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National Vet Tech Week

October 16-22, 2016

Veterinary technicians are critical to the day-to-day function of veterinary practices, and play vital roles in preserving animal health and welfare. National Veterinary Technician Week, first celebrated in 1993, takes place in the third week of October each year, and provides an opportunity to recognize veterinary technicians’ contributions

Registered Veterinary Technologists in Saskatchewan are nothing short of the true definition of a miracle jack of all trades. In human health care, we have Nurses, Medical Radiation Technologists, Pharmacy Technicians, Anesthesiologists, Laboratory Technologists, Microbiologists, Respiratory Therapists, Dieticians, Physiotherapists, Managers, Accountants, and Teachers just to name a few. In animal health, we have the RVT. And we are all of the above, and more!

Thank you for your participation and enthusiasm!

Click here for a link to some great articles.


NVTW has been an annual tradition since June 1993 when a NAVTA resolution was passed declaring the third week in October as NVTW.  Activities to celebrate this week have been a focus of the celebratory efforts.  The activities serve these fundamental goals:
  • Educate the public about veterinary technicians and what we do
  • Reinforce the value and professionalism of veterinary technicians
  • Provide an opportunity for veterinary technicians to encourage one another for excellent work ethic and team building
  • Acknowledge our quality relationship with veterinarians and other veterinary professionals
  • For a media kit, please click here

Future Dates for National Veterinary Technician Week
October 22nd - 28th, 2017
October 14 - 20, 2018
October 13 - 19, 2019

For an SAVT poster in pdf for printing click here