Veterinary technicians are some of the most important people in the AZPetVet family. A licensed veterinary technician, or LVT, has earned an associate’s degree or higher in veterinary technology from an accredited school. Most importantly, a licensed Vet Tech has passed a national exam demonstrating specific knowledge and competencies. A Vet Tech’s training includes laboratory and clinical work with live animals. You’ll find Vet Techs wherever you find veterinarians on staff – from animal hospitals like AZPetVet to the zoo.
What Does a Vet Tech Do?
Vet Techs perform a variety of functions every single day. Here are just a few:
- Educate about pet health
- Initial evaluation of an animal’s condition
- Collect blood and stool samples
- Check vital statistics
- Clean and wrap wounds
- Provide nutritional advice
- Assist in surgery
- Administer medications
- Perform rehabilitative therapies
- Provide nursing care
- Take X-rays of patients
- Provide scritchies and cuddles
The Veterinary Technician’s Oath
“I solemnly dedicate myself to aiding animals and society by providing excellent care and services for animals, by alleviating animal suffering, and promoting public health.
I accept my obligations to practice my profession conscientiously and with sensitivity, adhering to the profession’s Code of Ethics, and furthering my knowledge and competence through a commitment to lifelong learning.”
AZPetVet salutes all of the hard-working Vet Techs who make a difference in animals’ lives each day! Looking for a job as a Vet Tech? We’re always hiring great team members! Send your resume to HireMe@AZPetVet.com for consideration.