A veterinary technician is responsible for charting medical data such as the animal's weight, eating habits, symptoms, or any other concerns the owner may have. The information taken by the technician is given to the veterinarian to help them effectively make a diagnosis. The veterinarian technician also helps keep the animal calm while it is being examined by the vet and secure the animal while the veterinarian administers any shots or other required treatments. The veterinarian technician also handles laboratory and diagnostic testing such as urine, stool, and blood samples; they also may administer certain medicines and explain their uses, benefits, and potential side effects to owners.
Veterinary Technician Tasks
Collect samples and perform laboratory tests to detect pathogens, illness, or disease.
Conduct diagnostic tests, prepare medications, and log all activities.
Care for animals, including monitoring their behavior, administering medications or vaccines and first aid.