Leadership is vitally important for any profession. Having a NAVTA Student Chapter (SCNAVTA) at your school will enable your students to experience the responsibilities that go along with being a member of a profession along with a professional organization. These responsibilities include planning activities that promote veterinary technology, giving back to the community through volunteer efforts, holding an elected office, following a constitution and setting a budget. Involvement in these activities while in school fosters the development of leaders within the profession.
Proud of your accomplishments over the last year? Click here to nominate for SCNAVTA Chapter of the Year.
Want to pay tribute to an exceptional advisor? Click here to nominate for SCNAVTA Advisor of the Year.
You must be a NAVTA member to nominate. Winners will be announced at the NAVTA Annual Membership Meeting in January 2013, in conjunction with NAVC.
The Western Veterinary Conference and NAVTA are pleased to offer two scholarships opportunities for veterinary technician students who have demonstrated leadership skills within their SCNAVTA, as well as a high academic achievement. Each award will consist of a $1,000 scholarship, registration to the Western Veterinary Conference being held Feb. 17 to 21, 2013, in Las Vegas and travel expenses to the conference. Candidates must be a full-time student in an AVMA accredited program and a student member of NAVTA. Deadline is Sept. 26, 2012. Visit NAVTA's scholarship page for details and to download the application form (members must login to view the page).
Starting in 2009, SCNAVTA chapter annual dues are calculated using a student to dues ratio which is divided into the following levels:
* $150 (under 50 students)
* $200 (51-200)
* $400 (>200)
This fee includes NAVTA membership dues for one graduate and/or credentialed veterinary technician who will serve as the Chapter's advisor. Additionally, this fee will include a NAVTA student membership for each student that is an active member of his or her student SCNAVTA chapter. This exciting change will allow each student member to receive NAVTA perks like online members only access, new bulletin boards and an online list-service that will assist with networking and interaction and our quarterly publication, The NAVTA Journal. Also included will be special promotional materials for National Veterinary Technician Week (NVTW).
NAVTA will still offer $25 student memberships for students that attend schools that do not have a SCNAVTA chapter. More information on the SCNAVTA program can be obtained by contacting the NAVTA office at firstname.lastname@example.org.