The Veterinary Technician is responsible for providing medical care to animals in a veterinary clinic or hospital. They work closely with the veterinarian to provide quality care to the patients. The technician may perform lab work, take x-rays, assist in surgery, and give vaccinations. They must be able to handle all types of animals and have excellent customer service skills.

Veterinary Technician Job Responsibilities

  • Providing medical care to sick and injured animals
  • Performing diagnostic tests, such as xrays and blood work
  • Collecting samples for lab analysis
  • Anesthetizing animals for surgery
  • Assisting in surgery
  • Monitoring animals during surgery and recovery
  • Giving vaccinations and other medications
  • Advising pet owners on animal care and health


  • To provide high quality medical care to animals in a variety of settings.
  • To work collaboratively with veterinarians and other members of the animal health care team to provide comprehensive care for patients.
  • To maintain accurate medical records and ensure compliance with all regulatory guidelines.
  • To educate pet owners on proper animal care and preventive medicine.
  • To perform diagnostic testing, including laboratory workup, radiography, and ultrasonography.
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Veterinary Technician Job Skills & Qualifications Needed

  • The skills and qualifications needed for the role of veterinary technician include excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as a strong knowledge of animal anatomy and physiology. Veterinary technicians must be able to effectively handle and restrain animals, administer medications and vaccinations, take Xrays, and perform other medical procedures. They must also be able to keep accurate medical records.