October 01, 2014


 Veterinary technicians’ efforts being celebrated in October

​Posted Sept. 17, 2014

They’ve always been by your side supporting you—now’s your chance to support them, too.

Celebrate the veterinary technicians in your life during the annual National Veterinary Technician Week, which will run from Oct. 12-18. The week symbolizes the commitments all veterinary technicians make to the veterinary profession. This year’s theme is “What Does a Vet Tech Do?”

National Veterinary Technician Week has been an annual tradition since June 1993 when NAVTA, then known as the North American Veterinary Technician Association, declared the observance to be the third week of October each year. A variety of celebratory activities have occurred in the past, all of which serve to educate the public about veterinary technicians and celebrate the relationship between technicians and veterinary professionals.

Clinics and animal hospitals are encouraged to educate the public by advertising the week with 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 co-sponsored by NAVTA, Partners for Healthy Pets, the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians, and Hill’s Pet Nutrition. Go here for more information.