North Carolina Association of Veterinary Technicians
2018 NCAVT Summer Newsletter
Greetings NCAVT Members!
I hope this letter finds you enjoying Spring and the quick approach of Summer. I am very excited to be addressing you as President of the NCAVT for this election year and to have the op portunity, once again, to lead this association and the profession I love to new heights in 2018.
The NCAVT has worked hard over the last few years to build as a professional association, to continue to bring great CE to the state and to advocate for our profession in new and exciting ways. This year will prove to be another great year as we set goals for this year’s executive board, building committee engagement, and growing our industry relationships.
We are excited to be launching new member benefits this year including web-based CE, more opportunity to network and a career center that allows you not only to search jobs but also to upload your resume and help employers find you! But we can’t do great things without the support and participation of our membership. We look to you for strength in numbers, feedback and guidance on how to best serve the needs of technicians in our state, and to network throughout our great state. We are putting out a call to action for all techs within our state to join the association, to be active and have a voice, and to encourage those around you to join and help our voices be heard. As we grow our benefits, numbers, and accomplishments, we ask you to join us!
I look forward to unveiling several new member benefits this year and driving our participation and numbers higher than ever. Please join your amazing, hard-working executive board and me for another great year!
All the best,
Beckie Mossor, RVT
2018 Executive Board
President: Beckie Mossor, RVT
Beckie is a Registered Veterinary Technician living in Wilmington, NC. She is a 2007 graduate of Central Carolina Community College. Beckie has had a diverse career including small animal, exotic, large animal, and mixed animal practices, as well as experience in academia and management.
Beckie is currently Executive Director of 3K9 Working Dogs Inc. a Service Dog training organization, she owns an independent Consulting and Relief business. Beckie has been published in several professional journals and enjoys professionally presenting across the country.
Beckie has served on her state association since 2008 and is proud to have been voted NC Veterinary Technician of the Year 2015. She serves as Treasurer and Chairperson for the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, and member at large of the Society of Veterinary Medical Ethics.
When she is not working or volunteering her time, Beckie enjoys time at the beach fishing with her husband and dogs, spending time on the water whenever possible, and quality time with her family.
Secretary: Maureen Susi, RVT
Maureen earned her Associates Degree in Veterinary Medical Technology from Central Carolina Community College in 2014. She is currently working a small animal practice in Greensboro as one of 2 RVT’s within the practice. Additionally, she holds an adjunct position at Central Carolina Community College. Prior to a career change in 2011, Maureen used her financial background to hold various positions within Volvo Financial Services. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, husband Chris and daughter Emma, while kayaking, golfing and hiking.
Her four-legged family members include; Biscuit who is a 14-year-old lab/beagle mix, Rascal who is an 11-year-old Beagle (alumni from the CCCC program!), Sophie, an 8-year-old Malti-poo, Jiffy, an 18-month-old orange tabby, Ari a 9 month old Medium Haired Calico, and finally, Doodles, a grey tabby cat whom she rescued approximately 12 years ago.
Newsletter Coordinator: Kim Lewis, RVT
Kim graduated from Central Community College in 1997 and became a registered technician that same year. She began her career in private practice in Wilmington, NC where she worked for 7 years. While in private practice she began working part time with Wilmington Animal Emergency Clinic and soon developed a larger interest in specialty medicine and turned her obligations to emergency medicine. In 2004, Kim began working for Eastern Carolina Veterinary Referral (a surgical practice) that soon after bought Wilmington Animal Emergency Clinic. She has helped both practices grow in many areas like management, quality control, education, and training. Kim currently is still with Eastern Carolina Veterinary Referral where her passion for anesthesia and analgesia keeps her striving to better herself and the practice.
Kim is very active with her two children; a daughter and son. She loves spending time on her property with her horses, geese, and chickens. In addition, her four-legged family includes two tortoises, a cat, 5 dogs and a guinea pig.
Kim is excited to become more active with the NCAVT, continuing to strive to improve acknowledgment and advancement of Registered Veterinary
PUBLIC RELATIONS: Carrie Fellows, RVT
Carrie was born in Canada and move to Europe when she was 11 years old. After graduating high school her family moved to Hilton Head, SC. She got her first job working as a veterinary assistant in a small animal hospital in 2000 and has been addicted to veterinary medicine ever since. She attended Newberry College in Newberry SC, where she received her Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Technology and Biology in 2007. She then moved to Raleigh in January of 2008 to work at The Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolina's, primarily in the ICU and Surgery on-call departments.
