It’s National Veterinary Technician Week, and We’re Celebrating!

The third week of October not only signifies we are in midst of fall, but it also indicates National Veterinary Technician Week (NVTW) is here. The Globe University-Woodbury campus will celebrate NVTW by serving free cupcakes on Tuesday, Oct. 15 and Wednesday, Oct. 16 (in the vet tech hallway), and by giving away some Globe University flair to help promote the vet tech program.

Vet tech program, NVTW

Vet tech students gain hands-on experience working with live animals from the local Humane Society.

Globe’s Student Chapter of National Veterinary Technicians in America (SCNAVTA) will also kick-off their first chapter meeting of the quarter on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. in the resource center. All students interested in joining SCNAVTA are encouraged to attend. No sign-up required.

“We are looking forward to grow SCNAVTA at the Globe University-Woodbury campus by hosting our first meeting during NVTW,” said Melanie Dittmann, SCNAVTA supervisor and veterinary technology instructor at Globe University-Woodbury. “It’s important for students in the vet tech industry to not only do well in their program, but to join student groups such as SCNAVTA that will further their professional development.”

Along with program success, employers, especially in the vet tech field, are looking for students/grads with extra-curricular activities that pertain to their career fields, according to Teresa Obinger, director of career services at Globe University-Woodbury campus. “I encourage students to join student groups such as SCNAVTA because it will make their resumes stand out to future employers.”vet tech program


The goal of SCNAVTA is to represent and promote the profession of veterinary technology. The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) provides direction, education, support and coordination for its members and works with other allied professional organizations for the competent care and humane treatment of animals.

About NVTW:

Our annual celebration began twenty one years ago in June 1993, when NAVTA’s Executive Board passed a resolution declaring the third week of October as National Veterinary Technician Week. During this special week, veterinary technicians can focus favorable attention on their profession through a variety of activities.

The goal of NVTW is to:

  • Educate the public about veterinary technicians and what they 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.

“We are looking forward to celebrating NVTW with the students and staff,” said Dittmann. “Stop over to our department to enjoy a cupcake, and if you are interested in joining SCNAVTA please attend the kick-off meeting on Tuesday the 15th.”

Click here to learn more about Globe University’s veterinary technology program.