National Veterinary Technician Week is October 15-21, 2017. Veterinary Technicians are essential to a clinic's success. In some ways, technicians are the heart of the hospital. Clients do not always see them (or talk to them) except for a few moments out of the day, but they are involved with almost every aspect of their pet's care.
Being a Certified Technician means that they went above and beyond in their education to achieve their accreditation. In our hospital we have two working CVT's (Certified Veterinary Technicians), Noel Ochoa and Makayla Rivero. Noel was thoroughly trained at Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in which he graduated and obtained his certification in 2010. Makayla Rivero, our other CVT, obtained her degree and training thorough a challenging program with Pima Medical Institute, Colorado Springs and has been accredited since early 2017.
Dr. Pierce's job would be impossible without the help from our talented veterinary technicians that we have in our hospital. She relies on their ability to communicate with clients, run diagnostics, assist in surgeries, take care of medical equipment, administer medications, and often times to spend the extra time and effort keeping her patients feeling comfortable, safe, and loved here at VCVC. Some would say that technicians have a more demanding job than any other in the hospital. From the moment they walk through the door, our CVT's know what needs to be done, how it needs to be done, and are always waiting readily to assist Dr. Pierce in every way.
To get a better idea of the exhausting work our CVT's do every day, here is a snippet from an article on PetMD about the importance of one DVM's technician's; "Veterinary technology is a physically and technically demanding field that is emotionally charged and poorly financially rewarded. It’s rare to see veterinary technicians who still work the “trenches” over the age of 35. Pay rates are low, and hours are long and often entail nights, weekends, and holidays. Those who do the work are certainly not in it for the money or the glamour."
You can read the rest of this article here: http://www.petmd.com/blogs/thedailyvet/drjintile/2015/june/behind-every-good-veterinarian-even-better-veterinary-technici
Even with that statement clear as day - we know our technicians are here for a greater purpose then the glamour of working with puppies "all day long". We know and can confidently state that our technicians are two of the most selfless people to have on our team (with Dr. Pierce, of course, holding a strong tie in the selfless category).
We are grateful to have Noel and Makayla working here at Village Center Veterinary Care, with being some of the most talented and compassionate certified veterinary technicians that the field has to offer.
ext time you see either of them, please help us show our appreciation for everything they do by simply saying "Thank You."