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Veterinary Health Center

Veterinary Health Center
1800 Denison Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66506

For appointments or emergencies call:

Small Animal Desk
785-532-4309 fax

Large Animal Desk
785-532-4989 fax


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. 

2017 picnic
        2017 Vet Tech Picnic

Meet our Technician of the Month 

Rachel Wright


Katie Baker



What are your hobbies?

Usually, my fiancé and I spend our weekends traveling to watch my (soon to be) stepdaughter compete in archery tournaments. In my free time, I love nature photography & baking.

Do you have any pets?

Yes! We have a whole herd at our house. Bramlage, Miniature Pinscher. Gwen, Great Pyrenees. Savitar, German Shepard. Sadie, Long Hair Cat. Ginger, Short Hair Cat.

Why did you want to become a Veterinary Technician?

I wanted to be a veterinary technician because I have the opportunity to work directly with patients. Often times, veterinarians are required to see multiple clients in a day and that means that technicians get to fulfill their orders & interact with patients by doing their treatments!

Why did you choose this specific specialty?

Ophthalmology is an area of veterinary medicine that can be very rewarding. We get to help pets feel better and have some amazing outcomes. We work together as a team and get to see a wide variety of species! It really is an awesome job!

What is your favorite part about your job?

Working with clients is absolutely the best part of my job! Making the animals in our lives feel better is what makes my job rewarding.

What advice do you have for others who are wanting to become a Vet Tech?

Study, study, study! Being a good technician can be challenging but it is always worth the hard work and long hours when your patient leaves the hospital healthy & happy. Never stop learning, your skills can always improve by learning new techniques!