Hand in hand, a veterinarian and a vet tech provide healthcare to animals.
Pet owners rely on their vet to care for their animal, from routine checkups and vaccinations to diagnosing and treating health problems, and when necessary even performing surgery. A vet tech assists by providing nursing care, first aid, shots, and observing behavioral changes maintenance of records.
These are just some of the general duties involved in the profession. To aid them at work in timing procedures and taking pulses, coming in handy in doing their job, would be a trusty watch. So here in this article, we will be showing the best watches that veterinarians and vet techs can wear on duty.
Considerations: Watches For Veterinarians And Vet Techs
Watches are a must have for veterinarians and vet techs. With a watch, they can instantly monitor heart rates; respiration rates; and etc. But as their job tends to get messy and as a watch may get scratched on duty, it would be practical to go with an inexpensive watch.
There are several low-cost but quality watches available in the market.
For example, this affordable Timex Ironman Essential Urban Analog Watch, a brand renowned for creating durable and affordable watches.
Although a smartwatch may not come so cheap, it would be a very beneficial timekeeping option for veterinarians and vet techs as well. Aside from being able to keep track of time, with a smartwatch, veterinarians and vet techs can utilize apps useful in their profession.
There are plenty of apps particularly made for the veterinarian and vet tech professions.
There are apps now with informational guides for dealing with specific species of animals, pathology, treatments, and more. There are also veterinary calculator apps for calculations necessary in their field.
Analog, digital or, smartwatch—whatever kind of watch one opts to wear at work, what is important is that you have a functional watch that would come handy for you in your profession.
Water resistance would be an essential feature in a watch for veterinarians and vet techs for when dealing with wet situations or circumstances that involve water. And so would be scratch resistant, as well as shock resistance, since a watch can get worn at work.
As for the watch materials, they must be durable and comfortable. A case made of stainless steel or resin would suffice. A mineral crystal or sapphire crystal dial window would be strong enough to resist scratches. And for the strap, we’d recommend one made with silicone; rubber; or resin for comfortable wear that’s durable and water-resistant, for they are lightweight and non-absorbent. Experienced veterinarians and vet techs, themselves, would advise all of the above.
Watches That Will Come Handy
Here is a list of watches that are tough; handy; affordable; and some smartwatches with a higher price range yet worth it, which we have come up especially for veterinarians and vet techs.
The watches that make up the list are either unisex; for men or for women, but all of them, of course, will be effective for these professions. Another option is the Speidel Scrub Watch which is specially designed for medical professionals and one of the top watches we recommended on our list of watches for male nurses.
Casio Classic DataBank Calculator Watch
Have you ever seen a watch that comes with a calculator function? Well, there are those smartwatches with a calculator app, but who would’ve thought that there’d be such a watch like this Casio Classic DataBank Calculator Watch? From the innovative electronics company, Casio, comes this ingenious and useful watch that doubles as a calculator and is cheaper than a smartwatch, of course, to add to that.
This quartz watch comes handy for veterinarians and vet techs when getting TPR’s and drug dosages. In addition to its calculator function, its resin case and strap and mineral crystal dial window along with its water resistance of 50 meters really make it suitable for veterinarians and vet techs.
There are other cool features in this watch including dual time, an hourly time signal, a daily alarm, an auto calendar, and a 1/100 second stopwatch.
Men’s G-Shock G300-3AV Sport Watch
Synonymous to resilience, the watch line from Casio, which has the toughest watches ever in the market, G-Shock, provides to us in this list, the water-resistant; shock resistant; ruggedly constructed Casio Men’s G-Shock G300-3AV Sports Watch.
This quartz watch’s rugged construction includes a combination of stainless steel and resin for its case, resin for its strap, and mineral crystal for its dial window. And it’s shock resistant, as well as water resistant to 200 meters.
Apart from its timekeeping, this watch also provides world time; five daily alarms; a countdown timer; a 1/100 second stopwatch; an hourly time signal; an auto calendar; and 12/24 hour formats. In addition, its illuminated with an EL backlight with afterglow.
Men’s G-Shock GA100GBX-1A4
For the second time in a row, we have here, a G-shock from Casio. Well, when it comes to quality and durable timepieces, the said brand is reliable.
You can expect that this next G-shock on the list, the Casio Men’s G-Shock Black Rose Gold Analog Digital Watch GA100GBX-1A4 would be just as tough as the aforementioned G-shock. Yes, indeed, and more.
