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2011-08-14 02:00:22
2011-08-14 02:00:22

techs or assistants? they are different- techs are like nurses, assistants are like janitors. techs, one per vet maybe two if the practice is busy. assistants is however many they decide to need, because they aren't associated with the vet they just clean.


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There is no set or "magic number". How many veterinary assistants or veterinary technicians a practice employees depends on the number of veterinarians, the income of the practice, the number of clients seen daily, etc. Larger, busier practices will tend to employee more veterinary assistants and technicians in order to keep up with the daily duties. Very small practices may have only 1 or 2 veterinary technicians or assistants.

This varies by clinic depending upon the volume of appointments and the responsibilities assigned to the support staff. In a small clinic there may be one veterinary assistant per veterinarian. In a large clinic there may be two veterinary assistants plus one veterinary technician per veterinarian.

I work at Levan Road Veterinary Hospital in Livonia, MI and I am a Veterinary Assistant. In our practice there are 5 main doctors and 3 Vet Technicians. On our Vet Assistant Staff there are 14 of us. I do not believe that the number of Vet Assistants relates to the Techs. At one time, there are about 5 to 7 Assistants on duty. Their duties include working the front desk, assisting doctors etc. There is one, however, that works in the back, assisting the Technicians. They wrap packs, help in blood draws, clean up, and sometimes do nail trims. So the answer to your question, to the best of my knowledge, would be that no. There is no certain number of Vet assistants for each technician, but rather per doctor and per buisness.

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