AVTE Events

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2024 JAVTE Writers Workshop - Fireside Chat (Virtual)
Monday, March 18, 2024 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET | Members Only | Register 

The 2024 JAVTE Writers Workshop will allow attendees to gain first-hand knowledge from start to finish on how to write for publication in the Journal of the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators (JAVTE), a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, the official publication of the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators (AVTE). Learn more about JAVTE and login to read previous issues.

Amanda Hackerott, RVT
Program Director, Veterinary Nursing
WSU Tech South


The VTNE and More - A Conversation with AAVSB's CEO, Jim Penrod
Tuesday, March 26, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET | Members Only | Register

Join us for an exclusive virtual members-only program on March 26th from 12-1 ET featuring Jim Penrod, CAE, FASLA, Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) and moderated by AVTE President Jen Serling. The conversation will kick off with Jim sharing more on recent updates from the AAVSB on topics including the VTNE. Following that, the meeting will shift to a community conversation. It's a great opportunity to hear more about this critical exam in our community and directly ask the AAVSB CEO questions on your mind.

Special Guest:
Jim Penrod, CAE, FASLA
Chief Executive Officer

Moderated by:
Jen Serling
AVTE president


If you would like to submit an idea for a Fireside Chat, virtual roundtable, or other event, please email [email protected]

AVTE 2024 Annual Conference
July 26-28, 2024 | Register
Sonesta Houston Galleria, Houston, TX

SponsorshipExhibitors  | Agenda | Hotel & Travel

Join us for AVTE's 2024 Annual Conference in Houston, Texas, from July 26-28! This year's event promises to be an unparalleled experience with countless opportunities for learning, networking, and growth.

Learn more about the AVTE Annual Conference https://www.avte.net/avteconference


Selected Past Events

 The 2023 AVTE Annual Conference

"I can't decide what breakout to attend!" was heard frequently at the registration desk. It has been a LOT of information and to help you remember it all, PDFs of selected conference slides are being added to the conference schedule on the website. See you next year in Houston, TX - July 2024

The 2022 AVTE Annual Conference

The 2022 AVTE Annual Conference was held in a hybrid format in Philadelphia, PA. See and tag the 2022 conference photo album. We can't wait to see everyone next year in Rancho Mirage, CA - in August 2023!

Fireside Chat - Moving Your Program Forward
Thursday, June 30 |1-2 pm 
Virtual Event

This informational session details the importance
of documenting electronically in order to maximize your program’s efficiency, save time and other resources, as well as train your students to match the workforce. Learn the five main concerns with paper documentation and the five main benefits for online record keeping.

There will be a hands-on application demonstrating how electronic documentation of competency tracking using Platinum Planner online platform.

Jeff Dykstra
Director of Sales, Platinum Educational Group

Fireside Chat LMU Master of Veterinary Clinical Care
Wednesday, July 20 |10-11 am 
Virtual Event

Dr. Price will give an overview of LMU's MVCC program, the first master program in the US designed to build on the knowledge and skills of Credentialed Veterinary Technicians, giving these valued professionals a career ladder in the field of veterinary medicine. Bonnie E. Price DVM, MPH; Director Master of Veterinary Clinical Care, Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Bonnie Price has worked in veterinary education for over seven years and currently serves as the Director of Lincoln Memorial University’s Master of Veterinary Clinical Care Program, the first MS program in the US designed specifically for credentialed veterinary technicians to build on the knowledge and skills learned in AVMA CVTEA accredited programs. Dr. Price is the former chair of the Department of Veterinary Health Science and Technology at LMU and led the department through curriculum revisions, new program development, and enrollment growth.

Before training in veterinary public health, Price completed their undergraduate work in anthropology and biochemistry and participated in primate fieldwork and conservation studies throughout Central America and West Africa, which fostered a strong commitment to culturally competent and multidisciplinary approaches to improve health and wellness at the interface of animals, humans and the environment.

Dr. Price serves on the Board of Directors for Pawsibilities VetMed, which aims to actively increase the diversity of the veterinary profession based on gender, race, ethnicity, non-traditional career path, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, disability status, and veteran status through a novel pipeline approach to recruitment and retention.

Dr. Price is also an active member of PrideVMC’s Mentorship Working Group and DEI Working Group, which exists to promote and uphold PrideVMC’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion among its members, the larger LGBTQ+ community, the field of veterinary medicine, and all communities served by veterinary medicine.

Dr. Price earned a BS in Biochemistry, a BA in Anthropology, and their DVM and MPH from the University of TN.

Bonnie Price, Director Master of Veterinary Clinical Care

Track Veterinary Technology student progress with the customizable Trajecsys Centralized Clinical Recordkeeping® platform
Thursday, July 21 |1-2 pm 
Virtual Event

Attendees will learn how Trajecsys Centralized Clinical Recordkeeping® can support Veterinary Technology programs by eliminating paper forms, providing data in real-time, and customizing individual programs. Trajecsys clients are able to view, document, and report on tracking of essential skills in the lab and/or during externships seamlessly with online reporting, and to include externship time and attendance tracking with GPS locations and evaluations.

The attendee will learn how Trajecsys Centralized Clinical Recordkeeping® can support vet tech programs by eliminating paper forms, see data in real-time, and customize individual programs. Trajecsys clients can track essential skills in the lab and/or during externship seamlessly with online reporting

Haley Maas, Program Director Caris College
Jackie Howard, Program Director SUNY Delhi