AVMA Offers Free Vet Tech Webinar

The American Veterinary Medical Association’s Lead & Learn series is offering a new webinar on February 13th at noon Central.  Utilizing Veterinary Technicians: How Does Your Practice Measure Up? will be presented by Kenichiro Yagi, a veterinary technician specialist in emergency and critical care.  Yagi will discuss how to

Celebrate National Vet Tech Week 2018

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

Human Animal Bond Certification Announced

The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) has partnered with the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) to offer a new online certification option for veterinary professionals. The Human Animal Bond Certification program is sponsored by industry leaders such as PetSmart Charities, Petco, Zoetis, and the American Veterinary Medical Association.  Veterinarians, veterinary

It’s Time to Celebrate National Vet Tech Week

This year’s edition of National Veterinary Technician Week runs from October 15-21, 2017.  Vet Tech Week honors the important role that technicians play in providing quality veterinary care. Veterinary technology is one of the most growth oriented animal-related career paths.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs for vet techs

Veterinary Labor Union Gains Momentum

The U.S. veterinary market can expect a push from an emerging veterinary labor union, according to a recent article published by VIN News.  The grassroots organization, known as the National Veterinary Professionals Union, was started earlier this year.  While dues have not yet been determined for members, the group is

Vet Techs to Become Registered Veterinary Nurses

The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) has announced plans to replace the various veterinary technician titles (registered veterinary technician, licensed veterinary technician, certified veterinary technician, and licensed medical veterinary technician) with a new universal credential: registered veterinary nurse.  This change will take time to implement in all

New Vet Tech Specialty Announced

The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) has announced a new specialty certification for vet techs.  The laboratory animal specialty will be the fourteenth specialty area recognized by NAVTA.  The vet tech specialty list already included certifications in emergency and critical care, surgery, dentistry, anesthesia, internal medicine, equine,

Celebrate National Vet Tech Week

National Vet Tech Week runs from October 16-22, 2016.  This annual event celebrates veterinary technicians and the skilled nursing care they provide to their patients.  Veterinary technicians have become a critical part of the veterinary team over the years. The vet tech profession is certainly one of the fastest growing animal

You Really Can Become a Vet Tech Online

It is possible to become a vet tech through online courses, but you have to be careful to choose a properly accredited distance learning program. Distance learning programs have become increasingly popular for those seeking to complete a veterinary technician degree.  When we say “distance learning” we are talking about AVMA