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veterinary technician

[vet-er-uh-ner-ee tek-nish-uh n, ve-truh‐] /ˈvɛt ər əˌnɛr i tɛkˈnɪʃ ən, ˈvɛ trə‐/
noun
1.
a veterinarian’s assistant, trained to provide medical care for animals, as performing diagnostic tests or administering vaccines and medication.
Also called Informal, vet tech [vet tek] /ˈvɛt ˌtɛk/ (Show IPA).
Origin of veterinary technician
1935-1940
First recorded in 1935-40
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