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Your AAEVT Board met on Saturday, July 10 (at 9am EST, so for a couple of our West Coasters this was an o'dark thirty call!)  We appreciate their commitment to our organization and everyone's input. Topics Discussed: AAEVT/AAEP Schedule- logistics for the annual convention program Speakers and Topics for AAEP- some awesome topics and speakers selected Wet Labs for AAEP and logistics- Wet Labs to be held at Tennessee Equine Board Nominations for 2022- We are accepting nominations for board positions from now until August 15th: Secretary, Vice-President and President Elect.  Please email  info@aaevt.org with nominations. Scholarships/Applicants- selection...

Our Regional Contacts (RCs) are our "Boots on the Ground"! RCs keep our members in the know by reaching out on a monthly basis about scholarship deadlines, upcoming meetings and any AAEVT or Industry News.  They also serve as greeters, moderators for our speakers, hosting our booth at meetings and much more.  RCs are an integral part of the AAEVT! We are now accepting nominations for new Regional Contacts—members that would like to serve their association and make a difference.  If you are interested or know of a member that would be,...

The AAEVT is excited to announce that CareCredit has joined us as a Platinum Sponsor!  There is much to come from this company for our members, their practices and their clients.  Please read below.

SYNCHRONY ANNOUNCES EXPANSION IN EQUINE MARKET WITH NEW CARECREDIT 

FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS AND DIGITAL CAPABILITIES   

CareCredit Credit Card Provides Equine Veterinarians with an Easy and Comprehensive  

Point-of-Care Payment Option 

Delivers Horse Owners a New Way to Pay for Veterinary Care 

COSTA MESA, Calif. – July 22, 2021 – Synchrony (NYSE:SYF) today announced its expansion in the equine market with CareCredit, its leading promotional financing solution for health, veterinary and personal care. The CareCredit contactless payment solution will bring point-of-care innovation to equine veterinary practices and make it easier for veterinarians to collect payment for services from any location where they are providing care.  

 

In addition, the company further solidified its dedication to the industry by becoming an American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Educational Partner, joining a distinguished group of organizations committed to the equine veterinary profession, and health and welfare of the horses. The first-of-its-kind partnership with a healthcare financing company will allow AAEP members to access educational resources designed to strengthen the business side of equine practice and increase the financial health of the equine profession by bringing the benefits of CareCredit’s financial solutions to horse owners.  

 

Equine veterinarians have access to CareCredit’s digital tools designed to accommodate equine workflows and cash flow, including an all-in-one financing experience that gives horse owners a seamless way to learn about, apply, prequalify and pay with their CareCredit card anytime, from anywhere on their mobile device. Veterinarians also have access to a suite of digital capabilities and personalized resources such as a unique QR code and custom link that work wherever equine teams provide care, whether in the clinic, at the barn or in the field.  

Be on the lookout for the NAEP Meeting Registration opening soon on our website. The NAEP will be holding the lecture phase of this meeting virtually and holding the Trade Show and Wet Labs Live at the Fairgrounds in Saratoga, on September 24 & 25, 2021.  The AAEVT will have a booth in the Trade Show both days and will be hosting our Wet Labs on Saturday the 25th.  We have a great line up so far!  How great to be back in person, look forward to seeing you there! ...

An interesting read from AAEP News Bulletin: Spur of the Moment, July 20, 2021, Issue 570. As Telemedicine is becoming more a part of our industry, this article takes a good look at how it can affect our clients and our relationship with them.  It has also spurred discussion within the AAEVT board about offering more opportunities for our office and front desk staff members.  Be on the lookout for these opportunities at upcoming meetings. Click here to read the full article from the AAEP. Related resource: Embracing telehealth in equine medicine  ...

Tip for shortening surgery/anesthesia time; Leaving laparoscopic equipment together for sterilization is now approved by governing bodies, this cuts down on anesthesia time, so your doctors don't have to spend the first couple minutes of surgery assembling equipment.  Still take apart to clean, let dry, then reassemble. Arielle (Arie) Wolff, LVT, LVMT  ...

Tech Tip Andrea Whittle, LVT I always struggle with the amount of waste a veterinary business, and medicine in general, generates. What’s your favorite “up cycle” “recycle” tip? Mine might be keeping a stash of non-sterile Large Winn sets after patients have been discharged and cutting them down for oxygen tubing. The perfect size for an O2 line connector!       ...

Leaders from the AAEVT recently toured the World Equestrian Center in Ocala, Florida.  The buzz is all true, it is an amazing and well thought out facility.  It is currently occupying 389 acres with plans for expansion.  The hotel is beautiful—complete with a Rose Garden, a terrace in front of the Grand Prix Ring for viewing and an amazing Toy Shoppe, not to mention the restaurants!  Additionally, there are many meeting/conference centers on the property that are easily accessible from the highway.  They are in the process of building an...

The VMX event was a great success and AAEVT was well represented with speakers and a booth in the Trade Show. We had many technicians and assistants stop by that were very happy to see us. Amanda Compton and Lindsey Schoelen from the AAEVT were speakers at this event.  Their lectures were well attended and even some veterinarians were in the audience. It was great to be back in person as was the feel for everyone with an attendance of over 2000.  This meeting was unique by being both "Live" and also...

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