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Authors: Galina M. Hayes PhD, Denise F. LaLonde‐Paul MPS, Jennifer L. Perret DVM, Andrea Steele MS, Marina McConkey DVM, William G. Lane DVM, Rosalind J. Kopp BS, Hannah K. Stone BA, Meredith Miller DVM, Andria Jones‐Bitton PhD First published:16 December 2019 - https://doi.org/10.1111/vec.12916 Presented in abstract form at the 25th International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium, Washington, DC, September 2019. Supported by the President's Council of Cornell Women Affinito‐Stewart Grant. Abstract Objectives To investigate veterinary technician burnout and associations with frequency of self‐reported medical error, resilience, and depression and job‐related risk factors. Design Cross‐sectional observational study using an anonymous survey conducted between November 2017 and June...

It is an amazing experience and one you will get to participate in at our first event of 2020 - Alamo Pintado Regional Educational Event: Remember Your Why! Registration is open NOW and the event is only two months away: March 6-8, 2020 Our hosted for the weekend will be the renowned, state-of-the-art, Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Clinic. Lecture and hands-on lab topics to include: Advanced Diagnostic Imaging: MRI & CT - Dr. Carter Judy Post-surgery Water Recovery - Dr. Mark Rick ElectroChemotherapy - Dr. Wade Walke Sports Medicine - Dr. Phoebe...

We would like to introduce and Welcome Wister Costanza as our new Assistant Executive Director! Wiss will be assisting Deb Reeder and Katie Soobrian, while learning the ropes of what it takes to run this Organization. From Wiss: Assistant Executive Director I am excited to be accepting the position of Assistant Executive Director for this organization that I truly believe in.  As most of you know, I am a Charter Member (a member since the AAEVT's inception in 2004) and have had the good fortune to sit on the Board in a few different...

Here's what we're up to: The AAEVT Board has its first Board call for 2020 this week. We will be discussing: Trends affecting our profession How we can create Strategy to proactively be prepared for these changes Ways to increase involvement of our Regional Contacts with member recruitment and retention Updates, edits and improvements to our website and more! Deb Reeder, AAEVT Executive Director, and Wiss Costanza, Assistant Executive Director, just returned from the AVMA's Veterinary Leadership Council (VLC) & Veterinary Medical Association Executives (VMAE) joint workshop on Critical Issues Facing Boards,...

Small but toxic beetles kill 14 horses on Mauston horse ranch Barry Adams | Wisconsin State Journal Jan 13, 2020 Horse blankets were draped last week over a fence at Red Ridge Ranch Riding Stable near Mauston. The blankets, once worn by some of the 14 horses who died over the last four months from eating toxic hay purchased from South Dakota and Wyoming, were being aired out by Cindy Kanarowski-Peterson, who owns the ranch along with her husband, Lyle Peterson. "Our winter hay is a total loss and we are left with...

Neurologic Equine Herpesvirus in California A gelding was euthanized due to neurologic equine herpesvirus in Santa Barbara County, California, in early January. KIMBERLY S. BROWN JAN 13, 2020 The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) confirmed one case of neurologic equine herpesvirus (equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy or EHM) on January 9. The 21-year-old Quarter Horse gelding in Santa Barbara County had onset of clinical signs on January 4. Those signs included ataxia, fever and recumbency. The unvaccinated gelding was euthanized on January 9 due to severity of the disease. Read the full story HERE...

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...

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