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September 6, 2011

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In This Issue
Sponsor: WVC
Joplin Stories
NAVTA Speaker: Gayle Millard, DVM
Industry News
Annual Conference

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Two more Joplin stories added to blog!   

In addition to our first Joplin blog post by Randy Wilson, BS, CVT, we have added two more Joplin experience stories to the NAVTA blog. Click here to read Randy, Heather, and Anita's posts. We are still accepting submissions as well as interested bloggers. If you have a blog idea or something you would like to share with NAVTA members, email


NAVTA Conference Speaker Profile: 


Gayle Millard, DVM


Gayle Millard


Gayle Millard, DVM received her B.S. and D.V.M from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Millard's practice experience includes Emergency Medicine,  relief work, practice ownership, rural practice, large full-service urban practice, and 6.5 years industry experience. She currently works as a Senior Technical Services Veterinarian at Merial, LTD. for the Tex-Mex District. 


Dr. Millard will be holding a workshop on Effective Exam Room Communications on Saturday, November 19, from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.


To see Dr. Millard's complete bio, go to the NAVTA website

Check out the latest industry news!


You can find keep up with current news in the veterinary technology industry by visiting the Industry News section of the NAVTA website. Information on  Hill's new pet food for hypothyroid cats, among other reports, can be found there. 


If you have any news you would like to add, please email with a press release or brief write-up. 


Make sure to register for the NAVTA Annual Conference!



If you have yet to register for the NAVTA Annual conference, click here to visit our online registration page or here for a printable schedule and registration form. Scholarships are still available. Those interested must be a NAVTA member in good standing and submit a 500 word (or less) essay on why you want to attend the conference. Fill out the online application at the bottom of the conference registration page or email  The conference will take place November 18 - 20, 2011, in Washington, DC and will feature a number of knowledgable speakers and networking opportunities.

NVTW is almost one month away!



National Veterinary Technician Week (NVTW) is scheduled for October 9 - 15, 2011. This year's theme is "Pets & Vets need Techs". We hope you are planning on celebrating this annual event. Visit our website for the NVTW 2011 Media Kit and email to let us know how you are observing this week!