Celebrating National Veterinary Technician Appreciation Week

Today kicks off National Veterinary Technician Appreciation Week, and in celebration, we’re turning the spotlight on our fabulous vet techs.

Ambassador Animal Hospital wouldn’t be nearly the warm, welcoming place that it is without the compassionate care that our veterinary technicians consistently provide for our patients—and for their pet parents! We like to think of our veterinary technicians as the oil that keeps the practice running smoothly, from intake to discharge and everything in between. Technicians are typically the first medical personnel you see when you bring your pet in for a visit; they welcome you, talk to you about your pet’s health, take vital signs, and, in general, create a calm, soothing environment for you and your pet.

 

What Do Veterinary Technicians Do?

It might be easier to list what veterinary technicians don’t do. Technicians aren’t allowed to make a diagnosis, perform surgeries, or prescribe medications, but they are skilled nurses who can perform many other tasks at an animal hospital—and our veterinarians rely on them for a lot.

Veterinary technicians draw blood, run lab work, monitor anesthesia, bandage wounds, perform prophylactic dental cleanings, place catheters, administer medications, and perform laser therapy. More importantly, veterinary technicians provide our patients with comfort and peace in the middle of a place that can get hectic and a sometimes frightening for your pet. Technicians are usually the ones who are there comforting your pet before a procedure and the ones who are there when your pet wakes up from surgery so that they aren’t afraid.

Between their regular medical duties, our veterinary technicians are there to pet and play with the animals in our care and give treats to our brave patients. Your pet’s favorite person at Ambassador Animal Hospital is probably one of our veterinary technicians!

 

Meet Our Veterinary Technicians

We have three fantastic veterinary technicians at Ambassador Animal Hospital. Our senior pet nurse, Violet Charles, has been with our practice for the past four years, and we couldn’t do life without her. Carri Smart joined the Ambassador team this year and has already demonstrated her skill and expertise in animal care. Kayla Bridges has been with our Ambassador family part-time over the past three years, and our patients love her calming voice, and sweet demeanor. All three of our technicians are passionate about making a difference for animals and for their families.

 

Why do you love your job as a veterinary technician?

Violet: “ I love my job because it’s a warm passion in my heart. I have a voice that matters, for the unspoken. The animals that I help and love, help me in return. I feel a connection when I am with animals, and feel I was blessed with a sort of understanding, that allows me to give them the extra care they deserve. TLC goes a long way! Also, I get to help owners understand and gain knowledge of both specific and basic animal care. I am enormously appreciative of what I’ve gained and learned at Ambassador, from the doctors and other technicians, and from my patients and clients as well. I wouldn’t trade it for the world!”

Carri: “I love my job because from start to finish, I get to help animals and people. I have not found any other job that allows me to be so involved, and makes me feel like I’ve made a difference. I also get to learn new things and meet new people all the time. I really love what I do. It took trying out other industries for me to realize that this is exactly what I want to be doing.”.

Kayla: “I love seeing a pet’s health turn around after treatment. Even more, seeing a client’s reaction when their pet is returned to health. I also love the variety and unexpected nature of each day.”

Our veterinary technicians truly make Ambassador Animal Hospital a great place to work and the best place for companion animals to receive care in Greenville, SC. We are truly grateful to work with these ladies each day. They make our jobs easier and more rewarding every day.

Ambassador is a full-service animal hospital with a state-of-the-art surgical suite, an in-house diagnostic lab, an emergency care unit, and much more. To schedule an appointment, contact us at (864) 271-1112. You can also download and print any of our client forms at home for a faster check-in.

Testimonials

My husband and I love this place. They always love seeing our cat Mango when we bring him in each month for his medicine and to get his nails... read more

Jason R.

The staff are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable! I've taken both my cats there since they were kittens and they are always so good with... read more

Meetra M.

To my Ambassador family, thank you again for taking such great care of Mauser. You have made going to the vet easy and worry free. Great service... read more

Shelly J.

Jason R.

My husband and I love this place. They always love seeing our cat Mango when we bring him in each month for his medicine and to get his nails trimmed. Today we will taking our new puppy Melon for her first visit. I would highly recommend Ambassador Animal Hospital if you are looking for a great place to take your fur babies. 10/10.

Meetra M.

The staff are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable! I've taken both my cats there since they were kittens and they are always so good with them.

Shelly J.

To my Ambassador family, thank you again for taking such great care of Mauser. You have made going to the vet easy and worry free. Great service starting at the door right into the vet room!! Both vets are amazing they take their time with your pet and explain everything . Front desk is quick and efficient and always friendly to you and your pet!!

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