Veterinary medicine is a rewarding career with a variety of paths available for professionals working in the field. While most vet
Every veterinarian knows the value of an exceptional veterinary technician. Hard work and a good education will get you the initials behind your name, but there are both personal and professional qualities that make a vet tech an important asset to the practice. Not only does a veterinarian want a technician that can throw a catheter in a half pound kitten and safely restrain that fractious dog for vaccines, they want (and need) someone who can be both a leader and a follower, someone with initiative, drive, and a willingness to learn, grow, challenge, be challenged, and of course have a passion for helping animals. In no particular order, here are just a few of the top skills and qualities veterinarians want from their veterinary technicians.