National Veterinary Technician Week

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October 13-19, 2013

Veterinary technicians are critical to the day-to-day function of veterinary practices, and play vital roles in preserving animal health and welfare. National Veterinary Technician Week, first celebrated in 1993, takes place in the third week of October each year, and provides an opportunity to recognize veterinary technicians’ contributions.

Although we value veterinary technicians every day of the year, we take this week to honor their commitment to compassionate, high-quality veterinary care for all animals.

Thank you, veterinary technicians, for all you do! 

Future dates for National Veterinary Technician Week:


2014: October 12-18
2015: October 11-17
2016: October 9-15

For more information about veterinary technology and becoming a veterinary technician, see our Veterinary Technicians brochure or view our page about veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants.

For more information about National Veterinary Technician Week, visit the NVTW page

Read the October 15, 2013 JAVMA News article, "Taking the Pulse," about veterinary technicians.