National Vet Tech Week – October 11-17, 2020
Happy Vet Tech Week! AZPetVet doesn’t need a reason to celebrate some of our most important team members, but we will take this week as the perfect excuse!
So, when is Vet Tech week? This national holiday came about back in 1993, and now occurs every third week in October. During these seven days, veterinarian practices and pet owners alike honor the vet tech profession and all the work they do to keep furry friends happy and healthy. You’ll find Vet Techs wherever you find veterinarians on staff – from animal hospitals like AZPetVet to the local zoo. Essentially, anywhere that cares for animals will have Vet Techs who serve as a critical component of the practice. And, they do not have it easy! Every day looks a little different, and brings both new adventures as well as challenges! Their driving force? Their endless love for all kinds of pets and animals!
Vet Tech appreciation week 2020 is an excellent opportunity to praise the work that our Vet Techs and veterinary support team perform every day. They work tirelessly to give excellent care to every pet they come across. Below are just a few of the responsibilities they fulfill here at AZPetVet:
- Educate clients about pet health
- Assist with emergency cases
- Collect blood and other samples
- Check vital statistics
- Emotional support to both pets and their parents
- Provide nutritional advice
- Monitor anesthesia
- Administer medications
- Provide nursing care
- Medical therapy
- Dental cleaning and x-rays
- Provide belly rubs and cuddles (yes, these are a must!)
As you can see, Vet Techs definitely have their hands full. In light of this national holiday, if you’d like to show your gratitude to an amazing vet tech, here are a few simple ideas for vet tech appreciation week:
- Surprise them with a cup of coffee
- Give them a handwritten thank you note
- Give them a positive shoutout when leaving a review for your pet’s animal hospital or veterinarian’s office, including social media platforms
Of course, just a simple ‘thank you’ will go a long way, any day of the year!
We are so appreciative of all of the hard-working Vet Techs who make a difference in animals’ lives each day! Interested in a career as a Vet Tech with AZPetVet? We’re always looking for hardworking team members! Visit our careers page for more information on current positions available.