Earn your Associate in Specialized Technology Degree in Erie, PA.
You love the thought of a career where you are surrounded by animals and those who love them. You want to help pet owners provide their pets with the best care possible. Assisting in various types of surgical procedures and emergencies is exciting; and never knowing what might walk through the clinic doors next is both intriguing and challenging. If this sounds like a job for you, and a little cat fur on your scrubs won't ruin your day, then a career as a vet tech may be around the corner. Request more information today and learn how you can be on your way to becoming a vet tech in Erie, PA. Ask about our evening classes!
Veterinary Technicians assist veterinarians with a wide variety of procedures and tasks, typically at veterinary hospitals and clinics. That means you’ll be supporting veterinary doctors with lab procedures, exams, and animal care. You’ll also work with pet owners and animal care providers to provide education and guidance for proper care and treatment, based upon the doctor’s instructions. Your patients might include exotic animals, birds, large animals, and typical household pets, such as cats and dogs. You’ll provide comfort to both the pet and the pet’s caregiver and great customer service and help ensure a clean and safe veterinary environment.
Veterinary Technicians (vet techs) perform a wide variety of functions, depending on the type of practice they work within. Vet techs might administer anesthesia, perform dental prophylaxis, establish and open airways, administer resuscitative oxygen procedures, administer external cardiac resuscitation, and administer medication. You’ll provide wellness care, assist with exams, and more.
Administrative duties might include supporting, scheduling, and communicating with animals owners/care providers; billing and bookkeeping; and general office management or support.
The IMBC Veterinary Technician A.S.T. training program will teach you to perform these administrative and clinical skills. Since this is a specialized associate degree program, you will also take general courses, such as English, math, and biology.
Toward the completion of your program, all students will participate in an externship that lets you practice your new skills in a real veterinary setting with professional supervision. Before beginning an externship, you will be required to meet the following:
Some employers and externship sites may require a criminal background check or drug test. Please speak with your admissions representative prior to enrolling in this program if this presents an obstacle for you. Additionally, graduates may need to relocate to obtain gainful employment.
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You love the thought of a career where you are surrounded by animals and those who love them. You have Dr. Doolittle downloaded to your smartphone because you feel a strong connection to caring for animals and helping others. If the idea of wearing scrubs and getting a little cat hair on them seems okay to you, then a career as a Veterinary Technician is for you. Request more information today and learn how you can be on your way to becoming a vet tech in Erie, PA. Ask about our evening classes!
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