Veterinary Technician Quiz
St. Louis Aquarium Foundation
What types of animals do veterinarians care for?
dogs and cats only
any animals, depending on their area of training
A veterinarian, or vet, is a ___________ .
a doctor for animals
a doctor for plants
an animal trainer
A vet tech's job is to help the veterinarian by:
Preparing and giving medications
Watching animal behavior and body language for signs of sickness or injuries
Running blood, fecal, urine, or other tests as needed
Keeping notes on the animal's health history
Helping the veterinarian perform surgeries as needed
Microchipping/placing PIT tags for animals in their care
All of the above
A veterinarian or vet tech may perform a _________ test on an animal to make sure their organs are healthy.
Terrestrial animals can live on land, and aquatic animals live _________.
PIT, or microchip identification tags are small chips attached to each animal that can be scanned to tell you the animal's name or information. Why are these important at the Aquarium?
they tell you when an animal is sick
they help veterinarians tell the animals apart so they can watch their health carefully
they tell you when an animal is hungry
What types of skills are needed to become a veterinary technician?
interest and knowledge about animals
math skills for running tests and giving medication
problem solving skills to help treat animals
attention to detail to help diagnose animals based on their behavior and appearance
all of the above!
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