Animal Health Technician/Veterinary Technician Job Description

An animal health technician/technologist is called a veterinary technician or veterinary technologist. In other words, we can say he is a person qualified and trained to assist veterinarians. By accumulating urine, taking and assigning radiographs, undertaking skin scrapings, venepuncture, undertaking routine lab process and tests like blood chemistry, urinalysis, microbiology, microscopy and haematology, the veterinary technician or veterinary technologist help the veterinarian with the bodily inspection of the animal to find what type of sickness or injury it is suffering from. The veterinarian gets the support of the Veterinary technicians in managing fluids and blood products. They are also specially trained in persuading and preserving anaesthesia. Away from this they assist in covering wounds, dental techniques, applying bandages and other shielding devices, marking temperature, pulsate and breathing. They are focussed in venous feedings and duct feedings and also contain catheterizations. Many sorts of imaging devices like, radiographic and ultra sonographic tools except different patient monitors are used by them.

Veterinary technicians are also trained to, compute tomography equipment, and operate magnetic resonance imagers, gamma camera, and such other sophisticated medical tactics. They provide apposite instruments and equipments.  Despite this, they check that monitor and the equipments supporting them are properly working. They keep lists of the entire medicines, apparatus and materials and treatment histories, and also support in managerial duties like client education. The single paraprofessional establish in a veterinary is veterinary technician and hence is termed as jack-of-all-trades. Apart from getting a degree in veterinary technology one must also pass some sort of qualifying exams. One can become a qualified veterinary technician by completing a course of AVMA or CVMA from a recognized school and must have a quantifiable practise from an animal clinic. Preceptors who train and sign off on clinical tasks must be qualified veterinarians or vet technicians. In multi-specialty practices, after graduation there are one-year internships for veterinary technology students.