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Swanton, Ohio 43558
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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.

Brown Mackie logo. Brown Mackie College Akron
Brown Mackie College — Akron gives you the opportunity to pursue an education in a city with a lot to offer. Located in northeast Ohio, Akron provides an ideal backdrop for a career-focused college. The greater Akron area has a thriving business and industrial community, while at the same time offering you acres of parks and green space for recreation.
This program combines classroom instruction and clinical experience in the areas of animal patient care, laboratory procedures, and surgical assisting for a variety of domestic animals, which will help you to prepare for a career where you can care for the four-legged members of the family. Sound like a good fit for you? Learn more now! For more information see The Vet Tech Schools Page or the Brown Mackie College Akron website.




Brown Mackie logo. Brown Mackie College Cincinnati
Brown Mackie College — Cincinnati gives you the opportunity to pursue an education in a city with a lot to offer. It's located in Woodlawn – minutes north of downtown Cincinnati – which provides an ideal backdrop for a career-focused college.
Greater Cincinnati offers students a thriving business community, and the Midwest charm of a small town. Turn your love of animals into a career with the Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology at Brown Mackie College — Cincinnati. For more information see The Vet Tech Schools Page or the Brown Mackie College Cincinnati website.




Brown Mackie logo. Brown Mackie College Findlay
Brown Mackie College — Findlay gives you the opportunity to pursue an education in a city with a lot to offer. Located in northwestern Ohio, Findlay – voted one of the top 100 places for young people to live – provides an ideal backdrop for a career-focused college. Findlay has a thriving business and industrial community and the charm of a small Midwestern town.
If you want to turn your love of animals into a career, the Veterinary Technology programs at Brown Mackie College Findlay can help you prepare for a career and develop your natural ability. For more information see The Vet Tech Schools Page or the Brown Mackie College Findlay website.




Brown Mackie logo. Brown Mackie College North Canton
Brown Mackie College — North Canton gives you the opportunity to pursue an education in a city with a lot to offer. Located in northeast Ohio, North Canton provides an ideal backdrop for a career-focused college. North Canton has something for everyone with beautiful residential areas and a well established business district.
This program combines classroom instruction and clinical experience in the areas of animal patient care, laboratory procedures, and surgical assisting for a variety of domestic animals, which will help you to prepare for a career where you can care for the four-legged members of the family. Sound like a good fit for you? Learn more now! For more information see The Vet Tech Schools Page or the Brown Mackie College North Canton website.



Cedar Valley College logo. Cedar Valley College
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. For more information see The Vet Tech Schools Page or the CVC website.



Columbus State Community College logo. Columbus State Community College
We see Columbus State Community College as a dynamic and diverse institution offering accessible, affordable, lifelong learning opportunities to meet the educational, employment, and enrichment needs of our community as it participates in the global economy. For more information please visit The Vet Tech Schools Page or the CSCC website.



Cuyahoga Community College logo. Cuyahoga Community College
CCC will be recognized as an exemplary teaching and learning community that fosters service and student success. The College will be a valued resource and leader in academic quality, cultural enrichment, and economic development characterized by continuous improvement, innovation and community responsiveness. See The Vet Tech Schools Page or the CCC website.



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. For more information please visit The Vet Tech Schools Page or the Kent State University Tuscarawas website.



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. For more information please visit The Vet Tech Schools Page or the Miami-Jacobs Career College website.



Purdue University (VT) logo. Purdue University
Purdue values the traditional arts and sciences as the foundation of its academic enterprise, and strives to excel in these areas. Purdue also recognizes that its international reputation is grounded primarily in its accomplishments in the ever-developing science and technology disciplines. For more information please visit The Vet Tech Schools Page or the Purdue website.



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. For more information please visit The Vet Tech Schools Page or the Sinclair Community College website.



Stautzenberger College logo. Stautzenberger College
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. See The Vet Tech Schools Page or Stautzenberger College Maumee, Ohio or Stautzenberger College Brecksville, Ohio.



St. Petersburg College logo. St. Petersburg College (formerly St. Petersburg Junior College)
We offer a wide range of Technology, professional development, and academic classes designed to keep you up-to-date, informed and knowledgeable about technology and trends in the business world. Our presenters communicate with a freshness and enthusiasm that you'll appreciate. Please visit The Vet Tech Schools Page or the SPC website.



University of Cincinnati logo.University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash College
The College strives to provide a general education which promotes tolerance, lifelong learning, and a devotion to free inquiry and free expression, producing graduates who are individuals of character, sensitive to the needs of community, competent to contribute to society, and civil in speech and action. See The Vet Tech Schools Page or the UC Blue Ash website.



Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School 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. See the Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School website.

Organizational Links

Continuing Education

Vet Tech Schools