Veterinary Assistant Degree Program
Veterinary Technician Training in St. Louis, Missouri
If animals have always been your passion and you envision yourself caring for them on a daily basis, our Veterinary Technician training and degree program can start you down the path to a gratifying and fulfilling career. We offer an exciting vet tech training program in addition to state of the art equipment and facilities. Our students obtain extensive hands-on training and benefit from comprehensive field experience.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of veterinary technologists and technicians is expected to grow 52 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Job opportunities are expected to be excellent, particularly in rural areas.
Your Career as a Veterinary Technician
A vet tech deals with the technical tasks so that the veterinarian is free to do his or her job, which is to make diagnoses, perform surgeries, and prescribe medications. The work of a vet tech is incredibly varied, and you will learn a wide range of new skills, from helping to calm and comfort injured animals in an emergency (along with their worried humans) to performing routine laboratory tests, and much, much more. Without veterinary technicians, veterinarians simply couldn’t get done everything that is demanded of them.
Vet techs are to animals what nurses are to people. You will be able to interact with the animals in your care and develop relationships of trust with them. A vet tech career is the perfect choice for those who love animals and want to help them live optimal lives.
As a vet tech in Missouri, you will get the chance to work with a wide variety of animals, and working with animals is often the most rewarding part of the job for vet techs. Whether you operate in a veterinary clinic or hospital to take care of pets, travel to locations in rural settings to assist with larger farm animals, or visit a zoo or aquarium, you’ll never have the same day twice!
As a vet tech, you might choose to work in a:
- Veterinary clinic
- Veterinary hospital
- Research laboratory
- Animal control facility
- Humane society and animal shelter
- Zoo or aquarium
- Biomedical facility
- Diagnostic laboratory
- Wildlife facility
- Ranch or farm
Get Certified through Our Veterinary Technician School in St. Louis, MO!
This program is offered at the Fenton campus only.
All students must pass the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) to work in the field as a Veterinary Technician.
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