We should all also push for licensure of technicians. One of the reasons that there is such a HUGE range in what you will hear from "vet techs" is the fact that in several states there is absolutely no requirement for any special education in order to use that title. Owners should always ask questions of any veterinary technician that they talk to concerning educational background and experience in the field when they start dealing with them in their vet's office. A person calling themselves a vet tech may be someone with extensive education and experience or they may be someone that has worked in a veterinary practice a total of 5 minutes and never gotten any education in veterinary nursing care.
Licensed Veterinary Technician