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Congratulations to Palm Beach Equine Clinic's own Kim Emmons on her completion of the AAEVT Equine Certificate Program! By: Palm Beach Equine Clinic - Aug. 20, 2020 Kim has over 25 years of experience as a certified veterinary assistant, but she was eager to advance her knowledge through this additional certification. Now, she is formally recognized as an equine specialist in the field, distinguished by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and the AAEVT. She also serves as an AAEVT Regional Contact for Florida, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. The AAEVT Regional...

American Association of Equine Practitioners The AAEP announced today that, due to the increased safety concerns related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Annual Convention & Trade Show, originally scheduled for Dec. 5 – 9 in Las Vegas, NV, will take place instead as a virtual event. The exact dates and the schedule of sessions and events will be announced in September. Read the full announcement on their website HERE...

Merck Animal Health is very proud to present, Dr. TOM DIVERS from Cornell University On August 19th, Dr. Tom Divers will bring us an update on infectious diseases with a focus on Lyme Disease and Equine Viral Hepatitis, eligible for 1 credit of RACE approved CE. Dr. Divers is an expert in the field of equine infectious diseases and will bring forth great information to share. Don’t miss this excellent webinar! When? Wednesday, August 19, 2020 What time? 7:30 – 8:30 PM (EST) Where? WebEX Online Webinar: https://merck.webex.com/merck/j.php?MTID=md44bbc033a13d93a9679bc258e216ef3 Password: PxFmrtAG356 What? “Infectious Disease Updates: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention-...

Going the Distance…..  by Amanda Compton, EDT/LVT Nearly two decades ago, I started down a path which has taken me to places I only dreamed about, working for veterinary hospitals in the US and the Middle East.  Being an equine veterinary technician has allowed me to meet so many wonderful people from a variety of backgrounds and care for countless amazing horses. It has given me a sense of pride and accomplishment which has been a driving force in my life and one that has helped me maintain longevity in an...

EHV-1: A Tale of Two Treatments Aspirin and Acyclovir During an EHV-1 Outbreak Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) is endemic to the North American horse population, with more than 80% of horses exposed to the virus by age 2. However, few treatments have been evaluated during naturally occurring outbreaks. Susannah S. Lewis, DVM, PhD, of the Rainland Farm Equine Clinic in Woodinville, Wash., recently experienced such an outbreak firsthand. She spoke about the effect of antiviral and anticoagulant treatment at a 60-horse boarding and training farm at the 65th Annual AAEP Convention in Denver. Modern Equine...

The AAEVT Board met on Saturday, July 18th for the Mid-Year Board Meeting, here is a recap: AAEP is planning on live attendance as of now, but will make their final decision the beginning of September.  We are prepared to go live or virtual, depending on their decision.   NEAEP Meeting...

Such a great opportunity..don’t let it slip by! We are partnering with Patterson Veterinary to offer a $450 scholarship to our Online Certification Program with a NEW application window this summer. Applications due by August 1, 2020  Testimonial from Madison: "I started working at Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic in September of 2018. Since working there I received thorough in person training, but wanted to expand my knowledge of equine medicine. The AAEVT’s ACT program dramatically helped me further my abilities through the well organized coursework and thoughtful presentation of material. The courses reinforced...

We are excited to announce and invite our AAEVT members to join our  Leadership Sharing Platform on FaceBook! This site has been created to have a safe place for our members to be able to interact with each other, share ideas and concerns, as well as some positive anecdotes of our daily lives. This is a Members only site for technicians, assistants, office and support staff, moderated by the AAEVT Board. Here is the link to join:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/563923944326625/about/. We are excited to be able to offer this site to our members as a compliment to their...

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