N.Y. technicians aren't nurses, DVMs told

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Albany, N.Y. - New York nurses want veterinarians to stop calling their technicians "nurses" - a term they say applies only to the human-health profession.

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York nurses want veterinarians to stop calling their technicians "nurses" — a term they say applies only to the human-health profession.

A complaint was made to the New York State Board for Veterinary Medicine, which is making the distinction clear to veterinarian licensees.

The New York State Veterinary Medical Society's Executive Board agrees that the terms are not interchangeable and is advising its membership against using the nurse designation, says Barbara Ahern, the group's general counsel.

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