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May 29, 2012

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Dexdomitor Remix
Eye exams
The Ferret Squad
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Dexdomitor Remix
Tasha McNerney, BS, CVTTasha McNerney head shot

Have you ever wanted to star in a rap video? Then have you seen Tasha McNerney rapping in Dexdomitor Remix? It's a YouTube video she and some coworkers put together.

There's also a funny part that a veterinarian plays in the video. This one had us cracking up!


Just two more days for free eye exams
The fifth annual ACVO/Merial National Service Dog Eye Exam events in May provide free eye exams to service dogs throughout the U.S., as well as Canada, Puerto Rico and Australia. Veterinarians may also discuss tips on eye health for all pets. For details on an event near you, visit


The Ferret Squad
Ferret Squad (Movie)
Producers are seeking funding for a new movie - "The Ferret Squad." The film is about a young boy named Max, who smuggles his pet ferret into the state of California. He befriends a group of kids who run an underground ferret rescue and adoption organization, while living under the eye of an employee of California Fish and Game. But when his secret is exposed, Max must fight for what he loves, or lose his beloved pet forever.



Producers are hoping to raise at least $40,000 before June 10. They are also hoping that the film will help educate people. Why? Well, it is illegal to own ferrets in California and has been since 1933. There have been several bills proposed to change the restrictions, but none have passed.

Want more information about California's restrictions? Visit Dept. of Fish and Game for details on the state's position and's website for details on why some support changing the state's regulations.


*NAVTA does not endorse the movie or either group.


Become a leader in your workplace

Sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition


Do you want to be a leader in your workplace? Register for the NAVTA annual national conference. Don't miss out this year's continuing education opportunities, professional development, meeting colleagues in the field, and fun!

The full schedule is online now; check NAVTA's website for more details. Want to apply for a scholarship? Write a 500-essay and submit it with your conference registration online.


Save the date: Nov. 16 to 18, 2012, in Washington, D.C. 


Read all about Sandy Gregory  


Have you gotten to read the latest NAVTA journal? It includes a piece on the 2011 SCNAVTA Advisor of the Year, Sandy Gregory; a CE article on Diabetic Ketoacidosis; and a new section with photos and biographies on everyone who worked on this edition.


If you haven't renewed for 2012, seize the day and renew now, so you don't miss out on future editions!

If you renewed before April 6 and did not receive a copy of The NAVTA Journal by May 21, please contact Jacquie Ball at so we can double check your information and send you a complimentary link to the online version of the magazine.

Need a scholarship to attend college and earn a degree as a veterinary technician or veterinary assistant? Check out NAVTA's scholarship page.

Do you know about a scholarship that isn't listed? Send Adrienne Lawrence details and a website link via for consideration.
Taking a trip?
NAVTA LogoBefore you book that trip, make sure you check and see what travel discounts are available to you as a NAVTA member!

There are discounts on car rentals and hotels for members. If you are a NAVTA member, be sure to visit the website and then call 1-800-652-5232 and identify yourself as a NAVTA member who saw this announcement in the Members Only Section of the website to receive your discount.

To see more member discounts, be sure to renew your membership and login to see other great deals (only logged-in members can see that page) just for you!

Do you have your login details? No? Email and Jacquie will be happy to give you all you need to log in to the website.