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Veterinary Nurse or Veterinary Technician? The Veterinary Nurse Initiative: An Update to the Veterinary Technician Credentials
VCA Capital Area Veterinary Emergency and Specialty (CAVES)
1 Intervale Road
Concord, NH 03301
United States
Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
Category: Events

The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) has launched the Veterinary Nurse Initiative (VNI). The goal of the VNI is to standardize the credential for our profession in terms of credentialing requirements, title, and scope of practice throughout the nation. A standardized credential will unify the profession and grow professional recognition. Some of the questions this presentation will answer include:

  • Why change the current “Veterinary Technician” title to “Registered Veterinary Nurse”?
  • How will changing the title of Veterinary Technician impact credentialing standards?
  • How might this affect me?
  • Will this open new career opportunities?

Speaker bio:

Ed Carlson, CVT, VTS (Nutrition) is the Technician Learning and Development Manager for Ethos Veterinary Health, East Region, and VetBloom. He obtained a VTS (Nutrition) in 2014 and lectures frequently at local, regional, and national veterinary conferences on a variety of nutrition topics. He is the Vice President of the Massachusetts Veterinary Technician Association, Treasurer of the New Hampshire Veterinary Technician Association and the Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians. Ed serves on multiple NAVTA committees including the Veterinary Nurse Initiative workgroup and is also a member of the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators.

This presentation is approved for 1 CEU and provided by the NHVTA. There is no charge to attend but registration is required to ensure adequate seating 

Location: VCA Capital Area Veterinary Emergency and Specialty (CAVES)

Click here to register

 Please note, this lecture will also be offered on April 25, 2018, at Port City Veterinary Referal Hospital