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Many people consider their pets to be as beloved family members as anyone else in the household. When medical attention is required, pet owners look to their veterinarian to provide exactly what is needed to promote the animal's recovery. Veterinary medicine is no less complicated than human medical care; vets must understand how to care for myriad animals for their services. Veterinary technicians work right alongside veterinarians in a way almost analogous to the ways in which a nurse would serve a doctor or physician. Vet technicians, too, must display diverse and comprehensive knowledge of many different animals.

These technicians perform tests and are trained in the diagnosis of many conditions that animals may be afflicted with. Additionally, veterinarians working in animal research may request the presence of a technician to support their work in the field. Naturally, people who love animals and long to care for them are drawn to this profession. However, veterinary technician work is sometimes arduous, requiring heavy lifting and an ability to withstand emotionally difficult and occasionally dangerous scenarios.

Vet technicians can train for either two or four years in order to earn the degree necessary to take up the job; each degree results in a slightly different job title, each calling for specific and unique demands. As pets continue to be regarded more frequently as prized family members, veterinary care will continue to augment, as will the demand for vet technicians, of whom there are actually quite few in the industry. One popular workplace for vet technicians is, understandably, the zoological and aquarium community. Entering these sectors is quite difficult, due to the great competition.

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Penn Foster College Not Provided 66% (166 reviews)
32 Programs, 1 in Veterinary Technician (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • Veterinary Technician - AS Degree
Penn Foster Career School Not Provided 46% (133 reviews)
123 Programs, 2 in Veterinary Technician (view all)
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Campuses: Ocala
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Campuses: Ponca City
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Campuses: Tucumcari
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Campuses: Winter Garden
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Campuses: Dodge City
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Campuses: Houston, Katy, Stafford, Missouri City
$3,756 Add Review
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$3,760 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Logan, Woodruff
$3,833 Add Review
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$3,840 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Detroit, Taylor
$3,842 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Waco
$3,990 Add Review
Campuses: Rexburg
$4,018 94% (36 reviews)
Campuses: Crownpoint
$4,070 Add Review
Campuses: Farmington
$4,114 33% (9 reviews)
Campuses: Lakewood, Puyallup
$4,197 100% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Sioux City
$4,224 Add Review
Campuses: Independence
$4,320 Add Review
Campuses: Bloomfield Hills, Farmington Hills
$4,376 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Bellingham
$4,387 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Blackwood
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Campuses: Norfolk
$4,545 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Naples
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Campuses: Memphis
$4,698 Add Review
Campuses: Mount Vernon
$4,700 50% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Longview
$4,742 50% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Yakima, Grandview
$4,832 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Athens
$4,930 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Lawrenceville, Duluth
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