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.

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.

August 6–8: Surgery, Pain Management, Rehabilitation

Learning Outcomes

  • 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. The event includes breakfast and lunch, as well as snacks and drinks for the breaks. Dinner-To-Go will be available before returning to Harrah’s Tuesday and Wednesday evening. 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. 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
8:30a Welcome by Dr. Anthony Pease, WVC Chief Veterinary Medical Officer
Self-care by Rebecca Rose, AAS, CVT
9:30a

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

5:30p Transport to hotel, and Reception

DAY 2 – TUESDAY, AUGUST 7

7:00a Transport to Oquendo Center
7:30a Breakfast
8:30a NAVTA Update with Kara Burns
9:30a 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
5:30p Transport to hotel, dinner on your own

DAY 3 – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8

7:00a Transport to Oquendo Center
7:30a Breakfast
8:30a 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

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Surgery

Pain Management

Rehabilitation

Speakers

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.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Participant Reviews

  • Hands-on and engaging interactive learning style.

    - June Participant
  • It has been a great experience, I learned so much.

    - June Participant
  • Fun! Informative! Interactive!

    - Kim Castillo, RVT
  • Truly Impress With The Entire Conference! I will be coming back! Thank you to the instructors and WVC for thinking of us techs!

    - Tiara Barlow
  • Everything! Amazing 3 days of learning. I felt like I can go back to my practice and help better our facility and better myself overall as a technician

    - Monica A. Ibarra
  • Everything Was Well Planned And Educational. Exceeded My Expectations.

    - June Participant

More Information

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

FAQs & Technical Support

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