Get a Veterinary Associate Degree in less 2 Years!
If you have a passion for helping animals, then our Veterinary Technician training program is for you! Milwaukee Career College prepares students to work directly with veterinarians to perform medical tests and treatments in a wide variety of work environments such as veterinary clinics, shelters and animal hospitals.
Veterinarians rely on Veterinary Technicians to provide superior animal care in their facilities. Some of the most common tasks they perform include:
- Observing the behavior and condition of animals
- Providing nursing and/or emergency care to injured or recovering animals
- Collect laboratory samples for testing
- Taking and developing animal x-rays
- Preparing animals and equipment for surgery
- Administer medications, vaccines, and treatments prescribed by a veterinarian
- Collecting and recording the history of patients’ previous medical history
Important qualities found in a good Veterinary Technician include:
Compassion – Animals and their owners need to be treated with kindness and empathy.
Attention to Detail – Veterinary Technicians have to accurately record patient information, perform diagnostic tests and administer prescribed medications to ensure the well-being of the animals in their care.
Good Physical Dexterity – Veterinary Technicians must be able to perform intricate tasks such as performing dental work, giving anesthesia and taking x-rays which require a steady hand.
Want to learn more about becoming a Veterinary Technician? Call today at 800-645-5157!
A Special Thanks…
Milwaukee Career College would like to extend a special thanks to the folks at Cozy Nook Farms. The generous owners give our veterinary program students an opportunity to work with large cattle as a part of their studies.
Cozy Nook Farms is a fun little place that with a Fall Market (pumpkins and colorful gourds), Christmas trees for sale, and farm tours!