Veterinary Technician Symposium

June 26-28, 2017

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The WVC Veterinary Technician’s Symposium was a sell-out event in 2015 and 2016, with participants not only accelerating their careers but also having a great time and making valuable connections. The 2017 Veterinary Technician Symposium will focus on three practice areas — Dentistry, Emergency/Critical Care and Imaging-Ultrasound.

Increase your knowledge and sharpen your skills in just three days! Offered at the world-famous Oquendo Center in Las Vegas, NV, expert instructors – using today’s most innovative instructional approaches and technology – present skill-based training in critical practice areas. Participants will have an opportunity to:

  • Experience hands-on exercises that translate immediately to new skills
  • Master and practice techniques in the superbly equipped Oquendo Center
  • Interact with a like-minded “family” of technicians who are serious about their careers
  • Enhance proficiency to improve patient care and practice vitality
  • Have FUN in the Entertainment Capital of the World

The 3-day seminar begins with community-building activities and a baseline knowledge assessment via preliminary eLearning.

Working in small groups, participants rotate through active learning stations and experience the full extent of authority-centered lectures, workshops, and cooperative small group interaction. Hands-on labs round out the curriculum as individuals work with state-of-the-art equipment under the expert guidance of veteran instructors and knowledgeable equipment representatives.

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Veterinary Technician





CE Hours:



June 26-28, 2017

Start Time:

Monday 8:00a

End Time:

Wednesday 5:00p


Oquendo Center


Las Vegas, NV

Course Price:


2017 Disciplines


Emergency/ Critical Care

Imaging- Ultrasound



Amy Brenton Newfield, CVT, VTS (ECC)



Benita Altier, LVT, VTS (Dentistry)



David Liss, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)



Kate Lenio, MS, EdD


Linda Zalewski, RDMS, RDCS, Registered Vascular Technologist


Candice Hoerner, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)



Hard Rock Hotel
4455 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89169

June 25-28, 2017
Starting at $75 per night which includes a $28 resort fee. An additional tax is 12%. One night’s lodging will be charged to credit card at the time of reservation. Balance is due upon arrival plus a $50 per night deposit for incidentals.

Resort fee includes internet service, fitness center access, shuttle bus to and from the Fashion Show Mall on the Strip, newspaper delivery daily, printing of boarding passes, limited copies and faxes, and unlimited phone calls within the U.S.

A group rate is available three days pre and post conference, subject to availability.

Must book by MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017 to receive discounted rate.

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Opening Night Dinner

Culinary Dropout, Hard Rock Hotel
Monday, June 26, 2017 | 6:30-8:00p

WVC will host an opening night dinner at Culinary Dropout, a British-style gastropub at the Hard Rock Hotel. Dinner includes a three-course meal and one beverage. This is a seated dinner, but you are welcome to come and go as needed. 


  • LOVED that it is run by techs and specifically for us. great information to take back. - 2016 Participant
  • This was the best, most robust CE I’ve attended. It was very relevant to all kinds of technicians and I took a lot away from it. The hands-on was helpful and the small group sizes allow for actual practice. All around an amazing learning experience. - 2015 Participant
  • Very engaging instructors. Overall lots of fun! - 2016 Participant
  • Thank you for focusing on the specific needs for the vet technicians. I loved this experience! Enjoyable, informative 3 days. - 2015 Participant
  • The tech symposium was very informational, interactive and fun. - 2016 Participant
  • I love that this course was practical info that I can take back & use immediately. - 2016 Participant
  • The space (Oquendo Center) is amazing. I have never been in a facility like this for seminars. The instructors were Great. Great, great event! Can’t wait to come back. - 2015 Participant
  • Thank you so much! Best conference I have been to in 20 years in the profession. - 2015 Participant
  • It was a wonderful experience, got to meet a lot of new people, very well organized! Loved the instructors, they are the type of technicians we should all strive to be.Can’t wait to come back next year!!! - 2015 Participant
  • Really love this symposium. It was great for all skill levels. The lectures and labs were amazing. Great instructors. Keep up the good work – had a very educational and fun time. Thank you! - 2015 Participant

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2017 FAQs

What are the terms & conditions?

Terms of Payment

WVC Career Building Courses fees must be paid in full at the time of online enrollment. Should you wish to pay by check, please make check payable to WVC and mail check and registration form to P.O. Box 50755, Henderson, NV 89016.

Cancellation by WVC

WVC reserves the right to cancel courses at any time due to inadequate enrollment. Every effort will be made to notify registrants as early as possible of a course cancellation. A full refund of the course registration fee will be issued to the registrant in a timely manner. All fees and charges for travel and lodging arranged by the registrant are the sole responsibility of the registrant.

Cancellation by Registrant

Any person wishing to cancel their registration for a WVC Career Building course must make the request in writing by email, fax, or mail 30 days in advance of the course. A $50.00 processing fee will be applied. For your convenience, course registration is transferable to another qualified individual. A request for transfer of registration must be for the same course and must be completed by email at or by faxing 702.739.6420.

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Who can register?

Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Assistants

Can I register via fax, email or mail?

Yes, you can. Please download the PDF form.

WVC Registration
2425 E Oquendo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89120



What hotel will we be staying at?

Hardrock Hotel & Casino
4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

Click here to book your room.

Book by Monday, June 5, 2017, to receive WVC discounted rates. After this date, standard room rates apply and are subject to availability.

Will there be a CE certificate? How will I receive it?

Yes, certificates will be available after the event online on your WVC account.

Are meals included?

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided during the event, dinner is optional. There will also be snacks available during breaks. There will be a dinner at Culinary Dropout on June 26. If you have allergies, please indicate them in your registration process. WVC will do our best to accommodate all dietary request but cannot guarantee all needs will be met.

Will there be a reception?

WVC will host the opening night dinner at Culinary Dropout on the first floor of the Hard Rock Hotel.  Dinner will be 6:30 – 8:00 and will include a three-course meal and one beverage. 

This will be a seated dinner, but guests can come and go as they need to.  We’ll have one-half of the restaurant and one-half of the patio reserved.

Is transportation provided?

Daily transportation is provided from the Hardrock Hotel to the Oquendo Center. A shuttle will be available to the airport from the Oquendo Center following the conclusion of the event on Wednesday.

What should I wear during the course?

Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. Scrubs are preferred and are available onsite.

Will there be luggage storage onsite?

Yes, there will be luggage storage onsite. The Oquendo Center concierge will hold luggage until the day is done.

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Janis Knoetzel, Med
Director of Education

Carolyn Verduzco
Registration Director