The current veterinary technician credentials and credentialing systems, which vary from state to state, have led to confusion for the veterinary consumer and within the veterinary profession of the important role our profession plays on the veterinary health care team.
In recognition of the contributions veterinary assistants make to the practice team and to the health of pets, NAVTA has created the Approved Veterinary Assistant designation.
Due to a growing interest among credentialed veterinary technicians to attain a higher level of recognition for advanced knowledge and skills in specific disciplines, NAVTA developed the Committee on Veterinary Technician Specialties.
Leadership is vitally important for any profession. Having a Student Chapter of NAVTA (SCNAVTA) at your school will enable your students to experience the responsibilities that go along with being a member of a profession along with a professional organization.
Fatigue, frustration, and mental anguish may lead to feelings of incompetence, helplessness, and hopelessness – and can shorten a career or lead to a toxic environment within your veterinary team. The Wellbeing Task Force will provide support to veterinary technicians/nurses and team members.