Working under the supervision of licensed veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians perform tests and assist in diagnosing animal injuries and illnesses. Do you love caring for animals? Launch your career in just two years at STI. You could work in a private clinic doing diagnostic tests and talking with animal owners.
Your other duties might include:
- Giving medications, vaccines and treatments prescribed by a vet
- Taking X-rays and performing lab tests
- Restraining animals during exams
- Observing animal behavior
- Giving nursing care or first aid to animals
The career outlook in your field is strong. Employment of Vet Technicians is expected to grow 20% through 2026, which is much faster than average for all occupations. This program starts in fall 2020 (August). But get started early, you may be able to take General Education courses before your program start.
Compare: Vet Tech vs. Vet Assistant
As a Veterinary Technician, you have the educational background to assist in surgery, take X-rays, and process tissue samples. A Veterinary Assistant is tasked with clerical and clinical duties, including scheduling appointments, billing customers, maintaining health records, sanitizing exam rooms and feeding animals.
Why Study to be a Vet Technician at Southeast Tech?
During your Veterinary Tech degree training in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, you will learn how to aid veterinarians in the evaluation and treatment of large and small animals. Your coursework also helps you:
Gain Certification: Vet Technicians can sit for the Veterinary Technician National Exam.
Chart a different path: You could use your STI training to assist biomedical researchers or other scientists.
Strengthen your best qualities: As a top Veterinary Technician from Southeast Tech, you will be detail-oriented, compassionate and an excellent communicator.
Where will you work as a Veterinary Technician?
Veterinary Technicians find careers in a range of settings, including research facilities, labs, ag production facilities, animal hospitals and clinics.
Southeast Tech’s curriculum for a Veterinary Technician includes classes in medical imaging, animal care and animal anatomy, anesthesiology, pain management, lab processes, pharmacology and surgical support.
Costs for this program are calculated based on a charge of $248 per credit hour, plus
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