» Veterinary Technician «
Eighty-five percent of veterinary technicians and assistants are employed in private practice. * Most technicians are employed in a companion animal practice. The demand for trained technicians and assistants in other areas is rapidly expanding. Other employment opportunities include: biomedical facilities, diagnostic laboratories, colleges/universities, veterinary supply sales, zoos and wildlife facilities, the military, humane societies and animal control facilities, drug or feed manufacturing companies, industry or food safety inspection.
*National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (www.navta.net)
The trend toward group practices, increased client expectations of quality care, and an economic need to leverage Veterinarians' productivity, have allowed veterinary technicians to play a greater role in providing nursing care and related medical services. Veterinary Technicians can assist the veterinarian as a nurse, lab technician, radiography technician, anesthetist, surgical nurse and client educator.
The Veterinary Technician program is an Associate in Applied Science degree. The degree consists of 19 credits of general education and 53 credits of veterinary technology core courses. Some of these core courses include: animal husbandry, veterinary surgical nursing, animal nursing, clinical labs, animal nutrition, pharmacology, pathology, comparative vet anatomy and physiology, applied diagnostic imaging and a field experience.
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