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What is National vet tech Week?
National vet tech week celebrated this year from October 13-19, 2019, is a weeklong event honoring the vital role of veterinary technicians in the lives of animals and the people who care for them.
The profession of veterinary technology has grown tremendously over the past few decades and today’s vet techs are highly skilled and educated professionals who play an important role on the healthcare team.
Vet techs work in a variety of settings including private practices, research laboratories, zoos, aquariums, wildlife centers, farm animal practices, public health agencies, and more. They may work with small companion animals, large animals, or exotic species and their duties vary depending on the type of practice they work in.
Common duties of veterinary technicians include animal nursing care, anesthesia assistance, diagnostic testing, laboratory work, client education, pharmacy management, and surgical assistance.
National Vet Tech Week is a time to celebrate all that veterinary technicians do for animals and the people who love them. If you know a vet tech, be sure to thank them for their dedication to providing quality care for our furry friends!
Why is it important?
National Vet Tech Week is celebrated every year during the week of October 15-21. This weeklong event recognizes the vital role that veterinary technicians play in the animal healthcare industry.
Vet techs are an integral part of the veterinary healthcare team, providing essential support to veterinarians and animal owners. They play a vital role in animal health and welfare by providing high quality patient care, performing diagnostic tests, conducting laboratory procedures, administering medications, and much more.
The theme of this year’s National Vet Tech Week is “Empowering Veterinary Professionals.” This theme highlights the important role that vet techs play in empowering both veterinary professionals and animal owners to provide the best possible care for their patients.
During National Vet Tech Week, we encourage you to take the time to learn more about the important work that vet techs do every day. We also encourage you to celebrate the amazing vet techs in your life!
What are some ways to celebrate?
There are many ways that you can participate in National Vet Tech Week. Here are some ideas:
-Educate others about the field of veterinary technology. You can talk to local schools, community groups, and pet owners about what vet techs do and why they are important.
-Volunteer your time at a local animal shelter or rescue organization. This is a great way to give back to your community and help animals in need.
-Donate supplies or money to a local animal shelter or rescue organization.
-raise awareness of the importance of spaying and neutering pets. This can help reduce the number of homeless animals in your community.
-Celebrate the vet techs in your life! Make sure to let the vet techs you know how much you appreciate them and all they do for animals.
What are some ways to get involved?
There are many ways to get involved in National Vet Tech Week. Here are a few ideas:
-Educate others about the role of veterinary technicians in animal health care.
-Display posters and other materials in your workplace or school to raise awareness of National Vet Tech Week.
-Share your stories and photos on social media using the hashtag #VetTechWeek.
-Make a donation to a local animal shelter or rescue group in honor of National Vet Tech Week.
-Celebrate the veterinary technicians in your life with a special thank-you card or gift.