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American Association of Equine Practitioners

TRANSFORM EQUINE PRACTICE

64th Annual Convention & Trade Show REGISTRATION KIT

December 1-5, 2018 | Moscone Center | San Francisco, California


San Francisco’s gorgeous vistas frame a landscape of innovation where technology titans and startups are broadly redefining how we live and work. At the AAEP’s 64th Annual Convention in the “City by the Bay,” go a step further by transforming your career as innovators and influencers across equine veterinary medicine dispense ideas and solutions to foster healthier patients, practices and lifestyles. Join your colleagues this December in San Francisco for what will be much more than just a new experience.

SAN FRANCISCO PHOTOS: This page, top: San Francisco Travel Association photo by Can Balcioglu This page middle & page 23: San Francisco Travel Association photo Pages 7, 8 & 16: San Francisco Travel Association photo by Scott Chernis Page 11: San Francisco Travel Association photo by Jack Hollingsworth Photo courtesy of Dr. Steven Berkowitz.


At A Glance:

Chronological

Saturday, December 1

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Extended Student Program 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Council and Committee Meetings 1:00-5:00 p.m. Rounds Meetings

CONTENTS

Social/Other 4:45-5:30 p.m. 5:30-7:00 p.m.

At A Glance: 1 Chronological

Convention 101: Helpful Hints for the First-Time Attendee Welcome Reception

Sunday, December 2

6:45-7:45 a.m. Partner Sunrise Sessions 8:00 a.m. Opening Session 9:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker 10:15 a.m. Kester News Hour 1:30-5:00 p.m. Educational Sessions 4:00-6:00 p.m. President’s Advisory Council Meeting

Engage 2 Council, 3 Committee and Rounds Meetings At A Glance: Sessions By Topic

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Educational 6-16 Program

Social/Other 7:00-8:00 a.m. Student Chapter Presidents’ Breakfast 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Trade Show Open 1:30-4:30 p.m. Student Sessions 5:00-7:00 p.m. Avenues Internship/Externship Career Night 5:00-6:00 p.m. Trade Show Reception 6:30-8:00 p.m. New Practitioners’ Reception 8:00-11:00 p.m. Vet Story Night

Dry Labs

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Sunrise Sessions

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Monday, December 3

AAEP General Store

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Trade Show

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Student Programs

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6:45-7:45 a.m. Partner Sunrise Sessions 7:30-10:30 a.m. Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Educational Sessions 1:00-4:30 p.m. Experiential Learning: Dry Labs Using Models Social/Other 6:30-7:00 a.m. CrossFit, INSANITY and Yoga Fitness Classes 6:30-7:30 a.m. AAEP San Francisco 5K Running Tour 6:30-7:30 a.m. Student Faculty Advisors’ Breakfast 6:30-8:00 a.m. International Members’ Breakfast 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Trade Show Open 5:15-6:00 p.m. General Membership Meeting 6:00-7:30 p.m. Christian Veterinary Mission Evening Seminar 6:00-8:00 p.m. Alumni Receptions 6:30-8:30 p.m. International Members’ Reception ®

Tuesday, December 4

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Educational Sessions 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. USDA Accreditation Training Social/Other 6:30-7:00 a.m. CrossFit, INSANITY and Yoga Fitness Classes 7:00-8:00 a.m. American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Breakfast 7:00-8:00 a.m. Christian Veterinary Mission Fellowship Breakfast 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Trade Show Open 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The President’s Luncheon 5:30-8:30 p.m. The After Party ®

USDA Accreditation 18 Training

Receptions and 21-22 Social Events Wellness Events

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Convention 23 Organizers Convention Code of Conduct

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Convention 24-27 Registration AAEP Membership Application

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Session Descriptions The Business of Practice Focus on the non-medical aspects of practice that are essential to a healthy bottom line.

How-to Expand your skills during these focused sessions that walk you step-by-step through procedures that have been successfully deployed by colleagues. Following each presentation, you’ll possess the information to critically evaluate the technique and determine whether to implement it in your practice.

In-Depth Dig deeper into important medical topics. These sessions feature fewer but longer presentations, enabling a thorough exploration of key components of the subject topic.

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Enlist the knowledge and experience of your colleagues to work through common challenges and identify solutions within specific areas of equine medicine. These facilitated discussions are informal but highly informative, and draw upon the collective expertise of all attendees.

What’s new? Small group dry labs are being offered Dec. 3 on the topics of radiology, neonatal medicine, ophthalmology and wound management. See page 17 for additional information. Celebrate with friends old and new at The After Party on Dec. 4. The free event is open to all registered attendees and exhibitors. A ticket is required. See page 22 for details. Drop by the exhibit hall from 5:00-6:00 p.m. on Dec. 2 for the Trade Show Reception and enjoy complimentary wine while checking out the latest products and services for your practice. On-site childcare for ages 6 months through 12 years is being offered through KiddieCorp, a longtime provider of high-quality children’s programs to conventions and trade shows. See page 25 for details. For nursing mothers, a private and comfortable nursing mother’s room, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim, will be available within the Moscone Center for the duration of the convention.

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M EE T I N G S

Council and Committee Meetings Saturday, Dec. 1 About Council, Committee & Rounds Meeting Attendance

8:00-10:00 a.m.

Member Engagement Committee Welfare & Public Policy Advisory Council

Council and committee meetings are open to all AAEP members unless specified otherwise. These meetings will conclude with a brief “closed” business session for council/ committee members only.

10:00 a.m.-noon Foundation Advisory Council Professional Conduct & Ethics Committee* 1:00-3:00 p.m. Infectious Disease Committee Racing Committee 3:00-5:00 p.m. Educational Programs Committee

AAEP Rounds are online forums, some of which meet annually at the convention and are open to anyone attending the convention. Rounds meetings will conclude with a session open only to AAEP members.

Sunday, Dec. 2 4:00-6:00 p.m.

President’s Advisory Council*

*Open only to members of the council or committee Meeting days and times are subject to change. Please consult the convention program on-site in San Francisco for the final schedule and the AAEP Convention App or convention.aaep.org for updates.

Rounds Meetings The AAEP offers online Rounds discussions throughout the year on specific topics in veterinary medicine. Some of these Rounds will conduct face-to-face meetings during the annual convention. When finalized, the complete schedule of Rounds meetings will be available on the AAEP Convention App, at convention.aaep.org and in the convention program. To join a Rounds discussion, visit communities.aaep.org.

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At A Glance:

Sessions by Topic

Ambulatory Practice

Dry Lab: Practical Wound Management In-Depth: Pre-Purchase Exam for Sport and Pleasure Horses How to Perform Field Anesthesia and Pain Management

Monday, 1:00 & 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, 8:00 a.m.

Table Topics Disaster Preparedness Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Practical Field Neurology Sunday, 3:30 p.m. Field Surgery Complications (Hemorrhage in the Field) Monday, 1:30 p.m. Wound Management Monday, 3:30 p.m. Use of SAA in the Field Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. Meet the Expert: Field Anesthesia Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.

The Business of Practice

The Business of Practice: Taking Client Relations from Ordinary to Extraordinary Sunday, 1:30 p.m. The Business of Practice: Creating a Culture that Unleashes Your Practice’s Potential Monday, 8:00 a.m. In-Depth: AAEP Touch – Tools to Connect to Your Clients and Their Horses Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. The Business of Practice: Building Better Teams Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. The Business of Practice: Managing a Profitable Practice Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. Table Topics What to Expect When You Become a Partner Sunday, 1:30 p.m. How to Publish Your Work Monday, 3:00 p.m. Utilizing Phone Apps and Modern Technology to Maximize Efficiency in Veterinary Practice Monday, 3:30 p.m. How to Successfully Launch a New Graduate into Your Practice Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. Maternity – Making it Work for the Practice and the Associate Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. Who Wants to Buy My Practice? Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.

Dentistry, Ophthalmology and Complementary Medicine

How-to Session: Dentistry Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Dry Lab: Clinical Ophthalmology Monday, 1:00 & 3:00 p.m. In-Depth: Complementary Medicine Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. Table Topics The State of the Art Oral Exam – Using Endoscopy and Innovative Techniques to Diagnose Dental Pathology Chiropractic/Acupuncture

Monday, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, 8:00 a.m.

Ethics, Public Policy, Welfare and Wellness

Keynote: A Doctor’s Touch Sunday, 9:00 a.m. Lifestyle & Wellness: Recognizing and Managing Addiction in Practice Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Industry/Emerging Issues – BLM Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Ethics in Equine Practice: Build Your Career on It! Monday, 1:30 p.m. In-Depth: Pre-Purchase Exam for Sport and Pleasure Horses Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. Improving the Health and Welfare of Equids Worldwide Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. Table Topics FEI/USEF Drug and Medication Update

Imaging and Surgery

Tuesday, 1:30 p.m.

In-Depth: Ultrasonography in Lameness Diagnosis Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture: Straight from the Heart: Untangling the Complexities of the Equine Cardiovascular System Monday, 7:30 a.m. Dry Lab: Clinical Radiology Monday, 1:00 & 3:00 p.m. In-Depth: Pre-Purchase Exam for Sport and Pleasure Horses Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. How to Perform Field Anesthesia and Pain Management Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. Surgery Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. Lameness Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.

