U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
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29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
Perform medical tests in a laboratory environment for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals. Prepare vaccines and serums for prevention of diseases. Prepare tissue samples, take blood samples, and execute laboratory tests, such as urinalysis and blood counts. Clean and sterilize instruments and materials and maintain equipment and machines. May assist a veterinarian during surgery.
Illustrative examples: Veterinary Laboratory Technician,
Veterinary X-Ray Operator,
Veterinary Surgery Technologist
Broad Occupation: 29-2050 Health Practitioner Support Technologists and Technicians
Minor Group: 29-2000 Health Technologists and Technicians
Major Group: 29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010