Hug a Vet Tech Today! Don’t be weird about it, just a quick brotherly or sisterly hug to say thanks for all technicians do to help everyone – pet owners, veterinarians, veterinary staff and more take care of sick and healthy animals alike.

As a veterinarian, I always appreciated having a good vet tech by my side; it made me work so much more efficiently. Today as a practice owner, I feel the same but now realize how much we all rely on them.

Veterinary technicians det up surgery so all I have to do is scrub in. They monitor the patient, place IV catheters, clip and clean, give vaccinations, take blood pressures, run our diagnostics and get us veterinarians those picture perfect x-ray views.

For pet owners, the technicians try to help you figure out how best to house train the new puppy, tell you what products work best on their pets and diligently try to answer all your questions. Most important, they take good care of your pets!

This week 10/14 to 10/20 is National Vet Tech Appreciation Week. Stop by Urban Animal and tell our techs why they’re so special!

The AVMA (American Veterinary Association) says the following:

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October 14-20, 2018

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 provides an opportunity to recognize veterinary technicians’ contributions.

Because 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. First celebrated in 1993, National Veterinary Technician Week takes place in the third week of October each year.

Thank you, veterinary technicians, for all you do!

Future dates for National Veterinary Technician Week:

2019: October 13-19

For more information about veterinary technology and becoming a veterinary technician, see our Veterinary Technicians brochure or view our page about veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants.

You can also download this National Veterinary Technician Week cover photo to use on your Facebook page.

For more information about National Veterinary Technician Week, visit the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America website.

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