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At A Glance:

Sessions by Topic

Table Topics (Imaging and Surgery) The State of the Art Oral Exam – Using Endoscopy and Innovative Techniques to Diagnose Dental Pathology Field Surgery Complications (Hemorrhage in the Field) Selecting New Imaging Equipment

Infectious Disease and Parasitology Medicine

Monday, 1:30 p.m. Monday, 1:30 p.m. Monday, 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.

Table Topics Update of Infectious Diseases Sunday, 3:30 p.m.

Internal Medicine and Therapeutics

Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture: Straight from the Heart: Untangling the Complexities of the Equine Cardiovascular System In-Depth: Endocrinology in Geriatrics How to Diagnose Poor Performance in the Equine Athlete Medicine

Monday, 7:30 a.m. Monday, 1:30 p.m. Monday, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.

Table Topics Bisphosphonates Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Practical Field Neurology Sunday, 3:30 p.m. Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome Monday, 3:30 p.m. Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Diarrhea Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. Use of SAA in the Field Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. Meet the Expert: Cardiovascular Disease Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. Meet the Expert: Endocrine Disease Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. New Intra-articular Therapies: What Do We Know? Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. Diagnosis and Management of Urinary Tract Disorders Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. Update on Compounding Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.

Lameness

In-Depth: Ultrasonography in Lameness Diagnosis Sunday, 1:30 p.m. How to Diagnose Poor Performance in the Equine Athlete Monday, 1:30 p.m. In-Depth: Complementary Medicine Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. Back to Basics: Lameness/Podiatry Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. Lameness Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. Table Topics Rehabilitation Therapy Sunday, 3:30 p.m. Saddle Fit and Rider Contribution to Lameness Monday, 1:30 p.m. Upper Hind Limb Lameness Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. Tips and Tricks for Diagnostic Analgesia in the Lameness Exam Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. New Intra-articular Therapies: What Do We Know? Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.

Reproduction and Early Life Care Dry Lab: Neonatal Medicine Theriogenology

Monday, 1:00 & 3:00 p.m. Monday, 1:30 p.m.

Table Topics Management of the Neonate in the Field Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Retained Fetal Membranes and the Post-Partum Mare Sunday, 3:30 p.m. Genetic Testing in Horses: New Developments Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. Transitional Mares Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. Alternate Adjuncts to Infertility Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.

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Sunday, Dec. 2 Keynote Address: A Doctor’s Touch Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP 9:00-10:00 a.m. Sponsored by Merck Animal Health. The Science of Healthier Animals.

Modern medicine is in danger of losing a powerful, old-fashioned tool: human touch. According to esteemed physician, educator and bestselling author Dr. Abraham Verghese, technological advances in medicine have equipped doctors with powerful tests and data, but these can become a crutch; doctors neglect the complex person in front of them and instead treat the “iPatient” on the screen. In a presentation that will have parallels between human and equine medicine, Dr. Verghese will argue that it’s time to refocus on the doctor-patient relationship and its foundation in the physical exam. A careful physical reveals as much as a battery of expensive tests at a fraction of the cost while also building trust between the caregiver and the patient. It puts the patient at the center of care and allows the doctor to use the most powerful diagnostic tool: the human hand. It’s the ritual that grounds Dr. Verghese’s vision of humanistic medicine in the modern age: care grounded in caring and the sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Verghese is the Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor, and Vice Chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine, where he emphasizes to students the importance of bedside medicine and physical examination in an era of advanced medical technology. He is also a critically acclaimed author whose memoirs and novels on medical themes have sold millions of copies, topped bestseller lists, and earned major movie deals; and whose New York Times articles arguing for greater focus on the physical patient have made waves in the medical community. Dr. Verghese received the National Humanities Medal in 2015 from President Obama, “for reminding us that the patient is the center of the medical enterprise.”

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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

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How-to Session: Dentistry

Morning 8:00 a.m.

Opening Session Moderator – Jeffrey T. Berk

9:00- Keynote: A Doctor’s Touch 10:00 a.m. Dr. Abraham Verghese (See previous page) Sponsored by Merck Animal Health. The Science of Healthier Animals.

10:15 a.m. Kester News Hour Enabled by a grant from the estate of Dr. Wayne O. Kester, the Kester News Hour highlights the latest scientific papers in specific areas of equine medicine.

Moderator: Jack Easley Sponsored by Zoetis, “For Animals. For Health. For You.”

1:30 p.m. How to Perform and Document an Oral Examination – Claudia K. True 1:50 p.m. How to Use an Oral Mirror and Endoscope – Allison R. Dotzel 2:10 p.m. How to Radiograph Incisors and Canines – Jack Easley 2:30 p.m. How to Radiograph Cheek Teeth – Leah Limone 2:50 p.m. How to Diagnose Periodontal Disease – Matt Evans 3:10 p.m. How to Use Rotary Burs in Equine Dentistry – Molly K. Rice 3:30 p.m. How to Manage the Geriatric Dental Case – Apryle A. Horbal

Lifestyle & Wellness: Recognizing and Managing Addiction in Practice

Presenters (from left): Robert J. MacKay – Medicine Wes Sutter – Surgery Regina M. Turner – Reproduction

Afternoon In-Depth: Ultrasonography in Lameness Diagnosis Moderator: Wes Sutter Sponsored by Fujifilm SonoSite, Inc., “Innovation for Better Patient Outcomes.”

1:30 p.m.

Moderator: Rob Franklin Sponsored by KindredBio, Best Medicines for Our Best Friends.

1:30 p.m. How to Weather the Storm of Addiction in Your Practice – Rob Franklin 1:45 p.m.

My Journey through Addiction and Veterinary Medicine – Matt Moskosky

2:00 p.m.

Neurobiology of the Disease of Addiction – Joe Garbely

2:50 p.m. Addiction and Recovery for Health Professionals – Greg Gable 3:40 p.m.

Best Policies for Veterinary Practice – DEA Agent Jim Arnold

4:30 p.m.

Panel with the Speakers

Practical Use of Ultrasound in Thoroughbred Racehorse Lameness Diagnosis – Chris O’Sullivan

2:15 p.m. Suspensory Ligament Ultrasound in the Sport Horse Pre-Purchase Exam – Melissa A. Welker 3:00 p.m.

Clinical, Diagnostic, and Therapeutic Considerations for Management of Suspensory Branch Injuries in Sport Horses – Mark Revenaugh

3:45 p.m.

Panel with the Speakers

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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

Sunday

Industry/Emerging Issues – BLM Moderator: Tom R. Lenz

The Business of Practice: Taking Client Relations from Ordinary to Extraordinary

1:30 p.m. An Overview of the Wild Horse and Burro Program and Its Challenges – Bruce Rittenhouse

Moderator: Ernie Martinez Sponsored by MWI Animal Health.

2:15 p.m. A Review of Contraceptive and Sterilization for Feral Horses – Albert J. Kane

1:30 p.m.

3:00 p.m. Managing Healthy Wild Horses and Burros: Tools and the Tool Kit – Callie Hendrickson

Business News Hour – Ernie Martinez, Jorge L. Colón, and Mary Beth Whitcomb

2:30 p.m.

3:45 p.m. Wild Horses and Wildlife: Beyond the Horse vs. Cattle Argument – Ben Masters

Internal Marketing: Low Risk, High Return – Robin Brogdon

3:30 p.m.

What If We Applied The Ritz Carlton Model in Our Practice? – Robin Brogdon

4:15 p.m. Panel with the Speakers

Table Topics Sponsored by Dechra Veterinary Products.

Following Sunday’s educational sessions, don’t miss the Trade Show Reception from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Enjoy complimentary wine while exploring the products and services available from 300+ exhibitors.

Seating is limited so please arrive early.

1:30-3:00 p.m. What to Expect When You Become a Partner – Faith Hughes Management of the Neonate in the Field – Carol Clark and Phoebe Smith Bisphosphonates – Larry Bramlage and Chris Kawcak Disaster Preparedness – Bill Moyer and Barrie Grant 3:30-5:00 p.m. Rehabilitation Therapy – Melissa King and Carrie Schlachter Update of Infectious Diseases – Katie Flynn and Angela Pelzel-McCluskey Retained Fetal Membranes and the Post-Partum Mare – Chelsie Burden and Malgorzata Pozor Practical Field Neurology – Tracy Norman and Steve Reed

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Monday, Dec. 3 Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture Straight from the Heart: Untangling the Complexities of the Equine Cardiovascular System Virginia B. Reef, DVM, DACVIM, DACVSMR, Associate member ECVDI 7:30-10:30 a.m.

Moderator: Steve Reed Produced by the AAEP Foundation, Inc. Sponsored by Platinum Performance, “Good Nutrition is Good Medicine.”

