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About the Program
Our AVMA-CVTEA fully accredited Veterinary Technician training program can help you gain the skills to take the first steps towards an exciting new career in the booming field of veterinary technology. In our online veterinary technician school, you'll study a wide range of topics and gain real-world vet technician experience during the clinical externship portions of the program.
In order to prepare you to work as a veterinary technician in animal hospitals or clinics, you will learn topics such as pharmacology, clinical pathology, parasitology, anesthesia, laboratory procedures, and much more.
Career Growth & Opportunity
Most veterinary technicians work on a full-time basis and are paid an annual salary that ranges anywhere from $22,000 to $48,000 a year, depending on a variety of factors such as education and level of responsibility.
Vet techs typically work in the role for several years but have the opportunity to gain more responsibility and higher wages as a result. With enough training and experience, you may also have the opportunity to move on to become a surgical nurse or supervisor. In these high-level roles, you will act as the vet’s chief assistant during surgeries and perform a variety of other high-skill functions related to the care of animals.
Vet techs most often work for animal hospitals and clinics, but may also work at zoos, animal research labs, animal shelters, horse farms, or kennels. Most vet techs work indoors in offices, labs, or examining rooms. As a vet tech, you must be ok with getting dirty on occasion, as you’ll be asked to handle a wide range of tasks related to various bodily functions of the animals in your care.
As a vet tech, you’ll perform a variety of job functions including administering lab work such as blood and urine tests, processing x-rays, helping with surgeries, and monitoring animals’ vital signs during operations.
As a vet tech, you’ll often need to work irregular hours, including weekend and evening shifts, though most techs work anywhere between 35 and 45 hours per week.