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WinStar Farm veterinarian benefits by including this simple handheld test in routine exams By Amy Poulin Braim, Senior Veterinarian, Equine Technical Services, Zoetis Diagnose illness earlier, start treatment sooner, which can help a foal recover quicker before an infection’s severe effects take hold. It’s the ideal scenario every equine veterinarian strives to achieve. Using an easy handheld test as part of every foal’s routine examination increases the chance it can happen during an evaluation of young horses. Read more ...

Did you know that as an AAEVT Member this a free benefit to you?  Here is a sample showing of just some of the companies that you can receive discounts from, not to mention discounts on Hotels, Car Rentals, Movie Tickets and much more...

The very first topic for Case Studies has been selected, Esophegeal Obstruction. Esophegeal Obstruction in Large Animals-Digestive System, Merck Vet Manual Learn about the veterinary topic of Esophageal Obstruction in large animals.  Find specific details on this topic and other topics in the Merck Vet Manual, AAEVT | Medical & Clinical Resources. If you haven't joined the group yet you can join now at;  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2759656367697218/.  This will be an interactive group and one that you will not want to miss out on.    ...

Have you been thinking about enrolling in the Online Certificate Program?   AAEVT member, Milissa Finnegan RVT, passed away suddenly in December 2008. She was enrolled in  the AAEVT Online Certificate Academy and she had just returned from her first AAEP Convention. Due  to her untimely passing, Milissa was unable to complete the few remaining courses to fulfill her  professional goal of earning this Certificate. It meant a great deal to her and to honor her commitment,   the AAEVT presented Dr. Strickland, her employer and AAEP member, her Certificate of Completion  which he presented to her family...

Blood-Horse Headlines on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 New York State regulators have given final approval to a rule allowing the use of veterinary technicians at racetracks across the state. The rule OK'd by the New York State Gaming Commission "will authorize the use of less expensive, appropriately supervised veterinary technicians to make it more feasible for horsepersons and racetrack operators to deliver veterinary care to horses engaged in racing or stabled on the grounds of a licensed racetrack,'' according to the agency's written justification for the change. Click here to read more,  https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/245881/new-york-state-approves-vet-techs-at-racetracks?fbclid=IwAR2X3jHwthgV6RBTzPsLNbu92Nzi39zWba8sxYlOYQMevG4p4fiwOfUnJP4    ...

In this past crazy year of 2020 Pandemic, so much has changed in how we communicate, how we handle our emotions and how we view our patients and their owners. We have been charged with learning and utilizing new technologies and adding, or in some cases deleting, our common practices.  I wonder, is this the “New Norm”?  Because of this, have we lost our empathy and have we disassociated ourselves from our basic principles?  Or…. Has it made us more aware, more in tune with our clients and have we worked harder...

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.
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