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Karen Chapman, LVT After high school, I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education and taught school for 15 years. Then I entered the veterinary technician field because I loved horses and I loved medicine. I feel so fortunate to have been able to come full-circle in my life and found the perfect blend of my two chosen careers. I work at Texas A&M Large and Small Animal Teaching Hospitals in the Ophthalmology Department. I am able to work with both equines and small animals in all aspects of eye disease and injury. One of the most...

Merck is inviting you to a Continuing Education Webinar: A Focus on EPM in the Horse Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:30 - 9:30 PM (EST) Click HERE to Join on April 29, 2020 Earn 2 hours of RACE approved CE! FEATURED PANELISTS: Bryant Craig, DVM Merck Animal Health Equine Veterinary Professional Services Nicola Pusterla, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM UC-Davis Jennifer Feiner-Groon, VMD The Feiner Equine Jeffrey Foland, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS Weatherford Equine Medical Center Downloadable flyer HERE...

Ready to add “Speaker” to your resume? Members of the AAEVT are invited to submit Case Studies for consideration for presentation (and eventual publication!) during the 2020 AAEVT Annual Convention in Las Vegas, NV – Dec. 5-8th, 2020. First deadline is July 15th Learn more HERE: {https://www.aaevt.org/additional-resources/ -> "Case Study Presentation: How To" } ● What is a “Case Study”? ● Important Dates for Submitting your Case Study ● Key points and Ethical Consideration...

Our Spring 2020 Newsletter is ready! Check it out HERE What's inside? Letter from the President Peer tips, tricks and front-line experiences Covid-19 resources AEVNT news Industry articles and notes from our Sponsors! ...

By: Elyse Rowley Ever been the tech who felt like the hitching post, simply holding the horse for the veterinarian? We have all been there at one time or another but here’s what I’ve learned during my time standing there holding the patient: hone your observational skills and step up your conversational skills! In a medicine setting, working on a mystery case, noticing that the jugular pulse extends farther up the neck than it should or that there isn’t any air movement from one nostril…there are plenty of things that you,...

AAEP https://aaep.org/resources/covid-19-resources-veterinarians CE requirements https://www.aavsb.org/news/article/83 CDC updates https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/index.html Stress: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fprepare%2Fmanaging-stress-anxiety.html AVMA https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/animal-health-and-welfare/covid-19 VHMA - Laws, HR https://www.vhma.org/resources/coronavirus...

GREAT NEWS!! Merck has received approval for 1 Hour of FREE RACE CE to veterinarians and veterinary technicians! If you are a veterinarian or veterinary technician and would like to receive CE Credit, you must do these things: Take the 5-question quiz at the end of the presentation and email answers to Stetson@merck.com Include in your email the following information:  Name, Address, Email, Phone, Clinic or Practice Name, Vet License Number & State of License. This information MUSTbe submitted as we have to provide it to RACE for validation and certificates. Veterinarians and veterinary technicians...

AVMA is committed to helping the veterinary community through this emergency. Get information on PPE, essential services, mobile practice, social distancing measures, economic issues, and more. IN THIS ARTICLE: Learn about COVID-19, including symptoms, transmission, spread, and prevention. Get answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19. Find advice on protecting veterinary staff and caring for veterinary patients. Stay up-to-date on related legislation and supply chain issues. Learn MORE...

Lots of parents out there need to hear this right now. You know who you are. We see you, we are you. Don't be too hard on yourself and on your little ones; when you are getting frustrated and upset (for example while you're trying to teach your child a math lesson), pick connection: snuggles, playing, teaching them to do laundry or cook dinner. Take a deep breath, and remind your family that they are safe. We're going to get through this together, one step at the time. • #aaep #horsedocs #equinevets #veterinarymedicine #healthypractice #COVID19 #breathe #doyourbest #youareenough #fridayfeels   ...

By Meg M. Green, DVM Have you ever heard someone say, “Wow she’s brimming with confidence!”? According to Webster’s dictionary the definition of the word confidence is as follows, “A feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities.” Nothing will create authentic confidence like actually doing “it” – where “it” is the process or activity.  For example, I’m confident in things like performing a gastroscopy in a horse, speaking or coaching because I have been doing those things for years.  I have confidence in my abilities...

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