National Standardized Title Protection For Veterinary Technicians
I would like to get all "Titled" Technicians to sign this petition to start a movement towards protection from non-titled technicians taking our name. If you have not gone to school or met your states board requirements, you are not a technician! This problem has caused many titled technicians to change professions because there is no respect for all their hard work.
This problem also effects our compensation, because why would a vet pay a titled technician more when they can hire some one cheaper off the street. I believe if veterinarians were not protected this would make them furious. The only way we can change is with your help. It is time to make a stand and show America that we have had enough and are serious. If we stand together than maybe congress, and states will take a closer look.
As a fellow technician pointed out, "Some states have allowed grandfathering and those technicians deserve the recognition that they earned by passing the test after meeting their state's requirements. Perhaps instead of the education, a statement about holding the title as set forth by the state licensing boards and change the "non-titled technician" to assistant.(Thank you Melanie!)" I do agree with this because this still is considered a "Titled Technician(hence the name of the petition)" and would fall under the category.
This was started to create a movement and start something, if this went in anywhere, I would also suggest a standardized title as not to confuse who is, what from where. This was meant to spread awareness of the problem, if anything would go forward, then we would be allowed to specify what we want. We have to start somewhere!
"We can't do it without YOU!!
Amber Nuttycomb, BAS RVT
2011 President KVTA
This is all my idea The KVTA is not involved with me creating this petition.