REAL Duties of a Veterinary Technician

(that your career counselor doesn’t tell you about)

by Guest Author:  Andrea Hupp, Veterinary Tech


The world needs more people like Jeanne Melanson.

Rescuing and adopting so many animals is no easy task, especially when the majority of them end up passing away. It takes a strong and passionate heart to withstand and see the bliss in the short time they touched your heart.

Unfortunately, not everyone loves their pet (let alone other animals) as much as you do. They buy them as toys for their kids and when the kids grow tired of them (in a matter of weeks or months) they are burdened with the care. And they sure don’t hide their displeasure in that.

We see this all too often at our veterinary clinic and hope to make their visit as inexpensive and fast as possible to keep our end of the pet care less of a hassle.

Luckily, as time passes by, we see many of these pet owners convert to become happy pet parents. They might have first got their furry friends for their son or daughter, but at the end they are the ones that really needed a loyal friend.

There are many job duties vet techs do that are not shared often enough with students and animal lovers interested in becoming a veterinary technician. This is why I created the infographic below to serve as a creative summary of an article I wrote on the real work vet techs do.

Hope you guys like it.


Guest Author Bio:

My name is Andrea Hupp and I have been a veterinary tech for over 15 years and an animal lover all my life. I enjoy sharing my experiences and insights on my blog and do my best to decompress from a long day at work with my beautiful German Shepard, Rocky.


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3 thoughts on “REAL Duties of a Veterinary Technician”

  1. This post gave me chills and goosebumps all over my arms! Especially with 1, 3, 7… wow. Since I moved, I’ve been more exposed to people who.. don’t love their own pets the way I do.

    I’ve been thinking about what career path I could take to work closely with animals, I think I could handle being a vet tech.

    • Thanks for your reply, Lindsay. I could be a vet tech too. I thought about it when I was younger but went into human care-giving instead. I’d love to work with wild animals some day. Another life, maybe. 🙂


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