Oct. 9-15 will mark this year's National Veterinary Technician Week. Celebrating for one week every year solidifies the yearly commitment every veterinary technician gives to the profession of veterinary technology, veterinary assisting, and veterinary medicine.
This year's theme, "Pets and Vets need Techs," will focus on how integral veterinary technicians are to the veterinary health care team and to clients and their pets.
NVTW has been an annual tradition since June 1993 when NAVTA, then known as the North American Veterinary Technician Association, passed a resolution declaring the third week in October as NVTW. Celebratory efforts have included a variety of activities.
Clinics and animal hospitals are encouraged to educate the public by advertising the week with special posters, available through NAVTA—now the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America—and to personally thank veterinary technicians for everything they do. The week is sponsored by NAVTA and Hill's Pet Nutrition.