Veterinary technicians work closely with pet owners and many offer valuable tips and information on how a pet owner can better care for their animal.

Veterinarians recommend that pets be taken to a veterinarian at least once a year as annual exams are a great opportunity to check on the overall health and well-being of your pet and allow you to make any necessary changes in your pet’s daily routine and care. A review of the vaccination status and program most appropriate for your pet should also be completed at this time. It is also important to have your pet spayed or neutered. Not only do the procedures prevent individual medical problems such as mammary and testicular tumors and uterine infections, spaying or neutering also helps curb pet overpopulation and reduces the number of unwanted pets who are euthanized every day. Spay and neuter surgeries can be safely performed as early as 8-12 weeks of age. Pet owners should also provide nutritionally balanced and complete diets for their pets. Dog and cat foods contain all of the different nutrients your animal needs in the appropriate quantities. Remember it can be very difficult to create a balanced and complete diet from “people” foods.

Employers are looking for veterinary technicians who have training in pet care and will be able to work closely with pet owners to help them provide better care for their animals. Veterinary technicians must also be able to answer questions about pet care and assist a veterinarian in various procedures.