Students Think Career Profile Veterinarian Technologist AKA: Vet Technician Food badges: Production Health, Safety and Environment Holland Code: Think Dealing with numerous, differing animal physiologies is challenging and there are many days where “9 to 5” isn’t the norm, but I love the responsibilities I have and knowing I'm a valued team member. Breanna Issel In A Nutshell I work directly with farmers, ranchers, and producers to ensure the health of their livestock. I identify sick animals, collect data, assist with birthing, and keep records for producers and the veterinarian I work with. I develop feeding, breeding, and handling plans for animals, and share these plans with producers and other livestock handlers. Swipe Potential Salary Range $35,400 - 72,800 Annually Which provinces would this job be in? AB Alberta BC British Columbia MB Manitoba NB New Brunswick NL Newfoundland & Labrador NS Nova Scotia NU Nunavut NWT Northwest Territories ON Ontario PEI Prince Edward Island QC Quebec SK Saskwatchewan YT Yukon Territories This job takes me everywhere: from barns, to clinics, to livestock operations, to labs, to pastures. Every day brings me somewhere new and exciting! Workplace Indoor / Outdoor Job Requirements & Duties Assist veterinarians in providing care to animal patients Handle livestock safely Provide animal care in clinics, livestock and research settings Monitor animal health and communicate findings to producers Give injections and medications to sick animals Perform procedures like lab tests and imaging Provide emergency first aid to animals if needed Write and update reports about animals Be mindful of biosecurity in barns Education & Training This position requires a two year diploma or a bachelor’s degree- qualifications depend on the job and who is hiring. A diploma in veterinary technology is required. A degree in a field of study related to animal bioscience, animal science technology, or animal health technology is an added bonus for most employers. 100all Job Outlook Over the next ten years, it's projected that the labour demand and opportunities in this field will be balanced; therefore, jobs will be available across Canada. Related School Subjects Health Education Practical Applied Arts Science What words come to mind when thinking about this career? Animals Livestock Health Medicine Important Skills Artboard 32@5x Problem Solving Every day, I’m presented with different challenges and animal health concerns. It’s my job to help figure out potential solutions to these problems. interpersonal-man-people-communication-Relation Interpersonal I spend lots of time talking to veterinarians and farmers, so it’s important for me to be comfortable communicating in a clear and personable way. Kazmierski_Noun Resilience Sometimes customers change their mind midway through a project, or may not like one of my initial designs...It’s important to be resilient and get back up again after these challenges! Decision Making There are lots of different ways I could help and treat an animal. I have to decide which treatment I think will be the most successful while under pressure and in a timely manner. Swipe The Best Things About This Job Are… Work Changes Daily Flexible Work Environment Problem Solving Working with Animals Similar Careers Feedlot Manager Livestock Groomer & Technician Veterinarian Livestock Farmer Helpful Links Animal Care Technician Career Profile AgCareers.com - Career Profile: Veterinary Technician Become a Registered Veterinary Technologist/Technician (RVT) Canadian Veterinary Medical Association SnapAG- Animal Welfare or Rights snapAG- Biosecurity snapAG- Farm Animals snapAG- Vaccines Career Glossary Biosecurity References Animal Care Technician: Job Description and Education Requirements. (2019). Associate Diploma in Veterinary Technology SaskPolytech. Veterinary Technology Diploma. Disclaimer All career information has been gathered from a variety of sources and compiled to provide a general idea as to what each career could entail. Agriculture in the Classroom Canada is committed to doing our best to ensure the information is current and reliable. However, we will not be liable for the accuracy of the information. Please contact us if you notice errors or would like to provide feedback.