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Your E-Connection to NAVTA February 2, 2010 


Upcoming Events

Feb 4-7:  Veterinary Management Institute: Financial Management at Purdue University

Feb 5-6:  MAVT 2010 Convention in Minneapolis, MN
Feb 6-7:  WEZAM Exotics Conference at the University of Wisconsin - Madison
Feb 14-18: 
Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas, NV
Feb 21: Western MD Vet Tech CE Seminar [contact Laura at for info] 
Feb 25-28:  Music City Veterinary Conference in Nashville, TN
Feb 26-27:  VALVT Winter Meeting in Roanoke, VA
March 3:  DCAVM Technician Program on Clinical Pathology
March 5:  Equine Lameness Conference at The Ohio State University
March 5-6:  Just Stallion Handling at the New Bolton Center in PA
March 6:  Greyhound Health and Wellness Conference at The Ohio State University
March 8-9:  Horse Behavior at the New Bolton Center in PA
March 10:  Breeding Management of the Mare at the New Bolton Center in PA
March 11: Mare & Foal Care & Behavior at the New Bolton Center in PA
March 13:  NCAVT Annual Spring Conference in Raleigh, NC
March 13:  Basic Ultrasound Conference at The Ohio State University
March 14:  Intermediate Ultrasound Conference at The Ohio State University
March 16:  Small Animal CE Series: Radiation Therapy at The Ohio State University
March 18:  Equine Semen and Breeding Management at The Ohio State University 
March 18-21:  AAHA Yearly Conference in Long Beach, CA
March 20: MRSA in Animals at The Ohio State University
March 25:  Camelid Health Conference for Breeders and Owners at The Ohio State University
March 28: Safer Pet Vaccination Seminar in San Diego, CA
March 31: 
DCAVM Technician Program on Geriatric Medicine
You can now submit events to our online calendar by visiting and clicking Events.  Those published on the calendar will also be included in our bi-weekly e-newsletter. 
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Technician Events at WVC
If you're planning to attend Western Veterinary Conference on February 14-18, you won't want to miss the special events planned just for technicians.
Technician Lounge - sponsored by Nestle Purina
An excellent meeting and resting spot when you aren't in session
Monday, February 15 ~ 9 am to 6 pm
Tuesday, February 16 ~ 9 am to 7 pm
Wednesday, February 17 ~ 9 am to 5 pm
Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Level 3
Technician Party - sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition and NAVTA
Exciting evening of fun, food and prizes
Monday, February 15 ~ 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Jasmine Ballroom, Mandalay Bay, Level 3
Technician Fair - sponored by Elanco and NAVTA
Check out the latest offerings in academia, specialty training, industry, and professional associations. 
Wednesday, February 17 ~ 4 to 7 pm
South Seas CD, Mandalay Bay, Level 3
AIMVT Accepting Case Reports

Academy of Internal Medicine Veterinary Technicians  is now accepting case reports for the Case Report Sessions, to be held during the first day of the ACVIM Forum, June 9 -12, 2010 in Anaheim, CA.  Case reports are a fun, informative way to expand your speaking skills and/or prepare for submitting an application for VTS.  Deadline for submissions is April 5, so click here for full details and submissions guidelines. 


Last Call for NAVTA Reports
The NAVTA Communications Office will accept state, specialty and SCNAVTA reports for the Spring issue of The NAVTA Journal through Thursday, February 4.  Please send reports to
Deadlines for 2010 reports are:
   *Summer - April 23
   *Fall - July 23
   *Winter - October 22
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