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What Does A Vet Tech Do?

It’s Veterinary Technician Appreciation Week! Here at ZippiVet, we don’t know what we’d do without our wonderful, amazing, indispensable Vet Techs. You couldn’t get the high quality, affordable pet care ZippiVet provides Austin without them. And most importantly, we wouldn’t be able to give your pets the care they deserve without our Vet Techs. They. Are. The. Best.

But even though your pets know what our Vet Techs do, do you? Here’s a breakdown:

They’re Your Pet’s Nurse, Pretty Much

First and foremost, that’s really what a Vet Tech is: a skilled veterinary medical professional. Our Vet Techs are responsible for drawing blood, assisting with surgery, sterilizing equipment, taking stool and urine samples, cleaning and wrapping cuts, administering medicine, checking vitals, lab work, and more. Our ZippiVet Vet Techs are the best at what they do, and we (and you and your pets) are super lucky to have them. ZippiVet’s affordable vet care wouldn’t be nearly as good without them.

They’re The First Friendly Face Your Pet Sees At ZippiVet!

First impressions are important. We don’t want your sweet little girl/guy to be scared of the vet, so we make sure they (and you) are always greeted by a friendly, smiling face. And they are, because who isn’t excited to see a pup or a kitty? Our ZippiVet Vet Techs always are! Nobody loves animals as much as they do. (Trust us, you have to really love animals to make their stool samples a regular part of your life.) A ZippiVet Vet Tech is usually the first person you’ll see when you walk into ZippiVet. And they’re the first person who’ll handle your dog or cat when you bring them in.

They Tell You How Your Pet Is Doing

Everyone in Austin likes to talk about their pets. We do too! We think communication is a hugely important part of great affordable pet care, and when you have an appointment a ZippiVet veterinarian will be there to answer your questions and clearly explain how your dog or cat is doing. And we want you to be able to speak with a ZippiVet veterinarian as much as you need. But ZippiVet vets are busy! We have lots of patients to look after, so most times, when we call to update you on your pet’s test results, to book a followup appointment, refill prescriptions, etc., you’ll be speaking with one of our wonderful, knowledgeable Vet Techs. And feel free to ask them whatever you need too! We couldn’t provide kick-ass (just kidding, we’d never kick a donkey, we love animals, remember?) affordable vet care to Austin if every one of our staff wasn’t passionate and knowledgeable about your animals.

So there ya go. What do Vet Techs do? A little bit of everything, really. And what would we do without our Vet Techs? Yikes. We just don’t know.

If you’re looking for affordable pet care in Austin book an appointment for your dog or cat at one of ZippiVet’s three Austin locations today!

Take Control Of Your Pet’s Health: Online Appointments

zippivet online appointments

In order to provide the best care possible for our clients and their pets, we’re upgrading our online pet portal. The new portal will add several features that will make ZippiVet’s care even more convenient, including:

• Online appointment booking. Select your time and schedule appointments directly from the website.

• Online health records. Always have access to your pet’s healthcare information.

• Online payments and 24/7 access to payment history and account balance.

You can sign up for the pet portal at any time. Click here to register or visit the homepage and click on the “Book Now” link in the top right corner of the homepage. If you’ve already signed up for our previous pet portal, you’ll need to re-register. Registering only takes a few minutes.

As always, you can also call us to schedule an appointment by phone at (512) 904-0218.

Thank you for supporting ZippiVet! We appreciate all of our patients and are proud to enhance our ability to serve you.

ZippiVet is Sponsoring Austin Pets Alive!

ZippiVet Sponsoring Austin Pets Alive!

This week, we’re proud to announce the realization of a dream that has been in the works for some time. ZippiVet has committed to sponsoring Austin Pets Alive!, Austin’s groundbreaking no-kill shelter, for five years!

ZippiVet will be providing financial support to APA!, as well as educational tools in the form of a take-home kit for new pet parents and quarterly educational articles on the APA! website written by Dr. Wystrach.

For all the details, check out the press release below.

Thank you all for your support of ZippiVet and Austin Pets Alive!

ZippiVet Animal Hospital Commits To 5 Year Sponsorship Of Austin Pets Alive!

Austin Pets Alive! is proud to announce that ZippiVet Animal Hospital has committed to a five year sponsorship of Austin Pets Alive! with special interest in providing medical supplies to the pets in APA!’s care and valuable pet parenting information to those who adopt from APA!.

“We are honored to have such a huge commitment from ZippiVet for the next five years. This sponsorship guarantees the future of the work we do,” said Ellen Jefferson, Executive Director for Austin Pets Alive!. “We are so grateful for Dr. Wystrach and the rest of the team at ZippiVet for their support. We look forward to making Austin even better for pets with their help.”

In addition to a monthly cash donation to support APA! programs, Dr. Wystrach will provide quarterly pet parenting tips to help adopters and fosters stay informed on preventative care to keep their dogs and cats happy and healthy. These articles will be hosted on the APA! blog and serve as an educational resource that everyone can access.

As part of their effort to enhance the adoption experience, ZippiVet Animal Hospital will also be providing each new adopter a starter kit for onsite adoptions at Austin Pets Alive!’s Town Lake Animal Center and Tarrytown locations that will include pet product samples and educational information.

“ZippiVet Animal Hospital is proud to provide financial resources, preventative care assistance for adopted pets and a contribution to the forever homes of Austin Pets Alive! families,” said Dr. Wystrach from ZippiVet Animal Hospital, “We understand the importance of adopting a pet from a shelter and the no-kill movement for companion animals. We value the human-animal bond and honor the great work and lifesaving efforts of APA!.”

For more information on corporate sponsorship opportunities and how your business can support Austin Pets Alive!, contact sponsorships@austinpetsalive.org.

Austin Pets Alive! is a 501(c) 3 (nonprofit) organization. Austin Pets Alive! is focused on helping the healthy and treatable pets at risk of euthanasia at city shelters. Our mission is to promote and provide the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals.

ZippiVet: Wellness Care for Busy Pet Owners

iStock_000012298746_LargeA primary challenge for busy pet owners is convenience. When you need basic veterinary care, you want it at YOUR convenience and without waiting.

This is where ZippiVet shines. We offer convenient walk-in access OR easy on-line appointment scheduling (soon). Stay with your pet OR leave your pet with our loving staff while you run errands. We communicate with you via text or e-mail while you are out.

The ZippiVet Approach

Convenience is important, but equally important is the personalized approach ZippiVet takes while treating each pet.

Your pet will get the latest in veterinary technologies for treating all kinds of basic conditions. ZippiVet invests in leading-edge clinical practices to enhance the quality of life and longevity of your pet. As a ZippiVet client, you have direct access to resources and education that are vital to prevention-based wellness. This includes guidance about day-to-day nutrition, exercise, and behavioral care. Continue…