Veterinary Technician Utilization:
What Does That Mean & How Do We Do It?

Presented by Leslie Wereszczak, MS, LVMT, VTS (ECC)

8 pm ET / 5 pm PT, Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Vet techs


This webinar is FREE for all attendees.
1.5 hours of RACE CE credits (non-medical) will be available for HSVMA members only.
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Veterinary Technicians are an essential part of the veterinary healthcare team.  Currently, technicians are in high demand and short supply with demand expected to grow exponentially over the next several years. During this presentation we will discuss the scope of practice for veterinary technicians and the difference between veterinary assistants and technicians. Attendees will learn where to find and interpret the practice act & rules of their state. Proper utilization of professional veterinary technicians can help mitigate the veterinary shortage as well as increase practice revenue and efficiency.

During this presentation, attendees will learn:

  • about the veterinary technician profession, title and the need for title protection
  • about state practice acts and rules governing veterinary technicians
  • scope of practice for veterinary technicians - what can they do, what should they do?
  • ways to maximize technician utilization
  • how utilization of technicians can help mitigate the veterinarian shortage. 
  • how utilization of technicians can increase practice revenue and efficiency




Leslie W.

Leslie Wereszczak, MS, LVMT, VTS (ECC)

Leslie has been a credentialed veterinary technician for over 30 years.  After graduating from the veterinary technology program at SUNY Delhi in 1989, she joined the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine where she is now the Director of Emergency/Critical Care.  Leslie enjoys the unpredictable nature of emergency/critical care and the diverse caseload it provides.  She enjoys teaching veterinary and veterinary technician students in the clinical and laboratory settings.  She is a frequent speaker at national and regional veterinary conferences as well as veterinary technician programs as a guest lecturer.

Leslie is also a passionate advocate for the veterinary technician profession.  She is involved with her state technician association, NAVTA, and serves on the NAVTA Veterinary Nurse Initiative Committee, as well as being a member at large on the AVECCTN board.  Leslie is a RECOVER CPR certified instructor. She also serves as the Vice Chair of the Tennessee State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.  In addition to her veterinary technician degree, she holds a BS in Business Management and an MS in Management and Leadership.