NAVTA’s Veterinary Technician of the Year
Dru Mellon, RVT, CVT
The Executive Board had a difficult time choosing one winner, but, in the end, we agreed unanimously on this well-deserving person.
This year’s Veterinary Technician of the Year was chosen because he exemplifies what it means to be a Veterinary Technician. He is involved in the Utah Society of Veterinary Technicians and Assistants (USVTA) and is currently on their Board as Secretary. He actively recruits new members and encourages them to get involved. He also supports the USVTA in offering virtual RACE CE, which was critical during the Covid crisis.
But his greatest accomplishment, in the eyes of the NAVTA board, was his work with the Utah Veterinary Medical Association (UVMA), USVTA, the VNI, and NAVTA in bringing Veterinary Technician credentialing to the State of Utah. It cannot be understated what a huge collaborative accomplishment this was and how difficult a task it was.
Because of this year’s Veterinary Technician of the year, the state passed a law to offer credentialing not only to graduates of VT programs but through two alternative routes.
NAVTA is proud to announce that the 2020 Veterinary Technician of the Year is Dru Mellon, RVT, CVT, of Mountain West Veterinary Specialists!