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Specializations for Veterinary Technologists

The roles of a veterinary technologist are varied, and there are many specializations for aspiring veterinary technologists to choose from. Based on your interests and your aptitude, consider specializing in one of the fields below to maximize your contribution to protecting animal and human health and welfare.

  • Dental care
  • Laboratory research
  • Anesthesia
  • Behavioural study and conditioning
  • Equine veterinary nursing
  • Internal medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Pathology
  • Surgery
  • Zoological medicine
  • Emergency and critical care


If you’re inclined to any of the specialties above, check out the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America and see our list of accredited Canadian animal health/veterinary technology programs. Canada participates in the American specialty educational network.