Lincoln Memorial University

Veterinary Technicians Play Key Role in Pet Health Care

vettechweekHARROGATE, Tennessee, October 17, 2019— The Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) School of Allied Health joins the National Association of Veterinary Technicians (NAVTA) in recognizing October 13-19, as National Veterinary Technician Week. This annual event recognizes veterinary technicians for their contributions in pet health care.


“Credentialed veterinary technicians are the most important piece of the veterinary health care team,” said School of Allied Health Sciences Dean Beth Thompson. “Whether it is client education, supervision of veterinary assistants, or keeping veterinarians focused on the tasks of the day, the veterinary technician is the force that makes the practice go.”

Credentialed veterinary technicians must complete a rigorous academic program and pass an equally rigorous national examination.

“The LMU Veterinary Medical Technology program has been educating future veterinary technicians for over 30 years and looks forward to continuing to contribute to the veterinary profession for years to come,” Thompson said.

As a member of the veterinary health care team, veterinary 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.


Incorporated in 1981, NAVTA is the national organization devoted exclusively to developing and enhancing the profession of veterinary nursing/technology. More information about NAVTA and this special week can be found at

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423.869.6280 or email at [email protected].


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