What is a Veterinary Technician?
A Veterinary Technician is the Veterinarian’s primary medical support staff member. They should be able to execute a variety of medical and diagnostic operations, as well as handle and care for animal patients.
Moreover, Credentialed Veterinary Technicians must have specialized training and experience from an accredited institution.
Our Veterinary Technology program is meant to be completed in two years. The associate degree is the highest provided by the Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology.
The Perks of Working as a Vet Tech
Working as a Vet Tech comes with a lot more perks than just a snuggle or a photo session.
Here are four added benefits you can expect when you graduate from our institution:
1. Thriving Job Market
Working as a Vet Tech affords employment stability that only a few other occupations may offer. By 2026, the total number of job opportunities for Vet Techs will have increased by 20% on the national average.
Because fewer Vet Techs are working now than before, there is an applicable growing demand for services from the pros.
Likewise, Vet Techs have a lot more freedom than other professionals when it comes to where they may work. It is a career you can take with you wherever your location is, so you will not have to worry about securing a job if you decide to relocate or take a brief hiatus.
2. Unique Work Culture
A typical day of a Vet Tech may include the following:
- Specimen gathering
- Developing ties with both animal and human clients
- Preventing injuries by physically restraining anxious pets
- Performing laboratory tests
- Assisting the Veterinarian during a medical operation
- Dispensing medicine to an animal
- Working with exotic animals
Vet Techs learn about each animal’s unique personality, health history, and behavioral tendencies, and you will likely discover that you and your animal patients will become friends over time.
Additionally, the industry offers far more work culture diversity than you may anticipate from other career options.
3. Making an Impact
It is gratifying to go home daily knowing that you contributed to saving an animal’s life, managing their discomfort, or correctly diagnosing a health emergency.
Vet Techs also can teach their clients how to care for their pets properly. Since the Veterinarian frequently rushes from one room to the other, you will have far more contact with the animals than the Vets.
4. Increasing Growth Potential
The Vet Tech industry also provides a remarkable opportunity for career growth and the potential to broaden your education to earn a foreseeably higher salary in the long run.
Presently, 11 different types of Veterinary Technician Specialty Certificates are recognized by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA).
You may opt to specialize in surgery, dentistry, equestrian care, nutrition, internal medicine, and many other fields.
Why choose the Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology?
The Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology is a private for-profit academy in Colorado Springs, CO.
Its Veterinary Technology program is offered not just for aspiring Vet Tech students in Colorado Springs but also for international students.
Undergraduate students may obtain scholarships and other financial aid to curb tuition fees, academic and career counseling services, employment services for students, and even placement services for completers.
Our school policy is to offer more sections of a class rather than overcrowding the program.
The Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology provides a 100% in-person curriculum, which no online class can surpass regarding real and hands-on exposure to live animals.
To ensure that each student has the time, space, and resources to engage fully, receive training, and practice their abilities in a safe setting, we restrict our hands-on Veterinary Technology classes to 12 students for every 1 Veterinary Technology professor in lectures, and 8 students to each instructor in labs.
The student-faculty ratio is based on the total number of students enrolled per semester.
Currently, we have the following data:
- 80% full-time retention rate
- 38% graduation rate
- 25% transfer-out rate
- 31% of entering students who are full-time first-time undergraduates
For more information on our Veterinary Technology program, contact us at 719-219-9636 or check out our Facebook Page.