Acclaimed equine cardiologist and ultrasonography pioneer Dr. Virginia B. Reef will help you determine the significance of murmurs and arrhythmias and the resulting ramifications for their treatment and management. During her lecture, the etiology of murmurs ausculted and the severity of any regurgitation, shunts or myocardial dysfunction detected will be explained through use of echocardiographic images and videos. Arrhythmias detected will be interpreted using electrocardiographic images and videos, both at rest and during exercise when indicated, to determine their impact. Treatment and management decisions will be discussed with an emphasis on factors that can be used to determine sale/insurability, future performance capability (from a cardiovascular perspective), longevity and safety. Dr. Reef is the Mark Whittier and Lila Griswold Allam Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where she has been on faculty for 30 years. She previously served as director of the Large Animal Cardiology and Ultrasound Service and was instrumental in establishing the Section of Sports Medicine and Imaging at New Bolton Center, where she served as section chief for over 20 years.

Dr. Reef has trained the majority of academics focusing on equine cardiology and ultrasonography in the United States, as well as many individuals in private practice and overseas. She is a charter diplomate of the ACVSMR, a diplomate of the ACVIM and a large animal associate member of the ECVDI. In addition to numerous original publications, she is the author and editor of a standard textbook on equine diagnostic imaging, Equine Diagnostic Ultrasound, and was the chair of the ACVIM/ECEIM Consensus statement “Recommendations for Management of Equine Athletes with Cardiovascular Abnormalities.” Her accolades include a Distinguished Alumnus Award from The Ohio State University in 2005, the 2013 ACVIM Robert W. Kirk Award, the 2015 AAEP Distinguished Educator – Academic Award and a doctor “honaris causa” from Ghent University, awarded in 2016.

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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

Monday

Morning Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture 7:30- 10:30 a.m.

Straight from the Heart: Untangling the Complexities of the Equine Cardiovascular System Virginia B. Reef (see previous page) Moderator: Steve Reed Produced by the AAEP Foundation, Inc. Sponsored by Platinum Performance, “Good Nutrition is Good Medicine.”

The Business of Practice: Creating a Culture that Unleashes Your Practice’s Potential

How to Diagnose Poor Performance in the Equine Athlete Moderator: David Frisbie Sponsored by Luitpold Animal Health, makers of the only FDAapproved PSGAG Adequan , and dual corticosteroid BetaVet . ®

1:30 p.m.

How to Workup and Diagnose Respiratory Problems Related to Poor Performance in Race and Western Horses – Mike Major

1:50 p.m.

Poor Performance Workup in the Eventing or English Sport Horse – Christiana L. Ober

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2:10 p.m. How to Workup Poor Performance Related to Underlying Neurologic Problems – Yvette S. Nout-Lomas 2:30 p.m. How to Workup Poor Performance in the Western Horse – William S. Rhoads 2:50 p.m. How to Diagnose Poor Performance in the Thoroughbred Racehorse – Ryan Carpenter

Moderator: Faith Hughes Sponsored by MWI Animal Health.

8:00 a.m.

Work Environment: The Overlooked Profit Center – Tracy Sheffield

3:10 p.m. How to Determine if Muscle Disease is Contributing to Poor Performance – Stephanie J. Valberg

8:25 a.m.

Use of an Employee Engagement Survey to Improve Business Culture, Productivity, Profitability, and Client Loyalty – Mike Pownall

3:30 p.m. Survey on Thoroughbred Use, Health, and Owner Satisfaction in the First Year Following Retirement from Racing – Shannon Reed

8:50 a.m. How to Create an Employee Manual for Your Practice – Amy Grice

3:50 p.m. Evaluation of Videoendoscopic Examinations of the Upper Respiratory Tract in Juvenile Thoroughbreds: Can We Agree? – Jonathan McLellan

9:10 a.m.

We Survived…Three Consecutive Maternity Leaves – Miranda Gosselin

9:35 a.m. How to Create a Maternity Leave Policy for Your Practice – Amy Grice 9:55 a.m.

Building Successful Employee Engagement, Team Collaboration, and Client Service through DiSC Training – Marsha Heinke

10:55 a.m. This May Hurt a Little: Is Your Leadership Style Preventing Your Practice from Reaching Its Full Potential? – D. Kirk Eddleman

4:30 p.m.

Grade 3 Left Laryngeal Movements in Young Thoroughbreds Do Not Impair Future Racing Performance – Brian Anderson

Ethics in Equine Practice: Build Your Career on It! Moderator: Harry Werner

Afternoon In-Depth: Endocrinology in Geriatrics Moderator: Carol Clark Sponsored by Cargill, creator of Empower Topline Balance™, your first choice for topline improvement. ®

1:30 p.m.

4:10 p.m. Review of Bisphosphonate Use in the Racehorse: Magic Bullet or Russian Roulette? – Jonathan McLellan

Testing for Endocrine Diseases in the Middle Aged and Older Horse – Elizabeth M. Tadros

2:10 p.m. Endocrine Disease in the Aged Horse: Is It PPID, EMS, ID, or Just Plain Old? – Dianne McFarlane 2:50 p.m.

The Intersection of PPID and Laminitis – C.M. McGowan

3:30 p.m.

Managing the Endocrine Aged Horse with a Focus on Those at Risk of Laminitis – C.M. McGowan

4:10 p.m.

Case-Based Panel with the Speakers

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1:30-5:00 p.m. Like money wisely invested, a strict adherence to ethical practice is essential to the success of your practice. During this interactive panel discussion, share your own views while learning the ethical pitfalls of equine practice from the experience of your colleagues. The panel is composed of practitioners from different areas of practice, including breeding farm, horse show, racetrack, academia, general, and Equitarian. Panelists: Derek Knottenbelt, Sara Langsam, Clara Mason, Jim Morehead, Bill Moyer, and Mark Revenaugh

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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

Monday

Theriogenology Moderator: Mary M. Swartz Sponsored by Merck Animal Health. The Science of Healthier Animals. 1:30 p.m.

Comparison of Ceftiofur, Tris-EDTA or Combination in Treatment of Biofilm Associated Pseudomonas Infections – Ryan Ferris

1:50 p.m. How to Determine Location of Cryptorchid Testes in Stallions, Using Ultrasonography – Malgorzata Pozor 2:10 p.m. How to Manage the Post-Partum Mare with Metritis: Lessons Learned from a Retrospective Bacteriological Study – Maria Ferrer 2:30 p.m. How to Utilize Controlled Manual Removal of Fetal Membranes in Mares – Chelsie Burden 2:50 p.m.

Table Topics Sponsored by Dechra Veterinary Products. Seating is limited so please arrive early. 1:30-3:00 p.m. The State-of-the-Art Oral Exam: Using Endoscopy and Innovative Techniques to Diagnose Dental Pathology – Jack Easley and Nick Moore Saddle Fit and Rider Contribution to Lameness – Sue Dyson and Carolyn Weinberg Field Surgery Complications (Hemorrhage in the Field) – Liberty Getman and David Levine

Pregnancy Rates After Laparoscopic Application of Prostaglandin E2 or Hydroscopic Hydrotubation of the Uterine Tubes – Stephanie Walbornn

3:00-5:00 p.m.

3:10 p.m.

IUD Modulation of the Reproductive Cycle – Carlos Gradil

3:30 p.m.

Genetic Risk for Ocular Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Belgian Horses – Kelly Knickelbein

Editors from Equine Veterinary Journal and Equine Veterinary Education will share the basics of how to approach writing. Topics will include structure of scientific and clinical case reports, demystifying the peer review process, and discussion of publication and animal research ethics. This session will be especially helpful for residents and young researchers.

3:50 p.m. How to Use the Madigan Foal Squeeze Technique for Treatment of Maladjustment Syndrome and for Performing Minor Procedures and Administration of Plasma in Healthy Neonatal Foals – John Madigan 4:10 p.m. A Missense Mutation in MYH1 is Associated with Susceptibility to Immune-Mediated Myositis in Quarter Horses – Stephanie J. Valberg 4:30 p.m. EHV-1 Vaginal Shedding Occurs in Healthy Broodmares – Carina Joppe Cooper

How to Publish Your Work – Celia Marr, Peter Morresey, and Tony Pease

3:30-5:00 p.m. Selecting New Imaging Equipment – Beth Biscoe and Kurt Selberg Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome – Frank Andrews and Sarah Reuss Wound Management – David Levine and Jarred Williams Utilizing Phone Apps and Modern Technology to Maximize Efficiency in Veterinary Practice – Ernie Martinez and Mike Pownall

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Tuesday, Dec. 4 Morning In-Depth: Pre-Purchase Exam for Sport and Pleasure Horses Moderator: Christiana L. Ober Sponsored by Purina, developers of Outlast Gastric Support Supplement, Ultium Gastric Care, Race Ready GT, Strategy GX and Strategy Healthy Edge which promote proper pH and gastric health.

8:00 a.m.

Industry Standards for Sport Horse Pre-Purchase Examination in the United States – Melissa A. Welker

8:45 a.m.

Diagnostic Imaging in the Pre-Purchase Examination – Kurt Selberg

9:30 a.m. Equine Pre-Purchase Examinations in the Sports Horse between Europe and the USA – Jan-Hein Swagemakers 10:15 a.m. Panel with the Speakers

How to Perform Field Anesthesia and Pain Management Moderator: John A.E. Hubbell Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim, the market leader in equine health.

