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Ohio Association of
Veterinary Technicians

Dedicated to promoting Veterinary Technicians and quality animal healthcare through:
Education, Legislation and High Ethical Standards

Welcome To Our Links Page

 What we are trying to do on this particular page is to gather all the hyperlinks that lead visitors to outside resources and post them in one location. This way if you use a particular link from this site, you won't have to remember which page it was on because you will be able to access it from this single page.

Merial logo. Gold Sponsor:  Merial.
Merial is dedicated to the health, well-being and performance of animals. We offer products and services to enhance the health, well-being and performace of a variety of animals. We employ nearly 5,000 people and operate in more than 150 countries around the world. Explore the website to learn more about how Merial can serve.

Webster Company logo. Silver Sponsor:  Webster
"Webster Veterinary, a division of Patterson Companies, Inc., is the leading distributor of veterinary supplies to companion-pet veterinary clinics in the eastern United States and the second largest nationally. One of the most respected names in the veterinary supply industry, Webster is a value-added, full-service distributor of consumable supplies, equipment, diagnostic products, vaccines and pharmaceuticals. Behind our state-of-the-art equipment and systems is a company whose people are committed to the principles of dependability, integrity, honesty, personal service, and a genuine caring for the customer. Visit Webster on line.

SBH Medical logo. Silver Sponsor:  SBH Medical
SBH Specialty Compounding
Providing personal service has always been our calling card. Years of superior expertise and ease-of-use experiences have earned SBH a loyal following. Celebrated as a trusted provider, we are known as the make-it-happen company for doctor and patient advocates alike. In most cases, local staff are available to begin in-home delivery with same-day starts, whether medication is intravenous, intramuscular or epidural. prices. Visit SBH Medical on line.

Midwest Veterinary Supply logo. Silver Sponsor:  Midwest Veterinary Supply
Midwest carries products and equipment from approximately one hundred and thirty different vendors. As we continue to grow, our goal will be, as it has always been in the past, to provide the veterinary profession the very best in service along with the quality merchandise at reasonable prices. Visit MVS on line.

Hill's Pet Nutrition, Incorporated logo. Silver Sponser:  Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
Every day we prove that quality scientific technology and compassionate animal care go hand-in-hand for the improvement of pets' healthy lives. This is why Hill's only supports [and exercises] the responsible, caring and humane treatment of dogs and cats. For your efforts and your continued support of the OAVT we would like to say "Thank you". Visit Hill's on line.

Abbott Laboratories logo. Abbott Laboratories
Abbott's Animal Health Division is a leader in perioperative health care for the veterinary market. Products include anesthetic and wound care products; nutritionals; a complete line for I.V. fluid therapy; and other veterinary critical care products. Visit Abbott on line.

Bayer Animal Health logo. Bayer Animal Health
As a world leader in animal health, Bayer is committed to providing effective and dependable products that enhance and maintain the health of the animals you care for. Whether you own animals or are just browsing, we invite you to visit Bayer on line.

Idexx logo. IDEXX Laboratories, Inc
IDEXX's primary business focuses on pet health, a growing market around the world. In this market, IDEXX develops, produces and sells an integrated portfolio of products and services to companion animal veterinarians. Offerings include in-clinic diagnostic tests and instrumentation, laboratory services, pharmaceuticals, and practice management software. Visit Idexx on line.

Heska logo. Heska
Heska is committed to developing innovative, research-driven solutions that truly impact the quality of pet care. Heska is the advanced diagnostics and specialty products supplier you can count on to help make a difference in veterinary medicine.  Visit Heska on line.

Novartis Animal Health, Inc. logo. Novartis Animal Health, Inc
We are at the forefront of new and better treatment for the most common pet ailments such as internal parasites, fleas, renal, heart and allergic diseases. For livestock and farmed fish diseases, Novartis Animal Health offers prevention through vaccination as well as therapeutic products to treat parasitic and bacterial infections.  Visit Novartis on line.

Pfizer, Incorporated logo. Pfizer, Inc
Pfizer, Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets leading prescription medicines for humans and animals and many of the world's best-known consumer brands. Our innovative, value-added products improve the quality of life of people around the world and help them enjoy longer, healthier, and more productive lives. Our products are available in more than 150 countries.  Visit Pfizer on line.

Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital logo. Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital
Since 1968, Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital also has provided trusted emergency care for pets throughout the Akron area. Our team can care for sudden illnesses and respond effectively to traumas. Visit Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital on line.

Organizational Links

This section encompasses other organizations that we are affiliated with or whose services we trust and utilize on a regular basis.

Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians logo. Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians
In October of 2000, the call went out for technicians who were qualified and motivated to form a new academy in veterinary dentistry. The first Organizing Committee meeting was held at the Western Veterinary Conference in February 2001. Dr. Edward Eisner spearheaded this group of technicians as an advisor and mentor representing the AVDC. Visit the AVDT website.

Academy of Veterinary Emergency & Crital Care Technicians logo. Academy of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Technicians
AVECCT is the first organization to be recognized by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America as a veterinary technician specialty. Veterinary Technicians that successfully meet the credential requirements and pass the AVECCT examination will be known as Veterinary Technician Specialists. Visit the AVECCT website.

Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists logo. Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists
The AVTA exists to promote interest in the discipline of veterinary anesthesia. The Academy will provide a process by which veterinary technicians may become certified as a Veterinary Technician Specialist-Anesthesia. The (Anesthesia) VTS demonstrates superior knowledge in the care and management of anesthesia cases. Visit the AVTA website.

American Animal Hospital Association logo. American Animal Hospital Association
The AAHA is an association of over 29,000 members who hold different jobs in a veterinary clinic, including veterinarians, technicians, managers, receptionists and more. AAHA believes in "Healthy Practices. Healthier Pets." and we carry this ideal into everything we do. Our ultimate goal is always excellent veterinary care. Visit the AAHA website.

American Society of Veterinary Dental Technicians logo. American Society of Veterinary Dental Technicians
The ASVDT was created in 1994 by a group of veterinary technicians who have dedicated the major part of their careers to veterinary dentistry. They realized the need for an organization that would recognize the key role technicians and other members of the staff play in the dental portion of a practice. Visit the ASVDT website.

American Veterinary Medical Association logo. American Veterinary Medical Association
The AVMA, established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 69,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. Structured to work for its members, the AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession. Visit the AMVA website.

National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America logo. National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America
Our goals are to help you: Influence the future of your profession, be a part of the decision-making process that affects you, foster high standards of veterinary care and promote the veterinary health care team. Whether you are an experienced vet tech or a newcomer to the veterinary health care team, NAVTA has something for you. Visit the NAVTA website.

Ohio Veterinary Medical Association logo. Ohio Veterinary Medical Association
The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association is a non-profit organization providing services to its members in the areas of continuing education, advocacy on public policy matters, and access to a variety of professional resources. The OVMA represents over 2400 veterinarians. The organization has been serving its members and the public since 1884. Visit the OVMA website.

Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board logo. Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board
The Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board was established for the purpose of licensing veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians. The Board is the regulatory agency for the practice of veterinary medicine in Ohio and is governed by Chapter 4741 of the Ohio Revised Code. Visit the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board website.

Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians logo. Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians
The Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians enriches human animal interactions by promoting scientifically based techniques of training, management, and behavior modification. SVBT provides a forum for discussion and continuing education while working with allied professional organizations to strengthen the veterinary health care team. Visit the SVBT website.

Veterinary Hospital Managers Association, Inc. logo. Veterinary Hospital Managers Association, Inc
The VHMA is a unique association, created in 1981, by and for veterinary hospital managers. The guiding principles are to pursue excellence in practice managment, open channels of communication and create the opportunity to develop friendships between practices. VHMA offers a certification process and conferences for management. Visit the VHMA website.

Continuing Education Links

The folowing links are collectively gathered and are offered for the resources that the organization(s) contain for the purpose of continual edcational courses and materials that they offer the world of veterinary technology. More information can be found on The Continuing Education Page of our site.

Legal Disclaimer.  The OAVT is not responsible for the content of websites or meetings listed above. The OAVT is also not responsible for ensuring that listed websites or meetings are eligible for continuing credit hours with the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board. Always check with the OVMLB's website for information regarding what counts towards your CE hours and what does not.

The Animal Behavioral Associates, Inc. logo. Animal Behavior Associates, Inc
As certified, degreed applied animal behaviorists, we bring the power of the latest scientific information to help you understand and change your pet's behavior. Dr.Suzanne Hetts and Dan Estep announce 3 telecourses geared towards veterinary technicians and other pet professionals. The 3 courses are approved for CPDT credits and the 2 fundamentals courses are approved by CACVT (California).

