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The AAEVT Executive Board met in Lexington prior to the Anesthesia Society event to discuss action plans, events and goals for the remainder of 2018 and into 2019. Katie gave us a mid-year Financial overview, which showed, due to our diligence, that we are in good shape! We also brainstormed around our membership numbers, our benefits, how to reach more equine staff and offer relevant value. We reviewed our Mission statement again and discussed how our focus may be more in the realm of community vs continuing education. We are an...

With ALL of the educational meetings we are putting on this year, we thought you could use this handy "How to Justify Conference Attendance" worksheet when presenting your interest in attending to your employer! by Mike Doyle As a manager, how do you propose any allocation of resources in your organization? You need to understand two components to make decisions: Expense (the “investment”) Return on Investment This article provides some easy-to-use tools to help you calculate the investment and identify your return. Understanding Your Conference Expenses Conference expenses are affected by a number of factors. Before you...

Two veterinary technicians/assistants will win all-expense paid trips to the 2018 AAEVT Annual Conference during the AAEP convention in San Francisco, California, be featured in the winter issue of EquiManagement magazine and each veterinarian nominator will win $1,000 for his or her clinic. How’s that for a Win-Win award? Info and Nomination Form HERE...

Ohio update from their District Rep: Ohio has stalled in the state house with the VNI initiative due to political indecisiveness. They can not agree on a new house leader therefore no bills are being heard, so it is in a wait and see hold.  The VNI passed the small agriculture committee and has a positive outlook at this point. Tenneessee & Michigan update: These states are not close to passing the VNI as proposed and no further hearings will take place this year....

By Karen Chapman, RVT Bugs Magic Breese, a 13-yearold American Paint Horse mare, presented to the Texas A&M University Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital on July 29, 2016, for evaluation of a recurring tumor on her lower left eyelid. The tumor had been resected previously and injected with cisplatin 45 days earlier. Regrowth was noted (Figure 1) and Breese was referred for a second opinion. Breese was sedated with 10 mg detomidine administered IV to keep her comfortable and sedated during the procedure. An auriculopalpebral nerve block was performed using carbocaine to facilitate...

Merck Animal Health recently introduced new equine influenza vaccines that feature the most recent circulating flu strains. “For the past 10 years, we’ve been monitoring influenza along with other common infectious upper respiratory diseases through the Merck Animal Health Biosurveillance Program, a partnership with the University of California, Davis. It was through this program that we identified and isolated a new highly infectious and relevant equine influenza strain from the 2013 Ocala, Fla. influenza outbreak that impacted a large number of horses from all over the world,” said D. Craig...

Your AAEVT Spring 2018 Newsletter is available for download HERE or can be read online HERE. Includes a Message from our President, info on submissions for the Champions of the Cause Award, a great article about Disaster Preparedness from a member on the ground during the 2017 fires in Southern California, recap of our Northwest meeting in Idaho, plus much more!...

Come join us in beautiful Idaho, April 14-15th, for an amazing weekend of lectures and hands-on events. Topics to include: foal handling, limb dissection, specialty diagnostics, and more! Registration includes all meals, supplies, handouts and Social events. There will be a Welcome Reception & CE Dinner on Saturday night (April 14th), sponsored by Platinum Performance, as well as, a Wrap-up Reception on Sunday evening (April 15th), sponsored by MWI....

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