National Veterinary Technician Week

National pet week

October 17-23, 2021

Veterinary technicians are critical to the day-to-day function of veterinary practices, and play vital roles in preserving animal health and welfare. National Veterinary Technician Week provides an opportunity to recognize veterinary technicians’ contributions.

We value veterinary technicians every day of the year and thank them for all they do. During National Veterinary Technician Week, we honor their commitment to compassionate, high-quality veterinary care for all animals. Please join us in celebrating these important team members.

Veterinary technician utilization

Efficient use of technicians drives practice efficiency and wellbeing—for everyone in the hospital. There’s a clear link between practice revenue and technician utilization, and also between technicians’ job satisfaction and use of the skills and knowledge acquired in their education. Plus, when we fully utilize all of our technicians’ skills, we free up veterinarians’ time to focus solely on work that requires veterinary medical education—and that means more satisfied veterinarians as well.

Learn more about  utilizing veterinary technicians to improve practice success. This information can help you assess and optimize staffing and technician utilization to enhance your practice. What better way to honor your technicians?

For a deeper dive, you also can take advantage of AVMA Axon’s 1-credit CE webinar: “How well do you utilize veterinary technicians?”free to all AVMA members.

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Download these free social media images to celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week on social media and your website.

Learn more

First celebrated in 1993, National Veterinary Technician Week takes place in the third week of October each year.

For more information about veterinary technology and becoming a veterinary technician, view our webpage about veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants. Use the AVMA's veterinary technicians brochure in your hospital or at community events to educate people about the important work of veterinary technicians.