Veterinarian vs. Veterinary Technician
By Samantha S.
What is your dream job? Is it to work in a vet clinic? I interviewed a couple of amazing people to tell you everything you need to know. Even though being a veterinarian and being a veterinary technician sounds like the same job, they are very different in many ways.
Veterinarians and veterinary technicians are unlike each other in so many ways. They rely on each other differently. The veterinarians (doctors) rely on the vet techs to do blood and urine tests, parasite exams, and anesthesia for surgery and more. The vet techs rely on doctors for making decisions, guiding them in the right direction, and making the best care plans for the animals. Also, doctors can do things that vet techs can’t like performing surgery, diagnosing diseases, and prescribing medication. Their schooling is also dissimilar because doctors have to study for eight years and vet techs only have to go for two years. Their income depends on their education and experience, and thus veterinarian doctors make more than vet techs.
They have their differences, but veterinarians and veterinary technicians are also very similar. They are alike because of the details in their job. Both try to make an animal suffer less and educate clients about their pets. To do either job, you need to have good grades and pass a couple of tests. What also is important is having a past in working with people, animals, and volunteering. Even if they are having a rough day, they still enjoy their job. They not only help animals, but people too. These people have so much in common it’s too much to list.
The veterinarians and veterinary technicians each do something different for their patients, but they work together as a team to save animals lives and teach people how to take care of their pets. Even though they do different jobs, they each love doing their part. While the job can sometimes be difficult, the people I interviewed all agreed that they love their job because “Every day is always different.”