They are trained to do what seems like an endless list of tasks. Some of the skills I learned while working as a Vet Tech include radiology, dentistry and oral hygiene, laboratory technician, parasitology, phlebotomist, surgical assistant, janitor, receptionist, groomer, and so much more... I can think of so many skills that Vet Techs use, it would probably take up pages of paper.
The amazing thing is that many Vet Techs are not just trained to care for one type of animal. They are trained to care for multiple species, all of which are very different from each other.
I have written many informative posts about the work that Vet Techs do. Here is a list:
- 10 of the Coolest Things I've Done as a Vet Tech
- Weird Stuff My Cat Ate | Tales From a Vet Tech
- What is a Veterinary Technician?
- Is Working as a Vet Tech the Right Job for You?
Even though these blog posts were written quite a while ago, I still occasionally get emails from people asking about a career as a Veterinary Technician. Quite recently, a young girl getting ready to graduate from high school sent me an email wanting to know more about being a Vet Tech. She was contemplating either going to college for Marine Biology or Veterinary Technician.
I am flattered that this girl emailed me, of all people. I mean, that's a big life decision for her. While I couldn't advise her on Marine Biology, I was able to answer her questions about becoming a Vet Tech.
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Being a Vet Tech is definitely an exciting, fun, and challenging occupation. So to all the Vet Techs out there, we appreciate all of your hard work and dedication to the animals you care for - thank you!