Purdue Joins Vet School Renovation Wars

Purdue University is the latest veterinary school to announce a multi-million dollar renovation of its teaching hospital.  More than $37 million was earmarked this week by the state budget committee to replace the large animal teaching hospital and make other necessary improvements. The new 76,000 square foot large animal facility will

Fear Free Veterinary Practice Certification Available in 2018

It was recently announced that the Fear Free certification program, which has already certified more than 20,000 veterinary professionals as individuals, will expand to offer a veterinary practice certification in April 2018. The Fear Free program is designed to eliminate the anxiety and stress associated with veterinary visits, creating a better

Animal Related Courses Available Online from Penn State

Are you interested in online courses to explore new career options or to enhance your current qualifications?  Penn State Extension has a selection of self-paced courses available online at very reasonable prices (especially when you consider the cost of comparable college classes).  These are non-credit courses, though one noted below

Veterinary Scholarships Offered by Dairy Association

The National Dairy Herd Information Association (DHIA) is now accepting applications for its veterinary student scholarship program.  The $1,500 scholarships are available to third and fourth year veterinary students at AVMA accredited schools. Applicants will be judged on their interest and involvement in the dairy industry, as well as their interest

It’s Time to Celebrate National Vet Tech Week

This year’s edition of National Veterinary Technician Week runs from October 15-21, 2017.  Vet Tech Week honors the important role that technicians play in providing quality veterinary care. Veterinary technology is one of the most growth oriented animal-related career paths.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs for vet techs

Nestle Purina PetCare to Open New Facility

Nestle Purina PetCare has announced plans to build a $320 million manufacturing and distribution center in Hartwell, Georgia.  The factory is expected to add 240 new jobs over the next five years to the Purina workforce (which currently boasts more than 8,000 employees).  Purina hasn’t opened a new U.S. factory