The responsibilities of a veterinary technician include taking care of the well-being of animals under a veterinarians care. They work hand-in-hand with a veterinarian to provide essential medical procedures to ensure animal health. They can perform laboratory tests, X-rays, and radiographs. Vet techs will assist the veterinarian in treatment and surgeries for animals. They can also treat injuries on farm animals.
The education needed to be a vet tech can be as minimal as a certificate from a technical college or an associates or bachelor's degree in veterinary technology or animal science. The level of education you achieve will factor into the pay rate you receive. To get ahead, you can take classes during high school in agricultural education with a focus on science. You should also take other classes such as animal science, biology, and mathematics.
The typical employers of vet techs are veterinary clinics, diagnostic laboratories, zoos, university research farms, wildlife preserves, and animal control facilities.
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