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Lexie Conrow, LVT August 30th, 2019 will be a day I will never forget.  Something I hoped would never happen to me or my horse, happened. My horse had colic surgery. I have spent my life as a horse woman and my career as an equine veterinary technician, watching countless horses and owners, friends and strangers, go through this experience. It starts with the confusion and panic of the “before”. The “is she colicing or is she not?”, the “ok — now what” phase. I’ve met them at the door of the hospital,...

The Foundation for the Horse is  Throwing a Virtual Barn Party to Celebrate the Horse and Essential Care Providers Partner Donors Offer $40,000 Matching Challenge On the evening of May 29, The Foundation for the Horse invites you to polish your belt buckle, pull on your boots and log into Facebook for The Virtual Barn Party for the Horse, a Facebook Live event celebrating horses and all who care for these majestic animals. The 90-minute party will kick off at 8:00 p.m. ET and feature live performances by Nashville-area musicians, guest appearances by...

We've been working very hard to update, curate, and provide access to some resources that we think will be of value to both you and your practices. All the areas on our main RESOURCES page are active and ready. Some are for "Members Only," so don't forget to renew or login before accessing these sections! Areas include: Career Center Online Certificate Academy Scholarships Equine Manual Past Event Proceedings On Demand CE  *might be worth checking this section out if you need CE! Anesthesia Society AEVNT   We have also filled out our ADDITIONAL RESOURCES...

You Got This! Mentally Strong with Self-Awareness, Resiliency, & Adaptability. By Debra A. Van Cleve Create Results Consulting Today is such a crazy time with the global pandemic shutting down or diminishing or changing business operations at many Veterinary practices. During these times, often, people are focused on their emotions and their internal state. At the same time, they are trying to navigate this new and uncertain way of operating. Such as working from home, or as part of being an essential job and having to take extra time and care with everything...

Register now for Ask TheHorse Live "Equine Essentials: The Importance of Vitamin E" Thursday, May 14, 8 p.m. EDT! Few horses are lucky enough to have constant, year-round access to fresh, green grass, which provides the best natural source of vitamin E. This powerful antioxidant supports muscle and nerve health. Is your horse getting enough? Learn about horses’ vitamin E requirements and how to prevent deficiencies during this live event. Sponsored by Kentucky Performance Products Can't tune in on Thursday? Everyone registered for the event will receive a follow-up email with a link to the recording of the live event. REGISTER NOW...

What your next steps should be October 1, 2019 By Jan Woods Veterinary Practice News Veterinary practices are often targets for theft, loss, or diversion of controlled substances. A 2015 article on drugabuse.com titled, “Ill Inventory: Drug Theft and Loss in the United States,” showed “22.1 percent of drug theft is due to employee pilferage, 6.2 percent armed robbery, 2.2 percent customer theft.” (If you’re wondering, 8.5 percent comprises night break-ins, while 60.9 percent of drugs are lost in transit due to subscriber or patient errors.) These statistics make it clear that complying with controlled...

Boehringer Ingelheim Celebrates World Veterinary Day for Equine Veterinarians Boehringer Ingelheim is celebrating these champions of equine health on World Veterinary Day today with a $10,000 donation to The Foundation for the Horse, the charitable arm of American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), along with the release of an online video in their honor. Our AAEVT members are vital to the Veterinary Community and we want to recognize your part in promoting and ensuring the welfare of the Horse - and your Veterinarian! Tag your practice on our FB page under the BI...

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...

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