|PVMA Technician Taskforce|
In April 2016, the PVMA formed a taskforce to address the shortage of veterinary technicians and assistants in our community.This taskforce is made up of PVMA member veterinarians, Oregon Veterinary Technician an Assistant Association board members, and technicians from a variety of backgrounds.
In November, we held a town hall to bring together technicians and assistants in the Portland area to discuss the love and passion for the profession, as well as the challenges that are faced. It was an incredible evening and we are so excited to move forward with some of the projects we have identified.
Events and opportunities to get involved!
On February 1st, we will be holding an 'open house' gathering to share more information about projects and opportunities to get involved working on projects and programs. A great way to connect with others in the community and make a positive impact!
We are also finalizing the details for a CE program about technician utilization, to be held in March and we have booked a venue for what we are currently calling a 'Wellness Summit for veterinary professionals, to be held April 30th.
We are excited to make a positive impact on the lives of the passionate, generous, and dedicated individuals within this wonderful profession.