What tasks do technicians do?

What tasks do technicians do?

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Jul 28, 2008
By dvm360.com staff

Technicians, owners, and associates each share their view of which technician tasks are delegated in a practice. The figure below shows technicians believe they’re doing more of these tasks than practice owners report. So do practice owners fail to recognize all of the tasks their technicians assume? Are doctors holding back tasks, or do technicians fail to see the procedures their doctors are still performing?

“If you hire high-quality technicians, you ought to be able to delegate more tasks to them,” says Karen Felsted, CPA, MS, DVM, CVPM, a Firstline Editorial Advisory Board member and CEO of the National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues in Chicago. “This way you’re running more efficiently. You’re not having veterinarians cleaning ears, drawing blood, and anesthetizing pets.”

Proceedings papers for techs

The very best behavior advice for new puppy owners (Proceedings)

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The entire hospital staff should play a role in the counseling of new puppy owners.

The technician's role creating a behavior centered veterinary practice (Proceedings)

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A focus on pet behavior in the veterinary clinic is an excellent practice builder.

Trying times--dealing with canine adolescent dog (Proceedings)

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A behavior wellness exam is an opportunity to check up on a pet’s behavioral health and answer any related questions a client may have.

Enriching geriatric patient's lives (Proceedings)

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An important time for practices to include a behavioral exam is when a pet becomes a senior.

Tubes and tracheas--all about endotracheal tubes and lesions in difficult intubations (Proceedings)

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Endotracheal tubes are usually made from silicone, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic or red rubber.