Why Should Veterinary Technicians Use the Human Nursing Process?

October 31, 2017

Erica Mattox, CVT, VTS (ECC), patient care director and surgery manager of WestVet in Garden City, Idaho, explains why veterinary technicians should take a look at the human nursing process.

Veterinary technicians learn about completing tasks and procedures, but they are not taught about critical thinking and thinking one step ahead. Erica Mattox, CVT, VTS (ECC), patient care director and surgery manager of WestVet in Garden City, Idaho, explains why veterinary technicians should take a look at the human nursing process.

For veterinary technicians, diagnosing is considered a bad thing. But human nurses have something called the "nurse diagnosis" where they work as a team with the doctor to come up with a diagnosis.