Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
They help vets treat animals.
$15.72 per hour on average
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|Education & Training
Associate degree is common.
|Related Programs (Current training programs available)
|On the Job
- Give anesthesia, medicines, and vaccines.
- Monitor animals after surgery.
- Collect blood, tissue, and urine samples. Conduct laboratory tests used in veterinary care.
- Provide emergency care to animals.
- Clean exam rooms and replenish supplies.
- Assist veterinarians during surgery. Pass instruments and materials as requested.
- Fill prescriptions, measuring medications and labeling containers.
- Prepare instruments and animals for surgery.
- Assist in exams and treatment of animals.
- Observe animals and monitor their symptoms.
- Take and develop x-rays.
- Perform enemas, catheterizations, ear flushes, and intravenous feedings.
- Maintain records on research, treatment, and inventories of equipment and supplies.
- Prepare exam and treatment rooms.
- Make sure equipment, instruments, and machinery are working properly.
- Perform dental work, such as cleaning.
- Clean kennels and other animal holding areas.
- Educate and counsel animal owners.
- Assist or conduct animal euthanasia (putting an animal to "sleep").
- Apply bandages and stitches to wounds.
- Animal Caretakers
- Animal Control Workers
- Pest Control Workers
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