National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America

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Date: December 1, 2014
Veterinary Dental Radiographic Interpretation 5 Part Series ON DEMAND WEBINAR
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Date: December 1, 2014
Simple and Surgical Extractions in the Dog and Cat 5 Part Series ON DEMAND WEBINAR
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Date: December 4, 2014
Keeping the Family-Pet Bond Strong- Through the Senior Years
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:: NAVTA News ::

NAVTA Technician Case Report Presentations!

November 3, 2014 Had an interesting case recently that you’d like to share? Wondering if you would enjoy public speaking? Or want to begin lecturing? Submit a case report for consideration using the guidelines listed below. If your case is selected you will present your
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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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Chapter of the Year

Complete the downloadable form (PDF) as well as the accomplishments portion to nominate your chapter for SCNAVTA Chapter of the Year.

The deadline for nominations is Oct. 31, 2014. The winner will announced at the NAVC Conference in Janurary, 2015.

Chapter of the year, 2013

Maple Woods Veterinary Technology Program

At Maple Woods Veterinary Technology Program, students often participate in community events. During 2013 students assisted the Heart of America Kennel Club at microchipping and CERF clinics.  In addition, they hosted a booth at the annual Gladstone Walk and Wag, and helped out with wet labs at the Central Veterinary Conference (CVC) Kansas City. 

Throughout the year students have many lunch and dessert parties, and an annual flag football game (first year vs. second year students). In May they held their Oath and Pinning Ceremony for the 2013 graduates of the program. New student orientation was held in the summer for incoming students along with the annual summer social, where the class of 2014 welcomed in the class of 2015 with food and games. Students also had a week of breakfast and lunches to celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week. 

Members of the Maple Woods Veterinary Technology Program participated in student programs held on the main campus to inform others about the program. In October, they hosted the 3rd annual Haunted Barn as a fundraiser for the community (which has been very successful), raising more money than any other fundraiser event thus far. In December they closed out the 2013 year with their annual holiday party with food and gifts. 

In 2013, they also celebrated the career and accomplishments of Dr. Maltby, the original program director with a retirement reception. 

Each year students are responsible for taking 14 dogs and 12 cats out of area shelters and placing them up for adoption. To help support this effort, they host adoption days to find these deserving animals good homes after being spayed/ neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, microchipped, socialized and have had a dental.  

 

Submitted by Rachel Beason