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F V M A ADVOCATE Published by The Florida Veterinary Medical Association

ISSUE 5 │ 2016 │ www.fvma.org

Your Invitation to Attend

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President's MESSAGE Greetings,

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The year 2016 is coming to its end. As we enter the traditional holiday time it is only fitting we all take time to enjoy the things most important in our lives… our family and our friends. This fall has been host to two of our premier continuing education confer‑ ences, The Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference (TGVAC) at the elegant Boca Raton Resort & Club, and our equine-exclusive division’s annual Promoting Excellence Symposium (PES), held in its 12th year at the Intercontinental Resort on the island of Puerto Rico.

OFFICERS

Dr. Richard C. Sutliff President Dr. Alex M. Steverson President-Elect Dr. Donald H. Morgan Treasurer Dr. Richard M. Carpenter Past President Mr. Philip J. Hinkle Executive Director

DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES Dr. Scott Richardson District 1–Big Bend Dr. Julia Conway District 2–Northeast Dr. Marc A. Presnell District 3–Central Dr. Rachel Klemawesch District 4–Tampa Bay Dr. Susan M. Carastro District 5–Treasure Coast Dr. Marta P. Lista District 6–South Florida Dr. Mary Smart District 7–Southwest Dr. James M. Brechin District 8–Northwest Dr. Kelly J. Sloan-Wade District 9–Space Coast Dr. Ernest C. Godfrey AVMA Delegate

I attended the Board of Veterinary Medicine meeting held this past September in Gainesville, Fla. at the Veterinary College. The open-meeting format encouraged students to witness the Board in action and interact with the Board Members to learn the importance of its function. I believe it was educational for everyone in the room. The TGVAC provided world-class, small animal continuing education classes and wet labs in a bou‑ tique atmosphere that I believe is unavailable at any other conference. It also provided a time for our executive board of directors to have its fall meeting to discuss the financial and regulatory issues facing our association and our profession in the Sunshine State. The FVMA has worked diligently to be recognized as the Voice of Veterinary Medicine in our state. In case you had not noticed, this was an election year… While most eyes were on the national races, as the truth is often stated… all politics are local. Veterinary Medicine has important issue that will positively or negatively affect how we practice our profession, in the future, in this state. Those issues are the core focus of our association as our goal is to positively affect any changes that benefit our members and attempt to thwart changes that we project to be a detriment. Many issues were discussed and some strategies formed as we prepare to focus on the 2017 legislative session. Please watch for the announcement for our 2017 “Legislative Days” visit to our capital and join us! The FAEP PES conference in Puerto Rico was filled with first-class interactions. The location was breath‑ taking on the Caribbean waterfront. The InterContinental’s hospitality, cuisine, and property were exceptional. The wet labs were raved about by the participants and the instructors, as to the facilities and class size. Lectures were provided in halls with a wall being covered by floor to ceiling windows, but we sadly did have to close the curtains so the beach view did not distract from the cutting-edge current information that was being shared. This was a conference not to be missed! This year continues moving very rapidly, and I am enjoying every moment. The honor I have to rep‑ resent my association members is humbling as we are all part of the world’s greatest profession. May your holidays be special and your families share in good health. Respectfully Yours,

Dr. Richard B. Williams AVMA Alternate Delegate Dr. Amanda House FAEP Representative to the FVMA Executive Board

Richard C. Sutliff, DVM

Ex Officio Dr. James W. Lloyd, Dean UF College of Veterinary Medicine

FVMA MISSION THE MISSION OF THE FLORIDA VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION IS TO ADVANCE THE VETERINARY MEDICAL PROFESSION, PROMOTE ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING, AND PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH. 2  |  FVMA ADVOCATE


In Remembrance

DONALD SHERWOOD BROWN, DVM Dr. Donald Sherwood Brown of St. Cloud, formerly of Clermont, passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. He was 84 years old. Dr. Brown was a life member of the FVMA, who was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Association, in 2002. He was retired, and a member of First United Methodist Church of St. Cloud.

A graduate in 1951 of St. Cloud High School, Dr. Brown attended the University of Florida, then went on to graduate from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, first in his class of 1958. He was one of the first veterinarians in Osceola County, Fla., and he cared for both large and small animals. Following retirement from the veterinary profession, Dr. Brown dedicated his time to helping children in Christian Ministry. Dr. Brown co-founded the Christian Prison Ministries, which he served as executive director. He also served on the Osceola County School Board and on the Board of Directors of First Federal Savings and Loan. Dr. Donald S. Brown is survived by his wife of 62 years, Diane T. Brown; children: Terry (Marc) Godts, Kathy Edmundson, Susan Alva‑ rez, Douglas Brown and David (Veronica) Brown; grandchildren: Bradley Edmundson, Sara Edmundson, David Alvarez, Johnathan Brown, Lacey Brown, Sebastian Brown and Walen Brown; and great grandchild: Sherwood Edmundson.

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8 | UF CVM Visiting Practitioner Program

24 | Practice Pulse

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10 | Call for Award Nominations

26 | FIV Vaccine- Is there an issue?

13 | 54th Ocala Equine Conference

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TEAM MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS FVMA Salutes VETERINARY TECHNICIANS & VETERINARY ASSISTANTS

THE FVMA JOINED THE REST OF THE COUNTRY DURING NATIONAL VETERINARY TECHNICIAN WEEK, TO CELEBRATE VETERINARY TECHNICIANS AND RECOGNIZE THE VALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS THEY MAKE ON A DAILY BASIS TO THE VETERINARY CARE TEAM.

To further honor our veterinary team members, in this issue of the Advocate, we shine our Spotlight on exemplary technicians from around the state.

Thank You,

FOR ALL YOU DO!

