It’s time to celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week! The 25th annual event, promoted by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA), runs from October 14-20, 2018. It’s a great opportunity to focus on the important veterinary nursing role that techs play as part of the veterinary team.
Vet techs can go on to achieve advanced certification in one of 16 specialties: dentistry, anesthesia, internal medicine, emergency & critical care, surgery, equine, zoology, diagnostic imaging, behavior, clinical practice, nutrition, clinical pathology, physical rehabilitation, dermatology, lab animal medicine, and ophthalmology.
There is still much debate in the veterinary community over whether veterinary technicians will transition to the new title of registered veterinary nurse. Stay tuned for more on that topic in coming months.