Veterinary Technicians

Job Responsabilities

  • Observe the behavior and condition of animals.
  • Provide nursing care or emergency first aid to recovering or injured animals.
  • Administer anesthesia to animals and monitor their responses.
  • Collect laboratory samples, such as blood, urine, or tissue, for testing.
  • Perform laboratory tests, such as urinalyses and blood counts.
  • Take and develop x rays.
  • Prepare animals and instruments for surgery.
  • Administer medications, vaccines, and treatments prescribed by a veterinarian.
  • Collect and record patients’ case histories.

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