October 9th through the 15th, is National Veterinary Technician Week. The theme for 2011 is “Pets & Vets Need Techs!” which is absolutely true. Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to work with many outstanding technicians. Men and women who dedicate their lives to working with animals, sometimes at great personal risk. I know several technicians who volunteer with shelters to save animals. Other vet tech’s foster litters of orphans and bottle feed them through the night. When an animal with a health problem is abandoned at a clinic, it is usually a technician who takes pity on the critter and gives them a home. I could go on and on with stories of amazing veterinary technicians but suffice it say, veterinary technicians are special people.
During this week long celebration, I want to express my gratitude to veterinary technicians. I could not do my job without your help. Thank you for your friendship, professionalism and unwavering dedication to animals!