Celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week

For those of us with pets some of the most important people in our lives are the veterinarians and veterinary technician that help take care of our furry, scaled and feathered friends. When I had my first dog in college I spent years hopping from vet clinic to vet clinic, trying to find one that suited my philosophy and that could take care of my pets. I finally found one and I have been with her clinic ever since.

The truth is that I love my vet but I also love the supportive staff that she employees. The Veterinary Technician is the one that answer my calls and emails when I have random questions. They greet us at the door and give cookies to my nervous pup and chin scratches to my overly friendly cat. They chat with me, ferret out the problems with my pets, listen to my stories and put my pets at ease. Vet techs play with my fur kids for awhile before I see the vet and reward them after their exam for behaving well. They clean up the messes, take the temperatures, help with surgery, take x-rays, straighten and restock. They hold my nervous pets while they are being examined so they feel secure and everyone is safe. Vet techs keep a clinic running and help set the feel from the moment I walk through the door until I walk back out. This week is National Veterinary Technician Week so pick up the phone and say thank you to your vet tech team, or follow my lead and bring by some cookies (everyone loves cookies). To my tech team: thank you for being amazing, you know who you are ladies.