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Veterinary Technician

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Veterinary Technicians assist Veterinarians by caring for animals and also completing other tasks that are important in an animal clinic. They might restrain and position animals, administer anesthesia, monitor the condition of animals or perform medical or lab tests. They also clean and sterilize instruments, communicate with and assist the owners bringing animals into the clinic and maintain medical facility records.

What's next?

Veterinary technicians in North Carolina must be licensed by the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board. In order to qualify for licensure, applicants must complete an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) approved two or four-year course of study, pass the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) and pass the North Carolina Veterinary Technician State Exam.

Visit North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board for more information.

Vet tech programs (Associate's Degrees) are offered at Gaston College and AB Tech.

Hourly Rate
Hourly Rate
Medium-Low For Burke
$15.67
Education
Education
Associate's Degree For Burke
Burke Demand
Burke Demand
Medium-Low For Burke
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