veterinary technician

[vet-er-uh-ner-ee tek-nish-uh n, ve-truh‐]


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

Origin of veterinary technician

First recorded in 1935–40
Also called Informal, vet tech [vet tek] /ˈvɛt ˌtɛk/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019