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Vaccination of Veterinary Personnel Against COVID-19 House of Delegates 2021 Winter Meeting When might veterinarians expect to be offered the opportunity to be vaccinated? Access to COVID‐19 vaccines is determined at the state, territorial, and local levels, so the answer varies by location. Information, including access to a FAQ document, is available within the AVMA’s COVID‐19 web center, here: https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/animal-health-and-welfare/covid-19/covid-19-vaccines-and-vaccination...

How to keep your flexible endoscope safe when it’s not in the case AAEVT Member: Andrea Whittle, LVT Making sure that the end of a flexible endoscope doesn’t get banged, bent or crushed is essential! When they are out of the case drying or being stored on a wall bracket here is a simple and cheap method for protecting them. Most home improvement stores sell 3/4 or 1 inch pipe insulation, cut to size (~ 6 inches in length) and fit to the diameter of your endoscope. Secure with tape and know that...

with addition of Zimeta® (dipyrone injection) Dechra Veterinary Products is pleased to announce its exclusive marketing, sales and distribution agreement with Kindred Biosciences. Dechra has licensed the long-term distribution rights for Zimeta® (dipyrone injection), which will further bolster Dechra’s equine product portfolio. Zimeta is the first and only FDA-approved drug for the control of pyrexia in horses.  Read more here: Dechra Veterinary Products expands Equine portfolio...

Risk in the Equine Practice:  The Technicians Role in Recognition & Prevention  Deborah B. Reeder, BA, AS, RVT, VTS-EVN Published in Modern Equine Vet - December 2020 issue The most important area to address in management is risk, which can involve safety issues, legal problems, claims against the practice from clients or employees or co-owners, to the public.  Yes - the equine veterinary practice does have an impact on public health...

Work-life balance and general well-being can be just as important to you as health and financial wellness. So, the time you spend outside of the workplace is just as important as the work you contribute. With the new year upon us, The AAEVT Discounts Program is your one-stop shop for savings on products, services, and experiences, with new deals added weekly. As a member of the AAEVT, you now have access to hundreds of savings on: Health and wellness products and memberships Food and wine delivery Electronics and apparel Financial and educational services ...

  To all our Members, we hope that you have a wonderful Holiday Season and that the New Year brings Joy and Happiness!  We are so proud to serve this organization and to bring awareness, professionalism & education to the forefront for our members. Thank you! Your AAEVT Board  ...

Don't miss out!!  Registration will close on December 30th! All recorded sessions will be available to watch through June 30, 2021. Register TODAY 2020 Convention Registration Rate: AAEVT Members $175.00 All the AAEVT Convention details can be found HERE: Schedules, Speakers, Sponsors, Events, FAQs...

If you have a session that you want to view and haven't had the opportunity to do so as of yet, please note that registration closes December 30th and the meeting closes on December 31st. We have been so pleased with our partnership with the NEAEP and our wonderful lineup of speakers. Here are all the event details and how to register (even if it's last minute)! We would love to hear some feedback from you with your thoughts...

We are working on a new Member Program: Quarterly Case Study Presentations. We'll walk interested members through the process of finding the right case, putting your study together, and presenting it to a small group of peers. Topics to rotate quarterly may include: Internal Medicine, Anesthesia, Lameness, and Surgery. This is a great way to share information, gain public speaking confidence and network with other members! A testimony from a member who has presented at an AAEP Convention. "It took a lot of self-persuasion and pushing myself to present my first AAEVT/AAEP case study...

Virtual meetings and all, we are excited about our prospects for 2021! We tentatively are arranging meetings at the following locations for 2021: Spring & Fall Anesthesia Meetings: Boseman, MT Ocala, FL 2021 Regional Meetings: Palm Beach Equine, FL Desert Pines Equine, NV Austin Equine, TX NEAEP @ Saratoga Spring, NY 2021 Annual Convention: Nashville, TN!!! Here's hoping we all get to SEE each other in person again in 2021!!!!...

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