Under-utilizing veterinary technicians

Another major contributing factor to a profession in crisis

Having a cohesive team (veterinarian, licensed veterinary technician, and veterinary assistant) working on a patient fully makes use of everyone’s skill sets to the benefit of the practice and professional fulfillment. Copyright: designbazi/Bigstock

Under-utilizing credentialed/licensed veterinary technicians continues to be a hurdle many practices have yet to overcome. Several barriers to full utilization currently exist including:

A lack of knowledge

Veterinarians may not be aware of the education, knowledge, and technical skills necessary to earn a degree in veterinary technology. Many are also unaware of credentialing requirements, including continuing education requirements, for credentialed veterinary technicians or the pro...


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