Veterinary technicians play an integral role in delivering the best medical care possible to animals. The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America will spread this message through its annual National Veterinary Technician Week, Oct. 11-17.
The theme of the week is "Linking the Veterinary Healthcare Team." The focus is on how veterinary technicians work closely with veterinarians, veterinary assistants, practice managers, patients, and owners to provide an important link with all involved in the care process.
Cherylann Gieseke, president of NAVTA, said, "It is important to have this week of recognition to reinforce the value and professionalism of veterinary technicians to both veterinarians and the public."
Gieseke also mentioned that the week is a time for NAVTA to stress the health care team aspect of veterinary medicine.
"If all members of the health care team perform the functions they are educated to perform, both animals and people benefit," she said.
NAVTA has proclaimed the third week of each October to be National Veterinary Technician Week. Hill's Pet Nutrition is sponsoring the celebration, which includes a poster campaign.
More information about NAVTA and this event can be found at www.navta.net.