Brookfield Zoo Salutes Vet Techs During National Veterinary Technician Week

Veterinary technicians assist with prepping Layla black rhino for a CT scan (Credit: Chicago Zoological Society)

The Brookfield Zoo Veterinary Services team is comprised of a diverse staff of dedicated conservation leaders providing unparalleled advanced medical care to the thousands of animals under professional management at the Brookfield Zoo. No component of this team is more versatile or called-upon than the Certified Veterinary Technicians.

Certified Veterinary technicians (CVTs) are essential and critical to the day-to-day function of veterinary practices. National Veterinary Technician Week, first celebrated in 1993, takes place in the third week of October each year, and provides an opportunity to recognize the many contributions made by veterinary technicians.

The Brookfield Zoo Veterinary Services team is fortunate to include eight CVTs with decades of combined zoo medicine experience. These tireless members of our team are highly capable, adaptable and well versed in providing top-notch medical and husbandry care for all species. Our CVTs operate at an advanced level in every aspect of their careers and routinely perform functions of several professions at once (phlebotomist, pharmacist, ER/triage nurse, X-ray tech, CT tech, lab tech, keeper). 

The Brookfield Zoo CVTs are indispensable, integral members of the VS team and are key contributors to the success of our department and our institution.

Thank you for all you do!

- John Pauley, C.V.T., Hospital Operations Manager, Chicago Zoological Society

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Posted: 10/16/2019 8:30:00 AM by Sean Keeley

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