JENNIFER BALLINGER FVMA Certified Veterinary Technician of the Year Award Recipient Jennifer Ballinger is the 2016 recipient of the FVMA’s Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) of the Year Award. The CVT of the Year Award honors members of the veterinary care team for their contributions to the profession. Jen was a technician student in 2000 when she commenced employment at Pinellas Animal Hospital, in Pinellas Park, Florida. Since that time, her compassion for her patients, clients and staff has continued to grow each year. Dr. Ernest Godfrey endorsed Jennifer for CVT of the Year, saying, “Jen truly epitomizes the model CVT and loyal employee.” He stated further: “Jen has continued to grow in her expertise, education and dedication to the care of our patients, our clients and our practice. Jen’s compassion for our patients, clients and staff has grown each year. She is always looking for ways to take better care of all of us.” After working for eight years as a technician, Jen transferred from clinical patient care to practice management, dedicating many hours to attend continuing education and management group seminars in order to sharpen her management skills which she now uses to move her practice forward. Although her main focus is the Pinellas Animal Hospital, Jennifer Ballinger lends support to affiliated hospitals, Seminole Boulevard Animal Hospital and the St. Petersburg Animal Emergency Clinic.

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JAIME GARZA

FVMA Team Member of the Year Award Recipient Jaime Garza’s leadership skills have earned him increasing responsibilities since joining CriticalVetCare in 2011, as part of its surgery assistant crew. He currently is completing his academic studies to become a veterinary technician at Penn Foster, where he remains on the Dean’s Honor Roll. Dr. Anne Chauvet of Critical Vet Care in Sarasota, Florida writes: Five years ago, Jaime Garza joined my clinic with no experience in the veterinary field. He started as kennel help and over time, took over monitoring and supervising our operating suites. Jaime began learning veterinary assistant tasks and then veterinary technician tasks. His dedication, organization and willingness to learn as well as his flexibility, camaraderie and understanding of what the business needs have earned him the position of staff supervisor for our technician and assistant team. He is 24/7 and always pleasant, accommodating to his staff’s needs. Jaime is truly involved in the rhythm of CriticalVetCare and has everyone’s best interest in mind. He is dedicated and driven.

JOVANI ROSADO

RVMRI Director of Medical Imaging and Surgery

From the day I started working with Jovani, I always said “I want to be that smart one day!” He encouraged me to give my first lecture at Miami Dade College to the Veterinary Technology students, opening new doors for my career. With his coaching, mentoring, and friendship, he inspired me to pursue my VTS through AIMVT, after his certification through the American College of Veterinary Radiology. Working with him through the growth of our clinic has helped me become not only a better technician, but also a better person overall, and for that I cannot thank him enough. - Mayra Heredia, CVT Lead Veterinary Technician, Southeast Veterinary Neurology

JESSICA JOHNSON CVT Ms. Jessica Johnson achieved her CVT in 2003, completed a BS in Veterinary Science in 2007, and joined the Longwood Veterinary Clinic in 2009. Her technical skills are amazing, but it was by virtue of her character that she became our Head Technician and Supervisor in 2011. She is a rare individual who compassionately cares for patients, heroically leads her team, and empathetically relates to clients with grace and knowledge day in and day out. We are so very grateful to work with Jessica, who truly represents everything a veterinary technician can and should be. - Rick Marrinson, DVM, Longwood Veterinary Clinic

KRISTEN WHITE CVT I would like to nominate Kristen White for the National Veterinary Technician Week spotlight. Kristen has worked in the veterinary field for 27 years. She has a BAS in Veterinary Technology, has worked at Animal and Bird hospital of Clearwater since 1993, is a technician advocate for Bayer Animal Health, is a mentor trainer for the Animal Behavior College, is a technician for Animal Behavior Network and is an adjunct instructor for a behavior class in the Veterinary Technician program at St. Petersburg College. She taught part of the Animal Control Officer Certification Course for Florida for the last 4 years. In addition to all of that, she also teaches puppy classes and obedience classes, and assists the hospital doctors with behavior cases. - Animal and Bird Hospital, Clearwater, Florida

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TEAM MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS - Continued -

TEAM MEMBERS AT VISCAYA PRADO VETERINARY HOSPITAL Viscaya Prado Veterinary Hospital applauds each and every member of our Certified Veterinary Technician Team. Phil Jackson is quoted as saying, "The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team." Our CVT Team members are exceptional as individuals and can step in for each other to maintain a smooth transition of care. Coming from many different ages and backgrounds, they bring broad-based knowledge and skills to share. They teach and learn from each other, raising the performance bar for all. They wear many hats, serving with compassion, competence and concern. The veterinary profession is a great profession to serve in and it is an honor and privilege to serve alongside accomplished CVT Teams. - Gary H Nelson, DVM

Photo left to right: Rachel Burwell, Leah Gunning, Toni Vigneri, Chloe Cool, Dee Graham, Gina Reale, Nicole Robinson, Kim Liles, Abby Connelly, Sarah Russell, Olivia Kraft, Charlie Aucoin Not present: Diane Hoard, Michael Clayton Greenwell, Zach Wainey, Amanda Martin, Chris Vasques, Cambriella Kio, Kathy Emory, Cassie Taylor

Joining the FVMA Family As of January 1, 2016, renewing Certified Veterinary Technicians (CVT) and Certified Veterinary Assistants became affiliate members of the FVMA through the Florida Association of Credentialed Technicians (FACVT) and the Florida Association of Certified Veterinary Assistants (FACVA). The FACVT and FACVA are subsidiary organizations that operate under the umbrella of the FVMA which were launched to offer all the benefits of membership in the Association to veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the veterinary profession. Offering membership to CVTs and CVAs is also an important milestone in FVMA’s program to enhance this important segment of the diverse veterinary medical profession in the State of Florida.

