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Veterinary Nurse or Veterinary Technician?

The Veterinary Nurse Initiative: An Update to the Veterinary Technician Credentials

 The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) has launched the Veterinary Nurse Initiative (VNI). The goal of the VNI is to standardize the credential for our profession in terms of credentialing requirements, title, and scope of practice throughout the nation. A standardized credential will unify the profession and grow professional recognition. Some of the questions this presentation will answer include:

  • Why change the current “Veterinary Technician” title to “Registered Veterinary Nurse”?
  • How will changing the title Veterinary Technician impact credentialing standards?
  • How might this affect me?
  • Will this open new career opportunities?

This presentation is approved for 1 CEU and provided by the MVTA. There is no charge to attend but registration is required to ensure adequate seating.

  • October 23, 2018 - 6 pm at BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Waltham, MA
Click here to register for 10/23/18
  • October 24, 2018 - 7 pm at Becker College - Daniels Hall (located in the Borger Academic Center) - Leicester Campus
Click here to register for 10/24/18
  • October 25, 2018 - 7 pm at VCA South Shore (Weymouth) Animal Hospital
Click here to register for 10/25/18
  • Other dates TBD

Presented by Ed Carlson, CVT, VTS (Nutrition) and/or Erin Spencer, CVT, VTS (ECC)

Ed the MVTA Vice President, the NAVTA Region 1 Representative and serves on multiple NAVTA committees including the Veterinary Nurse Initiative workgroup. Erin is the MVTA Immediate Past President and the NAVTA President-Elect.

Questions? Please email [email protected]