“If veterinarians knew what veterinary technicians could do, it would blow their minds.” –Jim Hurrell, DVM

Jim Hurrell, DVM,* director of Penn Foster College’s Veterinary Academy, says he has watched veterinary technicians blossom from the first graduating class of 8 in 1963 (from State University of New York, Delhi) to an animal advocate army comprising tens of thousands, many of them specialists. He shares his insights about this rapidly growing profession and the bright future he envisions.


You have been teaching veterinary technicians for nearly 35 years. What are some of the biggest changes you have witnessed in their profession?

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