A veterinary technician profession is what you have been missing if you have ever wanted to become a veterinary technician. All what you need to do is to read this blog and you will have everything at the palm of your hands. To start with, a veterinary technician is just like a registered nurse in the medical profession. Your responsibilities will be to take of care of animal patients after the animals have been diagnosed. A career as a in this field is not a walk in the park as it requires had work and determination. The main responsibility is to take care of the animal patients that have been brought to his clinic after they have been diagnosed by a veterinarian. He or she is also supposed to make sure that the patients presented to him or her are comfortable and well taken care of. As a veterinary technician one is supposed to monitor various signs in the animal, some of the signs include temperatures, pulse rate and respiration. You are also supposed to restrain the animal as the veterinarian does his work.
When an animal is hospitalized as a veterinary technician you are supposed to ensure that the animal is well taken care of, treated promptly and you should inform the veterinarian in case of an emergency where the animal is in an unstable condition. You should also ensure that the animal gets a balanced diet and it is given enough water as advised by the veterinarian. Make sure that the place where the animal stays is clean and there are no pests within.
Just like in any other profession there are those things that you are required to do as a technician and there are those that you must never attempt to do. For example you should never carry out any surgical procedure in any animal since that is not what you are trained to do. Surgical procedures remain to be the work of a veterinarian. You should never diagnose any disease no matter how insignificant it seems to be. Finally you should never prescribe any medication to an animal even when the veterinarian is not around. By doing any of these you will be risking you career as the license can be taken away from you if it s verified that you committed any of these three acts.
The place where you work as a veterinary technician varies with the area that you had specialized on when you were in college. If you had studied large animal medicine then you will be required to work in a place with animals such as rabbits, cows, dogs, sheep and pigs. In this case most of your work will be based either in the barn or in a paddock area. If you had specialized in small animal medicine then you will work o small animals such as a hamster. Your work environment may be a small clinic but inmost cases it depends with the number of staff that are in that clinic. Mostly you will be assigned to work with one veterinarian.