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Veterinary Technology: Home

ACC Library and other resources related to the veterinary sciences

Welcome to Veterinary Technology

Faculty and Staff: TLED and ACC Libraries are here for you! Check out the resources on the Faculty Teaching Toolbox to find practical tips + resources to temporarily teach online

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"Veterinary Technology Program Facilities" by ACC Teaching and Learning Division is licensed under CC BY 4.0

Types of Resources

There are several types of information available to students through the ACC libraries, both in print form and electronically. Details provided on the different types of resources are listed below:

Books You can find a wealth of resources in the library's book collection. A book can provide detailed background information on a topic.
Reference Books Encyclopedias, atlases, dictionaries, etc. are considered reference sources. Access these types of resources when you need to find definitions, biographies, overviews, and historical information.
Articles Articles can be found in journals, magazines, or newspapers.  Articles can vary in scope, but usually fall into one of two categories: scholarly and popular.     
Web Sites The internet can provide a wealth of information, especially from government sources and professional organizations. Be sure to carefully evaluate the information found here.

Veterinary Technology Apps

various app icons

Apps (little software applications) allow you to customize your tablet to do the things you like to do. Some of the apps listed are free, while others are fee-based. Additionally, some apps are initially free, and then require in-app purchases if more features and functionality are desired. Listed, you will find some app recommendations we have come up with through trial, error, and our own experiences.

ACC Library Services does not endorse any fee-based apps nor it is liable for reimbursement of any apps paid for by patrons. Please refer to the Tablet Circulation Policy for further details.

three gradient vertical lines  MSD (Merck) Veterinary Manual (Android, iOS)

Provides animal health professionals with clear, practical explanations of thousands of conditions across all body systems.

cat and dog in silhouette  Pet First Aid (AndroidiOS)

The American Red Cross Pet First Aid app puts veterinary advice for everyday emergencies in the palm of your hand.

dog and cat with radar symbol TARGET: Veterinary Antimicrobial Reference (AndroidiOS)

Tool to consult when treating microbial infections in small animals. 

dog skull graphic with pins  Vet-Anatomy (Android, iOS)

Focusing on animal anatomy.

paw print with half a crossVet Calculator (Android)

Designed for veterinary professions to do many common calculations.

ambulanceVeterinary Diseases (Android)

Contains information online and offline on a variety of veterinary diseases.

schnauzer dog in silhouette  Vet Easy (Android)

Drug and protocol organizer including a dosage calculator, drug information, and a fluid rate converters.

horse cat and dog silhouettesVetivex (Android)

Provides a calculator to determine IV fluid levels for animals. 

large title letters  VTNE Practice Test by Pocket Prep (Android, iOS)

Provides practice tests for the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE). Offers in-app purchases for more premium content. 

cat and dog in silhouette  Pet First Aid ($.99 for Android)

The American Red Cross Pet First Aid app puts veterinary advice for everyday emergencies in the palm of your hand.

wavy letter P Plumb's Veterinary Drugs (Android, iOS)

Used to access up-to-date veterinary drug information. Content available for download for $85/year or try our new database for free

running horse in a television screen  Veterinary Advances

A suite of advanced veterinary apps are available through the Veterinary Advances website. Most apps are geared to horses (ex. equine drugs, radiology, ultrasound, etc.) but one feline app is also available. For Android and iOS.

kitten on a hospital sign  Vet Nurse Quick Reference ($1.99 for Android)

Contains a comprehensive reference of normal parameters and ranges for small and common household pets.

dog and cat silhouettes VetCalculators ($10.99 for Android, $10.99 for iOS)

Provides a variety of calculators including emergency and anesthetic drugs, fluid therapy, weight and temperature conversion, and more. 

**For a list of more specific veterinary apps, especially equine, check out the Vet Integrations website.

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