The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, Inc. (NAVTA), has proclaimed Oct. 10 – 16, 2004, as National Veterinary Technician Week. The event is celebrated annually to recognize veterinary technicians nationwide for their contributions as members of the veterinary health care team.
National Veterinary Technician Week provides veterinary technicians the opportunity to promote their profession to the public and colleagues. This year’s theme, “Veterinary Technicians . . . The Heart of Animal Health Care,” focuses on the caring aspect of a veterinary technician’s role. Primary responsibilities in a veterinary practice involve animal nursing, administering medications, assisting in surgery, taking radiographs, inducing and monitoring of anesthesia, hospital management, and laboratory duties. Veterinary technicians are also employed in biomedical research, military, sales, industry, and education.
NAVTA is a nonprofit organization that represents and promotes the profession of Veterinary Technology. NAVTA provides direction, education, support, and coordination for its members, and works with other allied professional organizations for the competent care and humane treatment of animals.Incorporated in 1981, NAVTA is the national organization devoted exclusively to developing and enhancing the profession of veterinary technology.
For more information, visit NAVTA.