National Veterinary Technician Week Observed at EWC
October 11, 2002
(Torrington, WY October 11, 2002) The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, Inc. (NAVTA), has proclaimed October 13-19, 2002, as National Veterinary Technician Week. The event is celebrated annually to recognize veterinary technicians nationwide for their contributions as members of the veterinary health care team. This year?s theme, ?Veterinary Technicians...the heart of animal healthcare,? focuses on the caring aspect of veterinary technician?s role. Primary responsibilities in a veterinary practice involve animal nursing, administering medications, assisting in surgery, taking radiographs, inducing and monitoring of anesthesia, hospital management, and laboratory duties. NAVTA is the national organization devoted exclusively to developing and enhancing the profession of veterinary technology.
The Eastern Wyoming College Veterinary Technology Club is a student chapter of NAVTA. The local chapter sponsors monthly pet washes, sells concessions at athletic events, sponsors a campus blood drive each semester, and make and sell care packages for finals week. Trips to sites or events that are of interest to EWC veterinary technicians students are planned two or three times a year. Thirteen, second-year, Vet Tech students and two instructors traveled to Reno, Nevada, October 9-13 to attend sessions at the Wild West Veterinary Conference to enhance their education.
For more information call any faculty member in the Veterinary Technology program at 307-532-8200.
Photo: from left to right
- (front) Denise Meyer, Megan Chesnovar, Jackie Van
Noy, Jolene Krueger, Cory Bunch, Heather Stoner, Dr. Bittner
- (back) Heather Weflen, Emma Leth, Lisa Wickum, Shelby Bennett, Christine Johnston, Lacey Lembke