She started teaching at Miller-Motte College in April of 2011 and was promoted to Program director in October 2013. She loves teaching and could not ask for a better group of individuals to share her journey with her.
She shares her busy life with her husband, Charles, their daughter Myka and their two pets Ivy, a Doberman Pinscher and Dax their "Bad" cat.
Fundraising Coordinator: Carla Smith RVT, CET, CRV
Carla is a 2008 graduate of Gaston College with a degree in Veterinary Medical Technology. She is also a 1993 graduate of Central Piedmont Community College with a degree in Medical Assisting. She did her externship at Veterinary Referral Hospital of Hickory.
Carla has worked in small animal hospitals and practices before joining the Humane Society of Catawba County Newton Shelter in January 2015. She is currently the Intake and Foster Coordinator for the Newton shelter, which is the county shelter for owner surrenders and stray animals.
Carla was elected Fundraising Coordinator for NCAVT in March 2018.
Carla has previous experience with Raptor Rehabilitation as a former volunteer with the Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville NC.
Carla is a mother of two grown sons, a lovely daughter-in-law, and is a proud grandmother to Everleigh and Madilyn. She has a small zoo at home consisting of a Senegal parrot, a cockatiel, 3 parakeets, 4 dogs, 3 cats and a very old Ball Python. During her free time, she enjoys camping and hiking; star gazing and is always learning more about the Veterinary profession.
Vice President: Heather Hopkinson, RVT, VTS (Equine)
Heather graduated from Central Carolina Community College in 2006 and immediately found her dream job at the NCSU-CVM Large Animal Hospital. She previously served on the NCAVT Board in 2008 as the Recruitment and Retention Officer.
Heather's passion is in Equine Medicine and she received her VTS – Equine Veterinary Nursing in 2011. She is currently the President of the Academy of Equine Veterinary Nursing Technicians and enjoys speaking at National Conferences across the country. In her spare time, Heather enjoys herding with her four Border Collies.
Treasurer: Jeannie Losey, RVT, VTS (Dentistry)
Jeannie is a 1998 Graduate of Pierce College in Woodland Hills California. From 1998-2005 she worked in a small animal private practice in California, then in 2005 she moved to Cary, NC and started working at NCSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital in the soft tissue surgery service. In 2006 she helped establish the Dentistry service with Dr. William Krug who is a board-certified Veterinary Dentist. She joined the NCAVT Board of Directors as Secretary in 2009 and also obtained her VTS status in Dentistry.
She is married and has one son who likes to play video games. She has two dogs, Mya and Cooper. She also has Cleo a snake and foster turtles for the NCSU Turtle rescue team. She enjoys running, kayaking, gardening, spending time with her family and presenting continuing education in the field of veterinary dentistry. She is a member of NAVTA and the Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians.
NCVMB RVT Representative: Robin Lazaro, RVT, VTS (ECC)
Robin is a 1987 graduate from SUNY Delhi, she then completed an externship at Cornell University where her love of ICU developed. She and her husband made the big jump to move south when she accepted a position at NCSU as an ICU Technician in 1990. She has been with ICU ever since, over 20 years as a tech and currently supervising the ICU for the past 6 years. She obtained her VTS in ECC in 2006 and speaks nationally at veterinary conferences.
She is married with one daughter in grad school and engaged to be wed later this year. In her spare time, she is also a licensed wildlife rehabilitator and enjoys the challenge of raising free range chickens and maintaining a functional garden in the same space. She also has a cat, Dinah, a dog Sadie and a koi pond and yes the fish and chickens all have names.
Education Coordinator: Kim Heisel, BAS, RVT, CVPM
Kim Heisel proudly resides in Charlotte, NC with her husband, their two boys, and a houseful of pets. She entered the veterinary field in 1998. Since that time, she has had the honor and privilege of a very diverse veterinary career. Kim has worked in a day, specialty/referral, and emergency practices with a strong background in both work as a technician and practice manager in those facilities. She has also worked in industry on the manufacturing side, performed consulting in practices, and provided CE presentations for veterinarians and support staff.
She attended school at St. Petersburg College in Florida where she earned her BAS in veterinary technology with a concentration in clinical and hospital management.
