Technician Program

Targeted to address the unique needs of technicians, CVC technician sessions provide innovative clinical and management information — with a focus on relevant, real-world knowledge that can be put into practice immediately.

CVC’s Technician Program is presented by the profession’s top clinicians and technicians, including Dr. Debra Horwitz, Mary Berg, BS, RVT, VTS (Dentistry) and Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS, (Anesthesia, CP Exotics). Delivered in a comfortable, attendee-friendly setting, the agenda includes Advanced Track Clinical Programs that may qualify for continuing education credits toward Veterinary Technician Specialty (VTS) certification. Please check with each academy for approval.

Note: Technicians are also invited to attend veterinary clinical sessions, practice management sessions, and register for hands-on Clinical Techniques Courses.

DateTimeTypeTopicSpeakerDescription
Friday Dec. 5, 20148:30 - 9:30 AMLectureTechnician Advanced Track Clinical Program - Internal Medicine and Critical CareA. Randels, CVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)The old, the grumpy, the hyperthyroid
Friday Dec. 5, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureTechnician Advanced Track Clinical Program - Internal Medicine and Critical CareA. Randels, CVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)Addison's disease: Why do we miss it?
Friday Dec. 5, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureTechnician Advanced Track Clinical Program - Internal Medicine and Critical CareA. Randels, CVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)Cushing's disease
Friday Dec. 5, 20141:30 - 2:30 PMLectureTechnician Advanced Track Clinical Program - Internal Medicine and Critical CareA. Randels, CVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)Overview of electrolytes
Friday Dec. 5, 20143:00 - 4:00 PMLectureTechnician Advanced Track Clinical Program - Internal Medicine and Critical CareA. Randels, CVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)SIRS: Why it happens and what to do about it!
Friday Dec. 5, 20144:30 - 5:30 PMLectureTechnician Advanced Track Clinical Program - Internal Medicine and Critical CareA. Randels, CVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)Does your resuscitation plan need CPR? Developing a hospital resuscitation policy
Friday Dec. 5, 20148:30 - 9:30 AMLectureTechnician Clinical ProgramDr. R. WidmerWhat technicians need to know about digital radiography
Friday Dec. 5, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureTechnician Clinical ProgramDr. R. MeridethInside the eye: Anatomy and physiology
Friday Dec. 5, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureTechnician Clinical ProgramDr. B. Hay KrausMonitoring the anesthetized patient
Friday Dec. 5, 20141:30 - 2:30 PMLectureTechnician Clinical ProgramDr. L. WittenburgFirst line therapy for some common drug toxicities
Friday Dec. 5, 20143:00 - 4:00 PMLectureTechnician Clinical ProgramDr. S. TorresDermatophytosis: What I need to know to educate the client
Friday Dec. 5, 20144:30 - 5:30 PMLectureTechnician Clinical ProgramDr. S. Gwaltney-BrantFirst responder's guide to veterinary toxicology
Saturday Dec. 6, 20148:15 - 9:15 AMLectureTechnician Advanced Track Clinical Program - DentistryM. Berg, BS, RVT, VTS (Dentistry)Promoting dentistry in your practice
Saturday Dec. 6, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureTechnician Advanced Track Clinical Program - DentistryM. Berg, BS, RVT, VTS (Dentistry)A review of dental anatomy and charting
Saturday Dec. 6, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureTechnician Advanced Track Clinical Program - DentistryM. Berg, BS, RVT, VTS (Dentistry)The 12 steps to a complete dental procedure
Saturday Dec. 6, 20141:30 - 2:30 PMLectureTechnician Advanced Track Clinical Program - DentistryM. Berg, BS, RVT, VTS (Dentistry)OMG! What is that? Oral pathology
Saturday Dec. 6, 20143:00 - 4:00 PMLectureTechnician Advanced Track Clinical Program - DentistryM. Berg, BS, RVT, VTS (Dentistry)What lies beneath: Dental radiography
Saturday Dec. 6, 20144:30 - 5:30 PMLectureTechnician Advanced Track Clinical Program - DentistryM. Berg, BS, RVT, VTS (Dentistry)Home dental care: What really works!
