veterinary technician

[ vet-er-uh-ner-ee tek-nish-uh n, 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.

Nearby words

  1. veterinarian,
  2. veterinary,
  3. veterinary anatomy,
  4. veterinary medicine,
  5. veterinary surgeon,
  6. vetiver,
  7. vetivert,
  8. vetluga,
  9. veto,
  10. vetter

Origin of veterinary technician

First recorded in 1935–40

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

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