Summary Registered Animal Health Technologist near Vancouver (BC)
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "registered animal health technologist" was moved from the group Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians (NOC 3213) to the group Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians (NOC 32104).
Find key facts and figures about working as a registered animal health technologist. The following information is applicable to all Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians (NOC 32104).
Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians provide technical support to veterinarians by caring for animals and assisting in the diagnosis and treatment of animal health disorders. They are employed in veterinary clinics, animal hospitals, animal shelters, humane societies, zoos, animal research laboratories, pharmaceutical companies and government. Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians who are supervisors are included in this unit group.
College or apprenticeship
This occupation usually requires a college diploma (community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP), an apprenticeship training of 2 or more years, or experience working in a supervisory occupation.
Median wage in the Lower Mainland–Southwest Region
The job prospects are limited in the Lower Mainland–Southwest Region
advertised near Vancouver (BC)
- Handle, restrain and care for animals undergoing treatment and surgery
- Assist veterinarian before, during and after surgery
- Prepare and administer medications and vaccines under direction of veterinarian
- Administer treatments as prescribed by veterinarian
- Conduct specialized procedures on animals such as animal identification and hoof trimming
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