International definitions and roles of VNs / VTs

The definition and roles of veterinary nurses / technicians vary between counties. Even the title used changes with veterinary nurse favoured in some countries and veterinary technician in others. As a general rule a country will adopt one title or the other but this is not always the case. In instances where both titles are used they usually have distinct definitions and roles arising as a result of the qualification of the holder and the nature of their employment.