The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association recently announced the recipients of its annual achievement awards for 2012. The Humane Veterinary Achievement awards recognize veterinary professionals who embody the mission of HSVMA to protect and advocate for the welfare of animals.

“The HSVMA is proud to honor these doctors for their contributions and dedication to animal welfare,” said Dr. Paula Kislak, HSVMA board president. “We salute the efforts of these worthy award winners and are proud to have such impassioned veterinary advocates and caregivers amongst our membership.”

Veterinary professionals play an important role in maintaining animal healthcare, including veterinary technicians. There is a growing demand for professionally trained veterinary technicians who have a commitment to animal safety and health, and are willing to devote their life to caring for sick and injured animals in a variety of ways.

Working as a veterinary technician can be challenging and it’s definitely not a career for everyone. But if you love animals, people and having to think on your feet, then this could be the right career for you. Employers are looking for thousands of veterinary technicians and are turning towards schools like Milwaukee Career College. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that veterinary technicians will see much faster than average growth over the next few years as the demand for veterinarian care increases. Not only do more Americans have pets these days, but they are also investing more money into their pets and that includes veterinarian care.