Veterinary technician or veterinary nurse?

October 12, 2015
Julie Legred, CVT
Julie Legred, CVT

Julie Legred, CVT, is Executive Director of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America and also works with her husband in their swine genetics business, LSG Healthsystems, as Special Projects Coordinator.Julie speaks on topics such as parasitology, leadership, career opportunities within veterinary technology and more. She has authored articles on such topics as well. She has fun talking to kids about animal health care and dog bite prevention. Julie was awarded the Minnesota Veterinary Technician of the Year in 2005 and 2007.Julie is also a hockey, baseball, and football mom and has a role as a chauffer and food preparation agent, as she has 4 boys ages 12, 14, 16 and 28 years old and has a husband of 20 years.

NAVTA calls for term change to veterinary nurse in a special announcement to kick off National Veterinary Technician Week.

"NAVTA has initiated conversations with global, national, and state organizations regarding implementing the term Veterinary Nurse for the veterinary technician profession, as well as establishing a national standard for credentialing and using Registered Veterinary Nurse, or RVN, as a unified title," NAVTA announced on its website. Watch the video announcement here: 

What do you think about the name change? Tell us in the comments below.