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,