Career Opportunities

veterinary technology careersTechnical Duties

Examples of the areas of responsibility qualified veterinary technicians are educated to assume include:

  • Physical Examination and Patient History
  • Client Education
  • Caring for the Hospitalized Patient
  • Administration of Medication and Vaccines
  • Clinical Laboratory Procedures
  • Dental Prophylaxis
  • Radiology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Surgical Assisting
  • Office/Hospital Management
  • Biomedical Research

In addition to many of the above areas of responsibility, veterinary technicians in research may also: supervise the operation of research colonies and facilities assist in the design and implementation of research projects.

Career Opportunities

The first job for about 85% of graduate veterinary technicians is in a private veterinary practice, with companion animal practice leading the list. However, the demand for veterinary technicians in other fields is rapidly growing. Opportunities exist in the following areas:

  • Teaching
  • Military Service
  • Humane Societies
  • Herd Health Managers
  • Industry
  • Biomedical Research
  • Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Zoo/Wildlife Medicine
  • Veterinary Supplies Sales
  • Regulated Veterinary Profession