To be certified by the FVMA, a veterinary technician must:  Graduate of an AVMA accredited veterinary technology program, and  Obtain a passing grade in the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE), which is administered by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards To be certified by the FVMA, a veterinary assistant must:  Pursue a course of study through an Animal Care Technologies (ACT) High School or Adult Learning Program, or an Animal Care Technologies Partner Veterinary Hospital or Clinic Program. The Florida Department of Education approves the CVA program which is administered by Animal Care Technologies.

The FVMA certification program is open to all veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants.

Veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants can find information on the FVMA certification program on its website at: https://fvma.org/certification/certified-vet-technician/; or call the FVMA Membership and Certification Department for further information and assistance at 1- (800) 922-3862.

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FVMA FOUNDATION AND UF COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE OFFER UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY IN THE VISITING PRACTITIONER PROGRAM

Through the Charlie Bild Visiting Practitioner Program, a collaboration between the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine (UFCVM) and the Florida Veterinary Medical Association Foundation, members of the FVMA will now have the unique opportunity to enhance their own clinical knowledge and professional network while sharing their practice perspective with faculty, staff and students. Based on a new operating model, beginning January 2017, participating Charlie Bild practitioners will fully engage as learners for periods of two to four weeks, side-by-side with veterinary medical students, in one of several specialty services available at the UF Veterinary Hospitals. This year’s relaunching is an important evolution of a program created to honor the late Charles Everett “Charlie” Bild, DVM, who practiced veterinary medicine, but made research a large part of his service. “We are thrilled to continue this innovative program, which has been a unique part of our college’s history,” said James W. Lloyd, D.V.M., Ph.D., the college’s dean. “The new operating model will allow us to continue build relationships with practitioners within the veterinary medical community while providing a vital external perspective to students and faculty.” The program was placed on hiatus while the College and FVMA planned its new operational structure. To offset educational costs related to the program, participants will be asked to pay a $500 fee for each two-week experience, but time spent in the program will qualify for continuing education credits through Florida’s Board of Veterinary Medicine. Participants will bear no expense for accommodations, as 8  |  FVMA ADVOCATE

they will receive free lodging in a two-bedroom condominium adjacent to the College provided by the FVMA Foundation. Criteria for Visiting Practitioner Program candidates include membership in the FVMA and at least five years of practice experience. Prospective candidates are required to submit a CV/ resume and a letter of interest. Upon completion of the program, participants must prepare a brief program review that will detail their experience and offer suggestions for improvement. Applications should be submitted at least three months prior to the expected visit date. All FVMA member veterinarians are eligible to participate. Anyone interested in learning more about the program, including specifics about the selection process and responsibilities, should contact Jo Ann Winn at winnj@ufl.edu. The FVMA Foundation is the charitable arm of the FVMA. It is a not-for-profit, organized exclusively for educational and charitable purposes, including the advancement of animal disaster relief programs, promoting the funding of professional education through scholarships for study in the field of veterinary medicine, promoting the health and well-being of animals in Florida through research and public education, providing support for projects and organizations that promote the health, well-being, humane care and treatment of animals in Florida, and other not-for-profit activities. Accordingly, the foundation supports the educational programs of the FVMA and its equine-exclusive division, the FAEP, such as the Charlie Bild Visiting Practitioner Program and the award of $15,000 annually in scholarships to veterinary students at UF CVM.


Dr. Charlie Bild devoted more than 44 years to improving the welfare of animals and enhancing the veterinary profession. An esteemed Miami veterinarian, he was a past president of the FVMA. He graduated from Iowa State University. An important part of his clinical work was research, which led him to studies of cancer and cardiovascular disease. He also published more than 20 papers on heartworm surgery, blood transfusions, shock, and special orthopedic and clinical problems. He was an international speaker and he also received numerous awards for his contributions to veterinary medicine. He was the vice president and director of the Papanicolaou Cancer Research Institute in Miami and was named an Outstanding Veterinary

Practitioner by the American Animal Hospital Association in 1968. The award was renamed in his honor in 1976. The Phalaenopsis Charles Bild orchid was also named in his honor. Dr. Bild was presented the FVMA Veterinarian of the Year Award in 1964, and its first Distinguished Service Award in 1974. The FVMA also honors Dr. Bild for his contributions to the veterinary profession, through the Charlie Bild Clinical Proficiency Award which is a scholarship presented each year to a senior student of the College of Veterinary Medicine for outstanding clinical proficiency with both large and small animals. Thanks to Sarah Carey, UF CVM Director of Public Relations, for her collaboration in the writing of this story.

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FVMA 2017 ANNUAL AWARDS

2016 Gold Star Recipients Left to right: Dr. Adriana Odachowski; Dr. Ruth-Anne Richter; Dr. Alex " Steve" Steverson; Dr. Andrew Scarbrough; Dr. Ashley Kanzler

Nominations for service awards for 2017 are now being received by the FVMA, and members are invited to send in their nominations for the awards, which honor colleagues and friends of the profession. The FVMA Annual Awards Program highlights exceptional service by veterinary professionals and citizens of Florida who have dedicated time, talent

and services to the enhancement and protection of the veterinary profession. The 2017 award recipients will be determined by an awards committee in early January, and they will be presented with award plaques of recognition at a gala award ceremony to be held in conjunction with the 88th FVMA Annual Conference which is scheduled for April 6-9, 2017, at

the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. Nomination forms and listings of past award recipients are available on the FVMA website, www.fvma.org. Members of the FVMA are encouraged to nominate deserving colleagues and friends of veterinary medicine for an award. The nomination deadline is January 2, 2017.

SERVICE AWARDS CATEGORIES & ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

TThe Distinguished Service Award is to be awarded for exceptional achievements and contributions by a member towards the advancement of veterinary medicine and the profession. To qualify, a member must have been dedicated to veterinary medicine and given time and energy beyond reasonable expectations. To be eligible for this award, a nominee must

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have been an active member of the Association for at least the past fifteen (15) years.

