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While "official" Vet Tech Week is not until next week, we want to celebrate YOU all month long! Visit our FaceBook page for weekly offers recognizing all of our Members and the Equine Veterinary Technicians and Assistants that work so tirelessly day in and day out to help patients and practices do their best!...

“To protect the health and welfare of the horse” is one of the AAEP’s most important pursuits. Guided by the Welfare & Public Policy Advisory Council, the AAEP’s efforts include the development of guidelines that help veterinarians and the equine industry implement appropriate standards of humane care for the horse. The association and its members also provide direct benevolent assistance to horses and charitable groups, including rescue and retirement facilities, international aid projects and emergency relief during natural disasters. Key industry initiatives, such as the Unwanted Horse Coalition and the Racing...

AAEP: Emergency Preparedness: Being Prepared During Times of Disaster In the event of a disaster, your veterinarian knows how important it is for you as a horse owner to have pre-planned actions and proper information to make rapid decisions that may save your horse’s and even your own life. East Coast Evacuation Livestock Transport, Housing and Volunteers A list of livestock evacuation sites, transportation services, volunteers, etc. [This list is owned by Eliza LaLuna. No due diligence has been done to verify sources on this list. It is up to the individual requiring help...

Join us on September 29th for an amazing day of wet labs being held in conjunction with the NEAEP 10th Annual Symposium at Rood and Riddle's Saratoga Equine Hospital. Registration CLOSES in just 10 days! Topics to be included: Inhalant anesthesia & monitoring with Dr. Lori Bidwell (including wet lab!) Respiratory diagnostics & Endoscopy lab with Dr. Jeremy Frederick Shockwave therapy lab with Liz Rigby Radiographic positioning techniques with Joni Watkins Register HERE Online Today Rates: $150 for AAEVT Members (including Student Members) $250 for non-AAEVT Members Registration Details: Online registration closes on Friday, September 21st, 2018. There is...

South Carolina State Veterinarian Boyd Parr, DVM, has suspended some interstate animal transport requirements to accommodate evacuations ahead of Hurricane Florence’s arrival. “Due to potential emergency conditions that appear likely due to Hurricane Florence, South Carolina will make temporary exceptions to the regulations governing the importation and exportation of animals coming into and leaving South Carolina,” Parr said. “Evacuees should verify that the facilities to which they are evacuating also are waiving requirements before arriving at those facilities.” Parr directs Clemson University’s Livestock-Poultry Health (LPH), a regulatory agency that oversees animal health...

Wet lab day will be Saturday, December 1st​, at Circle Oak Equine and Rehabilitation Center in Petaluma, CA. Bus will depart around 7am and return by around 5:30pm. Demonstrations and labs to include: rehab modalities, rehabilitation for certain specific injuries, bandaging All AAEVT Lecture Sessions will be held at the ​San Francisco Marriott Marquis​, ​near the Moscone Convention Center and Exhibit Hall (which is about a 5 minute walk away) The following preview is just a sneak-peek into all we are planning! Sunday, December 2nd: Keynote speaker: Dr. Betsy...

Long time AAEVT member, Lisa M. Leake, has an article in this month's The Modern Equine Vet: On May 31, 2017, a 4- year-old American Quarter Horse presented to Iowa State University’s Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center (LVMC) for a penetrating wound of several hours duration. A 2-inch piece of round metal pipe, approximately 3 feet long, had pierced the mare caudomedial to the right mandible and exited rostromedial to the left eye. The piece of metal had become lodged in the horse during the early hours of May 31. Examination of the pipe...

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB), Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) and National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) have released a joint statement of support for licensing requirements. Together, these groups are working to standardize and improve licensure requirements for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Licensing of veterinarians and veterinary technicians is vital to protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of the public and animal patients. For instance, licensure ensures veterinary professionals meet a necessary level of competence through recognized educational programs and...

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