8:00 a.m. How to Maximize Standing Chemical Restraint in a Field Setting – John A.E. Hubbell 8:20 a.m. How to Get 15 Minutes More Out of Your Field Anesthesia Technique – John A.E. Hubbell 8:40 a.m. How to Manage “Other Equines” Like Minis and Mules – Nora Matthews 9:00 a.m. How to Anesthetically Manage Foals for Minor Surgical Procedures in the Field – Lori A. Bidwell 9:20 a.m. How to Manage the Pain of Laminitis in the Field – Lori A. Bidwell 9:40 a.m. How to Sedate and Anesthetize the Untouchable Horse – Nora Matthews 10:00 a.m. Alternative Methods of Equine Euthanasia – Tracy A. Turner 10:20 a.m. Effect of Intravenous Catheter Placement on Arytenoid Function in Thoroughbred Sales Yearlings – Peter Morresey 10:40 a.m. How to Place an Epidural Catheter for Long-Term Analgesia with Morphine/Detomidine in Horses – Danica Wolkowski 11:00 a.m. Comparison of Xylazine and Detomidine in Combination with Midazolam/Ketamine for Field Castration in Quarter Horses – Mindy Smith

In-Depth: AAEP Touch – Tools to Connect to Your Clients and Their Horses Moderator: Keith Latson Sponsored by Stablelab, Better numbers, better medicine.

8:00 a.m.-Noon Core Communication Skills for Highly Effective Practitioners – Jane Shaw According to AAEP market research, the No. 1 reason horse owners switch veterinarians is poor communication. Jane Shaw, a recognized expert in veterinarian-client-patient interactions, will lead this interactive half-day workshop designed to help you develop key communication skills and then successfully implement them in your own practice. Three topics will be featured: • Four Core Skills for Highly Effective Practitioners • Crucial Conversations: Financial Discussions with Clients • Crucial Conversations: Disclosing Medical Errors This workshop is limited to 75 attendees and advance registration is required.

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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

Tuesday

The Business of Practice: Building Better Teams Moderator: Chris Wilhite Sponsored by MWI Animal Health.

8:00- Building Better Teams: How to Adapt and 11:00 a.m. Change Your Leadership to Improve Employee Accountability and Engagement – Amanda Donnelly

3:00 p.m.

Can Acupuncture Be Used in Equine Practice? – Huisheng Xie

3:45 p.m.

Tips to Improve Acupuncture Results for Lameness in Horses – Huisheng Xie

4:30 p.m. Evidence-Based Evaluation of Acupuncture as a Complementary Modality for Chronic Equine Laminitis – Kevin J. May

Improving the Health and Welfare of Equids Worldwide Moderator: Francesca Compostella

Table Topics

1:30 p.m.

Equines for Tourism and Work: A 21st Century Dilemma for Vets and Welfare Organizations – Glen Cosquer

2:00 p.m.

Addressing the Sustainable Development Goal through a One Health Approach: The Role of Equine Veterinarians – Olivier Lepage

2:30 p.m.

Veterinary Care for Severely Neglected Equids: Not Just a Developing Country Dilemma – Roly Owers

Genetic Testing in Horses: New Developments – Carrie Finno and Stephanie J. Valberg

3:00 p.m

Balancing Work in Two Worlds While Thriving for Success – Stacey Tinkler

Transitional Mares – Ben Espy and Dirk Vanderwall

3:30 p.m.

Transitioning to Being a Full-Time “Front Line Vet”: Case Management and Research Opportunities

4:00 p.m.

So You Thought You Were an Equine Expert? Interesting Cases for “First Line Vets” – Gigi Kay

Sponsored by Dechra Veterinary Products.

Seating is limited so please arrive early. 8:00-9:30 a.m. Upper Hind Limb Lameness – Ryland Edwards and Rich Redding

Chiropractic/Acupuncture – Amy Armentrout and Kevin Haussler 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Use of SAA in the Field – Laura Javsicas and Nicola Pusterla

4:30 p.m. Does Free Veterinary Care Lead to Dependency? Developing Parallel Community Training Programs to Ensure Long-Term Sustainability of Donor Funded Projects – Ben Sturgeon

Alternate Adjuncts to Infertility – Lisa Metcalf and Rhonda Rathgeber

Back to Basics: Lameness/Podiatry

Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Diarrhea – Ashley Whitehead

Meet the Expert: Cardiovascular Disease – Virginia B. Reef Meet the Expert: Endocrine Disease – Dianne McFarlane

Afternoon

Moderator: Tracy A. Turner Sponsored by Dechra Veterinary Products.

1:30 p.m.

Examination of the Equine Foot – Tracy A. Turner

2:00 p.m.

Podiatric Treatments for Common Conformational Faults of the Yearling – Bryan Fraley

In-Depth: Complementary Medicine Moderator: Ed Boldt Sponsored by Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences, Inc., the makers of Cosequin . ®

1:30 p.m.

Introduction to Equine Chiropractic Evaluation and Treatment Techniques – Kevin Haussler

2:15 p.m.

Local, Segmental, and Suprasegmental Influence of Spinal Manipulation – Pedro Luis Rivera

2:30 p.m. How to Manage Club Feet in Adolescent Horses – Craig S. Lesser 3:00 p.m. Equine Hoof Capsule Distortions: An Overview – Stephen E. O’Grady 3:30 p.m. Shoeing the Horse with Poor Performance – Mark Silverman 4:00 p.m.

Navicular Syndrome – Vernon Dryden

4:30 p.m. Shoeing the Chronic Laminitic Horse – Sammy Pittman

Denotes a core concept for new graduates.

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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

Tuesday

Surgery Moderator: Liberty Getman Sponsored by Platinum Performance, “Good Nutrition is Good Medicine.”

1:30 p.m. Randomized Control Trial Comparing Flunixin Meglumine and Firocoxib in Equine Strangulating Obstruction – Amanda Ziegler 1:50 p.m. How to Remove Cystic Calculi in the Standing Sedated Horse Using a Laparoscopic Retrieval Pouch – Scott Katzman 2:10 p.m. Review of Repeat Celiotomy Following Small Intestinal Strangulation: Decision Guidelines, Intraoperative Findings, and Outcomes – Anje Bauck 2:30 p.m.

Predictive Value of Plasma and Peritoneal Creatine Kinase in Horses with Ischemic Intestinal Lesions – Isabelle Kilcoyne

2:50 p.m.

Online Survey: Evisceration Post Equine Castration with Evaluation of Independent Variables of Method, Position, and Breed – John Haffner

3:10 p.m.

Treatment Outcome of Squamous Cell Carcinoma Involving the Eyelid in the Horse: 34 Cases (2002-2018) – Nicole Scherrer

3:30 p.m. Epinephrine Potentiates and Prolongs Lidocaine’s Ability to Attenuate Pain When Administered for a Palmar Digital Nerve Block in Horses – Ana Velloso Alvarez 3:50 p.m. Sodium Bicarbonate Speeds and Potentiates Analgesia of Median and Ulnar Diagnostic Neural Anesthesia Performed with Mepivacaine – Lindsey Boone 4:10 p.m.

Tissue Heating and Cooling Properties of a Dry-Interface Pneumatic Sleeve Applied to the Equine Distal Limb – Kevin Haussler

4:30 p.m.

Osteochondral Fragments of the Pastern Joint: Performance Assessment after Arthroscopic Removal – Christine Moyer

4:50 p.m. Histological Evaluation and Clinical Trial of Intra-Articular Polyacrylamide Hydrogel in Horses – Scott McClure

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Table Topics Sponsored by Dechra Veterinary Products.

Seating is limited so please arrive early. 1:30-3:00 p.m. Tips and Tricks for Diagnostic Analgesia in the Lameness Exam – Lane Easter and Christiana Ober How to Successfully Launch a New Graduate into Your Practice – Monty McInturff and Mike Pownall Maternity: Making it Work for the Practice and the Associate – Miranda Gosselin and Meg Hammond FEI/USEF Drug and Medication Update – A. Kent Allen and Stephen Schumacher 3:30-5:00 p.m. New Intra-Articular Therapies: What Do We Know? – David Frisbie and Taralyn McCarrel Diagnosis and Management of Urinary Tract Disorders – Carolyn Arnold and Bryan Waldridge Who Wants to Buy My Practice? – Ed Blach and Andy Clark Update on Compounding – Ed Kanara and Kenton Morgan Meet the Expert: Field Anesthesia – John A.E. Hubbell


Wednesday, Dec. 5 Morning Lameness Moderator: Raul J. Bras Sponsored by the Dolly Green Research Foundation.

8:00 a.m. How to Apply the Appropriate Farriery Principles to the Horse with Low Heels in the Hind Feet – Stephen E. O’Grady 8:20 a.m.

Correlational Characteristics of Hoof Biomechanics and Anatomy in Athletic Horses at Midstance – Babak Faramarzi

8:40 a.m.

The Relationship Between Sagittal Hoof Conformation and Hindlimb Lameness in the Horse – Lynn Pezzanite

9:00 a.m.

