Veterinary technicians and assistants

Role Responsibilities

  • Advising communities and individuals on the treatment of animals and their diseases and injuries
  • Conducting examinations of animals to make diagnoses or refer more difficult cases to veterinarians when needed
  • Treating ill or injured animals, especially for common diseases and disorders
  • Cleaning and sterilising examination tables and instruments and preparing materials used in the examination and treatment of animals
  • Carrying out technical tasks connected with artificial insemination of animals
  • Getting animals ready for examination or treatment and restraining or holding them during treatment
  • Assisting veterinarians to administer anaesthetics and oxygen during treatment
  • Placing animals in cages for recovery from operations and monitoring their condition
  • Producing radiographs, collecting samples, and performing other laboratory tests to assist in diagnosis of animal health problems
  • Performing routine animal dental procedures and assisting veterinarians with animal dentistry

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