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The AAEVT  Celebrates all of our Equine Technicians, Assistants and Office Support Staff this entire month!  We hope you are following us on our FaceBook page, https://www.facebook.com/AAEVT,  we have some FUN and REWARDING initiatives coming your way!...

by Andrea Whittle, AAEVT President What a weekend! The 2022 Purina Equine Veterinary Conference was held this past weekend in St. Louis, MO and it was packed with lectures from their dedicated equine Ph.D. nutritionists, talks from Dr. Macpherson, wonderful food, great hospitality and, most importantly, the chance to hang out with a Budweiser Clydesdale!      Andrea Whittle, Amanda Compton and Kiley Williams showcased our AAEVT Booth at the Purina Conference last week. We had over 70 AAEVT members in attendance! Hopefully we were able to say hi to as many of you as...

The deadline for registration for this year's AAEVT/AAEP Convention is November 1st.  Download the brochure and registration form here. Remember to check the boxes of the events you wish to attend on the registration form.  Keep in mind that our AAEVT Social will be Saturday evening starting at 5:30pm. The Silent Auction and Raffle items do not disappoint—all of the proceeds fund our AAEVT Scholarship programs, a worthy cause and some great items as well. If you have something to donate to the Raffle or Silent Auction, please contact Elyse Rowley, AAEVT Immediate Past...

On Wednesday, October 19, we launched our new and improved AAEVT Career Center to be your resource for making online employment connections in our industry. Many employers and job seekers today are discovering the advantages of shopping online for industry jobs and qualified candidates to fill them. But the one-size-fits-all approach of the mega job boards may not be the best way to find what you’re looking for. The AAEVT’s updated Career Center will offer employers targeted access to quality industry professionals, along with quick and easy job posting and online job...

Equine veterinary technicians, like they veterinarians they work with, do a hard job because they love it. EquiManagement published an article from our very own Bryce Morgan, LVT!  Bryce is a Technician with Desert Pines Equine Hospital and also an AAEVT Regional Contact.  We love seeing our members in print. Well done Bryce! Read the full article, "What Does an Equine Vet Tech Do?" ...

  American Animal Hospital Association's October 18 Podcast: "Vital, Not Basic: Elevating Veterinary Technicians Benefits Everyone"          Featuring Deborah Reeder, BA, AS, LVT, VTS-EVN(R), Julie Legred, CVT, FFCVP & Shannon Thompson, RVT It’s Vet Tech Week, and the AAHA is celebrating by featuring a conversation with three passionate technician leaders and advocates. Julie Legred, Deb Reeder, and Shannon Thompson got together at the AVMA Convention this summer to discuss ways the AAHA can support and elevate veterinary technicians - and help them enjoy a sustainable, fulfilling, and endlessly adaptable career.  Listen to...

You asked for it, and Voila! Our first virtual meeting will be held during the AAEVT/AAEP Convention this year.  We are offering 11 lectures from our speakers and they will be available to view during the four days of the convention, November 18-21, 2022.  You may register and view the line up here. We are offering something for all equine team members.  The AAEVT welcomes all equine technicians, assistants, support staff and students to attend both the virtual and/or live events.   You may view the live offerings and register for the live...

The Elections for your AAEVT 2023 Board are Completed! We are very excited to announce and welcome your 2023 AAEVT Board! President - Karen Chapman, LVT President Elect - Travis Otremba, LVT Past President - Andrea Whittle, LVT Vice President- Lexie Conrow, LVT Secretary/Treasurer- Kimmie Burton, LVT Regional Director-Jlynn Meyer, LVT With the new we have to say goodbye and thank you to: Past President - Elyse Rowley, MS Vice President - Amanda Compton, EDT, LVT, RVT We are grateful to you both for your support, hard work and shared ideas throughout the...

Jane M. “Tee Tee” Ebben, June 1955-September 2022 Jane loved horses and went to school to become a Veterinary Technician. She began her career at the University of Minnesota, where she helped start the Neonatal Foal Unit. Six years later, she moved to Missouri and worked the next 35 years at the University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center, where she retired in July 2021. She was passionate about the horses she cared for and always showed compassion not only to the horses, but also the owners. When there was a loss...

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