Celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week with AVMA resources

Celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week with AVMA resourcesWe appreciate veterinary technicians every day of the year, and we know that you do, too. Oct. 11-17 is National Veterinary Technician Week, and we’ve got some tools to help veterinarians say “thank you” and honor their techs.

First celebrated in 1993, National Veterinary Technician Week provides an opportunity to recognize the contributions of veterinary technicians and educate the public about what they do to protect and advance animal health. A great way to commemorate the week is to tell your clients and social media fans/followers about the critical role that vet techs play in your care team. You can also help spread the word about veterinary technology as a possible career. Our veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants page is a great informational resource; you can share it on social media or print it out to distribute in your clinic. We also have a brochure and a podcast that you can share, and a National Veterinary Technician Week page on our website.

We also encourage you to use your social media pages to honor your technicians – and all vet techs. We have a cover photo that you can download and use on your social media profiles during the week. You can also join our Facebook event page for National Veterinary Technician Week and post a shoutout to and/or picture of your awesome vet tech team. We also encourage you to feature and thank your techs in your clinic’s social media pages throughout the week. For example, you might ask for permission to post a photo of each one with their pets, and ask your clients to say thanks to them in the comments.

Do you have other ideas or plans for honoring your veterinary technicians? Please use the comments section to share ideas with your colleagues.

Veterinary technicians are critical to the day-to-day function of veterinary practices, and play vital roles in preserving animal health and welfare. For more information about National Veterinary Technician Week, visit the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America website.

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