National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America

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Date: August 1, 2014
ON DEMAND WEBINAR: Detailed 5 Part Simple and Surgical Extraction Series in the Dog & Cat
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Date: August 1, 2014
Internal Medicine: Advanced Concepts in Small Animal Nephrology
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Date: August 1, 2014
Equine: The Trail to Core Nursing Skills
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NEUTERING HEALTH EFFECTS MORE SEVERE FOR GOLDEN RETRIEVERS THAN LABRADORS

July 14, 2014 Labrador retrievers are less vulnerable than golden retrievers to the long-term health effects of neutering, as evidenced by higher rates of certain joint disorders and devastating cancers, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Cali
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WVC Announces Veterinary Continuing Education Program

June 11, 2014 LAS VEGAS - Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) announced today the launch of local events for veterinary professionals seeking continuing education (CE) opportunities closer to home. The new program, called WVC On The Road, will feature day-l
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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