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How about becoming a Veterinary Technician?

Monday, November 1, 2010
posted by Jim Murphy

veterinary-technicianAre you looking for a new career. In these days, lots of us are. Are you an animal lover? Then why not become a Veterinary Technician?  Maybe at some point you wanted to be a Veterinarian but the amount of college required held you back. Eight years of college is required to become a Veterinarian.  A Veterinary Technician works in both private and public clinics, in labs, on farms and even in classrooms.  Some of the things that they are responsible for are preparing animals for surgery and performing routine pet exams. The Veterinary Technician monitors a pets vital signs, takes X rays and also performs some dental hygiene processes.  A large part of their job is to educate people on the best way to care for their pets.  In most states a Veterinary Technician career requires a two year program.  You’ll also have to pass a national board exam. This could be a very gratifying career as it combines the love of animals with medicine and with people. So maybe you’re thinking of a career change. You love your pets and are constantly pampering them with long walks, dog  treats and lots of toys. Why not become a Veterinary Technician? It could be the best move you’ve ever made!

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