They perform routing laboratory procedures and clinical procedures, such as taking blood, administering medication, and performing medical tests, all under the supervision of a veterinarian. They are familiar with a range of high-tech diagnostic equipment and can provide specialized nursing care for injured or ill animals. They are also responsible for recording an animal’s history, as well as information on its weight, food intake, diet behavior, and other symptoms, which is a necessary tool in diagnosing an animal’s illness and developing a treatment plan. Veterinary technicians are valuable assets that help your veterinarian provide the best care for your pet. Help us to celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week this October 9th through October 15th by thanking your veterinarian’s technician for their dedication to the profession.