I dont know if this is the type of question this forum is for but I am hoping someone here can answer it for me anyways. I am looking to further my education in the veterinary field however i really have no desire to actually become a veterinarian. I am looking into a vet tech program right now. Eventually I want to get into more natural medicine for pets (mainly dogs) such as massage, herbalism, and possibly accupuncture. Is a vet tech program going to get me closer to any of thoes goals? Do I have to have licences for herbalism and accupuncture? I have already found that you dont really HAVE to had a licence for canine massage. any guidance anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated
Great question, I hope I can help. First off, entering and RVT program is a noble goal. The level of science taught in these programs will certainly give you a strong grasp of comparative anatomy and physiology and will help you in the future. Whether you need a license or not depends upon your provincial or state veterinary licensing board. Most vet organizations prevent people from practicing any sort of recognized treatment on animals without either being a veterinarian or working with a veterinarian. The second option will allow you to pursue your goals though, even without being a veterinarian. I cant speak for every vet out there however most would be happy to associate themselves with someone who wishes to pursue improvements in animal care. Good luck.
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