It’s National Veterinary Technician Week! This event was created in 1993, and is celebrated every year during the third week of October. This holiday is near and dear to our hearts, as the AZPetVet family values our veterinary technicians beyond words. They spend their time working with our sweet furry clients and are often times asked to do things that are nowhere near glamorous. So thank you, vet techs! We appreciate you and honor your commitment to our AZPetVet family of both colleagues and clients.
If you are interested in becoming a veterinary technician, some of the duties to look forward to might include:
- Assist doctors and team members with treatment of animals seen in the exam rooms, as well as those being hospitalized for treatments or surgery.
- Have the ability to do blood draws, place IV catheters, give injections and vaccines, SQ fluids, express anal glands, clipping and scrubbing wounds, and provide restraint when needed.
- Position animals and have the ability to take and process radiographs.
- Perform laboratory procedures such as blood draws, fecal floats, urinalysis, heartworm tests, and parvo tests.
- Support the doctors prepping for surgery, wrapping packs, autoclaving and sterilizing surgical materials, and assisting in surgeries and dental cleanings; assist with monitoring vital signs on all patients.
- Assist with euthanasia.
In order to become a certified veterinary technician in the state of Arizona, you must graduate from a minimum two year AVMA accredited program in veterinary technology and pass a national and a state veterinary technician examination.
If you have any questions about becoming a technician or are already a certified technician looking for a new job, we’re always looking for awesome team members with the right attitude to join our family! With 22 locations and growing, we have wonderful opportunities all across the valley. Visit the careers page on our website (www.arizonapetvet.com/careers) to see our current openings.