Certified Veterinary Technician Webinars

Webinars are a way to help busy Minnesota certified veterinary technicians obtain CE credits without having to leave work or home. These are free online one-hour CVT-only webinars. Attendees will receive 1 interactive and non-medical CE credit. Space is limited! WebEx software will be used to conduct the webinar. Join a test meeting now to ensure your device is set-up properly. 
*Access to the webinar must occur with a device that has a speaker in order to hear the presentation. 

Thursday, July 11 from 12 pm - 1 pm

Maximizing Veterinary Technicians Through Proper Utilization
Discuss ideas to elevate and empower veterinary technicians to create a well-run veterinary team.

Sam Geiling headshotSpeaker: Sam Geiling, CVT
Sam Geiling is a credentialed veterinary technician, Navy veteran, and educator. She helped build the veterinary technology program in Hawaii, where she taught for over a decade. She also established the Hawaii Vet Tech Association and worked to pass legislation to recognize registered veterinary technicians in Hawaii. Sam moved home to Minnesota in June 2023 and now serves as interim treasurer for MAVT and co-chair of NAVTA’s Government Relations Committee to support each state in their legislative goals for veterinary technicians. She is a strong advocate for vet techs and advancing veterinary medicine.


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Wednesday, November 20 in the evening (exact time TBD)

What Does Licensure of Veterinary Technicians Mean for Me?
With licensure of veterinary technicians starting in July 2026, are you wondering what this will mean for you and members of your team? Attend the webinar to gain some introductory insight regarding the transition from certification to licensure. We will also provide information for those interested in the legacy (or grandfather) clause, projected costs, and continuing education requirements. The presenters are members of a taskforce working with the Board of Veterinary Medicine and will share early updates from our meetings. The information presented will be precursory items and NOT be the final decisions, since the rule-making process is expected to take at least 12 - 18 months.

Speakers: Allen Balay, DVM and Kim Horne, AAS, CVT, VTS (Dermatology)

Additional Moderators: Ann Brownlee, DVM and Sam Geiling, CVT will be answering submitted questions in real time 

This webinar will be open to all veterinary assistants, veterinary technicians and certified veterinary technicians. DVMs will have a separate webinar. 

Registration to open soon!