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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

For all referrals, please email

VHC Veterinary Nurses

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. 

Title Change - Veterinary Technician Becomes Veterinary Nurse

In response to a request made in June 2018, the College of Veterinary Medicine and Human Capital Services at Kansas State University have approved a formal job title change from veterinary technician to veterinary nurse effective throughout the college as of Oct. 21.

In 2016, the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, or NAVTA, focused their efforts on researching and pursuing legislation in all 50 states to seek unification under the title of registered veterinary nurse. Veterinary nurses aim to have greater public awareness and increased job mobility by ultimately creating national credentialing standards and to increase the intrinsic value of veterinary medicine. Read more about the change.

Learn about the Veterinary Nurse Initiative.

Job Openings

For position information, follow the links below. 

Meet our Nurse of the Month 

Sarah QuickName:
Sarah Quick

Nurse Intern

I sing in an acapella choir in Manhattan, participate in a monthly knitting group and love to read!

Gracie Lou, my 15-year old cat was adopted from Riley County Humane Society. I also have Barbara, a 14-year-old Boston Terrier that lives back home in Texas!

Why become a Veterinary Nurse:
I’ve always wanted to work in veterinary medicine, and I love the range of skills nurses are able to perform!

Why choose this specific specialty:
I applied for the nurse intern program in order to explore the different specialties and find my perfect fit!

Favorite part of job:
I love being able to rotate between so many departments and work with our amazing clinicians, nurses and students!

Advice for future nurses:
Apply for the nurse intern program! It’s a great way to expand your technical skills while gaining exposure to the different specialty options.