What do Veterinary Technicians do?

Veterinary technicians assist licensed veterinarians with examinations, laboratory tests, medication administration, surgeries and other animal health treatment procedures.

Students in the Veterinary Technology Program will be trained to perform clinical and laboratory procedures under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian while gaining hands-on experience working with animals such as dogs, cats, horses, cattle, rabbits, rodents and birds in veterinary hospitals, clinics, labs, shelters, farms and even zoos.

How will this degree help me?

According to the U.S. Bureau for Labor Statistics (BLS) the expected growth for jobs in this field from 2014 through 2024 is 19%, much faster than average. Candidates across the US are earning an average $14.94 per hour or $31,070 per year as solar photovoltaic (PV) installers. 

Many Veterinary Technicians go on to become Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVP) earning $3K more on average or a Registered Nurse, earning $26K more. 

Here’s the latest hourly and annual rates of pay for Veterinary Technicians via PayScale:

Veterinary Technician Salary via PayScale

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