Every year we take one week to show our absolute appreciation of all the the techs and staff in the veterinary world. They have a very difficult job that absolutely runs them ragged and yet they come back every single day to do it again… and all for our patients and clients! Here is a little bit of insight on what all a vet tech does.
Our veterinary receptionist is the first face you see when you walk in our doors. Their smiles and greetings set the entire tone for your vet visit. She is who you reach out to when your pet is sick, who is there for you when payments are difficult, and when you need advice. Our techs bring you into the rooms, offer advice over the phone, and do many things that define our customer service.
The title “Veterinary Technician” can be a little misleading. A vet tech is basically a veterinary nurse! They are primarily responsible for patient care, medication administration, cleaning kennels, boarding, assisting in surgery, and almost anything you can think of!
They can draw blood, do stitches, and lots of things that veterinarians can do too. It is a fact in the medical world that doctors can only be successful with great nursing staff and veterinarians are no exception!
Vet techs are responsible for many of the technical procedures in the vet world. They are usually who takes, or assists, with x-rays, ultrasounds, running blood work, and even monitoring patients during surgery! They have profound medical skills and do much more than just walking dogs and cleaning kennels.