NATIONAL VETERINARY TECHNICIAN WEEK: October 11-17, 2020
Celebrating our Superheroes at Lakeside Animal Hospital
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.
Your pet(s) deserve the best in pet care, and it takes everyone on the veterinary health care team to make that happen. As a member of the veterinary healthcare team, veterinary nurses/technicians are educated in the latest medical advances and skilled at working alongside veterinarians to give pets the best medical care possible. They work closely with the veterinarians, veterinary assistants, practice managers, and owners to provide essential care to all species of animals; pets with fur, feathers, scales or skin.
The veterinary technician/ nurse is an integral member of the veterinary health care team. Veterinary technicians have been educated in the care and handling of animals, the basic principles of normal and abnormal life processes, and in many laboratory and clinical procedures.
Veterinary technicians work under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian. While a veterinary technician can assist in performing a wide variety of tasks, they cannot diagnose, prescribe, perform surgery, or engage in any activity prohibited by a state’s veterinary practice act.
So, we just want to say a big THANK YOU to vet nurses around the world! Please remain the same every-day heroes that you were born to be.
NAVTA has proclaimed October 11-17, 2020 to be National Veterinary Technician Week. This annual event recognizes veterinary nurses/technicians for their contributions in pet healthcare. NAVTA is a nonprofit organization that represents and promotes the veterinary nurses/ technician’s profession. NAVTA provides direction, education, support, and coordination for its members. Incorporated in 1981, NAVTA is the national organization devoted exclusively to developing and enhancing the profession of veterinary nursing/technology.
Pets give us unconditional love and veterinary nurses/ technicians provide TLC to pets and animals. Celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week by recognizing the team members providing veterinary care to your pets.
Fore information about NAVTA and this special week, contact us at Lakeside Animal Hospital.