So you care about animals and would love to work with them as a career. Well there is always the chance to become a veterinarian, but if you want to get started with a veterinary technician job there are a few steps involved that you are going to have to take first.
If you live in the United States and you would like to get a veterinary technician job, you will need to go through four years of college and then another four in veterinary school. Then after this to get a veterinary technician job you will need to pass a veterinary medical board examination test before you can qualify.
If you do not pass this test you are going to need to study and then take the test again because you are not able to become a veterinarian until you take this test.
Now if you live in different parts of the world you are of course going to have to go about the
whole thing a bit different if you want to get a veterinary technician job.
For instance if you live in Australia and would like to get a veterinary technician job, it is soon to be a post graduate course and this means that it will start following the 4 years of a science-based pre-veterinary course and then followed by yet another 4 years of proper veterinary medical training.
No matter where you live, just as with a human physician, they need to make sure that you are properly trained and that you are going to be qualified enough to deal with animals and really entrust their lives in your hands.
After the Hiring
Once you do have a job, there are probably only a few if any pieces of veterinary equipment that you will need to get, because wherever you are hired to work they will already have all the equipment that is needed.
Now it will take a year or even more before you are able to work on your own, and before that you will probably have a veterinarian who has been in the field for at least a few years working with you. This is because you are just getting started in the field and they want to make sure that you know what you are doing and that you are going to have someone there to answer any questions that you may ever have.