Kim is a registered veterinary technician, a certified veterinary practice manager, and is also Fear Free Certified. She is an active member of VSPN (as a board moderator), VHMA, VECCS, NAVTA, and NCAVT. This is her first year serving on the NCAVT board as the education coordinator. She currently works at Piedmont Animal Emergency and Referral Center in Matthews, NC. She is also a practice consultant for Veterinary Consulting and Team Solutions. Her interests and passions in veterinary medicine include emergency and internal medicine, staff development, practice management, animal behavior, and public speaking.
NAVTA Representative: Beth Green, RVT, CPhT
Beth attended AB Tech, graduating in 2006. She is also a certified pharmacy technician and fear free certified. Beth has served as both the Newsletter Coordinator and Member at Large for the Western Region on the NCAVT board.
Currently, Beth is Camp Operations Director at a Dog Day camp in Mills River. She is in school for her Bachelor's in Business Management and will graduate in May 2018. She also serves onthe board for NAVTA as a Member at Large.
Beth is married and has two daughters, four dogs, and a cat.
Members at Large:
Nicolette McNeely, RVT
I was born in Montreal, Canada and moved to North Carolina with my family in 1993. I am married to a Raleigh native and I have two red-headed daughters. Our family is fortunate to have a 5-year-old Beagle rescue named Dory, and a one-winged Quaker parrot named Quackers.
I have always known that I wanted to work in veterinary medicine. Immediately after high school, I attended tech school at Central Carolina Community College and followed up that degree with a Bachelor’s in Zoology from NCSU. I have been teaching in the veterinary technology program at Miller-Motte College in Raleigh since January 2012 and I enjoy teaching very much. I am also the adviser for the student chapter of NAVTA at Miller-Motte.
I got my start in veterinary medicine when I was 16 as a kennel assistant. After tech school, I worked in exotic medicine at Avian and Exotic Animal Care for 3 years. Finally, I moved on to small animal emergency/specialty medicine at VSH Cary where I worked for 8 years until I began teaching.
I really appreciate the chance to serve as the Member at Large for the Central Region. I have a passion for veterinary technology and I feel that this is a great opportunity to contribute to this profession, which has enriched my life in so many ways. I hope that I serve you well.
Jennah BoSch, RVT
Jennah began work in the veterinary field as a kennel attendant in 1994, and graduated from Central Carolina Community College with a degree in Veterinary Medical Technology in 1999. After a 4-year stint in Richmond, VA to work in emergency and critical care, Jennah moved back to NC and helped establish a new veterinary emergency clinic in eastern North Carolina. She returned to general practice in 2007, and moved to Wilmington a couple of years later, where she's worked at Needham Animal Hospital since. Jennah’s career has spanned emergency and critical care, radioactive Iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism, general practice, management, oncology, exotics, surgery, radiology, and many more genres. She is a former NCAVT board member (President and Vice-President) and a previous advisory board member for Central Carolina Community College’s Veterinary Medical Technology program.
Jennah, and her daughter, Cooper, enjoy travelling, movies, going to the beach, and shopping. They share their home with rescue dog, Kion, and one-eyed cat, Jake from State Farm.
Mandi Johnson RVT, CVPM
Mandi is a registered veterinary technician living in Boone, North Carolina. She graduated from Central Carolina Community College in 2004, with an A. A. S. degree in veterinary medical technology. She began her career in private practice at the age of 15 and realized that veterinary medicine was where she wanted to be. She also received her certificate in Veterinary Management from St. Petersburg College in 2013.
Soon after graduating from CCCC she went from general practice to emergency medicine. Emergency medicine is where Mandi thought that she wanted to be until she got thrown into the business part of veterinary medicine. She helped create the general practice and pet lodging portion of her clinic and just finished setting up the new building that houses both of them. She is the hospital administrator to Animal Emergency Clinic of the High Country, Pet Care Clinic of the High Country, and Ridge Runner Pet Lodging. She attained her CVPM in April 2018!!!
Mandi is married with two sons, “Coy” and “Owen”. She has two cats, “Wittn” and “Pig”. One dog, her oldest son, “Obi”, that she has had since her days at CCCC. She loves to teach others about the business ins and outs of veterinary medicine. She is a proctor for San Juan College’s Veterinary Technology program. She also helped start the Western Carolina Veterinary Managers Association. She is a member of NCAVT, VHMA, VECCS, and NAVTA. When she is not working she loves to spend time with her family, playing video games, fishing at the beach or lake and watching her boys play sports.
