Throughout my life, I have been blessed with wonderful care from some equally wonderful vets, vet techs, and holistic practitioners.
From my dog attack, dislocated toe and broken foot to my general overall care, these kind and caring individuals have gone to great lengths to get and keep me well, and up to my best performance possible in agility. And they have been my friends!
This week is National Veterinary Technician Week, and I am honoring the vet techs in my life. I want to thank them for the great care and love they have shown me throughout my life.
I remember it was just about a year ago when I got my broken foot. There was an amazingly caring individual who was the vet tech for my ortho. She was incredibly knowledgeable, patient with my Mum through all of her countless questions and requests, had a great working relationship with her boss, and beyond that she always had a smile on her face. She liked me and I liked her. And I trusted her when she had to take me back to the post op to change my cast without my Mum.
Veterinary technicians are responsible for nursing animals, administering medications, assisting in surgery, taking radiographs, inducing and monitoring anesthesia, managing the hospital, performing laboratory duties and much more. These are all the behind the scenes jobs that are so important, but too often unrecognized.
So take a moment the next time you see your vet tech and thank them for the great work they do, K? I know they will be happy you did.