NAVC Institute: 

Immersive Learning Gives Veterinary Professionals Skills To Immediately Put Into Practice 

NAVC Institute 2022 features hands-on training for veterinarians and, new this year, specific courses for veterinary nurses/technicians 

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ORLANDO, FL – MAY 16, 2022 – The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) will host its 21st NAVC Institute (May 21-27), an interactive and immersive conference for veterinary professionals to master techniques they can take back to their clinics and immediately apply to their daily work. New this year are programs specifically designed for veterinary nurses/technicians and an exciting new course on anesthesia that pairs veterinarians and veterinary nurses/technicians who work together as a team when animals are anesthetized.

NAVC Institute Press Release

At the NAVC Institute, veterinary professionals participate in hands-on learning they can immediately use in practice.

“The NAVC Institute is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for veterinary professionals to receive hands-on, real-world education on skills and techniques they can immediately use in their practices,” said NAVC’s Chief Veterinary Officer Dana Varble, DVM, CAE. “We’re excited to introduce new courses specifically designed for veterinary nurses and technicians, including ‘Anesthesia for Your Practice Team’ which pairs veterinarians and veterinary nurses/technicians to create the real-world team experience of administering and managing anesthesia.”

At the NAVC Institute, participants learn from world-renowned instructors in a small, intimate classroom setting, allowing them to receive intensive one-on-one training. This unique environment increases knowledge retention and makes course materials easier to understand, and put into practice to provide the best veterinary care for animals.

Topic areas and course leaders include:

  • Anesthesia for Practice Teams (Veterinarians and Veterinary Nurses/Technicians); Khursheed Mama, DVM, DACVAA

  • Case-based Applied Behavioral Medicine (Veterinarians) and, Everyday Behavioral Medicine (Veterinary Nurses/Technicians); Karen L. Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, DACVB, CAAB

  • Practical Orthopedic Surgical Techniques; Ross H. Palmer, DVM, MS, DACVS

  • Practical Techniques in Soft Tissue Surgery; Howard B. Seim III, DVM, DACVS

  • Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound; Erin Porter, DVM, DACVR, DACVR-EDI; Martha Moon Larson, DVM, MS, DACVR.

“The Soft Tissue Surgery course I took was unbelievably helpful! Once I returned to work, I was immediately able to perform proceduresI learned and was previously nervous to perform. I was able to do them with great confidence, and all the surgeries were successful,” said Katherine O’Brien, DVM, a past NAVC Institute attendee. “I can say that this course helped me help my patients immediately whereas before I was sending them to specialists. Now I have families that drive hours to come to my practice as they know I can help their pet.”

Participants choose one course of study which includes multiple days of lectures and hands-on workshops, plus opportunities to network. Depending on the course selected, participants can earn 12-34 RACE-approved continuing education credits.

The NAVC Institute will take place at the Caribe Royale Orlando. To get an in-depth look at what courses and sessions are offered, read the NAVC Institute Program Guide.

About the NAVC

The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and advancing veterinary professionals worldwide. The world’s leading provider of veterinary continuing education, the NAVC delivers essential training, tools and resources for veterinary professionals to stay abreast of advances in animal medicine and provide the best medical care for animals everywhere. Through its commitment to innovation and excellence, the NAVC has developed a diverse portfolio of products and services, including: educational events, headlined by VMX, the world’s largest, most comprehensive continuing education conference and launchpad for new products and innovations within the veterinary industry; a robust digital platform for virtual learning and engagement; the veterinary industry’s largest and award-winning portfolio of trade publications; and an advocacy arm which unites the veterinary community and pet lovers. The NAVC was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Orlando, FL. Since 2017, the NAVC has been recognized annually as one of the Top Workplaces by the Orlando Sentinel. To learn more about the NAVC’s products and brands, visit To see our schedule of upcoming events, visit


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