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  • 21 Sep 2013 4:12 PM | Anonymous


    911 Drive 2013


    News from the Schools

    Eastern Florida State College


    Hello Everyone!

    The Fall term is here and, even though the weather is cooling off , classes and activities are heating up! Our Vet Tech Club continues to be one of the more active and enthusiastic clubs on campus!

    The new freshmen class has settled into the program and club activities nicely.  Sophomores are getting ready to graduate in December and are actively preparing for the VTNE. Submersed in class, we as future veterinary technicians have not forgotten one of the most important things in our chosen field: client education. We have continued to promote client education on campus through a series of bulletin boards promoting awareness on topics like dental care, emergency treatments, and hurricane preparations.

    Other activities worth noting in which we are participating or have participated 


    • Class has officially begun for Fall 2013. There are now 39 students enrolled in the veterinary technician program. 24 enrolled students are active club members and complimentary FVTA members. There are 4 students set to graduate this December in the club (10 students including non-club members).


    • We made and delivered our annual 9-11 baskets for our local (50+) canine officers and their handlers.
    • We will be participating in one of the Central Brevard Humane Society’s biggest fundraisers of the year, Paws at the Pier and make sure our four-legged friends stay well hydrated.
    • We anticipate having an educational display at the Humane Society’s Paws at the Park event October 26.

    October:  Commemorate National Vet Tech Week

    • Students are planning to travel to the University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine to attend the annual Vet Tech conference- attend lectures, participate in a variety of wet labs and tour the facility.
    • We will be recording several public service announcements to air on the radio to promote client education on topics like heartworm prevention, flea and tick control, microchipping, and Care Credit.


    •  This year, we are planning our annual club trip to be at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Here, we will be going on a behind the scenes tour and have the opportunity to network with potential future colleagues and employers.


    • Graduation time is here! Good luck to all my fellow graduates and future veterinary technicians.

    Respectfully submitted,

    Kayla Hill, Veterinary Technology student

    FVTA liaison 2013

  • 11 Aug 2013 12:08 PM | Anonymous

    Upcoming CE event happening at UF.  See this link for a brochure and details.


  • 02 May 2013 2:59 PM | Anonymous

    News from the Schools

    Brevard Community College

    Hello Everyone!

    The Spring term is in its usual controlled chaos of classes and events. We continue to be one of the more active and enthusiastic Clubs on campus!

    We have welcomed our newest class of freshmen and are enjoying getting to know them better through club activities with the school and club meetings. Through a series of campus bulletin boards, students are actively promoting awareness about our chosen profession, dental care and what a visit to the veterinarian can achieve.

    Other activities worth noting in which we are participating or have participated:


    • We welcomed the latest freshmen class to the program and the vet tech club. There are now 45 students enrolled in the veterinary technician program, all are (complimentary) FVTA members and 23 are active club members..

    • Several sophomores and graduates attended the NAVC conference in Orlando.


    • As a club, we posted a bulletin board about pet dental care.


    • Dedicated students volunteered time during spring break to inspectpoultry at the local 4H fair.


    • Twenty nine students attended the Florida Veterinary Medical Association conference in Orlando.

    • We also represented the school at the Clearlake Animal Hospital Open House and made a donation as a club. Donations will benefit local rescue groups.

    • As a club, we participated in the Cocoa Relay for Life as part of the Critter Crew. While attending the Relay for Life, we reminded people that pets get cancer too and how this can affect them. We provided a brief presentation in recognition of pets with cancer. The Critter Crew raised over $1500 for the American Cancer Society and a final tally has not been made yet.

    • We are also organizing several public service announcements to air on the radio to get the word out on several pet concerns. These radio PSAs can be periodically aired and will include topics such as coping with the summer heat, flea and tick control, and heartworm prevention.


    • During national Pet Week, the Vet Tech club will be selling candles to benefit the Central Brevard Humane Society to help them purchase an ultrasonic machine.

    We have one graduate this spring. We all wish Amy Gilbert, previous FVTA liaison, good luck with her future and her VTNE.

    Respectfully submitted,

    Kayla Hill, Veterinary Technology student

    FVTA liaison 2013

  • 29 Apr 2012 8:54 PM | Anonymous

    Are you a sudent member?

    (If not, join for free, you still have time!!)

    The Florida Veterinary Technician Association offers a
    $500 Scholarship
    annually to a student member.

    Every September

    Just in time to purchase books, etc!!

    Details will be posted here for 2013. 

