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It’s Friday!!!

This has been an awesome week for National Veterinary Technicians everywhere!  We had such a great time getting to know our own techs just a little better and for a Friday special, I sat down with the doctors of Pet-Vet Animal Clinic to get what they had to say about our crew:

drs in redCoco: We have a great group of techs here but what would you say their most important task is?
Dr. Kim: NOT TO LET THE DOCTOR GET BIT! They throw themselves in the line of fire sometimes to save us doctors and we really appreciate it!
Dr. Fruitt: Being a liaison between the clients and the veterinarian. While we are doing the medicine they are communicating with the client about the treatments and plan we are following. dr in back
Coco: What you guys don’t like being a chew toy for all animals, I can’t see why not!  Being the go between is very important and communication is key!  What do you appreciate most about them?
Dr. Kim: That they make my job easier and keep things moving by being the “go-betweener” between myself and the client.  They keep the wheels of the practice moving and keep a traffic jam from happening.
Dr. Fruitt: I would have a very hard time doing my job without them.  They are the workhorses of the veterinary practice.  The Veterinarians make a diagnosis and design a treatment plan but the techs “make itso!”
Coco: Ok Dr Fruitt, who knew you were a Star Trek fan!?  It does sound like a very important job that the techs have to both you and the clients.  I bet working together so much all the time you have many funny stories about each other.  Care to share any? dr and lasers
Dr. Kim: Although we have had many times when we are laughing so hard we cry, to tell a specific funny story I just can’t do!  There are just too many to recall the details about and are usually funny just in that moment.
Dr. Fruitt: One of our techs who works with animal blood ALL THE TIME, will faint at the sight of her OWN blood!
Coco: Well that narrows it down to one of three people that it can be, I will have fun investigating who does the fainting! Doesn’t she know that blood is just a big part of our lives as it is in animals, jeez! What do you wish people knew about techs and their job?
Dr. Kim: That it can be a very stressful, mentally draining job!  It is not playing with cute little animals all day long like most people think!  It takes a very special person to be a technician, one who has a kind heart, loves animals and is patient.
Dr. Fruitt: That it is an extremely demanding job!  They have to very customer service oriented and be and excellent communicator.  It is not just about being  a “Pet Nurse” although that is the part they love the most!
drsCoco: Who wouldn’t love to get to cuddle cute puppies and kittens all day long!
Dr. Kim: We are very lucky to have a group that work well together and get along.  They know when they can joke and when they need to be serious.  The entire group that works here including Pet-Vet Supply and Pet-Vet Grooming Salon all fit together well!

I couldn’t agree more with you Dr. Kim!  And Dr, Fruitt you are getting ready to celebrate your 5 year anniversary here at Pet-Vet!  Thank you for all you guys do and thank you once more to our techs!  Hope everyone has a great weekend!