ORLANDO, FL – SEPTEMBER 16, 2021 – The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) today announced the launch of Level Up: Veterinary Nurses & Technicians, a new virtual summit it will host 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 the NAVC will host under its Virtual XP learning umbrella. Registration opens today for Level Up: Veterinary Nurses & Technicians which will take place October 16–17.
“The 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 Gene O’Neill, NAVC CEO. “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 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 Continuing Education over two days through the NAVC’s online learning platform, VetFolio.com.
“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.
About the NAVC
The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and advancing veterinary professionals worldwide. The world’s leading provider of veterinary continuing education, the NAVC delivers essential training, tools and resources for veterinary professionals to stay abreast of advances in animal medicine and provide the best medical care for animals everywhere. Through its commitment to innovation and excellence, the NAVC has developed a diverse portfolio of products and services, including: educational events, headlined by VMX, the world’s largest, most comprehensive continuing education conference and launchpad for new products and innovations within the veterinary industry; a robust digital platform for virtual learning and engagement; the veterinary industry’s largest and award-winning portfolio of trade publications; and an advocacy arm which unites the veterinary community and pet lovers. The NAVC was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Orlando, FL. Since 2017, the NAVC has been recognized annually as one of the Top Workplaces by the Orlando Sentinel. To learn more about the NAVC’s products and brands, visit navc.com. To see our schedule of upcoming events, visit navc.com/calendar.