H technician note i join local or state veterinary

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h. Technician Note i. Join local or state veterinary technician association. 1. Benefits include networking, personal and professional growth, camaraderie, and more. VII. The Future of Veterinary Technology 10
a. For veterinary technology to advance as a profession: i. Must join state, specialty, national, and professional organizations to advance the cause for better utilization of veterinary technicians, attain greater professional recognition, develop more effective continuing education programs, and generally represent its members in political, legal, and other related matter. b. Technician Note i. National association is only as good as the number of active members. c. Trends in veterinary technology will likely be in veterinary specialties, alternative medicine to include animal massage and acupuncture, large animal procedures, pet hospice care, relief veterinary technician services, management, and industry’s increased awareness of the role veterinary technicians. i. Veterinary pet health insurance will have more policy holders 1. Veterinary teams need to learn about and recommend third-party payments VIII. Veterinary Technician Professional Organizations and Resources a. Technician Note i. As a veterinary technician, responsibilities are threefold: 1. To care for the animals you tend to, 2. Work in harmony with your veterinary team, 3. And build strong relationships with your clientele. a. Professionalism is imperative to your success, through proper communications 11
with veterinarians, co-workers, and pet owners. b. To stand above the rest: i. Professionalism, effective communication, networking, and outstanding technical skills in career choice will help with this 1. Numerous groups to choose from that will elevate status a. National organizations also have defined purposes and goals c. BOX 1-4 Groups, Organizations, and Sites that Support Veterinary Technicians i. NAVTA 1. The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America was created in 1981 to be the national voice of the veterinary technician. a. Currently approximately 28,000 members b. Goals: i. Influence the future of NAVTA members’ professional goals, ii. Foster high standards of veterinary care, iii. And promote the veterinary healthcare team ii. AVMA 1. Created in 1863, the American Veterinary Associations currently has more than 86,000 members. a. Committee that accredits veterinary technician programs around the United States and Canada (CVTEA). 12
b. Acts as the collective voice for the veterinary profession iii. RVTTC 1. Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada has a career center. iv. CVMA 1. Canadian Veterinary Medical Association has a list of accredited programs, career center, and more. v. IVNTA 1. International Veterinary Nurses and Technicians Association consists of member countries that seek to foster and promote links with Veterinary Nursing/Veterinary Technician staff worldwide by communication and cooperation.

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