Welcome to Big Sky Veterinary Technician Association

We, the membership, value; Professionalism, Dedication, Respect and Knowledge. We advance the profession of the veterinary technician through continuing education, dissemination of information and the promotion of integrity and compassion in our field.

To all our Members and Certified Technicians,

Mark your calendars! Due to great uncertainty with Covid-19, the BSVTA Board is postponing our Fall CE in November to October of 2021. Our speaker Donna Sisak is very understanding, and we are excited to get her back after our last Anesthesia CE.

Also, as a board we understand that there have been concerns about our CE requirements for the period of 2019-2020. This pertains to technicians that are certified. For the 2019-2020 period of renewal ONLY the requirements are as follows:
– You must complete 16 hours of CE
– The hours/credits can be a mix of online and in-person, or just online only for the period of
2019-2020.

This is a one-time exception. Starting Jan 1, 2021 this exception will be voided for the period of 2021-2022. Please refer to our website under our “About us” tab under Constitution & Bylaws, Section 4- Maintaining Certification if you have any questions. Any CE from a computer, handheld device, or magazine is considered online even if it is a live audience or a recording. Please Remember that your 16 hours are due by December 31, 2020. Also, if you need some help looking for online CE check out our website as well. Anni (our CE coordinator) has some great links to help you get those hours!

Happy Trails everyone!
Shawni Hansen
BSVTA president

COVID 19 UPDATES

At this time the BSVTA would like to help spread the word of our latest up to date information regarding the COVID-19 virus. Please follow the links below from the MVMA and Montana State Veterinary Board to stay aware of the steps put in place to to keep you and your families safe.

Professional Licensing Changes Due to COVID-19

AVMA: What Veterinarians Need To Know

AVMA Minimizing Exposure Flowchart

 

AVMF partners with Hill’s, Zoetis and NAVTA to provide COVID-19 Disaster Relief Grants

https://www.navta.net/news/507358/AVMF-partners-with-Hills-Zoetis-and-NAVTA-to-provide-COVID-19-disaster-relief-grants.htm 

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