The Vet Tech Club (open to all Vet Tech students) meets Tuesday of every start week at 12:10 pm in the Vet Tech Lab.
Branch of the ASPCA for dealing with animal poisons.
Information on keeping cats healthy.
Studying for the Boards
How to Study from AAVSB (American Association of Veterinary State Boards)
Test Preparation from VIN (Veterinary Information Network)
Vet Tech FAQ
What is a Veterinary Technician?
The following is job description/profession information from the American Veterinary Medical Association. (AVMA):
In recent years, the profession of veterinary medicine has become ever more sophisticated and complex. The public expects state-of-the-art veterinary care for its animals. To provide high quality service, today’s veterinarians utilize the skills of trained professionals known as veterinary technicians.
If you care about animals, enjoy working with your hands, are good at basic math and decision-making, like working with people and handling a variety of responsibilities, then the challenging career of veterinary technology may be just right for you.
Duties and Responsibilities
The veterinary technician is an integral member of the veterinary health care team who has been educated in the care and handling of animals, the basic principles of normal and abnormal life processes, and in routine laboratory and clinical procedures. All veterinary technicians work under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian. While a veterinary technician can assist in performing a wide variety of tasks, they cannot diagnose, prescribe, perform surgery, or engage in any activity prohibited by a state’s practice act.
In Private Practice
A veterinary technician employed in a veterinary clinic or hospital handles many of the same responsibilities that nurses and other professionals perform for physicians. They are trained to:
- Obtain and record patient case histories
- Collect specimens and perform laboratory procedures
- Provide specialized nursing care
- Prepare animals, instruments, and equipment for surgery
- Assist in diagnostic, medical, and surgical procedures
- Expose and develop radiographs
- Advise and educate animal owners
- Supervise and train practice personnel
- Perform dental prophylaxes
In Biomedical Research
In addition to the responsibilities above, veterinary technicians employed in a biomedical research facility perform other duties under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian, a biomedical research worker, or other scientist:
- Supervise the humane care and handling of research animals
- Assist in the implementation of research projects
While the majority of veterinary technicians are employed in private practice, the demand for technicians is rapidly expanding to include new employment opportunities in both human and animal health-related fields such as:
|Biomedical research||Diagnostic laboratories|
|Colleges/Universities||Veterinary supply sales|
|Zoos and wildlife facilities||Humane societies and animal control facilities|
|Military service||Drug and feed manufacturing companies|
|Food safety inspection|
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Occupation Practice Tests
This guide covers all you need to know to get started as a veterinary technician. more info
A veterinary technician is a certified worker trained to assist a veterinarian. As more and more pet owners become willing to pay for advanced veterinary care, the profession will continue to grow significantly in the coming years. In order to begin your career in the field, you’ll first have to pass the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). This exam covers all aspects of working as a veterinary technician, including veterinary science, examination room and laboratory procedures, office skills, communication, and client relations.
This comprehensive test preparation book covers all you need to know to get started as a veterinary technician. It also provides a thorough review for the VTNE, with everything you need to pass this challenging exam, including:
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This is the first of two instantly scored practices that will help you prepare for the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE). Certification as a Veterinary Technician demonstrates that an individual meets the national knowledge and competence standards of veterinary technician practice.
This first practice contains 100 multiple-choice questions. The official computer-based VTNE will consist of 225 questions, 200 of which are scored and 25 of which are pretested for possible use on future exams. For both of these practices, you may use a calculator and scrap paper. This practice offers:
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Get even more preparation for the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE). Certification as a Veterinary Technician demonstrates that an individual meets the national knowledge and competence standards of veterinary technician practice.
This second practice contains 100 multiple-choice questions. The official computer-based VTNE will consist of 225 questions, 200 of which are scored and 25 of which are pretested for possible use on future exams. For this practice, you may use a calculator and scrap paper. This practice offers:
- 100 multiple-choice questions designed to familiarize examinees with the content of the official VTNE
- Instant online scoring and detailed answer explanations
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Nancy Killeen, BS,RVT
Department Chair – Veterinary Technology
Brown Mackie College – Cincinnati
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