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Your Veterinary Technician: Anesthesia and Surgery

All the registered veterinary technicians working at Town Centre have received their diploma from an accredited Animal Health Technology program. We have been trained to provide hands-on care to a variety of animals and their owners. One aspect of our training is preparing your pet for surgery, monitoring the anesthesia and assisting with surgery if necessary.

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Your Veterinary Technician: Client Counselling


All the registered veterinary technicians working at Town Centre have received their diploma from an accredited Animal Health Technology program. We have been trained to provide hands-on care to a variety of animals and their owners. One aspect of our training is client counselling.

Your veterinary technician’s knowledge spans  far past just the medical side of caring for your pet. Your veterinary technician is also the one who will discuss care outside the clinic with you. Discussions such as medication dispensing, diabetic counselling, diet changes and nutritional counselling, post surgical instructions, puppy and kitten care and home dental care are usually be between you and a veterinarian technician.

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Your Veterinary Technician: Laboratory Diagnostics

All the registered veterinary technicians working at Town Centre have received their diploma from an accredited Animal Health Technology program. We have been trained to provide hands-on care to a variety of animals. One aspect of our training is laboratory diagnostics, this includes a wide variety of in-clinic laboratory work and sample preparation for tests performed at outside laboratories.

When your pet comes in for an appointment, a lot of the time additional testing recommended. Whether this be blood work, ear swabs, fecal or urine testing, your veterinary technician plays an important part in the sample collection, preparation and running the majority of the tests for the veterinarian.

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Understanding and Managing the Cost of Veterinary Fees

This information has been modified from the ABVMA.

Like most other professional offices you visit (your dentist, chiropractor, lawyer, etc.) fees are payable at the time service is rendered. This is also the case for veterinary offices. Over the last 20 to 30 years, there has been a relativity small increase in the cost of veterinary care, especially when compared to the cost of human health care or almost any other services. Veterinary fees are a reflection of the costs of maintaining the veterinary clinic and equipment and also employing personnel to provide the level of care that is expected in animal medicine today.

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