As September rolls around, many people are headed back to school. In the veterinary field, most of us are no longer in school, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t go to a lot of school to get here, and that certainly doesn’t mean we are ever done learning! Certified veterinary technicians hold either a two year associate or a four year bachelor’s degree from accredited programs. They partake in an internship at a veterinary clinic as part of their degree program. Once they graduate, they must take a national test called the NVTE (national veterinary technical examination) to become certified. Here in Minnesota, technicians are required to also obtain 10 hours of continuing education every 2 years to remain certified. Veterinarians face a bit more schooling. Most veterinarians have a bachelor’s degree in a variety of fields including biology, chemistry, and animal science, but they may also have degrees in a variety of other majors including the arts, history, engineering, or business administration. They must meet the prerequisite list of classes for the veterinary program they are applying to, which usually includes a number of years of biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, statistics, and other classes. Once they have completed the prerequisite courses, they must take a standardized test such as the GRE. […]Learn More
Heritage Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinarian clinic that provides examinations, diagnostic services, dental care, surgical services, medicine, grooming and boarding services in Maple Grove, Minnesota. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of pet care possible and facilitating an environment where client communication and education are at the forefront of our practice.
12624 Base Lake Road
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Mon-Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sat: 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.