the money... - 90 Replies

What are typical veterinary technician salaries? Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this...

KATtheDogLover in Long Beach, California

Updated 17 months ago

The truth about vet tech burnout - 1 Reply

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...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 17 months ago

Cost of Online Vet Tech Programs - 8 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...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 17 months ago

Help Finding A Vet Tech School ! - 1 Reply

I am going to be 18 in 2014, and I have decided to pursue a career and become a veterinary technician, after I graduate from high school. I have...

Meig in Fox Lake, Illinois

Updated 18 months ago

Question for students in San Juan's Distance Learning Veterinary Tech program - 1 Reply

Hello, I'm a sophomore at a technical college in my area and I'm looking to transfer into San Juan's Distance Learning Veterinary Tech program. I...

Meig in Fox Lake, Illinois

Updated 18 months ago

Why NOT to choose this profession. - 71 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...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 18 months ago

Getting ahead... - 15 Replies

What is the best training for becoming a hirable veterinary technician? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an...

KAT the Dog Lover in Long Beach, California

Updated 20 months ago

Job interview for vet assistant, non-certified VT job - 22 Replies

So, I am interviewing for a vet assistant job and was wondering what to expect. I have not worked in a vet office in any capacity although I have...

RDA student in San Ramon, California

Updated 20 months ago

What's a good Veterinary Technician/Assistant school? - 4 Replies

Hi all, I've just moved to SF area from NY. I have been working in IT in for last 8 years. I have always been an animal lover and I have always...

Christy in Manhattan, Kansas

Updated 21 months ago

Starting my own business - 2 Replies

Hi, I'm about to start my business as a self-employed technician. Unfortunately, I cannot afford to rent an office. The overhead is too high....

KAT the Dog Lover in Long Beach, California

Updated 22 months ago

Resume Advice - 1 Reply

I'm starting the program at San Juan in January, and I'm so excited! From what I've read, many people from the program have difficulty finding a...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 22 months ago

Does anyone know where I can find free Vet Tech assignments? - 2 Replies

Not course material, just assignments like "match the term to the definition" or "what do you do if this happens?", etc. Answer checklist would be...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 22 months ago

Do I need these courses for my Associates degree at San Juan? - 4 Replies

I'm going to do their distance learning vet tech program. Do I HAVE to complete these courses or are they simply recommended? General Studies...

Minh in Oakland, California

Veterinary assistant at Boston Reed College

I would love to become an RVT, but there is no local college that offer the program. Carrington College is too expensive and has many negative...

Moos in Clermont, Florida

Updated 22 months ago

Starting school at age 55... - 3 Replies

I would like to know if anyone else has pursued this in their fifties as I am goiong to. I have raised beef for the past 15 years and have done much...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 22 months ago

Pharmacy Math - 2 Replies

I need help with vet math. Can anyone help or refer, direct or answer my question? I need steps shown. I need to know the formula. order: 1000 ml...

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