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Features January 2016 Issue

One-On-One with Veterinary Technician Gail Berthiaume

Veterinary technician Gail Berthiaume with a patient.

One-On-One with Veterinary Technician Gail Berthiaume

o learn a little more about how a veterinary technician (veterinary nurse) carries out her responsibilities, we sat down with vet tech Gail Berthiaume, who works at Tufts’ Foster Hospital for Small Animals. Your Dog: Are you a general veterinary technician, or do you have a specialty? Ms. Berthiaume: I work only in the surgery suite. The way it works is that in smaller practices, vet techs do a little of everything — anesthesia, surgery, lab work,…

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