Intra-Articular Administration of Platelet-Rich Plasma in Horses Using a Synovitis Model – Cole Sandow

9:20 a.m. Application of a Ridden Horse Ethogram to Video Recordings of Lame Horses Before and After Diagnostic Analgesia – Sue Dyson 9:40 a.m. Acoustic Myography to Evaluate the Health and Function of the Equine Hindlimb Proximal Suspensory Ligament – A. Kent Allen 10:00 a.m. An Investigation of the Association Between Hindlimb Conformation and Suspensory Desmopathy in Sports Horses – Sue Dyson 10:20 a.m. How to Obtain and Evaluate Oblique Projection Radiographs of the Equine Cervical Spine – Natasha Werpy 10:40 a.m. Radiographic and Ultrasonographic Findings of the Caudal Cervical Region in 105 Warmblood Jumpers – P. Espinosa Mur 11:00 a.m. Ultrasonographic Diagnosis of Humeral Stress Fractures in Racehorses – Betsy Vaughan 11:20 a.m. How to Develop an Equine Veterinary Facility All-Hazards Sheltering and Evacuation Plan – Rebecca Husted

Medicine Moderator: Tracy E. Norman Sponsored by IDEXX, the worldwide leader in veterinary diagnostics.

8:00 a.m. How to Use and Interpret Molecular Markers to Determine Viability of Streptococcus equi subspecies equi, Agent of Strangles – Nicola Pusterla 8:20 a.m. How to Use Transthoracic Ultrasonography to Identify Pulmonary Disease – Michelle Barton 8:40 a.m.

Frequency of Molecular Detection of Equine Coronavirus in Feces and Nasal Secretions in 277 Horses with Acute Onset of Fever – Nicola Pusterla

9:00 a.m. How to Use the Wireless Capsule Endoscopy (ALICAM) to Optimize Visualization of the Intestinal Mucosa – Renaud Léguillette 9:20 a.m.

Tick-Borne Pathogen Investigation in Febrile Horses Residing in Two Regions of the U.S.: A Case-Control Study – Linda Mittel

9:40 a.m.

Sarcocystis fayeri Infection Associated with Neuromuscular Disease in Horses – Monica Aleman

Denotes a core concept for new graduates.

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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

Wednesday

10:00 a.m. How to Effectively Supplement Horses with Vitamin E – Carrie Finno 10:20 a.m. Effects of a Dietary Supplement on Insulin and Adipokine Concentrations in Equine Metabolic Syndrome/Insulin Dysregulation – Jane Manfredi 10:40 a.m. Effects of Magnesium with or without Boron on Headshaking Behavior in Horses with Trigeminal-Mediated Headshaking – Shara Sheldon 11:00 a.m. Effects of Season on Morphometric Measurements and Insulin Responses to the Oral Sugar Test (OST) in Control vs Insulin Dysregulated (ID) Horses – Erica Macon 11:20 a.m. How to Collect Cerebrospinal Fluid from Horses in the Field – Erin Beasley 11:40 a.m. Effect of Valacyclovir on EHV-5 Viral Kinetics in Horses Diagnosed with Equine Multinodular Pulmonary Fibrosis – Charlotte Easton-Jones

The Business of Practice: Managing a Profitable Practice Moderator: Jorge L. Colón Sponsored by MWI Animal Health.

8:00 a.m.

Case-Based Approach to Common Business Challenges: Fraud, Theft, and Embezzlement – Tera Nance

8:25 a.m. Ambulatory Vehicle Ownership: Employer or Employee? – Jorge L. Colón 8:50 a.m.

Cash Management for Equine Veterinary Practices: Cash is King – Tera Nance

9:15 a.m.

The Roadmap to an Associate Buy-In – Ky Mortensen

9:40 a.m. American Horse Council Report – Amy Grice 10:00 a.m. Merck Wellbeing Survey – Linda Lord

Denotes a core concept for new graduates.

If you’re in-between jobs or looking for a new opportunity, a Career Fair will discreetly connect job seekers with employers during the convention.

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Experiential Learning

Dry Labs

Experiential Learning: Dry Labs Using Models Monday, Dec. 3, 1:00-2:30 p.m. & 3:00-4:30 p.m. Registration is required at an additional cost of $200 per lab by Oct. 31. Must register online at convention.aaep.org or by phone at (859) 233-0147. Whether your wish is to learn a new clinical technique or refresh your existing skill set, four dry lab offerings will provide a focused and convenient setting for new graduates and seasoned practitioners alike to enhance patient care. Each lab will be 90 minutes in length, with 12 attendees in each lab. Members can attend up to two labs. All four labs will be offered at both 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Cost is $200 per lab. Register for the labs when registering for the convention. Lab registration is on a first-come basis, and the last day to register for a lab is Oct. 31.

Lab A:

Clinical Radiology of the Distal Limb: How to Get from “That Might Work” to “Nailed It!” Ever wish you had another chance at getting a perfect fetlock lateral view or looked back and said, “Wow, that looked better on the computer screen in the barn”? This interactive lab will lead you through how to use wireless radiographic equipment on models to acquire the best-positioned radiographs of the equine distal limb (foot, fetlock, carpus, and tarsus).

Lab B:

Practical Wound Management Skills: More than just Maxon and Pressure Bandaging Using laceration sleeve technology on an equine model, you will practice laceration closures and stent techniques with simulated limb wounds. Learn new skills and tips that will decrease the chances of wound complications for your patients and save you some time out on the road!

Lab C:

Clinical Ophthalmology for the Field Practitioner: Corneal Issues, Diagnostics, and SPLs Have you ever had a corneal ulcer case that you wanted to diagnose using cytology but couldn’t remember the specifics of how? Would you love to use SPLs but feel intimidated by all the stuff in the kits? Using equine models, you’ll review diagnostic techniques of corneal cytology and cytology interpretation, as well as refresh on regional anesthesia techniques and placement of a sub-palpebral lavage system.

Lab D:

Neonatal Medicine: How to Manage the Common Problems with a “Medicine Mind” It’s routine to be presented with a foal that “just ain’t doing right.” You run blood and then are unsure how different that foal bloodwork should look compared to adults. The foal needs an over-the-wire catheter but you can’t remember the steps for insertion. You flip through your books or apps to look up details about antibiotics or NSAIDs for this neonatal patient. This lab will walk you through typical foal cases from pertinent examination findings to bloodwork interpretation to therapeutic decisions. Learn to effectively place and use over-the-wire catheters.

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professional

Development

PARTNER SUNRISE SESSIONS Rise and Shine! Explore a variety of topics related to equine healthcare and practice at the AAEP’s Partner Sunrise Sessions, which will be held in the Moscone Center prior to the start of educational sessions on Dec. 2-3. Arrive early and enjoy a complimentary breakfast while supplies last.

Sunday, Dec. 2 6:45-7:45 a.m. Evaluating and Improving the Topline in Performance and Senior Horses with Nutrition: Research, Case Studies and Recommendations – Abby Keegan. Hosted by Cargill. A Review of Osphos (clodronate injection) in a Clinic Setting: A Panel Discussion – J.D. Conway, Joe Manning and Torri Maxwell. Hosted by Dechra Veterinary Products. ®

Equine Asthma: Current and Future Thoughts – Jean-Pierre Lavoie. Hosted by Boehringer Ingelheim. Current Management of Respiratory Disease in the Horse – Dan Moressey. Hosted by KindredBio.

Monday, Dec. 3

USDA Accreditation Training Tuesday, Dec. 4 The USDA’s National Veterinary Accreditation Program has assigned accreditation renewal dates to more than 20,000 equine veterinarians. These sessions will apply specifically toward the mandatory training requirements for accreditation renewal. Although these courses do not have RACE approval for CE, state boards generally accept these courses when used for license renewal.

6:45-7:45 a.m. Gastric Health: Not Just a Performance Horse Issue – Mary Beth Gordon and Robert Jacobs. Hosted by Purina.

Visit convention.aaep.org for complete descriptions of each accreditation training session.

New Information Regarding Equine Influenza and Potomac Horse Fever: An Expert Panel on Optimizing Risk-Based Disease Protection – Tom Chambers, Tom Divers, Harold McKenzie and Mark Crisman. Hosted by Zoetis.

Morning 8:00 a.m.

Introduction to NVAP

Updates on Equine Herpesvirus and Diagnosing Equine Renal Disease – Christian Leutenegger, Jennifer Ogeer and Hal Schott. Hosted by IDEXX.

9:00 a.m.

The material presented in the Sunrise Sessions is done so at the discretion of the AAEP Educational Partner and has not undergone review by the AAEP Educational Programs Committee. The material presented does not reflect the opinions or views of, or an endorsement by, the AAEP. No CE credit is given for these sessions unless RACE approval has been previously obtained by the presenting company.

Role of Agencies (State, Federal, International) and Health Certificates

10:00 a.m. Overview of Foreign Animal, USDA Program, and Reportable Diseases

The AAEP General Store Sunday, Dec. 2 - Tuesday, Dec. 4 (during trade show hours) Browse an assortment of AAEP products, including fleece-wear, jackets, shirts, hats and mugs, within AAEP Connect in the trade show. Most merchandise is available for purchase on-site or can be ordered and delivered to your home. On-site shipping will be available.