  • 01 Nov 2011 9:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There were several  applicants and all were worthy as they demonstrated the characteristics and the future hope of our profession. FVTA Scholarship winners were voted on and chosen by the Executive Board. Heather and Cynthia Salinsky both received $500 and a necklace with a Veterinary Technician Caduceus charm. Join us in congratulating them!

  • 28 Oct 2011 7:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Yes it is finally here-online submission of certification applications for new graduates, renewals and veterinary technicians from out of the State of Florida! Payment can be submitted via PayPal and you will receive email conformation of your submission.You must submit your CE form separately at this time but in the future we hope to have it all incorporated into one process. If you have any questions contact president@thefvta.net or certification@thefvta.net
  • 05 Oct 2011 7:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Do you have a favorite picture of your pet? Send us a copy or post it on our Facebook page. We all know and love animals.  And who know, we may also have great stories to tell on what we have learned, shared and the adventures we live with our four-legged companions.

    So what is your favorite pet? Send us your Kodak or Canon moments.
  • 04 Sep 2011 7:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Florida Veterinary Technician Association (FVTA) recognizes that the State of Florida’s Board of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) does not regulate the certification, licensure, or registration of credentialed veterinary technicians (CVT).  As a result, many highly qualified CVTs have allowed their certifications through the FVTA to lapse, presumably due to a lack of incentive to maintain certification.  In the coming years, the FVTA intends to aggressively seek recognition from the BVM for CVTs as licensed (LVT), registered (RVT), or certified (CVT) just as the great majority of other states have done.  When this occurs, we want to ensure that no deserving veterinary technician is left behind without the credentials they have earned through education, examination, and continued professional development.

    It is the opinion of the FVTA’s Executive Board that we must first build a strong foundation of active, credentialed members within our association.  In an effort to do just that, the Executive Board has voted on and approved an Amnesty Program which will allow those veterinary technicians whose certification has lapsed to re-certify through the FVTA – please refer to the Amnesty Application for specific requirements.  It is our hope that this program will allow us to build strength in numbers so that our voice can be heard and the passion and dedication that each of us have for our profession will be acknowledged by the BVM.    

    Click here for the application.

  • 31 Aug 2011 9:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The HCC Veterinary Technology Program celebrated its second graduating class on May 6th, when 20 new graduates received their Associate of Science degrees during HCC’s 42nd Annual Commencement.  One week earlier, on April 28th, the new veterinary technician candidates received their veterinary technician’s pins and took their professional oath. 

    The pinning ceremony has become a popular new tradition in the HCC program, and many proud family members and friends attended this year’s event.  The veterinary technology community has good reason to be extremely proud of our graduating students and many of them have already obtained positions in local practices.  We all wish them the best of luck as they take their Veterinary Technicians National Examination this summer.

    Also, this year HCC received 62 applications for the class of 2013; acceptance letters were sent to 36 individuals.  Not only was this a record number of applications for the HCC program, but the quality of the applicants was extremely high.  The average GPA for general education prerequisites for the accepted applicants was an astonishing 3.67.

    Meanwhile, this summer, members of the Class of 2012 are continuing with their third term by taking classes with Dr. Vincent Centonze and Ms. Anderson, CVT, in Clinical Pathology lecture, Clinical Pathology Lab, and Work Experience externships.  So some of you may see them around your clinics during the summer.

    Other new happenings include the acquisition of a new classroom.  The veterinary technology program now occupies the entire north end of the John R. Trinkle Center at the Plant City Campus.  You’re all welcomed to stop by and visit our new facilities.  If you would like to do so, or if you would like more information about our program, please contact Dr. Vincent Centonze at (813) 757-2145 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (813) 757-2145      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (813) 757-2145      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or email at vcentonze@hccfl.edu  or Ms. Carrie Jo Anderson, CVT, at (813) 757-2141 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (813) 757-2141      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or email at canderson2@hccfl.edu .

  • 31 Aug 2011 9:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The end of December 2011 begins a new certification cycle for the years 2012-2013.  You soon will be receiving information through the mail and/or email regarding renewing your certification. Certification applications along with CE forms can now be submitted online as well as payment through Pay Pal. 15 CE credits are required for every 2 year period. For applications and CE form click on certification link on the left side of the home page. Membership for 2 years is include with every Certification.

    Active and Associate Memberships are renewed yearly, you can find applications on our website. Just click on the Membership link on the left side of the home page and you will find information regarding renewing or applying forMembership.

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