NEW: NCAVT Career Center
The NCAVT Career Center is a premier resource to connect career opportunities with highly qualified Veterinary Technicians.
The Career Center will allow you to:
Search and apply to the best career opportunity at institutions that value your credentials!
Upload your anonymous resume so employers can contact you, but you maintain control of your information and choose to whom you release your information.
Receive an alert every time a job becomes available that matches your personal profile, skills, interests, and preferred location(s).
Access career resources and job searching tips and tools.
Search the resume database and contact qualified candidates proactively.
2018 NCAVT SPRING CONFERENCE
Each year NCAVT strives to improve each conference to be the best it can be! This conference was no exception! This year there were four tracks to peak different interests and labs to enhance your technical skills. This conference was filled with social activity and lots of prizes and raffles!! We are happy to say that we had great positive feedback from attendees!! Thank you everyone for all your suggestions and comments, you are how we improve and give you what you need!
Raffles and Prizes and More......
A huge thank you to Coastal Carolina Veterinary Surgical Specialists for the donation of our large door prizes and our cat tree raffle! Also to Dr. Ward for donating copies of his book Chow Hounds.
2018 VETERINARY TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR!
Ms. Amanda Hedman, RVT
Nominated by: Judy Wagaman, RVT
Dear Selection Committee:
I am very pleased to nominate Amanda Luce Hedman, RVT for the prestigious NCAVT Veterinary Technician of Year Award. I had the initial pleasure of being introduced to and working with Amanda at VSH in Cary. We worked together for two years. During that time I was quickly struck by Amanda’s passion for veterinary medicine, her clients and patients, and her dedication to learning and growing professionally as an RVT.
Moving forward, I was fascinated by Amanda’s world travels, and her eagerness to make a difference in the areas of animal welfare and protection. Through social media I have followed Amanda’s globe-trotting adventures as she has volunteered large amounts of her time with WorldVets International. Her travels and willingness to devote her time and skills to people and animal in need is inspirational. And while many of us cannot travel away from home like Amanda – her inspiration can and does relate back our ability to volunteer locally – to serve our communities on behalf of animals and their people.
During this time and between work and travels, Amanda also pursued her certificate of completion in Principle Techniques of Small Animal Anesthesia and is an official member of the veterinary anesthesia nerd society.
More recently, Amanda has joined the faculty team of Miller Motte College in Raleigh. Once again, Amanda is giving back in the name of veterinary technology education. She is gifting her students and our future colleagues with her experience, skills, passion and devotion, and her wonderful sense of humor and self. What greater gift is there to share?
I cannot think of a more deserving individual than Amanda Luce Hedman to receive this distinguished honor.
Thank you for your consideration.
North Carolina College of Veterinary Medicine Open House
NCAVT attended the NCSU open house March 24. We represented all the accredited schools in our state and educated the public on what it means to be a registered veterinary technician. We had a great response from the public and many college-bound students taking informational pamphlets to contact our technician programs.
A very appreciative thank you to Juliana Ruiz, a current VMT student from Miller-Motte and Mary, RVT for helping Kim Lewis, RVT with this community outreach opportunity.
Save the date, the next open house is on March 30, 2019. As always, we are looking for volunteers to help with the booth and educate the public about the role of a Veterinary Technician. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2018 Fall Conference
October 13, 2018
We are currently putting together the speaking schedule.
Interested in speaking? We are accepting abstracts. Please submit to email@example.com
Asheville-Buncome Technical Community College
Asheville-Buncome Technical Community College
This spring semester the students in Large Animal Practices were exposed to extensive hands on labs for equine, bovine, caprine, ovine, porcine and camelid species. New this year was the opportunity to participate in both online lecture and on-site chute learning to obtain their Beef Quality Assurance certification. BQA is a national program to raise consumer confidence through offering proper management techniques and a commitment to quality through every segment of the beef industry. It was a great experience and gives new technicians great tools to help veterinarians educate owners on proper beef management practices. While the weather was 20 degrees and snowing, a fun time was had by all!
We also got an amazing opportunity to visit ECCO Aquarium in Hendersonville, NC, where one of our students is interning. This opens a whole new world for inland marine veterinary technology opportunities. In the photo here, one of our instructors, Amanda Garrett, RVT is utilizing her certificate in advanced imaging skills for us to investigate whether this shark is pregnant with this portable ultrasound unit. Specializing in specific areas of practice like this is also something available to graduating students. The ultimate goal of the program is to send out the most qualified veterinary technicians into the work force by staying on top of the most recent improvements and we are striving to do just that.
