National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America

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Date: February 1, 2015
Veterinary Dental Radiographic Interpretation 5 Part Series ON DEMAND WEBINAR
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Date: February 1, 2015
Simple and Surgical Extractions in the Dog and Cat 5 Part Series ON DEMAND WEBINAR
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Date: February 1, 2015
Building a Superior Client Service Team
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Hill's Strengthens Partnership with Minnesota Urolith Center; More than 85,000 canine and feline urinary stones analyzed in 2014

January 6, 2015 TOPEKA, Kan. (January 6, 2015) - Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. has extended its partnership with the Minnesota Urolith Center (MUC) to reduce the worldwide incidence of urinary disease in companion animals and to enhance the global veterinary care of pets wi
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2nd Annual NAVTA Case Presentations at NAVC; Saturday January 17, 2015

December 24, 2014 Join NAVTA and these superb veterinary technicians as they present some very interesting cases!
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2nd Annual NAVTA Techncian Case Reports at NAVC - Saturday January 17, 2015

Come and join us as these superb veterinary techncians present special case reports!

  • Exocrine Pancreatic Tissue Atrophy and Nodular Hyperplasia in a Striped Skunk - Adrienne Kruzer, RVT
  • Trauma Surgery: Gun Shot Wound - Nicole Zacharias, CVT
  • Follow your arrow…where ever it may go! “Miah Thompson” - Trisha Roehling, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia)
  • Acute on Chronic Renal Disease in a Young Canid - Andrea C Johanson, BSc, CVT 
  • An Atypical Hemoabdomen - Jo Woodison, RVT
  • Evan’s Syndrome: A Case Study and the Technician’s Role - Susan Kolkka, AAS, LVT, VTS (Clinical Pathology)
  • Feline Malignant Neoplasia - Joseph M. DeFulio, LVT
  • It’s Getting Hot In Here: A Not So Cute, Acute Abdomen - Patricia Pate, CVT, VTS(ECC)
  • Canine Dystocia and Neonatal Resuscitation - Melissa Hulgreen, RVTg
  • Conjunctival Pedicle Graft for Treatment of Ulcerative Keratomycosis in a Horse - Kymberly Boukas, CVT

 

Veterinary Dental Radiographic Interpretation 5 Part Series ON DEMAND WEBINAR

February 1, 2015 - February 28, 2015

Location: Online
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Learn How to Interpret Dental Radiographs in Dogs and Cats! This comprehensive 5 part On Demand Webinar Series provides a case approach to diagnosing and treating veterinary dental pathology. RACE accredited 5 hours CE. Taught by Dr. Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/webinars-on-demand/


Simple and Surgical Extractions in the Dog and Cat 5 Part Series ON DEMAND WEBINAR

February 1, 2015 - February 28, 2015

Location: Online
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Conquer Extractions in Dogs and Cats with this Comprehensive Extraction Series. Goes beyond the books with Tips and Tricks you won't find anywhere else with fantastic images and video. RACE accredited 5 hours CE. Taught by Dr. Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/webinars-on-demand/


Building a Superior Client Service Team

February 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015

Location: Online
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This 8-week course is designed as an introductory course for people who will be fulfilling a veterinary clinic reception job description. It is available in on demand format - students may enroll at any time. Course module topics include receptionist job traits and skills, professional appearance, offering superior customer service, the basics of communication, the veterinary medical record, making appointments, and basic veterinary medicine. Along with fundamental receptionist skills, medical terminology and basic medical topics such as fecals, vaccines, spays and neuters, and heartworm and flea/tick prevention will also be discussed. In addition to assisting the receptionist position, this course can be helpful to other veterinary clinic staff by illuminating the set duties and desired qualities of the receptionist staff members. Heather Prendergast, RVT, CVPM instructs.


Inventory: It's the Basics That Count

February 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015

Location: Online
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This 3-week course is available on demand - students may enroll at any time. It will cover the basics of inventory management including inventory terminology, inventory categories and components, considerations in inventory management such as designating an inventory manager, how to formulate a markup policy, how to evaluate bulk and turnover purchases, developing relationships with sales representatives, and other financial aspects of veterinary inventory. This course is VHMA approved for 5 CE credits for CVPMs. Leslie Lynette, RVT, CVPM instructs.


