Beginning in 1993, the North American Veterinary Technician Association passed a declaration that the third week in October will be celebrated as National Veterinary Technician week each year. October 13-20, 2018 is National Veterinary Technician week this year. Veterinary technicians play a vital role in the day-to-day operations of the veterinary hospital. As a member of the veterinary team, veterinary technicians are educated in the latest medical advances and skilled at working alongside veterinarians to give pets the best medical care possible. They work closely with the veterinarians, veterinary assistants and owners to provide essential care to all species of animals; pets with fur, feathers, scales or skin. Their job does not only consist of medical duties but they also act as a caregiver to their patients and counselor for their clients. Their compassion and love for their job drive them everyday.
If you take your furry friend into the veterinary hospital this week, please let the veterinary technicians know how much you appreciate them and thank them for their hard work everyday.