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Feb. 22, 2012

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WVC 2012 Activities
Upcoming today
Technician Stampede
NAVTA panel
NAVTA Journal update
ACVIM Forum Submissions
Bayer Scholarships

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Live, from Las Vegas!   


We've been busy during the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas. Are you attending the conference too? Did you get to stop by booth #2174 and say hi? We'd love to meet you!


We even made WVC's front page on the website! Check out who from the NAVTA board was featured:


2012 WVC homepage

Dennis Lopez, LVT (NAVTA president-elect), welcomed guests to the Technician Stampede on Monday night. Photo courtesy WVC and shot by

Michael Gaskell from MG Studio.


Upcoming today

Don't forget to stop by for the information meeting NAVTA will host from noon to 1 p.m. today in Mandalay Bay, Palm A, Level 3. Plus there will be a specialty meeting directly after, from 1 to 1:50 p.m., in the same room. Refreshments will be provided by VPI for the NAVTA Information and Speciality meetings.

Later, a Technician Fair will be held 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!

Tech Stampede AVMA

NAVTA hosted the  second annual Technician Stampede Monday night and we had a blast.

2012 WVC bull
A veterinary technician tries for eight seconds on the bull ride. Photo courtesy WVC and shot by Michael Gaskell from MG Studio.


Plus. a band rocked the event. Band members include JJ Flores, Colt Prather, Dave Wilson and Andy Flores. Aren't they good looking guys?! 

2012 WVC technician stampede band

Photo courtesy WVC and shot by Michael Gaskell from MG Studio.

If you didn't get to join in the fun at the stampede this year, we hope to see you at a future one! 
NAVTA panel at WVC 2012

NAVTA held a panel on Becoming a Technician Specialist.

2012 WVC panel
Panel from left to right: Kara Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition); Mary Berg, BS, RVT, RLATG, VTS (Dentistry); Heidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia); Deborah Reeder, BA, RVT; and Dean Knoll, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia). Photo courtesy WVC and shot by Michael Gaskell from MG Studio.


Read all about it in The NAVTA Journal


We just finished the March/April NAVTA Journal and it should arrive in a mailbox near you. But! Have you renewed your membership? If not, you could miss out on new CE opportunities and an article on the 2011 Veterinary Technician of the Year, Josh L. Clark, MS RVT. There's also member updates and Catherine Holly's first presidential letter. 


Don't forget to renew your membership now, so you don't miss out on future editions!  

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.

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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.