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Career and Education Opportunities for Veterinarian Technicians

In general, veterinarian technicians perform medical tests in a laboratory environment for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals. They also prepare vaccines and serums for prevention of diseases.

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Veterinarian Technician

Veterinarian Technician video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Veterinarian technicians observe the behavior and state of animals, and monitor their clinical symptoms. They also ready and administer medications, vaccines and treatments, as prescribed by veterinarians. Equally important, veterinarian technicians have to furnish assistance with animal euthanasia and the disposal of remains. They are often called upon to take animals into treatment areas, and assist with physical examinations by performing such duties as obtaining temperature and respiration data. They are expected to maintain instruments and machinery to insure proper working condition. Finally, veterinarian technicians administer emergency first aid.

Every day, veterinarian technicians are expected to be able to evaluate problems as they arise. They need to listen to and understand others in meetings.