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TCVM for Veterinary Technicians On-site Portion: May 8 - 9, 2020 Online Portion: April 1 - June 15, 2020 TCVM for Veterinary Technicians is a 29-hour course designed to teach vet techs how to support and promote TCVM services in an integrative veterinary practice. Through the course, technicians are given the tools to speak knowledgeably about the purpose and value of TCVM and to teach clients how to care for their animals with food therapy and Tui-na techniques. This course will equip your vet techs with an understanding of TCVM fundamental principles, the scientific basis for TCVM, indications and contraindications. Graduates will be able to assist the veterinarians...

We have all been desperately watching the disastrous fires affecting Australia and we'd like to share a few resources: Former AAEVT President and current President of the AZVT (Association of Zoo Veterinary Technicians), DeeAnn Wilfong, reached out to us, sharing their goals and resources. Here is some info from the AZVT website: If you interested in contributing to this cause and learning more and the AZVT's Match Goal Initiative,pleaae click HERE   The NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) has been rescuing and caring for wildlife for over 30 years and is the largest...

Reforms call for improved veterinary exams prior to races after 37 horses died at Santa Anita Park last year January 9, 2020 Following almost 40 deaths of racehorses in California, new legislation has been launched to improve equine veterinary care at racetracks across the state. Introduced by Senator Bill Dodd, Bill 800 builds on reforms adopted last year, which were prompted after 37 horses died at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Under that legislation (Bill 469), which was introduced by Dodd and signed by California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, the California Horse Racing...

Our Online Equine Certificate Academy is now complete and all 3 courses are available! This is a new program being hosted through VetLexicon/VetStream. Registration is $450 per course or $1250 for all 3. Requirements: AAEVT member, Complete the list of Clinical skills and be signed off as proficient, attend an AAEVT CE/sanctioned event with a wet lab and be signed off on your horsemanship skills and participation, complete the online program, required text: AAEVT Equine Manual for the Veterinary Technician. This program is self-paced and was designed to help you succeed, excel and challenge yourself to...

Our first Regional CE and Educational Event will be March 6-8 at Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center, Los Olivos, CA (near Santa Barbara). This is a return event for us every couple of years as the clinic, the staff and the area are not to be missed! Some of the topics and labs: Foal Plasma Transfusion, Water Recovery, MRI and CT, Laser, Ultrasound, Endoscopy, Tour of Platinum Performance, Horse Farm and Winery Tours and more ! Registration and the full program will be out soon !...

The AAEVT's 15th Year Anniversary Convention in Denver was an amazing success and a testament to who we are as an Association! It meant so much that some of the original folks who started this Association were there...

AAEVT Executive Director, Deb Reeder, just returned from the Fall 2019 meeting of the VMAE - Veterinary Medical Association Executives - where she learned how to "Future Proof" the AAEVT as an Association in collaboration with 25 other State VMA Execs. "This is such a powerhouse group and the AAEVT has been a long time member, which we should be very proud of. We are the only Veterinary Technician Association represented.  I am looking forward to sharing new ideas and thought processes with our Board!" There are big changes ahead for our...

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