The Murray State College Association of Veterinary Technicians (MSCAVT) joins the North American Veterinary Technician Association in proclaiming the third week of October as National Veterinary Technician Week. The week has been designated annually to recognize veterinary technicians nationwide for their contribution as members of the veterinary medical team. As a part of the national effort, MSCAVT is hosting an open house to introduce the public to the veterinary technician students and veterinary technology instructors. The open house is Friday, October 11 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Murray State College Veterinary Technology building. It is free and open to the public.
Veterinary technicians work closely with veterinarians and other members of the veterinary medical team to deliver quality animal healthcare. Veterinary Technician’s primary responsibilities in a veterinary practice involve animal nursing, administering medications, assisting in surgery, radiology, induction and monitoring of anesthesia, hospital management, and laboratory duties. Veterinary technicians are also employed in nontraditional jobs such as biomedical research, military, sales, and education.
MSCAVT is a nonprofit organization that represents and promotes the profession of Veterinary Technology. MSCAVT 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. If you would like to learn more about National Veterinary Technician Week or Veterinary Technology, contact Veterinary Technology Department, Murray State College, One Murray Campus, Tishomingo, OK 73460, (580) 371-2371, Ext. 270.