Veterinary Technologists & Technicians


Perform medical tests in a laboratory environment for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals. Prepare vaccines and serums for prevention of diseases. Prepare tissue samples, take blood samples, and execute laboratory tests, such as urinalysis and blood counts. Clean and sterilize instruments and materials and maintain equipment and machines. May assist a veterinarian during surgery.
Also called: Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT), Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT), Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), Veterinary Technician (Vet Tech)

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • biology
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Health
  • medicine and dentistry

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
    Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • hold or move items with your hands
    Attention
  • do two or more things at the same time

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Initiative

Technology:

    Medical software
  • Animal Intelligence Software Animal Intelligence
  • McAllister Software Systems AVImark
    Data base user interface and query software
  • FileMaker Pro
  • Microsoft Access
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    associate's degree
    high school diploma/GED
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