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By: Chris Lato. Veterinary Technician. Why I Chose This Job. I have always liked animals and know a lot about them. They are fun to play with and good to have around because some pets will even eat rodents. What To Do On The Job. Vet. Tech’s apply anesthetics to animals in surgery. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician By: Chris Lato

I have always liked animals and know a lot about them. They are fun to play with and good to have around because some pets will even eat rodents.

Why I Chose This JobWhat To Do On The JobVet. Techs apply anesthetics to animals in surgery.They assist the vets by giving the prescription drugs to the animals assigned by the vet.They also groom the dogs when out of surgery or if the owner would like the animal to be groomed.

What Education/Training RequiredAssociates degree in health.Almost all need a license.

What High school Classes to Take?Science and math are the key high school classes to take. One year of algebra, chemistry, and biology are key to becoming a vet. Tech.

What High school Classes to Take?

Additional math and science courses will add to your transcripts greatly too. First Aid, Speech, Bookkeeping, and other office procedures are good to have.Salary and Schedule

More than 40 hours a week. Make $25,000-$55,000 a year and having a degree will help your salary out.HoursVet. Techs will work 40 hours a week and also on holidays and are always on call. This is a major downfall to this job.

Related Jobs/PromotionsAdvancement opportunities are limited without additional training.Veterinary assistants usually advance by receiving pay increases.

Related Jobs/PromotionsSome people begin there own in-home pet cares.Related jobs consist of regular veterinarians, small animals researchers, and large animal researchers.

Positive QualitiesWorking with animals would be cool.Caring for the animals is nice.Especially knowing that your helping an animal live a long and happy life.

Negative QualitiesWorking weekends and holidays would suck for this job.The chance of injury from working on the farm with big animals would blow too.

Negative QualitiesThe working conditions of working outside in the snow, sleet, rain, hail, etc. wouldnt be good. Not being able to see your family all the time would suck.

Work CitedVeterinary Technicians. WISCareers. Board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System. N.D. Web. 18 May, 2011

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