The Executive Board would like to congratulate the recipients of the FVTA 2018 student scholarship awards. Each submitted an application and letters of recommendation from their instructors. Each recipient has been awarded a $500 scholarship.

Brittany Patrick       St Petersburg College

Danielle Ensell                        Eastern Florida State College

Keiyana Johnson            Florida A&M University

Please join us in congratulating them.


Watch for more CE opportunities coming soon

Regional Meetings and CE


Happy People, Happy Pets Symposium Saturday & Sunday February 24 & 25, 2018 8:00am-5:30pm
Holiday Inn Harbourside
401 2nd St Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785



The Miami Veterinary Foundation PUP E Program would like to to invite you AND YOUR STAFF the following FREE CE program in Coral Gables. 

Growl, Snarl, BITE!
Understanding, Preventing & Treating Common Forms of
Aggression in Dogs!
Presenter: Dr. Valarie Tynes, DVM, DACVB
(Veterinary Behaviorist for Ceva Animal Health)

Thursday, March 8, 2018  6:00PM to 9:00PM

 Registration/RSVP here



Exciting News! We are now accepting applications for the
2018-2019 UFVH Veterinary Technician Internship Program.

 Internship tracks are available in:

  • ·  Anesthesia & Pain Management
  • ·         Emergency & Critical Care
  • ·         NEW! General (Rotating)
Applications are due February 28th, 2018 with internship dates set for
June 18th, 2018 through June 30th, 2019.

This is a PAID internship and we are accepting one intern per track.

details and application here


Animal Health Veterinary Technician (Unpaid)

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is hosting an internship program for

veterinarytechnicians or senior students enrolled and in good standing at an AVMA accreditedveterinary technology program that are interested in pursuing a career in the zoo andwildlife field. The veterinary technician internship will provide extensive hands-on training,from a highly respected veterinary team, on a wide variety of exotic species.


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the details are right here



The December issue of the SART Sentinel - Vol. 13, #12 -
is online and available here.


Monthly Member meetings are held online at the

VSPN meeting room at 8:00pm on the last Thursday of the month  

Email reminders are sent to all active members



is a 4 yr old guinea pig that joined our family when the person who originally owned him discovered her child was horribly allergic. He let's my son carry him all over and even likes to take weekend trips with us. Dragon loves attention and doesn't like to share his pettings with the dog. If we stop petting him, to pet the dog, he will reach over and nip at the dog until we go back to petting him. Don't worry, the dog figured it out and nudges his way between our hand and Dragon.

Dragon does get curious which resulted in his getting stuck in the log. He waswalking around, with the log around his middle, but could not see where he
was going. My first thought was of Pooh and being stuck in Rabbit's house. Idec ided I couldn't wait for him to lose weight so I freed him. He has never crawled through that opening again.
Submitted by: Sharyn Garrigan-Niskala

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