The Registered Veterinary Technician profession acts in a support role to the Veterinary clinic. The Veteranarian, the clinic, the animal owners and the animals benefit directly and indirectly from the functions and tasks performed by this licensed or certified individual. Like a hospital nurse, the Vet Tech makes sure that the needs of the veterinarian, animal owner, and subject animal are met with high standards and thorough results.
At intake, the Tech may have to restrain or stabilize the animal. An accurate history will be taken from the owner. These results will have to be properly documented into the clinic system. In support of the veterinarian, this professional may additionally be take X-Rays and samples, and prepare animals and instruments for surgery.
Customers need to be questioned, advised and trained with accuracy and consideration. Routine procedures such as trimming nails, expressing glands and removing sutures occur regularly. Administering prescribed medications and supervising veterinary assitants are also in the Tech’s remit. The Vet Tech wears many hats in the support of his professional duties.