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We have had many new postings in our Career Center, like the ones below.  To view more informations and all postings, visit: AAEVT Career Center Hagyard Equine Medical Institute – Lexington, KY Veterinary Technician for Day Shift in the Medicine Department, reporting to Dr. Stephanie Bell. Schedule: Monday – Friday, Day Shift; Some Weekends Required Applications: E-mail a letter of interest and resume to Jamie O’Flynn at joflynn@haygard.com.    Equine Veterinary Care – Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, MD We are an active equine sports medicine practice seeking a hardworking enthusiastic EQUINE veterinary assistant or licensed technician with legal...

[caption id="attachment_1647" align="alignleft" width="200"] Elyse Rowley, 2021 AAEVT President[/caption] Hello all! I’m your 2021 AAEVT President and I’m so excited to see what this year has in store for us!  Yes, I’m actually excited, because, like most of you, I enjoy a challenge.  COVID-19 may be the most unusual challenge that most of us have faced, but it’s a challenge nonetheless and I think it gives us an opportunity to shine.  We, as technicians, assistants and support staff, can really show our adaptability and ingenuity in helping all of our practices to come up with the best ways to adapt to an ever-changing business model. Let me back up just a little and introduce myself…I live on the beautiful Central Coast of California and work in internal medicine.  Aside from a few small animal vet clinic jobs growing up, my real tech career started at Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center following graduate school.  A friend told me about her incredible medicine vet at Alamo who I just HAD to meet and I shortly found myself with a job in the ICU!  Working in a busy referral hospital with amazing people taught me SO much but after having my daughter, the unpredictable schedule of the ICU was going to be tough to mesh with being a new mom.  The same incredible medicine vet that I started with at Alamo had also become a mom and started a small, niche mobile internal medicine practice and wanted my help.  So, I went from a hospital setting to a field setting with Riviera Equine Medicine and Consulting and I feel that it has been invaluable in regards to understanding both sides of our profession.  Working in a hospital and working in the field are drastically different but similar to the front office and back in any practice, the two go hand in hand and each have their strengths.  The trick is knowing what you do well and doing it, while developing productive and positive relationships with those who do the things that you don’t do.

The AAEVT has a great benefit with publications such as Modern Equine Vet and Aim Media (Equimanagement.com & Stablemanagement.com).  These publishing companies are willing to work with our members to help edit an article or case study, publish the article and give you published credit as well! The AAEVT will give a Gift Card for $50.00 for every article accepted and published in the Modern Equine Vet and/or Aim Media - as long as there is a reference to the AAEVT. Be sure to check out Equimanagement.com and Stablemanagement.com, they are great resources...

Vaccination of Veterinary Personnel Against COVID-19 House of Delegates 2021 Winter Meeting When might veterinarians expect to be offered the opportunity to be vaccinated? Access to COVID‐19 vaccines is determined at the state, territorial, and local levels, so the answer varies by location. Information, including access to a FAQ document, is available within the AVMA’s COVID‐19 web center, here: https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/animal-health-and-welfare/covid-19/covid-19-vaccines-and-vaccination...

How to keep your flexible endoscope safe when it’s not in the case AAEVT Member: Andrea Whittle, LVT Making sure that the end of a flexible endoscope doesn’t get banged, bent or crushed is essential! When they are out of the case drying or being stored on a wall bracket here is a simple and cheap method for protecting them. Most home improvement stores sell 3/4 or 1 inch pipe insulation, cut to size (~ 6 inches in length) and fit to the diameter of your endoscope. Secure with tape and know that...

with addition of Zimeta® (dipyrone injection) Dechra Veterinary Products is pleased to announce its exclusive marketing, sales and distribution agreement with Kindred Biosciences. Dechra has licensed the long-term distribution rights for Zimeta® (dipyrone injection), which will further bolster Dechra’s equine product portfolio. Zimeta is the first and only FDA-approved drug for the control of pyrexia in horses.  Read more here: Dechra Veterinary Products expands Equine portfolio...

Risk in the Equine Practice:  The Technicians Role in Recognition & Prevention  Deborah B. Reeder, BA, AS, RVT, VTS-EVN Published in Modern Equine Vet - December 2020 issue The most important area to address in management is risk, which can involve safety issues, legal problems, claims against the practice from clients or employees or co-owners, to the public.  Yes - the equine veterinary practice does have an impact on public health...

Work-life balance and general well-being can be just as important to you as health and financial wellness. So, the time you spend outside of the workplace is just as important as the work you contribute. With the new year upon us, The AAEVT Discounts Program is your one-stop shop for savings on products, services, and experiences, with new deals added weekly. As a member of the AAEVT, you now have access to hundreds of savings on: Health and wellness products and memberships Food and wine delivery Electronics and apparel Financial and educational services ...

  To all our Members, we hope that you have a wonderful Holiday Season and that the New Year brings Joy and Happiness!  We are so proud to serve this organization and to bring awareness, professionalism & education to the forefront for our members. Thank you! Your AAEVT Board  ...

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