Veterinary technicians perform medical tests in a laboratory environment under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian. These tests are used to diagnose and treat illnesses in animals. They prepare tissue samples and take blood. They also clean and sterilize instruments. Typical working conditions include frequent contact with others while working within a team.
According to CAREERwise Education, Minnesota's career, education and job resource, Veterinary Technicians are in very high demand. Employment in this field is expected to grow 14.7 percent in Minnesota by the year 2024. There will be a need for about 342 new Veterinary Technicians to meet market demand between 2010-2024. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.
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