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Tuesday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closed Sunday & Monday

Call or Text  (719) 219-8569

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Latest News at Village Center Vet

National Veterinary Technician Week

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 3 working CVT's (Certified Veterinary Technicians), Makayla Rivero being our Lead. Makayla Rivero, 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."

Gearing up for AAHA!

Village Center Veterinary Care is about to have our accredidation meeting with the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) to officially be marked as a top-quality hospital. It has been an amazing team effort pulling together to meet all of the requirments for this accredidation. We will announce early December what that status will be for Village Center Veterinary Care. Dr. Pierce and our certified technician's have worked tirelessly at making sure the hospital is in top-notch shape for the accredidation commity. Please, we welcome everyone to look into AAHA and what it means to be an AAHA Hospital.

About AAHA:

"The American Animal Hospital Association is the only organization to accredit companion veterinary hospitals. Our accredited hospitals hold themselves to a higher standard. Pets are their passion, and keeping them healthy is their #1 priority. They strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Why? Because pets deserve nothing less."

You can read more about AAHA here: https://www.aaha.org/

What getting accredited means to some of our staff:

"The reason I want to become AAHA accredited is so that it assures us, and our clients, that we are adhereing to the highest standards of veterinary care availble in the profession today."
- Dr. Anne Pierce, DVM

"Becoming AAHA accredited means that I know the public will be aware my hospital is meeting the ultimate standard of veterinary excellence"
- Bethany Moone, Certified Veterinary Assistant

"AAHA accreditation is important because it demonstrates a veterinary practice is willing to go above and beyond basic standards for their clients."
- Missi Everard, Certified Veterinary Technician and Receptionist

"We accept the challenge of the straingent quality standards of AAHA, beause we want to share in our clients passion for quality health care."
- Patty Olney, Practice Manager

"This practice becoming AAHA accredited means so much to me because it portrays that we hold ourselves to the highest of standards with the ultimate goal of providing the best care possible for our patients."
- Makayla Rivero, Certified Veterinary Technician

"We strive to provide the best, most advanced care for our patients, and we hold ourselves to the highest standards."
- Zack Hampson, Receptionist