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Real-Life Veterinary Technician Job Profiles

Below is a list of links to anonymous job profiles of REAL PEOPLE who have filled out our survey and offered to share their insights with our users about their job in the Veterinary Technician field.
IDJob TitleGenderAgeEarningsCity & StateDate
33352Veterinary TechnitianFemale28 $100,000laguna hills, CA01/01/2010
33288Vet TechFemale31 $25,000Columbia, TN01/01/2010
33141Veterinary TechnicianFemale38 $35,000Long Beach, CA01/01/2010
33095Vet TechFemale34 $20,000Rosedale, NY01/01/2010

Overview

If you?re a lover of animals, a job as a veterinary technician might be perfect for you. Usually, the veterinary technician is the first to meet with an owner to collect information about the pet and any problems the pet may have. The technician assists the veterinarian by performing procedures such as administering medications, drawing blood or other biologic samples, or performing medical tests for signs of disease. Additionally, the technician may aid the veterinarian during the examination and treatment of the animal.

A two-year associate?s degree in veterinary technology from an accredited college or university is required to work as a veterinary technician. Most states also require the technician to be certified, registered, or licensed in the state in which they are working.

The majority of veterinary technicians work in animal hospitals or animal clinics. However, there are other employment opportunities including animal shelters, humane societies, and zoos. Recently, there has been a demand for veterinary technicians to work in food and animal safety, public health, and disease control.

If you enjoy animals, especially helping ill or injured animals, working as a veterinary technician may be the career you are looking for. See what the job entails, as well as the rewards one can receive from it, by browsing through the real-world career profiles of the veterinary technicians listed below.


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