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June 26, 2012

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The AVMA Annual Convention offers education, networking and fun for technicians. NEW programming includes: Technician Boot Camp, Town Hall Meeting and a revamped Networking Reception, sponsored by Elanco Animal Health. Also new is the CE Refresh & Rewind area, sponsored by Hills Pet Nutrition-designed with you in mind.
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2012 Convention EditionNanette Walker Smith, MEd, RVT, CVT, LVT, recently emailed listing the reasons why her NAVTA membership matters:

  • NAVTA is the liaison representing the membership to AVMA, AAVSB, AVTE, and the state veterinary technician associations.
  • It is about membership - active membership - and the umbrella that helps move our profession forward.
  • NAVTA is to be the thread that links us all together from an association standpoint.
  • NAVTA is to be the logical connection between the U.S. and other countries for veterinary technology.
Why does your NAVTA membership matter to you? Email Adrienne Lawrence via with your list.


You, too, can be a great leader

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Do you want to know the secrets to great leadership? 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. 


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Journal cover July August 2012


We just finished the latest edition of The NAVTA Journal and it is filled with all kinds of great information. Look for details on a webinar NAVTA is hosting with International WIN; an article covering information for women who are pregnant and work in the veterinary field; and a new feature on preventative pet health care.


There's also three CE articles, member updates, and a case study.


Do you have a great idea for an article in the journal? Be sure to contact Adrienne Lawrence by emailing  


P.S. Only members in good standing receive The NAVTA Journal by mail. Have you missed the last few editions? If you haven't renewed for 2012, seize the day and renew now, so you don't miss out!  

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