There are different areas of specialty for veterinary technicians. To become a veterinary technician generally requires a technical level degree of at least 3 years in duration, significant work experience, special certifications, and the completion of case records and reports. The vet tech works alongside the vet and other specialists.
The emergency and critical care veterinary technicians they are specially trained to provide emergency intensive care to animals that have suffered severe trauma. Technicians in this specialty may need to work night, night, and weekend shifts, as most emergency clinics operate 24 hours a day.
The clinical pathology veterinary technicians perform laboratory analysis of an animal’s body fluids, such as urine or blood, to identify health problems.
The clinical practice veterinary technicians they care for animals in one of three subspecialty areas: canines, exotic companion animals, or production animals.
The equine veterinary technicians assist equine veterinarians in the routine and emergency medical care of horses. Equine veterinary technicians may work in a large animal hospital or travel from farm to farm with the veterinarian they attend.
The veterinary surgery technicians they are specially trained to assist veterinarians in surgical procedures and oversee preoperative and postoperative care.
The veterinary technical anesthetists they are specially trained to assist anesthesiologists and veterinary surgeons with procedures, including ventilation monitoring and sedation.
The veterinary dental technicians provide dental care and cleanings to animals under the supervision of a veterinarian.
The veterinary nutrition technicians help in the nutritional management of animals.
The zoo veterinary technicians they assist zoo veterinarians as they work with exotic animal species.
The veterinary internal medicine technicians they assist veterinarians working in a variety of subspecialties such as cardiology, neurology, and oncology.
The behavioral veterinary technicians they are trained to help with behavior management and modification.