Vet Tech Specializations

If you would like to become a vet tech and would also like to work in a specific environment with a certain kind of animal, that is possible. Many vet techs are working in research labs, working with just livestock and large animals. Some techs are specializing in birds or reptiles. To be able to any of these kinds of jobs as vet tech, you will first need to go to school to become a vet tech.

Specializing in certain animals
While you are taking the necessary courses to be a vet tech, you will want to add some extra course in the areas that you would like to specialize in. For instance, if you would like to work primarily with birds, you would need to add some avian courses to your regular syllabus. If you want to work with reptiles, you will need to add courses dealing with reptiles. Anyway, you get the idea!

After school, you may even be able to work for a veterinarian who also specializes in your special interest animal. In that way, you could be in your element with your favorite animal. There are some animal clinics that treat only cats or only dogs. You can find treatment clinics for a lot of different species of animals. What a wonderful career to look forward to! just imagine spending all day with the animals you love so much and getting paid for it at the same time. You can’t get better than that.

Penn Foster College
A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology
Penn Foster College - Distance Learning Program
Become a vet tech in as little as 1 year. The Penn Foster Veterinary Technician associate degree program is fully accredited by the AVMA.
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