Top 5 Skills to be a Veterinary Assistant

Many animal lovers consider going into the field of veterinary medicine at some point in their lives.  It’s a natural career path for animal lovers. If you love animals and you are thinking of a career as a veterinary assistant, learn the top 5 skills to be a veterinary assistant. Skill #1: Be flexible When you’re a veterinary assistant, you’ll be called on to help out in many situations. Sometimes you’ll help out vet techs in the lab, other times, you may need to help the veterinarian with a special procedure. Also, you’ll have to have the luxurious duty of

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Veterinary Tech Training

Are interested in Veterinary Tech training? If you are, consider training with Milwaukee Career College (MCC). You’ll get hands-on training with REAL animals and also get one-on-one time with instructors since class sizes are kept intentionally small. Plus, MCC is accredited by the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association). With MCC, you can finish your training and begin working as a vet tech in less than 2 years! At MCC, you’ll learn how to become a professional vet tech. You’ll learn how to perform laboratory testing by taking samples (for example drawing blood) and documenting the final results. You’ll also learn

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Some animals are at risk during the COVID-19 outbreak

As thousands are laid off during the COVID-19 outbreak and households struggle to pay for essential needs, many animals are in danger of suffering. During times of economic hardship, pet owners are often forced to surrender their beloved companions when their financial distress exceeds their ability to afford the cost of caring for them. The public health crisis taking place right now will have a ripple effect on animals in need due to increased poverty now and in the months and years ahead. Shelters and rescue groups then struggle to absorb the influx of animals entering their facilities and overcome

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How can I start working with animals?

For many of us in Milwaukee, animals are not just our friends, they are our heroes. Whether they are helping the blind, deaf, protecting a sleeping family, or simply providing a nice welcome home at the end of a hard day, animals have the ability to make a real difference in our lives. However, sometimes our animal friends need help. We have an answer as to how you can start working with animals. There are so many animals out there that are injured, orphaned, or otherwise in need of human intervention. The Milwaukee community needs trained professionals to help heal

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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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