Online event will showcase career opportunities for veterinary technicians

The Bridge Club, a video-based community of veterinary professionals, will hold an event next month to showcase career opportunities for veterinary nurses and technicians.

Veterinary technician “key opinion leaders” will share their own career journeys at the virtual event June 9. The event is being held in partnership with Wellhaven Pet Health, Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Idexx. It’s free, with registration available online.

According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of veterinary technicians and related positions is expected to grow 16% between 2019 and 2029, “much faster” than the average for all occupations. “Employment is expected to grow as veterinarians continue to use technicians and technologists to do general care and lab work on household pets,” the agency says.

The conversation, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Central Time, will take place on the organization’s new Airmeet platform. To date, the Bridge Club has hosted more than 200 conversations dedicated to veterinary medicine, the organization says.