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Be on the lookout for the NAEP Meeting Registration opening soon on our website. The NAEP will be holding the lecture phase of this meeting virtually and holding the Trade Show and Wet Labs Live at the Fairgrounds in Saratoga, on September 24 & 25, 2021.  The AAEVT will have a booth in the Trade Show both days and will be hosting our Wet Labs on Saturday the 25th.  We have a great line up so far!  How great to be back in person, look forward to seeing you there! ...

An interesting read from AAEP News Bulletin: Spur of the Moment, July 20, 2021, Issue 570. As Telemedicine is becoming more a part of our industry, this article takes a good look at how it can affect our clients and our relationship with them.  It has also spurred discussion within the AAEVT board about offering more opportunities for our office and front desk staff members.  Be on the lookout for these opportunities at upcoming meetings. Click here to read the full article from the AAEP. Related resource: Embracing telehealth in equine medicine  ...

Tip for shortening surgery/anesthesia time; Leaving laparoscopic equipment together for sterilization is now approved by governing bodies, this cuts down on anesthesia time, so your doctors don't have to spend the first couple minutes of surgery assembling equipment.  Still take apart to clean, let dry, then reassemble. Arielle (Arie) Wolff, LVT, LVMT  ...

Tech Tip Andrea Whittle, LVT I always struggle with the amount of waste a veterinary business, and medicine in general, generates. What’s your favorite “up cycle” “recycle” tip? Mine might be keeping a stash of non-sterile Large Winn sets after patients have been discharged and cutting them down for oxygen tubing. The perfect size for an O2 line connector!       ...

Leaders from the AAEVT recently toured the World Equestrian Center in Ocala, Florida.  The buzz is all true, it is an amazing and well thought out facility.  It is currently occupying 389 acres with plans for expansion.  The hotel is beautiful—complete with a Rose Garden, a terrace in front of the Grand Prix Ring for viewing and an amazing Toy Shoppe, not to mention the restaurants!  Additionally, there are many meeting/conference centers on the property that are easily accessible from the highway.  They are in the process of building an...

The VMX event was a great success and AAEVT was well represented with speakers and a booth in the Trade Show. We had many technicians and assistants stop by that were very happy to see us. Amanda Compton and Lindsey Schoelen from the AAEVT were speakers at this event.  Their lectures were well attended and even some veterinarians were in the audience. It was great to be back in person as was the feel for everyone with an attendance of over 2000.  This meeting was unique by being both "Live" and also...

Setting boundaries means being honest about what you can and cannot handle right now…and often that is a daunting admission…an admission that we are indeed human, have our limitations and need to be constantly balancing and rebalancing work, life and play. Perhaps if we all learned how to set and respect boundaries, we could foster more mutual respect and compassion amongst each other, rather than resentment or anger. And we might just add another small but important facet towards improving the overall mental health of the veterinary profession. Below are a...

  Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine to Empower All Incoming Students with Butterfly iQ Vet EquiManagement Press Release, June 10, 2021 The collaboration represents the first university-wide deployment of Butterfly’s iQ Vet solution, equipping veterinary students with the world’s first and only whole-body ultrasound system for animals Butterfly Network, Inc. (NYSE: BFLY), a leader in point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), and the Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine have announced an exciting opportunity that will help place students at the cutting edge of veterinary medicine. The school will be equipping incoming students with...

Tech Tip: Need to strain the mare’s milk prior to feeding the foal? No cheese cloth insight?  A few gauze pads rubber banded over the mouth of an empty, rinsed, 1L dump saline bottle will do the trick.  Simply place a funnel snuggly up against the gauze and poor slowly.  When complete, screw the cap back on and keep unused portion in the fridge for the next feeding. Done and Done. Thank you Kimmie Burton, LVT. ...

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