NAVC Hosts Second Annual Summit For Veterinary Nurses & Technicians During National Veterinary Technicians Week  

Summit Caps Off Year-Long Focus and New Programs for Veterinary Nurses/Technicians

ORLANDO, FL – OCTOBER 17, 2022 – Veterinary nurses and technicians worldwide will have the opportunity to participate in and learn new technical skills during the North American

Veterinary Community’s (NAVC) second annual Level Up: 2022 Veterinary Nurses & Technicians, a free four-day virtual summit October 17 - 20. The NAVC is also offering veterinary professionals a 50% discount on all NAVC Certifications and new subscriptions to VetFolio, the NAVC’s online learning platform, during Veterinary Technician Week.

The summit caps off the NAVC’s year-long focus on providing new programs, support and recognition for veterinary nurses and technicians around the world through its Veterinary Nurse/Technician Empowerment Initiative. The NAVC launched the veterinary nurse initiative during last year’s National Veterinary Technician Week.

Veterinary Nurses and Technicians week support

NAVC helps veterinary nurses/technicians enhance their skills and contributions

“The NAVC is proud and happy to join the industry in this week-long celebration and recognition of veterinary nurses and technicians,” said NAVC CEO Gene O’Neill. “Our commitment and support to these invaluable veterinary professionals extends year-long through a broad range of new programs, services and support the NAVC has introduced this year to elevate and advance the role veterinary nurses and technicians play in practices and in the overall healthcare of all animals.”

Level Up: 2022 Veterinary Nurses & Technicians, sponsored by Hill’s and Boehringer Ingelheim, focuses on a variety of technical skills, including ultrasound, critical care, catheter placement, lifestyle vaccines and more. There is still time to register here. Members of the media are invited to attend. Veterinary nurses and technicians participating in the summit will earn up to nine RACE-approved continuing education credits.

The Level Up: Veterinary Nurses and Technicians annual summit, introduced last October, marked the first of seven new programs the NAVC launched as part of its Veterinary Nurse/Technician Empowerment Program. Key highlights include:

  • Annual Level Up: Veterinary Nurses & Technicians summits, launched in October 2021, have collectively garnered interest from more than 5,600 veterinary nurses for live and on demand sessions.

  • Veterinary Nurse Empowerment Webinar Series. Nearly 1,000 veterinary nurses/technicians participated in a new three-part interactive webinar series during which industry leaders addressed key issues facing the veterinary nurse/technician including recognition and wellbeing; compensation and turnover; and utilization.

  • “Clinic Champions” series in Today’s Veterinary Nurse. In each quarterly issue over the past year, Today’s Veterinary Nurse and Midmark featured a special story and video honoring a veterinary nurse for their contributions to community service, scholarship, advocacy, or innovation. One of the four honorees will be recognized in November as the Clinic Champion of the Year and receive an all-inclusive trip to VMX 2023 in Orlando, Florida, or an equivalent award.

  • Career Advancement Guide Series and Career Guide. The NAVC’s industry-leading publications, Today’s Veterinary Nurse and Today’s Veterinary Business, launched a new series of features and columns dedicated to personal and professional development and published 10 stories. Today’s Veterinary Nurse also launched the Career Kickoff Guide, a free digital resource designed to inform and encourage early career veterinary nurses: Career Kickoff Guide.

  • NAVC Institute introduced new courses specifically for veterinary technicians and nurses. The May 2022 Institute included sessions on anesthesiology and behavior and opportunities for veterinary nurses and technicians to learn side-by-side with industry experts and veterinarians, supporting the entire veterinary team, and promoting a team approach to medicine and patients.

  • Vet2Vet Tech Takeover. This new series features an on-camera, candid conversation between NAVC’s on-staff veterinary nurse/technician and two peers. They have garnered some 10,550 video plays to date. Topics have included addressing patient safety, creating a hospital safety culture and how to better talk to clients about parasite prevention.

  • First of its-kind National Consumer Awareness and Education Campaign sponsored by VCA Animal Hospitals, with support from NAVTA, has generated more than 6,000 consumer-facing news articles about the role of veterinary nurses/technicians with a potential audience reach of more than 500 million. The goal of this campaign, which will continue to introduce new exciting elements, is to create greater consumer understanding of the role of veterinary nurses and technicians and the expansive skills and education they bring to practices.

To explore and learn more about the comprehensive range of all NAVC resources for veterinary nurses and technicians, visit

About the NAVC

The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and advancing veterinary professionals worldwide. The world’s leading provider of veterinary continuing education, the NAVC delivers essential training, tools and resources for veterinary professionals to stay abreast of advances in animal medicine and provide the best medical care for animals everywhere. Through its commitment to innovation and excellence, the NAVC has developed a diverse portfolio of products and services, including: educational events, headlined by VMX, the world’s largest, most comprehensive continuing education conference and launchpad for new products and innovations within the veterinary industry; a robust digital platform for virtual learning and engagement; the veterinary industry’s largest and award-winning portfolio of trade publications; and an advocacy arm which unites the veterinary community and pet lovers. The NAVC was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Orlando, FL. Since 2017, the NAVC has been recognized annually as one of the Top Workplaces by the Orlando Sentinel. To learn more about the NAVC’s products and brands, visit To see our schedule of upcoming events, visit


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