I've been volunteering at a local animal rescue working with the vet tech there. Yesterday I went in to check up on some cats who were recovering from illness after being in another shelter. The president of the rescue needed some dogs microchipped, so he asked if I could do it. I wasn't sure if I needed to be certified as a vet tech to do it, but he told me I was just as knowledgeable as the other vet techs and he had complete confidence in me. We did two dogs and it couldn't have been easier. Suffice to say, it was a proud day for me, espeically since I had never done it before!