What is a Registered Veterinary Technologist?

Veterinary Technologists play a vital role in the veterinary industry. They work under the supervision of veterinary practitioners to support the veterinarian in all aspects of practice. There is a 2 year program at Red River College and our Veterinary Technologist  have to follow guidelines to register every year to legally perform their duties.

The Veterinary Technologist has knowledge and skills they need to perform a variety of veterinary medical procedures, such as:

  • Anesthesia induction and monitoring
  • Drug dosage calculations 
  • Surgical and animal nursing
  • Laboratory testing
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Dentistry
  • Emergency care
  • Routine veterinary clinic and office procedures
  • Client counselling

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