It’s National Veterinary Technician Week!
Each year, during the third week of October, we celebrate our veterinary nursing team and give special recognition to our Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVTs). On various days this week, we enjoyed a coffee bar and pastries, bagels, Panera sandwiches, and a dessert and mocktail bar!
What do LVTs do? They wear many hats that include but are not limited to anesthetist, pharmacy technician, oral hygienist, surgical assistant, radiologist, and phlebotomist. LVTs are essential to providing high level veterinary care at Meadow Branch Animal Hospital.
LVTs have graduated from a veterinary technology program accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and in Virginia, must pass the National Veterinary Technician Exam to earn their certification. LVTs in Virginia are required to complete a minimum of 8 hours of approved continuing education each year to maintain their licensure.
Please join us in celebrating our LVTs and veterinary assistants this week and every week! #vettechweek #vettechlife #vetmed