A veterinary technician/assistant directly handles inpatient and outpatient care, working hand-in-hand with veterinarians. A technician must have compassion for both the client and the patient. The technician/assistant assist in exam rooms by taking patients’ history, vital signs and weight; preparing vaccines; collecting samples and running diagnostic tests; providing client education; and assisting with animal restraint. Technicians/assistants also may see their own appointments for procedures such as suture removal; nail trims, vaccine administration when a doctor exam is not required, long-term medication monitoring testing, surgery admission and discharge and check-in exams. Technicians/assistants directly impact doctors’ productivity, client service and compliance and patient care. Technicians/assistants play a key role in communicating with clients in person and by phone for follow-up care and patient monitoring.
ISANTI, Minnesota, United States