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11:00 a.m. International Movement of Horses Afternoon 1:00 p.m.

Animal Disease Traceability

2:00 p.m. Animal Health Emergency Response 3:00 p.m. Slaughter Horse Transport 4:00 p.m. Antibiotic Use in Animals


TRADE SHOW

AAEP Trade Show Sunday, Dec. 2 - Tuesday, Dec. 4 Dec. 2: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Dec. 3: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Dec. 4: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Finding the right solutions providers is essential to practice success. Discover the latest technologies, services and products to improve your practice inside the trade show. A complete list of exhibitors is available on the AAEP Convention App or at convention.aaep.org. While in the trade show, grab a lunch included with your registration and be sure to swing by AAEP Connect, where you can engage with association and foundation staff, shop at the General Store, host a meeting, recharge your devices and relax with a massage. Enjoy the following complimentary services within AAEP Connect:

Meeting Pods Sponsored by EQUUS/EquiManagement: Your sources for horse health and veterinary business information.

Need to host a meeting during the convention? Three meeting pods are available for use during trade show hours. Reserve your meeting time at the EQUUS/EquiManagement booth. Charging stations for your phone, tablet or laptop are available near the meeting pods.

Health Fair

Trade Show Reception

Following educational sessions on Dec. 2, stop by the Trade Show Reception from 5:00-6:00 p.m. and enjoy complimentary wine while shopping for your next practice investment or simply exploring the offerings from more than 300 exhibitors.

Stable Education Product Demonstrations Grab lunch and find a seat at one of two stages in the Stable Education Area between the food courts where, on Dec. 2-3 from 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., exhibitors will conduct 15- or 30minute product demonstrations, research presentations and new equipment introductions. The daily line-up of presentations will be available on the convention app, at convention.aaep.org and in the convention program on-site. The material presented has not undergone review by the AAEP Educational Programs Committee and does not reflect the opinions or views of, or an endorsement by, the AAEP. No CE credit is given for these sessions.

Sponsored by KindredBio, Best Medicines for Our Best Friends.

As part of the AAEP Healthy Practice: Wellness for work, well-being for life initiative, take advantage of a refreshing upper body massage to relieve tension in the neck, back, shoulders and arms. The massage lounge is staffed by licensed, professional massage therapists from BodyWorks. Electronic foot massage stations are also available, as is a healthbot that provides a quick measure of your blood pressure, heart rate and BMI.

Trade Show B-I-N-G-O! Using the bingo card in your convention bag, travel through the trade show and collect stickers on every exhibitor name. Submit your completed card at the AAEP booth for a $10 AAEP General Store gift certificate and be entered in daily drawings for prizes, including Fitbits and VISA gift cards.

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S T U D EN T S

Student Programs & Activities Before transitioning from veterinary school to veterinary practice, absorb the wisdom of successful AAEP members by participating in the convention’s robust slate of student offerings. Visit convention.aaep.org/students for more information or to register. Extended Student Program

Student Sessions

Opportunities to develop the clinical and careermanagement skills essential to fulfilling your equine veterinary pursuits will include:

Sunday, Dec. 2, 1:30-4:30 p.m. During Student Sessions, watch the three finalists in the student poster competition present their posters; glean practitioners’ insights during a panel discussion, “How to deal with difficult clients”; acquire advice on work-life balance during professional development sessions; and unwind during the Hoof Test Challenge, in which teams of students pit their knowledge of equine medicine and pop culture against each other in a fun and entertaining game show-style contest.

• Interactive dry labs focused on ultrasound, podiatry, reproduction and suturing skills.

Avenues Internship/Externship Career Night

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim, the market leader in equine health.

Saturday, Dec. 1, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Separate registration required at an additional cost of $125 by Oct. 31. Limited to 100 students.

• Lunch with a guest speaker who will focus on equine law. • Practical advice for making the most of your convention experience as a student.

Student Chapter Presidents’ Breakfast Sunday, Dec. 2, 7:00-8:00 a.m.

Student chapter presidents are invited to meet their colleagues and AAEP staff to discuss student perspectives on AAEP programming and the equine profession.

Sponsored by Merck Animal Health. The Science of Healthier Animals.

Sunday, Dec. 2, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Discuss internship and externship opportunities, work philosophies and more with representatives from more than 70 of the top equine practices in North America. This is a must-attend event that could jump-start your career!

Student Faculty Advisors’ Breakfast Monday, Dec. 3, 6:30-7:30 a.m.

Faculty advisors from participating veterinary schools are invited to a casual breakfast and discussion of issues relevant to AAEP student programming. The AAEP thanks Purina for its sponsorship of student travel stipends. Through Purina’s support, 28 student members will receive financial assistance with travel to the AAEP’s 64th Annual Convention.

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Receptions

& SOCIAL EVENTS

Receptions & Social Events Convention 101: Helpful Hints for the First-Time Attendee Saturday, Dec. 1, 4:45-5:30 p.m.

First AAEP convention? Meet fellow first-timers and learn to navigate the many educational, social and networking opportunities during this casual program. Afterward, walk together as a group to the Welcome Reception.

Welcome Reception Sponsored by Henry Schein Animal Health. Rely on Us; and Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and Rood & Riddle Veterinary Pharmacy. ®

Saturday, Dec. 1, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Surround yourself with friends new and old at the traditional social kickoff to the convention. Enjoy camaraderie, drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

New Practitioners’ Reception Sponsored by IDEXX, the worldwide leader in veterinary diagnostics.

Sunday, Dec. 2, 6:30-8:00 p.m. If you’ve been in practice less than five years, expand your professional circle by meeting other young professionals who likely share many of your same experiences, challenges and aspirations.

Vet Story Night Sponsored by Merck Animal Health and benefiting the AAEP Foundation.

Sunday, Dec. 2, 8:00-11:00 p.m. $35 advanced reserve seat $45 at the door for remaining available seating Nobody has better stories about life, horses, clients and veterinarians than the vets themselves. Enjoy an evening of engaging storytelling, laughs and entertainment while raising money for a noble cause. All proceeds will benefit the AAEP Foundation and its mission to improve the welfare of horses. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening.

General Membership Meeting Monday, Dec. 3, 5:15-6:00 p.m.

Christian Veterinary Mission Evening Seminar Monday, Dec. 3, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of fellowship as CVM Executive Director Dr. Kit Flowers shares on how veterinary medicine is making a difference through CVM across the globe!

Alumni Receptions

Monday, Dec. 3, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Many veterinary school alumni associations have chosen to sponsor receptions, which will all take place this evening. A complete list of schools hosting a reception will be published in the convention program and on the convention app. For more information, call the AAEP office or check with your school’s alumni office.

International Events

Sponsored by Sound , Your Worldwide Equine Imaging Partner, visit Booth 1729 for more information. ®

International Members’ Breakfast

Monday, Dec. 3, 6:30-8:00 a.m.

International Members’ Reception Monday, Dec. 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

These special events have been planned exclusively for the AAEP’s international members to meet and socialize. The AAEP is represented in 64 countries, and members from around the globe are invited.

American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Breakfast Tuesday, Dec. 4, 7:00-8:00 a.m.

Christian Veterinary Mission Fellowship Breakfast Tuesday, Dec. 4, 7:00-8:00 a.m.

Enjoy free breakfast and fellowship as CVM Executive Director Dr. Kit Flowers shares on the topic “Messengers of Hope: How do we serve in the marketplace?”

The President’s Luncheon

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $60 Join AAEP officers, board members and honorees for lunch as we salute the outstanding contributions of leadership and volunteer service to the AAEP during our awards presentation. Outgoing board members will be recognized and new board members will be introduced.

Discover the AAEP’s progress on important issues facing the association, profession and industry during the past year at this brief annual business meeting.

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Mind, Body & Spirit AAEP members rank physical and mental health just behind work-life balance as their top wellness concerns. The following convention offerings are devoted to these priorities:

AAEP San Francisco 5K Running Tour Monday, Dec. 3, 6:30-7:30 a.m. $35 Pack your running shoes for a fun and educational 5K running tour through beautiful San Francisco. At designated landmark stops, running guides will share interesting stories of the city’s history. Suitable for all abilities, the group-oriented run will offer four different paces—from under 9 minutes per mile to a walking group. Runners will meet in the registration-area lobby of the Moscone Center at 6:15 a.m. The $35 fee includes a swing bag and water bottle. Register at www.cityrunningtours.com/aaep.

Health Fair Sunday, Dec. 2-Tuesday, Dec. 4 Located within AAEP Connect inside the trade show. See page 19 for details. Lifestyle & Wellness: Recognizing and Managing Addiction in Practice Sunday, Dec. 2, 1:30-5:00 p.m. See page 7 for details. Friends of Bill W Meetings A list of local meetings is accessible through https://aasf.org. The Health Fair, Lifestyle & Wellness session, running tour and fitness classes are sponsored by KindredBio, Best Medicines for Our Best Friends.

