Special report from NAVC: Update on NAVTA's veterinary assistant certification

Special report from NAVC: Update on NAVTA's veterinary assistant certification

The first NAVTA-approved veterinary assistant examination will be administered this spring.
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Jan 18, 2011

Orlando—In their General Membership Meeting at the NAVC yesterday, leadership from the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) announced that the first NAVTA-approved veterinary assistant examination will be administered starting in April through VetMedTeam.com. For more details from NAVTA Communications Director Sandy Sponaugle, watch the video below, which was filmed live at NAVC.


In the same NAVTA meeting, leadership also announced the first two schools with NAVTA-approved veterinary assistant programs: Front Range Community College, which has campuses throughout Colorado, and Brookdale Community College in collaboration with Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, N.J. Classes are scheduled to begin early this year. For more information about the importance of attending an approved assistant program, watch the video below with Janet McConnell, CVT, director of nursing at Red Bank Veterinary  Hospital.



Proceedings papers for techs

The very best behavior advice for new puppy owners (Proceedings)

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The entire hospital staff should play a role in the counseling of new puppy owners.

The technician's role creating a behavior centered veterinary practice (Proceedings)

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A focus on pet behavior in the veterinary clinic is an excellent practice builder.

Trying times--dealing with canine adolescent dog (Proceedings)

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A behavior wellness exam is an opportunity to check up on a pet’s behavioral health and answer any related questions a client may have.

Enriching geriatric patients' lives (Proceedings)

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An important time for practices to include a behavioral exam is when a pet becomes a senior.

Tubes and tracheas--all about endotracheal tubes and lesions in difficult intubations (Proceedings)

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Endotracheal tubes are usually made from silicone, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic or red rubber.