1. Home
Send to a Friend via Email

Career and Schooling Information

Learn about various careers working with animals - veterinarians, veterinary technicians, alternate careers (i.e. zookeeping) and how to find the training you need to achieve the career you want.
  1. Classifieds_Resume_Help (0)
  2. Veterinary_Schools_and_Universities (39)
  3. Veterinary_Associations_Organizations (29)
  4. Online_Learning_Veterinary_Medicine (43)
  5. Software (9)
  6. Vet_Finders (5)
  7. Non_profit_Organizations (16)

Meet Elliott Garber DVM, MPH
Meet About.com Guest Author - Elliott Garber DVM, MPH

Veterinary Careers - Army Veterinarian
Meet Elliott Graber DVM MPH, a veterinarian who is in the army. Graber has traveled the world taking care of many types of animals and educating people about zoonotic diseases. Dr. Graber details what his life is like as a veterinarian and active duty officer in the United States Army.

Life as a Veterinary Technician
Veterinary Technicians perform a wide variety of tasks in practice. Like veterinarians, they may choose to specialize. In this interview, meet Melissa Spooner, LVT, VTS (Behavior), BS, KPA-CTP of Oakland Veterinary Referral Services who is one of only 11 Academy of Behavior techs in the US. Learn what a "typical" day is like for Melissa in a...

Life as a Veterinary Technician
Like veterinarians, veterinary technicians may choose to specialize in an area of medicine or surgery. In this interview, meet Lisa Randon RVT VTS (Anesthesia) of Allandale Veterinary Hospital in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Lisa has completed additional training and certification in veterinary anesthesia. Lisa teaches and writes about anesthesia...

Long Distance Learning
Earn your Veterinary Technology degree on campus or via the web

Book Review: Social Media for Veterinary Professionals
These days, veterinary practices, like all businesses, need to be online. Not having the time, money, or skills to create a web site or manage social media is no excuse, because whether you are online or not, your clients are. And they are talking about your practice. This book, authored by veterinary practice manager Brenda Tassava CVPM CVJ,...

Meet Ahna Brutlag DVM
Meet Ahna Brutlag DVM Guest Author for About.com

Featured and favorite veterinary practice web sites
Years ago I started a "Featured Practices" area of this site. It was a way to view many types of veterinary practice web sites from around the world. Some sites were submitted to me, and some I found on my own, but it wasn't a competition. It was just a way to to showcase different practices. Now it is your turn. Show off your favorite...

Vet School Diaries
Vet School Diaries - True Life Veterinary School

Anatomy of a great veterinary clinic web site
I started designing web sites in 1997. Good web design tools were virtually non existent and it was frustrating at times, but I was hooked. The Internet has evolved much since then, and I have learned a lot. Back then, a web site for a veterinary hospital was a novelty. Now it is a necessity. Let's look at what makes a veterinary practice web site useful to viewers and to the practice it…

Meet Richard Young DVM, ABVP
Richard Young DVM ABVP is a veterinarian in Fort Worth, Texas who I "met" on Twitter. Dr Young has a talent for taking great photos of his patients and pairing them with clever captions and interesting veterinary information. He does this all with a sense of humor, too.

My Interview with Jenna Stregowski, RVT Guide to Dogs
Each year, the second week of October is designated National Veterinary Technician Week by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA). In honor of this celebration, I interviewed Jenna Stregowski, RVT, a vet tech and fellow About.com Guide to Dogs for her perspective on the veterinary technician career.

Veterinary Technician Salaries - can love and money coexist
The topic of veterinary technician salaries is a hotly debated one on this site. Is love of animals enough? Factoring in the cost of a formal vet tech education (versus on-the-job training), is this a career with adequate income for the level of training and responsibility?

Tell us about your veterinary or vet tech school
Questions about veterinary schools and veterinary technology programs are common on this site. Each school has different strengths and weaknesses. Schools change over time, too. I attended my veterinary class reunion and toured Oregon State College of Veterinary Medicine. We were impressed at the changes involved with converting from a large...See submissions

The Life of a Veterinary Technician
The life of a vet tech is often demanding; long hours, lots of lifting and lots of cleaning up of smelly substances. Not to mention the chance of getting bit or scratched while assisting the doctor with a variety of pets. Is it worth it? Does the love of animals override the demands? Is the salary adequate for the demands and responsibilities of...

Veterinary Careers
Working with animals requires a love of animals and the knowledge of how to work with them safely to properly take care of them. People who work as Veterinary Technicians learn the necessary handling skills and knowledge by attending veterinary technical school or by learning the skills on-the-job. What is involved in a veterinary technician...

