Fleas & Ticks: Talking It O.V.E.R with Pet Owners (5030)
Veterinary Technology |  Symposium
Saturday |  4:00 PM -  4:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||008



Sponsored by: Merial - Booth 417  


Janet McConnell

The first 20 years of Janet's veterinary technician career focused on all facets of veterinary technician role, from general practice to specialty, followed by 10 years in management. For the past 5 years, she has focused on the role of education and professional development for veterinary assistants and technicians both in the hospital and in the classroom, and created one of the first NAVTA Approved Veterinary Assistant programs in the country. She is also committed to maintaining the Red Bank Veterinary Hospital's high quality reputation, by taking them through the AAHA traditional accreditation process in 2012, and Specialty/Referral Accreditation in 2015. <br>Janet is a true believer in the utilization of veterinary technicians and assistants in the veterinary hospital, and assists in their development at all different levels of their career – from new students entering the profession to seasoned professionals looking for new opportunities to further their career. <br>Janet is the NJ State Representative to NAVTA, Education Committee board member for the NJVTA, Program Director/Adjunct instructor for the Brookdale Veterinary Assistant Program, and is NAVTA's Veterinary Technician of the Year for 2015. <br>Janet shares her home with her eight-year-old Jack Russell-pug mix, Marley.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 1


Session 3 of 4: Merial Technican Symposia What should you really be telling owners about fleas and ticks? This dynamic and interactive session will empower you to educate clients and address their concerns, have those challenging conversations that may arise, promote prevention, and help owners use what they’ve learned when they leave the clinic. 

Learning Objectives

1. Enhance your knowledge about fleas and the flea life cycle.

2. Learn how to help pet owners understand key components of the flea life cycle and the importance of prevention.

3. Discover how to ask the right questions about life style and travel to get pet owners on board with flea and tick control.