What does a person with this career title do on a day-to-day basis?
They often greet you and your pet into the exam room. They sometimes may give your pet a physical exam. (All this information is passed on to the veterinarian) They also run lab test, such as heartworms, Complete Blood Count (CBC), or check any parasites. They also do x-rays. They supervise the veterinarian when the pet is on an anesthetic agent. They also monitor heart rate and respiratory rate during surgery.
What prior experience is required, if any, to obtain this job?
Vet techs should be a hands-on animal lover. They must be patience and emotionally stable
What is the employment outlook for this career field?
Projected to grow 35% in North Carolina.