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5 Ways to Show a Vet Tech You Care

By: Kelli Rascoe
If you visit your veterinary office regularly, you have probably become familiar with the veterinary technicians who are an essential part of the ongoing care of your pet. Typically working long hours, veterinary techs are always there with never-ending love, help, and support for our pets. They provide guidance and a shoulder to lean on during difficult times for pet parents.

For National Vet Tech Month, Trupanion is taking the opportunity to share how we give thanks to the veterinary technicians in our lives. Let’s take a minute to show appreciation for the veterinary techs that care for our furry family members.

A Boston terrier looks up at the veterinary technician who is petting them

1. Make a hand-made card

Personalization goes a long way with gifts. In a digital age, receiving a hand-made card or letter shows that someone took extra time to say thank you. A letter can be cherished, serves as a constant reminder of gratitude, and can be displayed on a bulletin board, or hung in a picture frame.

2. Start a conversation

Taking the time to check-in with your veterinary technician is also a wonderful way to recognize all they do for our pets. Everybody is incredibly busy these days—especially in veterinary offices—so having that extra moment to simply ask a veterinary tech how they are doing is a nice way to show your gratitude and compassion. You never know when checking in with someone might make their day!

3. Surprise treat

Everyone enjoys a tasty treat—not just our four-legged friends! If you have an appointment with your furry friend at the veterinary hospital, consider bringing in some goodies (homemade or store bought) for the veterinary techs working that day. The treat would be most appreciated in the busy workday, giving busy veterinary techs a chance to grab some nutrients. Similarly, a cup of coffee or tea can provide a much-needed pick-me-up on a hard day. What says thank you more than a sweet treat and caffeine?!

4. Art project

Get creative! An art project is something that the veterinary hospital can treasure for years to come. As a bonus, if you have little ones around the house, they can assist in making a drawing or a photo collage for your veterinary techs. Add a paw print or two for good measure. Have fun and gather the whole family to join in on the crafty festivities!

5. Picture of your pet

A picture of your pet is a wonderful way to say thank you to veterinary technicians for all they do. Our pets are cared for by veterinary techs every day, from a wellness check to emergency care. Often times, veterinary technicians become close with our pets, so having a memento they can place at reception or in a break-room is a wonderful way to show your support.

A tabby cat looks on lovingly as a veterinarian examines her with a stethoscope

Say thank you this Vet Tech Appreciation Month

Veterinary technicians are often the first people we see when we walk in the door—and the last people we see upon leaving the veterinary office. They are the first to check in with us, help us, and support our pets in their time of need. Veterinary 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, a human touch can go a long way.

To our friends, colleagues and care-takers of our furry family members, from the bottom of our hearts, we appreciate all you do, the love and guidance you provide, and the medical care you continue to give.

A dog and cat snuggle

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This blog is designed to be a community where pet owners can learn and share. The views expressed in each post are the opinion of the author and not necessarily endorsed by Trupanion. Always consult your veterinarian for professional advice.

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