AUGUST
Veterinary Technician Symposium

August 6–8, 2018

Surgery, Pain Management & Rehabilitation

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The Veterinary Technician’s Symposium (VTS) was a sell-out event for the last three years with participants not only accelerating their careers but also having a great time and making valuable connections.

Due to popular demand, WVC is hosting two Veterinary Technician Symposia in 2018.

Featuring Multiple Disciplines

June 25–27: Behavior, Anesthesia and Diagnostics

August 6–8: Surgery, Pain Management, Rehabilitation

The event is a unique opportunity for Veterinary Technicians to increase knowledge and sharpen 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.

Key Takeaways

  • 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 group of technicians who are serious about their careers
  • Enhance proficiency to improve patient care
  • Have FUN in the Entertainment Capital of the World


Small-group, Hands-on Learning Environment

The 3-day seminar will begin with community-building activities and a baseline knowledge assessment.

Working in small groups, participants rotate through active learning stations that enable everyone present to experience the full extent of authority-centered lectures 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.

A Valuable, Educational Experience

WVC provides a hands-on CE experience across three days, which includes breakfast and lunch, and snacks and drinks for the breaks. An opening reception will be hosted Monday night at Virgil’s Real BBQ at the Linq, RSVP is required and guests are welcome for an additional $55; a $30 room credit will be provided for those staying at Harrah’s to be used for Tuesday dinner. Transportation to and from Harrah’s and the Oquendo Center is also provided.

Cost: $345

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Audience:
Veterinary Technician

Category:

Scientific

Level:

Standard

CE Hours:

24

Date:

August 6-8, 2018

Start Time:

Monday 8:00a

End Time:

Wednesday 5:00p

Venue:

Oquendo Center

Location:

Las Vegas, NV

Course Price:

$345

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Schedule

DAY 1 – MONDAY, AUGUST 6

7:00a Transport to Oquendo Center
7:30a Check-in and Breakfast
8:00a Welcome by Dr. Anthony Pease, WVC Chief Veterinary Medical Officer
Self-care by Rebecca Rose, AAS, CVT
9:00a

Breakout Sessions in Surgery, Post-Op Pain Management and Rehabilitation

12:00p Lunch
1:00p

Breakout Sessions in Surgery, Post-Op Pain Management and Rehabilitation

5:00p Transport to hotel, dinner to follow

DAY 2 – TUESDAY, AUGUST 7

7:00a Transport to Oquendo Center
7:30a Breakfast
8:00a NAVTA update
9:00a Breakout Sessions in Surgery, Post-Op Pain Management and Rehabilitation
12:00p Lunch
1:00p Breakout Sessions in Surgery, Post-Op Pain Management and Rehabilitation
5:00p Transport to hotel, dinner on your own

DAY 3 – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8

7:00a Transport to Oquendo Center
7:30a Breakfast
8:00a Breakout Sessions in Surgery, Post-Op Pain Management and Rehabilitation
12:00p Lunch, class photo in the lobby
1:00p Breakout Sessions in Surgery, Post-Op Pain Management and Rehabilitation
4:00p Set Your Course – Speaker Q&A, Kara Burns will moderate
5:00p Transport to hotel or airport

Speakers

Disciplines

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Surgery

Pain Management

Rehabilitation

Harrah’s Las Vegas

3475 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Tel: (800) 214-9110
Room rates for August 5-9, 2018 are $75/night, plus $20 resort fee (excludes taxes)

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* Room rate cutoff is July 16, 2018.

Participant Reviews

  • This was my first CE and it was amazing. The instructors were very helpful and knowledgable and the labs were great for hands on learning. I will definitely be trying to get my coworkers to come with me next year.

    - Sophia Troyer
  • I cant wait to come back next year!

    - Carla Artiaga (Knapp)
  • I really enjoyed the entire conference very informative and enjoyed all of the hands on we were able to perform.

    - Charlene Chantel Downey
  • I hope all the techs at my practice are able to come to future events.

    - Lindsey Bott
  • This was my first out of state CE and i came with no expectations. Ive had such a great experience both in class and outside of class with other people that share and understand my passion. Well done!

    - Alexis Tetrick
  • Best decision I’ve ever made.

    - Juerena Mccullegan

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More Information

Course Content
Janis Knoetzel, Med
Director of Education
E: j.knoetzel@wvc.org

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Registration
Penny McKay
Supervisor of Participant Experience
E: p.mckay@wvc.org