|body or mind
|Boss or Team
Animals, Both People & Animals, People
|Math & Science
Maths & Science
Prepared to Study for Years
Alone, Busy Environment, Either Alone or In a Busy Environment
A veterinary technician prepares vaccines, serums or tissue samples, takes blood samples and performs medical tests in a laboratory environment for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals.
The exact job description of veterinary technicians may vary per organisation. That said, aside from the tasks above, their duties and responsibilities typically include ensuring the health, productivity and reproductive health of the livestock and animal population in our country. Investigating and preventing disease in animals by implementing health strategies is another important part of the job.
Different educational institutions may have different admission requirements; however, you will typically be required to demonstrate competency in the following subjects:
Requirements for veterinary technicians can differ per organisation; however, you will typically need the following qualifications:
Veterinary technicians in South Africa typically study for 4+ years including:
People who want to pursue a career as a veterinary technician in South Africa often work in the agricultural industry.
To find more information about veterinary technicians, contact the South African Veterinary Council.
Bachelor of Technology in Veterinary Technology
Bachelor of Science in Animal Health
Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Science
Diploma in Animal Health
National Diploma in Veterinary Technology