Veterinary Information Network logo. Veterinary Information Network
The Veterinary Information Network is the first and largest online service for veterinary professionals. It can be defined as a multi-specialist veterinary facility, with boarded consultants and a fully-staffed library and trained librarians. It brings together more than 6,000 online veterinarians. Visit the VIN's website.

Veterinary Learning Systems logo. Veterinary Learning Systems
How can you decide where to turn to when your time is limited as it is? Why not stick with the journal that practicing veterinarians all over the world have used for over 20 years? The journal they have come to rely on most for clinically relevant, up-to-date information. Sign up today to receive Compendium and Vet Forum FREE! Visit the VetLearn website.

Veterinary Support Personnel Network logo. Veterinary Support Personnel Network
The Veterinary Support Personnel Network is for people working with, for, or in the field of veterinary medicine. Membership in VSPN is free. In order to have access to all of VSPN's community features including message boards, chats, and CE, you will need to register. Visit the VSPN's website.

VetMed Team logo. VetMed Team
Join us in the VetMedTeam discussion boards. Deepen your knowledge via the VetMedTeam library and learn new skills through VetMedTeam online education. To top it all off, there are many thousands of members of VetMedTeam with the same goals, dreams and commitment to excellence, so make friends! Visit the VetMed Team's website.

Vet Tech School Links

We have gathered these links here to help members and those interested in the field veterinary technology find institutions that have AMVA nationally accredited programs.

Ross College logo. Ross College (formerly Brown Mackie College - North Canton)
Ross College in N. Canton, OH
Ross in North Canton, Ohio offers training in the following program options: Veterinary Assistant & Veterinary Technology

Columbus State Community College logo. Columbus State Community College
Columbus State Community College has been dedicated to meeting the educational needs of our community for 40 years. The College has grown from an initial enrollment of 67 students in 1963, to its current thriving campus of more than 23,000 students.
Columbus State offers two-year career programs in more than 50 areas of business, health, public service, human service, and engineering technologies, as well as transfer programs for students who are interested in completing the first two years of a bachelor's degree, then transferring to a four-year university.

Curriculum  Courses

Cuyahoga Community College logo. Cuyahoga Community College
Why Cuyahoga Community College? Because we are the community's college. Our students like what we have to offer: Quality education, accessible education and affordable education. CCC features most of the opportunities available at four-year schools, including student government and clubs, a variety of career and personal assistance programs, a diverse student body, child care, tutoring, and Educational Opportunity Programs for students with special needs.
CCC also is a leader in cultural enrichment, partnering with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, putting on the nationally known JazzFest every year, and bringing international acts to Playhouse Square and its campuses on a regular basis.
Curriculum Courses

Kent State logo. Kent State University Tuscarawas
Do you love animals and want to be part of a veterinary care team? Our accredited Veterinary Technology program is preparing students for careers in veterinary practices, animal hospitals and farms of all sizes.
Curriculum Courses

Cuyahoga Community College logo. Miami-Jacobs Career College
At Miami-Jacobs Career College, we focus on offering the latest courses, and we care about the personal success of each and every one of our students. Because the marketplace demands it, we offer degrees and diplomas leading to long-term sustainable careers for our grads.
Whether preparing to enter the professional world or expanding your skills, education should be available wherever, whenever. With Miami-Jacobs you can rely on challenging programs, interesting curriculum, and a friendly educational environment.

Sinclair Community College logo. Sinclair Community College
Sinclair Community College Veterinary Technology program will train you in many areas of animal care, including animal husbandry, surgical preparation, drug administration, anatomy, radiography and more. Earn valuable hands-on training while learning to provide veterinary assistance, particularly in areas of surgical preparation and anesthesia. Sinclair's program provides an ideal beginning for those who wish to discover pet therapy and veterinary science, for those who wish to work with and supervise veterinary assistants, and for those who want to continue into a registered veterinary tech (RVT) position or a pre-veterinary education track.
Curriculum Courses

