Everyday, in veterinary hospitals throughout the country, the veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, and kennel assistants attend to the hands-on art of healing animals.
They are our nurses, nursing assistants, and aides: our eyes, ears, hearts, and hands. They give comfort, calm fears, and treat illness and injury under doctors’ directions.
Yet, most of them provide that care, day after day, without a lot of recognition or glory. Their names aren’t on the practice sign, they don’t have business cards, and they don’t earn huge salaries. When clients give thanks to the doctors for making an ill pet better, they often do so without realizing that behind the scenes, the technicians and assistants were an indispensible part of the care and healing.
Please join me in thanking and recognizing our technicians and assistants who provide nursing care to our furry patients. Thank you for giving them some of the gratitude and a little of the spot light they deserve.