National Veterinary Technician Appreciation week is October 16-22, 2016.  I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all the veterinary technicians and assistants that work here at Prescott Animal Hospital (PAH).  The clinic could not function without the work they do on a daily basis; they are the backbone of PAH. 

Multiple hats

Having this highly trained, competent staff allows the veterinarians the freedom to do what we are trained to do.  Technicians are an integral part of the health care that all our patients receive. Most of our clients don’t realize all that our technician are capable of doing and the numerous hats they wear.  Technicians are very skilled routinely drawing blood, placing IV catheters, performing dental cleanings, monitoring anesthesia and taking radiographs.  They normally can do all these things before lunchtime, if they actually have time to take a proper lunch.  They can even handle any size or temperament of animal. 


Even with all these skills, the most important part of their job is to comfort our patients and their owners.  They are so compassionate and caring and they truly show their love of all animals.  So many times they stay late to assist in an emergency surgery or just to make sure a patient is comfortable or even to answer client’s questions. 

We are truly blessed to have such an awesome and trustworthy crew.  They truly are the unsung heroes at our hospital and I want to again thank them all for their hard work and commitment to excellence.

Amie M. Dow, DVM
Prescott Animal Hospital