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Vet Techs: Do You Feel Valued?

by Lori Hehn - February 25, 2016 at 9:00 AM
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We all like to feel valued in our jobs.

There are days where our duties can feel mundane. Cleaning up after pets, drawing blood, pulling up vaccines, restraining fractious animals, getting urinated get the idea.

Sometimes being a veterinary technician can seem like a thankless job. 

I am here to say that it is exactly the opposite.

Veterinary technicians are truly the glue that hold the veterinary practice together. I love veterinary technicians not only for the valuable skills they provide, but their caring hearts and often witty sarcasm.

I can say that as veterinarians, we sometimes may not express our thanks enough. We get so caught up in our own busy day that we don't show our appreciation like we should. Nowhere have I met more kind, helpful, and trusting people that I enjoy working with on a daily basis. 

If you are feeling stressed or unappreciated in the workplace, take some time to figure out what would make you feel valued, which often is something internal rather than external. Challenge yourself, be proud of your work, and know that you truly make all of the difference.

For some ways to improve your job satisfaction, check out this important piece on Loving Your Vet Tech Job.

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About Lori Hehn

Lori Hehn is a practicing veterinarian and a contributor and content manager with XPrep Learning Solutions. She has a drive for continual learning and enjoys interacting with veterinary and vet tech students. She also writes veterinary learning books for children.

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