Careers - Work With Cats

    Veterinary Technician

    Veterianian working with Technicians A veterinary technician is a person who helps veterinarians in the treatment of animals. With direction from the veterinarian, technicians will help with physical examinations that determine what is wrong with an animal.

    Duties of a veterinary technician may include:

    • administer medications, vaccinations, anesthesia and blood plasma to the animals
    • take and record temperature, pulse and respiration
    • collect and label specimens for culture or microscopic examination
    • dress and suture wounds,
    • apply splints and other protective devices
    • clean and extract teeth

    Training to become a veterinary technician requires a high school diploma and then enrollment in a veterinary technology program at a college. Veterinary technicians are invaluable helpers in any veterinary hospital.

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