|Survey on National Credential|
Veterinary Community Survey (Non-Members)
The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) is seeking participants in the National Credential Initiative survey.
The goal of NAVTA's National Credential Initiative is to standardize the credential for our profession in terms of credentialing requirements, title, and scope of practice throughout the nation to unite the profession of veterinary technology. In the current state, veterinary technician titles can be CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT and have varying standards to meet throughout the nation depending on the state of credentialing. This leads to confusion of the profession's identity and value within the veterinary field and with the public.
Whether the title of the profession to be promoted should be "Veterinary Technician" or "Veterinary Nurse" is one of the several aspects of the initiative NAVTA is working diligently on and would like the opinions of all types of veterinary professionals. NAVTA has been having productive discussions with national human nursing regulatory and advocacy groups with signs of support rather than opposition.
56% of veterinary technicians changing jobs within the first 5 years of employment and half of them leaving veterinary medicine altogether. With a key reason for leaving being the lack of respect and recognition in their role, the issue weighs heavily on the profession's future.
It is important for all veterinary professionals to be a part of this change and help shape the future of veterinary medicine by participating in the discussions with veterinary technicians.
Thank you for your participation in the survey.
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