AVMA Offers Free Vet Tech Webinar

The American Veterinary Medical Association’s Lead & Learn series is offering a new webinar on February 13th at noon Central.  Utilizing Veterinary Technicians: How Does Your Practice Measure Up? will be presented by Kenichiro Yagi, a veterinary technician specialist in emergency and critical care.  Yagi will discuss how to

LSU Vet School to Host January Open House

Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine will host their annual open house on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 9am to 3pm.  The event is free and open to the public—a great opportunity for aspiring veterinary students and their families to take a look behind the scenes! Visitors will be able

Hills Pet Nutrition to Fund Vet School Renovation

It was announced this week that Hill’s Pet Nutrition has donated a significant amount to Kansas State University’s vet school to fund a major renovation.  The value of the donation has not been disclosed, but various outlets have reported that it is the largest corporate gift in the college’s history. Kansas

Free Veterinary Mental Health Webinar Offered

The next entry in the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Lead & Learn webinar series will focus on mental health in the profession.  Do We Have a Mental Health Crisis? Results of the Merck Animal Health Wellbeing Study will be offered on November 13 at 1pm Eastern.  The presenters will be

Recent Colorado Veterinary Grads Eligible for $70K Awards

To address a shortage of rural veterinarians, the state of Colorado has implemented its Veterinary Education Loan Repayment Program (VELRP) that awards up to $70,000 to each recipient over a four year period.  Up to four recipients will be selected each year, and applications for the initial round of awards

Celebrate National Vet Tech Week 2018

It’s time to celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week! The 25th annual event, promoted by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA), runs from October 14-20, 2018. It’s a great opportunity to focus on the important veterinary nursing role that techs play as part of the veterinary team. Vet techs

Colorado State University to Expand Veterinary Campus

The Colorado State University Board of Governors approved the addition of a 12,150 square foot facility to the veterinary campus this week, as reported by The Coloradoan.  The South Campus Animal Research Facility project will house animals under the care of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, the Pre-Surgical Research Laboratory, the

AVMA Offers Student Loan Repayment Webinar

The American Veterinary Medical Association will offer a webinar on Student Loan Repayment Options and Strategies on October 29, 2018 at 1pm Eastern time.  The presentation, part of the AVMA Lead & Learn webinar series, will feature three speakers: Dr. Bridgette Bain (AVMA economist), Dr. Caroline Cantner (AVMA Assistant Director

Purdue University Establishes Vet Up! National Academy

The Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine announced today that it has been awarded a $3.18 million federal grant to increase diversity in the veterinary field and address the shortage of veterinarians in public health and food animal medicine.  The program will be known as Vet Up! The National Health Careers

Veterinary Career Network to Host Online Career Fair

Here’s something different for job seekers—the Veterinary Career Network, launched by the American Veterinary Medical Association in 2006, is hosting its first ever online career fair on Thursday, September 27, 2018.  The fair will run from 11am to 3pm Eastern time. The inaugural VCN Career Fair currently lists 137 participating employers