Annual veterinary technician conference deemed huge success

Netech-collegearly 200 veterinary medical technicians from the University of Florida and area practices joined students at veterinary technology programs from around the state  — a record number — in attending the UF College of Veterinary Medicine’s annual continuing education conference for technicians.

“We focused solely on small animal topics this year, allowing us to give four additional options for specialty talks,” said Danielle Jonas, a veterinary care manager with the UF Small Animal Hospital.

UF veterinary technicians and faculty veterinarians put on the program, which consisted of 16 different morning talk options, two lunch sessions and an afternoon of 13 hands-on, interactive labs and master classes. These learning opportunities were offered in the afternoon and focused on enhancing the knowledge that was gained in the morning sessions, Jonas said.

“Technicians learned about palpation of muscles and bones, nursing care of down dogs, hematology, CPR and aseptic field set-up and maintenance,” she said.

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