ISVMA Recognizes National Veterinary Technician Week Oct. 17-Oct. 23 (Springfield, IL) — All pets deserve compassionate and humane care and it takes everyone on the veterinary healthcare team to make that happen.
The Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA) recognizes that fact and is celebrating the essential services provided by Certified Veterinary Technicians (CVTs) in veterinary clinics, hospitals, shelters, farms, zoos and educational settings throughout Illinois. National Veterinary Technician Week is Sunday, October 17, through Saturday, October 23, 2021.
As a member of the veterinary healthcare team, CVTs are educated in the latest medical advances and skilled at working alongside veterinarians to give pets/companion animals the best medical care possible. They work closely with veterinarians, veterinary assistants, practice managers and pet owners to provide essential care for all species of animals; pets with fur, feathers, scales or skin. This annual event recognizes CVTs for their contributions in the veterinary industry.
“The professional and technical services that CVTs provide veterinary clinics across Illinois are invaluable to meeting the goals of our industry,” says Dr. Colleen Lewis, President, ISVMA Board of Directors. “CVTs ensure a clinic operates efficiently thanks to their medical training, expertise and experience. CVTs work closely with pet owners in providing guidance, instruction and compassion for optimal outcomes and the betterment of both animals and pet owners. They are the essential link between owner and veterinarian.”
Pets give us unconditional love, happiness, camaraderie and even protection, and CVTs provide the necessary TLC for animals when they need medical assistance and care. The ISVMA will be recognizing CVTs and their vital work via social media campaigns during National Veterinary Technician Week.
Illinois requires CVTs to have graduated from a veterinary technology program accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and to have passed the Veterinary Technician National Examination. Colleges offering AVMA-accredited programs in the state of Illinois include Joliet Junior College, Black Hawk College, Parkland College, Rockford Career College and the Vet Tech Institute at Fox College.
ISVMA Recognizes National Veterinary Technician Week Oct. 17-Oct. 23