The After Party Sponsored by Zoetis, “For Animals. For Health. For You.” Tuesday, Dec. 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free for all registered attendees and exhibitors (Ticket required; must RSVP when completing your convention registration) Join us as we celebrate you—the equine veterinarian— with an evening of fun at the inaugural After Party! Enjoy games, a DJ, dancing and complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine (until 7:00 p.m.) with your AAEP family and friends. A full cash bar will also be available.

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CrossFit, INSANITY and Yoga Fitness Classes Monday, Dec. 3, 6:30-7:00 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 6:30-7:00 a.m. Awaken your body at morning wellness classes. Proper workout attire recommended. Towel provided for all classes; mat provided for yoga. INSANITY offers multiple intensity options. ®

Track your steps during #AAEPSanFran The steps add up during convention, so have some fun and compare your step count to your fellow attendees. From your smartphone or tablet, connect yourself to the AAEP Count Your Steps group at http://bit.ly/AAEPCountYourSteps. After creating your account, you’ll be prompted to connect your own activity tracker such as a FitBit. Finally, you’ll download the Count It app from your app store and be ready to track!


GENERAl

Information

Thanks to Convention Organizers

Convention Code of Conduct

This meeting is brought to you by the joint efforts of the program chair and Educational Programs Committee (EPC).

AAEP is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all convention attendees. All participants, including registered attendees, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, guests, service providers, and AAEP staff, are expected to behave responsibly in all AAEP activities in which they participate.

From left: Jeffrey T. Berk, VMD, MRCVS – Program Chair Phoebe Smith, DVM, DACVIM – EPC Chair Charlie Scoggin, DVM, MS, DACT – EPC Vice Chair The AAEP also thanks the following members of the EPC for their efforts organizing the 64th Annual Convention: Monica Aleman, Scott Anderson, Charles Arensberg, Amanda Armentrout, Heidi Banse, Myra Barrett, Colleen Best, Jackie Boggs, Raul Bras, Matt Brokken, James Bryant, Chelsie Burden, Jeff Bunn, Teresa Burns, Elizabeth Callahan, Michelle Coleman, Joe Dowd, Ben Espy, Jeremiah Easley, Lane Easter, Rob Foss, Liberty Getman, Susan Gillen, Nora Grenager, James Hamilton, Kevin Haussler, Karen Jackman, Ryan Lee, Craig Lesser, David Levine, Martha Mallicote, Scott McClure, Rebecca McConnico, Alison Morton, Tracy Norman, Yvette Nout-Lomas, Gillian Perkins, Gordon Plotts, Korin Potenza, Steve Reed, Sarah Sampson, David Scofield, Jennifer Smith, Jennifer Sones, Rebecca Stinson-Dixon, Mary Swartz, Tom Timmons, Steve Trostle, Travis Tull, Nathan Voris, Carolyn Weinberg, Beau Whitaker, Ashley Whitehead, Chris Wilhite and Amy Grice, board liaison.

Examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to: • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form. • Physical or verbal abuse of an individual participating in or assisting with any AAEP Convention activity. • Verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, or threatening or stalking any Convention participant. • Disruption of presentations at sessions, in the trade show, or at other events organized by AAEP at the meeting venue, hotels, or other AAEP-contracted facilities. AAEP has zero tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment by participants at our meetings. If you experience harassment or witness any incidents of unacceptable behavior, the AAEP asks that you inform Lori Rawls, AAEP’s director of finance and operations, either on-site or at (859) 537-1443 so that appropriate action can be taken. AAEP reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the Convention without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior, and AAEP reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting.

Recording of Sessions Videotaping or recording of sessions by outside persons or companies is prohibited. Session recordings will be available through Digitell following the convention. Photos taken by anyone not affiliated with the AAEP during presentations is prohibited. Consent to Use Photos Registration and attendance at, or participation in, AAEP meetings and related activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to AAEP’s use and distribution of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audio tapes of such events and activities.

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R E G I S T R AT I O N

Register by Oct. 31 and save $100 Register Online

Cancellation Policy

Register online at convention.aaep.org. Annual dues must be current to register at the member rate. Hotel reservations can also be made through the site. Your convention registration confirmation will be automatically emailed.

All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Kristin Walker at kwalker@aaep.org. Cancellations by Oct. 31 are entitled to a full refund, less a $75 cancellation fee. Exceptions possible; please contact Lori Rawls at (859) 233-0147.

Register by Mail or Fax

Special Needs

Send your payment with the form for processing by Nov. 15. Your canceled check will serve as your receipt. By including your credit card number on the form, you may fax us your registration at (859) 233-1968. You may photocopy the registration form to register additional people. Confirmation will be emailed when your registration is processed.

Register On-Site

After Nov. 15, you must register online or, beginning Nov. 30 at 3:00 p.m., on-site at the Moscone Center. Attendees registering on-site at the student or intern rate must present verification of enrollment in a veterinary school or a letter from an internship practice.

If you require special accommodations to fully participate, please attach a statement of your needs to your registration form.

We Promise

We’re so proud of the quality program that we promise to refund your registration fee if, for any reason, you are not satisfied with your convention education experience.

Contact Us

For more information, email Kristin Walker at kwalker@aaep.org; or call (800) 443-0177 (U.S. and Canada) or (859) 233-0147.

Hotel Accommodations For your convenience, AAEP has secured the following room blocks. Listed rates are for single occupancy and exclude 16.25% hotel tax, 2% TMD assessment and any applicable parking fees. A map with hotel locations appears on the next page. The deadline to reserve a room at the AAEP-member rate, cancel a reservation or make changes is Oct. 31 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Please book your hotel room online at convention.aaep.org.

Headquarters

1 Marriott Marquis Rate: $269/night

Alternates

2 Park Central

Rate: $269/night

3 Parc 55 Rate: $264/night

4 InterContinental Rate: $279/night

5 Hotel Nikko

Rate: $264/night

6 Courtyard by Marriott SF Downtown Rate: $239/night

7 The Mosser Hotel

Clockwise from left: Marriott Marquis, InterContinental, and Park Central.

Rate: $199/night

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Children’s Program in San Francisco As a service to our members with young children, the AAEP has contracted with KiddieCorp to provide a children’s program on-site at the Moscone Center for ages six months to 12 years. The program features a low child-to-staff ratio to ensure quality care. KiddieCorp has provided high-quality children’s programs to conventions and trade shows for more than 30 years. Team members are bonded, qualified childcare specialists who are carefully selected and trained and who come prepared with age-appropriate toys, games, projects and activities. Snacks and beverages are provided but meals must be provided by parents. The children’s program is being offered each day of the convention’s educational program, Sunday, Dec. 2 through Wednesday, Dec. 5. The pre-registration deadline is Oct. 31. To register your child(ren) or for more information, including the daily schedule and cost, visit convention.aaep.org.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the cancellation policy? Cancellation is required in writing by Oct. 31, with a $75 fee assessed for each cancellation. When is the deadline for early registration? Early registration closes Oct. 31, after which the registration fee increases. Will I receive confirmation of registration for the convention? When you register online at convention.aaep.org, you will automatically receive a confirmation email. If you register by fax, phone, mail or email, you will receive a confirmation email when your registration is processed. Can I register for the convention on-site? On-site registration will begin at the Moscone Center from 3:005:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. Can I attend the convention for a single day at a reduced rate? Yes, one-day registration will be available on-site at the member rate of $250 and non-member rate of $350. Can I purchase tickets to the President’s Luncheon on-site at the convention? Yes, President’s Luncheon tickets will be available for purchase on-site at the registration area, subject to availability, until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2.

Registration Form Key A. AAEP Member: Paid full membership dues through June 30, 2019. Fee covers meeting registration, access to trade show and 2018 Annual Convention Proceedings book. B. AAEP Honor Roll Member: Any member who has attained the age of 70 with 40 years of AAEP membership. C. Guest Attending Sessions: Allows full access to scientific sessions and trade show. Can be purchased only by AAEP members, with a limit of 2 per member. D. Guest Trade Show Pass: Allows access to the trade show only. Can be purchased only by registered attendees, with a limit of 2 per attendee. E. AAEP New Member Applicant: Fee covers meeting registration, access to trade show and 2018 Annual Convention Proceedings book. Also covers initiation fee and/or dues through June 30, 2019. Attendees applying for membership must complete an application. A membership application is available on page 28. F. Non-Member: Not a current paid member. Fee covers meeting registration, access to trade show and 2018 Annual Convention Proceedings book. G. Current Resident or Intern: A current AAEP member who qualifies in one of the mentioned categories. Verification of employment and/or academic status is required upon registration. Fee covers meeting registration, access to trade show and 2018 Annual Convention Proceedings book. H. President’s Luncheon: Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 11:30 a.m. Ticket purchase required. See Registration Form. I. Vet Story Night (Benefiting the AAEP Foundation) Sunday, Dec. 2, 8:00-11:00 p.m. Ticket purchase required. See Registration Form. J. The After Party Tuesday, Dec. 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Complimentary ticket required. RSVP when completing your convention registration. K. In-Depth: AAEP Touch Session Tuesday, Dec. 4, 8:00 a.m. Advance registration required. See Registration Form. L. Dry Labs Monday, Dec. 3, 1:00-2:30 p.m. & 3:00-4:30 p.m. Register for dry labs at convention.aaep.org or call (859) 233-0147.

