5 Things to know about being a Vet Tech
Vet Techs are hardworking, well-trained, compassionate individuals and they play a very important role at Pet Hospitals, Veterinary Offices, and Pet Clinics. In fact, without veterinary technicians, veterinarians would have a hard time getting anything done. Here are 5 things to know before pursuing a career as a vet tech.
#1 Vet Techs are in demand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), demand for veterinary technicians will expand at a rate of more than 20 percent over the next ten years. This is three times the average for all professions surveyed. This means that over the next decade, vet techs shouldn’t have a hard time finding a job.
#2 Becoming a vet tech takes less time than you think. Veterinary technicians can complete their education in less than two years. MCC is accredited by American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) offers an accelerated Veterinary Technician program with hands-on training with dedicated instructors.
#3 Vet techs jobs are far from boring. For vet techs, no two days are alike. Vet techs see a variety of patients. Everything from cute puppies and kittens to pigs and goats! Vet techs perform a wide variety of tasks. Tasks often include preparing animals for surgery, cleaning and organize surgical tools, collecting samples, running lab tests, taking x-rays, administering anesthesia, performing dental cleanings, cleaning cages, updating client files, filling prescriptions, interacting with owners, assisting a veterinarian, and other duties that may be required. Some vet techs even ride along on farm visits, assisting the veterinarian with treatment in the field.
#4 Vet techs have lots of professional career options. A vet tech’s career path is not limited to private practice. Vet techs can work in veterinary pharmaceutical sales companies, laboratories, animal production facilities, zoos, public health organizations, and more.
#5 Vet techs help animals heal. Veterinary Technicians are active participants in the patient’s healing process. They help by treating injuries, catching problems early by running routine lab tests, performing dental cleanings, and other routine tasks. It can be very rewarding to work with and heal animals.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a veterinary technician, consider talking to an admissions advisor with Milwaukee Career College (MCCS). It is important to get personalized, hands-on training when starting out a new career. Students who attend MCC get lots of one-on-one time with the instructors because class sizes are intentionally small. MCC is a great place to become a vet tech. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact MCC. One phone call can change your life, in just over a year, you can have a great new career full of growth and opportunity.