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A special Thank You to our E-newsletter sponsor:
Helping Pets

Celebrate National Veterinary Technicians Week
October 10-16, 2010

NVTW will raise awareness of the importance of veterinary technicians in the veterinary practice and raise funds for the AAHA Helping Pets Fund, which provides grants for emergency and urgent treatment of pets in need.

Pictures, video, and flyers can be posted to Twitter, Facebook (the AAHA Helping Pets Fund under 'Causes') and shared via email.

Upcoming Events

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 18: Mt. Ida Vet Tech CE Conference in Newton, MA

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: MAVT Fall Conference in Detroit, Michigan

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

October 11-14: Atlantic Coast Vet Conference in Atlantic City, NJ

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

October 16-17: TVTA Fall Conference in Pigeon Forge, TN

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

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

October 20-23: ACVS Vet Symposium in Seattle, WA

October 21: Vet Management Institute with AAHA in Lafayette, IN

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

October 30: WI Humane Society Program, Milwaukee, WI

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

November 4-7: CVC in San Diego, CA

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

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

December 4-8: AAEP Annual Convention in Baltimore, MD

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

You can now submit events to our online calendar by visiting and clicking Events.

The Academy of Veterinary Surgical Technicians

from the Organizing Committee of AVST

Dr. Rob McCarthy, Dr. Karen Tobias, Dr. Dick White, Dr. Richard Walshaw, and Dr. Joel Woolfson generously donate time, expertise and resources as part of the AVST Advisory Board.

AVST is Seeking Volunteer Surgeons
Interested diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons may contact Heidi Reuss-Lamky to learn more about this unique volunteer opportunity.
NAVTA is pleased to announce the Academy of Veterinary Technicians (AVNT) was approved as an official specialty at the AVMA Convention.  Click here to read the details or visit the AVNT website at:

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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.

Featured speaker:

Kara M. Burns, MS, MEd, LVT
Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
Veterinary Technician Specialist
Sponsored by Hills Pet Nutrition, Inc

Presenting Sponsor
Hill's Pet Nutrition Logo

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

Hill's Pet Nutrition® 
Merial Paws to Save Pets Program
Partner with AVMF on the Initiative

Read more about this effort at AVMF

Call for Nominations
NAVTA is seeking interested individuals to serve on the
2011 Executive Committee.
 Please visit for more information.

Do you want to be a writer for the
NAVTA Journal?
If you are interested in contributing a CE article or Case Study to the NAVTA Journal, please feel free to contact us: 
Winter Journal --Exotics and Avian

Submission guidelines are under:
NAVTA Journal at

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NEWS From the 2010 AVMA Convention

Veterinary Technology Programs on the Rise

Nutritional Assessment Guidelines, Consortium Established

Fresh Off the Wires

Added to the Recall List-Millions of Frozen Mice

Gulf Oil Spill Affects Pets

Morris Animal Foundation Finds Veterinarians and Physicians Want More Dog Bite Prevention Training During Schooling

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