Animal Care Technicians
The technical department at Friendship Hospital for Animals is staffed 24-hours a day to provide the best possible care to our patients. Our technicians have diverse backgrounds and interests. All are committed to Friendship’s vision to uphold high standards of patient care and client communication. The role of veterinary technicians in the hospital is to provide compassionate nursing care and emergency care to our patients. The technical staff also plays a vital role in communicating with clients about their pets and is available 24-hours a day to give updates about patients in the hospital.
Keeping our skills up to date is a continuing and critical process. Training is very important to Friendship. Training for the technical department includes hands-on skill training as well as written tests for knowledge. We have regular lectures and labs in the hospital. In addition, every year technicians attend veterinary conventions around the country, where the latest techniques and skills are taught. It’s a great way to meet other technicians and just talk about problems (and solutions!) that we can all share. Our department also has technicians dedicated to and specially trained in surgery, dentistry, internal medicine, and oncology.
Currently Friendship Hospital for Animals employs about 50 technicians. Our caring technical staff come from a variety of backgrounds and includes foreign veterinarians, students, science professionals, and those pursuing veterinary school. In fact, every year it seems that we lose some of our staff to veterinary school. Many of these techs have come back to Friendship for either an internship or to work as a staff veterinarian.