Stautzenberger College logo.Stautzenberger College
Stautzenberger College Maumee, Ohio
Stautzenberger College Brecksville, Ohio
Unlike traditional academic degree granting institutions, Stautzenberger College is recognized by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to grant an Occupational Associate Degree.
What does that mean? It means that the majority of your classes are directly related to your major area of study or "Occupation". It also means you'll receive the top training around because the best instructors come here to teach. And when it comes down to graduation time, a degree is only as good as its instructors.
We design our programs to allow students a progression for gradual outcomes. With the diversity of students that we enjoy, it is important to offer short-term certificate programs that can lead into degree programs, allowing students credentials necessary for employment while continuing their education toward their career goals.
Curriculum Stautzenberger College Maumee    Courses Stautzenberger College Maumee
Curriculum Stautzenberger College Brecksville Courses Stautzenberger College Brecksville

University of Cincinnati logo. University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash College
You may have a long list of reasons why you can't go to college. You don't know what to expect. Don't know what to study. It takes too much time. It's too expensive. Too far away.
Blue Ash College provides plenty of convenient options. Our staff helps ease your transition and provides one-on-one tutoring. Classes are small, and professors are approachable and helpful. And we have "one-stop" financial aid processing so you'll find out fast how much aid is available. UC's Blue Ash campus, is conveniently located not far from major interstates. RWC is also an open admission institution, providing access to higher education to anyone with a high school diploma or the equivalent. The college's rolling admissions policy allows students to enter any academic quarter: autumn, winter, spring, or summer.
Curriculum Courses

Vet Tech Institute logo. The Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School
You�ve made the decision to become a veterinary technician. Now what do you do? If you�re impatient to get started, then the Veterinary Technician Program at the Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School is for you! From the first day of your first term, you�ll be in vet tech classes where you can work hands-on with our resident animals. A short 16 months later, you�ll graduate with an associate of applied science degree! Our exceptional, caring faculty will be there to guide you towards graduation. The Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School is located in Columbus, one mile from Easton and minutes to downtown. Enjoy a new facility, great faculty, and all the entertainment options Columbus has to offer. Need to live on campus? Our dormitories are located on, or next to, campus.
Curriculum Courses

So You Want to be a Veterinary Technician.  But can't take time away from work to attend a traditional program? If you are currently working in a veterinary facility and would like to become a credentialed veterinary technician there are now other options besides leaving your job to go to school! The American Veterinary Medical Association has accredited several veterinary distance learning programs that you can enroll in! The programs listed below take students from all across the country and hold classes over the internet.
Distance learning is not for everyone though! You need to be dedicated to attaining your degree, able to work on a timeline without supervision, and be familiar with computers. Distance learning programs can take up to 5 years to complete and require you to work closely with a registered veterinary technician or DVM that you work with.

Cedar Valley College logo. Cedar Valley College.  
The Mission of Cedar Valley College is to enrich the potential and increase the productivity of people in the communities we serve by providing quality educational experiences in a caring and innovative environment.
Cedar Valley College maintains an institutional environment of excellence, which facilitates and encourages learning; emphasizes and values quality education; champions diversity; promotes student well-being; and creates a public understanding and commitment to the college and its value to the community. Cedar Valley College will maintain a comprehensive curriculum and related support services that reflect the needs of the communities it serves and the financial capabilities of the institution.
Curriculum Courses

Purdue University (VT) logo. Purdue University
Purdue University is a coeducational, state-assisted system in Indiana. Founded in 1869 and named after benefactor John Purdue, the University is one of the nation's leading research institutions with a reputation for excellent and affordable education.
Building upon historical strengths in engineering and agriculture, the West Lafayette Campus now offers 7,400 courses in more than 500 undergraduate majors and specializations in the schools of Agriculture, Consumer and Family Sciences, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts, Management, Nursing, Pharmacy and Pharmacal Sciences, Science, Technology, and Veterinary Medicine. Programs of graduate study and research leading to advanced degrees come under the jurisdiction of the Graduate School.
Curriculum Courses

Saint Petersburg College logo. Saint Petersburg College (formerly St. Petersburg Junior College).
Our public class enrollments continue to rise as the business community learns about our convenient location, competitive pricing, and high-quality training. Our staff and trainers continually test the market place for offerings that are relevant and in demand to meet the most current corporate training needs. We have repeat clients as well as new clients continually utilizing our services.
We understand that Corporate Training Services has to offer quality classes at affordable prices, constantly seek to improve our services in order to win and keep your business, and reinvent ourselves in order to adapt to a rapidly changing technology and work environment. Corporate Training will always be here to serve you. We are part of St. Petersburg College, and we are in it for the long term.
Curriculum Courses

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