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    Liz Rigby​  Liz Rigby is the Territory Manager and Social Media Coordinator for PulseVet Technologies.  She has been an avid horse-lover for the majority of her life and started riding at age five. After high school, Liz attended the University of Kentucky (UK) where she graduated with a B.S. in Animal Science, a specialty in Equine Sciences, and a minor in Agricultural Economics. While attending UK, she was a four-year member of the college’s Equestrian Team, she interned at the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center, and also interned at Patterson Veterinary Supply’s...

 Do you know of an AAEVT Member that stands out above the rest? Here is an opportunity to highlight that person.  This member should exemplify the Mission Statement of the AAEVT,  serve as a role model for members, and be an active AAEVT member in good standing. Nominations should be sent to our President Nicole Bone, Boneaaevt@gmail.com, stating why this member should be considered. The recipient will be announced at the AAEP/AAEVT Annual Membership meeting in December. Deadline for nominations: September 30, 2020      ...

i Have you registered yet?  NEAEP (Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners) and the AAEVT are joining forces to host a fully virtual educational event - kicks off on September 23rd, but will be available on-demand through December 31st. For all the details about the Technician/Assistant portion of this meeting click HERE Wet Lab Highlight: Bandaging Wet Lab with Dr. Elaine Claffey from Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists Let's get a firsthand view of some field bandaging techniques, tips and tricks...

Platinum Performance Presents:  Kissing Spines: The Evolution of Diagnostics, Treatment Protocols and Rehabilitation Techniques Thursday, September 10th Platinum is hosting a virtual interview with Drs. Cooper Williams, Kent Allen, Cliff Honnas and Melinda Story to discuss Kissing Spines, a condition that has grown in both relevance and impact in recent years, but remains a bit of an enigma. This group of high-level practitioners will discuss the causes, medical and surgical treatments, ongoing management options and rehabilitation techniques for Kissing Spines cases. 6pm EST 1 Hour of CE Credit Register HERE    ...

We have a digital version ready to go!!  Be sure to register at NEAEP and check out our booth in the Virtual Exhibit Hall.  The Tip Sheets will be available there and will be an asset for Dr. Manfredi's talk: “EMS, IR, ID, PPID, OST, TRH Stim: Sorting out the equine endocrinealphabet soup” Equine endocrine disease has been identified as the top cause of laminitis in horses. Testing, diagnosis, and therapies for equine endocrine conditions are abundant and challenging to sort through, with overlap between PPID and EMS often creating even more confusion....

With all the fires going on, we thought we'd share the latest info from CalFire. It's aimed at protecting people and property, but also mentions pets. Hoping that you never need it, but there is a good checklist should you be facing an evacuation order: Wildfire is coming. Are you ready to...

Congratulations to Palm Beach Equine Clinic's own Kim Emmons on her completion of the AAEVT Equine Certificate Program! By: Palm Beach Equine Clinic - Aug. 20, 2020 Kim has over 25 years of experience as a certified veterinary assistant, but she was eager to advance her knowledge through this additional certification. Now, she is formally recognized as an equine specialist in the field, distinguished by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and the AAEVT. She also serves as an AAEVT Regional Contact for Florida, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. The AAEVT Regional...

American Association of Equine Practitioners The AAEP announced today that, due to the increased safety concerns related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Annual Convention & Trade Show, originally scheduled for Dec. 5 – 9 in Las Vegas, NV, will take place instead as a virtual event. The exact dates and the schedule of sessions and events will be announced in September. Read the full announcement on their website HERE...

Merck Animal Health is very proud to present, Dr. TOM DIVERS from Cornell University On August 19th, Dr. Tom Divers will bring us an update on infectious diseases with a focus on Lyme Disease and Equine Viral Hepatitis, eligible for 1 credit of RACE approved CE. Dr. Divers is an expert in the field of equine infectious diseases and will bring forth great information to share. Don’t miss this excellent webinar! When? Wednesday, August 19, 2020 What time? 7:30 – 8:30 PM (EST) Where? WebEX Online Webinar: https://merck.webex.com/merck/j.php?MTID=md44bbc033a13d93a9679bc258e216ef3 Password: PxFmrtAG356 What? “Infectious Disease Updates: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention-...

Going the Distance…..  by Amanda Compton, EDT/LVT Nearly two decades ago, I started down a path which has taken me to places I only dreamed about, working for veterinary hospitals in the US and the Middle East.  Being an equine veterinary technician has allowed me to meet so many wonderful people from a variety of backgrounds and care for countless amazing horses. It has given me a sense of pride and accomplishment which has been a driving force in my life and one that has helped me maintain longevity in an...

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