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People interested in becoming a veterinary technologist should take high school classes in biology, other sciences, and mathematics. They also must complete a postsecondary program in veterinary technology.
Veterinary technologists must treat animals with kindness and must be sensitive when dealing with the owners of sick pets. They must pay attention to details and be precise when recording information, doing diagnostic tests, and administering medication. They must monitor the behaviour and condition of animals and be able to recognize any problems that arise.
Veterinary technologists spend a substantial amount of their time communicating with supervisors, animal owners, and other staff. Dexterity is important because they must handle animals, medical instruments, and laboratory equipment with care. They also do intricate tasks, such as dental work, giving anesthesia, and taking x-rays, which requires a steady hand.
What are Veterinary Technologists like?
Based on our pool of users, veterinary technologists tend to be predominately investigative people. Take our career test to see what career interest category best describes you.
Veterinary Technologists by Strongest Interest Archetype
Based on sample of 559 Sokanu users
Are Veterinary Technologists happy?
Veterinary technologists rank highly among careers. Overall they rank in the 69th percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.
Veterinary Technologist Career Satisfaction by Dimension
Percentile among all careers
Education History of Veterinary Technologists
The most common degree held by veterinary technologists is Biology. 4% of veterinary technologists had a degree in biology before becoming veterinary technologists. That is over 1 times the average across all careers. Animal Sciences graduates are the second most common among veterinary technologists, representing 4% of veterinary technologists in the Sokanu user base, which is 10.5 times the average.
Veterinary Technologist Education History
This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming a Veterinary Technologist, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.
|Degree||% of veterinary technologists||% of population||Multiple|
Veterinary Technologist Education Levels
|High school diploma||12%|