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June 29, 2011

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June 30 is the final deadline for the 2011 Bayer Scholarship. This is a worthwhile opportunity to receive $4,000 to attend a veterinary conference in the continental US! If you have yet to do so, please email your submission to Visit the NAVTA website for complete details.  

AVDT Announces Graduates!


The Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians is proud to announce Candice Hoerner, Amber Struck, Tina Patton and Amy Edwards as their most recent graduates. A graduation ceremony will be held at the 25th Annual Veterinary Dental Forum on November 10, 2011, in Boston, MA. The Forum will also include 3 full days of lectures and 8 labs, specifically for technicians. Visit the AVDT website or email AVDT President, Patricia March, at for more information.

Attend the SVBT Annual CE Meeting! 


The Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians will be celebrating their 10 year anniversary this September at their Annual CE Meeting. The event, which takes place September 16 - 18 in Las Vegas, will cover learning behavior, feline and equine behavior. A complete schedule for the event is available here. You can register to attend the whole event or just a day or two. Lunch will be provided each day, and there will be a dinner reception on Friday night. Register today! Hotel information is available here.  Donations for silent auction items are being accepted, and the SVBT encourages attendees to also visit SuperZoo, three days before the CE Meeting. Email Amanda Eick-Miller at for additional information.

Bayer Announces Farnam Companies' Agreement to Halt Disputed Bio Spot Ads


Bayer Healthcare, LLC has reached a successful resolution of the lawsuit between Bayer and Farnam Companies Inc. over Farnam's advertising for its Bio Spot flea and tick control products. As part of the settlement, Farnam has agreed to withdraw the challenged advertising.


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   In Other News...


Nashville recording artist Matt Stillwell will be entertaining AVMA attendees during the Technician Stampede on Monday, July 18th; the event

will be held in the Renaissance Grand Hotel in Majestic Ballroom D from 6:30- 8:30 pm and will also feature delicious food and a mechanical bull.


The Tennessee Veterinary Technician Association is still looking for participants for their survey regarding technicians and farm calls. Please click here to take the survey and help a fellow organization.


Nominations are now being accepted (until August 1) for the 2012 NAVTA Executive Board. Positions up for election include President-Elect, Treasurer and Member-At-Large. For more information on these positions and their responsibilities, visit the NAVTA website.