Veterinary technicians are critical to the day-to-day function of veterinary practices, and play vital roles in preserving animal health and welfare. National Veterinary Technician Week, first celebrated in 1993, takes place in the third week of October each year (October 12 – 18, 2014), and provides an opportunity to recognize veterinary technicians’ contributions.
Although we value veterinary technicians every day of the year, we take this week to honor their commitment to compassionate, high-quality veterinary care for all animals.
We, at Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital, are so proud of our dedicated team of veterinary technicians. As a thank you for all that they do, we surprised them with dinner at a local restaurant (they thought they were attending a continuing education class) and the whole team enjoyed cupcakes in honor of Veterinary Technician Week.
Here are some of the reasons why our technicians do what they do…..
“I have always known I would work in the small animal field. My mother thinks her Siamese cat named Annie may have contributed to my love of animals. When she was pregnant with me, Annie would lie on or next to my mother’s belly and purr. I love all species of animals but cats hold a special place in my heart. I grew up with multiple cats and can’t imagine not living with many kitties lounging around. I love that I am able to adopt the less adoptable kitties and have the experience to care for their multiple health issues. I have been able to use my experience to help clients care for their kitties in the best possible way.”
Meghan, Veterinary Technician
“I’ve always been drawn to animals since I was a little girl. I was very lucky to know what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, as a career, at such a young age. Even though I’m still young, I know this is what I was meant to do. I am very passionate about the animals!! We see new and interesting cases, build relationships with our clients, and put our skills and knowledge to the test. I also love the technical side and the education that goes into being a Certified Veterinary Technician. Because of my position as Team Leader, I also really love the personal connection I have with my team mates. I enjoy meeting with them on a monthly basis, helping to further them in their careers, and help solve problems with them as a team.”
Alyssa, CVT, Team Leader
Kat, CVT, Veterinary Technician and Pet Chicken
Alison, Veterinary Technician and Manny