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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...

Here's a quick update on the remaining meetings for 2020: Complimentary CE: July 28th & 30th, sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelhiem. Four topics specifically for Technicians, Assistants & Support staff!Gastric Ulcer Syndrome • Asthma • Making Vaccines Interesting • Endocrine Disease Register HERE NEAEP, September 23- 26, 2020 will be a virtual on demand event AAEVT will have its own track of speakers. Virtual webinars will be available from Sept 23rd until Dec 31st - on demand. Registration information, topics and speakers forthcoming! Purina Veterinary Conference, September 11-16, 2020 will be a virtual event this year - More...

Two days only: July 28th or July 30th Boehringer-Ingelhiem University is offering complimentary, RACE approved, continuing education specifically designed for Veterinary Technicians, Assistants and Office Staff.  Four different topics available: Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome  A Closer Look at Equine Asthma Making Vaccines Interesting Equine Endocrine Disease: 2020 Click on the link for more information.. Boehringer-Ingelheim-University-BIU-Equine-Invite...

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