National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America

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Date: October 23, 2014
Biking, Hiking, Wine Tasting and CE in Sunny Santa Barbara:
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Date: October 25, 2014
WVC- On The Road
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Date: November 1, 2014
ON DEMAND WEBINAR: Detailed 5 Part Simple and Surgical Extraction Series in the Dog & Cat
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:: NAVTA News ::

Obesity Prevention Day

October 8, 2014 According to last year’s survey by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, an estimated 57.6 percent of cats and 52.6 percent of dogs in the U.S. are considered overweight or obese. In addition to a decreased life-expectancy, animals that are ove
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APOP 2014 Pet Obesity Study

September 15, 2014 The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) is collaborating with veterinarians across the United States to conduct its eighth annual National Pet Obesity Awareness Day study that aims to quantify the extent of obesity prevalence in dogs and cats th
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Our Events

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Biking, Hiking, Wine Tasting and CE in Sunny Santa Barbara:

October 23, 2014 - October 26, 2014

Location: Santa Barbara
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Santa Barbara is truly the American Riviera - nestled between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean it is the home to some of California's best wineries and a Mediterranean climate and way of life. This conference October 23-26, 2014 will feature 15 hours of CE in Small Animal Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine and Cardiology by Drs. Ben Brainard (DACVA, DACVECC) and William Rausch (DACVIM-Cardiology). There will be optional group outings on bike and for wine tasting and full details can be found at vetlectures.com


WVC- On The Road

October 25, 2014 - October 25, 2014

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
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For over 86 years WVC has been a leading provider of quality, accredited continuing education for the veterinary professional. With WVC On The Road, you have the opportunity to experience a practical and constructive seminar taught by highly respected educator and prolific author Michael Leib, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM) conveniently located close to home. Join your neighbors for six hours of CE as Dr. Leib leads in-depth discussions of acute pancreatitis, intestinal parasites, chronic vomiting, and the latest therapies for GI diseases. By increasing your understanding of GI disease, you are better equipped to meet high standards of excellence in patient care. SMALL ANIMAL GASTROENTEROLOGY: What's New in Diagnosis & Treatment Early Registration Fee $85 until October 11, 2014 Late & Onsite Registration Fee $105 Breakfast & Lunch Included Saturday, October 25, 2014: 8:15a - 5:00p 6 CE Hours


ON DEMAND WEBINAR: Detailed 5 Part Simple and Surgical Extraction Series in the Dog & Cat

November 1, 2014 - November 30, 1999

Location: ONLINE
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Comprehensive extraction lectures and videos recorded live and now available on demand. Goes beyond the books with tips and tricks that you wont find anywhere else. Simple Extractions Intro to Surgical Extractions The Canines The Premolars The Molars Instructor: Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM Participants have unlimited access to lectures, videos and resources. 5 RACE accredited hours.


Feline Dentistry

November 1, 2014 - November 2, 2014

Location: Orlando, FL
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November 1st and 2nd
Location: Orlando, Florida

This lecture and wet lab focuses on feline dentistry, feline oral disease, oral surgery and radiology. Dr. Beckmans radiographic positioning book is provided. Each participant has his/her own high speed delivery system and equipment. It is extremely practical and considerable time is spent in wet lab.  Instructor: Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM 14 RACE Hours


Internal Medicine: Advanced Concepts in Small Animal Urology

November 1, 2014 - December 13, 2014

Location: Online
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This is a 6-week course that will guide veterinarians and advanced veterinary technicians to the practical diagnosis and treatment of urology cases. Course material enables participants to effectively evaluate the urinary system through history, physical exams and diagnostic testing to identify disease processes, and to accurately formulate a treatment plan with options. Uncomplicated, complicated and recurrent urinary tract infections are covered at length, along with the appropriate diagnostic and treatment regimens. Urolithiasis, FLUTD, feline idiopathic cystitis, urinary incontinence and upper and lower motor neuron bladder are covered, as well as other conditions. This course is RACE approved for 25 CE credits for both veterinarians and veterinary technicians.


Do I Need an Associate & How Do I Pay Them?

November 1, 2014 - November 29, 2014

Location: Online
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This is a 4-week course that covers best practices when hiring an associate veterinarian as well as how to design a fair compensation package. Topics covered include reasons to hire additional veterinary help, the impact a new veterinarian will have on the financial situation of a practice, skills needed in a new practice doctor, examples of how and where to find a new doctor, the various associate veterinarian financial compensation models, the various fringe benefits that are part of compensation packages, associate contract terms, and key performance indicators used to evaluate new associates. Common benefits, industry averages, and general employment contract concepts are also discussed. Donna Harris, DVM, MBA is the course instructor. This course is applicable for 10 CE credits through RACE for both veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians and for CVPMs through VHMA.


Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, MS Low Stress Handling Silver Certification

November 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Location: Online
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VetMedTeam is proud to offer Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, MS Low Stress Handling individual courses and Silver Certification for individuals and hospitals/petcare businesses. The Low Stress Handling courses teach participants how to: create a calm inviting hospital environment, approach and greet pets in a non-threatening manner, handle animals in a way that provides clear direction and guidance leading to a more cooperative patient rather than creating confusion and fear, and develop an overall positive experience for pets. This knowledge will increase handler efficiency, decrease injuries caused when animals struggle and scratch or bite, and improve both the patient and the clients confidence in your skills. With Low Stress Handling techniques your clients will notice your improved handling skills and you will show that you care about their pets. The courses are available to take individually or as a whole for Silver Certification in Low Stress Handling. Each course awards its own value in CE credits through RACE for veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians. These courses are provided in on-demand format allowing students to enroll at any time.


