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With all the venues that are being postponed and/or cancelled due to COVID-19, we wanted to give you an update on the AAEVT Career Enhancement status.  We are planning on moving forward with our meetings at this time, starting with our June Anesthesia Meeting in Lexington - June 5, 6 & 7.  Please be assured that we are keeping up to date on the current situation and will let you know if there are any changes.  Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns, we will be happy...

Veterinarians can use these tips from the AAEP Infectious Disease Committee to help them be safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. AAEP INFECTIOUS DISEASE COMMITTEE MAR 16, 2020 EquiManagement full Article HERE As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout most of the world, our thoughts and deepest sympathies are extended to all who have been affected by the disease. The AAEP has been monitoring the pandemic closely and is committed to helping your practice and your clients stay healthy. As health officials and our local communities continue to respond to the global spread...

Thank you so much to those members who were willing to give us your feedback! We'd like to share the results of this survey with you: Winter-2020-AAEVT-Survey-to-Membership Survey open from Feb. 22 – Mar. 2, 2020 (10 days) Sent to 1,253 current members 422 opened (33.7% open rate) 165 clicked (13.2% click rate) 234 total unique responses Q1: Do you prefer in Person (live) CE Events with wet labs, or on line or a mix?             Q2: What do you like most about our CE meetings/ AAEVT Annual Convention?                   Q3: When is the last CE Event you attended?                   Q4: What do you...

Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center AAEVT Continuing Educational Event March 6-8, 2020 Amazing locations, fantastic speakers and great food kicked off the first of the AAEVT CE events for 2020!  About 30 of us gathered in the Santa Ynez Valley for a weekend of learning and camaraderie.  We started Friday night at Platinum Performance’s headquarters in Buellton, CA for a tour of the facilities as well as a lecture from one of their resident nutritional advisors capped off with drinks and an amazing spread of food by La Botte bistro!  Saturday...

Considering or already enrolled in our Online Certificate program? We have an AAEVT Online Certificate Academy Scholarship to help cover those costs! Eligibility requirements Applicants must be current AAEVT members in good standing and at the time of application and be currently enrolled in the AAEVT Online Certificate Academy program. Deadlines Spring Scholarship applications must be received no later than April 1 Fall Scholarship applications must be received no later than October 1 Application requirements Completed application form. Resume including previous and current employment, with dates, giving brief details of job titles and duties, including names of organization, association or practice...

There are many challenges facing our Industry today and we need your input on how the AAEVT can provide meaningful resources to you in this ever-changing landscape. We are inviting you to take part in a short survey (just 10 questions!) about your Membership and experience with the AAEVT. Take a Short Survey While your responses are anonymous, we will also be compiling this data and sharing it an overview with the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). By doing this we intend to improve upon our partnership with the AAEP and hope...

Merck Animal Health is partnering with EquiManagement to sponsor the 2020 Disease Du Jour podcast series for equine veterinarians, vet students, vet techs and industry professionals. The podcast was launched in 2019 and has received rave reviews for its content focused on education for the equine veterinary industry. “We are thrilled to have Merck Animal Health join us in this veterinary industry educational endeavor,” said Kimberly S. Brown, Group Publisher of the Equine Health Network. “It is exciting to have a partner as focused on veterinary education as we are to...

The Scope of Practice for Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Technologist has been updated by the AAVSB. The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) is a not-for-profit, 501(c) (3) association whose membership is comprised of 62 veterinary licensing boards from the United States and its Territories (U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico), and 9 provinces in Canada. The purpose of the AAVSB Practice Act Model is to provide a resource to its Member Boards, many of which regulate the practice of Veterinary Medicine as well as Veterinary Technology. In 2000, based upon the...

Authors: Galina M. Hayes PhD, Denise F. LaLonde‐Paul MPS, Jennifer L. Perret DVM, Andrea Steele MS, Marina McConkey DVM, William G. Lane DVM, Rosalind J. Kopp BS, Hannah K. Stone BA, Meredith Miller DVM, Andria Jones‐Bitton PhD First published:16 December 2019 - https://doi.org/10.1111/vec.12916 Presented in abstract form at the 25th International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium, Washington, DC, September 2019. Supported by the President's Council of Cornell Women Affinito‐Stewart Grant. Abstract Objectives To investigate veterinary technician burnout and associations with frequency of self‐reported medical error, resilience, and depression and job‐related risk factors. Design Cross‐sectional observational study using an anonymous survey conducted between November 2017 and June...

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