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Michelle is the unicorn guru behind making sure Southpaw Vets is running smoothly for both our patients and our staff.
Customer service representatives - or "CSRs" - are the gateway to the hospital. They are a savvy, outgoing, and essential group that act as the front-line communicators between clients and the hospital.
A doctor's assistant – or “DA” – is your veterinarian's right hand person. They are multitasking forces of nature that keep the doctor and the rest of the team organized and on track! Their secret talent is being able to read the doctors' minds.
A registered veterinary technicians – or technician – is an educated and trained professional who practices alongside veterinarians. They have gone through a rigorous education and have passed licensing exams for their credentials. In many ways, RVTs perform duties for animals that are similar to what a nurse (RN) might do for humans. They can perform dental extractions, simple wound closures, monitor anesthesia, etc under the supervision of a veterinarian.
Veterinary assistants assist licensed RVTs and veterinarians with a wide array of tasks - from obtaining blood samples to taking xrays. They have years of experience with on the job training (and may be colloquially referred to as techs sometimes) and are VITAL to what we do. Many are in the process of obtaining their RVT licensure.
Kennel assistants are the unsung heros that help our assistants and technicians with all their tasks. They give your pets lots of love and care while they are hospitalized or waiting their turn for surgery - make sure they get regular walks and have a comfy bed in their space. They are also the ones that keep our hospital clean, sanitary, and in tip-top shape!
Relief assistants and techs are locum or per diem staff that help us out when we need extra coverage. We are SO grateful to these talented individuals.