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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...

It is an amazing experience and one you will get to participate in at our first event of 2020 - Alamo Pintado Regional Educational Event: Remember Your Why! Registration is open NOW and the event is only two months away: March 6-8, 2020 Our hosted for the weekend will be the renowned, state-of-the-art, Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Clinic. Lecture and hands-on lab topics to include: Advanced Diagnostic Imaging: MRI & CT - Dr. Carter Judy Post-surgery Water Recovery - Dr. Mark Rick ElectroChemotherapy - Dr. Wade Walke Sports Medicine - Dr. Phoebe...

We would like to introduce and Welcome Wister Costanza as our new Assistant Executive Director! Wiss will be assisting Deb Reeder and Katie Soobrian, while learning the ropes of what it takes to run this Organization. From Wiss: Assistant Executive Director I am excited to be accepting the position of Assistant Executive Director for this organization that I truly believe in.  As most of you know, I am a Charter Member (a member since the AAEVT's inception in 2004) and have had the good fortune to sit on the Board in a few different...

Here's what we're up to: The AAEVT Board has its first Board call for 2020 this week. We will be discussing: Trends affecting our profession How we can create Strategy to proactively be prepared for these changes Ways to increase involvement of our Regional Contacts with member recruitment and retention Updates, edits and improvements to our website and more! Deb Reeder, AAEVT Executive Director, and Wiss Costanza, Assistant Executive Director, just returned from the AVMA's Veterinary Leadership Council (VLC) & Veterinary Medical Association Executives (VMAE) joint workshop on Critical Issues Facing Boards,...

Small but toxic beetles kill 14 horses on Mauston horse ranch Barry Adams | Wisconsin State Journal Jan 13, 2020 Horse blankets were draped last week over a fence at Red Ridge Ranch Riding Stable near Mauston. The blankets, once worn by some of the 14 horses who died over the last four months from eating toxic hay purchased from South Dakota and Wyoming, were being aired out by Cindy Kanarowski-Peterson, who owns the ranch along with her husband, Lyle Peterson. "Our winter hay is a total loss and we are left with...

Neurologic Equine Herpesvirus in California A gelding was euthanized due to neurologic equine herpesvirus in Santa Barbara County, California, in early January. KIMBERLY S. BROWN JAN 13, 2020 The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) confirmed one case of neurologic equine herpesvirus (equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy or EHM) on January 9. The 21-year-old Quarter Horse gelding in Santa Barbara County had onset of clinical signs on January 4. Those signs included ataxia, fever and recumbency. The unvaccinated gelding was euthanized on January 9 due to severity of the disease. Read the full story HERE...

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