National Vet Tech Week: A heartfelt message from techs to techs

October 17, 2020
Erica Tricarico, Managing Editor

As the the week-long celebration comes to a close, technicians encourage their fellow technicians to never forget how valuable they are.

Technicians don't always get the recognition that they deserve. These team members work hard each and every day to make a difference in the lives of pet owners and their pets. They are truly the backbone of the health care team, says Liz Hughston, MEd, RVT, CVT, LVT, VTS (SAIM) (ECC).

Although it's the last day of National Vet Tech Week, we are far from done celebrating all the amazing veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, client service representatives, hospital managers, and other team members out there. We appreciate all that you bring to this profession.

"You are important," says Stephen Cital, RVT, SRA, RLAT, VCC, CVPP, VTS-LAM. "People often don't think of us as frontline workers, but you know what, they're wrong, because we are."

For Walter Brown, BS, RVTg, being able to build strong bonds with people and their pets is what he loves the most about being a technician.

"Having that bond between man and animal and you being that person in the middle that takes care of these animals and educates these people on what these animals can't express to them, just brings a lot of joy to my life."

Cital encourages technicians to never let anyone put them in a box or undermine their role at their practice. "Nobody does or can do our job like the dedicated people I've met in this field," says Cital.

Here is a special greeting from technicians to their fellow technicians. Check out the video below. Happy Vet Tech Week 2020!