You Know You're A Vet Tech If . . .
… all your pets have one eye, three legs or a problem that can’t be fully explained.
… you are asked not to discuss work over dinner.
… the inside of your clothes are covered in animal hair.
… the smell of ear cleaner has become the new fragrance you wear.
… you can play connect the dots on your hands.
… you have several uses for bread bags.
… you can express anal glands better than you can express your feelings.
… you find yourself palpating a dog you intended to pet.
… you can only remember a person by their pet’s name.
… when dining and find hair in your food, you just pull it out and keep eating.
Veterinarian Technician . . . What Does That Mean?
Two to four years of rigorous academic and practical training.
Passed certification exams and are licensed.
Patient Care and Treatment
(Blood drawing, bandages, IV’s, injections, wound care, emergency triage and stabilization, anesthesia, dentistries, assisting in surgery, behavior, radiology, care of ICU and isolation patients)
Exam room and outpatient diagnostic tests
(Interpretation, quality control and trouble-shooting equipment)
Pharmaceuticals and Medical Products
(Inventory management, controlled drugs, product evaluation)
Client education and assistance
Training and development of the assistant staff
Formal & informal continuing education and subspecialization