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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 67% (170 reviews)
32 Programs, 1 in Veterinary Technician (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • Veterinary Technician - AS Degree
Penn Foster Career School Not Provided 46% (135 reviews)
123 Programs, 2 in Veterinary Technician (view all)
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  • Associate Degree in Veterinary Technician
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Campuses: Tulsa
$16,020 Add Review
Campuses: Baltimore
$10,340 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Denver
$14,673 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Alliance
$6,616 Add Review
Campuses: Ithaca
$52,853 98% (45 reviews)
Campuses: Sacramento
$8,208 Add Review
Campuses: Neosho, Cassville, Nevada, Webb City, <span class='has-tip' title='... Carthage, Greenfield, Lamar, Anderson, Monett, Mt Vernon'>...
$3,840 67% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Bronx
$8,086 Add Review
Campuses: Long Island City
$8,098 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Cleveland, Brunswick, Warrensville Heights, Westlake, <span class='has-tip' title='... Highland Hills, Parma'>...
$7,648 60% (5 reviews)
Campuses: Glendive
$7,770 Add Review
Campuses: Daytona Beach, DeLand
$11,998 67% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Dover, Georgetown, Wilmington
$11,372 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Doylestown
$38,000 100% (4 reviews)
Campuses: New Orleans
$8,368 Add Review
Campuses: Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Newton, <span class='has-tip' title='... Des Moines, Ames, Perry'>...
$9,060 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Dodge City
$3,510 Add Review
Campuses: Sioux Center
$30,000 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Dultuh
$18,975 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Scooba
$6,240 Add Review
Campuses: Thatcher
$11,250 100% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Cocoa
$9,739 50% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Davenport
$7,104 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Portales
$11,788 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Roswell
$5,616 Add Review
Campuses: Torrington
$7,440 Add Review
Campuses: Los Altos Hills
$8,752 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Bedford Park
$15,160 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Westminster
$14,783 100% (6 reviews)
Campuses: Dallas
$8,848 Add Review

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