As Registered Veterinary Technicians, we are often asked to perform unusual tasks. This is just one of them.
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Here Sandra explains the difficulties mixing an acting career with veterinary technology. The result is hilarious and poignant.
I’m delighted to share an excerpt from the show entitled “RVTs”, my tribute to this wonderful profession. I compare it to my other career as an actress, discuss the ups and downs of this job along with interesting statistics and tell why this is a great time to be a SuperVet Tech.
I also relate the death of my sister, Linda, to this experience.
So many members of the public have come up to me after the show and said, “Thank you so much, I have an old cat and I’ve been so afraid of what’s going to happen. I’m not afraid anymore “.
This re-enforces my belief that a euthanasia done well can be beautiful thing. Please share this with anyone who may be helped with facing such a difficult decision.
So delighted to present an excerpt from “Adventures of a SuperVet Tech” entitled “The Choice”. This is an inspirational and motivational piece paying tribute to my fellow Veterinary Technicians. Enjoy!
By popular demand I’m posting the words to “The Choice”. It comes at the end of “Adventures of a SuperVet Tech”, soon to be a Youtube link. Stay tuned…….
Had I a choice, a chance to voice, before my day of birth,
To pick my place, my sex, my face, of all the jobs on earth,
If I could pick, now here’s the trick, to chose an occupation,
Where I could feel, my role was real, I’d chose this fine vocation.
The work is tough, pays not enough, our patients bite and scratch us,
All that aside, I say with pride, as techs no one can match us.
Consider this, hypothesis, the range of our ability,
At every juncture, venipuncture, demanding great agility.
From anaesthetics to diabetics, from bots to VD hips,
Giardia to pericardia, from hooves to IV drips.
Who else I ask, can do the task of comforting an owner,
Or reconcile the drug log file, or post-op telephoner.
Medication administration, hemostatic cauterizing,
Auscultation for aspiration, or bobcat tranquillizing.
And in addition, my vet technician, consider at our versatilities.
From clinics all, large or small, to government facilities.
From merchandising to supervising, in schools and universities,
Pounds, zoos, tracks, these are the facts, imagine our diversities.
Now is the hour, with our Super Power, of strength and intellect,
To shout out loud, to tell the crowd, that we deserve respect.
Let’s use our smarts, with passionate hearts, and find the recognition,
Side by side, let’s say with pride, I’m a Registered Veterinary Technician.
Written by Sandra Lean-Leighton RVT, August 2014 for “Adventures of a SuperVet Tech”
She’s coming back! And the hard-working workers at vet clinics get a special deal! On the heels of a successful Canadian Tour and after gaining rave reviews at the Toronto Fringe Festival 2015, “Adventures of a SuperVet Tech” returns to Toronto for 2 shows only at the Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen St. East, (at Logan), Thursday June 2nd and Friday June 3rd at 7:30pm. Prices are $20.00Adults, $15.00 Students, Seniors and Veterinary Staff Members. For reservations please call 416- 845-9411.
Don’t miss this ground-breaking show, a first for the veterinary world.
St. Lawrence College showed SuperVet Tech a terrific time in Kingston April 8th, including a surprise appearance of Vespa, the SuperVet Dog. If only I could figure out a way to put her in the show.