ANIHF-DP Veterinary Technology

Employment Potential

Graduates are qualified to work under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian in companion animal, large animal, and specialty practices.

Graduates may also find employment at the following:

  • Zoos
  • Research institutes
  • Livestock operations
  • Wildlife services
  • Animal shelters
  • Government agencies
  • Pharmaceutical sales companies

Veterinary assistants perform a wide variety of tasks such as:

  • Assisting veterinarians in surgery
  • Inducing and maintaining a patient under anesthesia
  • Calculating drug doses and IV infusion rates
  • Providing nursing care to patients
  • Educating pet owners in various topics of animal health
  • Monitoring animal health on a daily basis
  • Performing laboratory procedures
  • Producing diagnostic radiographs
  • Managing a drug inventory
  • Maintaining professional, ethical and responsible behaviour
  • Performing various office duties
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