Career Spotlight

Private Practice


Lets be honest, the majority of us choose the career of Animal Health Technology so we can be around animals, which we all have a true passion for. That’s part of what makes us so good at what we do. Unfortunately, it’s not all kittens and puppy dogs. There is a lot of work to be done!

Duties and responsibilities of an Animal Health Technologist in private practice include but are not limited to:

  • Animal restraint
  • Emergency first-aid
  • Anesthesia (Induction and Monitoring)
  • Assisting veterinarians in medical procedures such as surgery
  • Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens
  • Performing laboratory testing
  • Inventory
  • Performing dental prophylaxis
  • Radiology
  • Medical Nursing
  • Client education
  • Nutritional counseling