We help vet tech students pass
the most important exam of their lives.

We Love Learning...and People...and Animals

After more than five years of providing vet tech students with the best VTNE® review program, we're still in love with learning. Our team shares that passion, and even though we may live all across the globe, our commitment to your education keeps us tightly connected. We're one big family, complete with lots of fur and feathers from dogs and cats, to donkeys and goats and raptors too!

Cari Wise, DVM, MAEd

Medical & Program Director

Veterinary Medicine is in my blood. As the daughter of a small town, mixed animal veterinarian, I literally grew up in an animal hospital! Since graduating myself, I have used my degree in a variety ways from practice ownership to formal veterinary technician education. And although I love all of the furry, feathered and scaled creatures we help, I am most passionate about the people who help them. Joining XPrep was the opportunity of a lifetime. Not only can I use my experience to give back to the profession I love by helping our future vets and vet techs pass the most important exams of their lives, but through ViralVet we can stay connected and continue learning together for years to come!

Lori Hehn, DVM

Content & Review

Unlike many veterinarians, I did not decide on a profession until I was in college. Science was always my favorite subject, and with a natural love for animals it just made sense. After exposing myself to vet med during my undergraduate studies, I knew I made the right decision and was fortunate to get into vet school at Colorado State. After that, I did an internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital in San Diego. My husband and I now own a veterinary practice in Phoenix, AZ. I enjoy being in practice and being a part of the XPrep team. It gives me a balance of all of the things I love about our profession, seeing pets and also being involved in education and working with students. I feel proud to be a part of a company that not only wants to see students pass their boards, but truly succeed in their careers.

Vicki Olson, BS, RVT

Support

Animals have had my heart my entire life, so it made sense to join a profession that allowed me to care for them. It took some time for me to realize that, but once I did life clicked and made sense. After working in specialty medicine for 12-years, I decided to leap in a different direction, one that helped US nurses become better nurses, becoming licensed veterinary technicians. I was blessed to be given the opportunity to join XPrep Learning Solutions and to give a little something back that was given to me. VetTechPrep and VetPrep are the coolest programs out there, the only ones of their kind! They make studying for those hard exams fun and easy without a lot of stress...I mean that's why we went to school, right?! To be licensed. To be better for our patients.

Katie Jack
Operations & Sales
 

Daniel Steinberg
Product, Design, and Support

Erik Manassy
Digital Marketing

Katie Sedivec
Graphic Design

Michael Freedman
Support

Vince Westmiller
Business Development

Chris Crane
Engineering

Daniel Vu
Engineering

Stan Lin
Engineering
 

Ilana Welch
Software Program Management

Doug Peterson
Database & Server Management

Our Founders

Ira Gordon, DVM, DACVR

What is your role, professionally?
I'm an oncologist.

What made you interested veterinary medicine?
Going through cancer therapy with my own dog.

What do you know now that you wish you knew in vet school?
That no amount of knowledge or experience will allow you to know how your next patient is going to do.

What excites you the most about the future of veterinary medicine?
I'm looking forward to how technology will connect veterinarians and make us better at our jobs.

We feel like we stumbled into becoming entrepreneurs just because we had an idea and wanted to try to solve a small problem and had to figure everything out ourselves without a lot of knowledge and we stumbled a lot of times along the way. So we really feel like we have this opportunity to hopefully support innovation and entrepreneurship among veterinary students specifically and to provide this platform where we can provide mentorship and even some financial support to students that have good ideas and want to put in the work to try to take those ideas and turn them into reality.

Our Founders

Mauricio Dujowich, DVM, DACVS

What is your role, professionally?
I'm a veterinary surgeon.

What made you interested veterinary medicine?
I met a zoo vet in San Diego who helped me realize veterinary medicine can be the most amazing profession in the world.

What do you know now that you wish you knew in vet school?
Dogs can eject anal gland contents really far and I should always have a back up pair of scrubs for that reason.

What excites you the most about the future of veterinary medicine?
As technology permeates through our field it will be really fun to see what innovative solutions we find as a profession for problems we have not been able to solve.

We wanted to make a big difference for our profession. We were hoping to one day leave our mark, making it a little better for everybody. And that's how we've operated from Day One.

Our Founders

Steve Shaw, DVM, DACVIM

What is your role, professionally?
I'm a veterinary oncologist helping people, their pets, and students.

