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July 13, 2011

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Technician Stampede
Vicki Ograin
NAVTA Conference
Dr. Karen Felsted
Trident Technical

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Visit Our Technician Stampede at the AVMA Convention!

 Tech Stampede AVMA


On Monday, July 18, from 6:30 - 8:30 in Majestic Ballroom D at the Renaissance Grand Hotel, NAVTA and Hill's Pet Nutrition will be hosting their Technician Stampede. Nashville recording artist, Matt Stillwell, will be performing at the evening's event. There will also be delicious food and a mechanical bull. So put on your best cowboy boots and join us as we say "thanks" for being a vital part of the veterinary healthcare team!

NAVTA Secretary Named California RVT of the Year!   


NAVTA board member and secretary, Vicki Ograin, MBA, RVT was awarded the California RVT of the year in non-practice award for 2011. This awards recognizes the significant role of RVTs, which included educational achievements, individual contributions, professional affiliations and special experiences setting this individual apart from others. "I am honored to have been awarded this prestigious award," says Ograin. 


Register for the NAVTA Annual Conference! 

    NAVTA Conf. 2011   

The NAVTA Annual Conference, presented by NAVTA and Hill's Pet Nutrition, will take place on November 18 - 20 in Washington, DC. The event will feature several speakers as well as plenty of exhibits and meet and greet opportunities. Scholarships are available. For a schedule of events and to register, visit the NAVTA website.

NAVTA Conference Speaker Profile: 

Dr. Karen Felsted   

Karen Felsted   

In the upcoming weeks, we will be introducing you to the NAVTA Conference speakers. The first speaker we would like to introduce is Dr. Karen Felsted, CPA,MS, DVM, CVPM. Dr. Felsted's lecture, "How to Evaluate Products Properly",  will take place on Saturday, November 19, at 9:00 a.m. and is sponsored by Abbott Animal Health.


Dr. Felsted is the CEO of the National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues. She has a B.A. in marketing from the University of Texas at Austin, a M.S. in management and administrative science from the University of Texas at Dallas and a DVM from Texas A & M College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Felsted is also a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager and has 10 years of experience in veterinary practice financial and operational consulting. 

The CAPC is Hitting the Road! 



This summer, the Companion Animal Parasite Council Road Show will be visiting 13 cities for their Northern Exposure event beginning July 20th in Omaha, NE and ending August 3rd in Indianapolis, IN. The event will include CE presentations on the following topics:

  • Expanding geographic range and new control options for vectors and diseases
  • Presence of common internal parasites and their zoonotic risks
  • Parasitic threats to dogs, cats and owners
  • The risk of heartworms to cats and people

For a listing of all dates and registration information, visit the CAPC website.

Vet Tech Program Partners with Veterinary Referral Center for Hands-on Experience


   Trident Vet Tech Students


Charleston Veterinary Referral Center (CVRC) is partnering with Trident Technical College in Monchs Corner to offer on-site training to the school's Veterinary Technology students. Students enrolled in the program will participate in an eight-week session where they will spend four hours a week at CVRC working with specialists on the various topics they are studying. 


The program launched recently with the topic of radiology.  Students were trained to use digital X-rays and other types of imaging including MRI, CT scan and ultrasound.  During the visit, TTC students saw how such processes worked as applied to local SPCA animals in need of care.  CVRC donated services to these animals as a way to provide them with the critical care they needed as well as a way for students to see the imaging process firsthand.