VETERINARIAN OF THE YEAR

Veterinarian of the Year Award is conferred on a member for distinguished and unselfish, dedicated service to the Association for the advancement of veterinary medicine and the profession.

Dr. Diane Lynn Kitchen - Veterinarian of the Year


To be eligible for this award, a nominee must have been an active member of the Association for at least the past ten (10) years.

NOMINATION DEADLINE

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Lifetime Achievement Award, Dr. Elton Gissendanner, DVM being awarded by Dr. Donald H. Morgan The Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded to senior active and retired members who have made outstanding contributions to the Association and veterinary medicine. To be eligible for this award, a nominee must have been an active or retired member of the Association for the last thirty (30) consecutive years and must be at least sixty-five (65) years old. In exceptional cases, the service requirement may be reduced to twenty-five (25) years.

GOLD STAR AWARDS

The Gold Star is awarded to members who have contributed much of their time and energy to the Association and/or a local association for the advancement of veteri‑ nary medicine and the profession. To be eligible for this award, the nominee must have been an active member of the Asso‑ ciation for at least the past three (3) years.

CERTIFIED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN AND TEAM MEMBER OF THE YEAR

Ms. Jennifer Ballinger - 2016 CVT of the Year

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January 2, 2017 To be eligible for nomination for either the Certified Veterinary Technician of the Year or Team Member of the Year, the nominee must be a full-time employee of an FVMAmember practice for a minimum of three (3) years and demonstrate the following: • CARING – Provides animal health care services in a compassionate and clinically appropriate manner. • COMMITMENT – Works in support of the employing veterinarian to achieve a high level of client satisfaction and estab‑ lished annual performance goals of the veterinary practice. • LEADERSHIP – Assumes a leadership role in creating and maintaining an effi‑ cient and highly motivated animal health care services delivery team among all employees. • EDUCATION – Regularly strives to fur‑ ther develop his/her knowledge and skills by participating in continuing education seminars, formal study at a junior col‑ lege or university, or by undertaking selfdirected study through journals, online programs, etc.

Requirements for Nomination as Pet Hero • Individual FVMA members or organizations having an FVMA-member endorsement may submit nominations. • Each nomination must be a living, domestic animal that exemplifies the affection, loyalty, security and value of the human-animal bond. • The owner/caretaker must sign the completed nomination form and the release form. • Include comments by the nominating veterinarian and others describing why the animal should be awarded.

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

Citizen of the Year is awarded to a nonveterinarian who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the Association and veterinary medicine.

PET HERO

One inductee to the Pet Hall Of Fame will be selected for one of the following categories. 1. HERO – Pets who have unselfishly saved or preserved human life (non-professional). 2. COMPANION – Pets who have provided a benefit and contributed to the quality of life of their human companions. 3. PROFESSIONAL – Specialty trained as a physically challenged person’s assistance animal or used in law enforcement. THE FVMA |

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Pet Hero Magic, along with his caretaker, Jorge Garcia-Bengochea, being presented by Dr. Richard Carpenter Deadline for nominations to be received by the FVMA is Monday, January 2, 2017. A separate form must be received for each nomination. They should be mailed to FVMA Awards Committee, 7207 Mon‑ etary Drive, Orlando, FL 32809; faxed to (407) 240-3710; or emailed to ann.wade@ fvma.org.

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CAUTION: Federal (USA) law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. Description: NEXGARD™ (afoxolaner) is available in four sizes of beef-flavored, soft chewables for oral administration to dogs and puppies according to their weight. Each chewable is formulated to provide a minimum afoxolaner dosage of 1.14 mg/lb (2.5 mg/kg). Afoxolaner has the chemical composition 1-Naphthalenecarboxamide, 4-[5[3-chloro-5-(trifluoromethyl)-phenyl]-4, 5-dihydro-5-(trifluoromethyl)-3-isoxazolyl]-N[2-oxo-2-[(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)amino]ethyl. Indications: NEXGARD kills adult fleas and is indicated for the treatment and prevention of flea infestations (Ctenocephalides felis), and the treatment and control of Black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis), American Dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis), and Lone Star tick (Amblyomma americanum) infestations in dogs and puppies 8 weeks of age and older, weighing 4 pounds of body weight or greater, for one month. Dosage and Administration: NEXGARD is given orally once a month, at the minimum dosage of 1.14 mg/lb (2.5 mg/kg). Dosing Schedule: Body Weight 4.0 to 10.0 lbs. 10.1 to 24.0 lbs. 24.1 to 60.0 lbs. 60.1 to 121.0 lbs. Over 121.0 lbs.

Afoxolaner Per Chewable (mg)

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NEXGARD can be administered with or without food. Care should be taken that the dog consumes the complete dose, and treated animals should be observed for a few minutes to ensure that part of the dose is not lost or refused. If it is suspected that any of the dose has been lost or if vomiting occurs within two hours of administration, redose with another full dose. If a dose is missed, administer NEXGARD and resume a monthly dosing schedule. Flea Treatment and Prevention: Treatment with NEXGARD may begin at any time of the year. In areas where fleas are common year-round, monthly treatment with NEXGARD should continue the entire year without interruption. To minimize the likelihood of flea reinfestation, it is important to treat all animals within a household with an approved flea control product. Tick Treatment and Control: Treatment with NEXGARD may begin at any time of the year (see Effectiveness). Contraindications: There are no known contraindications for the use of NEXGARD. Warnings: Not for use in humans. Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. In case of accidental ingestion, contact a physician immediately.

