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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Every Vet Assistant Should as 6 Questions about being a Vet Assistant

If you’re an animal lover and are interested in the medical field, you may be considering a career as a Vet Assistant. This rewarding job is projected to grow by 19% over the next ten years. Here are a couple questions you will want to ask yourself before completing your Veterinary Assistant training. What do Veterinary Assistants do? A Veterinary Assistant manages basic care for animals, typically in either a clinic or hospital setting. Animals staying overnight will need to be fed and kept in a clean environment. Animals may need to be restrained for procedures, and as a Veterinary

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Veterinary Technicians vs Veterinary Assistants

As with a variety of healthcare professions, there is some state-to-state variance in what tasks non-veterinarians in the veterinary field are permitted to perform. Laws are established state by state, and each may have slightly different standards about exactly what vet technicians and vet assistants are permitted to do on an animal. Of course, the reasons behind the laws and their rationales are different. The defined role of the veterinary technician and veterinary assistant may differ between states, and what is allowed in each state is often different. The American Veterinary Medical Association lists state-by-state laws and statutes regarding what

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