Currently in Clinical Practices level 1 we are working with handling patients in a fear-free manner, utilizing towels, treats, and low-restraint techniques to ensure the students are learning that less is often more in keeping the patients comfortable during handling. In the photo here, the students are taking the puppy’s pulse, while feeding Squeeze Cheese and letting its siblings investigate as they would in any relaxed setting.
- Crystal Lucinian, RVT, Laboratory & Inventory Manager Veterinary Technician Program | Asheville-Buncome Technical Community College
Central Carolina Community College
Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) VMT program graduated 47 students in May, 2018! Three of those students were accepted into the Veterinary Technician Internship program at Charlotte Animal Referral and Emergency (CARE) Hospital in Charlotte, NC!! This internship is for one year and they will rotate through different specialty services in addition to dentistry specialty and a feline only specialty clinic. CARE only accepts 5 veterinary technician graduates each year and we are so proud to say that 3 of those 5 are from our program! One of our graduates has started work at the equine hospital at NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. Another one of our graduates has accepted a position as a laboratory technician at IDEXX laboratories and the majority of the rest of the class has already found work at small animal general practices. We couldn’t be more proud of them!
- Amy Bettini, AAS, RVT, Instructor, Veterinary Medical Technology | Central Carolina Community College
The Gaston College Veterinary Technology Program graduated 23 students in the 2018 class. Of those 23, we had 9 students graduate with either High Honors or Honors. They were a very active class that did a lot to raise money and do fundraisers/food drives/supply drives for the shelter and for the animals affected by the hurricanes.
- Melanie Skinner RVT, Department Chair Veterinary Technology | Gaston College
Miller-Motte Technical College
The Veterinary Technology program at Miller-Motte College - Raleigh, began as a vision of the campus director in 2009. He recognized that there was a demand for qualified veterinary technicians in the area and believed that Miller-Motte College could meet the demands and expectations of the local veterinary community. The first group of students enrolled in the program in January of 2011. In November of 2012, the CVTEA/AVMA awarded Miller-Motte College’s Veterinary Technology Program its Initial Accreditation. Our first students graduated in April of 2013 with a diploma in Veterinary Technology and were eligible to take the VTNE in July/August of that same year. Since then our staff has been working hard to obtain our full accreditation from the CVTE/AVMA.
It is with great pleasure that I announce, Miller-Motte College’s Veterinary Technology Program, as of February 2018, has been Awarded Full-Accreditation from the CVTEA/AVMA.
- Carrie Fellows RVT, Program Director | Miller-Motte College
Nash Community College
Nash Community College has been preparing for their Veterinary Medical Technology program for over four years. After lots of hard work and dedication from the college and many partners, we can finally say it is here!
Our first cohorts start this August for the fall semester. We are accepting 20 this first year and the selection process has already begun. At Nash Community College, a point system has been established to determine eligibility and ultimately admittance into the program. Potential students receive points for having already completed a degree. Also, completing our veterinary assistant program or having hands-on experience with a veterinary hospital or shelter can help potential students accumulate points towards being selected. Potential students must take the HESI (Health Education Systems Incorporated) admission assessment exam prior to admittance into the program. Taking this admission assessment will also help them build points to be selected for the program. Potential students with the highest composite scores are subsequently selected.
Nash Community College has identified space in an existing building on campus that will house the Veterinary Medical Technology program. This existing building will start renovations this summer as part of a two-phase process to build the facility that will ultimately house the program. Initially, students and faculty will use an existing classroom space. This summer, what will become the Veterinary Medical Technology building will be renovated (phase 1). Phase 2 will be an expansion of this existing space. Phase 1 should be ready by the spring semester of 2019. Phase 2 should be ready by the fall semester of 2019. Seeing this space come together on paper has been very exciting, we cannot wait to see what it will look like when it is completed!
