Honoring veterinary technicians

By Connie Orcutt • Published: January 1st, 2016
Category: Animal Airwaves

Just as nurses are essential to the work of physicians, veterinary technicians represent a crucial part of the veterinary team.

A veterinary technician supports the veterinarian at all points of patient care. A technician is trained to be —get ready— a veterinary nurse, a laboratory technician, a radiology technician, an anesthetist and a surgical nurse. Technicians also learn how to educate clients about their pet’s care.

Veterinary technicians can take down a history or perform a preliminary physical exam. They can take and develop X-rays or collect samples and complete laboratory tests. Technicians are also qualified to administer anesthesia and assist in surgery. But with all that, they still find the time to soothe a concerned cat or a pained pooch.

Veterinary technicians deserve a pat on the back for all they do for our animal buddies!