The theme of this year’s NVTW is “Pets and Vets need Techs”. Celebrating for one week every year solidifies the yearly commitment every veterinary technician gives to the profession of veterinary technology, veterinary assisting and veterinary medicine.
NVTW has been an annual tradition since June 1993 when a NAVTA ( North American Veterinary Technician Association) resolution was passed declaring the third week in October as NVTW. Activities to celebrate this week have been a focus of the celebratory efforts. The activities serve these fundamental goals:
•Educate the public about veterinary technicians and what we do
•Reinforce the value and professionalism of veterinary technicians
•Provide an opportunity for veterinary technicians to encourage one another for excellent work ethic and team building
•Acknowledge our quality relationship with veterinarians and other veterinary professionals