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