Florida Veterinary Technical Schools:
Working in a medical or therapeutic capacity with animals requires some form of veterinary degree. However, you do not have to become a veterinary doctor in order to work in an animal clinic, animal hospital or veterinarian’s office. Instead, a degree to become a veterinary technician can be obtained in two years or less.
An associate degree in veterinary technology usually takes about two years, and prepares students to work alongside veterinarians providing medical treatment to a variety of types of animals. Most programs involve training to work with pets, but some may involve training to work with farm animals as well. Coursework to prepare for this position might include the following topics as they applied to veterinary medicine:
- Hospital procedures and functions
- Canine medical topics
- Feline medical topics
- Equine medical topics
- Office management
- Anesthesia procedures and precautions
Once completed, the student will be awarded either an associate of science or associate of applied science degree, dependent upon the preference of the chosen school. In addition, this degree includes the option of continuing education in the veterinary field, if you so choose.
A vet tech assists the veterinarian by giving vaccines, taking blood samples, and running lab tests and diagnostics. They could work as radiologists or anesthetists as well. Sometimes the vet techs spend more time with pet owners than the veterinarian as they explain procedures or test results and relay treatment advice. Vet techs can find work wherever there are people and pets, in urban or rural areas. Depending upon which part of Florida you prefer to live and work in, you could find that you work mostly with smaller house pets such as dogs and cats or you could find work with farm animals or specifically within an equine hospital or clinic, particularly in rural areas around the middle of the state or slightly further north near Ocala.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), projected job growth for this field is much faster than average at over 50 percent expected job increase through 2020. Average annual salary is about $30,000. If you are an animal lover and the idea of working toward helping animals either get healthy or stay that way appeals to you, a career as a veterinary technician could be a good fit.
Additional Florida Technical Schools and Colleges
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