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Kicking off National Veterinary Technician Week with Walter Brown, BS, RVTg, VTS (ECC)

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Walter Brown, BS, RVTg, VTS (ECC), shares what this week means to him and how we can continue to utilize technicians

Veterinary technician content is sponsored by Elanco for the month of October.

In an interview with dvm360 at the Fetch Coastal conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Walter Brown, BS, RVTg, VTS (ECC), discusses the importance of this role in veterinary medicine and how the profession can continue to progress and better utilize technicians to their full capabilities. He explains how veterinary technician specialists can help the team in specific areas of veterinary medicine.

The following is a partial transcript of the video.

Walter Brown, BS, RVTg, VTS (ECC): [National Veterinary Technician Week] means a lot to me. Vet Tech Week encompasses a lot of things: recognizing your staff, giving them the belonging, rewarding them throughout that week's time for the things they do. I believe that techs are superheroes.

I think we have a strong future for those who want to be veterinary technicians and those who are veterinary technicians...as far as utilization, we have VTS which is our veterinary technician specialist that can help those grow into the position of maybe dentistry, nutrition, internal medicine, critical care, and all the other different societies.

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