Veterinary technologists and technicians don’t go through the many years of medical and scientific training that veterinarians do, but they work just as closely with animals.
Much like nurses who help doctors during surgeries and make sure that patients are comfortable, veterinary techs assist veterinarians. They do so in a variety of ways, from vaccinating dogs and x-raying cats to sterilizing medical instruments and cleaning cages.
Veterinary technologists and technicians help veterinarians provide medical care to animals and run veterinary practices. Veterinary technologists also work in research laboratories with scientists.
Many veterinarians started out as vet techs. The experience you'll gain on the job is great preparation for vet school.
Organized, attentive, responsible, compassionate, and able to work as part of a team and communicate with a wide variety of people.
Dental cleanings, often performed by vet techs, have become more popular as owners learn how important dental care is for pets.