Veterinary Technician Cancer Society
2019/2020 VTCS Liaison – Brooke Quesnell
Brooke’s interest in the VTCS liaison position is because of her passion for providing up to date education for our technicians. Here’s what she has to say about VTCS: Providing support and encouraging personal advancement is fundamental to the progression of our profession. By continuing to build a top of the line program for technicians to attend each year we can meet goals such as providing information about state of the art treatments and improved safety standards, while still enforcing basic fundamentals of oncology. My vision for the future of the VTCS would be to see the program continue to grow and become the go to conference for oncology technicians. By continuing to improve the technician track we can draw more and more technicians to the conference with the knowledge that they will have the opportunity to learn about cutting edge practices and the shifting paradigms of our field.
Membership Renewals are NOW online.
- 2019 RENEWING MEMBERS: Technicians who were a 2019 member are allowed complimentary 2020 membership simply by returning the 2020 Membership application found HERE by April 1st. As of April 2, 2020, you must renew online for $90 by using the standard membership form found HERE if you live in the US or Canada, or HERE if you live outside of the US or Canada.
- NEW TECHNICIAN MEMBERS: Any technician joining VCS for the very first time will pay $40 regardless of the time of year that you join. Before April 1st you may pay online by starting HERE. The $40 rate will no longer be active online After April 1st. Instead you will complete the form that you will find HERE if you reside in the US or Canada. If you are an international technician that meets the criteria of international membership (see above) click HERE for the proper form.
2019 VTCS WORKSHOP
Thank you for joining us at the 2019 Annual Conference in Houston, TX. Thanks to the planning of this year’s program chair and technician liaison, Brooke Quesnell, the VTCS Workshop was a success! We hope those of you that attended enjoyed the conference and we look forward to seeing you in Daytona Beach next year!
2020 VTS SPECIALTY LICENSE SCHOLARSHIP
Did you know that each year the Veterinary Cancer Society provides a (up to) $2500 travel scholarship to as many as two veterinary technician members who pursue their specialty certification? The application deadline is October 1st of each year. Those interested in applying for the scholarship must meet several criteria including the following:
- Applicant must be a current member of VCS, must have been a member for two full years prior to applying, and must maintain their VCS membership throughout the testing period.
- Submit the scholarship application no later than October 1st of each year. Scholarship recipients will be chosen at the EC meeting in October each year.
- Must pursue an oncology-related specialty.
- Must provide letters of support from a board-certified oncologist.
- For an application visit: VCS TECHNICIAN SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
- For more information on the process of earning your specialty license visit http://www.aimvt.com/ or contact Brooke Quesnell at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions about the submission process, please email email@example.com.
Don’t miss out on a chance to get your specialty certification and have much, if not all, of your travel expenses paid for!
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Our mission is to be an advocate of the cancer patient and maintain the highest standards of care and treatment of animals with cancer. We attain this mission by promoting technician communication, education, and specialization in the field of veterinary oncology.
Websites of Interest
- Ontario Association of Veterinary Technology
- ACVIM (American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine)
- NAVTA (North American Veterinary Technician Association)
- AIMVT (Academy of Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians)
- Veterinary Support Personnel Network
- Online guide to vet tech programs
- Financial aid for vet tech students
- How to become a vet tech: an online guide
The Veterinary Support Personnel Network is for people working in the field of veterinary medicine; membership in VSPN is free. In addition to information about veterinary oncology, the VSPN community features message boards, chats, and accredited CE for veterinary technicians. To register, visit the VSPN Web site.