What made you interested veterinary medicine?
I've always had a passion for learning about and working with animals. This, alongside my interest in biology, medicine, and helping to make a difference in the community made veterinary medicine a natural fit for me.

What do you know now that you wish you knew in vet school?
Practicing the medicine is the easy part of this career. It's learning how to manage personality conflicts with clients, staff, and colleagues that can be one of the more challenging parts.

What excites you the most about the future of veterinary medicine?
Veterinary medicine is a constantly changing field with new drugs, diagnostic tests, and procedures being developed continuously. I look forward to seeing the innovations and advancements that will push the profession forward as well as helping to contribute to those advancements!

It's grown way more than we ever would have imagined. In the beginning we were super excited just to have the first person sign up and I never thought that we'd have more than just a couple of people sign up each day. And now it's actually grown enough where we can very proudly say that we've helped over 12,000 veterinary technicians prepare for their licensing exam.

Our Founders

Eric Chan

How do you think technology has helped the growth of VetTechPrep or veterinary education in general?
We started off with you know a small server. When I asked the guys I said, "How many users do you expect?", and they said, "Oh, it would be great if we get 200." It quickly went to 500, 800, a thousand users and beyond. And that's when we realized, what we were doing was making a huge impact. It's really making a difference in the world and that's when we started really refreshing all of our technology and we've been doing that consistently over the last 10+ years as we role out more and more features, and continue to invest in our technology stack.

How do you think this affects the future of veterinary medicine?
You know, it's about helping students, making learning easier, we're making learning fun and doing what's right for the students. That has still remained the core of what the company is about. We've expanded our suite of products really rapidly in the last 10 years. And that has given me insight in what a true internet company can do given the right vision, the right team and the right focus and that basically means what we can give back to the community - to veterinary medicine - is ultimately scalable, and we're excited to see what's next.

It has been an enriching experience. I'm a nerd and a technologist, and a lot of things are black and white and ones and zeros. And what the guys have taught me is that running a business, helping students, and having that vision and contributing back to the community is not about zeros and ones. Just working with the guys (Ira, Mauricio, and Steve) and their passion and really, their compassion for students learning, about wanting to help them, has actually made me a better person and has made me make life decisions not just based on formulas and ones and zeroes but you know, coming from the heart. So it has definitely been something positive in my life."

Advancing Education, Our Community,
and Your Career

After more than a decade of helping students pass their boards, we're just getting started. We're deeply committed to the communities and fields we serve and, grounded by our love of learning, we'll be with you every step of the way.

Our History: How It All Began

XPrep Learning Solutions was created with the purpose of enhancing the lives of students while giving back to their professional communities and advancing their future industry. It all began in 2004 when veterinary board preparation needed a change. Taking four years of knowledge and determining the best way to prepare for the most important exam of your life can be an overwhelming and daunting task. Three of our founders experienced this firsthand and vowed to change the way veterinary students approached board preparation. VetPrep was born in 2006 and has since eased the lives of over 44,000 students to date.

"We're all really passionate about the mission, we're committed to the students who we prepare, the industry we serve and we're committed to the employees who work for the company."

After years of helping veterinary students achieve success, we realized veterinary technician students were also dealing with the same level of difficulty and stress when it came to board preparation. We knew we could help! A talented team of veterinary specialists, faculty members, and business professionals got to work preparing the perfect balance of content and tools for busy students on the go.

VetTechPrep first became available in 2011 and we have served over 12,000 students to date. We stand by our mission to continuously make VTNE® preparation as simple and efficient as possible because we have been in your shoes and are committed to helping you become the best student and practicing vet tech you can be. Advancing education, our community, and your career - it all starts with you!

Giving Back Giving Back

VetTechPrep's mission is not only to improve the lives of veterinary technician students but to also improve the field of veterinary medicine through our efforts to give back. Through community giving, organizational giving and through our XPrep initiatives, we are working to lead the way toward a better future in the veterinary technician profession. If you would like our support or believe VetTechPrep should get involved in a philanthropic endeavor, please contact us today.

Community

Community

Through charitable giving we contribute to a variety of unique veterinary-related activities

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Organizations

Organizations

VetTechPrep partners with many organizations to further support the veterinary community

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Initiatives

Initiatives

We strive to develop new opportunities for collaboration and innovation

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