Riding instructors teach riding lessons and coach students who wish to compete in various equestrian disciplines. Duties Riding instructors train students by designing skill building exercises for the horse and rider. They critique their students’ form, give advice on proper techniques, and teach general horsemanship skills such as grooming, saddling, and bandaging.
According to preliminary data from the Veterinary Medical College Application Services (VMCAS), the number of vet school applications increased sharply from 2015 to 2016, growing at a rate of more than ten percent. The number of individual student applicants also increased about six percent over the prior year. In 2016 the
Animal massage therapists are skilled animal health professionals with experience in manipulating muscles and soft body tissues to alleviate pain and promote mobility. Duties Animal massage therapists utilize a variety of strokes and techniques to treat their patients, many of which are the common to both human and animal massage therapy. The therapist
Calling all second and third year vet students! The annual Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship Program will begin accepting applications on November 15, 2016. Applications can be submitted online via the American Veterinary Medical Foundation website, a partner with Merck for this scholarship program, until December 31, 2016. Twenty scholarships
The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) has announced a new specialty certification for vet techs. The laboratory animal specialty will be the fourteenth specialty area recognized by NAVTA. The vet tech specialty list already included certifications in emergency and critical care, surgery, dentistry, anesthesia, internal medicine, equine,
Small animal veterinarians specialize in providing veterinary care for companion animal species. Their patients often include dogs, cats, small mammals, and exotics (such as parrots and reptiles). Duties Small animal veterinarians are licensed practitioners who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of the illnesses and injuries common to small animals often kept
National Vet Tech Week runs from October 16-22, 2016. This annual event celebrates veterinary technicians and the skilled nursing care they provide to their patients. Veterinary technicians have become a critical part of the veterinary team over the years. The vet tech profession is certainly one of the fastest growing animal
BarkWorld isn’t a theme park for dogs (though that would be completely awesome and now we’re hoping someone has built one). It’s actually a well known event for pet professionals involved in blogging, publishing, social media, or just about any type of pet related business venture. Currently under way in Atlanta