Veterinary Technician

(SP7) The INs & OUTs of Flea & Tick Control for Cats

Tuesday, March 6
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Technician Lounge, Oceanside A, Level 2

CE Credits: 0

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As vet techs, we understand the importance of flea and tick control for pets, but how can we effectively get that message across to pet owners?
In this session, we will: 1. Review key facts about fleas and ticks that support the recommendation of year-round control, and 2. Learn about a communication method that helps the owner be more receptive your recommendations.

Kara Burns

President
Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians

Kara Burns is a licensed veterinary technician with a master’s degree in physiology and a master’s degree in counseling psychology. Her career began in human medicine working as an emergency psychologist in the Maine Medical Center emergency department. In addition, she worked at Maine Poison Control as a poison specialist dealing with human and animal poisonings. Kara followed her heart and made the move to veterinary medicine where she worked in small animal private practice and a small animal and avian practice in Maine. Her passion is veterinary nutrition. Her most recent endeavor is as the Founder and President of the Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians, the tenth recognized specialty for veterinary technicians and has attained her VTS (Nutrition). This continued journey has offered her the opportunity to teach nutrition courses around the world as well as on the VIN/Veterinary Support Personnel Network and on VetMedTeam.She is the Director of Nursing for Brief Media (Clinician's Brief, Vet Team Brief). She is a veterinary nutritional consultant with the Lafeber Company and works as an independent nutritional consultant. Ms. Burns is a member of many national, international, and state associations and holds positions on many boards in the profession; AAVN executive board technician liaison; Pet Nutritional Alliance Executive Board; Pet Nutrition Alliance Tools Committee; LGVMA; and is president of NAVTA, to name a few. She has authored many articles, textbooks, and textbook chapters and is an internationally invited speaker, focusing on topics of nutrition, leadership, and technician utilization. NAVTA Inaugural Vet Tech of the Year 2010; NAVC/VMX Vet Tech Speaker of the Year 2013 & 2016. Dr. Franklin Loew Lecturer 2011. Featured on the cover of Veterinary Technician and The NAVTA Journal.

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