DECEMBER 1-4 • SAN FRANCISCO, CA • 28.5 HOURS OF CE

Welcome

Join us for our 14th Annual Convention and AAEP Trade Show!
Opening with a full day of hands-on Wet Labs at Circle Oak Equine and followed by three amazing days of scientific sessions, practice management lectures, case studies, and roundtables at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis and Trade Show at the Marcone Center.

Featured Speakers

Sue Dyson

MA, Vet MB, PhD, DEO, Dip ECVSMR, FRCVS
Newmarket, Suffolk, England

Speaker Bio
Dr. Sue Dyson has lectured internationally and published more than 230 refereed papers in scientific journals, relating to lameness and diagnostic imaging in the horse. She is co-Editor and major author of ‘Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse’, ‘Equine Scintigraphy’ and  ‘Clinical Radiology of the Horse’ . In 2000 Sue was awarded the British Equine Veterinary Association John Hickman Orthopaedic Award for outstanding contributions to equine orthopaedics. In 2005 Sue was made an Honorary Member of the British Equine Veterinary Association. In 2007 Sue was awarded the Tierklinik Hochmoor award for outstanding, innovative and lasting contributions to equine veterinary medicine world-wide and in 2013 she received the American Association of Equine Practitioners Frank J. Milne Award. In 2014 Sue was made a Honorary Member of the Societa Italiana Veterinari Per Equini.

Marsha Heinke

DVM, EA, CPA, CVPM
Grafton, OH

Speaker Bio
First in heart, Marsha L Heinke, DVM, EA, CPA, CVPM is a doctor of veterinary medicine, but her head led to a career serving her colleagues as a consultant and accountant, by gaining additional education and credentials as an Enrolled Agent, a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager.  Dr. Heinke is author of Practice Made Perfect: A Complete Guide to Veterinary Practice Management (AAHA Press, 2012). and the Chart of Accounts for Equine Veterinary Practices, available through the American Association of Equine Practitioners. She has co-authored and authored chapter contributions to Veterinary Clinics of North America and The 5-Minute Veterinary Practice Management Consult. Marsha is a 2010 recipient of The Ohio State University Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society, Alumni Recognition Award, in recognition of her contributions to the enhancement of the veterinary medical profession. In 2007, Marsha and her team launched the Dare to Care Program to help veterinary practices improve profitability, reduce avoidable losses, and enhance employee loyalty through HR support.

Michelle Henry Barton

DVM, PhD, Dip ACVIM
Athens, GA

Speaker Bio
Dr. Barton is a 1985 graduate from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois.  She completed a one year Large Animal Internship at North Carolina State University and then completed a four year combined Large Animal Internal Medicine Residency and PhD in Physiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia.  Dr. Barton holds the Fuller E. Callaway Endowed Chair, is a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, has served the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine as the Specialty President for Large Animal Internal Medicine, and is currently serving as their Ombudsman. In addition to the appointment in the Clinical Academic Affairs Office overseeing the program for third and fourth year veterinary students, she continues to teach and provide service in the Large Animal Teaching Hospital.

John Madigan

BS, DVM, MS
Davis, CA

Speaker Bio
Caring for animals and improving their lives has been the life’s work of Dr. John Madigan.  He is board certified in internal medicine and animal welfare. He has authored over 250 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, and is the editor of two textbooks on the care of foals. Dr. Madigan has made many groundbreaking medical discoveries and has created state of the art slings using the animal’s skeletal system support.  He founded the UC Davis Veterinary Emergency Response Team (VERT), which has gained national attention as a Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) under the Office of the Surgeon General.  He was honored to be the recipient of the American Veterinary Medical Association animal welfare award in 2006 and the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Achievement award in 2007.  His devotion to improving animal wellbeing led to the dean appointing him as the first Director of the International Animal Welfare Training Institute in 2008.

Can’t Miss Events

Keynote Address: Creating a Community of Leadership

Betsey Charles, DVM, MA
10:30am – Sunday, Dec. 2nd @ Marriott Marquis
Sponsored by Merck Animal Health

What should the goal of a Leader be? Create powerful teams that support each other and work effectively and collaboratively! Elizabeth “Betsy” Charles, DVM, MA believes we all have the capacity to be exceptional people of influence by learning the skills necessary to become effective communicators, relationship builders and boundary setters. Dr. Charles holds a master’s degree in Organization Leadership and uses that expertise to help veterinary professionals understand how servant leaders can facilitate the development of high functioning organizations. She has presented at over half of the veterinary colleges in the U.S., numerous state VMA’s, the AAEP national convention, NAVC, and the AVMA-VLC. Dr. Charles is the Executive Director of the Veterinary Leadership Institute and the CEO and founder of RadiologyRules.

General Membership Meeting & Luncheon

12:00pm – Sunday, Dec. 2nd @ Marriott Marquis

AAEVT members are cordially invited to attend the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians & Assistants General Members Meeting. The Executive Board will provide a summary of the year’s projects and activities, a financial overview, outline initiatives for 2019, and install the next year’s Board members. Awards for Member of the Year and Regional Contact of the Year will be presented, along with the 2018 Scholarship winners. This is an important opportunity for you to network and stay involved in our Association as we build and grow our community. We hope to see you all there!

AAEVT Social, Silent Auction & Raffle

5:30pm – Sunday, Dec. 2nd @ Marriott Marquis
Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Animal Health

Join us for an evening of celebrating our Association! Here’s your chance to network with other members, reconnect with friends, bump into old classmates, get some face-time with your Board members, and just have fun. We will also be hosting our annual Silent Auction and Raffle – the proceeds of which directly go toward providing Scholarships for you and your peers in 2019. What an amazing way to connect and give back!

Location

Conference Lectures & Host Hotel
San Francisco Marriott Marquis

780 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 896-1600

Wet Lab Host
Circle Oak Equine

911 Mustang Court
Petaluma, CA 94954

Trade Show
Moscone Convention Center

747 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Pricing & Discounts

Online registration closes November 16th

  • Non-Member

  • $450
    • Registration Includes:
    • 3 full days of lectures and round tables
      Access to the AAEP Trade Show
      Invitation to General Membership meeting
      Social and Scholarship Raffle
      Digital proceedings
    • and much more…

  • Member

  • $ 175
    • Registration Includes:
    • Priority registration
      3 full days of lectures and round tables
      Access to the AAEP Trade Show
      General Membership Meeting & Luncheon
      Social and Scholarship Raffle
    • and much more…

Open to AAEVT Members ONLY
  • Wet Lab + Lectures

  • $ 400
    • Registration Includes:
    • Full day of wet labs
      Transportation to & from host clinic
      3 full days of lectures and round tables
      Access to the AAEP Trade Show
      General Membership Meeting & Social
    • and much more…

Open to AAEVT Members ONLY
  • Wet Lab Day Only

  • $ 250
    • Registration Includes:
    • Priority registration
      Full day of hands-on wet labs
      Tours of Clinic & Rehab facilities
      Transportation to & from host clinic
      Breakfast and catered lunch included
    • and much more…

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