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UC Davis Hosts Veterinary Technician Seminar

July 30, 2015

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Harold Davis, staff manager of the VMTH’s Emergency and Critical Care Service, won the 2015 California RVT of the Year Award.

--UC Davis Technician Wins California RVT of the Year--

July 30, 2015 - The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, in partnership with the California Registered Veterinary Technician Association (CaRVTA), recently hosted the Back to School Veterinary Technician and Assistant Seminar. This two-day event brought more than 325 participants to the UC Davis campus, as well as 60 webinar participants. Hailed as a premier event devoted to the continued professional development of veterinary technicians in California, the seminar is the largest educational gathering in the state that specifically caters to the unique needs and goals of veterinary technicians and assistants. 

The continuing education (CE) seminar was an opportunity for registered veterinary technicians and assistants to fulfill their mandatory CE credits, of which 20 are required every two years.

The Back to School Seminar featured 20 speakers and 16 hours of CE credits. The variety of lectures, as well as the level at which the lectures were delivered, provided multiple subjects for guests to further their veterinary skills and knowledge. Initial feedback from the attendees was positive, as several participants expressed their enthusiasm for the seminar, as well as appreciation to UC Davis for hosting.

“I loved seeing old friends and making new friends, all while listening to some fantastic speakers,” said one participant commented on Facebook. “This symposium always energizes me and renews my love of veterinary medicine.”

At the event, the CaRVTA held their annual membership meeting, and presented their California RVT of the Year Award. This year’s recipient was Harold Davis, RVT, VTS (ECC & Anes.), staff manager of the Emergency and Critical Care Service at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.

“Congratulations to Harold,” said CaRVTA leadership. “He truly is one of the founding fathers of our profession and continues to contribute to the advancement of veterinary technicians worldwide.”

The Back to School seminar is held every summer at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. To learn more about this and other CE events hosted by UC Davis, please see the Center for Continuing Professional Education’s website at

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Rob Warren
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