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Your E-Connection to NAVTA March 16, 2010 


If you have not yet renewed your NAVTA membership for 2010, please take a moment and
click here to download the renewal form.  Please contact Jacquie with questions about membership.
Upcoming Events
March 18-21:  AAHA Yearly Conference in Long Beach, CA
March 20: MRSA in Animals at The Ohio State University
March 21: SCAVT CE Event in Columbia, SC
March 25:  Camelid Health Conference for Breeders and Owners at The Ohio State University
March 25-28: AAVET West Coast Symposium in Santa Ynez Valley, CA
March 26-28:  Koi Health Seminar in Athens, GA
March 27:GVTAA Spring Conference in Athens, GA  
March 28: Safer Pet Vaccination Seminar in San Diego, CA
March 31:  DCAVM Technician Program on Geriatric Medicine
April 9-12:  CVC Baltimore
April 10: Equine Digital Radiography Technician Lab in Gresham, OR 
April 14-17:  North American Veterinary Dermatology Forum in Portland, OR
April 14-18: 
VECSS Spring Meeting in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
April 16:  NYSAVT's Annual Continuing Education Spring Seminar in East Syracure, NY
April 18:  NJVTA Annual Conference in Eatontown, NJ
April 24-25:  "Back to School" On the Road CE event at UC Irvine 
April 25:  Class IV Laser Therapy Conference at Ohio State University 
April 29-May 1:  North American Veterinary Medical Education Consortium in Kansas City, MO
April 30-May 1:  Canine Total Hip Replacement course at Ohio State University
May 2:  Canine Total Knee Replacement course at Ohio State University
May 13-14:  Is it Physical, Psychological, or Both? course at the New Bolton Center in PA
May 15:  RIVTA Annual CE Symposium in Narragansett, RI
May 15:  Companion Animal Behavior Seminar in Ithaca, NY
May 15: Canine and Feline Behavior Conference at Ohio State University   
May 22-23:  Basic and Intermediate Ultrasound at Ohio State University 
June 9-12:  ACVIM Forum in Anaheim, CA
June 26-27:  "Back to School" CE event at UC Davis
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. 
A special thanks to our e-newsletter sponsor 
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St. Matthew's University Welcomes Vet Techs
St. Matthew's University School of Veterinary Medicine is located on beautiful Grand Cayman and offers students the ability to earn their DVM degree in less than four years. SMU provides students with small class sizes, an unparalleled learning environment, a state-of-the-art campus, affordable tuition and a curriculum on par with U.S. veterinary schools.


St. Matthew's University will waive the $75 application fee for all current Vet Techs who apply to our veterinary program for the summer 2010 semester.  We welcome your application for admission prior to April 1, 2010 for the summer 2010 term.


To apply, you can submit a copy of your VMCAS application to our Office of Admissions or apply directly online by clicking here.


We look forward to hearing from you!


Terrence Reid

Director of Admissions


Working with AAHA
With the AAHA Annual Conference kicking off this week, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to announce the latest NAVTA-AAHA initiative.  We are working together to create a consumer publication called "Paws and Claws" to be distributed through AAHA clinics across the country. 
At this time, we are looking for veterinary technicians who are interested in writing articles or columns about topics that would be of interest to companion animal owners.  Do you have expertise with a certain condition, disease or topic that would be helpful to pet owners?  Is there specific advice that you find yourself giving to clients again and again?  Do you have special tips for improving at-home care, such as making teeth cleaning a snap?  No matter the topic, we want to hear from you!
Paws and Claws Cover
If you are interested in contributing to this new publication, please send your ideas to Sandy Sponaugle at   
Fresh off the Wires 

Tick Particulars: A Clinical Quiz

Behavior Expertise Can Generate Revenue

Deworming young horses: when to start?

For other news articles related to the veterinary industry, check out the VIN Veterinary News Service website


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