What is the real value of veterinary technicians?

by S&A Staff

Cute dog giving a kiss to the vet after a checkup

Veterinary technicians add value for pets, clients and clinics — plus they make smart marketing targets for Animal Health companies.

  • Credentialed Veterinary Technician refers to LVT, RVT or CVT depending on the technicians's state of residence.
  • On average, for every credentialed veterinary technician a practice employed, the practice generated $161,493 more in gross revenue.1 Sixty-eight percent of practices schedule veterinary technician specific appointment.2 
  • At least 65 percent of full-time veterinary technicians earn $20 an hour or less.
  • NAVTA developed the Committee on Veterinary Technician Specialties (CVTS) in 1994. Specialty training grew out of the recognition that advanced knowledge and skills benefit the profession, as well as pets. 
  • Veterinary technicians are vital for creating more effective and efficient use of veterinarians' time, including improving client communications. 

Thank a veterinary technician during National Veterinary Technician Week and every week! Technicians benefit pets, clients and veterinary practices. 

  1. Contribution of veterinary technicians to veterinary business revenue, 2007, JAVMA, Vol236, No 8 April 15, 2010
  2. NAVTA 2016 Demographic Survey Results
Topics:animal health