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Aug. 21, 2012

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Executive Board Nomination
WVC Scholarships
CCCC's SCNAVTA
Submit Your Photos
NAVTA Conference
Blogs, articles, the journal, oh my!
PPPH announcement
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Call for nominations

NAVTA logo NAVTA is currently accepting nominations for the 2013 Executive Board. The individual making the nomination, as well as the nominee, must be active 2012 NAVTA members. For complete details about nominations and responsibilities for each office, or to submit a nomination, simply log-in to the NAVTA Members-Only section of the website at www.navta.net. Nominations must be received no later then Sept. 1, 2012.

Open positions for this election cycle are:

President-Elect
Three-year term beginning in 2013 with succession to the office of president in 2014 and past presi- dent in 2015. Nominees must: Be a NAVTA member in good standing for at least three years; served on a state association executive board for at least one term; and served on the NAVTA executive board in another capacity or actively served on a NAVTA committee for at least two years.

Treasurer
Two-year term beginning in 2013. Nominees must: Be a NAVTA member in good stand for a minimum of three years; served on state association executive board for at least one term; or served on NAVTA's Executive Board in another capacity; or actively served on a NAVTA committee for at least two years. Quickbook experience preferred.

Secretary
Two-year term beginning in 2013. Nominees must: Be a NAVTA member in good standing for at least three years; served on a state association executive board for at least one term; or served on NAVTA's executive board in another capacity; or actively served on a NAVTA committee for at least two years.

Member-At-Large
Two-year term beginning in 2013. Nominees must: Be a NAVTA member in good standing for at least two years; served on a state association executive board for at least one term or served on a NAVTA executive board in another capacity or served on a NAVTA committee for at least one year.

All nominees should understand the amount of time required for quarterly conference calls, travel, frequent emails and other commitments. Plus each member should understand the fundamentals of Robert's Rules of Order and must be willing to advocate and work for the veterinary technician profession.
 
Student Leader Scholarships

wvc logo There are two (yes, two!) veterinary technician scholarships available to attend the 2013 Western Veterinary Conference. The scholarships will be awarded to students who have demonstrated leadership skills within their student chapter of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians of America (SCNAVTA), as well as a high academic level throughout enrollment of their current veterinary technology program.
 

For details, visit NAVTA's scholarship page. Please note, that link is for members only. Don't have your login information? Contact Jacquie Ball via info@navta.net.

 
CCCC's SCNAVTA

The Veterinary Medical Technology Program of Central Carolina Community College in Sanford, N.C., re-established its SCNAVTA chapter and the chapter is more active than ever. It is comprised of first- and second-year VMT students with more than 100 student members.
SCNAVTA officers
 
 
 
 
Central Carolina Community College's 2013 SCNAVTA officers gather for a photo.
 
The chapter has spent their first year planning many activities and fundraisers for the upcoming year. We have already held several class bake sales, participated in the college's Activity Day by selling bandannas and homemade dog treats, and partnered with the local Chili's Restaurant for a night out fundraiser. The students volunteered to assist during a local 5K to raise money for the various foundations and scholarship associations at the college and helped to organize a dog wash to raise funds for the VMT foundation. We are planning some great events for National Veterinary Technician Week here at the college and we are very excited to send our chapter president to attend the NAVTA Conference.
CCCC has an outstanding group of SCNAVTA members and a lot of support from the college, we are looking forward to each year being even better than the last.
 
Trends wants YOUR technician photos

Trends coverThis October, Trends magazine is planning a special photo section for National Veterinary Technician Week. Send your best photos of "Technicians @ Work" to Trends editor Ben Williams (ben.williams@aahanet.org). The best entries will be published in the October issue of Trends. Limit of five photos per practice. Photos must be received by Sept. 1.
 
Please note: Photos must be high-resolution (1 megabyte or more) and include practice name, technician's name and a short caption on what they are doing.
 
NAVTA Conference
Sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition
 
Ever wanted that edge on the competition? NAVTA's annual conference is just what you are seeking.
 
Check out the newly updated schedule for the annual conference held in our nation's capital from Nov. 16 to 18 later this year. You'll want to make sure not to miss a moment of it!
 
Members pay $150 to register for the weekend, or you can go for just a day for $90. Nonmembers pay $300. To register or for student and group rates, visit NAVTA's registration page.
Blogs, articles, the journal, oh my!

Corrected NAVTA journal cover July August 2012
We're looking for great technicians, such as yourself, to write about a couple of different topics in future editions of The NAVTA Journal and an upcoming blog:
  • Seniors: We're looking for technicians to share information on senior topics.
  • Large animals: We'd love to publish more information on topics concerning large animals.
  • Bloggers: NAVTA is launching a blog to feature great entries written by knowledgeable veterinary technicians and assistants, such as you. Since this is in the works - contact us ASAP with your idea!

We want new, unpublished work for the journal and the upcoming blog. Contact Adrienne Lawrence via editor@navta.net today to be involved.

 

All authors must be members. Not a member? Why not? A new member pays just $25 for their first year! Memberships are good from January to the end of December each year. Join today.

 

New Practice Resource Tools

After nearly a year of research and planning, the Partnership for Preventive Pet Healthcare unveiled its new public face along with uniquely designed tools and resources designed to eliminate barriers to pets receiving preventive healthcare.

 

The tools are designed to offer real solutions for clinics in the area of communication with clients, delivery of preventive care services and to explain the value of routine care.

 

For details, visit NAVTA's news page.

 
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Senior Care

Are you interested in senior care topics? The International Veterinary Senior Care Society may be a great resource for you. IVSCS's mission is to provide resources targeting the complete health care needs of senior pets to the veterinarian, their team and clients.