Margot Monti, LVT, veterinary technician at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, works with wolves Marcus and Kira. Monti is one of several veterinary technicians featured for their work at zoos. Veterinary Practice Staff returns to print in the June issue of Veterinary Practice News.
“It means having to adapt quickly because we may have to work with a bear one minute and a snake the next,” says Cheryl Purnell, head LZVT at North Carolina Zoological Park (N.C .Zoo) in Asheboro, N.C., and past executive director of the Association of Zoo Veterinary Technicians (AZVT). More >>
Legal Aspects of Veterinary Confidentiality
By Douglas C. Jack, B.A., LL.B.
Most veterinary technicians are quite familiar with the requirement that all professional and lay staff in the hospital keep patient and client information confidential.
At the time of their hiring interview by the hospital manager or owner, the technician is advised of the absolute need to not disclose data except in certain defined situations.
It is regrettable that this general acknowledgment of the confidentiality requirement manifests itself in almost daily breaches throughout North American
While some jurisdictions dictate that confidentiality is an ethical obligation, it is clear that the failure to maintain patient and client information on a confidential basis gives rise to legal consequences. More >>