Tech Talk: A look at advanced degrees

Finding solutions for a profession in crisis


Is advanced degrees the way to go for veterinary technicians? Photo: Bigstock/Elnur

Previously, I have addressed some of the challenges credentialed veterinary technicians face: not earning a living wage, a perceived lack of respect, and feeling we are not being used to the full extent of our education and training. Some of these challenges are related to the issues of lack of a standard credential, scope of practice, or title protection. Over the past three decades, various groups have discussed issues of and potential solutions to under-utilization, and some groups continue to study and research these same issues today.

Meanwhile, there are not enough veterinarians or credentialed veterinary technicians to meet the needs o...


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