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NAVC to host first annual global veterinary nurse virtual summit

NAVC launches latest dedicated continuing education program for veterinary nurses and technicians, “Level Up: Veterinary Nurses & Technicians”, on 16 to 17 October

The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) announces the launch of “Level Up: Veterinary Nurses & Technicians”, a new virtual summit hosted annually in October during veterinary technician appreciation week.

In honor of the extraordinary work veterinary nurses and technicians do, and thanks to the generous support of sponsors like Vetoquinol, the summit will be free to veterinary nurses and technicians worldwide. The veterinary nurse summit marks the first of the new Level Up series of virtual learning events that NAVC will host under its Virtual XP learning umbrella. Registration is open for “Level Up: Veterinary Nurses & Technicians” which will take place on 16 to 17 October.

“NAVC is dedicated to helping our veterinary nurses and technicians reach their full potential every day so they can continue to deliver their best to all who depend on them: veterinarians, clients and, most of all, patients. This is particularly important and timely given the surge in pet ownership and their owner’s desire to provide the best veterinary medical care possible,” said NAVC CEO Gene O’Neill. “The veterinary nurse virtual summit will enable veterinary nurses and technicians all over the world to participate and benefit in a learning forum many otherwise would not be able to attend. It’s very exciting and furthers the NAVC’s commitment to support the entire veterinary healthcare team.”

“Level Up: Veterinary Nurses & Technicians” provides veterinary nurses and technicians with a high-quality, complimentary virtual continuing education (CE) event in association with veterinary technician appreciation week. Each year, education sessions and sponsorship opportunities will be centered around a theme based on feedback from readers of the industry-leading publication, Today’s Veterinary Nurse, published by the NAVC. This year’s theme is patient advocacy, which supports the unique role veterinary nurses and technicians play as advocates for patient health to their owners, veterinarians and practice managers. Topics include patient advocacy, behavior, anesthesia and pain management, emergency critical care, and well-being. Veterinary nurses and technicians will receive up to six hours of CE over two days through the NAVC’s online learning platform, VetFolio.

“The NAVC has truly distinguished itself in its support for veterinary nurses and technicians. I’m so proud of the leadership role it continues to take to advocate for veterinary nurses and technicians everywhere,” said Paige Allen, MS, registered veterinary technician and assistant director of academic advising and recruitment for the Veterinary Nursing program at Purdue University, College of Veterinary Medicine and NAVC board president.

The Level Up virtual series is part of NAVC Virtual XP, launched earlier this year. Through NAVC Virtual XP, the NAVC provides a comprehensive portfolio of virtual learning and events customized to individual learning preferences. Virtual XP complements the NAVC’s industry-leading in-person events and includes interactive virtual summits, live webinars and the microlearning videos series VetFolio Bytes.

Click here to explore the Level Up: Veterinary Nurses & Technicians virtual summit program.

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