We are thrilled to have such wonderful RVTs on our team! Most of our technicians have been working at Hatton Veterinary Hospital for over 20 years! Our techs are an important part of assisting our veterinarians and caring for many of the pets that come in to the hospital. If your pet has had surgery, a blood test, anal glands expressed, or hospitalization, one of these great gals have most likely been helping with your pet's care. Our technicians have a lot of heart and take on a lot of challenges each day--we appreciate them!
- Be observant, every doctor does things a little different, all surgeons have their particularities. Have patience. -Judy
- Take the time to be patient and listen to clients, sometimes they just need to feel heard. -Suzanne
- Vet tech students: When you are in school, flashcards are your friends! There is a lot of memorization and flashcards are the best way to test yourself. New vet techs: Get to know your doctors! Each doctor is different, and the faster you can learn what they like and how they operate, the easier your job will be. There is a lot of communication, and you have to know what you should ask your doctor in order to provide the best patient care and most up-to-date client information. -Katie
- I got into this career to help animals and be their voice. I try to stay focused and keep that in mind. This job can be extremely exhausting and heartbreaking, but for every bad day there is, there's twice as many rewarding days. Always remember, put yourself in your client's shoes, be compassionate without being too empathetic, and always remember: how would I want my pet treated? -Lisa
What do you say when people tell you, "It must be so cool to be a vet tech"?
- It is fun, but everyone has to deal with poop, pee, anal glands, vomiting and trying to communicate with owners. -Judy
- It has its moments! Sometimes it can feel very rewarding, but it also has tough moments that are hard to get through. -Suzanne
- "It has its moments. I enjoy working with animals and helping clients." -Katie
- The job of a veterinary technician can be tremendously difficult, but also tremendously rewarding. You may be surprised that you do need to have people skills since you will be treating the owners as well as their pets. You need to embrace learning how to do a lot of different types of things, you learn to love new challenges, you are diligent and careful with details--mistakes can be costly. -Lisa
In your spare time, what do you like to do outside of work?
- Spend time with family and church/Sunday school activities (local and national levels). -Judy
- Watch sports, go to the movies, chill with my cats. -Suzanne
- I enjoy reading, gardening, and needlework. I also will occasionally paint pottery! -Katie
- I love spending time with my daughter and husband, we enjoy vacationing together. I love taking my dogs on their daily walks. -Lisa