FVTA Annual Meeting

Will you be attending VMX?

We can't wait to see you at our annual membership meeting Saturday January 15, 2022

at 6:00 PM.

Where: VMX conference

The Hyatt Regency Plaza International

Ballroom H


Certification Renewal is now available for the 2022/2023 term.  Please note that in-person CE will not be required for 2020/2021...all your CE can be virtual/online.


University of Florida Technician Joins American Heartworm Society Board

In recognition of the critical role played by members of the veterinary technician profession in heartworm disease management, the American Heartworm Society (AHS) has added a veterinary technician to their board of directors. Paola Dominiguez-Lopez, CVT, University of Florida Small Animal Hospital in Gainesville, Florida, joined the AHS board at their recent fall 2021 meeting. This marks the first time in its nearly 50-year history the AHS has included a leadership role for a veterinary nurse/technician on its board. The decision to change the all-volunteer board’s make-up was made at the spring 2021 board meeting following a unanimous vote in favor of the move, with recruitment taking place over the summer.

AHS board president Chris Duke, DVM, of Bienville Animal Medical Center in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, welcomed the addition, saying, “Paola exudes energy and enthusiasm, as well as a passion to help pets. And given everything veterinary technicians do—from educating clients about heartworm prevention to collecting and analyzing blood samples in heartworm testing to assisting with the administration of adulticide therapy in heartworm treatment—we wanted to recruit a board member who could represent the needs of CVTs while also working with us to shape programs that address those needs.”

Dominiquez-Lopez echoed these comments. “It is wonderful to be part of an organization that advocates for the importance of heartworm prevention, on-time diagnosis and proper heartworm treatment—all three of which are vital in the fight against this prevalent disease,” she stated. “I’m proud to represent the veterinary technician/nurse community by joining the AHS board of directors.”

About the AHS  --  Founded during the Heartworm Symposium of 1974, the American Heartworm Society (AHS) aims to further scientific progress in the study of heartworm disease, inform the membership of new developments and encourage and help promote effective produces for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heartworm disease.


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The FVTA supports NAVTA's Veterinary Nurse Initiative 

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White Oak Conservation

Oak Conservation Veterinary Technician Internship

The Veterinary Technician Internship, at White Oak Conservation, is an extended opportunity that provides a post-graduate, continuing education opportunity for certified veterinary technicians intending to work in the zoo and wildlife field. The internship will provide extensive hands-on experience working clinically with a wide variety of exotic species within an AZA certified zoological setting with highly respected veterinary staff.

For more information regarding this opportunity click the professional training link below.



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