There is a difference between a veterinary assistant (no college experience required) and a registered veterinary technician or technologist (which require a 2-4 year degree like a RN is required). As mentioned, RVT's are highly skilled clinicians who do physical assessments, admit, discharge, triage, administer medications, venipuncture, give blood products, etc just like us nurses. Furthermore, they do many things most non-advanced practice or careflight nurses will never do such as insert venous catheters and/or draw blood off jugular, femoral, etc veins. Administer anesthesia, monitor during anesthesia, intubate, calculate anesthetic dosages, assist in surgery (typically a surgical first assistant's job), assist and in some cases perform dentals, etc. Just because they don't treat human's doesn't make their job any less important. And yes LovemyBugs, that classmate of yours does know what he is talking about in regard to anti-seizure medications. The mechanism of action is still the same. Heparin will always be heparin, a beta-blocker will always be a beta-blocker, an anti-convulsant will always be an anti-convulsant. Just because they are different dosages does not change their MOA across species. I'm not a RVT but felt the need to comment in this thread with some of the misinformation presented.