This week is National Veterinary Technician week. As veterinarians, we owe a big group of thanks to this group. They are the core of any veterinary hospital. They keep our veterinarians safe so they can do their job while getting bitten, scratched, peed, and pooped on. They are a source of reassurance and information for our clients. They mourn the loss of patients with their human families, and are the first ones to celebrate the addition of new family member with clients. They keep our patients safe under anesthesia, while making sure our hospitalized patients are comfortable. They fill the roles of pharmacy techs, x-ray technicians, laboratory techs, nurses, orderlies, and secretaries. Thank you for all you do every day.
Ann E. Bastian, V.M.D.