October 17-23, 2021

Celebrating National Veterinary Technician Week

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October 16-22, 2022
October 15-21, 2023
October 13-19, 2024

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Celebrating National Veterinary Technician Week 2021

2021 Theme – Self-Care: Who we are when the stethoscopes come off

The week of October 17-23, 2021 has been set aside as National Veterinary Technician Week (NVTW) to celebrate, recognize, and promote the valuable contributions Credentialed Veterinary Technicians make to the veterinary profession and society.

Veterinary Technicians are integral players on the veterinary healthcare team. They are on the frontlines, compassionately working with clients whose beloved animals need care. They work tirelessly in exam rooms, labs, and operating rooms, putting to work their vast technical and scientific knowledge treating and caring for every species of animal. Their broad skills – both professional and personal – allow veterinarians to work more efficiently and effectively. And they do it all with love and a smile, day after day.

“This year’s NVTW theme focuses on the critical aspect of self-care,” said Ed Carlson, CVT, VTS (Nutrition), President of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians (NAVTA), the not-for-profit association behind National Veterinary Technician Week. “Veterinary Technicians and their colleagues have worked incredibly hard over the past 18 months, handling a workload and stress level never seen before. It is critically important that NAVTA emphasize the importance of self-care and a healthy work-life balance.”

National Veterinary Technician Week 2021 launches on Sunday, October 17, with a slew of raffles and prizes through NAVTA’s social media sites. The week includes several free webinars focusing on self-care, and concludes with a free fun virtual event on Saturday, October 23.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is the exclusive sponsor of National Veterinary Technician Week. In addition to providing funding for social media and public relations outreach, Hill’s is providing its own self-care resources, including a free yoga instructional video and a video on how to make simple meals from easy menus (see below). Hill’s field representatives will also personally deliver NVTW posters and other goodies to their clients across the United States, ensuring nearly 5,000 practices are aware of and thanked for the great work that Veterinary Technicians do.