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2020 Spring Seminar


To our NYSAVT Community:

Recent developments with respect to the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) and concern for our community’s safety have led the New York State Association of Veterinary Technicians to make the difficult decision to postpone our 2020 Spring Seminar.

Over the last week, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for New York State as the number of coronavirus cases in the State has risen, with schools closing for the upcoming weeks.

Many companies are restricting travel or have asked employees to work from home. In the coming weeks the uncertainty and potential travel restrictions may severely impact our ability to deliver the full value of what this conference has become to the NYSAVT. NYSAVT’s top concern is the health and safety of our attendees, speakers, sponsors, colleagues and exhibitors.

Given these circumstances and our goal to deliver a quality program to our community, we have made the decision to postpone the event.

We will be providing updates on our website and through social media this week. Please stay tuned.

Thank you and stay healthy!

NYSAVT Board of Directors and Staff









How should I handle my travel to the meeting?
Flight, train or bus arrangements should be canceled by the individual that made the reservation. Please refer to your travel provider policies regarding any cancellation fees.

How should I handle my hotel reservation?
All attendees are responsible for cancelling their own reservation. Please refer to your hotel confirmation to cancel directly with the hotel.

What should I do about my registration for the Spring Seminar?
All attendee registrations have been issued refunds as of 3/24/2020 - if you have not received your refund at this time, please contact the NYSAVT Office.  We will open a separate registration for Seminar when the new date is announced.

Any questions and concerns should be directed to the NYSAVT Central Office - or 518-694-0761

Thank you to our NYSAVT Committee, Sponsors, Exhibitors, Attendees, Speakers and Colleagues for your hard work and dedication this past year planning the 2020 Spring Seminar.

Important Information About the Coronavirus/COVID-19


Following are some useful reminders to help reduce your risk:

  • Wash your hands - frequently and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 50-95% alcohol
  • If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve/elbow, not your hands
  • Put your used tissue in a waste basket immediately after use
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Keep your work environment clean, using basic cleaning and disinfecting products when necessary.


Information from the US Travel Association is available as a resource


3/9/2020 -  These resources offer the most accurate and up-to-date information about the novel coronavirus outbreak, for consumers and health professionals alike.


Every year the New York State Association of Veterinary Technicians (NYSAVT) attracts its members by providing opportunities for networking, continuing education, and celebration. NYSAVT welcomes you to celebrate our 50th year at the Annual Seminar, hosted at the Hilton Garden Inn, located in Troy, NY - Postponed date is forthcoming! This event will provide a unique opportunity to bring together our members, supporters and future members from all across New York State!


Celebrating our 50th year, the Annual Seminar will offer presentations, workshops, sessions, and fun and exciting networking opportunities that will inspire, motivate, and help you achieve your full potential!

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