7th Annual IVG Symposium

February 7, 2015 - February 8, 2015

Location: Newton, Ma.
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Tracks are available for doctors, technicians and non-clinical teams. Veterinarians and technicians may earn up to 12 CE credits over 2 days, with over 65 hours of content to choose from! (RACE approval pending) Our expanded program includes: Anesthesia - Blended lecture and lab content presented by Andrea Looney, DVM, DACVAA, DACVSMR, CCRP; Neurology - Case based Neurology, including 4 hours of content presented by Alexander de Lahunta, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Neurology), DACVP; Dental - Lectures and Labs by Paul Mitchell, DVM, DAVDC; Management - including Inventory Management, Hospital Design and Client Communications And many more! No need to choose! - Your registration includes future access to all RACE approved lectures, on-demand, for one year. Check out our website for more details! www.IVGSymposium.com


WVC's Speaker Enhancement Series: How To Engage An Audience Rather Than Give A Talk

February 14, 2015 - February 16, 2015

Location: WVC Oquendo Center, Las Vegas
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You know the science, the disease process, and logical patient outcome; but, do you know how to most effectively convey these concepts to your audience? It is time to refine your lecture construction and presentation skills through the WVC Speaker Enhancement Training Series. This limited enrollment course is instructed by veterinary leaders and highly sought out corporate trainer, that will guide you to be a polished speaker capable of communicating with a wide variety of people in large or intimate gatherings, in an array of situations. At the conclusion of the course you will have the skill set necessary to engage your audience and impact the comprehension of your message. The course begins with an online instructional video, featuring Paul Mitchell, DVM, DAVDC who will share principles and recommendations on lecture construction that will enable you to become the speaker you have dreamed you could be. Next, you will convene with colleagues for an intensive three-day course where faculty will guide you in the most effective communication techniques. The final day of the course, you will present a short talk, which will be videotaped and critiqued by an industry expert. Register early to seize this opportunity to polish your communication skills and power you forward to pursue your career aspirations.


87th Annual Western Veterinary Conference

February 15, 2015 - February 19, 2015

Location: Mandalay Bay - Las Vegas
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The #1 Veterinary Conference For 87 years, the WVC Annual Conference has been among the most highly anticipated events in the veterinary community and for good reason. More than a conference, it has become an industry institution - a place where the best and brightest congregate for five days every year. It's where the latest breakthroughs are announced, the most innovative techniques are shared, and lasting connections are made. What's more, it all takes place in a host city like no other, Las Vegas. With unmatched options for dining, entertainment, shopping and more, every minute spent outside the conference will be well worth the trip.


Endocrinology: Diagnostics and Treatment of Common Endocrine Disorders

February 15, 2015 - March 15, 2015

Location: Online
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Endocrinology: Diagnostics and Treatment of Common Endocrine Disorders begins February 15, 2015. 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, 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.


Veterinary Dental Radiographic Interpretation 5 Part Series ON DEMAND WEBINAR

March 1, 2015 - March 31, 2015

Location: Online
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Learn How to Interpret Dental Radiographs in Dogs and Cats! This comprehensive 5 part On Demand Webinar Series provides a case approach to diagnosing and treating veterinary dental pathology. RACE accredited 5 hours CE. Taught by Dr. Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/webinars-on-demand/


Simple and Surgical Extractions in the Dog and Cat 5 Part Series ON DEMAND WEBINAR

March 1, 2015 - March 31, 2015

Location: Online
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Conquer Extractions in Dogs and Cats with this Comprehensive Extraction Series. Goes beyond the books with Tips and Tricks you won't find anywhere else with fantastic images and video. RACE accredited 5 hours CE. Taught by Dr. Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/webinars-on-demand/


Comprehensive Feline Dentistry 8 Part Series ON DEMAND WEBINAR

March 1, 2015 - March 31, 2015

Location: Online
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Maximize Your Feline Dentistry Knowledge and Create the Ultimate Feline Dentistry Service in Your Practice. RACE accredited 8 hours CE. Taught by Dr. Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/webinars-on-demand/


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.


Veterinary Dentistry & Radiology for the Veterinarian and Technician

March 29, 2015 - March 29, 2015

Location: Sacramento, California
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Secrets to Dental Success Lecture - AM This lecture provides a dentistry service blueprint for the veterinarian and veterinary technician outlining the steps it takes to meet and exceed today's Standard of Care. Maximize Radiography Technique and Efficiency Lab - PM Utilizing Dr. Beckman's Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn everything that you need to start creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/vet-dental-course-sacramento-california/


Veterinary Dental Radiographic Interpretation 5 Part Series ON DEMAND WEBINAR

May 1, 2015 - May 31, 2015

Location: Online
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Learn How to Interpret Dental Radiographs in Dogs and Cats! This comprehensive 5 part On Demand Webinar Series provides a case approach to diagnosing and treating veterinary dental pathology. RACE accredited 5 hours CE. Taught by Dr. Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/webinars-on-demand/


Simple and Surgical Extractions in the Dog and Cat 5 Part Series ON DEMAND WEBINAR

