Veterinary tech teaches students how to perform diagnostic tests, monitor medication for animals, help veterinarians throughout surgery, check the inventory of medical supplies and talk with pet owners. Veterinary technicians help in performing a basic evaluation of the animal's health, medicate the wounds, look important statistics, gather samples and supervise medication.
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Veterinary Tech offers various degrees with different specializations
The Associate's degree programs help the students to get employed as a veterinary technician. The course teaches students about working with both large and small animals. It is for around 24 months.
The Bachelor's degree includes working at local veterinary hospitals or zoos. Students learn about necessary skills in specialized areas, such as equine medicine or enticing animal care. The course is of around 4 years.
A Doctorate’s degree in veterinary helps students to learn about complex concepts in biology, zoology and veterinary medicine. It takes about 3 years to complete the course.
Specializations in veterinary tech include Animal Anatomy, Animal Pharmacology, Animal nursing and dentistry, Veterinary radiology etc.
Job Opportunities include clinical veterinarian, Animal hospital administration, Animal husbandry, veterinarian technology.
The average wage of a Veterinarian tech is about $32000. Veterinary tech works in labs, private clinics, pet care hospitals, zoos.
Veterinary assistants do numerous routine tasks, such as feeding, monitoring temperature, cleaning of the animals. They also provide necessary care before and after surgery of the animals.