• Vet technicians assist veterinarians with caring for patients and running a veterinary clinic. Other job opportunities in this career include lab research positions, working in zoos and selling veterinary pharmaceuticals.


    According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, veterinary technician must graduate from an accredited veterinary technology program before completing the licensing process. It takes an average of two years to complete the initial education requirements to become a veterinary technician.

    Job Responsibilities

    Job responsibilities of a veterinary technician include scheduling appointments, assisting in surgery, taking X-rays, performing dental work, communicating with clients and providing general medical care for sick pets.


    According to, most U.S. veterinary technician earn $27,000 to $39,000 per year.


    Animal lovers will enjoy working around furry patients for a living. Veterinary technicians often get discounts on veterinary care, medicine and pet food.


    A veterinary technician may elect to specialize in animal behavior, emergency medicine, anesthesia or dental technology.


    American Veterinary Medical Association: Veterinary Technicians Typical Veterinary Technician Salary

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