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November 30, 2011

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NAVC Conference 2012
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NAVC 2012 Orlando  

There's no limit to the devotion and care that you give your patients. That's why you're never limited to only technician courses at the NAVC Conference. You can challenge yourself with topics that interest you most, from lectures, Hands-on Laboratories and once-in-a-lifetime tours. You'll also receive a free lunch and a free digital or printed proceedings with your registration. Register now at!


Hurry - Registration rates increase on December 15!

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Sponsor: Hill's & NAVC
NAVTA Annual Conference
2012 Board
2012 Winners

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Thank You for a Successful Conference! 


The NAVTA Annual Conference took place November 18 -20, 2011. We had over a number of attendees and several exhibitors. The weekend was filled with interesting lectures on a variety of professional development topics. We would like to thank our attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, and speakers for helping make this conference a success, and we hope to see you next year!

If you did not attend the conference, fill out this survey, and let us know why not!

The 2012 NAVTA Board is Announced!


The 2012 NAVTA Executive Board was recently announced, and we are happy to welcome the following members to their new positions beginning in January 2012:

  • President - Cat Holly, CVT
  • Past President - Julie Legred, CVT
  • President Elect - Dennis Lopez, LVT
  • Secretary - Vicky Ograin, RVT
  • Treasurer - Karen Walsh, LVMT
  • Member at Large - Dan Swenson, CVT
  • Member at Large - Jennifer Limon, RVT

Congratulations to our Vet Tech, SCNAVTA Chapter, and SCNAVTA Advisor Winners! 



The Vet Tech of the Year, SCNAVTA Chapter of the Year, and SCNAVTA Advisor of the Year were awarded at the NAVTA Annual Conference on November 20, 2011. The winners are as follows:

  • Vet Tech of the Year: Josh Clark, MS, RVT
  • SCNAVTA Chapter of the Year: Lincoln Memorial University
  • SCNAVTA Advisor of the Year: Sandy Gregory, RVT

NAVTA Welcomes New Specialty!


The NAVTA CVTS recently announced the Academy of Clinical Pathology Technicians (AVCPT) as the 11th veterinary technician specialty. 


Members of the AVCPT include technicians that work in a laboratory setting, whether it is in a clinic, diagnostic lab, reference lab, research facility, government, private industry, or academia.  


For more information, email Barb Lewis, MA, CVT- Chair at


The NAVTA Journal is Going Bi-monthly!


It was recently decided that The NAVTA Journal would go from a quarterly publication to a bi-monthly journal! The first issue will be the January / February issue, and which will be hitting mailboxes on January 2.


With this change, members will now receive 3 CE articles per issue, equaling 18 CEs per year rather than the current 16.


To learn more about the Journal, visit the NAVTA website

Renew for 2012! 


It's that time of year again - time to renew your NAVTA membership for 2012! Renewals must be received by Jan. 1, 2012 to avoid missing out on NAVTA member benefits! Visit the NAVTA website to fill out an application today!


For those that renew before December 1, 2011, you will receive a 25% off your first purchase at the NAVTA Online Store in 2012!


Help with These Surveys!


Julie Legred, Companion Animal Parasite Council Board Member, is seeking help and input for her 2012 sessions at NAVC and WVC titled "Top 20 Questions on Fecal Diagnostics". Help her in getting the answers you need.


To complete this survey, click here.  


The Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Clinical Practice (AVTCP) is conducting a survey and needs your help. The purpose of this survey is to identify those tasks and associated knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a veterinary technician to practice in the clinical setting.

To complete this survey, click here.


Apply for the Bayer CE Program!


The next deadline for the Bayer Technician CE Program is December 1, 2011. Applicants must be a current NAVTA member and submit a CE quality article related to a topic in parasitology. Submissions must be emailed to by the deadline.

For more information about this opportunity, click here.

Congratulations to the ASPCA Pet Health Insurance Book Drawing Winner! 



ASPCA Pet Health Insurance, a 2011 NAVTA Annual Conference Sponsor, held a drawing for the BSAVA Manual of Advanced Veterinary Nursing during the NAVTA Annual Conference. 

The winner was Denise Moore, LVT.  She is an educator at Yakima Community College in Yakima, Washington.