Veterinary Technicians, and Why They're Important
Who are veterinary technicians? Many people don't realize that a lot of the work done on animals, is by vet techs, instead of the actually veterinarian. Veterinarians wouldn't be able to do all the things they do throughout the day, without the help of their vet techs. Some say veterinary technicians even do more than the vets do in their daily routines. Veterinary technicians are important to animal clinics, and the community around them. Exactly who are veterinary technicians, you ask? They aren't exactly veterinarians, but they are the next best thing. They give medical care to animals, that are sick or hurt, or even just need a check up. They are the nurses of the animal field.
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As you can see vet techs have a very broad chose of were to work, which makes the job that much more fun, and important. What do veterinary technicians do? A million and one things! Well at least it seems like it. First of all the assist the vet in practically everything they do. They help with routine checkups as well as major surgeries. They do labs, like take blood and test urine for disease. They know how to find parisites and other things in the animal, and what comes out of it. Vet techs take x-rays, and put sutures in an animal, if it has a bad cut. As you can see vet techs do one of the most important jobs, finding out what is wrong with the patient, and then they usually treat the patient too! Also veterinary technicians help explain what is going on to the patients owners, and comfort them if the news is not so great. Vet techs juggle two hundred things throughout the day, and are always helping someone, or something out! You think doing that daily could be a struggle? There are even more extreme things that vet techs can, or have to do. First off, some vet techs have to stay over night with patients and track their progress. Can you picture being up for twenty four hours or so, and having to take care of someone, as well as chart the things they do! That is something very difficult to handle. Another extreme thing that a vet tech has to do, is very sad also. Breaking the news to an owner that