Saturday Dec. 6, 20148:15 - 9:15 AMLectureTechnician Clinical ProgramDr. D. HorwitzHow to manage and help problem behaviors
Saturday Dec. 6, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureTechnician Clinical ProgramDr. C. WebbFeline diarrhea: What to look for
Saturday Dec. 6, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureTechnician Clinical ProgramDr. C. WebbFeline diarrhea: What to do about it
Saturday Dec. 6, 20141:30 - 2:30 PMLectureTechnician Clinical ProgramDr. V. FadokUpdates on allergies in dogs and cats
Saturday Dec. 6, 20143:00 - 4:00 PMLectureTechnician Clinical ProgramDr. T. RitzmanFerret emergency and critical care
Saturday Dec. 6, 20144:30 - 5:30 PMLectureTechnician Clinical ProgramDr. R. RaskinHematologic parasites
Saturday Dec. 6, 20148:15 - 9:15 AMLectureTechnician Clinical ProgramDr. M. ChildressManaging side effects of cancer chemotherapy
Saturday Dec. 6, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureTechnician Clinical ProgramDr. D. BowmanTopical, injectable, and oral parasite control: What does it mean and what does what?
Saturday Dec. 6, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureTechnician Clinical ProgramDr. S. WhiteTopical therapies for dematologic problems: Shampoos and rinses
Saturday Dec. 6, 20141:30 - 2:30 PMLectureTechnician Clinical ProgramDr. H. GreenReading ECGs - Practice may not make perfect but it gets easier!
Saturday Dec. 6, 20143:00 - 4:00 PMLectureTechnician Clinical ProgramDr. P. LathanManagement of diabetic patients and their owners
Saturday Dec. 6, 20144:30 - 5:30 PMLectureTechnician Clinical ProgramDr. R. MeridethCanine Glaucoma
Sunday Dec. 7, 20148:30 - 9:30 AMLectureTechnician Advanced Track Clinical Program - Exotics and AnesthesiaJ. Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia, CP Exotics)Management of the critically ill exotic small mammal
Sunday Dec. 7, 201410:00 - 11:00 AMLectureTechnician Advanced Track Clinical Program - Exotics and AnesthesiaJ. Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia, CP Exotics)Management of the critically ill reptile
Sunday Dec. 7, 201411:30 AM - 12:30 PMLectureTechnician Advanced Track Clinical Program - Exotics and AnesthesiaJ. Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia, CP Exotics)ABCDs of dental disease in exotic small mammals
Sunday Dec. 7, 20142:00 - 3:00 PMLectureTechnician Advanced Track Clinical Program - Exotics and AnesthesiaJ. Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia, CP Exotics)Anesthetic drugs: A review for veterinary technicians
Sunday Dec. 7, 20143:10 - 4:10 PMLectureTechnician Advanced Track Clinical Program - Exotics and AnesthesiaJ. Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia, CP Exotics)Performing quality anesthesia on companion avian patients
Sunday Dec. 7, 20144:20 - 5:20 PMLectureTechnician Advanced Track Clinical Program - Exotics and AnesthesiaJ. Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia, CP Exotics)Performing quality anesthesia on exotic small mammals
Sunday Dec. 7, 20148:30 - 9:30 AMLectureTechnician Practice Management Program - Fixing Failure, Mayhem, Chaos, and TurmoilB. Halow, LVT, CVPM Why head techs fail and how to fix it (Part 1)
Sunday Dec. 7, 201410:00 - 11:00 AMLectureTechnician Practice Management Program - Fixing Failure, Mayhem, Chaos, and TurmoilB. Halow, LVT, CVPM Why head techs fail and how to fix it (Part 2)
Sunday Dec. 7, 201411:30 AM - 12:30 PMLectureTechnician Practice Management Program - Fixing Failure, Mayhem, Chaos, and TurmoilB. Halow, LVT, CVPM The "back" is the new "front": Rethinking client-technician interactions
Sunday Dec. 7, 20142:00 - 3:00 PMLectureTechnician Practice Management Program - Fixing Failure, Mayhem, Chaos, and TurmoilDr. A. Roark and B. Conrad, CVPMCausing chaos: How (and why) to break the rules
Sunday Dec. 7, 20143:10 - 4:10 PMLectureTechnician Practice Management Program - Fixing Failure, Mayhem, Chaos, and TurmoilDr. A. Roark and B. Conrad, CVPMManaging mayhem: Case studies of drama and survival
Sunday Dec. 7, 20144:20 - 5:20 PMLectureTechnician Practice Management Program - Fixing Failure, Mayhem, Chaos, and TurmoilDr. A. Roark and B. Conrad, CVPMTerminating turmoil: Conflict resolution for technicians