We're always happy to report stories involving the fantastic work that veterinary technicians do, including the recent article involving dedicated technician Savannah and her adopted pup Eli, and our post regarding the student who found pup Ollie's hidden tick. Such stories remind us that the world is filled with a great number of people that are as passionate about our animals as we pet parents are. While we're sure to show our appreciation for veterinary technicians every day of the year, the introduction of a week dedicated to their hard work was certainly very welcome.
First celebrated in 1993, National Veterinary Technician Week, which always takes place during the third week in October, aims to recognize the contribution of technicians when it comes to the care of the nation's pets, as well as their commitment, compassion, and care without prejudice. So many lives have been changed, and saved, thanks to their hard work. Working alongside veterinarians and surgeons to provide technical support, veterinary technicians may be the first face you see when you take your pet to be examined or treated.
In addition to celebrating the hard work of veterinary technicians everywhere, National Veterinary Technicians Week also aims to educate the public about the role of veterinary technicians and what they do, to reinforce the value and professionalism of technicians everywhere, and to acknowledge the relationship between technicians and other veterinary professionals. Regardless of where and when you seek treatment, your pet will be cared for by a well-oiled team that works together in the best way possible.
Please join us in celebrating the work of veterinary technicians everywhere; without their dedication, veterinary practices would seldom operate as smoothly as they do. You can find out more about the role of veterinary technicians via the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America.