Send a Card: Who doesn't like getting something nice in the mail? Send a card to your vet tech at her clinic. She'll be pleasantly surprised and feel appreciated. Write a heartfelt message in your card, letting your vet tech know that you appreciate her for all that she does. You can even personalize your card with photos of your cat. Personalizing cards with pet photos is really easy to do these days, and many retail stores with photo departments offer this option. Wal-Mart and Walgreen's are just a couple of places that offer personalized cards.
Bring Lunch or Baked Goods: Vet techs can be so busy that they don't get a chance to sit down and enjoy lunch. Bring your veterinary technicians lunch one day and encourage them to take a break and enjoy it. Alternatively, bring them some cookies, a pie, or cake to show your appreciation. If you're good with decorating cakes, you could draw cats and/or dogs on the cake. If you don't have time to personally bake a cake, you can always order one to pick up. Bakeries have talented cake decorators that can make an animal-themed cake for you.
Give a Gift: Getting your vet techs a special gift will definitely let them know that you appreciate all that they do. The gift doesn't have to be anything big or fancy. Coffee mugs, coffee or tea, chocolate, tote bags, T-shirts, travel mugs, and keychains all make great gifts. You can use sties like Zazzle or Cafe Press to personalize your gifts.
We have a great veterinary technician at the cat-only clinic I take Carmine and Milita to. She always makes me laugh. She always has an answer for my questions when I call her. She does her best to comfort my babies when they are nervous in the clinic. She even tries to make giving medications as easy as possible for me by marking syringes with big black lines so that I can see them. She was the one who taught me to give Jewel subcutaneous fluids and did some creative problem-solving to work with my serious vision limitations.
Veterinary technicians do so much for our furry friends. They deserve to be recognized and appreciated for all that they do on a daily basis.
What do you appreciate about your veterinary technician?