A veterinary technologist is an integral member of an animal healthcare team who has been educated in care and handling of companion and production animals, and in routine laboratory and clinical support procedures for veterinary radiography, anaesthesia, surgery, pathology, clinical pathology, nutrition, veterinary therapeutics, and professional communications and animal reproduction.

Veterinary technologists study animal handling, welfare and behaviour, clinical aspects of small and large animal health, applied and clinical nutrition, veterinary pharmacology, veterinary pathology, veterinary therapeutics, diagnostic practices, veterinary surgical nursing principles and veterinary practice management.

Monitoring a patient's heartrate

Veterinary Technology graduates can find employment in:

  • Support staff in veterinary practices including general, specialist and management roles
  • Biosecurity inspectors and project support staff with government agencies
  • Animal behaviour and training instructors
  • Animal research technicians and supervisors
  • Veterinary laboratory scientists and veterinary pharmaceutical representatives
  • Clinical academics in higher education

The School offers students the following study options:

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