Thread: Vet Techs?
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Old 09-24-03, 01:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Veterinary technicians in Canada are covered by legislation that is specific for each province, but they cannot engage in anything that might be considered the 'practice of veterinary medicine' which would include making diagnoses, doing examinations for diagnosis, providing treatment or performing surgery without the supervision of a licensed veterinarian. The scope of a tech's role in veterinary practices depends to a great extent on the vets that they work for - and as Mike says, too often they are limited to kennel care and janitorial services - but some vets appreciate the skills that a trained tech brings to the job and will supervise them to handle many of the more complex and fun tasks. Good luck if that is a route you choose to pursue.

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