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Did you know that ALL of the money raised during our Raffles and Silent Auctions go directly towards the Scholarships that the AAEVT awards each year? What a great way to "give back!" This year we are looking for a few more items to raffle off at our upcoming Welcome Reception at the Annual Convention in San Francisco. Some items we have had donated in the past include: Art Work Halters Saddle Pads (sometimes signed by famous riders) fun Craft items (hand-painted wine glasses, horse head napkin rings, hand-carved door knocker,...

Zoetis customers allocate funds to support future leaders in agriculture PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 31, 2018 — More than 1,600 National FFA Organization chapters across the country are receiving funds from veterinarians and animal health dealers and distributors through this year’s Zoetis Industry Support Program. Since 2008, the annual program has helped provide local FFA chapters with funds for different opportunities, including financing leadership development events and class projects for student members, purchasing equipment for school farms and classrooms, building new animal agriculture facilities, securing blue jackets, and sending members to theNational FFA...

Ever wonder how other members have navigated their careers, stayed in the industry so long, or made an impact?Here's a biographical article generously offered for publication by Lynne Hewlett, CHT, CHT-V, Technician Coordinator at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. Her story is truly amazing! Lynne Hewlett, AA, CHT, CHT-V ( Certified Hyperbaric Technologist, Certified Hyperbaric Technologist- Veterinary ) Hagyard Equine Medical Institute BIO: Lynne has been an equine veterinary technician for over 33 years in a clinical setting with a focus on Neonatal Intensive Care. She is currently the Technician Coordinator in the Medicine Department as...

Evaluation of Occupational Injuries to Veterinary Support Staff Working with Large Animals You are invited to participate in a survey entitled “Evaluation of Occupational Injuries to Veterinary Support Staff Working with Large Animals.” The purpose of this survey is to document the prevalence of large animal occupational injuries to veterinary support staff across the United States and identify current practices, personal protective equipment usage, and availability of safety training. The data will also be utilized to look for ways to improve safety practices and behaviors. If you decide to participate, you will be...

Here's an update on NAFTA's VNI (Veterinary Nurse Initiative) recently published by Veterinary Business Insider Oct 15, 2018 The Veterinary technician profession has been subjected to variability since birth. Today, it faces a new, and hopefully positive, change with discussions about modifying the profession’s title to “veterinary nurse”. A movement lead by the National Association for Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) has illuminated differing opinions between those in and outside of the profession. Veterinary Technician History The profession began in 1908 when the Canine Nurses Institute made its first organized effort to train English...

Visit our FaceBook page for daily & weekly initiatives recognizing all of our Members - the Equine Veterinary Technicians, Assistants and support Staff - that work so tirelessly day in and day out to help patients and practices do their best!...

This year we are able to offer a "Wet Lab Only" ticket option for this year's Annual Convention. Circle Oak Equine has the resources and space to hold a large number of attendees, so we want this amazing day to be accessible to as many of our members as possible! This opportunity is for AAEVT Members ONLY!...

The Champions of the Cause Award recognizes excellence within the equine veterinary technician/assistant profession. Boehringer Ingelheim, in partnership with EquiManagement and the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians and Assistants (AAEVT), awards this year’s winners with an all-expenses-paid trip to the AAEVT Conference in San Francisco, where they will be honored for their accomplishments. ...

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