This ruggedly constructed quartz watch with a resin case, a mineral crystal dial window, and the silicone strap is water resistant to 200 meters; shock resistant; and magnetic resistant.
You can expect more from this analog/digital watch, as not only does it provide the time, it also features world time; five daily alarms; a countdown timer; a 1/1000 second stopwatch; an hourly time signal; a full auto calendar; and 12/24 hour formats. An auto LED light with afterglow serves as its illuminator.
Women’s Baby-G BG6901-1
Here, we have a watch from Casio’s counterpart of G-shock as a watch line made for females, Baby G. The watches from the said line are just as durable and functional as the G-shock’s but with a feminine touch and are built smaller to suit the female wrist. Presenting the Casio Women’s Baby-G Black Resin and Gold-Tone Accented Large Digital Sports Watch BG6901-1.
This digital quartz watch, much like the watches from its preceding men’s watch line counterpart, is also shock resistant and water resistant to 200 meters. It’s also built with a rugged construction, as it’s made of a resin case and strap, as well as a mineral crystal dial window.
Other features of the watch include world time, a flash alert, three alarms, an hourly time signal, a 1/100 second stopwatch, a countdown timer, a full auto calendar, and 12/24 hour formats.
Casio Silver Silicone Quartz Fashion Watch
Swatch Irony Tic-Silicone Strap Unisex Watch
Simple; durable; water-resistant; and affordable, the Swatch Irony Tic-Green Grey Dial Silicone Strap Unisex Watch ticks all the boxes for a watch for veterinarians and vet techs.
All that, plus it comes with a chic design too, as this watch comes from the revolutionary watch company that pioneered in the category of fashion watches, Swatch.
With all those advantageous features, this watch would be perfect for a veterinarian and vet tech, especially one who wants a stylish kind of watch as well.
This quartz watch that includes a date display is composed of a stainless steel case, a mineral crystal dial window, and a silicone strap. And it’s water resistant to 30 meters.
Timex Ironman Essential Urban Analog Watch
With a job that requires strenuous activities, veterinarians and vet techs can count on Timex. As the Timex slogan goes, “It takes a licking and keeps on ticking,” Timex is known for its resilience.
What’s more is that Timex comes cheap.
Here, we have the Timex Ironman Essential Urban Analog Watch.
Despite coming at a cheap price, this quartz watch has its strengths, with its resin case; silicone strap; and water resistance of 100 meters.
This watch, with its simple design, is unisex. Although for a female who opts for a more feminine-looking watch, it also comes in light purple with a smaller size.
Below are some options we present for smartwatches for those considering to buy a smartwatch. But if you’ve never had a smartwatch before and are not familiar with how it works, since you’ll be using it to access veterinary apps aside from using it for the purpose of keeping track of time, it’ll help to first learn how to install apps on smartwatches.
As a product of the innovative futurist company, Misfit, that leans towards the future; fashion; wellness; and intelligence in the production of their smartwatches, as well as their fitness trackers and accessories, the Misfit Vapor sure is a multifunctional fashion-forward smartwatch.
This copper-tone stainless steel-cased smartwatch with a mineral crystal dial window and a silicone strap powered with Wear OS by Google is actually the most affordable smartwatch in our list. It’s water resistant to 50 meters. And it has 4GB memory, enough for storing necessary apps.
All of those features make this a suitable watch for veterinarians and vet techs, but there are more great features in store.
In addition to being reliable in keeping time, this smartwatch also includes multiple time zones and custom goal and alarm settings.
As what most smartwatches are primarily made for, aside from timekeeping, of course, this smartwatch focuses on fitness, which would be a desirable feature for fitness enthusiasts. Its functions specifically for fitness include a GPS, fitness tracking, heart rate tracking, an accelerometer, an altimeter, and a gyroscope. Its swim-proof feature means you can swim with it.
With this smartwatch, you can access smartphone notifications and the Google Assistant with its built-in microphone. One can also enjoy listening to music with its music storage and controls.
To fully enjoy this smartwatch, it has a system requirement of Android OS 4.4+ (excluding Go edition) and iOS 9.3+ smartphones.
Mobvoi Ticwatch Pro
Relatively new, but drastically gaining popularity for their developments, Mobvoi, an artificial intelligence (AI) company composed of AI experts; engineers; former Google and Nokia employees; and researchers from top universities and top-tier internet companies, brings to the table, its latest product launched mid-2018, the Mobvoi Ticwatch Pro.
