Story: Veterinary services

Veterinary technicians testing cattle

Veterinary technicians testing cattle

Department of Agriculture technicians test cattle for brucellosis at the Pinnacles Station, Palliser Bay, in 1973. Veterinary duties do not always need a qualified veterinarian to do the job – trained technicians and veterinary nurses have a valuable role.

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Reference: AAQT 6421/B2720
Photograph by R. Anderson

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How to cite this page:

Hamish Mavor and Bob Gumbrell, 'Veterinary services - Changing roles', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 February 2024)

Story by Hamish Mavor and Bob Gumbrell, published 24 Nov 2008