The role of veterinary nurses has evolved over the past 40 years in scope of responsibilities and value to a practice. The first title, animal technician, was changed to veterinary technician in 1989 with AVMA approval.1 Now veterinary nurse is under consideration to unite the profession’s credentialing requirements. Regardless of title, veterinary nurses are vital for an effective team and exceptional client and patient care. 

Veterinary nurses bring essential qualities to a practice, including the following:

1 Versatility


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