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January 25, 2012

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WVC 2012 Activities
NAVTA Journal update
ACVIM Forum Submissions
Writers wanted
Bayer Scholarships

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WVC Meetings & Events  


NAVTA will be attending the Western Veterinary Conference on Feb. 19 to 23, in Las Vegas, Nev (booth #2174). Our 2nd Annual Technician Stampede will be held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20.


NAVTA will host an information meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 in Mandalay Bay, Palm A, Level 3. Plus a Specialty meeting will be held directly after from 1 to 1:50 p.m. in the same room. 


Later that day, a Technician Fair is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Jasmine ABC, Mandalay Bay, Level 3. Visit the WVC website for additional details.

We look forward to seeing you soon!   



Read all about it in The NAVTA Journal


It's a new year, have you seen the latest NAVTA Journal and did you renew your NAVTA membership? We have all kinds of benefits, including more CE opportunities for you to continue fulfilling your professional requirements. In the latest edition, learn about how to handle and care for chinchillas, see Julie Legred's goodbye presidential letter, and read the latest member updates on colleagues.


In the upcoming March/April edition, look for a CE article on guinea pigs - "More than a Pretty Face!" and more. 


And don't forget to renew your membership now, so you don't miss out!


Big Ideas in the Big Easy


The ACVIM Technicians' Forum is seeking case report presentations. Don't feel you have the experience for public speaking? No worries, this is a training opportunity and open to all certified veterinary technicians (CVT, LVT, AHT, RVT, or credential by country of origin). ACVIM will be held in New Orleans, May 30 to June 2. 


For submission details and more, visit


Deadline for submissions is April 1. The authors of all case reports that are accepted will be notified by April 10.

Writers Wanted!


Do you have an idea for a CE article or Case Study in The NAVTA Journal? Or would you like to review a book and write a piece on it? Let us know! Contact Adrienne Lawrence, NAVTA's new editor, by emailing

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To apply for one of the Bayer Technician CE Program scholarship, please prepare a Continuing Education (CE) quality article about parasitology (preferably about fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, lice, biting flies, heartworms and or tapeworms).


Articles must be submitted to no later than March 1. This scholarship opportunity is only available to active members of NAVTA. Continuing Education (CE) articles must adhere to current NAVTA CE guidelines.