2022 Upcoming Events

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Transitioning to Teaching (Virtual)

Thursday, February 23, 2023 | 7:00 PM ET 

This will be a panel discussion with 6 educators both seasoned and new, discussing their transition to the educational world. We will have them share their stories and also answer questions regarding favorite teaching tools, difficulties in the profession, and advice for newcomers.
Heather Shannon

SPEAKER:
Heather Shannon, RVT has been a Registered Veterinary Technologist for over 30 years. During this time, she has worked for mixed animal practices in BC and Alberta, on a cattle ranch in BC as a herd health specialist and in academia. Heather was hired by the TRU Animal Health department in 2007; she is a full-time tenured faculty member with the achievement of Associate Teaching Professor. Heather has taught and created onsite, distance and open learning courses. She is currently the Chair of both the onsite and open learning Veterinary Technology Programs, as well as the Animal Welfare Certificate Program at Thompson Rivers University. Heather has been the President of the British Columbia Veterinary Technology Association and the President of the Registered Veterinary Technician and Technologists of Canada. Heather received the Registered Veterinary Technologist of Canada Making a Difference Award in 2019, the 2020 BCVTA Award of Appreciation and was nominated for the TRU Faculty Excellence Award in 2022.
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Past Events

The 2022 AVTE Annual Conference

The 2022 AVTE Annual Conference was held in a hybrid format in Philadelphia, PA. See and tag the 2022 conference photo album. We can't wait to see everyone next year in Rancho Mirage, CA - in August 2023!

Fireside Chat - Moving Your Program Forward
Thursday, June 30 |1-2 pm 
Virtual Event

This informational session details the importance
of documenting electronically in order to maximize your program’s efficiency, save time and other resources, as well as train your students to match the workforce. Learn the five main concerns with paper documentation and the five main benefits for online record keeping.

There will be a hands-on application demonstrating how electronic documentation of competency tracking using Platinum Planner online platform.


Speaker:
Jeff Dykstra
Director of Sales, Platinum Educational Group

Fireside Chat LMU Master of Veterinary Clinical Care
Wednesday, July 20 |10-11 am 
Virtual Event

Dr. Price will give an overview of LMU's MVCC program, the first master program in the US designed to build on the knowledge and skills of Credentialed Veterinary Technicians, giving these valued professionals a career ladder in the field of veterinary medicine. Bonnie E. Price DVM, MPH; Director Master of Veterinary Clinical Care, Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Bonnie Price has worked in veterinary education for over seven years and currently serves as the Director of Lincoln Memorial University’s Master of Veterinary Clinical Care Program, the first MS program in the US designed specifically for credentialed veterinary technicians to build on the knowledge and skills learned in AVMA CVTEA accredited programs. Dr. Price is the former chair of the Department of Veterinary Health Science and Technology at LMU and led the department through curriculum revisions, new program development, and enrollment growth.

Before training in veterinary public health, Price completed their undergraduate work in anthropology and biochemistry and participated in primate fieldwork and conservation studies throughout Central America and West Africa, which fostered a strong commitment to culturally competent and multidisciplinary approaches to improve health and wellness at the interface of animals, humans and the environment.

Dr. Price serves on the Board of Directors for Pawsibilities VetMed, which aims to actively increase the diversity of the veterinary profession based on gender, race, ethnicity, non-traditional career path, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, disability status, and veteran status through a novel pipeline approach to recruitment and retention.

Dr. Price is also an active member of PrideVMC’s Mentorship Working Group and DEI Working Group, which exists to promote and uphold PrideVMC’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion among its members, the larger LGBTQ+ community, the field of veterinary medicine, and all communities served by veterinary medicine.

Dr. Price earned a BS in Biochemistry, a BA in Anthropology, and their DVM and MPH from the University of TN.

Speakers:
Bonnie Price, Director Master of Veterinary Clinical Care

Track Veterinary Technology student progress with the customizable Trajecsys Centralized Clinical Recordkeeping® platform
Thursday, July 21 |1-2 pm 
Virtual Event

Attendees will learn how Trajecsys Centralized Clinical Recordkeeping® can support Veterinary Technology programs by eliminating paper forms, providing data in real-time, and customizing individual programs. Trajecsys clients are able to view, document, and report on tracking of essential skills in the lab and/or during externships seamlessly with online reporting, and to include externship time and attendance tracking with GPS locations and evaluations.

The attendee will learn how Trajecsys Centralized Clinical Recordkeeping® can support vet tech programs by eliminating paper forms, see data in real-time, and customize individual programs. Trajecsys clients can track essential skills in the lab and/or during externship seamlessly with online reporting

Speakers:
Haley Maas, Program Director Caris College
Jackie Howard, Program Director SUNY Delhi