The Veterinary technologist works closely with a veterinarian in providing the care and handling of companion, research and production animals, and in routine laboratory and clinical procedures. Positions in zoos, biosecurity, animal research facilities and veterinary laboratories are also possible. Students learn the basic principles of normal and abnormal life processes and develop a broad range of skills, including the use of technology in the field. Additionally, students have the opportunity to complete the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing concurrently with the degree program, similar to programs in the United Kingdom and North America.