When caring for our beloved pets, we often think of the friendly veterinarian or specialist who provides medical expertise and advice. However, behind the scenes, a group of dedicated professionals play a pivotal role in ensuring our furry friends receive the best care possible – veterinary technicians. National Veterinary Technician Week 2023 from October 15th to 21st is the perfect occasion to spotlight these unsung animal healthcare heroes.
“A skilled veterinary technician who can communicate compassionately with clients, treat our patients with loving kindness and use their extensive knowledge to help improve the health of a patient is worth their weight in gold.” says Dr. Peggy Sayer, a cardiologist and one of CARE’s founders.
Why Do Vet Techs Deserve Our Appreciation?
Besides assisting CARE’s veterinarians in providing top-notch care, Vet Techs keep the facility running smoothly, from prepping the surgical suite to administering medications and comforting anxious pets. Their skill set is as diverse as the animals they care for, from taking X-rays and drawing blood to educating pet owners on proper care. They’re there to celebrate the joyful moments and offer comfort during the challenging ones.
The Bond Between Vet Techs and Your Pets
Veterinary technicians aren’t just pet healthcare professionals; they are animal lovers who have chosen a path of compassion and care. They cuddle scared kittens, hand-feed a recovering dog, and gently soothe the anxious dachshund in the waiting room. The bond techs share with the animals they care for is genuinely heartwarming.
Becoming a veterinary technician is no easy feat. It requires rigorous training and education. Most vet techs hold an associate degree in veterinary technology, and many pursue additional certifications in specialized areas. This commitment to continuous learning ensures that they know the latest advancements in veterinary medicine.
Celebrate and Appreciate During National Veterinary Technician Week 2023!
During National Veterinary Technician Week 2023, take a moment to celebrate and appreciate these incredible individuals’ dedication, hard work and passion. Whether you have a pet or not, you’ve likely encountered a vet tech at some point and witnessed their unwavering commitment to the well-being of animals.
The next time you visit CARE, please say “thank you” to these big-hearted, seemingly tireless veterinary technicians. They keep our pets healthy, happy, and ready to greet us with those wags and purrs that make life even more beautiful.