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Help Find Cures to Diseases As A Vet Tech In Medical Research

Published on March 9, 2018 by Staff Writer

Scientists in medical labs all around the world are working hard to find cures to many of the diseases and health problems people face today. They are smart, educated heroes making the world a better place, and you can be one of them too. You don’t have to have a PhD from a famous university to work in labs that help find the next generation of medicines. A two-year degree in veterinary technology prepares you to take certification exams. When you become a vet tech in medical research, and you could play an important role as well.

 

What Do Vet Techs in Medical Labs Do?

Understanding illness in animals is an important part of understanding illness in people. Before we are confident we can cure a disease in humans, we learn to cure it in animals. This means animals are an important part of medical research, and being a veterinary technician can teach you important skills that to work in a cutting-edge medical laboratory.

Vet techs in medical labs take care of the animals, and help administer treatments that are being tested. Because vet techs are trained to observe and examine animals, they also play an important role in watching to see if the medicines work, or if they have any side effects. Medical research doesn’t have to be cruel to animals, and vet techs are there to take care of animals involved in medical research so that they will be as comfortable as possible.

What Do I Need To Become a Vet Tech?

If you want to help animals and work in a medical lab finding cures that will help the rest of humanity as well, then you can start by getting a two-year degree from a veterinary technology program like the associate degree from the Veterinary Technology Program at  Broadview University. This will teach you important things like how to handle and inspect animals, how to administer treatments, and how to do imaging such as ultrasounds and X-rays. With a degree in veterinary technology, you can take your certification exam, and begin working in clinics with veterinarians to treat animals right away. You can also start looking for jobs in medical labs, but if you’re serious about medicine, your next step would be to get a Medical Lab Technician Certificate, which will solidify your credentials for work in medical labs.

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