May 1, 2015 - May 31, 2015

Location: Online
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Conquer Extractions in Dogs and Cats with this Comprehensive Extraction Series. Goes beyond the books with Tips and Tricks you won�t find anywhere else with fantastic images and video. RACE accredited 5 hours CE. Taught by Dr. Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/webinars-on-demand/


Comprehensive Feline Dentistry 8 Part Series ON DEMAND WEBINAR

May 1, 2015 - May 31, 2015

Location: Online
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Maximize Your Feline Dentistry Knowledge and Create the Ultimate Feline Dentistry Service in Your Practice. RACE accredited 8 hours CE. Taught by Dr. Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/webinars-on-demand/


Veterinary Dentistry & Radiology for the Veterinarian and Technician

May 17, 2015 - May 17, 2015

Location: Boston Area in Dover Massachusetts
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Secrets to Dental Success Lecture - AM This lecture provides a dentistry service blueprint for the veterinarian and veterinary technician outlining the steps it takes to meet and exceed today's Standard of Care. Maximize Radiography Technique and Efficiency Lab - PM Utilizing Dr. Beckman's Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn everything that you need to start creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/vet-dental-course-boston-dover/


Veterinary Dental Radiographic Interpretation 5 Part Series ON DEMAND WEBINAR

June 1, 2015 - June 30, 2015

Location: Online
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Learn How to Interpret Dental Radiographs in Dogs and Cats! This comprehensive 5 part On Demand Webinar Series provides a case approach to diagnosing and treating veterinary dental pathology. RACE accredited 5 hours CE. Taught by Dr. Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/webinars-on-demand/


Simple and Surgical Extractions in the Dog and Cat 5 Part Series ON DEMAND WEBINAR

June 1, 2015 - June 30, 2015

Location: Online
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Conquer Extractions in Dogs and Cats with this Comprehensive Extraction Series. Goes beyond the books with Tips and Tricks you won�t find anywhere else with fantastic images and video. RACE accredited 5 hours CE. Taught by Dr. Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/webinars-on-demand/


2015 ACVIM Forum

June 3, 2015 - June 6, 2015

Location: Indianapolis, IN
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If you are interested in being a top tier veterinary technician in internal medicine, then the 2015 ACVIM Forum is the place to go. Earn up to 32 CE credits attending case report presentations, technician sessions and workshops that are built with you in mind. Registration is open.


Veterinary Dentistry & Radiology for the Veterinarian and Technician

June 7, 2015 - June 7, 2015

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Secrets to Dental Success Lecture - AM This lecture provides a dentistry service blueprint for the veterinarian and veterinary technician outlining the steps it takes to meet and exceed today's Standard of Care. Maximize Radiography Technique and Efficiency Lab - PM Utilizing Dr. Beckman's Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn everything that you need to start creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/vet-dental-course-minneapolis/


Veterinary Dentistry & Radiology for the Veterinarian and Technician

June 28, 2015 - June 28, 2015

Location: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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Secrets to Dental Success Lecture - AM This lecture provides a dentistry service blueprint for the veterinarian and veterinary technician outlining the steps it takes to meet and exceed today's Standard of Care. Maximize Radiography Technique and Efficiency Lab - PM Utilizing Dr. Beckman's Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn everything that you need to start creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/vet-dental-course-bloomfield-hills-michigan/


Veterinary Dentistry & Radiology for the Veterinarian and Technician

July 19, 2015 - July 19, 2015

Location: Denver, Colorado
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Secrets to Dental Success Lecture - AM This lecture provides a dentistry service blueprint for the veterinarian and veterinary technician outlining the steps it takes to meet and exceed today's Standard of Care. Maximize Radiography Technique and Efficiency Lab - PM Utilizing Dr. Beckman's Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn everything that you need to start creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/vet-dental-course-denver-colorado/


Veterinary Dentistry & Radiology for the Veterinarian and Technician

August 2, 2015 - August 2, 2015

Location: Anchorage, Alaska
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Secrets to Dental Success Lecture - AM This lecture provides a dentistry service blueprint for the veterinarian and veterinary technician outlining the steps it takes to meet and exceed today's Standard of Care. Maximize Radiography Technique and Efficiency Lab - PM Utilizing Dr. Beckman's Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn everything that you need to start creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/vet-dental-course-anchorage-alaska/


Veterinary Dentistry & Radiology for the Veterinarian and Technician

August 9, 2015 - August 9, 2015

Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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Secrets to Dental Success Lecture - AM This lecture provides a dentistry service blueprint for the veterinarian and veterinary technician outlining the steps it takes to meet and exceed today's Standard of Care. Maximize Radiography Technique and Efficiency Lab - PM Utilizing Dr. Beckman's Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn everything that you need to start creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/vet-dental-course-st-louis-missouri/


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.