I am a veterinary technician, and I've rarely heard any tech call themself a 'nurse'. But licensed vet techs go through a 2 year associate degree program and have to pass national and state boards. It's no less education than a 2 year RN or LPN. Don't get me wrong, I understand the difference, but I hear a lot of nurses talk about getting no respect. Well, we go to school and have a responsibility, too, but we really do not get ANY respect. And we do provide 'nursing care' to animals. I can draw blood, place IV and urinary caths, take x-rays, medicate, do all lab work. So please do be offended if some of the techs feel they are 'nurses' to animals, but I do agree that the term should not be used as that is not the title. I am going to nursing school
for RN this fall, so I can see both sides, I hope.