An online career in the veterinary field can give you the opportunity to work in a veterinary hospital, clinic, zoo, animal shelter, and more. There are several positions available for those who wish to work in the veterinary field, including veterinarian, and veterinary assistant or technician. Veterinarians and veterinary technicians are responsible for care, laboratory procedures, surgeries, rehabilitation, record keeping, and much more.
Veterinarians are trained to provide attention to sick or injured animals by administering medical attention and care. As a veterinary technician you will be trained to assist the veterinarian you work for by providing care for animals, assisting in surgeries
, and completing paperwork, and other relevant tasks.
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Many veterinarians choose to specialize in the care of certain sizes or types of animal including dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, horses, pigs, and exotic pets and animals that reside in zoos. Some may decide to treat all kinds and sizes of animals. A portion of the education needed to become a veterinarian can be obtained online from an accredited school or college, but hands on training is also required. Online curriculum may cover zoology, animal biology
, nutrition, physiology, dental, and other relevant courses. Online degree programs will give students the education and skills necessary to work in a veterinary hospital or clinic, or to start their own business.
Veterinary Technician Online
A veterinary technician is not a licensed veterinarian, but is capable of providing care for animals and assisting the veterinarian they work for. Veterinary technician responsibilities include dental work, taking blood samples and x-rays, giving vaccinations, and keeping paperwork current. All of these skills can be learned through an online program allowing you to work in a shelter, veterinary office, or clinic. Online coursework may include animal nutrition, animal anatomy and physiology, veterinary microbiology, reproduction, veterinary office management
, and pharmacology, depending on the degree you choose to pursue. The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America is an organization that offers memberships to help increase your credentials.
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Online schools and colleges may or may not carry full accreditation, so it is best to be sure of this prior to applying because accreditation is the key to a great education. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
as well as other agencies can provide more information about veterinary programs accreditation.
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