Veterinary Nurse or Veterinary Technician?    

The Veterinary Nurse Initiative: An Update to the Veterinary Technician Credentials

Presented by Ed Carlson, CVT, VTS (Nutrition)

 Veterinary medicine is changing and so is our profession. It’s growing, expanding, and changing, it is an exciting time to be a veterinary technician! Or are we veterinary nurses?

 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:

  • What is the Veterinary Nurse Initiative?
  • 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?

This presentation is approved for 1 CEU and provided by the NHVTA.

Location: Fireside Inn & Suites - Sunday, September 23, 2018

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Additional locations and fall dates TBD


Managing Chronic Kidney Disease in Dogs and Cats

Presented by Lynda Vermillion, CVT, VTS (SAIM)

Sunday, October 21, 2018

This lecture discusses the pathophysiology of chronic kidney disease and the role of the veterinary nurse/technician in assisting the veterinarian with sample procurement and handling, patient treatment/hospitalization, and client communication.  Successful strategies in dealing with nutrition and at home care will be discussed. Time permitting, attendees will be free to share their experiences with client communication for at home care.

There is no charge to attend this CE, however, registration is required to ensure adequate seating.

This lecture is approved for 2 CEU by the NHVTA

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