• One Health
  • Pain Management
  • Oncology
  • Anesthesia
  • Geriatric & Palliative Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Poultry Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Dermatology
  • Theriogenology
  • Nutrition
  • Animal Welfare
  • Radiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Small Ruminant
  • Cardiology
  • Dentistry
  • Feline Medicine
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Urology/Nephrology
  • Avian & Exotic
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Anesthesiology & Pain Management
  • Integrative & Holistic Medicine
  • Food Animals
  • Behavior
  • Zoo Medicine
  • Toxicology
  • Orthopedics
  • Emergency & Critical Care
  • Equine Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pediatrics
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Shelter Medicine
  • Parasitology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Virtual Care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Epidemiology
  • Fish Medicine
  • Diabetes
  • Livestock
  • Endocrinology

3 must-reads for National Veterinary Technician Week 2023


This valuable role is being recognized, celebrated, and appreciated October 15 to 21, as well as throughout the year.

Photo: DaliChePhoto/Adobe Stock

Photo: DaliChePhoto/Adobe Stock

Veterinary technician content is sponsored by Elanco for the month of October.

Veterinary technicians provide priceless value to animal care practices. Throughout the month of October, we’re celebrating these often-unsung members of the animal care team.

Staff technicians can help improve overall practice success. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, veteri­nary technicians drive efficiency and human well-being in a practice, which also benefits revenue. Using technicians’ skills and education not only affects their job satisfaction but also affords veterinarians more time to focus on the work that requires their own expertise.1

National Veterinary Technician Week, which runs October 15 to 21 and marks its 30th anniversary this year.1,2 According to the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, the third week in October is annually used to celebrate, recognize, and promote credentialed technicians’ contributions to the veterinary profession as well as society.2

To kick of this special week, here are 3 must-read articles that highlight the value of veterinary technicians:

  1. Be a superhero in feline parasite prevention. How veterinary technicians can "save the day" by educating cat owners on the dangers of parasites and importance of prevention.
  2. Does veterinary medicine need a midlevel professional? The latest installment of Vet World News from Steve Dale, CABC, discussing his opinion on midlevel professionals in veterinary medicine as a solution to access of care.
  3. Celebrating our Veterinary Heroes: Chimene Peterson, RVT, CVT. For the third year, dvm360 recognized industry professionals who are advancing the field and improving the lives of patients, clients, and staff.

For more news and stories about veterinary technicians, visit our dedicated webpage for a complete list of articles, videos and podcasts pertaining to the roles they serve in veterinary medicine.


  1. National Veterinary Technician Week. American Veterinary Medical Association. Accessed September 13, 2023. https://www.avma.org/national-veterinary-techni­cian-week#:~:text=First%20celebrated%20in%201993%2C%20National,veterinary%20 technicians%20and%20veterinary%20assistants
  2. Celebrating 30 years of National Veterinary Technician Week 2023 with pearls of wisdom. National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America. September 6, 2023. Accessed September 14, 2023. https://navta.net/news/celebrating-30-years-of-national-veterinary-technician-week-2023-with-pearls-of-wisdom/
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