National Vet Tech Week at MSB-Blaine

Posted by on October 28, 2014

Heidi Kowalke, vet tech student and prize winner

The third week of October is National Veterinary Technician Week. This is a week to appreciate and celebrate the work and dedication of veterinary technicians.

Oftentimes veterinary technicians work long hours performing a multitude of duties that range from surgical assisting and anesthetic monitoring, to performing dental cleanings, to providing nursing care for hospitalized patients and taking x-rays, to cleaning kennels and walking dogs.

To celebrate the future careers of our veterinary technology students, Minnesota School of Business-Blaine and SCNAVTA came together to provide students with pizza and cake throughout the week.

Our Hill’s Pet Nutrition representative also provided pizza one day of the week, and was available to answer pet nutrition questions from the students.

Karie Bartlett, vet tech student and prize winner

In addition, students were able to complete a fun quiz regarding how well they knew the history of the vet tech profession as well as the history of the program they are enrolled in at the Blaine campus.

Three veterinary technology program students won prizes for their completion of the quiz, ranging from a $25 gift card for Holiday stores, $10 iTunes gift cards, and water tumblers. Prize winners were very enthusiastic about their winnings, as you can see in their photos!

According to Sarah Lemm, CVT and veterinary technology program chair at MSB-Blaine, “A career in veterinary technology is highly rewarding in many ways, and also highly demanding, both physically and mentally.

Jordan Hotchkiss, vet tech student and prize winner

“Veterinary technicians need to possess multiple abilities which include everything from being a kennel assistant, to providing nursing care to patients, to communicating with clients, to dealing with the more emotional side of veterinary medicine which involves the subject of euthanasia.

All of this while not earning an income comparable to what one would if they were a nurse in the medical field.”

Thank you for your Interest in Minnesota School of Business.