Building a Bridge Across the Classroom and the Clinic
Working in the Veterinary profession presents various career opportunities, rewarding responsibilities, and competitive compensation.
The 2020 Sales within the U.S. Market was $99.0 billion spent on pets in the U.S. with Vet Care & Product Sales grossing at $30.2 billion.
Vet Care & Product Sales include routine veterinary care, surgical procedures, and sales of pharmaceuticals through veterinary clinics and are based on data provided by AVMA and Packaged Facts.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the demand for veterinary assistant services will increase by 19% between 2016-2026—which is faster than average in other medical occupations.
When it comes to the rapidly growing rate of employment demand & compensation increase, Certified Veterinary Professionals are at top of the list. According to the 2019-2020 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 67% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 84.9 million homes.
Pet owners are made up of people of all different lifestyles and personalities, but the need for quality pet care is universal. Owners want to feel secure that their loved ones are being cared for by educated and skilled professionals.
What are the Challenges?
In becoming a Certified Veterinary Professional, you may face many challenges such as:
Finding the right training program that is financially affordable
Transporting to and from veterinary clinics
Having access to credible Veterinary staff with open availability for proctoring
Having the time to complete required certification tasks.
There are many online veterinary training programs to choose from, however, learning solely online takes time, focus, and the ability to self-teach. These programs also can take a year or more to complete and costly. This is especially challenging if you are enrolled in school, working full time, or have other personal obligations.
What's the Solution?