If you visit your veterinary office often, you have probably become very familiar with the veterinary technicians who are an essential part of the ongoing care of your pet. Vet techs typically work long hours and are always there with never-ending love, help, and support for our pets. Similarly, they provide guidance and a shoulder to lean on during difficult times for pet parents.
Being that it is “National Vet Tech Week,” we wanted to take the opportunity to share how we give thanks to the veterinary technicians in our lives. For what they do to support our pets, and our work, you may not know we have skilled technicians on our staff to support our claims and customer care department.
So together, let’s take a minute to show appreciation for the vet techs that care for our furry family members. A simple thank you will go a long way.
Five ways to show a Vet Tech you care
Make a hand-made card
Personalization goes a long way with gifts. In the age of everything digital, receiving a hand-made card or letter shows that someone took the extra time. A letter is something that something that can be cherished, serves as a constant reminder of gratitude, or can be put on display on a bulletin board or hung in a picture frame for your veterinary technician to view often.
Start a conversation
Taking the time to check-in with your vet technician is a wonderful way to connect. Everyone is incredibly busy nowadays, especially in the veterinary offices, so having that extra moment to ask how they are is a nice way to show your gratitude and compassion. Similarly, you never know when checking in with someone might make their day.
Everyone enjoys a tasty treat, not just our four-legged friends. If you have an appointment with your furry friend at the vet clinic, bring in some home-made goods for the vet tech’s working that day. The treat would be most appreciated in the busy workday and gives them a chance to grab some nutrients. Also, a cup of coffee or latte can provide a much-needed pick-me-up on a hard day. What says thank you more than a sweet treat and caffeine?
Get creative! An art project is something that the vet clinic can treasure for years to come. Also, if you have little ones around the house, they can assist in making a drawing or a photo collage. Add a paw print or two for good measure. Have fun and gather the whole family to join in on the crafty festivities.
Picture of your Pet
A picture of your pet is a wonderful way to say thank you for all they do. Our Pets are cared for by vet techs every day for a wellness check to emergency care. Often times, the veterinary technicians become very close with our pets, so having a memento they can place at reception or in a break-room is a wonderful way to show our support. If you really want to make it special, combine a couple thank you gifts into a sweet care package.
Veterinary technicians are often the first people we see when we walk in the door and the last people we see upon leaving the vet office. They are the first to check in with us, help us, and support our pets and the time of need. Vet techs assist your busy veterinarian so they can provide the best care. They are the backbone to our veterinary care system. While puppy kisses and a purr show appreciation, human touch can go a long way.
To our friends, colleagues, and caretakers of our furry family members, From the bottom of our hearts, we appreciate all you do, all the love and guidance you provide, and medical care you continue to give.