Techs@Work

Every October, Trends magazine celebrates the awesome work that veterinary technicians and assistants do in veterinary practices day in and day out. This year we decided to do something a little different and make it a true photo contest.

10 Years of Celebrating Technicians in Trends

National Veterinary Technician Week is October 17–23, 2021. Every October, Trends magazine celebrates the awesome work that veterinary technicians and assistants do in veterinary practices day in and day out. This year we decided to do something a little different and make it a true photo contest. Here we present all of the finalists and the grand prize winner, who will  receive an AAHA Swag Bag Prize Pack for their team!

Grand Prize Winner

The winner of the first official Trends Techs@ Work photo contest is 1st Pet Veterinary Centers in Phoenix, Arizona!

1st Pet Veterinary Centers Marketing Specialist Debe Jorgensen took this photo at their North Valley location and described the scene: “1st Pet technicians clean and prep a patient for sutures after he suffered a deep knife wound on his face. The dog’s owner is homeless and got into a knife fight with another homeless man, but the dog got too close and was injured. Police brought the dog in for treatment, and our doctor wanted to put stitches in right away so the dog would have a better chance of healing. She felt the dog already had a hard enough life being homeless with the extra high temperatures here in Arizona. Our technicians were kind and gentle with him.

WINNER- 1st Pet Veterinary Centers.jpgFrom left to right: Guadalupe Llamas, CVT (brown scrubs, back to camera); Hannah Wachtel, DVM (gray scrubs); Victoria Guillen, Veterinary Technician Supervisor (brown scrubs); Melanie Smith, Veterinary Assistant (blue scrubs). Photo courtesy of Debe Jorgensen, 1st Pet Veterinary Centers

Our judges felt that the picture really captures the essence of what technicians do every day: working hard as a team, caring for animals, and being focused and professional. Well done!

Thank you to all veterinary technicians and assistants out there. We salute you!

VIEW THE FINALISTS

 

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