NAVTA News header
September 20, 2011

Our E-Newsletter Sponsor


Bayer Technician CE Program

Bayer Scholarship   


In This Issue
Sponsor: Bayer
Fall Issue
NAVTA Speaker: Leslie Sinn, DVM
Vet Techs Helping Pets

Connect with NAVTA! 

NAVTA Upcoming Events
Click here to view our events calendar or to add an event!

Join Our Mailing List    


Coming soon: The NAVTA Journal fall issue !



The fall issue of The NAVTA Journal will be mailing October 1. This issue is packed full of interesting articles and CE. 

A profile on NAVTA President-Elect, Cat Holly, CVT, is the feature story. Learn about Cat's background as a veterinary technician and her involvement with NAVTA as well as several other organizations. Cat will begin her term as NAVTA President in January.

Also included in this issue is a background on the three students featured on this year's NVTW "Pets & Vets Need Techs" poster. Remember, NVTW is October 9 - 15, 2011! Send your stories and photos to for inclusion in the winter issue of The NAVTA Journal!

Another special article in this issue  discusses the importance of technician utilization in regards to preventative pet healthcare. NAVTA feels strongly about this subject, and we have recently become a partner in the newly formed Partnership for Preventative Pet Healthcare

Finally, our regular features, such as state, SCNAVTA, and specialty updates; book reviews; a case study; and four CE articles are included, with one small change... Three of the CE articles are RACE approved! We are very proud of this accomplishment and are working hard to have all future CE article RACE approved.

NAVTA Conference Speaker Profile: 


Leslie Sinn, DVM 


Dr. Leslie Sinn has been a professor of veterinary technology since 1990. She teaches courses on behavior, pharmacology, radiology, laboratory animals, exotics and anesthesia both on campus and online. She has been the head of the Veterinary Technology program at NVCC for 10 years. Dr. Sinn is also a subject reviewer for the Distance Education and Training Council and a CE Editor for The NAVTA Journal

Dr. Sinn will be a part of the "Writing for Publication" panel taking place Saturday, November 19, at 2:45.


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

Vet Techs Helping Pets Contest!



NAVTA, in collaboration with the AAHA and the AAHA Helping Pets Fund, is celebrating National Vet Tech Week (October 9 - 15) with the Vet Techs Helping Pets Contest. SCNAVTAs will compete to fundraise the most money for the AAHA Helping Pets Fund. The contest registration deadline is October 3, 2011. The SCNAVTA raising the most funds will receive a Grand Prize Luncheon. The Grand Prize winner will be announced November 14, 2011. For more information about this opportunity, visit the NAVTA website