National Veterinary Technician Week, which is October 15 – 21, celebrates the unheralded veterinary technicians. On my national Steve Dale’s Pet World show, listen HERE to my conversation with Julie Legred, executive director of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America.
Why make such a big deal about vet techs? Well, certified veterinary technicians do everything from overseeing anesthesia in surgery to lab work to assisting with dental cleanings to clipping nails to communicating to pet caretakers about a myriad topics, ranging from encouraging appropriate heartworm and flea/tick protection to offering advice on house training. When it comes to end-of-life care, it’s technicians that offer that advice as well, and this is hardly a complete list.
Soon, we’ll all be calling veterinary technicians veterinary nurses, and Legred explains why.
So, hug a technician (or bring chocolate!)