When someone asks, Are you a veterinarian?, how do you respond? Do you say, with conviction and pride, I am a veterinary technician? Or do you say, No, I’m just a technician...?
Ponder that for a moment. As I think about my more-than-20-year career in veterinary medicine, I admit that I have said these words: I am just a technician. Although I have always been proud of my chosen profession, I do not always show it. Today, as the profession evolves, we need to adjust our attitudes. We need to be proud of our expertise, passions, and goals and make others understand our contributions to the veterinary world.