Veterinary technicians work in various animal healthcare facilities where they are responsible for assisting veterinarians in the care and treatment of animals.
General duties of these professionals include checking vital signs, collecting test samples, preparing animals for surgery, and administering treatments.
An ideal candidate for this position should possess exceptional knowledge of animal behavior along with excellent clinical skills, technical understanding, and familiarity with medical terminologies.
An Associate’s Degree in veterinary technology is required for this position.
Registered Veterinary Technician Sample Skills
⦁ Skilled in examining animals and taking vital signs.
⦁ Capable of collecting blood, urine, and stool samples for testing.
⦁ Talented at running simple laboratory tests.
⦁ Proficient at taking X-rays, and ultrasounds of animals.
⦁ Competent at administering first-aid, medication, and treatments.
⦁ Well-versed at cleaning and bandaging wounds of injured animals.
⦁ Especially skilled in preparing animals for surgery and assisting during operations
⦁ Capable of teaching animal owners how to administer medication and perform basic medical procedures at home.
⦁ Good technical understanding, and familiarity with medical terminologies.
⦁ Exceptional knowledge of animal behavior along with excellent clinical skills.
⦁ Good communication skills, accuracy, and attention to detail.