Careers in Veterinary Technology

Veterinary technician career outlook

There are several types of organizations that hire people with the right skills and experience in veterinary technology, including humane societies, large animal practices, boarding kennels and animal hospitals.

Veterinary Technology Job Descriptions*

  • Prepare animals and instruments for surgery
  • Administer medications, vaccines and treatments prescribed by a veterinarian
  • Collect laboratory samples, such as blood, urine, or tissue, for testing
  • Perform laboratory tests, such as urinalyses and blood counts
  • Take and develop X-rays
  • Collect and record patients’ case histories

*According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job Outlook in Veterinary Technology

As long as there are animal lovers, there will be positions in animal care. Pet owners often consider their pets to be part of the family and are willing to pay for advanced care to keep them healthy. This should provide a sense of job security for aspiring veterinary technicians, since job outlook is an important aspect to consider before starting a career.

Veterinary technology jobs are projected to grow at a rate of 30 percent from 2012 to 2022.*

*According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Preparing for a Career in Veterinary Technology

Globe University offers one veterinary technology program: