Continuing Education

Every veterinary technician has an obligation to be their best; by upholding high ethical standards, educating clients and coworkers, being a valued team member, aiding profitability, and of course, providing unrivaled medical care to all veterinary patients. Central to each of these core concepts is continuing education (CE). Continuing education is paramount to long-term success within the profession. Our quarterly newsletter entitled the VET TECH insider is the premier resource for CE opportunities as well as other pertinent information for Michigan veterinary technicians. Furthermore the Michigan Association of Veterinary Technicians annually sponsors a RACE approved education conference. Speakers prominent in the veterinary profession present topics designed to help technicians excel in the workplace. Details about this and other continuing education opportunities for Michigan veterinary technicians can be found below. 

UPDATE: Michigan now has continuing education requirements for LVTs!


The 2019 MAVT Fall Conference will be held this year on 

Saturday, October 19th at the Suburban Collection Showplace - Diamond Center in Novi. 

Below is the current conference flyer.  


2019 Conference Flyer FINALDownload

Morris Golden Retriever Lifetime Study

  Morris Animal Foundation is a nonprofit organization that invests in science to advance animal health       Click here for an hour of veterinary technician continuing education!

Morris Animal Foundation and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) Present:“Veterinary Technician’s Guide: Understanding the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study”Presented by: 
Kelly Diehl, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM (SAIM)
Study Specialist, Morris Animal Foundation

The session is hosted online in a pre-recorded video format and features indepth information related to the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, the largest observational study ever conducted in veterinary medicine.Both the course outline and post-test quiz are included with this session.  By completing the post-test quiz successfully, participants will automatically receive their certificates of completion via email.  


Please also visit the Purdue Veterinary Medicine website for additional educational opportunities.  

Looking for more CE opportunities?
The Southeastern Michigan Veterinary Medical Association (SEMVMA) has various CE seminars specifically for technicians throughout the year. Technicians can get email notifications of upcoming CE events by contacting Barb Locricchio at or visit their website at

 Michigan Pet Fund Alliance

Organizer of Getting to the Goal: Michigan's No Kill Conference

The Michigan Pet Fund Alliance (MPFA) is an all-volunteer nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt charitable organization. MPFA was formed to end the killing of healthy and treatable homeless cats and dogs in Michigan animal shelters. The MPFA vision is to collaborate with Michigan animal shelters and rescue organizations to achieve No Kill through training, technical assistance, education, and advocacy.

No Kill Conference Information

September 27- September 28 in Kalamazoo