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Top 10 reasons to attend the Back to School Conference for Veterinary Technicians

Below is your countdown of the top 10 reasons to attend the Veterinary Technician Back to School event July 23 and 24 in Davis, California or via videoconference in Irvine or San Diego.

1. A continuing education program designed specifically for the veterinary technician – Veterinary practices rely heavily on the knowledge skills and abilities of veterinary technicians. This conference is designed to enhance your role as a member of the health care team. We are committed to providing world class RVT / Veterinary Assistant education! (June 13, 2011)

2.  Take it to work – The lectures will provide information that can be taken back to work and put to use the first thing Monday morning! (June 6, 2011)

3.  Attend small group workshops – Four limited enrollment workshops are available for small group interaction with instructors.  Gain “hands on or brains on” knowledge and experience.  Sessions include critical care techniques, suturing techniques, CPR and grief counseling. (May 31, 2011)

4. Large animal and exotic animal lectures – We not only focus on small animals but there will be sessions that address large and exotic (small mammal) animals.  The full-day large animal track will take place Saturday, July 23, 2011. (May 23, 2011)

5.  Obtain up to 16 hours of CE Credit – If you attend the entire two day conference you will receive 16 hours of CE Credit.  Many sessions will fulfill the requirements for the Alternate Route category for the California RVT examination. (May 16, 2011)

6.  Meet specialty certification requirements – Several lectures will fulfill the educational requirements for the Academy of Veterinary Emergency Critical Care Technicians, Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists and the Academy of Internal Medicine Veterinary Technicians. (May 9, 2011)

7.  Radiation Safety training – Radiographs are taken daily in practice; are you doing all you can to protect yourself?  A one hour lecture will be given on radiation safety.  This class will satisfy the Veterinary Medical Board’s requirement for radiation safety training for unregistered veterinary assistants. (May 2, 2011)

8.  New product information – Learn what is new in the way of veterinary products.  Visit with representatives from the leading animal health and nutrition companies, suppliers of equipment and visit the UC Davis Health Sciences Bookstore. (April 25, 2011)

9.  Networking – Networking is an important component to attending a continuing education conference. You have the opportunity to meet other technicians from around the state! Talk to people who have the same interest in patient care that you do. Discuss what you learned in the lectures with your colleagues.  Attend the CaRVTA annual business meeting – hear what the state association has done for its  members. (April 18, 2011)

10. Tour the VMTH – You asked for it!  By popular demand we will conduct tours of the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. (April 11, 2011)

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