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Precautions: The safe use of NEXGARD in breeding, pregnant or lactating dogs has not been evaluated. Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures (see Adverse Reactions). Adverse Reactions: In a well-controlled US field study, which included a total of 333 households and 615 treated dogs (415 administered afoxolaner; 200 administered active control), no serious adverse reactions were observed with NEXGARD. Over the 90-day study period, all observations of potential adverse reactions were recorded. The most frequent reactions reported at an incidence of > 1% within any of the three months of observations are presented in the following table. The most frequently reported adverse reaction was vomiting. The occurrence of vomiting was generally self-limiting and of short duration and tended to decrease with subsequent doses in both groups. Five treated dogs experienced anorexia during the study, and two of those dogs experienced anorexia with the first dose but not subsequent doses. Table 1: Dogs With Adverse Reactions. Treatment Group Afoxolaner

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1.7

4

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1 Number of dogs in the afoxolaner treatment group with the identified abnormality. 2 Number of dogs in the control group with the identified abnormality. In the US field study, one dog with a history of seizures experienced a seizure on the same day after receiving the first dose and on the same day after receiving the second dose of NEXGARD. This dog experienced a third seizure one week after receiving the third dose. The dog remained enrolled and completed the study. Another dog with a history of seizures had a seizure 19 days after the third dose of NEXGARD. The dog remained enrolled and completed the study. A third dog with a history of seizures received NEXGARD and experienced no seizures throughout the study. To report suspected adverse events, for technical assistance or to obtain a copy of the MSDS, contact Merial at 1-888-637-4251 or www.merial.com/ nexgard. For additional information about adverse drug experience reporting for animal drugs, contact FDA at 1-888-FDA-VETS or online at http://www.fda.gov/ AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth. Mode of Action: Afoxolaner is a member of the isoxazoline family, shown to bind at a binding site to inhibit insect and acarine ligand-gated chloride channels, in particular those gated by the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), thereby blocking pre- and post-synaptic transfer of chloride ions across cell membranes. Prolonged afoxolaner-induced hyperexcitation results in uncontrolled activity of the central nervous system and death of insects and acarines. The selective toxicity of afoxolaner between insects and acarines and mammals may be inferred by the differential sensitivity of the insects and acarines’ GABA receptors versus mammalian GABA receptors.

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Effectiveness: In a well-controlled laboratory study, NEXGARD began to kill fleas four hours after initial administration and demonstrated >99% effectiveness at eight hours. In a separate well-controlled laboratory study, NEXGARD demonstrated 100% effectiveness against adult fleas 24 hours post-infestation for 35 days, and was ≥ 93% effective at 12 hours post-infestation through Day 21, and on Day 35. On Day 28, NEXGARD was 81.1% effective 12 hours post-infestation. Dogs in both the treated and control groups that were infested with fleas on Day -1 generated flea eggs at 12- and 24-hours post-treatment (0-11 eggs and 1-17 eggs in the NEXGARD treated dogs, and 4-90 eggs and 0-118 eggs in the control dogs, at 12- and 24hours, respectively). At subsequent evaluations post-infestation, fleas from dogs in the treated group were essentially unable to produce any eggs (0-1 eggs) while fleas from dogs in the control group continued to produce eggs (1-141 eggs). In a 90-day US field study conducted in households with existing flea infestations of varying severity, the effectiveness of NEXGARD against fleas on the Day 30, 60 and 90 visits compared with baseline was 98.0%, 99.7%, and 99.9%, respectively. Collectively, the data from the three studies (two laboratory and one field) demonstrate that NEXGARD kills fleas before they can lay eggs, thus preventing subsequent flea infestations after the start of treatment of existing flea infestations. In well-controlled laboratory studies, NEXGARD demonstrated >94% effectiveness against Dermacentor variabilis and Ixodes scapularis, 48 hours post-infestation, and against Amblyomma americanum 72 hours post-infestation, for 30 days. Animal Safety: In a margin of safety study, NEXGARD was administered orally to 8- to 9-week-old Beagle puppies at 1, 3, and 5 times the maximum exposure dose (6.3 mg/kg) for three treatments every 28 days, followed by three treatments every 14 days, for a total of six treatments. Dogs in the control group were sham-dosed. There were no clinically-relevant effects related to treatment on physical examination, body weight, food consumption, clinical pathology (hematology, clinical chemistries, or coagulation tests), gross pathology, histopathology or organ weights. Vomiting occurred throughout the study, with a similar incidence in the treated and control groups, including one dog in the 5x group that vomited four hours after treatment. In a well-controlled field study, NEXGARD was used concomitantly with other medications, such as vaccines, anthelmintics, antibiotics (including topicals), steroids, NSAIDS, anesthetics, and antihistamines. No adverse reactions were observed from the concomitant use of NEXGARD with other medications. Storage Information: Store at or below 30°C (86°F) with excursions permitted up to 40°C (104°F). How Supplied: NEXGARD is available in four sizes of beef-flavored soft chewables: 11.3, 28.3, 68 or 136 mg afoxolaner. Each chewable size is available in color-coded packages of 1, 3 or 6 beef-flavored chewables. NADA 141-406, Approved by FDA Marketed by: Frontline Vet Labs™, a Division of Merial Limited. Duluth, GA 30096-4640 USA Made in Brazil. 1050-4493-02 Rev. 4/2014

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STATION 1: Hind Suspensory Ligament - DR. KENT ALLEN

STATION 2: Oral Examination, Dental Charting and Occlusal

STATION 2: Abdomen - DR. MARTHA MALLICOTE

Adjustments - DR. TOOTS BANNER STATION 3: Diagnosis and Treatment - DR. JACK EASLEY

STATION 3: Stifle - DR. TIMOTHY LYNCH STATION 4: Elbow & Shoulder - DR. ARIC ADAMS

STATION 4: Dental Disease of the Incisor and Canine Teeth

STATION 5: Foot & Pastern - DR. RUTH-ANNE RICHTER

- DR. SCOTT MARX

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GENERAL INFORMATION Name badges are required and will be checked at all conference functions. You must be a registered conference attendee to receive a badge. An attendee traveling with a spouse/guest who does not want to attend the CE sessions, may purchase a spouse/guest badge that allows the spouse/ guest to attend all other conference food and social events for a cost of $125. That cost also covers lunch on Saturday, Sunday and dinner on Saturday.

