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Feature February 2016 Issue

One-On-One with Veterinary Technician Gail Berthiaume

Gail Berthiaume

One-On-One with Veterinary Technician Gail Berthiaume

To 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 — and happens to have four cats of her own, “all unusual in their own way,” as she puts it.

Catnip: 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,

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