This smartwatch powered with Wear OS by Google and compatible with both Android and iOS actually has very unique features you can’t find elsewhere. But before we go on to any other features, first, let us point out the particular features it has that will benefit veterinarians and vet techs in their profession.
In regards to its composition, it has a stainless steel bezel on its case made of a tough combination of carbon fiber and nylon and has a strap made of leather and silicone. Although the leather may be an issue, as it tends to get nasty when it gets wet, the good news is the strap is actually replaceable. And there are plenty of the more suitable silicone straps available.
The watch also comes with protection against dust and water with its IP68 water & dustproof rating.
It also has 4GB memory, sufficient enough for you to install the apps you need.
Now that we’ve discussed the specific features that would benefit veterinarians and vet techs, let’s move on to what sets this smartwatch apart from the rest. This smartwatch’s battery life can last up to 30 days in just a single charge! How is that possible? By its layered display technology consisting of two screens: an LCD screen and an AMOLED screen, which enables two modes: the Essential Mode and the Smart Mode.
The Essential Mode is what allows the battery life of the Ticwatch Pro to last as long as 30 days. In this mode, only the LCD is active featuring only the time; date; heart rate; steps; and battery display, while the Wear OS is down.
With the Smart Mode, the battery life of the Ticwatch Pro can last to two to five days. In this mode, both the LCD and AMOLED is on, thus, displaying the time; date; heart rate; steps; and battery display, while the AMOLED is also activated for regular Wear OS usage.
You can switch from mode to mode as necessary in accordance with your need to get the most out of this smartwatch while prolonging its battery life.
Typically, like a smartwatch, it includes a cellular function for Android, as well as fitness and health tracking including a GPS tracker; an accelerometer; a gyroscope; a speed & cadence monitor; a step counter (ever wonder how watches can track your sleep?) calories burned counter; and a heart-rate monitor.
NFC payments can also be paid through this smartwatch.
Apple Watch Series 4
As the leading brand of smartwatches, Apple sure won’t disappoint with its latest version of the Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Series 4, you’ll ultimately get a bang for your buck. Though the smartwatch may come expensive, it comes with reliability; durability; and several fantastic features.
The Apple Watch Series 4 is packed with a lot of desirable features for veterinarians and vet techs. First and foremost, let us discuss its durability. Composed of a stainless steel frame with a combination of all ceramic and sapphire crystal for its case back; sapphire crystal covering its face; and a strap made of rubber, this smartwatch has a tough exterior that could resist scratches. It’s water resistant to 50 meters. And it has an ample amount of storage with its 16GB memory, which will allow you to install plenty of apps.
In their attempt to redesign and re-engineer the Apple Watch, came the Apple Watch Series 4 with new and improved features. Its new and improved features include the largest screen ever among all the Apple Watches they have released, a re-engineered Digital Crown with haptic feedback, the improved accelerometer and gyroscope, the electrical and optical heart sensor, new ways to use apps with Siri shortcuts, and the reinforcement of sapphire crystal with all ceramic for the new materials of its case back.
And as usual, it also features a GPS; a barometric altimeter; a cellular function; and Apple Music and Podcasts.
Moreover, the Apple Watch Series 4 requires an iPhone 6 with an iOS 12 or later.
So, What’s The Best Watch For Veterinarians and Vet Techs?
After having presented all those watches with the ideal features, we’re left with the question: What is the best watch for veterinarians and vet techs? The answer is quite simple: The best watch is the watch that you prefer. Everyone does have their own preference, but we just made searching for the right watch for you with all the ideal features suitable for veterinarians and vet techs much easier with this list we came up with.
If you’re interested in the very affordable yet multifunctional Casio Classic DataBank Calculator Watch that allows you to instantly make calculations on your wrist, then go for it.
If you’re a fan of G-shock’s resilience, you can choose from any of the G-shocks on our list.
If you want a resilient watch but aren’t really a fan of the typical G-shock design and would rather opt for something more simple and fashion-forward, there are the Casio AMWS820-2AV Silver Silicone Quartz Fashion Watch and the Swatch Irony Tic-Green Grey Dial Silicone Strap Unisex Watch.
But if you’d rather opt for something really cheap, as there is the possibility of your watch getting trashed at work, you can rely on the Timex Ironman Essential Urban Analog Watch.
And if you feel you might need a little help from some trusty veterinary apps with your work, we have here, smartwatches where you can install the apps that you need.
We have a variety of watches here that have the features necessary for the veterinarian and vet tech profession to choose from.
Whatever it is you prefer, we have something here for you to cater to your needs and desires, so you can find the right one for you.