Magnolia Veterinary Hospital News
The week of October 17-23 is wonder-fur! Why are we so excited? It’s National Veterinary Technician Week! And we love taking the opportunity to celebrate the hardworking veterinary technicians that make our practice the special place that it is. Are you curious about how our vet techs are vital to the care of your pet when you walk through our doors? Here are 3 reasons we love our vet tech and why you should, too!
1. Veterinary Technicians Get Your Pet’s Vital Signs
Our team of techs are often the first person you see in the exam room. They greet you and your pet, ask if there are any issues we need to know about, and take your pet’s vital signs. This includes taking stool samples, blood samples, and heart rate. They also give your pet a quick look over for any signs the vet may need to know about.
2. Veterinary Technicians Keep Your Pet Calm and Comfy During Their Exam
Vet techs often work as an extra set of hands during your pet’s exam. From holding a Great Dane still to cuddling a cat close enough to keep their claws tucked in, our vet techs keep pets and vets safe. This requires a lot of know-how, patience, and strength. In fact, most vet techs go through extensive schooling and are certified to assist veterinarians.
3. Our Veterinary Technicians Educate Pet Owners
When your pet isn’t feeling their best, it can be difficult to take in all the information you need to know. Thankfully, our techs have a knack for educating pet owners in an easy-to-understand way. This can include explaining:
- What your pet’s test results mean
- How to administer your pet’s medication
- Side effects to medicines
- How to prep your pet for surgery
- How to care for a pet’s wound or incision site once home
- What to expect for specific procedures, including surgeries
- Benefits and information regarding your pet’s behavior, diet, or prescriptions
Our team has extensive knowledge and experience, so they’re also able to answer questions pet owners have.
We’re Thankful for Our Awesome Team of Vet Techs!
While many of our team have been with us for many years, these past two years have been particularly challenging. Our vet techs have gone (and continue to go) above and beyond in the face of the pandemic. While others quarantined at home, our vet techs risked their health and worked tirelessly to care for pets.
It’s hard to imagine our veterinary practice without the helpful, compassionate, and knowledgeable care of our trusted vet techs--and we hope we never have to. If you have the opportunity, we hope you’ll express your gratitude for our vet tech team. We are grateful for them every day, but are happy to pay special tribute to them this week!
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It is the season of gratitude! With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we would like to take the opportunity to thank you for allowing us to care for your precious pets, and share a few reasons why we are so grateful this holiday season.
It crosses every pet owner’s mind: “Is my pet in pain?” And this question comes up more and more as our pets get older. One of the most difficult things about being a pet owner is that our pets cannot verbalize how they’re feeling. This leads us to wonder if our dogs and cats are living their best lives. The last thing you want is your pet struggling with chronic or acute pain, after all. And while your pet will likely never learn to speak human, they often send more subtle signs that they’re in pain. Here are 3 of the most common signs that your pet is in pain:
Cats are wonderful pets; in fact, over 25% of US households share their home with a feline companion, according to the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association). They’re cute, cuddly, comical, and provide delightful companionship! But there are some things you will want to keep in mind to keep your cat's health in tip-top shape. Since August 22 is National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day, we're sharing 5 habits that positively impact the health of your cat!