Veterinary Technicians

Veterinary technicians work very closely with pets. They vaccinate pets, take x-rays, sanitize instruments, clean teeth, read blood reports, anesthetize, clean the cages, provide their love and care to animals. They also help vet surgeons in providing medical care to animals or research laboratories. They are also called as Vet techs, or Vet nurses.

Role of Veterinary Technicians:

Vet technicians are the backbone of a vet health care panel. They are trained and have license to support and help Vet surgeons. The training for them includes taking care of animals, animal behavior, routine lab work, and experimental dealings. They can help the surgeon, but cannot analyze, recommend, carry out surgery, or involve in any practice that is against the law.

A veterinary technician receives training in the following areas:

Hospitalized Patient Care:

1. Supervising prescribed treatment
2. Nurturing and Examining
3. Dietary management
4. Physical rehabilitation
5. Injury management

Outpatient Department Care:

1. Acquire and record the patient’s history
2. Physical assessment
3. Inform and counsel animal owners
4. Gather test samples and carry out lab functions
5. Supervising medications, vaccinations, and treatments given to the patients.

Clinical Pathology:

1. Take and arrange illustrations
2. Lab investigation
3. Blood Chemistry
4. Urine analysis
5. Microbiology
6. Parasite assessment
7. Cytology
8. Hematology


1. Pre-anesthetic patient assessment
2. Monitoring the patient before, during and after anesthesia
3. Administrating pain management
4. Patient recuperation
5. Supervising local, or general anesthesia


1. Radiation Safety
2. Patient Preparation & Positioning
3. Estimating & executing correct vulnerabilities
4. Preserving radiographic film, developing equipment, cassettes & chemical substances
5. Exhibit and prepare radiographs

Surgical Supporter:

1. Patient Preparation
2. Pre & Post-surgical care of pets
3. Maintain sanitation, equipments, surgical tools and instrument
4. Support and help during surgery

Dental Prophylaxis:

1. Examining Oral cavity
2. Distinguishing normal & abnormal oral situation
3. Cleansing & smoothing teeth
4. Teaching ways for animal owners and customers to care for their pets teeth
5. Protection and preserving dental apparatus

Hospital Management

1. Reception duties & bookkeeping
2. Directing and training practice workforce
3. Offer specific nurture
4. Organizing tools and equipment for surgical treatment
5. Arranging creatures, birds, and animals for research

Moreover, veterinary technicians engaged in biomedical research carry out functions and responsibilities given by practicing vet, scientist, or biomedical researches. They also offer help in discharging pet animals and controlling their illnesses.