Wednesday, October 14, 2015

6 Simple Ways to Give Thanks to Your Favorite Veterinary Technicians

This week is National Veterinary Technician Week. It is a week to honor veterinary technicians' commitment and compassion towards high-quality veterinary care for their animal patients. National Veterinary Technician Week is always celebrated the third week of October.

Having a history as a vet tech myself, National Veterinary Technician Week is something I try to always write about each year on my blog. Vet techs are like nurses, except they care for animals and not people. They are tasked with a number of duties on a daily basis. Vet techs work long, hard hours usually for low pay. But, they do it because they love it.

6 Ways to Give Thanks to Your Favorite Vet Techs
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This week (or any week) if you are thinking about saying "thanks" to the vet techs who help care for your pets, I have a few simple ideas for you. They will appreciate the kind gestures during their special week.

6 Simple Ways to Give Thanks to Your Favorite Vet Techs

  1. Bring breakfast. Vet techs usually have to wake up very early to get to work. They LOVE eating breakfast - the most important meal of the day! Stop and pick up a few breakfast tacos to drop off at your vet clinic. 
  2. Bring snacks. Seriously - vet techs love food. Food might be the fastest way to a vet tech's heart. Working so hard can really make a person hungry. Bake cookies, buy some chips and dip, a bag of candy, a fruit bouquet, order a pizza for lunch. Anything really!
  3. Send a card. Something as simple as a card with a heart-felt thank you note inside is really nice. And yes, your vet techs will probably read it and feel valued. 
  4. Coffee. Again, back to the breakfast thing. Buy some delicious coffee for the office coffee maker or hand out some $5 Starbucks cards. I never could have survived being a vet tech without my coffee. 
  5. Leave a good review or nice note online. Often times, when people have a bad experience with a business they are hasty to leave a negative review online. Most people don't take the time to write a nice review about a place they love. Take 5 minutes from your day to leave a nice review of your vet clinic, and don't forget to mention how awesome the vet techs are!
  6. Just say "thank you". If you are going to be at the vet clinic this week, just take a second to say thanks to the vet techs there. Otherwise, pick up the phone and give them a call. It's not everyday they get phones calls like that, so it will be appreciated. 
And to all the vet techs out there, we would like to send out a BIG Thank You! Vet techs are amazing and we love them. What do you love about your pets' vet techs? Share your stories with us! 

12 comments:

  1. My human's boyfriend used to work at a veterinary clinic, and the clients were as a whole very nice to the techs - the place was full of goodies every holiday season!

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    1. Yea, we used to get so many goodies every holiday season. Many clients are so very nice!

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  2. We sure wish you would continue to work as a vet tech because we know you are a great one. I don't think anyone is a tech at our office but we always let them know they're appreciated! Love Dolly

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    1. Oh, I am sure they must have a technician? Smaller practices might have just a few employees who act as technicians and receptionists. That's what it was like at the small practice where I worked... I got to be receptionist pretty often.

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  3. Love this! The vet techs at my vet local vet office are great!!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  4. Mum is good at it ; she knows that the work of the vet techs is as important as the work of the vet himself. Purrs

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  5. These are great ideas. We love our vet techs!

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  6. Great ideas. That is a tough job that deserves recognition.

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  7. Our vet has super nice and fun techs. We always thank them.

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  8. great ideas, snacks are always a favorite at our clinic. Happy Veterinary Technician week from one tech to another.

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  9. We love this! Such great ideas and we're definitely going to do this next visit!

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  10. I so miss our techs - they are A-mazing people, can't wait to see them again when I'm back in the VA area.

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