Vet Tech Speaker Series

Fall 2023 Vet Tech Speaker Series

Let’s Talk Pet Food

Making good nutritional choices for pets can be challenging. In this session, Ann Wortinger will provide some quick guidelines about smart choices for pet food. The majority of the session will be open to questions from participants. Join us to learn more about selecting quality food for the pets in your life.

Ann Wortinger and Jen Serling are both credentialed veterinary technicians and faculty within App State’s veterinary technology program.

Date: September 15, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST


Backyard Chickens

Everyone from the famous to families just looking for farm-fresh eggs at the ready have taken to raising hens and roosters at home. If you’ve been thinking about joining the chicken-keeping contingency, there’s no need to wing it. From setting up the perfect coop to ensuring a steady supply of wholesome eggs, our Ann Wortinger will walk you through every step of the process.

Date: September 29, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST


10 Things Your Vet Office Wish You Knew

Does taking your pet to the vet fill you with dread? Providing your pet with regular veterinary care is a vital part of being a responsible owner, but a visit to the veterinarian can be a stressful time for you and your pet. A relaxed, happy vet visit starts at home by decreasing anxiety before your pet reaches the vet’s office. Attend this workshop to learn smart ways to reduce pet stress. Have your specific questions answered by our expert presenter.

Date: October 13, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST [Add to Google Calendar]


Loving and Caring for Senior Pets

Rebecca Newman will delve into the various aspects of senior pet care, including health considerations, dietary needs, exercise routines, and emotional well-being. Discover the art of adapting to accommodate your senior pet's changing needs, and learn practical tips for creating a comfortable and safe environment. We'll discuss the importance of regular veterinary check-ups, pain management strategies, and how to recognize common age-related conditions.

Date: November 10, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST [Add to Google Calendar]