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The week of October 17-23 is wonder-fur! Why are we so excited? It’s National Veterinary Technician Week! And we love taking the opportunity to celebrate the hardworking veterinary team that makes our practice the special place that it is. Are you curious about how our vet team is vital to the care of your pet when you walk through our doors? Here are 3 reasons we love our vet team and why you should, too!

  1. They Check Your Pet’s Vital Signs

A member of our team will greet you and your pet in the exam room, ask if there are any issues we need to know about and take your pet’s vital signs. This includes taking stool samples, blood samples, and heart rate. They also give your pet a quick look over for any signs the vet may need to know about.

  1. They Keep Your Pet Calm and Comfy During Their Exam

Our vet team often works as an extra set of hands during your pet’s exam. From holding a Great Dane still to cuddling a cat close enough to keep their claws tucked in, our vet team keeps pets and vets safe. This requires a lot of know-how, patience, and strength. In fact, most of our team go through extensive schooling and are certified to assist veterinarians.

  1. They Educate Pet Owners

When your pet isn’t feeling their best, it can be difficult to take in all the information you need to know. Thankfully, our team has a knack for educating pet owners in an easy-to-understand way. This can include explaining:

  • What your pet’s test results mean
  • How to administer your pet’s medication
  • Side effects to medicines
  • How to prep your pet for surgery
  • How to care for a pet’s wound or incision site once home
  • What to expect for specific procedures, including surgeries
  • Benefits and information regarding your pet’s behavior, diet, or prescriptions

Our team has extensive knowledge and experience, so they’re also able to answer questions pet owners have.

We’re Thankful for Our Awesome Team!

While many of our team have been with us for many years, these past two years have been particularly challenging. Our vet team has gone (and continues to go) above and beyond in the face of COVID-19. While others were quarantined at home, our vet team risked their health and worked tirelessly to care for pets. 

It’s hard to imagine our veterinary practice without the helpful, compassionate, and knowledgeable care of our trusted team–and we hope we never have to. If you have the opportunity, we hope you’ll express your gratitude to our vet team. We are grateful for them every day, but are happy to pay special tribute to them this week!

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