National Veterinary Technician Week: October 10-16, 2010

Celebrating the Veterinary Healthcare Team

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Washington, DC (Vocus) October 7, 2010

Working everyday with ailing dogs, injured kittens, or rabbits takes a special sort of person to care for them. Veterinary technicians go into the office every day, rolling up their sleeves and working with their hands. One responsibility is to help educate the clients and facilitate proper care of the pet, and encourage a full recovery. Oftentimes, veterinary technicians aid members of the veterinary healthcare team with examinations, treatments and procedures. That’s why, in honor of veterinary technicians across the country, we bring you National Veterinary Technician Week, aptly themed “Hands-On Healing”.

The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, Inc. (NAVTA) has proclaimed the third week of each October to be National Veterinary Technician Week. This annual event, being held October 10-16, 2010, recognizes veterinary technicians for their contributions in pet healthcare, as well as veterinarians, assistants, practice managers and others involved in this care. This year, Hill’s Pet Nutrition®, a company dedicated to helping pets reach their full potential through quality nutrition and healthcare, is sponsoring the week-long celebration.

NAVTA is a nonprofit organization that represents and promotes the veterinary technician 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 technology.

Pets give us unconditional love and veterinary technicians give us peace of mind. For this reason and many more, we celebrate the veterinary healthcare team during National Veterinary Technician Week. More information about NAVTA and this special week can be found at http://www.navta.net.

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Sandy Sponaugle (703) 740-8737 x102

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