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Obtaining A Vet Tech Education With Grants and Scholarships

Becoming a veterinary technician is an attractive career path for a number of reasons. Whether the student is newly graduated and entering the job market for the first time, or is an already employed individual who is seeking to transition to a more rewarding career, the veterinary technician is an attractive employment option. The Steps […]

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Unsure About Being a Vet Tech? Volunteer or Seek an Entry-Level Position First

Have you been thinking about becoming a veterinary technician but are unsure if the career will suit you? If so, why not consider trying out a related volunteer or entry-level position first? There are several of these positions, and some of the most popular ones are described here. Veterinary Assistants Although many people use the […]

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How Much Do Canadian Veterinary Techs Make

The Canadian Vet Tech and Earning Potentials Becoming a Canadian veterinary technician can be an excellent choice for those individuals who are currently interested in an animal-centered career. Due to the growing need for highly qualified professionals, both for private and public organizations, the veterinary care field is showing robust and sustained growth in Canada. […]

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Is There a Difference Between Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Technologists?

Have you been thinking about training for a career in veterinary technology? If you have, you may have heard of such terms as veterinary technician and veterinary technologist. However, do you know what each of these terms mean and if there are any differences between them? What is Veterinary Technology? Before explaining the differences between […]

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Best Tips for Asking for a Pay Raise

Do you want a bigger salary, but it is looking like it is not going to happen unless you ask for it? Perhaps the most common reason people do not get the raises they want is because they simply do not ask for one. Why is it that employees do not ask for salary increases? […]

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What Happens If You Forget to Renew Your License?

Veterinary technicians are professionals who provide basic medical care to animals in veterinary clinics, hospitals and a variety of other facilities. Because of the nature of their work, they are required to undergo formal training and maintain continuous licensing. However, there may be times when people forget to renew their licenses on time. If you […]

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Careers in Transition: Moving From A Career In Nursing To A Vet Tech

Many registered nurses (RNs) find themselves developing an interest in entering another field at some point during their professional career. While nursing is a well-compensated and respected field, it is also one that suffers from a high degree of job-related stress. For this reason, many nurses find themselves suffering burnout in the course of their […]

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5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Embarking On A Vet Tech Career

If you are like many other people today and are thinking about becoming a veterinary technician, you may think that loving animals is the only thing that is necessary to work in this lucrative field. Unfortunately, you need more than a love for animals to be successful as a vet tech. In fact, there are […]

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Veterinary Technician to Veterinarian: Is it Possible?

Are you a veterinary technician who would like to become a veterinarian? Have you been wondering whether or not your vet tech training and experience can be applied towards a doctor of veterinary medicine program? While some people say that vet tech degrees and work experience can be applied to a DVM program, others say […]

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Change Of Career Direction Q And A

Here at the Vet Tech Guide we get quite a few questions. We’re not always able to answer all of them for many reasons, but we can in some cases answer questions and/or  direct readers to where they can get them answered. Question: I am currently in my last semester in college and will be […]

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Volunteering Guide For Veterinary Technicians

Considerations on Volunteering as a Vet Tech Becoming a veterinary technician can be an excellent step for those individuals wishing to enter into a dependable and well-compensated career in the veterinary care sector. In fact, the continuing emphasis many Americans place on obtaining high quality care for their beloved companion animals ensures that this field […]

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What are Some Career Limits for Vet Techs

Becoming a vet tech can be an excellent career choice for those individuals who are interested in working in America’s fast growing veterinary care field. By choosing to become a certified or licensed vet tech an individual can enjoy a secure career that is both professionally and personally rewarding. However, there are certain career limits […]

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Educational Choices and Preparing to Enter a Veterinary Technology Program

For many students, preparing to enter a vet tech program can be an intimidating process. However, there are a number of steps a student can take to ensure that they are ready and qualified to enter and complete a veterinary technician program. From high school on, a student can build the foundation for those specialized […]

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What Types of Jobs Can Be Found In A Zoo Or Wildlife Refuge?

Zoos, wildlife parks and wildlife refuges play a vital role in preserving America and the world’s wildlife. In many cases, these institutions may be the last remaining hope for the long-term survival of endangered species. In addition, zoos and refuges play an important role in educating the American people about various types of animals and […]

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What Do Vet Techs Wear On The Job

Vet Techs and Clothing The American animal care sector is showing strong and sustained growth. Many Americans consider their companion animals just as deserving of high quality health care as the human members of their family. Because of this, veterinary technicians are finding themselves in greater demand than ever before. However, one important part of […]

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