During the month of October, we want to take a moment to thank our amazing RVT’s for all of their hard work and dedication to animal health. This is not only within the veterinary industry itself, but also within our very own clinics across the country!
What is an RVT?
An RVT, or Registered Veterinary Technician, is part of the support staff within a veterinary hospital. It sounds simple enough, but a tech actually has one of the most challenging roles within a practice. They work alongside a veterinarian and are responsible for performing diagnostic procedures on patients such as blood collections and taking x-rays; they are responsible for administering treatments, whether is it orally, rectally or through intravenous; they are responsible for monitoring patients throughout surgery, into recovery and even following up after they’ve gone home. Honestly, the list could go on for pages – basically, they do it all! (And all with a smile on their faces, even if they’ve had to change their scrubs twice today after getting peed and/or pooped on!)
An RVT is also highly educated within the animal health field, and they are constantly learning. In fact, they are required to fulfill a certain amount of “continuing education” credits in order to keep their status as a registered technician, so they are always bringing new things to the table in an effort to provide better care for their patients.
So, the next time your pet goes to “the back,” guess who they are going to see…
You’re right, it is one of our amazing, talented, dedicated, compassionate RVTs!
A big thank you to all of the wonderful RVTs out there. We couldn’t do it without you!