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Personal/Professional Development

The NAVC Institute 2015 Offers In-Depth, Hands-On Learning

The annual NAVC Institute in Orlando, Florida, is now open for registration. Scheduled for July 26 to 31, this multiday, hands-on educational opportunity will offer 8 sessions that will immerse veterinary professionals in intense training. Today’s Veterinary Practice talked with David F. Senior, BVSc, Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) & ECVIM (Companion Animal), about …

The Power of Stepping Up & Reaching Out

Melinda D. Merck, DVM Veterinary Forensics Consulting, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia It is all over the news and social media—people making a difference. Through small and large actions and endeavors, positive changes and effects occur. The veterinary community—by the definition of what we do—makes a difference in the lives of animals and humans alike on a …

We Are All Simply Veterinarians

Christine Navarre, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Large Animal Internal Medicine) Louisiana State University Agricultural Center I recently had the opportunity to moderate a small animal surgery session at a continuing education event. For someone who has focused almost solely on food-producing animals for over 20 years, it was an unusual experience. It brought me back …

National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America – An Interview with Julie Legred, CVT

Since 2013, the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA; navta.net) and the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC; navc.com) have partnered to emphasize the critical role veterinary technicians play in animal health care. Facilitating this partnership is NAVTA Executive Director Julie Legred, CVT, who also fills the shoes of Senior Manager of Veterinary Technician Programs for NAVC. Here she …

Who Do You Want To Be?

In celebration of the NAVC’s new We LEAD empowerment program for women professionals (NAVC.com/WeLEAD) that will be introduced at the 2015 NAVC Conference, I want to kick start the conversation with some provocative questions: What kind of boss, partner, colleague, parent, and/or friend are you known for being? If your pets could talk, how would they describe you? …

NAVC Expeditions – An Interview with Dr. Debby Butler

NAVC Expeditions (navc.com/expeditions) offers veterinary professionals the opportunity to travel deep into some of the most intriguing destinations—from the jungles of Brazil to the ice caps of Antarctica—to study exotic native species and learn cutting-edge veterinary techniques from around the world. Leading veterinary experts guide the excursions, which are each limited to a small number …

Partnering to Bring Exceptional Education to You

Lesley G. King, MVB, Diplomate ACVIM & ACVECC Here at Today’s Veterinary Practice, we are proud to develop great relationships with organizations that share our goal: to provide the highest quality continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary team members. This issue marks our third anniversary, and our already established partnerships include collaborations with the Companion …

A Conference Focused on Doing More to Save Lives – An Interview with Aimee Gilbreath

Michelson Found Animals (foundanimals.org) is a privately funded, nonprofit organization that works alongside the animal wellbeing community to achieve one goal: find the big ideas that advance the safety of animals in our homes, our shelters, and everywhere in between. These practical solutions include responsible adoption initiatives, low-cost spay and neuter programs, and pet identification. …

Best Veterinary Care for Veterans’ Service Dogs: An Interview with Gina Jackson

In January 2014, The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), in conjunction with pet medical coverage provider Trupanion, launched the U.S. Veteran Service Dog Program. After a Veteran enrolls in the U.S. Veteran Service Dog Program, the program allows U.S. Veterans with certified service dogs unlimited access to veterinary care, and enables Trupanion to pay 100% …

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