As a vet tech, you must be willing to work hard to help animals. You need to have good communication skills, have problem-solving skills, be able to work well with others, be organized, and pay attention to detail. Source: BLS Occupational Outlook
Veterinary technicians are trained to assist veterinarians in a variety of ways. Vet techs can perform laboratory tests, prepare animals for surgery, assist in the surgery, administer medications and so much more. Every day as a vet tech is different!
Graduates of the Vet Tech Institute are trained to have the skills to work as veterinary technicians immediately after graduation. Our graduates have worked in animal hospitals, rescue shelters, research facilities, large animal practices and in military services. Our career placement department is available to assist you in finding and securing employment opportunities.
An externship is a hands-on learning opportunity designed to give students practical experience in their field of study. Vet Tech Institute students are required to take part in an externship during their last semester. The externship is a great way to apply what you've learned to a real-life setting.
Each location of the Vet Tech Institute has an on-site kennel. They might contain cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, mice, and guinea pigs. On a regular basis, students are also exposed to exotic animals and to large animals, such as horses, cattle, and pigs.