posted September 15, 2005
October 9-15 is National Veterinary Technician Week, and Fort Dodge Animal Health and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America have teamed to raise awareness about these vital members of the veterinary practice team.
This year's theme—Veterinary Technicians: Making Wellness Visits Twice as Nice—encourages pet owners to bring pets in for twice-yearly wellness examinations.
Fort Dodge Animal Health is co-sponsoring the event as part of its 2005 National Pet Wellness Month campaign this October. The company is the joint sponsor of National Pet Wellness Month with the AVMA.
The new Veterinary Technician Week theme will be featured on a poster to be distributed to all active, associate, and student NAVTA members, as well as all student chapters of NAVTA.
National Veterinary Technician Week recognizes the role of veterinary technicians in the veterinary community. In June 1993, the NAVTA executive board passed a resolution declaring the third week in October as National Veterinary Technician Week.
During the week, veterinary technicians can focus attention on their profession through activities meant to educate the public about their contributions to veterinary medicine as well as reinforce the value and professionalism of veterinary technicians to veterinarians and the public.
"We are delighted Fort Dodge has chosen to underwrite this program," said Patrick Navarre, NAVTA executive director. "With this sponsorship, we are able to increase the visibility of National Veterinary Technician Week and better promote the important role veterinary technicians play in our community."
For more information about National Veterinary Technician Week, visit www.navta.net. To learn more about National Pet Wellness Month, log on to www.npwm.com.