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Celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week

Published 13 October 09 02:47 PM
Honor those who take care of our furry (and feathered and finned) friends.

I'm somewhat enamored by veterinarians and those who work in vet offices. Each time I've had a pet problem any vet I've ever visited has been caring, compassionate and truly concerned about my cat issues.

Recently I had to take my monster kitten to the vet for some, er, creepy crawly problems. The little guy was nervous and the vet tech talked to him in a soothing voice, even as she was forced to literally dismantle his carrier to get him out to be weighed. By the end of the appointment, monster kitten calmed down so much that he was bonding with the big fat office cat, and I think it was all thanks to the way the veterinarian and the vet tech took care of him.

Vet offices are comfy to me. I love pets, so bonding with other pet owners is fun for me. I like that they usually have photos up of the "clients" and how when veterinarian offices call, they always leave messages for my cats, calling them by name.

I was happy to find out that this week is National Veterinary Technician Week. It's always the third week of October, and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America put together a media kit suggesting ways to celebrate veterinary technician week.

We have items at ADVANCE Healthcare Shop specifically geared to veterinarians and those who work in vet offices. I like this little ornament (and it's on sale!) pictured to the right. If you know a veterinary technician, help them celebrate veterinary technician week.

A customer who left a review recently also raved about this "Purr for the Cure" breast cancer awareness mug, pointing out that it's a great gift that covers both National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) and National Veterinary Technician Week in one fell swoop. I never thought of that before, but it's a good point, and that's an awfully cute mug.

I'm happy to say that my recent vet visit cleared up all the creepy crawlies and left me with a cheerful monster kitten and a carrier that has since been reassembled. Now if he'd just stop calling the vet office to see if he can please speak with the big fat office cat, I'd have it made.

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About Lynn Jusinski

After an internship at a home magazine where she wrote about media rooms and $500,000 pool renovations from the comfort of a teeny, cluttered dorm room, Lynn Jusinski graduated from a small college in Pennsylvania and then moved on to write for two weekly newspapers in suburban Philadelphia. A column she penned for the papers won an award from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association. In 2007, Lynn moved back to the magazine world, and worked full-time as an associate editor for ADVANCE for Health Information Professionals. Her work on the magazine led to “Rookie of the Year” honors and a second place feature award in the annual Editorial Excellence Awards presented by Merion Publications Inc. In her free time, Lynn is typically stuck in traffic, shopping, reading, constructing poorly made crafts and hanging out in and around her hometown.
You can reach Lynn at ljusinski@advanceweb.com

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