Vet Academy Director Discusses the Role of Vet Techs in Today’s Veterinary Business

April 8, 2022

Megan Chadwick, Penn Foster Veterinary Academy Director, discusses the importance of utilizing veterinary technicians to their full potential in an article on Today’s Veterinary Business.

Through the pandemic and the increased use of telehealth in veterinary practices, veterinary technicians have played a vital role in managing an overflow of patients. But many practices still don’t utilize veterinary technicians as much as they should, causing staff to become overwhelmed or stressed about their position. In order to properly utilize credentialed veterinary technicians, practices should

  • Start scheduling vet tech appointments where techs see patients for non-emergent issues.
  • Aim for a 3 to 1 ratio of vet techs to doctors.
  • Invest in education and training for veterinary support staff.

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