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Veterinary Technician Specialist Bill Updates
HB1182 Bill Information - Arkansas State Legislature

Animal Science Degree and the VTNE

HB1673 Bill Information - Arkansas State Legislature

Certified Veterinary Technician of the Year

I would like to nominate Kaitlin Frakes for CVT of the year. Kaitlin has made great contributions to our association. She has participated in several outreach programs promoting the profession of veterinary technology this year. She is passionate about what we do and has done a wonderful job advocating and serving us as our AVTA president.

-Meg Harrington CVT

Adding to the nomination for Kaitlin.
I have worked with Kaitlin for several years now and as a technician she has grown tremendously in skills and confidence.
She is a great team player and is always willing to help out where needed. She is very passionate about her job and very caring when it comes to her patients. She is also a very good teacher and enjoys going to schools on her own time and speaking to the students about what veterinary technicians do and letting them know that this career choice does exist. She is a very organized leader when it comes to the AVTA and always looking to improve the organization and figuring out new ways to help it grow and make people want to be a part of it. I have enjoyed working beside not only as a co-worker but as a friend for the past several years and look forward to many more as we both have learned things from one another.

-Stephanie Jackson, CVT

Veterinary Assitant of the Year

Jesse McClellan has been a veterinary assistant for 2 years and is a prevet major at Arkansas Tech University where he has been on the deans list on more than one occasion. He is a great student, assistant, and person. He is always willing to help with any situation at any time. Ive never seen an assitant ask more questions, not out of doubt but out of genuine interest in the case and its prognosis. He is leaving for deployment with the US Army National Guard this month and will return to finish his schooling in January of 2024. We're very proud of him and all his accomplishments and we know one day he'll be a great veterinarian.

-Kaitlin Frakes, CVT

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