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Your E-Connection to NAVTAJanuary 19, 2011
Coming to you live from NAVC 2011 in Orlando, FL!
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Greetings from the NAVC conference in Orlando! We've had tons of awesome things going on here at the conference and couldn't wait to share them with you. Enjoy!

Upcoming Events 
February 17, 2011: AAHA Workshop: Nutrifluent: Speak the Client's Language, San Antonio, TX

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

February 21: Technician Stampede at WVC, Las Vegas, NV


February 22: NAVTA Membership Mtg and Info Session at WVC, Las Vegas, NV


February 23: Specialty Meeting at WVC, Las Vegas, NV

February 23: NAVTA Technician Fair at WVC, Las Vegas, NV


For more information about the WVC, visit



June 3-5, 2011: Phoenix Ferret Symposium, Tempe AZ

June 15-18, 2011: ACVIM Forum,

 Denver, CO

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

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New NAVTA Executive Board Announced!


2011 NAVTA Exec. Board
Front Row L to R: Cat Holly, Julie Legred, Cherylann Gieske. Back Row L to R: Dennis Lopez, Vicky Ograin, Julie Urban, Josh Clark

It's shaping up to be another exciting NAVTA year as our wonderful 2011 Executive Board has been announced!



This year's board consists of Past President, Cherylann Gieske, BA, CVT, LATG; President, Julie Legred, CVT; President-Elect, Cat Holly, CVT; Treasurer, Julie Urban, BA, LVT; Secretary, Vicky Ograin, RVT; Member at Large, Josh Clark, RVT and Member at Large, Dennis Lopez, LVT.


Each of the board members are qualified individuals and have much to bring to NAVTA. We look forward to seeing all of their progress in the forthcoming year.

New Veterinary Assistant Programs Available


To better define the veterinary health care team and the role of the credentialed technician, NAVTA created a veterinary assistant approval program in 2010. Schools with veterinary assistant program are encouraged to use the NAVTA approved guidelines when creating their curriculum and submitting their program for NAVTA approval. Once approved, graduates of these programs will be given the opportunity to take the national test.  With successful completion of the exam, individuals will become an Approved Veterinary Assistant and be recognized for their accomplishment with the AVA designation.

NAVTA Approved Veterinary Assistant examinations will be issued in partnership with VetMedTeam by April 1, 2011.


To date, two schools, Front Range Community College and Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, have been approved for this program.

Click here to watch a recent interview about this program on DVM 360.


Congrats to the NAVTA 2011 Award Winners


NAVTA is proud to announce the winners of this year's NAVTA Awards.

Blue Ridge CC
Blue Ridge Community College accepting their award.

Blue Ridge Community College garnered the honor of SCNAVTA Chapter of the Year while Bobbi Loveridge was announced as the SCNAVTA Advisor of the Year. Loveridge works at the Vet Tech Institute and hails from Pittsburgh, PA. 


Michelle Labelle Lake, a CVT, VTS (ECC) from the Animal Emergency Clinic and Referral Center in Oakdale, MN earned the coveted title of NAVTA Technician of the Year.


Again, congrats to all the winners! We're proud of you and all that you do for the organization.  

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