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Veterinary Technician Symposium

June 25–27, 2018

 

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 Ultrasound

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.

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, 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

Download a registration form. (PDF)

Audience:
Veterinary Technician

Category:

Scientific

Level:

Standard

CE Hours:

24

Date:

June 25-27, 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, JUNE 25

7:00a Transportation to Oquendo Center
7:30a Breakfast
8:30a Welcome by Dr. Anthony Pease, WVC Chief Veterinary Medical Officer
How to Successfully Implement Change in Your Practice: Applying Newly Gained Knowledge & Skills by Heather Prendergast, WVC Veterinary Technician Board of Directors
9:30a

Breakout Sessions in Fear Free Behavior, Diagnostic Procedures, Anesthesia

12:00p Lunch
1:00p

Breakout Sessions in Fear Free Behavior, Diagnostic Procedures, Anesthesia

5:30p Transportation to hotel, and Reception
6:30p Reception Virgil’s Real BBQ

DAY 2 – TUESDAY, JUNE 26

7:00a Transportation to Oquendo Center
7:30a Breakfast
8:30a NAVTA Update with Kara Burns
9:30a Breakout Sessions in Fear Free Behavior, Diagnostic Procedures, Anesthesia
12:00p Lunch
1:00p Breakout Session in Fear Free Behavior, Diagnostic Procedures, Anesthesia
5:30p Transport to hotel, dinner on your own

DAY 3 – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27

7:00a Transportation to Oquendo Center
7:30a Breakfast
8:30a Breakout Sessions in Fear Free Behavior, Diagnostic Procedures, Anesthesia
12:00p Lunch, class photo in the lobby
1:00p Breakout Session in Fear Free Behavior, Diagnostic Procedures, Anesthesia
4:00p Set Your Course – Speaker Q&A, Kara Burns will moderate
5:00p Transport to hotel or airport

Disciplines

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Behavior

Anesthesia

Ultrasound

Speakers

Harrah’s Las Vegas

3475 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Tel: (800) 214-9110
Room rates for June 24 – 28 are $70/night, plus $20 resort fee (excludes taxes)

Make Reservation

* Room rates cutoff for June dates is June 4, 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

FAQs & Technical Support

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Questions?

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