Happy National Veterinary Technician Week! At the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (NZCBI), vet techs play a major role in keeping our animals healthy. Every day, they participate in clinical and laboratory procedures, performing jobs similar to nurses, nurse anesthetists, radiology technicians, dental hygienists and phlebotomists.
No matter the task, our vet techs provide top-notch medical care to each and every patient. Meet some of the dedicated professionals who go above and beyond for the animals in our care.