The NAVTA 2016 Demographic Survey showed that 70% of respondents received health insurance, continuing education- associated expense reimbursements, and paid holidays. When asked what would help them deliver better quality care to clients, 32% of the NAVTA respondents said they would like more continuing education opportunities.
The results of our recent Facebook poll that asked whether your practice owner or manager promote continuing education for the staff closely aligns with the NAVTA findings; of 274 respondents, 66% responded “yes”:
Does your practice owner or manager promote continuing education for the staff?
The NAVTA survey also polled respondents about other education-related demographic statistics. Fifty-five of respondents have an Associate Degree compared to 75% in 2012 and 78% in 2007. However, those with a Bachelor’s Degree increased to 30% in 2016, compared to only 11% in 2012. Continuing education articles, case studies, and opportunities to earn CE credit are the NAVTA programs most frequently identified as Very/Somewhat Important services and programs in both 2012 and 2016 studies.
In addition, 90% agree that a national standardized credential requirement is important. Only 3% disagree, while 7% remain undecided. Ninety-one percent agree that a consistent title for the profession, across all states is important; 3% disagree and 5% are undecided.
Learn More About Continuing Education
Participating in CE keeps the staff educated in current and cutting-edge veterinary care and helps to ensure accurate client education. Through CE, the entire staff can become well versed in disease management, hospital safety and cleanliness, and animal behavior. To find courses you’re interested in, visit VetFolio. You’ll find CE courses such as Leptospirosis in Dogs, Congenital Heart Defects in Cats and Dogs, and Anesthesia in Geriatric Patients.
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