First celebrated in 1993, Vet Tech Appreciation Week takes place on the third week of October each year to celebrate the people who dedicate their lives to helping animals! Veterinary technicians are critical to veterinary medicine. They have many roles in the clinic. They are nurses, laboratory technicians, anesthesiologists, phlebotomists, surgical assistants, dental hygienists, and patient advocates.
Veterinary technicians see your pet at every stage of life, from the routine puppy visits, to the time they hurt their foot, to the routine dental cleanings, and on their final day. They answer questions on the phone and in person and ease the minds of hundreds of pet parents. They get down and dirty, expressing anal glands, cleaning poo, and getting slobbery wet kisses. Veterinary technicians back up their doctors in rooms, surgery, and all other things.
We appreciate our veterinary technicians every day and celebrate them every day of the year!