Becoming a veterinary technician

Life as a Veterinary Technician2019-09-09T15:46:23+00:00

Project Description

Veterinary Technicians are skilled individuals who work alongside our vets to optimise farm animal health and production.

They fulfil a valuable supportive role at Torch Farm Vets and offer a range of services such as:

  • Mobility scoring
  • Vaccinating
  • Mastitis sampling
  • Teat scoring
  • Calf disbudding
  • Ear tagging

Take a look at the Torch Vet Tech page for a full breakdown of the services they offer.

A veterinary technician’s role is a combination of clinical and administrative work and typical tasks include:

  • Lab and microscopy work

  • Assisting with surgical procedures

  • Production of health reports using appropriate software

  • Equipment preparation and maintenance, including keeping clinical areas clean and disinfected

The skills and qualifications needed to be a vet tech include:

  • Minimum grade C GCSE in at least three subjects, including English and maths.
  • An animal management or agricultural qualification (NVQ level 3 min)
  • Good IT skills, including experience with Excel, Word and Powerpoint
  • R-SQP AMTRA training or equivalent

Interested in becoming a vet tech? Keep an eye on our current vacancies page.

Independent vets, dedicated care

The provision of outstanding veterinary care and excellent customer service lies at the heart of what we do. Thanks to our five convenient locations we cover large parts of the south-west. Our reach is wide but our focus remains on offering the highest clinical standards and customer service to our highly valued clients.

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