- Caring and kind
- Loving of animals
- Customer service oriented
- A people person
- A team player
What does a Veterinary Technician do?Veterinary technicians assist veterinarians in the care of animals. They are called to perform many patient-focused tasks, and have specialized skills, allowing them to perform an initial evaluation of the animal’s condition, clean and wrap wounds, check vital statistics, collect samples and even administer medication.
What kinds of skills will I learn during the program?Our Veterinary Technician Program provides hands-on practical experience and training in:
- Assisting in surgical procedures as Prep Nurse, OR Nurse, Surgical Assistant, and Anesthetist: our NBVMA licensed on-site Veterinary Clinic allows students to assist with real surgeries on real animals.
- Collect, prepare and perform laboratory tests.
- Restraint and Animal Husbandry: our students go to animal shelters as well as equine, bovine and ovine farms.
- Administering Medication: students learn to administer vaccines and other drugs as prescribed by staff veterinarians.
- Dentistry: students learn how to perform dental and exam procedures.
- Radiology: students learn radiation safety as well as care and use of x-ray generators, cassettes, and processing.