ENGL 1100 (Wright): Health and Human Services: Vet Tech

This is a Course Guide for a Health and Human Services contextualized English 1100 course. It contains readings used in the course as well as links to the various academic topic/program area Research Guides.

Program Areas

Veterinary Technology

Readings for this program are listed below.  The readings are sorted by personal, topical, and research issues to correspond to the three writing projects in the course.

Research Guides

This link is for the Research Guide related to the program area.  Links found in this Research Guide will lead you to websites, books, journals, and other resources connected to the program.

Readings-Veterinary Technology


Calhoun, L. (2014). My career. Occupational Outlook Quarterly, 58(1), 13–14.


Carlson, J. (2018). Top tech for techs: From head to toe to exam-room ready, here’s everything a veterinary tech needs to get through a day. Firstline, 14(1), 14–17.


Johnson, A. K. (2017). 10 career moves for veterinary technicians: Don’t stay stuck in your career. There are plenty of doors waiting for you to open and explore. Firstline, 13(5), 20–21.


Pachtinger, G., & McNally, B. (2015). A veterinary technician & veterinarian: A personal look at their changing roles. Veterinary Team Brief, 44–49.


Rand, E. (2019). “Mommy needs to save lives.” Firstline, 15(1), 8–10.


Strollo, N. (2018). When vet techs attack. Firstline, 14(2), 14–16.




Carr, M. (2010). The technician is IN. Firstline, 6(3), 22–26.


Frederick, B. (2010). Vet tech field beckons, Even in an uncertain economy. Techniques: Connecting Education & Careers, 85(1), 50.


Krasicki-Aune, M. D. (2018). Veterinary technicians can do it, too. Veterinary Team Brief, 6(9), 45–46.


Smither, S. (2015). “Technicians are vital to good medicine”. Veterinary Team Brief, 36–38.


Yagi, K. (2017). What can veterinary nurses do for the practice? Elevating the role to the fullest. Veterinary Team Brief, 5(9), 20–25.


Yagi, K., & Prendergast, H. (2016). Veterinary nurse or veterinary technician? Veterinary Team Brief, 4(9), 41–43.



Jagodich, T. A., & Holowaychuk, M. K. (2016). Transfusion practice in dogs and cats: an Internet-based survey. Journal of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care, 26(3), 360–372.


Robben, J. H., Melsen, D. N., Almalik, O., Roomer, W., & Endenburg, N. (2016). Evaluation of a virtual pet visit system with live video streaming of patient images over the Internet in a companion animal intensive care unit in the Netherlands. Journal of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care, 26(3), 384–392.


Shaw, J. R., Barley, G. E., Hill, A. E., Larson, S., & Roter, D. L. (2010). Communication skills education onsite in a veterinary practice. Patient Education and Counseling, 80(3), 337–344.


Valliyate, M., Robinson, N. G., & Goodman, J. R. (2012). Current concepts in simulation and other alternatives for veterinary education: a review. Veterinární Medicína, 57(7), 325–337.

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