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Celebrating National Veterinary Technician Week 2020

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Your pets deserve the best in pet care and it takes everyone on the veterinary health care team to make that happen. The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) recognized that fact and created National Veterinary Technician Week (NVTW).

As a member of the veterinary healthcare team, veterinary nurses/technicians are educated in the latest medical advances and skilled at working alongside veterinarians to give pets the best medical care possible. They work closely with the veterinarians, veterinary assistants, practice managers, and owners to provide essential care to all species of animals; pets with fur, feathers, scales or skin.

NAVTA has proclaimed October 11-17, 2020 to be National Veterinary Technician Week. This annual event recognizes veterinary nurses/technicians for their contributions in pet healthcare.

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Vet Tech Club is a student-run chapter of the NAVTA, which won the National Chapter of the Year award in 2018. In 2020, Tiffany Pope, Instructional Veterinary Nurse II in the Department of Animal Science and Veterinary Technology was awarded the Student Chapter Advisor of the Year from NAVTA.

NAVTA is a nonprofit organization that represents and promotes the veterinary nurses/technicians profession. NAVTA provides direction, education, support and coordination for its members. Incorporated in 1981, NAVTA is the national organization devoted exclusively to developing and enhancing the profession of veterinary nursing/ technology. Pets give us unconditional love and veterinary nurses/ technicians provide TLC to pets and animals. Celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week by recognizing the team members providing veterinary care to all species of pets. More information about NAVTA and this special week can be found at

Texas A&M University-Kingsville is proud to participate in Veterinary Technician Week by honoring our Veterinary Technologists and students in our Veterinary Technology program within the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Thank you for the contributions you make to the veterinary profession and society!

About the Veterinary Technology Program at Texas A&M-Kingsville

What differentiates Texas A&M University - Kingsville's Veterinary Technology (VETT) program is our emphasis on large animals, wildlife and lab animal expertise to meet the future needs of animal care. Texas A&M-Kingsville is one of only 22 programs in the U.S. that offers a 4-year B.S. degree; the rest are 2-year certificates or AAS degrees.

Our program is the only one in Texas that offers a hands-on classroom experience. We are dedicated to giving our students the best experience. Only 30 students are admitted each fall which allows for small class sizes and individual attention.

Students learn in a brand new, state-of-the-art 10,000 square foot teaching facility that includes classrooms, animal housing areas, student study areas, laboratory spaces, surgical and radiology rooms, and other teaching spaces for all veterinary technology courses. Beyond the teaching hospital, program participants have access to the University farm, wildlife center, an on-campus vivarium and the National Natural Toxins Research Center. Students also work with Kingsville Animal Control for small animals and surrounding community ranches for greater access to cattle and horses.

Our students have the support of exceptional instructors with experiences in a variety of veterinary medicine fields such as wildlife, production animal medicine, research, emergency medicine, and zoo and exotic medicine.




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