ERIC Number: ED022050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May-14
Reference Count: 0
Indiana's Need for Assistants in Veterinary Medical Practice. Manpower Report, No. 68-2.
Morse, Erskine V.; Lisack, J.P.
The need for technicians and attendants in veterinary medicine was examined to determine the necessity of implementing training programs. Returns from 215 licensed veterinarians were obtained from the 692 surveyed. Some findings were: (1) The largest number of job vacancies were reported for animal technician graduates at the associate degree level, (2) The second largest number of job vacancies were reported for small animal hospital attendants, (3) Salaries reported for animal technicians were low, and (4) There was strong support for licensing and registering animal technicians. Recommendations included: (1) the formal establishment and recognition of the occupational titles and descriptions for animal technicians and small animal hospital attendants, (2) implementation of a system of certifying, registering, or licensing qualified animal technicians, and (3) development of educational and training program curricula based on national guides, standards, and objectives, and (4) that veterinarians be advised of salaries received by comparable level technicians. (DM)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Animal Husbandry, Educational Needs, Postsecondary Education, Technical Education, Veterinary Assistants, Veterinary Medicine
Office of Manpower Studies, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana 47907 ($1.50).
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Office of Manpower Studies.