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Veterinary Technicians
Dedicated to promoting Veterinary Technicians and quality animal healthcare through:
Education, Legislation and High Ethical Standards

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.

Up and Coming OAVT Events
If you are looking for the organization's schedule of events, then you've come to the right place. We are dedicated to making this (section and website) a valuable resource when members are updating their personal calendars. We have made every effort to provide you with access to useful and accurate information. Check back often as all posted information is subject to change without notice.

The Fall & Winter 2018 Newsletter is complete!
Click here to read/download the Fall & Winter 2018 Newsletter

Call to Action for House Bill 501

Ohio Veterinary Nurse Initiative
Step One: Find out who your Ohio legislators are:
1. Go to www.legislature.ohio.gov
2. On the right side of the home page, look for the box entitled “Find My Legislators”
3. Enter your zip code +4 It is essential that you enter the +4 digits since it will narrow the search down to your exact legislators. If you don’t know your extra 4 digits, there is a link on that page to the postal service website which will help you find them). Once you’ve entered your zip +4, click on “Submit”
4. You will then see the name of your Representative (You do not need to contact your Senator at this time).
5. Click on the Representative’s name. This will bring up his/her legislative website.
6. On the right side of the page, look for the Representative’s contact information. You will see the legislator’s telephone number for their Columbus office. You will also see a link that says, “Email Representative X.” Click that link and it will take you to the email contact form.
7. Be sure to include your address on the form; this is how the Representative knows that you are a constituent.

Step Two: Send an email
1. Be sure to include your name and your HOME mailing address. This is critical; it is how the legislator knows that you are a constituent.
2. Follow the email format in the attached example.
3. It is extremely important that you put the concepts into your own words – form letters are summarily ignored.

Click here to Download the sample House Bill 501 Email Letter.

Step Three: Follow up with a phone call
1. Follow up with a call to your Representative’s office within two to three days. You should ask to speak with the legislative aide and tell the aide that you are following up on the email that you sent to the legislator. Ask the aide to have the Representative call you to follow up on your email and to discuss the legislator’s position on HB 501.
2. In order to impact the process most effectively, all emails and calls should be made by Monday April 9, 2018.

Shelter Medicine

Veterinary Forensics

Wildlife Forensics

2018 Low Stress Handling Labs
Click here to Download the Brochure and Registration Information

2018 OAVT's Veterinary Technician of the Year

                               Lori Mattox

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Online Presider Sign-Up is Now Available! 

What is a Session Presider?
A Session Presider is an MVC attendee who serves as an "ambassador" to one or more speakers. Presiders introduce the speakers of their selected sessions using an introduction prepared by the MVC staff and, in the event of a problem, assist in locating appropriate staff to resolve A/V equipment or room issues.

What are the benefits of becoming a Presider?
Presiders are welcome and encouraged to join their speaker(s) for a complimentary lunch on the day(s) they preside. This is a great way to network with experts in your field! In addition, all Session Presiders will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a Columbus Sport Package including four tickets to a Columbus Clippers baseball game.

How can I sign up?
Click Volunteer to select the sessions you'd like to preside over. Only one presider is needed per session, so sign up early to make sure your desired sessions are still available!

Cincinnati Veterinary Technicians Association (CVTA)
Visit their website at: www.cincyrvt.org

Join the OAVT Board!
If you are interested in being a district representative or joining the board please contact Earl Harrison by email: earl.harrison@sbcglobal.net .

It's time to Renew your Membership

NEW!!!   Online Membership Application Form
Click here to submit your application online

Dues paid to the OAVT is for membership to the OAVT only and does not mean technicians are registered with the state of Ohio. You need to contact the OVMLB (Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board) if you have any questions about your status.

Click here to access the OVMLB website

Next Board OAVT Meeting:
November 4, 2018 @ 10:00am

MedVet Columbus Metro Location
300 East Wilson Bridge Road
Worthington, Ohio 43085
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Members are invited to come to a board meeting if they would like to find out more about OAVT. The OAVT consists of officers, board members, and district representatives.

Proposed changes to OAVT Constitution:
Click here to open the OAVT Constitution document

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