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Sunday October 14th, 2012

Posted at 11:00am

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As beloved four legged friends, pets are beloved members of our family — and often a top priority — and the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians have proclaimed October 14th to 20th, 2012, to be the 20th annual National Veterinary Technician Week.

Local registered Vet Tech Amanda Garant says:

Veterinary Technicians play such an important role in the health and well being of all our furry friends. They are the right hand man to veterinarians in surgery rooms, the staff behind the scenes in vet clinics who take care of x-rays and blood work, some work at medical laboratories, on farms, for the pharmaceutical pet divisions,as teachers, groomers or, like myself, as a professional per sitter and dog walker.

We posses skills from hospital management to animal nursing and are the voice of the animals we help. All RVT’s have had to pass a provincial exam and get letters after their name that I can assure you they worked hard for! We all belong to an association called the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians (OAVT). To keep our status we must complete ‘continuing education’ similar to that of many other medical professions.

Garant, who owns Amanda’s Pet Sitting Services will be volunteering her time at Windsor’s Humane society for National Vet Tech Week.

To learn more about the crucial work Vet Tech’s perform, visit the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians website.

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