So much goes into the care we provide every pet and person that walks through our doors. And our mission to provide each pet with the best medical care wouldn’t be possible without our hardworking, dedicated, and compassionate team of skilled veterinary technicians.
And while we are thankful for them every day of the year, we want to take the time this National Veterinary Technician Week to show just how vital they are to our practice and the lives of your pets.
Why Do Veterinary Technicians Deserve a Week’s Worth of Recognition Each Year?
Many of our clients interact with our vet techs when they come in and don’t even realize these special women have a highly esteemed title and a very difficult job.
Jennifer, Melissa (Missy), Jessica, Britt, Travis, Courtney, and Emily are all our talented and amazing vet techs. Each of these women worked hard to get where they are and share their love and care for animals daily. They zoom in and out of rooms, greet pets, take vitals, and are often the first medical staffers you share your pet’s status with.
The week of October 13th through 19th is dedicated to showing how much these individuals do to make pets’ lives better because they deserve to be recognized for their commitment and talent.
This year’s National Veterinary Tech Week is all about action, and boy does that seem fitting. It takes action to be a skilled vet tech. And our vet techs seem to magically fly and flutter around our practice. They seem to be in more than one place at a time, and they seem to practically read our minds at other times.
So, What Makes Our Veterinary Technicians Beyond Amazing?
1. Veterinary Technicians Are the Nurses of Our Veterinary Medicine World
This means they’re on their feet all day. They work closely alongside each of our doctors to provide your pet with the best care. This may mean, holding a Great Dane still for a blood draw or explaining to a client the benefits of certain vaccines. They keep up with charts, take notes on pets, prep vaccines, and educate pet parents.
2. Our Vet Techs Face Each Challenge with Genuine Smiles
Each of our vet techs proves that there are no challenges too big to face when the wellbeing of a pet is at risk. Because a vet tech is often the first person you see in the examination room, they hear your worries and concerns. They also answer many of your preliminary questions.
And you know what? They leave the room and chat with the doctors while remaining ready to dive into any situation we face. They never complain when procedures are laborious, difficult, or long. And we love them for that.
3. We Can’t Help But Be Reminded of Why Our Veterinary Technicians are the Best Each Day
Vet techs have stressful jobs. They often function as extra eyes, ears, and muscles. And you would think normal people would tire of the fast-paced, intense, emotional nature of their job, but we’re constantly reminded of how much they care. It warms the heart to hear them talk sweetly to a pet that feels under the weather or share encouraging words to a dog that’s a bit shy.
4. Our Veterinary Technicians Extend Their Care and Compassion Beyond the Workday
What came first: The love of animals or the career? Well, with our team of experienced vet techs, it’s obvious they are, always have been, and always will be true animal lovers. And we are so happy to watch our team grow. What should you know about our technicians?
Emily began her career as a kennel tech and loved those furry faces so much, she dedicated herself to become a vet tech. And guess what? She’s excellent at her job!
Missy has worked with animals for almost two decades and surrounds herself with her own zoo each day she leaves, here. She has dogs, cats, and chickens!
Jennifer demonstrated her dedication to helping animals in need through her work at the Humane Society and continues to do so by rescuing and caring for injured strays in her free time.
Travis has a genuine appreciation of the value that pets add to our lives and loves working with them and their owners.
Brittany (you may know her as “Britt”) has grown up in the veterinary field. It was a natural step for her to become a tech.
Courtney grew up with a love of animals, as did all of our technicians. Her kind demeanor is a true comfort to our patients.
5. And Their Amazing Attitudes Inspire Those Around Them
It’s true that when our practice opens each day, our staff seems to gravitate to the positivity and balance of our vet techs. They tend to be the people others look toward for inspiration and a positive reminder of how much we can do for others.
Thank You to Our Veterinary Technicians and the Other Vet Techs Out There
These skilled and educated professionals are the backbone of a well-run practice. They exemplify what medical care for pets should look like. What we’re getting at is
“Thanks!” to our vet techs at Grantsburg Animal Hospital and Wild River Veterinary Clinic. We couldn’t care for pets the way we do without you.
Be sure to take the time to thank any vet techs you know this week. We know our pets benefit from their dedication, kindness, and patience.