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Your E-Connection to NAVTAJuly 7, 2010 
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The AVMA recognizes the value of veterinary technicians as an integral component of veterinary medicine. As a member of the veterinary medical team, technicians are invited to participate in 4 full days of veterinary technician CE sessions, DVM educational sessions (with the exception of DVM interactive labs unless otherwise noted that technicians may attend), technician interactive labs (separate fee required), and all special events and entertainment.

Nutrition Can Positively Impact Wellness

"Nutrition is integral to optimal pet care. However, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) found through its Compliance Study that only seven percent of pets that could benefit from a therapeutic food were actually on such a regimen. The compliance discrepancy along with the many factors considered in assessing the nutritional needs of a healthy dog or cat, as well as the pet with one or more medical conditions, led to the development the AAHA Nutritional Assessment Guidelines for Dogs and Cats..."

Upcoming Events
July 15-18:  Pacific Veterinary Conference in San Francisco

July 22:DTC: Dog Trainer Round Table in New York, NY

July 30:  American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior & American College of Veterinary Behavior meeting in Atlanta, GA
July 31-August 3:  AVMA Convention in Atlanta 
August 1: SVBT Membership Mtg and Reception in Atlanta in conjunction with AVMA

August 4-7: American Federation of Aviculture, Inc. 36th Annual Convention (AFA), in St. Petersburg, FL
August 28-31:CVC in Kansas City, MO

September 3-8:
Intro to Canine Rehab in Broomfield, CO

September 9-13:
28th Symposium of the Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society in Raleigh, NC

September 10-12:
Canine Sports Medicine in Broomfield, CO

September 10-12:
SVBT Behavior Seminar in Las Vegas, Nevada

September 11-15:
15th Int'l Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium in San Antonio, TX

September 24-25:
Northeast Association of Equine Practioners Symposium in Groton, CT

September 25:
VALVT Fall Conference in Fredericksburg, VA

September 30-October 3:
NYS Veterinary conference in Ithaca, NY

October 2-3:
OSU and Royal Canin Symposium on Neurology in Columbus, OH

October 9: MVTA Conference at University of Missouri Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Columbia, MO

October 13-17: Wild West Veterinary Conference in Reno, NV

October 14-20:30th Annual AZVT Conference in Los Angeles, CA

October 20-24: APDT Educational Conference and Trade Show in Atlanta, GA

October 23: 13th Annual CIVTA Fall Conference in Ankeny, IA

November 3-8:
Introduction to Canine Rehab in Coral Springs, FL

November 6:AVTA 2010 Fall CE Program in Birmingham, AL

November 12-14: 2010 NAVTA Annual Conference in Washington, D. C.

February 17-19, 2011:
OAVT Conference at London Convention Center, London, Ontario

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If you are interested in contributing a Case Study to the NAVTA Journal, please feel free to contact us: 
Fall Journal -- Holistic Medicine
(deadline is July 9th--contact me)
Winter Journal --Exotics and Avian

Case study guidelines are under:
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The FIRST ANNUAL NAVTA CONFERENCE will be the weekend of November 12-14 in our nation's capitol, Washington, D.C.

We are pleased to ANNOUNCE our
 Keynote Speaker!!!

Peter Gros

Peter Gros

Current president of the Green Valley Center
for Wildlife Education, Peter Gros boasts 30 years of experience in captive wildlife. Peter's NGU (never-give-up) attitude is ever apparent in his motivational speeches about what it takes and how to get your dream career. Utilizing live animals in his presentation and film clips, including his own personal bloopers, Gros engages his audiences in a learning experience through humor and charisma.

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Hurry, visit NAVTA for a registration form and sign-up today!
after September 1st, no refunds

Dr. E. Dan Wolf
 and Mishka
Dr. E. dan Wolf, DACVO and Mishka

Meridian, ID (June 21, 2010) - The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) today announced record results from the third annual ACVO/Merial National Service Dog Eye Exam Event held last month.  Approximately 3,200 active Service Dogs received free eye exams throughout May- more than double the 1,500 that participated last year.  To read more, click on the photo above.

Call for Nominations
NAVTA is seeking individuals interested in serving on the 2011 Executive Committee.  Please visit our website for complete details.


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