In the infancy of this program, Nash Community College conducted research and reached out to veterinary practices in Nash and surrounding counties, and they all agree there is a great need for more registered veterinary technicians in the area. All the veterinarians say they want RVT’s but cannot find them and feel having credentialed professionals enter the workforce in this, and all parts of North Carolina will help to evolve veterinary medicine for the state into a higher level of practice. Over the years, I have talked to so many people that wanted to become a veterinary technician but were unable to because of the lack of access to a program. Having a Veterinary Medical Technology program at Nash Community College will allow potential students access to the training they need to become registered veterinary technicians. Our hope is this program will help give potential students access to an affordable education to pursue what they love and decrease the shortage of registered veterinary technicians as well as help advance the veterinary technician profession.
This has been a dream of mine for some time to have a program in this part of NC and I feel privileged to be a part of this exciting adventure!
- Gail Harrell RVT, Director of Veterinary Medical Technology | Nash Community College
Recent graduate, Sally Kopp shares strategies for studying for The Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE)
Congratulations to my fellow graduates in completing an amazing yet tiresome veterinary medical technology program! In these last few months of studying for our upcoming National Board Exam, an issue has come to my attention. Not everyone is aware of the resources that we have available to us to prepare for this daunting examination. While some of these resources I have found have a cost associated with them, I have also found great study material at no cost.
Workbook for McCurnin's Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, 9e
Great Online Resources:
Vet Tech Prep - Includes the actual VTNE format and personalize matrix to help enhance your study habits.
AAVSB.org - Includes review material, samples questions, and practice exams directly from the provider of the VTNE.
VetGirl on the Run - The elite membership includes videos on procedures as well as blogs and webinars. Keep checking their website as they often have free webinars available. They do an excellent job of providing relevant and timely information about what is happening in veterinary medicine.
Free Online Resources:
Zuku Review Question of the Day. This site will email you a multiple choice question each day. It provides immediate feedback on your answer choice.
Veterinary Support Personnel Network (VSPN) - This site provides free membership to technicians and contains great information on topics including anesthesia, dentistry and pain management through their VSPN notebook.
Idexx Learning Center- Some content does cost money, however, the majority does not. Idexx provides videos and webinars about diseases and diagnostic testing.
I hope this has been helpful in your success. Good Luck!
- Sally Kopp
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Veterinary Shadow Opportunities
Mr. Keonte' Edmonds at Heritage High School is seeking community partners (CVT/LVT/RVT/DVMs) who are willing to accept students for shadow opportunities. Twelve students are currently enrolled in Veterinary Assisting Honors for the 2018-2019 academic year by application and have the opportunity to become certified! Students will need a total of 300 contact hours over the year working with a veterinary professional. In the past, see photos attached, students have enjoyed shadowing at different veterinary practices to include Muletown Veterinary Clinic and Tabbs Creek Animal Hospital. This curriculum is available through North Carolina Career and Technical Education, for more information contact Mr. Edmonds via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or (336) 209-5015.
In February it was announced that NAVTA was teaming up with Virox Animal Health to provide the veterinary technician community with a new education portal about cleaning, disinfecting, and infection prevention. The 3-part online course titled “If You Only Knew…” is available on the new online portal, www.ViroxLearning.com. This course will look at how the disinfectants used at a veterinary clinic can impact its patients in ways that might not always be so apparent.
In response to member concerns regarding lack of professional recognition and the need to unify the profession, NAVTA has partnered with The Veterinary Nurse Initiative to make strides in creating one title with a standard scope of practice and title protection in all 50 states. Legislative action is required to make this happen and is currently being introduced in three states. Although this process will not happen overnight, significant progress has been made in a short amount of time and will continue to occur over the next 5-10 years.For the most current information about the Veterinary Nurse Initiative, please visit www.veterinarynurse.org.
As many of you have heard, the Executive Board of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) accepted the resignation of Julie Legred, CVT, NAVTA's Executive Director. NAVTA thanks her for her years of service and dedication. The Executive Board is working with an interim Executive Director while we pursuing appropriate long-term management of NAVTA.
For emerging veterinary technician leaders in organizations and hospital teams: Join the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America and Dr. Kenita Rogers from the Veterinary Leadership Institute in an interactive workshop in effective and practical methods to work with diverse groups and communicating with positive dialogue in conflict. The workshop will also include an update and discussions on NAVTA activity.
Cost: NAVTA Members $75.00 Non-Members $99.00
NAVTA welcomes questions, ideas, or comments of any kind. The executive board is excited to continue bringing more opportunities to the profession, including educating the veterinary profession and public on the importance of veterinary technicians/nurses in the health and wellbeing of pets/animals of all kinds.
- Beth Green, NAVTA Member at Large