A Career That Loves You Back.
Veterinary technicians, or vet techs, are the first line of care for animals recovering from surgeries and illnesses. They also provide routine care so animals can stay healthy. Loving animals is an important part of being a veterinary technician, but there is a lot more to the job.
Vet techs need to have a love for animals, strong abilities in math and science, and good communication skills. As part of their day-to-day activities, they will perform medical and laboratory procedures, assist veterinarians in surgery, and of course communicate with pet owners.
The 18-month veterinary technology program at the Vet Tech Institute was designed so you can learn the skills that vet techs need, including:
- Safe administration of medicine to patients
- Perform analysis of laboratory specimens
- Conduct patient assessments
- Operate radiographic equipment, including x-rays and ultrasounds
- Provide surgical assistance
- Administration of anesthesia delivery and monitoring equipment, including pulse oximeters, oxygen sources, and defibrillators
See the full list of CVTEA Essential and Recommended Skills List.
By attending an AVMA-accredited program like the one at the Vet Tech Institute at Fox College, graduates are eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam, which is required to become a licensed veterinary technician.