Veterinary Technician

Veterinary technicians assist veterinarians in nursing and caring for animals, including performing tests and giving medication. If you love animals and are interested in medicine, being a veterinary technician may be right for you. Read on for more information.

Inside Veterinary Technology

Veterinary technicians work in veterinarian's offices, animal research facilities and laboratories performing clinical duties. Veterinary technicians and technologists perform similar duties, but veterinary technologists may have more advanced tasks, such as participating in research projects or vaccinating animals. While veterinary technicians are required to have an associate's degree, veterinary technologists must earn a bachelor's degree.

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Veterinary technology associate's degree programs prepare students for working in the clinical veterinary field. In an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology program, vet tech students learn skills in pre- and post-surgical care, anesthesia and radiology. In addition to formal training, veterinary technicians may need to pass an exam to become licensed in their state. Some employers require veterinary technicians to earn American Association for Laboratory Animal Science certification, which is available at three levels.

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