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Updated 13 days ago

Best/Worst Distance Learning Vet Tech Schools? - 597 Replies

Try asking each school to put you in contact with 1 current and 1 past student. That is the best way to contact people from a particular program.


Updated 18 days ago

Being licensed in one state, then moving to another state.. - 19 Replies

[QUOTE who="MariJ in Edmond, Oklahoma"]My boyfriend is currently working on getting his plumbing license here in Oklahoma . But we want to move back...


Updated 21 days ago

How can i start my own vet clinic - 14 Replies

[QUOTE who="Josiez in Brooklyn, New York"]You are right luaren .im going to school to become a veterinarian.i want to start my own business but what...


Updated 29 days ago

Wanting to work in the USA - 67 Replies

[QUOTE who="Megs in Sydney, Australia"]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...


Updated 1 month ago

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

For credentialing, an AS or AAS in veterinary technology is all that is necessary. That is not sufficient to earn acceptance to a veterinary medical...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 4 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 4 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...

Billybibjonpaul smithereenstoningtin in Bayville, New York

Updated 5 months ago

Cost of Online Vet Tech Programs - 12 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...

IslandGirl in Nanaimo, British Columbia

Updated 5 months ago

Veterinary Technician degree and Physical Therapist Assistant degree at the same time? - 4 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 7 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...

Briannalee12 in Angleton, Texas

Updated 7 months ago

Thinking about going to school to become a Vet Tech, questions & thoughts..?? - 99 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...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 7 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 7 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 9 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 9 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 10 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 11 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 12 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 12 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 13 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 13 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 14 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 16 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 16 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 17 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 17 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 18 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 18 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...

Meghann in Saint Louis, Missouri

Updated 19 months ago

Do you get sufficient practical training via Online Vet Tech Schools ? - 22 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...

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 21 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 22 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...

anjaru in Tampa Bay, Florida

Need to Interview a Vet Tech (For Homework)

Hello, everyone. I'm currently taking a Veterinary Assistant course. I have a homework that requires me to interview a vet tech. I have a set of...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 26 months ago

Can I be a Vet Tech with one DUI and Leaving the scene? - 1 Reply

I just got one DUI and leaving the scene conviction. I blew a .082 then 30 seconds later blew a .057 so I believe that the machine was not calibrated...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 27 months ago

How challenging is vet tech school? Is it worth it? - 1 Reply

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...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 27 months ago

Vet technician in the us - 1 Reply

Hey everyone I need your assistant. I am about to start vetrenerian technician and I'm thinking to move to the stats, NY. Is my certification that...

CindyRVT in Henderson, Texas

Updated 27 months ago

Is getting a Bachelor's degree for Vet Techs worth it? - 2 Replies

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....

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