Confirmation

On-Site Registration

A confirmation of your registration will be mailed to your from the FAEP. Please contact us if any information in the confirmation is incorrect for timely correction of the error.

On-site registration will be available at the Hilton Ocala at the FAEP Registration Desk.

Cancellation Policy Cancellation deadline for a full refund of registration fees minus a $50 administrative charge is December 30, 2016. Cancellations should be submitted to the FAEP in writing and acknowledged by the above date to be eligible for a refund. Cancellations after December 30, 2016, and no-shows are not refundable.

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Name Badges

REGISTRATION HOURS Saturday, Jan. 21 Sunday, Jan. 22

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Continuing Education Hours Offering 42 hours of cutting-edge equineexclusive continuing education presented by 15 distinguished speakers. Each 50-minute lecture is equal to one continuing education credit. Attendees may earn up to 26 credit hours.

Exhibit Hall The Exhibit Hall at the 54 Annual Ocala Equine Conference & Equine Foot Symposium will provide exhibitors and attendees with a dynamic networking showcase. It will be a hub of activity; providing a valuable opportunity to make contacts and to interact with industry representatives and other members of the equine veterinary medical care team. th

EXHIBIT HALL HOURS Saturday, Jan. 21 Sunday, Jan. 22

9:40 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m. – 3:50 p.m.

For your convenience in recording your CE hours, one certificate will be included in your

HOST HOTEL & TRANSPORTATION Hotel Reservations A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Ocala located at 3600 SW 36th Ave., Ocala, FL 34474. The special room rates are $119.00, Single and Double and $129.00, Triple and Quad; plus applicable taxes. Special extended stay arrangements have been made for the group rate to be available to attendees from January 19-27 subject to availability. To reserve your room today, call the Group Reservations Department at Hilton Ocala at (877) 602-4023. When making

your reservations, be sure to request the FAEP special room rates. The room block ends on December 30, 2016, so be sure to reserve your room to guarantee your stay at the Conference Host Hotel.

Air Transportation There are two nearby airport destinations for the FAEP’s 54th Annual Ocala Equine Conference & Equine Foot Symposium. One is the Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) in Gainesville, Florida, located only 43 miles from the Hilton Ocala. The other is Orlando

8:00 a.m. 8:50 a.m.

International Airport (MCO) in Orlando, Florida, located 85 miles from the Hilton Ocala.

Airport/Ocala Shuttle Service A special FAEP group rate will be arranged with Shuttleliner of Ocala for those flying into the Orlando International Airport traveling to the Ocala Equine Conference. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR GUARANTEED SERVICE. Please call (352) 2379900 or visit www.shuttleliner.com to book your discounted conference transportation.

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8:50 a.m. 9:40 a.m.

The Changing Face of Equine Dentistry Jack Easley

T E C H

Morgan & Morgan

11:00 a.m. 11:50 a.m.

2:30 p.m. 3:20 p.m.

Navigating Farriery in a Veterinary Treatment Protocol: Discussion and Q&A

Allen

T E C H

T E C H

Pruritus: Causes and Control Strategies White

Dryden

Diagnostic Procedures in Dermatology

Dryden

Veterinary/Farrier Case Studies I T E C H

Treatment and Shoeing Strategies for Addressing Navicular Syndrome

White

Dryden

T E C H

Allen, Dryden, J. Morgan, D. Morgan

4:40 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

Clinical Cases in Equine Reproduction - Placentas, Stallions and Foals McCue

T E C H

Morgan & Morgan

T E C H

T E C H

Mallicote

Principles of Infection Control

Allen, Dryden, J. Morgan, D. Morgan

Traub-Dargatz

T E C H

T E C H

2:30 p.m. 3:20 p.m. T E C H

Allen, Dryden, J. Morgan, D. Morgan

Marketing Equine Infection Control Management T E C H

Traub-Dargatz

3:50 p.m. 4:40 p.m. T E C H

Allen, Dryden, Morgan, D. Morgan

CONFERENCE EXHIBIT HALL

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: 7:50 PM - 8:40 PM

Pathology Focused Conversations Between Veterinarians and Farriers: A Continuum of Interaction T E C H

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Florida-Association-of-Equine-Practitioners | Toll Free: (800) 992-3862

December 30, 2016

Starting at

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only

The 54th Annual Ocala Equine Conference & Equine Foot Symposium Exhibit Hall will provide exhibitors and attendees with a valuable networking opportunity on Saturday and Sunday. Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of face-to-face contact with industry representatives.

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PERSONAL INFORMATION One registration per form. Please duplicate this form for additional registrants.

Pre-Registration Ends

EXHIBIT HALL HOURS

4:40 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

This program is approved by:

PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE December 30, 2016

DISCOUNTED

Be sure to stop by and visit more than 50 exhibitors displaying the very latest in equine-exclusive products and services.

$119

Per night

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(800) 992-3862 (407) 851-3862

(407) 240-3710

Offering a total of 42 hours of CE.

 Veterinarians - 26 Credit Hours  Vet Techs - 26 Credit Hours  Farriers - 15 Credit Hours

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REGISTRATION

New FAEP/FVMA Member Fee

$

Your Registration Includes All of the Following

 CE Lectures  Saturday Lunch Buffet

 All Breaks  Saturday Dinner

 Cocktail Reception  Sunday Lunch Buffet

FAEP/FVMA Member   On or Before December 30  q  $445.00 After December 30  q  $495.00 To register at the discounted member rate, your FAEP/FVMA dues must be current!

