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Ross University

Ross University's School of Veterinary Medicine is more than a quarter-century old. Throughout our history, we have focused on excellence in veterinary education while expanding our St. Kitts campus and our network of American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited schools affiliated with Ross University where students complete their clinical education. More than 2,500 students have realized their calling through Ross University. Much has changed over that time, but not our commitment to meeting the highest standards of the veterinary profession.


Upcoming Events 


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


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


June 3, 2011: Northeast Veterinary Technician Educators Association, Delhi, NY


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.


The spring issue of The NAVTA Journal  is coming soon!



The spring issue of The NAVTA Journal, our dynamic clincial quarterly, will be hitting mailboxes in mid-April. A highlight of this issue will be a feature article on the 2011 Vet Tech of the Year. There will also be four CE articles worth one credit each! To start receiving your copy of The NAVTA Journal, a members-only benefit, fill out a membership application now!

 Bayer Scholarship deadline extended  

to March 11, 2011 



For 2011, Bayer Animal Health, a division of Bayer Healthcare, and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America have committed to making a difference in the lives of six veterinary technicians by offering six scholarships of up to $4,000 per recipient to attend veterinary conferences.


These scholarships will be awarded to the winners of the Bayer Animal Health Scholarship program. Scholarship funds are for expenses related to travel, accommodations, meals and conference registration for any single conference in the continental United States. Conference registration fees will be paid directly to the conference organizer on the winner's behalf.


For more information on the application process and the scholarship, click here.


 VetMedTeam veterinary assistant programs becomes NAVTA approved


The veterinary assistant programs offered at VetMedTeam are now officially NAVTA approved.  


The official NAVTA Approved Veterinary Assistant (AVA) exam will be online on April 1st.  We will update the NAVTA website once the exam is online. 

Further your nutrition knowledge with AAHA workshops


The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) recently released the AAHA Nutritional Assessment Guidelines for Dogs and Cats, and now they are offering instruction to help practices start putting these guidelines to use. According to the 2003 AAHA compliance study, only 7% of clients with pets that could benefit from a therapeutic diet received a diet recommendation. As part of the new guidelines, the AAHA encourages that nutritional status be assessed with every patient in every appointment.

Proper nutrition enhances pets' quality of life and is integral to optimal animal health. The goals of the guidelines are to provide:

  • Awareness of the importance of nutritional assessment of dogs and cats
  • An approach to the nutritional evaluation of animals to promote optimal health and response to disease
  • Evidence and tools to support recommendations

Three progressive web events, as well as regional workshops, will be held to educate members about the Nutritional Assessment Guidelines and their usage.

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