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Veterinary Technician

Veterinary technicians assist veterinarians in the care of animals. They may perform an initial evaluation of the animal's condition, clean and wrap wounds, check vital statistics, collect samples and administer medication. They also perform basic lab work, including urinalysis and blood tests, and may assist with procedures such as teeth cleaning.

 

Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary assistants care for animals under the supervision of a veterinarian or veterinary technician. They're responsible for feeding, bathing, and exercising the animals, and they restrain them during examinations and treatment. Vet assistants sometimes also perform lab work, such as drawing blood and collecting urine samples.

Find Training & Education Programs in Veterinary & Animal Services

Central New Mexico

Central New Mexico Community College - Advanced Technology Center | Albuquerque

Central New Mexico Community College - Montoya | Albuquerque

Central New Mexico Community College - South Valley | Albuquerque

Central New Mexico Community College - Westside | Albuquerque

Central New Mexico Community College | Albuquerque

Veterinary Sciences

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 1 term
Delivery: Face to Face & Online

Contact Info:
Evelyn Selva,
ehamilton9@cnm.edu
Ext 50152

Animal Health Technology

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 6 terms
Delivery: Face to Face & Online

Contact Info:
Evelyn Selva,
ehamilton9@cnm.edu
Ext 50152

Central New Mexico Community College | Rio Rancho

Northern New Mexico

Luna Community College

Northern New Mexico College

San Juan College | Farmington

Veterinary Technology

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 6 semesters
Delivery: Online
Next start date: August 23, 2021

Contact Info:
Laura Black,
blackl@sanjuancollege.edu
(505) 566-3838

Veterinary Assistant Certificate

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 3 semesters
Delivery: Online
Next start date: August 23, 2021

Contact Info:
Laura Black,
blackl@sanjuancollege.edu
(505) 566-3838

Santa Fe Community College

University of New Mexico | Los Alamos

University of New Mexico | Taos

Eastern New Mexico

Clovis Community College | Clovis

Mesalands Community College

Pre-veterinary

Level: Associate Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: In-person

Contact Info:
Natalie Gillard,
natalieg@mesalands.edu
(575) 461-4413 ext. 114

Farrier Science

Level: Associate Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: In-person
Next start date: August 21, 2021

Contact Info:
Paul Leonard,
paull@mesalands.edu
(575) 461-4413 ext. 145

Farrier Science

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 1 semester
Delivery: In-person
Next start date: August 21, 2021

Contact Info:
Paul Leonard,
paull@mesalands.edu
(575) 461-4413 ext. 145

Animal Science

Level: Associate Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: In-person
Next start date: August 21, 2021

Contact Info:
Manny Encinias,
mannye@mesalands.edu
(575) 461-4413 ext 153

New Mexico Junior College | Hobbs

New Mexico State University | Carlsbad

Southern New Mexico

Dona Ana Community College | Las Cruces

Eastern New Mexico University | Ruidoso

New Mexico State University | Alamogordo

Western New Mexico

University of New Mexico | Gallup

Western New Mexico University | Silver City

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Veterinary Technician
Veterinary Technician
Education: Certificate
Annual mean wage: $35,750
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