Career Possibilities in Veterinary Technician

General practice veterinary clinics   Veterinary specialty, emergency, and university teaching hospitals   Animal research facilities   Zoos/wildlife rehab/marine mammal centers   Veterinary behavior   Rehabilitation   Veterinary supply sales   Diagnostic laboratories   Hospice care

With a Veterinary Technician Associate of Applied Science degree, students are prepared to launch careers in a wide variety of vet tech fields under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian. Many veterinary technicians work in veterinary clinics providing animal care, including X-rays, surgery, restraint, medication management, and daily office management. Veterinary technicians may also work in research, zoos, veterinary supply sales, animal training, rehabilitation, and many other animal-focused careers. Technicians can also gain higher-level recognition for advanced skills and specialize in 16 different specialties.  

Vet Tech

Employment of veterinary technicians is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations. As the number of households with pets and spending on pets continues to rise, demand is expected to increase for veterinary technicians.