During last night's City Council, Mayor Roy Ludwig announced this week as National Veterinarian Technician Week. 

"Vet techs are the superheroes of the vet clinic," shared Kristin Caldwell, Chief of Veterinary Operations at Prairie Animal Health Centre in Estevan. "They are working hands-on with the pets. We do everything from the anaesthesia to the x-rays to running the lab work. We're there to help bandage wounds. We're there to help celebrate all the puppy milestones and help pet owners along the way. We are very much depended on in the veterinary clinic from a nursing standpoint in helping the doctors provide the best care they possibly can."

She added that in the human hospital, there are many departments. Vet techs work in all of those departments and with all sorts of species. 

"We are trained in a two-year timespan in multiple different species but also in all these different areas. We treat the dog, the cat, the horse, the cow and learn about all those different species' individual needs."

"I think overall it's really important that we acknowledge the important role that veterinarian technologists play in the vet clinic. It's definitely a tough profession but we've got some amazing staff and we really appreciate Sarah, Courtney. Melissa, Kristin, and our new technician who starts this week, Dakota. It's a perfect time to bring a new technician on."

It is also Animal Health Week and National Veterinarians Technologists Month.

"So the whole month we celebrate our vet techs but his week in particular, in conjunction with Animal Health Week, we are doing an Open House on Wednesday from 3 pm - 6 pm. We have different displays teaching people about the importance of vaccinations in their pets."

A petting zoo will also be set up as well as a barbecue.

"All of the proceeds from that go to Camp Easter Seals. One of our owner veterinarians, her son has attended camp so it was something that was important to us as an opportunity to give back. We have often picked pet charities which is natural for a vet clinic but this particular charity, we decided to go a little closer to home."

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