This week we celebrated “Tech Week” and understanding the differences between a veterinarian and a veterinary technician can be a little confusing for many people. Both play crucial roles in animal health, but their responsibilities and skills are distinct. Let’s explore what each does to help you get a clear understanding of these important professions.
Veterinarian: guardians of animal health
Veterinarians are doctors who specialize in animal health care. They spend years studying and training in veterinary medicine, acquiring comprehensive knowledge about various animal species.
They are responsible for diagnosing, treating and preventing diseases and injuries in animals. And also perform surgeries, prescribe medications and offer guidance to owners about their pets’ health and well-being.
Veterinary Technician: essential support in the animal health team
Veterinary technicians are trained professionals who assist veterinarians with a variety of tasks. They play a key role in the veterinary hospital, providing essential support during consultations, surgeries and procedures. Technicians are responsible for a variety of tasks, including:
Surgical assistance: They help during surgeries by ensuring the environment is sterile and preparing surgical instruments and equipment.
Animal care: Veterinary technicians care for hospitalized animals, monitoring their vital signs, administering prescribed medications, and providing comfort and affection.
Diagnostic procedures: They perform procedures such as blood collection, x-rays, ultrasounds and other exams under the supervision of the veterinarian.
Owner Education: They play a crucial role in educating owners about aftercare, home medication management, and other important guidelines.
Hospital maintenance: They assist with hospital maintenance, ensuring that equipment is working properly and that the environment is clean and safe.
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We have a diagnostic center with computed tomography, X-ray, ultrasound, echocardiogram, electrocardiogram, hematology and urinalysis and we have large and comfortable ICUs and two operating rooms.
Our offices are designed and developed for the comfort of our clients. In addition to a generous wooded outdoor area, designed for dogs to relax with their owners during the visit. Our entire environment is prepared and equipped with what your pets need, when they need it. We seek to offer great comfort and hospitality in our services.