Human hospitals have nurses. Veterinary hospitals have veterinary technicians, or "techs" as they are most often affectionately known.
Patient care is probably the reason technicians enter the field to begin with.
But did you know that they are also educated in radiology, critical care, CPR, laboratory, post-operative care, wound care, dentistry and anesthesia, just to name a few?
This is why the term technician is used instead of nurse. They are technically proficient in each of these areas. In addition to medical training, technicians are trained to properly restrain and lift animals for care. Sometimes the most docile of pets will have unpredictable behavior.
The proper handling during exams and treatment makes your pet's visit that much easier.