What is a technician appointment?

What is a technician appointment?

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Mar 01, 2010

Technician appointments are patient visits handled by a credentialed veterinary technician rather than a veterinarian. In these visits, technicians administer routine services and some maintenance care. Following are some examples of services that technicians might provide:

  • Blood draws for preanesthetic testing
  • Thyroid checks
  • Heartworm tests
  • Urinalysis retests
  • Nail trims and bird grooming
  • Certain vaccines, such as Bordetella and leptospirosis
  • Anal gland expressions
  • Scheduled radiographs
  • Fluid administration
  • Ear cleanings

(Laws about which duties credentialed technicians are allowed to perform vary by state. Be sure to check your state's practice act for a definitive list.)

Proceedings papers for techs

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

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

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)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

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

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

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

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 patients' lives (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

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)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

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