Career Spotlight: Interview with a Super Brain Vet, My Vet School Classmate
This interview is the most personal one that I have conducted to date. I am interviewing my best friend from vet school, Cindy Zikes DVM DACVIM (and future DACVS). Wow. There are a lot of letters after her name. What do they mean? Just how smart IS she? We are about to find out.

Vet School Diaries: New Diary Writer Shelley
Shelley will be attending the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine as a member of the class of 2012. Shelley has decided to pursue my childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. She is in her mid-30s and is changing her career from IT to veterinary medicine. Classes start soon, and you are invited to join her on her vet school journey.

Vet School Diaries: New Diary Writer Kate - Heading to Vet School
The Vet School Diaries started years ago with Joanne, then a student at Cornell Veterinary School. Kate was a reader of Joanne's diary, and is now starting her own diary as her vet school journey begins. Kate writes: "Joanne's Vet School Diary was the first one I read, and I learned so much about what to expect from vet school. So, I decided at that point that if I was accepted, I would write one too."

Vet School Diaries: Jen
The Vet School Diaries were started years ago to provide a peek at life "behind the scenes" of vet school and vet tech school. This diary will be maintained by Jen in California who will be starting vet tech school soon to work toward her goal of becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT).

Continuing Education (CE) Spotlight: VetMedTeam
Continuing Education (CE) is something required of most health professions as a means for practitioners to stay current in their field. In the "old days" before the Internet, completing CE meant taking time off of work, traveling to a conference, and attending the various seminars. Today, the Internet makes CE available 24/7. Learn about VetMedTeam; a online accredited provider of veterinary continuing education.

Viewer Viewpoint - Opinions
A Pre-Vet / Career forum discussion on the "value" of a veterinary technical school education has prompted some people to ask what is a veterinary technician and what do they do? Should vet techs be certified and licensed or use on-the-job training? Pet owners also voiced their opinions on how they feel about veterinary technicians, and in this article, a forum member voices his thoughts about this relatively new career in veterinary medicine.

Vet School Diaries - New Writer Introduction
The Vet School Diaries were started several years ago by Joanne, a student preparing for her freshman year at Cornell and continuing for the subsequent vet school years. Joanne has now graduated, and the Diaries have continued with many other "stories" of vet students and veterinary technology students around the world. In this article, read Denise's opening post as she prepares for a career as a veterinary assistant in Canada.

What is a Veterinary Technician?
Working with animals requires a love of animals and the knowledge of how to work with and take care of them. People who work as Veterinary Technicians learn the necessary animal handling skills and knowledge by attending technician school or learning the skills on-the-job. Read this FAQ to learn what it takes to become a veterinary technician.

Vet School Diaries: Maren
The Vet School Diaries were started in 2001 by Joanne, a student preparing for her freshman year at Cornell. Joanne has since graduated, and vet school hopefuls and the general public have enjoyed a rare glimpse of what it is "really" like in vet school. The Diaries have continued to grow with many other students contributing from around the world. In this article, read Maren's opening post as she prepares to apply for entry into the University of Missouri-Columbia veterinary school next fall.

What Is A Veterinary Specialist?
Like human medicine, some veterinarians choose to specialize in one particular species, type of medicine (i.e. dermatology) or surgery. What makes a veterinarian a "specialst", and should your pet be seen by one? Learn more about specialty practice and referrals in this FAQ.

Vet School Diaries - New Writer Introduction
The Vet School Diaries were started several years ago by Joanne, a student preparing for her freshman year at Cornell and continuing for the subsequent vet school years. Joanne has now graduated, and the Diaries have continued with many other "stories" of vet students and veterinary technology students around the world. In this article, read Denise's opening post as she prepares for a career as a veterinary assistant in Canada.

Veterinary Career Topics -- Being A Vet And A Mom
The veterinary profession used to be almost exclusively male; now it is often more common to find women veterinary students and veterinarians. But what about those who wish to have children? Does being a veterinarian help or hinder family life? This was a recent forum topic that generated several honest and valid comments. Read what viewers have to say in this career article.

Introducing A New Vet School Diary Writer - Chris
This Vet School Diary is a bit different from the other diaries here -- it will be written by the spouse of a vet student. I think that most people will agree: vet school student life is intense. What is life like for those close to the student? How will those long hours spent studying and in clinics affect life at home? Lean is a first year vet student at Kansas State, and her husband Chris will be writting this diary to give viewers a little insight to the life of the vet school spouse.

