A veterinary technologist, or vet tech, assists veterinarians diagnose and treat animals in a variety of ways. Among other things, a vet tech might collect blood and tissue samples, prepare surgical equipment, perform laboratory exams, and educate an animal’s owner about proper care.
Two types of degree programs are available for beginning your career as a vet tech, a 2-year Associate’s degree and a 4-year Bachelor’s degree. The field is expected to continue growing for the next decade as the number of animals needing care increases and existing vet techs leave the workforce. It is definitely a career path with a bright future that anyone who loves animals should consider.