The VTAT is responsible for addressing the growing concern for the shortage and retention of veterinary technicians and assistants.
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 2016, 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!
We held a CE program about technician and assistant utilization on March 14, 2017 and a ‘Wellness Summit for veterinary professionals, April 30, 2017. Our 2018 CE Symposium will be focusing on communication, leadership, and wellness with integrated activities.
We are excited to make a positive impact on the lives of the passionate, generous, and dedicated individuals within this wonderful profession.