Veterinary technicians typically work under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian doing clinical work such as performing various medical tests and treating medical conditions and diseases in animals. Graduates of Carrington College’s Veterinary Technology program are prepared to perform entry level duties in a veterinary setting.
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What is the job outlook like for Veterinary Technicians?
You’ve always had a soft spot for animals, and you want a career helping them feel better. You’ll have to put in the work, and we can’t guarantee you’ll get a job, but the opportunities appear to be out there. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20,400 new veterinary technician jobs are expected between 2016 and 20263. There are some great reasons for this growth, including:
Clinics are relying on veterinary technicians to provide more general care and lab work so they can operate more efficiently.
Veterinarians will want to hire veterinary technicians to perform the complex work a veterinary assistant might not be qualified to do.
A demand for veterinary technicians in areas like food and animal safety is expected to grow, helping prevent foodborne contaminations and diseases in animals4.
You’ll administer anesthesia to animals, under the direction of a veterinarian, and monitor animals’ responses to anesthetics. You’ll also be responsible for caring and monitoring the condition of animals recovering from surgery.
Animal Rescue Leagues
In rescue leagues, you’ll prepare and administer medications, vaccines, serums or treatments, as prescribed by veterinarians. You’ll also fill prescriptions, measure medications and label containers.
Don’t Just Love Animals, Care For Them.
Helping animals is in your blood, so why not make a career out of it? At Carrington College, you can take your love of animals to the next level. Our qualified instructors give you information and hands-on training intended to help you succeed as a veterinary technician. Our program includes an externship in a veterinary health care setting that will give you real-world experience before you graduate. In Carrington College’s Veterinary Technology program, you will:5
Aid in medical, surgical and diagnostic procedures
Maintain medical records and gather patient information
Assist with radiography and dental prophylaxes
Collect laboratory specimens and aid in the analysis process
Prepare to sit for the California Registered Veterinary Technician State Board Examination.5
5. Carrington College prepares students to take appropriate certification and licensure exams related to their individual majors. The College does not guarantee students will successfully pass these exams or be certified or licensed as a result of completing the program. Credential preparation varies by location.
How Does Carrington College Support Me As A Student?
We know college is a big step. But education can be the first step in building a better future. Your instructors, administrators and fellow students are there to help if you ever hit a bump in the road along the way. Carrington College offers a lot of great student support services designed to help you succeed, including:
From scholarships and grants to loans, we will help you understand how to search and apply for financial aid6.
Tutoring and Study Groups
For help with schoolwork, your instructors and Student Success Center staff are often available for tutoring or you can join in an open student study group.
Fixed Tuition Promise
How would you like to know what you’re going to pay, right from the beginning? We promise your tuition won’t change through the length of your program. It’s our commitment to you7.
Externships, Clinical Rotations and Fieldwork
Most programs include an opportunity to learn in the real world before you even graduate! You’ll earn impressive experience that looks great on your resume.
After graduation, we’ll help you with your career search with everything from resume writing help to job search support to interview tips.
6. Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
7. Fixed Tuition Promise is available for all Carrington College students who remain active and in good standing during the duration of their program. Students who withdraw or are withdrawn from school and are not reinstated within 180 days of their last date of attendance are subject to a tuition increase. Students who are required to repeat a course to fulfill graduation requirements are subject to additional expenses.
The mission of the Veterinary Technology program is to provide local and global veterinary communities with ethical graduates committed to lifelong learning and professional development. Graduates will acquire mastery of entry level skills and knowledge required for the contemporary veterinary practice. The core program focus is companion animal practice, but all facets of veterinary medicine, including large animal medicine, biomedical research, and industry related topics are emphasized