The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) celebrates the important work of the Veterinary Technician (Vet Tech) during the National Veterinary Technician Week annually. This event was established by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA). The main aim of the week-long event is to raise public awareness of the work and importance of the veterinary profession.
National Veterinary Technician Week is celebrated only in several American states, including Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, North Carolina, and New Hampshire. This year, the event will be celebrated from 17 to 23 October 2021. Even though only the US celebrates National Veterinary Technician Week, the veterinary profession grows rapidly and there will be a surprise if other countries join the celebration as well.
This week-long event is an annual event that honors the work of the veterinary technicians and their important role. Veterinary technicians have many responsibilities, such as monitoring anesthesia patients, performing dental cleanings, restraining aggressive animals, providing peace of mind to anxious pet owners, and taking X-rays. This event is crucial in showing how much their dedicated work is appreciated and that they’re a valuable member of health care teams.
AVMA do their best in supporting NAVTA throughout the whole year, not only during National Veterinary Technician Week. Hence, AVMA is responsible for providing NAVTA members with services, resources, and products to help veterinary technicians and veterinary practices. This year, NAVTA leaders and AVMA work together on planning a variety of CE sessions at AVMA Convention 2019. The Convention will take place next summer in Washington, D.C.
Besides a National Veterinary Technician Week, there is also a Vet Nurse Day. Veterinary Nurse Day was created in order to raise awareness about the work of men and women who work at veterinarian’s offices alongside the veterinarians every day and take care of our animals.
Vet Nurse Day aims to celebrate and thank the incredible members of the veterinary staff and it’s celebrated in a very simple way. Vet Nurse Day takes place every year on the second Friday in October. This year, it will be on the 8th of October.
This event was created by the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association and it’s an initiative of the Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia (VNCA). This is a day when vet nurses are celebrated and their contribution to the Australian veterinary team is recognized. Vet Nurse Day is only celebrated in Australia and New Zealand for now.