Iowa State University Veterinarian Records, RS 22/6/0/9, University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University, http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/arch/rgrp/22-6-0-9.html
Veterinary technicians should actually be termed "animal" technicians, although the paraprofessional vocation is most generally associated with the veterinary profession. Other situations where animal technicians are employed include biological research at various laboratories, drug and feed companies, animal production facilities, and others. It should be emphasized that the animal technician serves primarily as an assistant to senior biological workers, technologists, and other scientists as well as to veterinarians.
Seaton, James E.
"A Look at Veterinary Technicians,"
Iowa State University Veterinarian: Vol. 39
, Article 1.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/iowastate_veterinarian/vol39/iss2/1