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Jane M. “Tee Tee” Ebben, June 1955-September 2022 Jane loved horses and went to school to become a Veterinary Technician. She began her career at the University of Minnesota, where she helped start the Neonatal Foal Unit. Six years later, she moved to Missouri and worked the next 35 years at the University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center, where she retired in July 2021. She was passionate about the horses she cared for and always showed compassion not only to the horses, but also the owners. When there was a loss...

Congratulations to our Fall Scholarship Winners! The AAEVT offers Scholarships both in the Spring and Fall.  If you are interested in attending an AAEVT CE Event, join the AAEVT Online Certificate Program or are an Assistant wishing to attend the AAEVT/AAEP Convention for the first time, you may find our Scholarship Programs here. Anne Bailey Recipient - Miranda Johnson, Veterinary Assistant at Sport Horse Veterinary Services: "The funds from this scholarship will go directly to the tuition costs of my attendance to the San Juan College Veterinary Technology Distance Program.  My goal, once certified,...

AAEVT/NAEP Meeting, September 23 & 24, 2022 This year we are partnering with the NAEP on the Team Approach, something we are very excited about.  This will allow our AAEVT members the ability to not only attend lectures with your veterinarians but to also work together on our wet lab day.  Dr. Sarah Reuss is offering on Saturday's wet lab; It’s More Than Just a Tail Pull: The Complete Neuro Exam, the Team Approach, sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim.  She will be lecturing Friday on this subject as well, as a pre-empt for the...

Taking the AAEVT Online Certificate Program? Milissa Finnegan Scholarship Attending AAEP this year as an Assistant for the first time? Midge Leitch Scholarship Attending an AAEVT Regional Meeting, purchasing the AAEVT Equine Manual or attending an AVMA school for licensure?  Anne Bailey Scholarship If any of these or more have been on your bucket list, congratulations!  We applaud you for taking your career to the next level.  Let your AAEVT Membership help you with any of these goals by applying for a scholarship.  We don't want lack of funds to be the reason you...

Don't miss out! Arie Wolff is hosting Andrew Lufkin from the University of Tennessee on the topic: Veterinary Social Work- Saturday, September 3rd at 11:00 am, EST.  This proves to be an interesting topic with the opportunity for discussion.  Here is the link to join the call and the Passcode: 058698. The University of Tennessee offers a Veterinary Social Work Certificate Program covering the four areas of Veterinary Social Work; Compassion Fatigue & Conflict Management The Link Between Human & Animal Violence Animal-Assisted Interventions Grief and Bereavement For more information on the program, click here. We want to...

Potential seen in innovative approach to treating severe equine asthma An innovative approach to tackling severe equine asthma shows much promise, according to researchers, even in horses who get limited relief from conventional treatments. Severe equine asthma is the most common non-infectious respiratory disease in horses, together with its mild and moderate form. The condition, associated with exposure to hay dust and mold spores, has certain similarities to some forms of human asthma, and continues to represent a therapeutic problem. Read the full article at horsetalk. ...

Thank you to Carrie Cramer, RVT from  We had a case last year involving a Somali Wild Ass that needed some intensive dental work.  We worked with a consulting veterinarian who wanted the patient's oral cavity free of an endotracheal tube, so he had more space to work in.  We used a standard 16mm tube for nasotracheal intubation.  When the animal was extubated, the nasal passage bled for an extended period of time.  This was our impetus for searching for a tube suited for this purpose. We decided to use MILA Large...

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