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Your E-Connection to NAVTAFebruary 15, 2011

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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



April 12, 2011: AAHA Workshop: Nutrifluent: Speak the Client's Language, Chicago, IL


April 28, 2011: ABVP Symposium 2011, St. Louis, MO


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

June 15-18, 2011: ACVIM Forum, 

Denver, CO  

July 26, 2011: Association of Veterinary Technician Educators Biennial Symposium, Cincinnati, OH



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




Events you'll find at this year's WVC


Technician Stampede

Take advantage of this fun networking opportunity that will be held on the first day of WVC, Feb. 21 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. This exciting meet and greet will also feature a mechanical bull and country music star Trent Tomlinson!


NAVTA Membership Meeting

Meet with other members of NAVTA that are attending WVC to discuss happenings within the association and what's going on at the conference. The info session will be held during the conference on Feb. 22 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm.


Chocolate Tasting

NAVTA members and special guests are invited to come experience cocktails and chocolate from Mars' chocolatier, Ed Sequine. Mars, one of the worlds' leaders in chocolate and candy, perfected M&M's, Snickers bars and Dove chocolate. This exclusive experience will be held on Feb. 22 from 6:30- 7:30 pm at Mandalay Bay, Jasmin F&G, Level 3. The chocolate tasting will be followed by cocktails and networking.


Specialty Meeting

Members of NAVTA specialties are encouraged to attend this event. Topics ranging from zoology to animal dentistry will be discussed. Anyone interested in the specialties of veterinary medicine are welcome as well. This meeting will be held on Feb. 23 from 10:00 - 11:00 am.


NAVTA Technician Fair

NAVTA will be hosting a Technician Fair at the Western Veterinary Conference on Feb. 23 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. All members and those interested in furthering their learning are encouraged to come. 

Renew your NAVTA membership today  
Join Now


Click here to complete our online membership/renewal form, or click here to download and print a PDF of our application. 


Who can join?  


NAVTA welcomes anyone in the veterinary industry, including veterinary assistants, credentialed veterinary technicians, veterinarians, educators and students. 


NAVTA offers great benefits to our members!  

Aside from being your industry voice to the public, NAVTA offers these and other great benefits:

  • Receive The NAVTA Journal and NAVTA e-newsletter
  • Access to members-only sections on 
  • 20% membership discount if you are a specialist or member of your state association
  • Savings up to 40% on health, life, long-term care insurance and more
  • Discounts at RenLor Stethoscopes, Embrace Pet Insurance and Veterinary Pet Insurance
  • Discount car rentals and hotels
  • Working Advantage Program saves you up to 40% on movie tickets and rentals, discounts on tickets for the theatre, theme parks, sporting events, skiing, and more


Membership Levels


An Active Member  is a veterinary technician who has graduated from a program accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and/or is licensed, certified or registered as a veterinary technician. Active members are entitled to vote and hold an elected office. Active members must live in the United States.


An Associate Member is anyone who is not eligible for Active Membership but is interested in the Association's goals. Associate members can serve on committees, but may not vote or hold an elected office. Associate membership is open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians residing outside the USA and veterinary assistants.


A Student Member  is anyone enrolled as a full-time student in an AVMA-accredited veterinary technology program and is entitled to all benefits of an Associate Member. 


If you have questions about your membership application or renewal, please click here and complete our membership inquiry form. 

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