What should we calls the licensed professionals who assist the veterinarian? "Technician" is the traditional term in the United States; however, there is a move to change that designation to "Nurse", which many believe more accurately describes the role of these well trained and compassionate professionals, and is in alignment with much of the rest of world, and with human medicine.
The North American Veterinary Technician's Association is pushing to make the change official. Some of the reasons cited are that "technician" sounds too mechanical, like a professional that works with machines or cars.
See more information on the debate here; http://www.navta.net/page/Vet_Techs_In_Action
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