Vet technicians need and want title protection; why so inconsistent?

New NAVTA president shares the latest info and perspective

The author in action in the clinic. Photo courtesy Ashli Selke.

(Note:  The term “veterinary technician” is used throughout this article.  The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) recognizes a growing number of employers are using the title “veterinary nurse” to be synonymous with “veterinary technician.” NAVTA supports and encourages this movement.—A.S.)




Why do “veterinary technicians” seem to be moving forward in our profession, but our wages and recognition do not?

I believe there are many aspects contributing to this, but I wanted to dive into one of the core reasons—title protection. Title protection across our profession lacks continuity. The guidelines for this vary ...


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