For assistance with registration, contact Kristin Walker at kwalker@aaep.org or (859) 233-0147. Students: Please register online at convention.aaep.org/students. Only individuals pursuing their DVM, not DVMs obtaining advanced degrees, are eligible for the student rate.

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AAEP 64th Annual Convention Advance Registration Form After Nov. 15, please register online or on-site at the convention. Full name:__________________________________ _______________________________ ________________________________ FIRST

MIDDLE

LAST

Credential (DVM,VMD, etc.): ________________________ Preferred first name on badge: _______________________________ Address:_________________________________________________________ City: ______________________________________ State:____________

Postal Code or Zip:_____________________________ Country:___________________________________

Phone:_________________________ Cell Phone (optional): ________________________ Fax: __________________________ Email: ______________________________________________________ r Please remove me from all exhibitor mailing lists If you have dietary requirements:

r Gluten Free

r Vegetarian

r Other, I will make other arrangements

Emergency contact name (required):_____________________________________ Phone: _______________________________ Full name of guest (limit 2 per member):_________________________________________________________________________ First name as you would prefer it on guest badge: ________________________________________________________________ Address/City/State/Zip Code (guest): ___________________________________________________________________________ Phone (guest):_________________________________________ Email (guest):__________________________________________

r First-time convention attendee A. r B. r C. r D. r E. r F. r G. r H. r I. r J. r K. r L. r

r Graduate of a university outside the U.S./Canada

Thru Oct. 31

After Oct. 31

AAEP Member $ 595 $ 695 AAEP Honor Roll Member 300 400 Guest Attending Sessions* 595 695 Guest Trade Show Pass** 30 50 AAEP New Member Applicant 750 850 Non-Member 895 995 Current Resident or Intern 300 400 President’s Luncheon (per person) 60 60 Qty ______ Tuesday, Dec. 4 Vet Story Night (per person) 35 45 Qty ______ Sunday, Dec. 2 The After Party (Tuesday, Dec. 4; ticket required) In-Depth: AAEP Touch Session (Tuesday, Dec. 4; ticket required) Dry Labs (Monday, Dec. 3; Register online or by phone)

* Can be purchased only by AAEP members. Limit 2 per member. ** Can be purchased only by registered attendees. Limit 2 per attendee.

Total:

Payment Method: r Visa r MasterCard r American Express r Discover Card

Total ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ Free Free ______

r Check enclosed__________

Card #: _______________________________________________ Expiration: ______________ CVV Code:______________ Signature: ______________________________________________________ Date: _________________________________ Return your registration and payment (if applicable) to AAEP in the enclosed envelope; or via fax with credit card information to (859) 233-1968. Last day to register by mail or fax is Thursday, Nov. 15.

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AAEP Membership Application

Choose One: r Regular (veterinarian) member – must be a graduate of a college or school of veterinary medicine. (Copy of diploma or license required) Membership dates July 1 - June 30. r Student member – must be currently enrolled in a college or school of veterinary medicine. (Current copy of unofficial transcript or equivalent required) Membership dates Sept. 1 - Aug. 30. Note: If you would like to apply for membership without registering for convention, please contact the AAEP office or visit aaep.org/membership to obtain the proper membership application.

Mr. Ms. Mrs. Dr. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

(circle one)

First

Last

Suffix

Title (e.g. DVM, Ph.D.):____________________________________ Practice Name:_________________________________________________________________________ Mailing Address: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City:_____________________________________________________

State/Province:_________________________________ Zip/Postal Code:______________________

Country:________________________________________________________________

Phone (Work): _____________________________________________________

Phone (Home): _________________________________ Phone (Cell): _____________________________________ Fax: _________________________________________ Email_____________________________________________________

r Remove me from AAEP Partner Sponsor emails

(necessary for receipt of AAEP e-newsletters)

Gender:

M

F

r Do not mail hard copy of EVE r Do not mail hard copy of Proceedings

Birth date (M/D/Y):_______________________

(circle one)

r Do not publish contact information in directories

Regular member applicants complete this section: Current Position: (select one) r Practice Owner - Sole Proprietor r Practice Owner - Partnership r Associate

r Intern r Resident r Temporary/No Permanent Position

r Educator/Academic r Industry Relations r Government/Regulatory Official

r Retired r Other

Veterinary school attended/attending:______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Degree: _________________________________________________________________________________________ Graduation date:______________________________ Percentage of practice devoted to equine veterinary medicine:___________________________________ r less than 25 percent

r 25-49 percent

r 50-74 percent

r 75-99 percent

r 100 percent

If not equine-only, type of non-equine work: (select as many as are applicable) r Bovine

r Small ruminants

r Birds

r Companion animals

r Swine

r Exotic and wildlife

r Camelids

Type of Equine Practice: (select up to three) r Racetrack

r Pleasure/Farm

r Work/Ranch

Modalities of Equine Practice: (select as many as are applicable) r Acupuncture/Acupressure r Epidemiology r Anesthesiology r Behavior r Cardiology r Chiropractics r Dentistry r Dermatology r Diagnostic Imaging

r Foal Care/Neonatal Medicine r Gastroenterology r Genetics r Geriatrics r Homeopathy/Holistic Medicine r Immunology r Infectious Disease

r Reproduction r Internal Medicine r Neurology r Nutrition r Oncology r Ophthalmology r Orthopedics r Pathology r Pharmacology

r Performance

r Other r Podiatry/Farriery r Practice Management r Reproduction/Theriogenology r Respiratory r Sports Medicine r Surgery r Toxicology

If board certified, please list affiliations: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

If you have had any disciplinary action taken against your veterinary license or any other regulatory action (e.g. racing commission, horse show governing body, etc.), including criminal or civil, in the last twelve months, or since your last membership renewal, which resulted in any one of the following: a suspension, revocation, conviction, or fine that exceeded $2,500, please provide the following: Date of the action, licensing body/regulatory agency, and any information pertinent to the action. Please note: All amounts are in U.S. dollars. Regular membership includes a $40 subscription to Equine Veterinary Education. Upon approval of your application, membership dues and fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Enclosed are 1) my completed application, 2) a photocopy of my status verification, 3) my convention registration form and 4) payment in full (see registration form for costs). As a condition of granting membership in AAEP, applicants shall abide by the AAEP’s Ethical and Professional Guidelines, bylaws and the procedures of their enforcement. Applicants authorize the AAEP and any of its committees to release, for educational purposes with names deleted, the facts and finding of any complaints filed with the Professional Conduct and Ethics Committee. I hold harmless and release AAEP, its officers, directors, employees, agents or others acting on behalf of AAEP, from any and all liability arising out of the acceptance or rejection of this application and the suspension or termination of membership. I hereby declare that all statements contained in this form are true and correct and that I have not suppressed or misstated any facts.

Applicant’s Signature:______________________________________________________________________________________ Date:________________________________

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The AAEVT welcomes ALL veterinary technicians, assistants, students and support staff to join our Association at the 14th Annual AAEVT Convention in San Francisco, CA, December 2-4, 2018. Hotel information can be found on the AAEP and AAEVT websites, AAEVT.org Featured Speakers and Topics: Stephanie Valberg: Muscle Disorders; Nora Matthews: Donkey and Mule Anesthesia; Virginia Reef: Ultrasound; Stephen O’Grady: Form and Function of the Hoof; Michelle Barton: Heart Abnormalities; John Madigan: Non-Chemical Foal Restraint; Sue Dyson: Under Saddle Lameness Evals; Marsha Heinke: Team Building; Resume Workshop... and many more!

SATURDAY DEC 1

SUNDAY DEC 2

MONDAY DEC 3

Wet Labs and Demonstrations Circle Oak Equine Clinic and Rehabilitation Center Petaluma, CA 7:30am Bus Departs Marriott *** Registration at 7am at Bus Pick Up 8:30am Arrival and Breakfast 9am - Noon Labs and Demonstrations Noon Lunch Provided by Patterson Veterinary 1pm - 4pm Labs and Demonstrations 4pm Bus Departs back to Marriott

7am - Noon Registration 8:30am - 10:30am AEVNT Exam Keynote Speaker: Dr. Betsy Charles Leadership 10am - 6pm Exhibit Hall open Noon - 1:30pm AAEVT Membership Lunch and Meeting 1:45pm - 5:45pm Lecture Sessions 5:45pm - 7:00pm AAEVT Social Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

8am - Noon Lecture Sessions Noon - 1pm Lunch 1pm - 6pm Lecture Sessions

Registration opens at 3pm Marriott

TUESDAY DEC 4 Two Rooms 8am - 12pm Lecture Sessions Noon - 1pm Lunch 1pm - 5pm Lecture Sessions & Case Studies 5:30pm Closing Reception - AAEP


4033 Iron Works Parkway Lexington, Kentucky 40511

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