The latest organization to join the movement:
In a future-focused move, AAHA announced it is lending its voice in support of the Veterinary Nurse Initiative.
The AAHA Board of Directors voted to support the initiative during their fall meeting. AAHA staff, which is made up of nearly 35% veterinary technicians, recommended the initiative be supported by the AAHA Board of Directors.
“At AAHA, we are all about standardization and excellence,” said AAHA Chief Executive Officer Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP (Emeritus). “By standardizing the term ‘veterinary nurse’, we increase consistency throughout the profession while also growing professional recognition and relevancy among pet owners. Ultimately, this makes our profession stronger.”
In response, NAVTA President Kara Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition), VTS-H (Internal Medicine, Dentistry), said, “I’m thrilled to have the support of the AAHA Board of Directors for the Veterinary Nurse Initiative. The partnership between AAHA and NAVTA is longstanding, and . . . . AAHA’s support of this extremely important initiative shows the need and understanding of the role that veterinary nurses play on the healthcare team.”
We are absolutely thrilled to have AAHA on board in creating a better future for our profession. Thank you, AAHA!