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Evaluation of Occupational Injuries to Veterinary Support Staff Working with Large Animals You are invited to participate in a survey entitled “Evaluation of Occupational Injuries to Veterinary Support Staff Working with Large Animals.” The purpose of this survey is to document the prevalence of large animal occupational injuries to veterinary support staff across the United States and identify current practices, personal protective equipment usage, and availability of safety training. The data will also be utilized to look for ways to improve safety practices and behaviors. If you decide to participate, you will be...

Here's an update on NAFTA's VNI (Veterinary Nurse Initiative) recently published by Veterinary Business Insider Oct 15, 2018 The Veterinary technician profession has been subjected to variability since birth. Today, it faces a new, and hopefully positive, change with discussions about modifying the profession’s title to “veterinary nurse”. A movement lead by the National Association for Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) has illuminated differing opinions between those in and outside of the profession. Veterinary Technician History The profession began in 1908 when the Canine Nurses Institute made its first organized effort to train English...

Visit our FaceBook page for daily & weekly initiatives recognizing all of our Members - the Equine Veterinary Technicians, Assistants and support Staff - that work so tirelessly day in and day out to help patients and practices do their best!...

This year we are able to offer a "Wet Lab Only" ticket option for this year's Annual Convention. Circle Oak Equine has the resources and space to hold a large number of attendees, so we want this amazing day to be accessible to as many of our members as possible! This opportunity is for AAEVT Members ONLY!...

The Champions of the Cause Award recognizes excellence within the equine veterinary technician/assistant profession. Boehringer Ingelheim, in partnership with EquiManagement and the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians and Assistants (AAEVT), awards this year’s winners with an all-expenses-paid trip to the AAEVT Conference in San Francisco, where they will be honored for their accomplishments. ...

While "official" Vet Tech Week is not until next week, we want to celebrate YOU all month long! Visit our FaceBook page for weekly offers recognizing all of our Members and the Equine Veterinary Technicians and Assistants that work so tirelessly day in and day out to help patients and practices do their best!...

“To protect the health and welfare of the horse” is one of the AAEP’s most important pursuits. Guided by the Welfare & Public Policy Advisory Council, the AAEP’s efforts include the development of guidelines that help veterinarians and the equine industry implement appropriate standards of humane care for the horse. The association and its members also provide direct benevolent assistance to horses and charitable groups, including rescue and retirement facilities, international aid projects and emergency relief during natural disasters. Key industry initiatives, such as the Unwanted Horse Coalition and the Racing...

AAEP: Emergency Preparedness: Being Prepared During Times of Disaster In the event of a disaster, your veterinarian knows how important it is for you as a horse owner to have pre-planned actions and proper information to make rapid decisions that may save your horse’s and even your own life. East Coast Evacuation Livestock Transport, Housing and Volunteers A list of livestock evacuation sites, transportation services, volunteers, etc. [This list is owned by Eliza LaLuna. No due diligence has been done to verify sources on this list. It is up to the individual requiring help...

Join us on September 29th for an amazing day of wet labs being held in conjunction with the NEAEP 10th Annual Symposium at Rood and Riddle's Saratoga Equine Hospital. Registration CLOSES in just 10 days! Topics to be included: Inhalant anesthesia & monitoring with Dr. Lori Bidwell (including wet lab!) Respiratory diagnostics & Endoscopy lab with Dr. Jeremy Frederick Shockwave therapy lab with Liz Rigby Radiographic positioning techniques with Joni Watkins Register HERE Online Today Rates: $150 for AAEVT Members (including Student Members) $250 for non-AAEVT Members Registration Details: Online registration closes on Friday, September 21st, 2018. There is...

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