WVTA Newsletter March 2015
WISCONSIN VETERINARY TECHNICIAN ASSOCIATION
Brynn, WVTA President
Meet the WVTA Executive board members!
Hello I’m Khrista, the Legislative Committee Chair for the WVTA. I have been a CVT for 6 years now and could not imagine doing anything else. I am the lead technician at And Dogs Too Veterinary Clinic in Middleton, WI. In my free time I love to be outdoors with my husband Murray. We are usually hiking, camping, fishing, swimming, or ice skating if weather permits. We have a cat named Eda and a hedgehog named Fizzgig. This is my first year on the legislative committee and I am really enjoying it. I have always been interested in laws and politics, so this is right up my alley. I am very thankful we have an organization like the WVTA and proud to be a part of it.
WVTA Student Scholarship: DEADLINE IS MARCH 13, 2015
UPCOMING CONTINUING EDUCATION!
Anesthesia Dinner & Lecture: Presented by the WVTA
Date: Wed. March 11th, 2015
Speaker: Dr Rebecca Johnson DVM, PhD, DACVA
Fee: Free to WVTA members. $45 for Non-Members
This will event with include dinner during the lecture. Topics include information about ventilators and anesthesia on geriatric, pediatric and compromised patients.
Sponsored by Patterson Veterinary Supply and Midmark
Clinical Pathology Lecture & Lunch: Presented by the WVTA
Date: Sat. April 11th, 2015
Speaker: Dr Jennifer Brazzell, DVM, Diplomate ACVP
Fee: Free for WVTA Members/$45 for Non-Members
Location: Globe University Eau Claire
Topics include cytology, hematology, and quality control for the in-house lab.
Sponsored by Marshfield
Swing Into Summer Symposium: Presented by Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists
Date: Sat. April 18th, 2015
You’re cordially invited to our 7th annual SWING INTO SUMMER SYMPOSIUM taking place on Saturday, April 18 from 12:00 pm to 7:30pm. Please join us for a full day of complimentary accredited CE filled with a wide range of topics to benefit your entire team of professionals. Here is a sneak peek into the various tracks that will offered (and much, much more to come!)
Veterinarian Track Highlights:
· Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis
· Fracture Repair
· Histiocytic Disease
Technician and Management Track Highlights:
· Principles of Bandaging
· Exceeding Client Expectations
· Interview Do’s and Don’ts
We are pleased to present Laurel Braitman, PhD as our keynote speaker for our evening dinner session. She is the author of New York Times Science Bestseller Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves. Inspired by her dog Oliver’s debilitating separation anxiety and aggression, Braitman embarked on a journey around the world to study emotionally disturbed animals and the people who care for them. Her research led her to a remarkable and moving discovery – understanding distressed animals can help us better understand ourselves.
RSVP by April 1. Please visit lakeshorevetspecialists.com to complete your registration. Space is limited!
We are excited to be developing a new online CE portal that will be free to our members. We will provide more information soon!
The University of WI School of Veterinary Medicine also offers continuing education. These opportunities include in-person courses as well as internet courses you can enjoy at home.
NAVTA continues to have opportunities for continuing education as well.
- District Representatives
- NAVTA Representative
Let us know if you have any questions or would like to learn more about any of the listed positions. Come join us in making a difference in Wisconsin!
*secret hidden challenge* shhhhhhhhhh
The AVMA will be conducting two accreditation site visits this year for Globe University campuses.
Eau Claire site visit - May 20-22
Madison West site visit - May 27-29
From the CVTEA website:
The veterinary technician member must be a credentialed veterinary technician, preferably a graduate of an AVMA-accredited veterinary technology program. If at all possible, the candidate should be chosen by the state technician association. It is preferable that the veterinary technician not be a graduate of the program; however, the CVTEA recognizes that graduates of other accredited programs may not be available and will accept graduates of your program. The technician cannot be a member of the program advisory committee.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to express interest.
Relief Veterinary Technicians!
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New job postings are added every week so keep checking the WVTA Job Center.