Registered veterinary technicians are trained, licensed and registered to work under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian to assist in special procedures and patient care. Their role is very similar to the role nurses serve in human healthcare. Some of our technicians also have additional training and certification in a specialty field of veterinary medicine. Veterinary assistants assist the technicians and veterinarians in providing care to patients. They assist with basic care needs, such as monitoring animals for unusual symptoms, walking patients, and providing clean housing, food and water. They assist with restraint during treatment, as well as admission and discharge of patients.
We celebrate all of the amazing contributions of our registered veterinary technicians and our veterinary assistants during National Veterinary Technician Appreciation week. They are all an integral part of the care team and we are grateful for their service, their compassion and their immense dedication to the well-being of every patient. We also appreciate the important role our technicians fill, in collaboration with our clinicians, as educators of tomorrow’s veterinarians.