Who is the first to see your dog or cat at the vet clinic? The vet tech. Who lays hands on your dog, administers medicine or blood tests, deals with a pet's playfulness or resistance, anxiety or fear? The vet tech. Who deals with your anxiety, too, all when you and your pet first arrive at the clinic? The vet tech.
The job of the veterinary technician has gone from kennel helper to trained, credentialed professional, often with a special emphasis on behavior. Vet techs may educate owners, provide clickers and give demos, teach puppy classes, and help owners understand their dogs. Vet techs are graduating from our Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Dog Training Program; in fact, some KPA and ClickerExpo faculty members are certified vet techs themselves.
During National Veterinary Technician Week, October 14-20, 2012, Karen Pryor and all of us at Karen Pryor Clicker Training salute the vet techs, vital members of the animal health and care community. To show our appreciation to vet techs and make it easier for them to advance their dog training skills, vet techs can enroll in our Dog Trainer Foundations Course for only $325 through Monday, October 22, 2012. Use code: VETTECH.