Veterinary Technicians are an integral part of our practice. These licensed professionals are responsible for so many things that it’s easier to tell you what they’re -not- allowed to do: diagnose, prescribe, or perform surgery. This means that they can handle administering medications or treatments prescribed by the veterinarian, anesthesia, preparing vaccinations and medications, talking with clients about recommended care for pets, and admitting and discharging surgical patients. They also do their best to keep the vets in line and on time. It’s no exaggeration for me to say that without our techs, we wouldn’t accomplish 1/4 of the work we do now.
Over the next few weeks, I’m going to make a post for each of our techs so that you can get to know them a bit better. I’ve asked them to write up a quick biography and submit a photograph by way of introduction. It’s my pleasure to start the series off with Diane Bateman.
Diane Bateman, L.V.T.
I am married to Terry and have a 9 year old Weimaraner named Jag. We have three grown boys all of whom live within 30 miles of us. I have been a technician working in small animal practice for many years since graduation from M.S.U.. We love to go back to M.S.U. to visit and attend various events. We will be forever Spartans!! Go Green!!