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Do you have to be "smart" to be a vet tech?

Only serious answers please. I want to become a vet tech but math has always been a weak point of mine. I know there is some science involved but do you exactly have to be smart in order to be a vet tech? If so, I don't think it is the career for me and I don't want to waste my time. haha.Thank you.

Asked By: Chase's mama born 10/8/10 - 11/24/2009
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Veterinary technicians are required (in most states) to have a 2 year degree in veterinary technology from an AVMA accredited veterinary technology program, to have passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam and a state exam in order to be credentialed. They are also generally required to attend a set number of... More
Answered By: CindyRVT - 11/28/2009
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"smart" isnt the word, but you do need to know a fair amount of math, science, and chemisty- A lot of it is just something you learn "at the job" and you memorize it- For instance, my mom uses chemisty as a hairstylist, but it's memorized by her (how much of such and such to create such and such color and this tint... More
Answered By: willow ♀ AKC Aussies born 10/24 - 11/24/2009
 
You don't need to know physics, or even algebra. You do need to understand how to weigh and measure in the metric system. Most of all, you need compassion and huge amounts of love for animals. Oh, and you get to clean up the messy stuff too :)
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Answered By: Noreen - 11/24/2009
 
Unfortunately, math is a big part of being a vet tech, as with any other career in the medical field. If you're not so keen on math, why not do something you are good at.... Such as if you like literature, why not become a lit teacher or something... Just a suggestion.
Answered By: jamie - 11/24/2009
 
I was interested in being a vet tech not too long ago, but changed my mind because there's only one vet tech program in my state and I would have had to transfer to another school my second year. The job I believe involves more science than math(I believe you only have to take one or 2 math courses). You do have to be... More
Answered By: Ashnc89 - 11/24/2009
 
I'm going into college to get my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine license and there is a LOT more math with that than with Vet Tech and I flat out stink with math and I'm doing pretty good so far! Trust me, if I can do it, YOU can do it =]
Answered By: Simply Beautiful - 11/24/2009
 
I'm not sure about being smart in math, you may have to understand physics, chemistry and biology. I think you would need a lot of compassion and love. Also, probably you would need to be someone who doesn't faint at the sight of blood if you have to assist in an operation. The only other thing you may need is to have... More
Answered By: Lisa M - 11/24/2009
 
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