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Monday, 31 January 2022 11:01

RVT Utilization Task Force Update

RVT Util Task Force News

Stephanie Gilliam, RVTg, MS, CCRP, VTS (SAIM-Neuro) and Jessica Leary, RVT were proud to represent Missouri RVTs at this weekend's RVT Utilization Task Force meeting during 130th annual MVMA Convention in Columbia, MO. MOVTA committee members met with MVMA and MVMB leadership to discuss technician utilization, retention, and proposed changes to further define RVT's scope of practice. This meeting went very well and showed a lot of promise, and MOVTA will be working with MVMA on creating an educational toolbox to help better educate the public and MVMA members about legal scope of practice for RVTs and unregistered assistants.

Stephanie and Jessica also attended MVMA's Vet Tech & Practice Staff Committee Meeting, discussing points brought up at the Task Force meeting and are working on reviewing the current tasks on Missouri's "levels of supervision" chart to better define a niche for RVTs. A technician-focused track for next year's MVMA convention was also favorably discussed.

In addition, MOVTA hosted a vet tech/practice staff reception at MVMA sponsored by Hill's, where attendees played vet tech history trivia and enjoyed snacks and drinks.

We are excited for what 2022 has to bring and are proud to represent and serve Missouri technicians.

 

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CONTACT INFORMATION:
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RELEASE DATE:
October 27, 2021

 

MVMA, MOVTA TO FORM VETERINARY TECHNICIAN TASK FORCE

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, October 27 — On October 21, 2021, Dr. Marcy Hammerle, MVMA President and Veterinary Technician & Practice Staff (VTPS) Committee Chair, Mrs. Stephanie Gilliam, RVTg, MoVTA Legislative Chair, and Julie Braun, MVMA Executive Director, met with the Missouri Veterinary Medical Board to discuss ideas of improving veterinary technician utilization. The meeting went well, and MVMA President, Dr. Marcy Hammerle, has created a veterinary technician task force to work on a specific set of objectives addressing technician utilization. MoVTA executive board members will be working with the MVMA on this taskforce, and we are excited to get to work on this. Stay tuned for updates!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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CONTACT INFORMATION:
Missouri Veterinary Technicians Association
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https://movta.org

RELEASE DATE:
January 18, 2021

 

MOVTA LEGISLATIVE CHAIR TO HOLD SEAT ON MVMA BOARD

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, January 18 — We are excited to announce that the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) voted unanimously during their board meeting yesterday to include a veterinary technician from MoVTA as an ex officio board member! The person to hold this seat will be the MoVTA legislative chair, currently Stephanie Gilliam. This is the first time in history that a veterinary technician has had a seat on the board of the MVMA. As an ex officio board member this person will not be allowed to vote but will be included in all meetings and discussions held by the MVMA board. We are very excited for this partnership and believe that this will aid in our effort to move the veterinary technology profession forward in Missouri. Here’s to a bright future!

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