Just because #vettechweek is coming to an end, doesn’t mean we stop celebrating this dedicated and incredible team. We continue to be thankful for them every day. 🐾 Our vet techs are a lot of things to us, but if we had to sum it up, they are our team with big hearts and thoughtful minds. They have unmatchable strength, even in the toughest of times, and they will always have the deepest love for every animal that walks through our doors. 💙 If you feel the same, join us and share a thank you in the comments below! … See MoreSee Less
This week we celebrate #VetTechWeek! This week is set aside to recognize and celebrate these important team members who perform a vital role in the health and well-being of our pets. Additionally, it provides an opportunity to recognize technicians’ tremendous contributions at Pacific Care and in the veterinary community.Here are a few facts you may not know about the veterinary technician role (it would be impossible to list them all!): ☑️ Veterinary technicians handle many of the same responsibilities that nurses and other professionals perform for physicians in human medicine. Like veterinarians, veterinary technicians are trained to work with several species of animals. ☑️ Veterinary technicians are trained to: take and record vital signs, obtain and record patient case histories, perform laboratory tests, take and develop radiographs (x-rays), draw blood, collect stool samples, sterilize equipment and exam rooms, administer medications, injections, IV fluids, and anesthesia, assist in dental cleanings, remove sutures, clean wounds, and change dressings. ☑️ In addition to direct contact with patients, veterinary technicians also work closely with our clients to communicate patient history, vital signs, test results, at-home care instructions, and much more! … See MoreSee Less
Pacific Care Pet Emergency and Specialty is currently experiencing a large volume of cases and longer wait times. Please call ahead so we can determine the level of care your pet might need and prepare for your arrival.