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29-2056.00   Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

Lay Titles
Animal Care Technician
Animal Health Technician
Animal Nurse
Animal Technician
O*NET SOC Description
Perform medical tests in a laboratory environment for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals. Prepare vaccines and serums for prevention of diseases. Prepare tissue samples, take blood samples, and execute laboratory tests, such as urinalysis and blood counts. Clean and sterilize instruments and materials and maintain equipment and machines. May assist a veterinarian during surgery.
Administer anesthesia to animals, under the direction of a veterinarian, and monitor animals' responses to anesthetics so that dosages can be adjusted.
Bathe animals, clip nails or claws, and brush or cut animals' hair.
Care for and monitor the condition of animals recovering from surgery.
Clean kennels, animal holding areas, surgery suites, examination rooms, or animal loading or unloading facilities to control the spread of disease.
Conduct specialized procedures, such as animal branding or tattooing or hoof trimming.
Observe the behavior and condition of animals and monitor their clinical symptoms.
Perform laboratory tests on blood, urine, or feces, such as urinalyses or blood counts, to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of animal health problems.
Prepare animals for surgery, performing such tasks as shaving surgical areas.
Provide assistance with animal euthanasia and the disposal of remains.
Provide information or counseling regarding issues such as animal health care, behavior problems, or nutrition.
Restrain animals during exams or procedures.
Schedule appointments and procedures for animals.
Take animals into treatment areas and assist with physical examinations by performing such duties as obtaining temperature, pulse, or respiration data.
Detailed Work Activities
Care for animals.