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SLAVT to hold a general meeting by teleconference
12:30pm EST - 11:30am CST - 10:30am MST - 09:30am PST - 08:30am AST - 06:30am HST
SLAVT MEMBERS & NON-MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CALL IN AND PARTICIPATE
CALL IN NUMBER - 888-706-0584
CALL IN CODE - 4621446
President's Message 2014
The Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians is an emerging group focused on animal welfare; sharing of clinical, surgical and technical ideas amongst it membership, continuing education and professional networking. We encourage your outreach and participation and ask that you contact us and get involved with this very important mission.
IN THE NEWS CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
IN THE NEWS CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
SLAVT would like to recognize all Laboratory Animal Technicians across the globe for their compassion and dedication to animal welfare and quality science!
SLAVT Meeting Schedule 2014
General Meeting: Thursday, August 21, 2014
Noon CST teleconference open to all members
Board of Directors: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Noon CST teleconference
November AALAS, San Antonio, Texas -
General Membership meeting and elections;
time and location to be announced.
NAVC plans to work closely with NAVTA
OCTOBER 27 - 31, 2013
Onward and Upward for SLAVT in 2013
Veterinary Technicians got involved this year in Baltimore at several SLAVT supported events, including the SLAVT Meet-and-Greet , Panel Discussion on Credentialed Vet Techs in Lab Animal Science, CTAD Vet Tech Area Program, and the SLAVT General Meeting.
The SLAVT Governing Board (below) would like to thank the SLAVT General Membership for everyone's participation to help raise awareness of the value and need of qualified Veterinary Technicians in the fields of Laboratory Animal Science and Medicine.
Introducting Your New SLAVT Officers for 2014
Jefferson Clinton - President Elect
Summer Boyd - Member-at-Large
Stephan Cital - Member-at-Large
Chrystal Montgomery - Member-at-Large
SLAVT would like to thank the following sponsor for their support of the SLAVT booth at the 2013 AALAS National Meeting
BECOME A MEMBER OF SLAVT! SLAVT is actively hosting a membership drive. The membership application is now available on the member resources page! Sign up today!
New York Times reports on expected job growth in various career disciplines. Look at the projections for Veterinary Technicians!
AALAS District Meetings
Support your local AALAS District! Get involved and meet new people, help organize events and expand your repertoire. Click here for more information on the regional events happening near you or for all AALAS District meetings scheduled in 2014.
Have fun while you learn...Join us in South San Francisco for the 2014 AALAS District 8 Meeting
Highlights for the April 17-18th meeting include:
RACE credits for DVMs & RVTs
Lab Products Hydropac TM "Animal Watering and Preparing for an Emergency" Lunch & Learn 11:00 am-2:00 pm - contact email@example.com to register (free lunch provided; eligible for AALAS Registry CEUs)
Cindy A. Buckmaster, PhD, RLATg - She will inspire and motivate you to "step out from the shadows and stand up for the important work you do every day to advance medical progress through animal research."
Brian Anderson, Technical Sales Consultant, Allentown, Inc. - "Liviya's Story" is the harrowing journey of Brian's daughter, Liviya, whose body starts attacking itself out of the blue.
* IACUC & Compliance Training Series
* "Hands on" Mouse Necropsy
* Mouse Biomethodology
* Vascular Catheterization and Maintenance in the Rat
Platform & Exhibitor Sessions
* Bench to Bedside Translational Medicine,
* Changes to the Guide
* Disaster planning
* Managing the Anesthetic Patient
* Rodent Housing and Behavior
* USDA Updates
* Exhibitor Hall Showcase and Platinum Presentations
* Technician Fun Fair
* Poster Sessions with Cash Prizes
* Raffles, Receptions and much more!
* SF Bay Cruise and Marine Mammal Center tour
On May 13-14, 2014 the annual TurnKey Conference in National Harbor, Maryland will be the event of the year for facility directors and managers, veterinarians, vendors, designers, and architects, from all over the world - and SLAVT will be there!
The Turnkey Conference organizers have afforded our ACTIVE members an excellent opportunity to attend the Conference at a discounted rate. To take advantage of these savings, click here and proceed to the “ REGISTER NOW” button at the bottom left of the page. You will then be redirected to their database to sign up. Once you select “ATTENDEE” a box will appear that asks for a code, enter “SLAVT” and you will get a savings of $245 off the published attendee early bird price. The ACTIVE member SLAVT price is set at $400.00 per person. This includes admission to all the sessions of your choice, breakfast and lunch both days, and the cocktail reception Tuesday night, the entire conference is open for you to enjoy!
LAMA is an association dedicated to advancing the quality of management and care of laboratory animals throughout the world.
Since its establishment in 1984, LAMA has grown to over 700 members residing in geographical locations as widespread as Asia, Australia, Europe and Canada. The membership continues an active role in AALAS and the career field by providing leadership to numerous committees and organizations on local, state and national levels.
LAMA/ATA 30th Annual Meeting April 9-11, 2014
FireSky Resort & Spa
Click here to register
UC Davis 'Back to School' Seminar July 26-27, 2014
The demands placed on today’s veterinary medical team for expert patient care have never been greater. Your procedures and techniques need to be updated frequently to keep up with the rapid changes in knowledge, materials, and technology occurring in veterinary medicine. Continuing education is a good source of the newest methods, materials, and procedures to enable you to deliver quality care worthy of your reputation and standards. Click here for more information.
Sessions include information on such topics as managing feeding tubes, caring for the critically patient, nursing the patient with traumatic brain injury, resuscitation, handling post-operative complications, assessing nutritional needs, and understanding safety in radiation and chemotherapy. Additional topics in dentistry, ophthalmology and other specialties will be offered.
2014 IVECCS Indianapolis, September 10-14
International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium
IVECCS is attended by many of the world’s most progressive, forward thinking clinical veterinarians, technicians and practice managers searching for the latest advances in equipment, instruments, pharmaceuticals, and information management tools. VECCS is once again proud to conduct IVECCS 2014 in conjunction with the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC), the Academy of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Technicians (AVECCT), the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA), the Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists (AVTA) and the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM). IVECCS is known to be an intense clinical symposium and offers the highest-quality continuing education available at any national or international meeting. Click here for more information.
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Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference
October 13 - 16, 2014
Atlantic City Convention Center
Interested in attending or exhibiting at the AALAS National Meeting?
IMPORTANT 2014 DATES:
3/15/14 - Topic Submission Deadline &
Technical Trade Submission Deadline
6/1/14 - Abstract Submission Deadline
2014 General Meeting Overview