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Vet Tech Week at Intracoastal West Vet Hospital

Today marks the first day of Staff Appreciation/Vet Tech Week, which celebrates the hard work, skill, and love that each of our staff members brings to work every day throughout the year. Here at Intracoastal West Veterinary Hospital in Jacksonville, FL we will be taking each day this week to honor each of our invaluable team members and the work they do. Get to know our Intracoastal West team here!

There are so many reasons Vet Techs are the unsung heroes, but if we were to name a few..

  • They know how to administer subcutaneous injections (under the skin) and fluids without causing undue pain to the patients (cats)!

  • They understand low-stress handling when it comes to trimming nails.

  • Diagnostics are a big part of the job! They can identify yeast under a microscope and let the Veterinarian know the yeast count with 100% certainty.

  • They know how to efficiently take X-rays of your animals in order to avoid unneeded exposure.

  • Our Jacksonville, FL Vet Techs are also dental techs! Part of the training includes knowing dental formulas and how to address dental disease.

  • Wound care, bandaging, and how to use adhesive tape are all part of their skill set. It’s very impressive when you watch the bandage being placed, and it takes practice.

  • They never stop learning to ensure they know how to best care for your animals. Some even pursue specialties.

  • They act as grief counselors too, and offer hugs and a shoulder to cry on.

Thank you for joining us in celebrating these amazing humans!

Phone: (904) 436-PETS (7387) Email:

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