veterinary technician

[ vet-er-uh-ner-ee tek-nish-uhn, ve-truh‐ ]
/ ˈvɛt ər əˌnɛr i tɛkˈnɪʃ ən, ˈvɛ trə‐ /

noun

a veterinarian’s assistant, trained to provide medical care for animals, as performing diagnostic tests or administering vaccines and medication.

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Also called Informal, vet tech [vet-tek] /ˈvɛt ˌtɛk/ .

Origin of veterinary technician

First recorded in 1935–40

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