National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America

:: NAVTA News ::

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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Date: March 12, 2015
AAHA Tampa 2015
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Date: March 12, 2015
Sunshine and CE in Picturesque Sedona, AZ
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Date: March 15, 2015
Pharmacology: Conquering the Basics of Drugs
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Veterinary Technology turns 50!

September 10, 2011

This year marks the 50th anniversary for veterinary technology programs. Although in 1951 the Air Force developed the first "animal technician training program" (which it was called until 1967 when the AVMA revoked an earlier decision that the term "veterinary" could only be used by doctors of veterinary medicine), it wasn't until 1961 that the State University of New York at Dehli created the first animal technician training program open to civilians. Two years later, in 1963, 8 students received their associate’s degree from the program. Veterinary technology has continued to grow exponentially over the years, and NAVTA works hard to continue that growth with our promotion of the veterinary technology profession.