Yes, yes I do pet fluffy kittens. I'm not a Dr, I'm and Licensed Veterinary Technician. What I cannot do is perform surgery, write a diagnosis, or prescribe medicine. What I do is laboratory diagnostics, anesthesia, dentistry, comfort someone who has to make the decision to let their dying pet go, perform xray diagnostics, be that surgical nurse, and be physician's PE and RN all at once.
Do you really get to see me in the hospital? Probably not. I am the person in the back that takes care of your pet while your vet is glorified.
Next time your at the vet's office think of that.
And yes, I get to pet fluffy kittens. Does a 'real DR' or nurse do that?