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How Do Veterinary Technicians Help Animals?

Veterinary technicians provide direct support to veterinarians for the veterinary care of animals. Veterinary technicians help the veterinarian with different job tasks to help promote the overall well-being of animals. Some of the various job tasks of a veterinary technician include:

  • Perform medical tests
  • Treat and diagnose medical conditions in animals
  • Record patients' history
  • Expose and develop x-rays
  • Provide nursing care
  • Help with dental care
  • Discuss the pets' medical condition

Vet techs can specialize in small animal care, such as dogs and cats, or they can specialize in treatment of larger animals, such as cows and horses. Most veterinary practices do not care for both large and small animals, so most vet techs only help certain animals.

Work Environment

Although a vet tech is there for the care of pets, the job can be physically demanding as well as dangerous. As a vet tech, you have a lot of interaction with animals that can sometimes lead to scratches or bites. Veterinary technicians also need to be careful when working with animals in order to prevent injuries. Veterinary technicians also have a emotionally stressful job because of the exposure to animals that are old, injured, or abused.

Veterinary Technician Schools

Veterinary technician schools can help prepare you to become a veterinary technician. In order to become a vet tech, you will need a two year associate's degree that can be obtained at veterinary technician schools. Attending a veterinary technician degree program that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association qualifies you to take a state licensing exam, which is required in all 50 states. If you are interested in working in a research setting, you may consider a vet tech program that may prepare you to pursue a American Association for Laboratory Animal Science certification.

Whether your interests lie in caring for small pets or treating large farm animals, vet tech training can help you enter this rewarding field.


     
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