Veterinary technicians are trained professional support staff who provide assistance to veterinarians and biomedical/laboratory researchers. Technicians provide patient monitoring, animal restraint, surgical and dental assistance, laboratory diagnostics, administration of medicines and treatments, anesthesiology among other vital animal care and veterinary clinical tasks.
Some technicians are trained on the job by the veterinarian(s) or other technicians on staff. Some technicians attend schools that offer two or four year degrees in the science of veterinary technology. Upon completion of a formal academic program and after passing state-administered certification tests, one can become registered as a veterinary technician or RVT.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the technicians at Kingsbrook Animal Hospital for their dedication and compassion to the animals in their care.