$

DVM Non-Member 

$

On or Before December 30  q  $645.00 After December 30   q  $695.00

Farrier (Non-Veterinarian) On or Before December 30  q  $325.00 After December 30   q  $375.00 Veterinary Technician

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

DINNER - 6:30 P.M. -8:00 P.M. 

FloridaAEP

T E C H

1:35 p.m. 2:25 p.m.

Veterinary/Farrier Case Studies IV

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Cocktail Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Morgan & Morgan

Anhidrosis: Review and Updates

Veterinary/Farrier Case Studies III

Functional Farriery in Veterinary Treatment Protocols Part II Morgan & Morgan

T E C H

11:00 a.m. 11:50 a.m.

3:20 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. - Bingo Raffle & Drawing - Must Be Present to Win!

Functional Farriery in Veterinary Treatment Protocols Part I T E C H

McCue

Mallicote

Veterinary/Farrier Case Studies II

3:20 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.  Break - Visit the Exhibit Hall 

Clinical Cases in Equine Reproduction - Problem Mares

T E C H

Equine Endocrinology: Diagnostic Review and Case Discussion

10:10 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

11:50 a.m. - 1:35 p.m. - Complimentary Lunch

Managing Critical and Complicated Laminitis Cases T E C H

T E C H

Managing Foot Infections

Hindlimb Lameness in the Athletic Horse: The Proximal Suspensory Ligament Allen

Morgan & Morgan

January 20-22, 2017 • Ocala, Florida

 Entrance to Exhibit Hall  Cocktail Reception  All Breaks Saturday Lunch Buffet Saturday Dinner  Sunday Lunch Buffet

T E C H

REGISTRATION FORM A Proud Tradition of Quality Equine Practitioner Education

Spouse/Guest Registration Includes:

9:40 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. - Break - Visit the Exhibit Hall

Forelimb Lameness in the Athletic Horse: The Collateral Ligaments of the Coffin Joint

T E C H

3:50 p.m. 4:40 p.m.

*Medial Assymetrical Shoe

T E C H

11:50 a.m. - 1:35 p.m.  Lunch

1:35 p.m. 2:25 p.m.

*Assymetrical Toe Shoe

*Onion Heel Shoe

9:40 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.  Break - Visit the Exhibit Hall 

10:10 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

All Lectures held at the Hilton Ocala

General Assembly - 8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Navigating Farriery in a Veterinary Treatment Protocol

Every Practitioner Can Take Good Dental Radiographs Jack Easley

VET TECH

Packet Pick-up and Registration Desk Opens at 7:00 a.m.

Packet Pick-up and Registration Desk Opens at 7:00 a.m.

Proceedings One complimentary DVD copy with a link to the 54th Annual Ocala Equine Conference & Equine Foot Symposium proceedings will be provided to each registered attendee. Additional copies may be purchased at the FAEP registration desk. The proceedings will be available on the web to registered conference attendees one week prior to, and during the conference. The FAEP will send email notification to registered attendees when proceedings are available.

T E C H

FARRIER

VISIT THE EXHIBIT HALL

S U N D AY - J A N U A R Y 2 2

The FAEP strongly recommends that you register in advance for the 54th Annual Ocala Equine Conference & Equine Foot Symposium. Registration is required for all aspects of the meeting. Your registration covers all CE sessions, access to the Exhibit Hall, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, dinner on Saturday, all breaks, social events, and conference proceedings. Advanced registrations are taken at the FAEP office until December 30, 2016. After this date, a late registration fee of $50.00 will be added to all registrations, including on-site registrations.

registration packet. It is your responsibility to document the sessions you attend and the number of hours you receive. (Separate certificates will be issued at the wet labs.)

VETERINARIAN

CE Lectures  All Breaks  Cocktail Reception Saturday Lunch Buffet Saturday Dinner  Sunday Lunch Buffet

*PHOTO COURTESY OF THE MORGANS

to make arrangements by contacting the FAEP office at (800) 992-3862 no later than December 30, 2016.

LEGEND KEY:

S A T U R D AY - J A N U A R Y 2 1

Advanced Registration

SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE

Conference Registration Includes:

CONFERENCE HOST HOTEL HILTON OCALA 3600 SW 36th Ave., Ocala, FL 34474

www.hiltonocala.com Toll Free: (877) 602-4023 Telephone: (352) 854-1400 Fax: (352) 854-4010

■ Special Room Rates End December 30, 2016 ■ Reserve Your Room Today! Call Group Reservations Department, (877) 602-4023 Request FAEP SPECIAL ROOM RATES $119 plus tax per night Single and Double Rooms $129 plus tax per night Triple and Quad Rooms

q  $195.00

DVM StudentRegistration – CurrentlyenrolledinanAVMA-AccreditedVeterinaryCollege.  q  $195.00 School Attending  ____________________________________________________________________________________

$

Spouse/Guest Registration – Spouse registration allows entrance to the Exhibit hall, social events, lunch on Saturday and Sunday and dinner on Saturday. Spouses who wish to attend C.E. sessions must pay full registration fees. Spouse/Guest Name  _____________________________________________________________________  q $125.00

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WET LABS

  Conference Registration Fee

$

(Wet Lab Fees Include Lunch & Transportation to and from Wet Lab Venues)

Comprehensive Equine Dentistry Wet Lab 

q Wet Lab with Conf. Reg. $895 q Wet Lab Only $1095

Comprehensive Equine Ultrasound Wet Lab q Wet Lab with Conf. Reg. $695

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  Friday, January 20, Wet Lab Fee

PAYMENT INFORMATION Make checks payable to the FAEP/FVMA (U.S. Funds drawn on U.S. Banks)

q Wet Lab Only $895

Total Registration Fee

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GENERAL INFORMATION Name badges are required and will be checked at all conference functions. You must be a registered conference attendee to receive a badge. An attendee traveling with a spouse/guest who does not want to attend the CE sessions, may purchase a spouse/guest badge that allows the spouse/ guest to attend all other conference food and social events for a cost of $125. That cost also covers lunch on Saturday, Sunday and dinner on Saturday.