Clinical Pathology: The Clear Path to Urine Collection and Evaluation

November 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Location: Online
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This 6-week course covers canine and feline urine properties, including physical and chemical characteristics, sediment analysis and conformational tests that are available to confirm diagnostic results. Course meets the requirements for 30 RACE hours of CE credit for licensed veterinary technicians. Mandy Fults, BS, RVT, CVPP, VTS (Clinical Practice - Canine/Feline) instructs.


Core Veterinary Skills: Mathematical Calculations

November 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Location: Online
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This is a 6-week course designed to provide an overview of basic concepts related to veterinary calculations. Numerous worked examples are included to develop the student's confidence in carrying out the procedures involved. Pat Telschow, BS, LVT instructs. Course meets the requirements for 15 RACE hours of CE credit for licensed veterinary technicians.


Free CE Course - Feline Senior Guidelines

November 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Location: Online
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The American Association of Feline Practitioners has developed a set of general guidelines for the care of the aging cat. This course discusses the AAFP senior guidelines and how to implement them into a veterinary practice. The course is available in on-demand enrollment in asynchronous format for optimal convenience and provides 2 CE credits through RACE for both veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians.


Potomac Regional Veterinary Conference

November 8, 2014 - November 8, 2014

Location: Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor Baltimore, Maryland
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Saturday, November 8, 2014 Time Technician Schedule 7:30 AM Continental Breakfast 8:00 - 8:50 am Dr. Howard Seim: Managing Feeding Tubes 8:50 - 9:40 am Dr. Howard Seim: Practice Tips 9:40 - 10:10 am Break in the Exhibit Hall 10:10 - 11:00 am Dr. Jennifer Hyman: Anatomy of the Eye and Diabetes and it's Affect on the Eye 11:00 - 11:50 am Dr. Joe Bernstein: Dermatology for the Veterinary Technician 11:50 - 12:50 pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall 1:00 - 2:00 pm Dr. David Twedt-Common Liver Diseases in the Dog 2:00 - 2:25 pm Break in the Exhibit Hall 2:25 - 3:25 pm Dr. Jay McDonnell: TBD 3:25 - 4:25 pm Dr. Jay McDonnell: TBD 7 hours of CE offered


Endocrinology: Diagnostics and Treatment of Common Endocrine Disorders

November 15, 2014 - December 13, 2014

Location: Online
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This is a 4-week course that focuses on the diagnostics and treatment of a variety of endocrinology diseases that affect dogs and cats. It explores hypo and hyper-adrenocorticism in dogs, diabetes mellitus and ketoacidosis, and thyroid diseases in both species. Alex Gallagher, DVM, MS, DACVIM will be instructing the course. The course provides 20 RACE approved CE credits to both veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians.


ON DEMAND WEBINAR: Detailed 5 Part Simple and Surgical Extraction Series in the Dog & Cat

December 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Location: ONLINE
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Comprehensive extraction lectures and videos recorded live and now available on demand. Goes beyond the books with tips and tricks that you wont find anywhere else. Simple Extractions Intro to Surgical Extractions The Canines The Premolars The Molars Instructor: Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM Participants have unlimited access to lectures, videos and resources. 5 RACE accredited hours.


AAHA Tampa 2015

March 12, 2015 - March 15, 2015

Location: Tampa, FL
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Nothing about AAHA's yearly conference is typical from our wide variety of continuing education topics and expert learning facilitators, to our one-of-a-kind social and networking events, you'll surely experience a conference like no other, in a city like no other.


Sunshine and CE in Picturesque Sedona, AZ

March 12, 2015 - March 15, 2015

Location: Amara Resort and Spa, Sedona, AZ
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Vet Lectures and The International Union of Veterinary Cyclists are hosting 15 hours of RACE-approved CE March 12-15, 2015 in the picturesque high desert red rock landscape of Sedona, Arizona. Top lecturers will be speaking on small animal cardiology and behavioral medicine. The conference will take place at the luxurious Amara Resort. The lecture schedule allows ample time for you to get out for hiking,biking, and generally enjoying the natural beauty of the area. Non-veterinary partners and friends are welcome. Complete info and registration can be found at www.vetlectures.com or by calling (773) CE4-VETS.


VetTechLife CE on the Sea

March 17, 2016 - March 21, 2016

Location: Fort Lauderdale to Cozumel
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Come join us for sun, sand and CE! Sailing from Ft. Lauderdale to Cozumel on the Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas, this CE event offers child care, top notch speakers, RACE accreditation, gourmet meals included, surfing, skating, swimming, nightlife and so much more! Under $1200 (pp double occupancy) gets attendees meals, CE and a beautiful balcony room. Lesser rooms are available for additional savings. $100 refundable deposit reserves a balcony room. There are monthly payment options available as well. Speaker list to be announced very soon. 12+ hours of continuing education available.