Abbreviation for a Licensed Veterinary Technician. All veterinary technicians work under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian. DVM While a veterinary technician can assist in performing a wide variety of tasks, they cannot diagnose, prescribe medicine, perform surgery, or engage in any activity prohibited by a state's practice act.
New York State's veterinary assistants are LVTs.
by Lauraness March 10, 2006