GUELPH, ON—June 1, 2022Nominations are open for LifeLearn Animal Health’s new LifeLearn Vet Tech of the Year Award, created in celebration and appreciation of Veterinary Technicians everywhere for all they do for veterinary teams, pets, and pet parents.

In a recent Facebook post, Pacific Pet Hospital captured why all Veterinary Technicians qualify as superheroes:

“If human health care has nurses, anesthesiologists, radiation technologists, laboratory technologists, respiratory therapists, dieticians, physiotherapists, in veterinary medicine we have all of those in one—Veterinary Technicians.”

“Given everything that Vet Techs manage and contribute each day to veterinary practices and the well-being of pets and pet parents,” says Dr. Mark Stephenson, LifeLearn’s Chief Veterinary Officer, “LifeLearn has proudly created the LifeLearn Vet Tech of the Year Award to formally recognize outstanding individuals,” adding, “and we know it’s going to be a tough choice.”

Even at the best of times, vet techs work hard as dedicated, indispensable members of veterinary teams. “When you add on restrictions, curbside service, safety protocols, long stressful hours, difficulties dealing with pet owners, and all the other often-daunting pandemic challenges to which vet techs heroically rose,” says Dr. Stephenson, “the word outstanding really describes all vet techs.”

The Winner Receives $500 and a LifeLearn-Sponsored Party for Their Office

The winner of the LifeLearn Vet Tech of the Year Award will be announced during this year’s National Veterinary Technician Week (Oct. 16-22, 2022). The recipient will receive a $500 cash prize and a LifeLearn-sponsored party ($250 value) for their office, as well as recognition on the LifeLearn website.

Two runners-up will receive a $100 cash prize.

Nomination Criteria:

  • Candidate(s) may be nominated by any individual, committee, or organization.
  • Nominees must be or have been, employed as a Veterinary Technician in a veterinary practice in the United States or Canada.

Nomination Deadline

Nominations for the LifeLearn Vet Tech of the Year Award are open from April 1, 2022, to Sept. 30, 2022.

Click here to nominate a Vet Tech

All nominations must be submitted online and include:

  • The first and last name of the nominee.
  • A high-resolution (300 DPI) photo of the nominee.
  • The name of the practice where the nominee works or previously worked as a Veterinary Technician.
  • A short, detailed biography of the nominee, including their background, how long they’ve been with a practice (or previously worked at a practice), and the impact they made at the practice.
  • Why the nominee should be awarded the LifeLearn Vet Tech of the Year Award.

All submitted nominee information and material grants LifeLearn non-exclusive publishing permission for the purposes of publicizing the winner of the LifeLearn Vet Tech of the Year Award. Submitted material will not be returned.


About LifeLearn Animal Health

LifeLearn provides flexible, affordable, and customizable online software solutions for veterinary practices to save time, improve practice efficiency, and strengthen client relationships. LifeLearn’s award-winning competencies in digital media, combined with longstanding veterinary content expertise and customer support, and just part of why LifeLearn continues to be a leading and trusted name in the animal health industry.