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Our Veterinary Technician Team Rocks!

In October, we celebrated all things awesome about our Registered Veterinary Technicians. The Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians decided in 2017 that celebrating for only one week just wasn’t good enough. So, we get to honour this team of professionally trained people for the whole month of October, and they deserve it! We had a lot of fun while showing appreciation for our team of super technicians in various ways.

Annex animal hospital vet tech team photo

Venessa the vet tech wearing a mask

Victoria the vet tech holding a black cat

 

 

 

 

 

From left to right, Venessa, Victoria, Jessica

What does a Registered Veterinary Technician Do While At Work?
Most people are surprised to discover the wide range of skills required to become a veterinary technician. At this practice, they have many responsibilities in a variety of fields such as anesthesia, radiology, pharmacy, nursing care, nutrition and weight management, dental hygiene, dental x-rays, client education and so much more. On any given day, you will find our veterinary technicians performing duties in patient care, surgery, dentistry and client care. They work together with our veterinarians to monitor and assess patients throughout any hospital procedure from the point of admission to the time they go home. They follow-up with clients and provide supportive care for patients who require ongoing care at home.

Jessica the vet tech holding a dog Jessica the vet tech performing a dental hygiene procedure Jessica the vet tech and a veterinarian reviewing dental x-rays

Jessica, Lead Technician, performing a dental hygiene procedure and reviewing dental x-rays

Veterinary technicians have been educated to work in the fields of small animal medicine, large animal medicine, research and diagnostic laboratory testing, as well as some specialty areas such as exotic pets and zoo animals. After graduation, they usually select a field of interest where they work to acquire additional skills and knowledge. Like veterinarians, they are required to complete regular continuing education courses to maintain their licensing and registration within the field and to keep current with changes in veterinary medicine. To find out more about joining this rewarding profession, go to the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians www.oavt.org

Victoria and Venessa wearing surgical caps

Vickie and Venessa sporting ear-tipped surgical caps from the Trap Neuter Release Program at the Toronto Humane Society where they generously help out regularly.

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*NEW CLIENTS AND NEW PATIENTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!*

Our veterinarians are currently seeing all patients by appointment ONLY.  We continue to operate with a "closed waiting room" in order to keep our clients and staff safe during the pandemic. We appreciate your patience and understanding as these appointments take a little longer than normal.  

How do appointments work?
Please come to the back door for your appointment and call 416-537-3128 upon arrival. A veterinarian will speak with you over the phone and a veterinary assistant will come out to collect your pet for an examination. After examining your pet, the doctor will follow-up on the phone with their findings and recommendations. Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your pets. Please let us know in advance if they have any special needs.
 
Payment Methods:
We are currently accepting all payment methods. However, credit or debit cards are preferred.
 
How to collect food and prescription orders:
We appreciate advance notice for food and prescription refills. Please call 416-537-3128 upon arrival at the FRONT DOOR and a receptionist will be out with your order as soon as possible. For faster service, we suggest ordering pet supplies and food through our online store.  Delivery is free with purchases over $100.00.  It's easy!  Just click ONLINE STORE on our website to sign up.
 

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Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- The team at Annex Animal Hospital