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Veterinary Health Center

Veterinary Health Center
1800 Denison Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66506

For appointments or emergencies call:

Small Animal Desk
785-532-5690
785-532-4309 fax

Large Animal Desk
785-532-5700
785-532-4989 fax

vhc@vet.k-state.edu

VHC Veterinary Technicians

The Veterinary Health Center is a state-of-the-art specialty hospital and the only facility in the state offering routine care, emergency care and 14 different specialties. 

For position information, follow the links below. 


NAVTA Virtual Career Fair

NAVTA Career Fair

Visit our booth online at the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA)


 2017 picnic
2017 Vet Tech Picnic


Meet our Technician of the Month 

Vet Tech of the MonthName: 
Kailey Berkenmeier 

Service: 
Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care

What are your hobbies?
Camping, fishing, and anything that involves sunshine, family, and friends. I also enjoy reading and watching horror flicks.

Do you have any pets?
4 Dogs: Tequila, Murphy, Hosmer, and Tank. 

Why did you want to become a Veterinary Technician?
I’ve loved animals ever since I can remember. I think I’ve known it was my calling to care for them, ever since I was a little kid. 

Why did you choose this specific specialty?
Emergency medicine & Critical Care  keeps me on my toes. I never know what will come through those doors. It’s important to be ready for anything. It is exciting, inspiring, and sometimes heart breaking. But at the end of the day, I have a sense of pride knowing how many pets and owners I’ve helped.

What is your favorite part about your job?
My job challenges me to be better on a daily basis. I look forward to learning new things in this profession, and luckily, I have a job where I learn something new every day. 

What advice do you have for others who are wanting to become a Vet Tech?
It’s not all puppies and kittens, my friend, but we do get those days here and there. Push yourself to be the best version of yourself every day. Know that you can’t save every patient, but you will try anyway. Most of all, don’t stop loving what you do, because you will make such a difference and you will touch many lives.