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Veterinary Technician Careers


Veterinary technician career may require training and subsequent employment as a veterinary technician, your responsibilities may include:
  • obtaining and recording patient case histories
  • providing specialized nursing care
  • preparing animals, instruments, and equipment for surgery
  • assisting in diagnostic, medical, and surgical procedures
  • performing dental prophylaxes
  • collecting specimens and performing laboratory procedures
  • advising and educating animal owners
  • supervising and training practice personnel
  • exposing and developing radiographs
According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment for veterinary technicians and technologists is expected to grow by 52 percent from 2010 - 2020.

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics Pet owners are increasingly willing to spend more on advanced health care provision for their pets, which is helping to fuel career opportunities. Whilst opportunities in zoos are expected to decline due to fierce competition and downsizing, the following are examples of places where you might find work as a veterinary technician:

  • diagnostic laboratories
  • wildlife facilities
  • humane societies
  • animal clinics
  • kennels
  • catteries
  • breeders of domestic pets
  • breeders of working animals (horses, dogs etc)
  • biomedical facilities
  • animal control facilities
  • pharmaceutical or food manufacturing companies
  • food safety inspection organizations.
Jump-start your veterinary technician career by requesting free information from one of the veterinary technician schools listed below.
 
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