Veterinary Technician Symposium 1

June 28-30, 2021



  • Venue: Viticus Center, Oquendo Campus |
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Disciplines: Fear Free, physical rehabilitation, and analgesia
  • Audience: Veterinary technicians
  • Enrollment Capacity: 80
  • CE Hours: 24
  • Cost: $395

Click your heels together three times, because the sell-out Veterinary Technician Symposium is back and we're getting into the spirit of Oz! This sell-out event is a unique opportunity for veterinary technicians to sharpen their practical skills in an exciting educational atmosphere. Offered at the world-famous Viticus Center in Las Vegas, NV, expert instructors – using today’s most innovative instructional approaches and technology – present skill-based training in analgesia, Fear Free, and physical rehabilitation techniques.

Come receive the latest hands-on training in analgesia, physical rehabilitation, and Fear Free best practices. Gain experience with the principles of pain management, building protocols, post-operative pain control options, and regional anesthesia. Course participants will also be able to identify imbalances in patients, perform accurate and effective photobiomodulation and extracorporeal shockwave therapy, and accurately perform orthosis casting molds for common medical conditions. Additionally, they will learn about Fear Free patient evaluation tools and foundation behavior modification skills that help pets be both healthy and happy!

Working in small groups, participants rotate through active learning stations and experience the full extent of authority-centered lectures, workshops, and cooperative small group interaction. Outside of the classroom, spend time bonding with your family of technicians through fun, interactive games and Oz-themed social events!

Build your confidence in performing these  procedures with accuracy and efficiency:

  • Describe and demonstrate the three core Fear Free concepts: Considerate Approach, Gentle Control, and Touch Gradient

  • Evaluate dogs and cats via video and with live animals according to the Fear Free FAS Scale and assign a numeric score for Fear, Anxiety, and Stress based on observations

  • Identify at-risk patients for developing increasing FAS based on responses to handling both in video and with live animals


Course sponsored in part by 





VCA_Animal Hospital

Viticus Group’s official lodging partner is Courtyard Las Vegas Henderson/Green Valley. Special lodging discounts are available to participants attending courses at the Viticus Center. Please make these arrangements once you have purchased your course by calling 702.434.4700 and be sure to mention that you are attending a course at the Viticus Center. To make a reservation with our discounted rate, please click here

Courtyard Las Vegas Henderson/Green Valley
2800 North Green Valley Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89014
Toll-free: 702.434.4700


Courtyard Lodging Includes: 

  • Airport Pick up: Available on request, 7 days a week starting at 6:00a and ending at 10:00p
  • Guests will need to call the hotel upon arrival (702.434.4700) after they pick up their luggage. At that time, we will inform them of the area they will be picked up and we will send the shuttle driver.
  • Airport drop off: All drop-offs are every two hours, starting at 6:00a and ending at 10:00p. Please sign up at the front desk at least 1 hour prior to departing.
  • Shuttle service to Las Vegas Strip: Pickups and drop-offs are outside the Mandalay Bay Tour and Trolley stop.

Drop-off Times:
12:00p, 4:00p, 10:00p

Pick-up Times:
12:30p, 4:30p, 10:30p

  • Please sign up at the front desk at least 1 hour prior.
  • Ground transportation to/from hotel and Viticus Center.
  • Be ready at the Courtyard hotel lobby 30 minutes in advance of course start time and board the van for the short ride to the Viticus Center. View Map.
  • Return to the hotel at the end of the instructional day.


Public transportation in Las Vegas is limited. If you are staying somewhere other than our preferred partner, Hampton Inn & Suites Las Vegas Airport, you will need to arrange for your transportation to and from the Oquendo Center. If you are renting a car, Mandalay Bay, Luxor and several other hotels on the strip may charge for parking. Other transportation options for getting around are taxi service, Uber and Lyft.


  1. WVC scrubs are available upon your arrival if needed.

  2. Closed-toe shoes are required during labs.

  3. A light sweater for indoor areas.

  4. Plenty of sunscreen.

  5. Electronic charging device to power up.

  6. Valid ID - We highly recommend you carry your ID at all times in Las Vegas.


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