Veterinary Technology

Department Chair

Nancy Killeen


513.672.1969

nkilleen@brownmackie.edu

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.

SCHOLARSHIPS

http://www.oxbowanimalhealth.com/community/oxbow_academy/scholarships

 AKC/Hartz Veterinary Technician Scholarship Program

http://classic.akc.org/vetoutreach/vet_tech_scholarship.cfm

 http://azvt.org/scholarship.htm

WEBSITES

Veterinary Resources LibGuides

American Cat Fanciers Association

American Kennel Club

American Veterinary Association

Animal Poison Control Center

Flash Card Machine

VetMed Team

Branch of the ASPCA for dealing with animal poisons.

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

AVMA- Becoming a Veterinary Technician

Companion Animal Parasite Council

Companion Animal Parasite Council – Pets and Parasites

Horses & Horse Information

Humane Society of St. Joseph County

Kittytest.com

Information on keeping cats healthy.

Veterinary Technicians and Assistants Resource Center

Petfinder.com

VetClassifieds.com

Studying for the Boards

How to Study from AAVSB (American Association of Veterinary State Boards)

Test Preparation from VIN (Veterinary Information Network)

Zuku Review

VetTech Study Guide

DATABASES

National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America

National Center for Infectious Diseases – Health Pets, Healthy People

  PubMed Central- A free archive of life sciences journals

Scirus- For scientific information only

 U.S. Department of Labor- Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

Vet Tech FAQ

What is a Veterinary Technician?

The following is job description/profession information from the American Veterinary Medical Association. (AVMA):

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.

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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

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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

Career Opportunities 

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  

More websites:

http://www.aavsb.org/VTNE/HowToStudy/

http://www.vin.com/CE/TECH120-0411_VSPN.htm

http://zukureview.com

http://www.vetmedteam.com

www.vettechprep.com

www.cincinnatilibrary.org – Databases – LearningExpressLibrary

 

Occupation Practice Tests

Veterinary Technician Exam

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:

  • Comprehensive review chapters covering all major VTNE content areas
  • Two full-length veterinary technician practice exams with detailed answer explanations
  • Expert tips for relieving anxiety on test day and increasing test performance
  • A complete glossary of all key terms and acronyms you will find on the exam

Veterinary Technician Practice 1

This is the first of two instantly scored practices that will help you prepare for the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE). more info

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:

  • 100 multiple-choice questions designed to familiarize examinees with the content of the official VTNE.
  • Instant online scoring and detailed answer explanations

Veterinary Technician Practice 2

Get even more preparation for the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) with this instantly scored, 100-question practice. more info

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

College Preparation

Test-Taking Skills Improvement

Test-Taking Power Strategies

Prepare yourself for ANY kind of test, learn the secrets to scoring higher and overcoming anxiety, and discover your personal learning style… more info

Taking a test can be nerve-wracking, especially when your future is riding on the results. And any kind of test—from high-stakes academic tests to career qualification exams—can be faced successfully with Test-Taking Power Strategies.

Simple but invaluable tips to ace any test:

  • the most effective ways to memorize
  • the 5 classic methods to overcome test anxiety
  • the right (and wrong) way to cram
  • the 10 most common test-day problems—and solutions
  • how test makers try to distract you
  • how to become an educated guesser
  • how to predict the subjects for essay questions in advance

More Essential Features and Strategies:

  • Exclusive reviews covering critical basic writing skills for taking essay exams
  • Practice with various kinds of test questions
  • Help with real-world problems, such as anxiety and insufficient preparation time

ALSO Available in this database……..

Visual Communication

The pages of Visual Communication are full of proven techniques for mastering visual literacy… more info

Each day, the amazing innovations of technology are working to make our world smaller and smaller. Visual literacy—the capacity to recognize and understand ideas through signs and symbols—is quickly becoming one of the most important abilities of communicating, learning, and understanding. On standardized tests, vocational exams, and in the workplace, “document”or “visual” literacy is a growing area of assessment, and increasingly, students and employees are being measured on this as an essential area of multiple intelligence. With Visual Communication, you’ll master the techniques for using and understanding visual literacy by:

  • learning to read and utilize maps, tables, graphs, charts, diagrams, schematics, blueprints, and whiteprints
  • finding out how to create effective visual communication tools
  • Getting tips on presenting a graphically convincing case for your ideas
  • discovering how to use visual communication in everyday life to improve your message and get your point across
  • tracking information, explaining data, and solving problems graphically
  • navigating the computer world with ease and learning to incorporate valuable tools like Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint into your work

Plus, Visual Communication: Understanding Maps, Charts, Diagrams, and Schematics includes hundreds of examples and ideas for projects to build skills on your own!

Nancy Killeen, BS,RVT

Department Chair – Veterinary Technology

Brown Mackie College – Cincinnati

1011 Glendale-Milford Rd

Cincinnati, OH 45215

office – 513-672-1969

nkilleen@brownmackie.edu

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