October 01, 2012


 Veterinary technicians feted for 20 years

Posted Sept. 19, 2012 
Once again, it’s that time of year to celebrate an important member of the veterinary health care team: veterinary technicians.
National Veterinary Technician Week will be held Oct. 14-20. The program, held every third week in October, is now in its 20th year. This year’s theme is “We’re TECH savvy: Technicians Educators Caregivers Healers.”
The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, which sponsors NVTW along with Hill’s Pet Nutrition, says it is a time to celebrate the annual commitment every veterinary technician gives to the profession of veterinary technology, veterinary assisting, and veterinary medicine. Activities to mark this week have been a focus of the celebratory efforts. The activities serve NAVTA’s fundamental goals: 
  • Educate the public about veterinary technicians and what we do.
  • Reinforce the value and professionalism of veterinary technicians.
  • Provide an opportunity for veterinary technicians to encourage one another for an excellent work ethic and team building.
  • Acknowledge our quality relationship with veterinarians and other veterinary professionals. 
Next year’s NVTW will take place Oct. 13-19, 2013.  

For more information about National Veterinary Technician Week,

visit www.navta.net