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Advancing as an RVT

I am at a cross road here. I am considering going through an RVT program. However, it seems like there is no room for advancement in the field....


Is getting a Bachelor's degree for Vet Techs worth it?

Hi I am in highschool and have had to think about applying for colleges and career choices. I was thinking about becoming a Veterinary Technician....


How challenging is vet tech school? Is it worth it?

Hello! I am 22 years old and have been considering for a long time going to school, to become a licensed vet technician. What has held me back all...

Dog Mom

Updated 8 days ago

Veterinary Technician degree and Physical Therapist Assistant degree at the same time? - 3 Replies

I am just curious what you ended up doing? I myself have felt it is time to transition and am slightly older than yourself. I also have looked at...


Updated 10 days ago

Best/Worst Distance Learning Vet Tech Schools? - 547 Replies

[QUOTE who="Mars007 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin"]I've been asking about Purdue for months and Cedar Valley and St. Peters as well, but have yet to get a...


Updated 11 days ago

Veterinary Work Environment - 6 Replies

In my experience, these types of behaviors are able to spring up in many privately owned clinics because of lack of oversight. Small places of...


Updated 11 days ago

Would anyone actually recommend this career? - 4 Replies

Another consideration - many people might find themselves unhappy with this career because of unrealistic expectations and little real world...


Updated 17 days ago

Thinking about going to school to become a Vet Tech, questions & thoughts..?? - 76 Replies

"Delhi and Canton both have Vet Tech degrees but the latter carries the bachelor I was striving for. Delhi has an Associates and from reading the...


Updated 1 month ago

Pharmacy Math - 3 Replies

The doctor’s order reads start 1 liter of Plasmalyte with 2.5% dextrose. How much Plasmalyte do you remove? And how much Dextrose do you add...


Updated 1 month ago

What are the PROS of being a Vet Tech - 4 Replies

[QUOTE who="Ida in Baldwinsville, New York"]Hi, I have a question. Id to become a Vet Tech and Ive been thinking seriously to go for it, problem is I...

Anne Marie

Updated 2 months ago

Wanting to work in the USA - 50 Replies

Hi There !! Can anyone help me? I want to work in the USA as a veterinary technician. I have an Agricultural College Degree (4 years), an...


Updated 3 months ago

Starting school at age 55... - 4 Replies

I'm just entering the field after a lifetime of work and life with horses, dogs and cats. I see I'm not alone.


Updated 3 months ago

San Juan College Complaints & Transfer - 8 Replies

I'm not at all happy to hear that Sherry was unsure as to whether a given course would transfer or when. If she doesn't know, who will? This does...

nickyl in Loma Linda, California

Updated 3 months ago

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

nickyl in Loma Linda, California

Carrington Vet Tech Program - Pomona

Hey there, I will be starting the vet tech program in Pomona in October and wanted to get some feedback from those who have attended the program...

kcharn in Woodland Hills, California

Updated 3 months ago

Bachelor programs online? - 18 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...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 4 months ago

vet tech career & continuing education - 1 Reply

Okay so I was in a 4 year university studying animal science to become a vet, but I'm being held back because of my math grades preventing me to...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 4 months ago

Questions for Practicing Vet Techs - 1 Reply

As part of an assignment for one of my classes, I need to interview a practicing vet tech. I have a call in to my vet's office to interview one of...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 4 months ago

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

Even though I graduated from college with a Bachelor's degree for Veterinary Medical Technology, passed the VTNE in December 2012 and licensed since...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 4 months ago

Continuing Education question for veterinary technicians - 1 Reply

I have a question for veterinary technicians especially in South Carolina, the continuing education credits for South Carolina are 10 hours, but 5 of...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 4 months ago

No choices but a non accredited school - 1 Reply

So I'm in Puerto Rico. The only school that offers a Vet Tech course accredited by the AVMA is 1 1/2 hour away, a 3 hour trip everyday, which I...

Shan in Cocoa Beach, Florida

Updated 5 months ago

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

So here it is I started my first tech job in May . So I have only worked there for a little over one month and part time at that, about two days a...

AgilityRunner in Dayton, Ohio

Updated 5 months ago

Vet Tech schools in cnetral ohio - 1 Reply

Looking for some direction on a good vet tech school in the Columbus ohio area. The 2 that look the most promising are Columbus state community...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 5 months ago

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

I understand this is a very physically demanding job. I'm 21 years old and only 5 feet tall and weigh less than 90 pounds. Heavy lifting is something...


Updated 6 months ago

VTNE ( Boards Exam) - 29 Replies

Hello, I graduate this year from college with a degree in Veterinary Technology and I'm now taking my state boards again for the second time. I was...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 7 months ago

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

Mars007 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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...

Mars007 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Updated 9 months ago

Becoming a Vet Tech Online - 7 Replies

Hi, I want to become a vet tech, mainly to work for humane societies and rescues. I've been researching schools for a while, and there seems to be a...

Mars007 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Updated 9 months ago

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

Hello fellow certified and non-certified vet techs. I have never posted anything in my life but I feel that I am not the only person in this...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 9 months ago

Vet Tech Schools in St. Louis Mo - 1 Reply

I am currently laid off and have given some consideration to going back to school to be a Vet Tech because I love animals. I have toured Brown...

LindseyM81 in Texas

Updated 10 months ago

Vet Tech Institute - 20 Replies

I was wondering if I could get anyone's opinion on VTI? Pros and cons. Be honest! I am considering on enrolling there for their October class. Any...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

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...

eagertofly in Antrim, United Kingdom

Updated 13 months ago

How can i start my own vet clinic - 7 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...

Reeane in Gurnee, Illinois

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...

Ashley in Glen Allen, Virginia

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...

Katiebeegee in Springfield, Pennsylvania

Updated 14 months ago

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

Hi everyone, I had some questions about being a Vet Tech. I had previously posted on Indeed about being a medical esthetician but after some...

ChristinaK in Dallas, Texas

Updated 14 months ago

How to be a vet tech? - 8 Replies

I'm sixteen years old. I've always wanted to be a vet tech. I'm just confused as to what to do to become one. I know you only have to go to school...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 15 months ago

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

So I am currently an RVT in Indiana. Let's say I were to move to Michigan. I know I would have to take their law exam to become an RVT or LVT,...

Diane Blake in Atlanta, Georgia

Updated 17 months ago

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

I have been thinking of going back to school to get the two year degree, but how much do vet techs with these degrees make? I don't want to go...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 17 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 17 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 19 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 20 months ago

Show me the money... - 89 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 22 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 22 months ago

Why NOT to choose this profession. - 68 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 22 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 24 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...

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