The Veterinary Technician's Oath
"I solemnly dedicate myself to aiding animals and society by providing excellent care and services for animals, by alleviating animal suffering, and by promoting public health.   I accept my obligations to practice my profession conscientiously and with sensitivity, adhering to the profession's Code of Ethics, and furthering my knowledge and competence through a commitment to lifelong learning." 

With great sadness the NMRVTA has learned of the passing of Lorraine Wyant, RVT.  Lorraine was instrumental and a great champion of the NMRVTA organization and development.  She graduated from Purdue Unversity with an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology and loved being an RVT. She has been licensed in New Mexico since 1988.
Lorraine loved her family, friends, caring for animals, especially cats and horses, and western music and dancing.  Lorraine also loved her friends at church and often played her flute for services.
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October 17, 2015
NMRVTA annual CE meeting
at UNM CE building

7:30 am Registration

7:50 am Welcome

8:00 Ken Yagi, RVT  - “Just Breathe, Respiratory Emergencies; Evidence Based CPR: The RECOVER Guidelines” (2hrs)

10:00 am Heather Prendergast, RVT - “Technician Lead Compliance: Building a Preventative Program in Your Hospital” (a free workbook will be provided to all pre-registered); “Fear Free Initiative by AVMA” (2 hrs)

12:00 pm Janine Fales, RVT - NAVTA report (30 min) 

12:30 pm Lunch (provided by Royal Canin) and NMRVTA Annual Business Meeting

1:30 pm Elizabeth S. VinHatton, NM Public Health Epidemiology and Response Division, NM “Update on Plague and Tularemia”, 1 hr (505-476-3676)

2:30 pm Dr. Alexandria Eckhoff, Livestock Board, “Horse Wellness”, “Health Certificates, and Animal Transport” 1 1/2 hr

4:00 pm Dr. Ralph Zimmerman, Zoo Medicine Topic to be decided, 1 hr

4:50 pm Final closing

8 hours CE

For more information please email
2015 NMRVTA CE Mailer

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For Your Information
***On the NM Livestock Board website***
Equine Rescue page of the NMLB.  Go to the "What's Hot" page on the NM Livestock Board website for more updates!

The  AVMA has information on training for Diaster Preparedness. There is a cd available for free download.

New Mexico Registered Veterinary
                         Technician Association
   New Mexico Registered Veterinary
                                       Technician Association
   2015 Officer Roster

Marissa Luke, RVT

JoLynn Chacon, RVT

Heather Carson, RVT

Janine Fales, RVT

Evelyn Selva, RVT

Lorraine Wyant, RVT