National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America

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Date: December 1, 2014
Veterinary Dental Radiographic Interpretation 5 Part Series ON DEMAND WEBINAR
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Date: December 1, 2014
Simple and Surgical Extractions in the Dog and Cat 5 Part Series ON DEMAND WEBINAR
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Date: December 4, 2014
Keeping the Family-Pet Bond Strong- Through the Senior Years
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:: NAVTA News ::

NAVTA Technician Case Report Presentations!

November 3, 2014 Had an interesting case recently that you’d like to share? Wondering if you would enjoy public speaking? Or want to begin lecturing? Submit a case report for consideration using the guidelines listed below. If your case is selected you will present your
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Obesity Prevention Day

October 8, 2014 According to last year’s survey by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, an estimated 57.6 percent of cats and 52.6 percent of dogs in the U.S. are considered overweight or obese. In addition to a decreased life-expectancy, animals that are ove
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Vet Tech of the Year

Fill out the downloadable form (PDF) to submit your nomination for Veterinary Technician of the Year!

The deadline for nominations is Oct 1, 2014 (nominees must be NAVTA members in good standing). The winner will announced at the NAVC Conference in January 2015.

 

2013 Veterinary Technician of theYear:

 

Vickie Byard, CVT, VTS (Dentistry), CVJ

 

At the annual NAVC conference, the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA), annouced Vickie Byard as the NAVTA 2013 Veterinary Technician of the Year. Vickie is is a certified veterinary technician with over 30 years of experience.  She has crafted a diversified and exciting career for herself.  Vickie has worked at Rau Animal Hospital in Glenside, PA since 1985.  Early in her career, she began teaching as an adjunct instructor in the Manor College Veterinary Technology program while working full time clinically. In 2006, Vickie became a charter member of the Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians and she is a past-president of the academy. In 2008, she was invited to join a group of stellar technicians, the Bayer Technician Advisory Council, interacting with over 100 “stand-out” technicians mentoring their ability to reach their career goals. Vickie has authored numerous articles and has contributed chapters for veterinary technology books. In 2010 Ms. Byard was honored as the Veterinary Technician of the Year for the state of Pennsylvania. Most recently, she obtained official recognition as a Certified Veterinary Journalist.  Although, she is still working clinically, Vickie is the owner of, and frequent blogger for, PetED™ Veterinary Education and Training Resources, a source for hands-on, in-house training for veterinary practice.