It’s Veterinary Technician Week!

Why Veterinary Technicians Are Our Unsung Heroes

The week of October 17-23 is National Veterinary Technician Week, and we love taking the opportunity to celebrate the hardworking veterinary technicians that make our practice the special place that it is. Are you curious about how our vet techs are vital to the care of your pet when you walk through our doors? 

Even though there are more reasons than we could possibly list about why our Veterinary Technicians are such a critical part of our team, here are just a few of them:

  1. Veterinary Technicians: Don’t Stop. Won’t Stop–Providing Every Pet Loving Care

Our veterinary technicians are often the first to arrive and the last to leave. They spend time with every pet that comes through our doors. Using their vast amount of knowledge to ensure each receives the medical care they need. 

Our veterinary technicians stay calm and collected during stressful emergencies, spreading confidence and swooping into action–pulling from their vast cache of experience and expertise. From the tiniest kittens to the largest Mastiffs, there is no patient too small or too big. Our veterinary technicians use their skills for handling every pet patient securely but with a gentle touch.

At Heritage Pet Hospital, no two days are ever remotely alike, and our technicians ensure the team is ready for anything with smiles on their faces. With their vast skill set for caring for those who cannot speak for themselves, they continue to impress us with their positive attitude and willingness to accept the day’s challenges, whatever they may be. 

  1. Veterinary Technicians: Certified to Arise to Any Occasion

Our veterinary technicians earn their certifications over several years of intense study, hands-on experience, and rigorous examinations. During their coursework, veterinary technicians learn in-depth, detailed knowledge about animal nutrition, medical terminology, clinical procedures, diagnostics (including imaging), surgical nursing, pharmacology, anesthesia, and countless animal diseases.

Our technicians never stop learning, often investing their time in continuing education to stay current on best practices–sharing what they learn with the team.

Why do veterinary technicians dedicate their lives to accruing so many skills as well as expertise? Because they truly love animals. And this loving compassion propels them through each day, giving every pet their all.

  1. Our Veterinary Technicians Educate Pet Owners

When your pet isn’t feeling their best, it can be difficult to take in all the information you need to know. Thankfully, our techs have a knack for educating pet owners in an easy-to-understand way. This can include explaining:

  • What your pet’s test results mean
  • How to administer your pet’s medication
  • Side effects to medicines
  • How to prep your pet for surgery
  • How to care for a pet’s wound or incision site once home
  • What to expect for specific procedures, including surgeries
  • Benefits and information regarding your pet’s behavior, diet, or prescriptions

Our team has extensive knowledge and experience, so they’re also able to answer questions pet owners have.

We’re Thankful for Our Awesome Team of Vet Techs!

While many of our team have been with us for many years, these past two years have been particularly challenging. Our vet techs have gone (and continue to go) above and beyond in the face of COVID-19. While others quarantined at home, our vet techs risked their health and worked tirelessly to care for pets. 

It’s hard to imagine our veterinary practice without the helpful, compassionate, and knowledgeable care of our trusted vet techs–and we hope we never have to. If you have the opportunity, we hope you’ll express your gratitude for our vet tech team. We are grateful for them every day, but are happy to pay special tribute to them this week!

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