Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

Perform medical tests in a laboratory environment for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals. Prepare vaccines and serums for prevention of diseases. Prepare tissue samples, take blood samples, and execute laboratory tests, such as urinalysis and blood counts. Clean and sterilize instruments and materials and maintain equipment and machines. May assist a veterinarian during surgery.

Key Competencies * Cooperation * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Integrity * Self Control * Initiative * Stress Tolerance * Concern for Others * Social Orientation * Adaptability/Flexibility

Representative Tasks * Restrain animals during exams or procedures. * Observe the behavior and condition of animals and monitor their clinical symptoms. * Care for and monitor the condition of animals recovering from surgery.


Professional Scientific & Technical Services,

Job Family Healthcare Practitioners and Technical

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