Melinda Wilkes Scholarship Winner: Lauren Ponga

Congratulations to Lauren Ponga of the Veterinary Technician program. She is the recipient of the September 2019 Melinda Wilkes Scholarship Award! The scholarship is based on demonstrated scholastic achievement and potential for success in the students chosen field of work.

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5 Things to know about being a Vet Tech

Vet Techs are hardworking, well-trained, compassionate individuals and they play a very important role at Pet Hospitals, Veterinary Offices, and Pet Clinics. In fact, without veterinary technicians, veterinarians would have a hard time getting anything done. Here are 5 things to know before pursuing a career as a vet tech. #1 Vet Techs are in demand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), demand for veterinary technicians will expand at a rate of more than 20 percent over the next ten years. This is three times the average for all professions surveyed. This means that over the next

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Why become a Veterinary Assistant?

If you love animals and you also love caring for and healing animals, then becoming a veterinary assistant might be just the job for you. Every day, veterinary assistants are making a difference in the lives of animals. Just this month, a story about an abandoned dog in Mississippi touched the hearts of animal lovers everywhere. The 4-month-old puppy, dubbed La-Z-Boy Gatson, was found abandoned on a dumped recliner on a remote road in Mississippi. The dog was in dire health and was literally dying of starvation. However, the poor pup was brought back to health by the veterinary staff

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Dream Achieve Succeed Scholarship Winner: Misaye Yamaguchi

  Congratulations to Misaye Yamaguchi of the Veterinary Assistant program. She is the recipient of the May 2019 Dream Achieve Succeed Scholarship! The scholarship is based on demonstrated scholastic achievement and potential for success in the students chosen field of work.   About the Winner: Misaye Yamaguchi is currently employed at New Berlin Animal Hospital as a veterinary assistant.  She is enrolled in the Veterinary Assistant program at MCC and plans to continue her studies through to the Veterinary Technician program. She has a degree in Marine Biology and is especially interested in aquatic animals. She would love to eventually

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Dream Job: Being a Veterinary Technician

Being a Veterinary Technician can become a dream job for people who love animals. Not only are Veterinary Technicians highly valued employees in almost any veterinary workplace setting, but they also get to work closely with animals and work towards making animals healthy, which can result in a very rewarding career. Veterinarians techs have the opportunity to do what they love and become valued parts of the veterinary team. What do Vet Techs Do? For a vet tech, each day is an opportunity to help an animal in need. Vet techs treat a variety of injuries, assist with emergencies, and

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Vet Tech Tips: Calming Skittish Animals at the Clinic

Become a good Vet Tech with some tips! Whether you’re currently studying to become a veterinary technician/veterinary assistant or are already working in the field, the fact remains that many of the animals you come into contact with in the vet’s office are noticeably scared, nervous, or skittish. As a vet tech or vet assistant, one of your first responsibilities is helping a pet feel comfortable and calm. After all, for some animals, fear or anxiety can quickly turn into aggression, which puts both you and others inside the office at risk. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take

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