NAVTA’s Veterinary Technician of the Year
Melissa Entrekin, LVT, VTS (ECC)
Melissa has been a NAVTA member since 2013 and has 22 years of clinical experience in ECC and more than five years of experience as a Veterinary Technician Educator.
She is passionate about the career opportunities for veterinary technicians and is eager to share knowledge with students and fellow veterinary technicians.
In nominating her, her colleagues wrote:
“She is 100% devoted to our profession. She is not only a vet tech educator full-time, but she spends the majority of her free time advocating for LVTs in the state. She drives several hours to attend a veterinary board meeting as a rep for NAVTA and as the President of the state Veterinary Technician association. There isn’t a day that goes by that she isn’t doing something to benefit and advance the profession.”
In assessing the nominee, the judges noted that Melissa was extremely active in state regulatory matters and had a tremendous positive impact in this area, testifying at several state Veterinary Medical Board meetings.
The judges also noted her high level of engagement in her state association as President and in NAVTA as a District Representative and committee member. They also commended her for her involvement in AAHA, VECCS, AVTEA, and the state’s educator’s association.
She clearly has a lot of energy and is extremely well organized to do all of that!
NAVTA is proud to announce that the 2021 Veterinary Technician of the Year is Melissa Entrekin, LVT, VTS (ECC) of Piedmont Technical College