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Career Choices for Veterinary Technicians: Opportunities for Animal Lovers, Revised First Edition

by Rebecca Rose, CVT; Carin A. Smith, DVM

This revised first edition is full of options for career directions and changes for working and aspiring veterinary technicians. Learn about the requirements, salaries, and pros and cons for each career. Includes advice and insight from veterinary technicians around the country.

$29.95 Member
$34.95 Nonmember

Product Code:
VTTCC
Pages:
204
ISBN:
978-1-58326-196-5
Publication Year:
2013
Format:
Book
Dimensions:
6" x 9"
Publisher:
AAHA Press


Explore the wide range of career opportunities available within the field of veterinary technology with this comprehensive guide, now fully revised. In-depth career descriptions include daily responsibilities, salaries, required qualifications, and invaluable career advice from those working in the field.

Whether you are seeking a new focus for your established career within or outside a veterinary hospital or a traditional or unconventional career path for your future in veterinary technology, this book is filled with ideas to broaden your perspective on what is possible in the field of veterinary technology.

New to this revised edition:

  • New positions for veterinary technicians, including an online marketing specialist and jobs with the federal government
  • Updates to veterinary technician specialties
  • Information on becoming a certified veterinary journalist
  • More information on hospice services
  • Tips on socia media networking

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Rebecca Rose, CVT, has spent her entire career within the field of veterinary medicine. She collaborates with the Colorado Association of Certified Veterinary Technicians and National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, and the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association awarded her the Veterinary Technician of the Year award in 2002. Rose owns a small business, Red Valley Rose Consulting, LLC.
 
Carin Smith, DVM, is the owner of Smith Veterinary Consulting, which focuses on helping veterinarians and their teams create successful lives. She is also a nationally recognized, award-winning author of many articles and books, including Career Choices for Veterinarians, Client Satisfaction Pays, and Team Satisfaction Pays.
Foreword
Preface
Introduction
 
1. Preparing to Enter the Job Market
2. Self-Assessment
3. Traditional Veterinary Practice
4. Species Variety: Mice to Tigers
5. Starting Your Own Business
6. Temp Work: Relief Veterinary Technician
7. Teaching
8. Practice Management
9. Consulting
10. Computer-Related Jobs
11. Writing, Editing, and Publishing
12. Careers in Veterinary “Industry”: Companies That Serve the Veterinary Profession
13. Association and Organization Jobs
14. International, Volunteer, and Service Work
15. Government Jobs
16. What Does the Future Hold?: Opportunities and Challenges
 
Index
“The authors have done a fantastic job outlining the various opportunities available for veterinary technicians.”
—Julie Legred, CVT, former NAVTA president