A Day In The Life: Veterinary Technician in the US Army
This "Day in the Life" article features life as a Veterinary Technician in the US Army Veterinary Corps. Find out what a "typical" day is like in the various animal-related fields, from mobile veterinarian to animal care worker in a boarding kennel in the Day in the Life article archive.

Vet School Diaries - Jennifer: Vet School at Massey in New Zealand
This article introduces a new Vet School Diary Writer, Jennifer, who is planning on a trip to New Zealand to start her veterinary school career. The Vet School Diaries are a collection of posts from various veterinary students around the world, each in their own "diary" section of the Pre-Vet/Career Forum. Now viewers can see what life is like inside of vet school!

Army Veterinary Corps
Learn about the many career and educational opportunities through the US Army veterinary Corps. For those interested in these career opportunities, financial aid is available for veterinary school students.

Vet (Tech) School Diaries - Bethany
This article introduces another Vet Diary Writer, Bethany, who is the first writer for veterinary technicial school! The Vet School Diaries are a collection of posts from various veterinary students around the world, each in their own "diary" section of the Pre-Vet/Career Forum. Now viewers can see what life is like inside of vet tech school!

The International Cat Writers' Association (CWA) 2005 Conference
This site has featured the works of many talented authors and poets in The Viewer Viewpoint over the years. The following press release is for those who want to take their writing talents a little bit further -- find information here about the international Cat Writers' Association (CWA) annual writers' conference for pet-related writers.

Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Information
Informative site for educators and test takers. Most veterinary schools require this test for admission to vet school.

How to Prepare For a Veterinary Career: tips on how to learn more about ...
Whether you are still in school or considering a career change, here are some tips on how to prepare for a career in veterinary medicine -- as a veterinarian, technician, or assistant.

The Viewer Viewpoint - A Day In The Life
This article is part of the Day in the Life series, submitted by viewers in various animal-related careers, from kennel worker to veterinarian. Learn what a "typical" day is like for a variety of careers related to animals and veterinary medicine.

A Day In The Life - Pet Care Technician in a Small Animal Hospital
This "Day in the Life" article features life as a Pet Care Technician in a small animal hospital. Find out what a "typical" day is like in the various animal-related fields, from mobile veterinarian to animal care worker in a boarding kennel in the Day in the Life article archive.

A Day In The Life - Pet Care Technician in a Small Animal Hospital
This "Day in the Life" article features life as a Pet Care Technician in a small animal hospital. Find out what a "typical" day is like in the various animal-related fields, from mobile veterinarian to animal care worker in a boarding kennel in the Day in the Life article archive.

Animal Care Worker - A Career As An Animal Care Worker
Find out what a "typical" day is like in the various animal-related fields, from mobile veterinarian to animal care worker in a boarding kennel.

Meet Justine A. Lee DVM DACVEC
Meet Justine A. Lee DVM DACVECC Guest Author for About.com

Veterinary Careers - Interview with Geoff Tucker DVM Equine Dentist
This is a six-part interview with veterinarian Geoff Tucker DVM. Dr. Tucker is a mobile veterinarian specializing in equine dentistry. What dental problems do horses have? What is life like as a mobile equine veterinarian? How does Dr. Tucker employ the Internet and social media in his practice? Find out the answers to these questions and more...

Oregon State Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Oregon State College of Veterinary Medicine started out as a large animal facility. Veterinary students traveled to Washington State College of Veterinary Medicine for their small animal education. That was over twenty years ago. Now OSU has been transformed into a small and large animal state-of-the-art veterinary teaching hospital. I headed back for my 20-year reunion and took a behind-the-scenes tour.

Get To Know The American Animal Hospital Association AAHA
The tagline for the American Animal Hospital Association, or AAHA, is "The Standard of Veterinary Excellence." What exactly does this mean, and why should you care about AAHA? Learn more about this veterinary association in my interview with Jason Merrihew, Associate Public Relations Manager for the American Animal Hospital Association.

Veterinary Internships and Residencies
Veterinary Internships and Residencies

Guest Author - Veterinarian Dr. Beatrix Nanai
Veterinarian Dr. Beatrix Nanai is a veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgeon practicing at Miami Veterinary Specialists veterinary hospital in Miami, Florida. Dr. Nanai was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary. Her professional interest include neurosurgery and the use of advanced diagnostic modalities such as MRI, electrodiagnostics and...

You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.