Confirmation

On-Site Registration

A confirmation of your registration will be mailed to your from the FAEP. Please contact us if any information in the confirmation is incorrect for timely correction of the error.

On-site registration will be available at the Hilton Ocala at the FAEP Registration Desk.

Cancellation Policy Cancellation deadline for a full refund of registration fees minus a $50 administrative charge is December 30, 2016. Cancellations should be submitted to the FAEP in writing and acknowledged by the above date to be eligible for a refund. Cancellations after December 30, 2016, and no-shows are not refundable.

Americans With Disabilities Act Persons with disabilities who plan on attending the FAEP Conference and need auxiliary aids or services are requested

Name Badges

REGISTRATION HOURS Saturday, Jan. 21 Sunday, Jan. 22

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Continuing Education Hours Offering 42 hours of cutting-edge equineexclusive continuing education presented by 15 distinguished speakers. Each 50-minute lecture is equal to one continuing education credit. Attendees may earn up to 26 credit hours.

Exhibit Hall The Exhibit Hall at the 54 Annual Ocala Equine Conference & Equine Foot Symposium will provide exhibitors and attendees with a dynamic networking showcase. It will be a hub of activity; providing a valuable opportunity to make contacts and to interact with industry representatives and other members of the equine veterinary medical care team. th

EXHIBIT HALL HOURS Saturday, Jan. 21 Sunday, Jan. 22

9:40 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m. – 3:50 p.m.

For your convenience in recording your CE hours, one certificate will be included in your

HOST HOTEL & TRANSPORTATION Hotel Reservations A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Ocala located at 3600 SW 36th Ave., Ocala, FL 34474. The special room rates are $119.00, Single and Double and $129.00, Triple and Quad; plus applicable taxes. Special extended stay arrangements have been made for the group rate to be available to attendees from January 19-27 subject to availability. To reserve your room today, call the Group Reservations Department at Hilton Ocala at (877) 602-4023. When making

your reservations, be sure to request the FAEP special room rates. The room block ends on December 30, 2016, so be sure to reserve your room to guarantee your stay at the Conference Host Hotel.

Air Transportation There are two nearby airport destinations for the FAEP’s 54th Annual Ocala Equine Conference & Equine Foot Symposium. One is the Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) in Gainesville, Florida, located only 43 miles from the Hilton Ocala. The other is Orlando

8:00 a.m. 8:50 a.m.

International Airport (MCO) in Orlando, Florida, located 85 miles from the Hilton Ocala.

Airport/Ocala Shuttle Service A special FAEP group rate will be arranged with Shuttleliner of Ocala for those flying into the Orlando International Airport traveling to the Ocala Equine Conference. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR GUARANTEED SERVICE. Please call (352) 2379900 or visit www.shuttleliner.com to book your discounted conference transportation.

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8:50 a.m. 9:40 a.m.

The Changing Face of Equine Dentistry Jack Easley

T E C H

Morgan & Morgan

11:00 a.m. 11:50 a.m.

2:30 p.m. 3:20 p.m.

Navigating Farriery in a Veterinary Treatment Protocol: Discussion and Q&A

Allen

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Pruritus: Causes and Control Strategies White

Dryden

Diagnostic Procedures in Dermatology

Dryden

Veterinary/Farrier Case Studies I T E C H

Treatment and Shoeing Strategies for Addressing Navicular Syndrome

White

Dryden

T E C H

Allen, Dryden, J. Morgan, D. Morgan

4:40 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

Clinical Cases in Equine Reproduction - Placentas, Stallions and Foals McCue

T E C H

Morgan & Morgan

T E C H

T E C H

Mallicote

Principles of Infection Control

Allen, Dryden, J. Morgan, D. Morgan

Traub-Dargatz

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T E C H

2:30 p.m. 3:20 p.m. T E C H

Allen, Dryden, J. Morgan, D. Morgan

Marketing Equine Infection Control Management T E C H

Traub-Dargatz

3:50 p.m. 4:40 p.m. T E C H

Allen, Dryden, Morgan, D. Morgan

CONFERENCE EXHIBIT HALL

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: 7:50 PM - 8:40 PM

Pathology Focused Conversations Between Veterinarians and Farriers: A Continuum of Interaction T E C H

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PERSONAL INFORMATION One registration per form. Please duplicate this form for additional registrants.

Pre-Registration Ends

EXHIBIT HALL HOURS

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Be sure to stop by and visit more than 50 exhibitors displaying the very latest in equine-exclusive products and services.

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 Cocktail Reception  Sunday Lunch Buffet

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CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

DINNER - 6:30 P.M. -8:00 P.M. 

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1:35 p.m. 2:25 p.m.

Veterinary/Farrier Case Studies IV

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Cocktail Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Morgan & Morgan

Anhidrosis: Review and Updates

Veterinary/Farrier Case Studies III

Functional Farriery in Veterinary Treatment Protocols Part II Morgan & Morgan

T E C H

11:00 a.m. 11:50 a.m.

3:20 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. - Bingo Raffle & Drawing - Must Be Present to Win!

Functional Farriery in Veterinary Treatment Protocols Part I T E C H

McCue

Mallicote

Veterinary/Farrier Case Studies II

3:20 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.  Break - Visit the Exhibit Hall 

Clinical Cases in Equine Reproduction - Problem Mares

T E C H

Equine Endocrinology: Diagnostic Review and Case Discussion

10:10 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

11:50 a.m. - 1:35 p.m. - Complimentary Lunch

Managing Critical and Complicated Laminitis Cases T E C H

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Managing Foot Infections

Hindlimb Lameness in the Athletic Horse: The Proximal Suspensory Ligament Allen

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REGISTRATION FORM A Proud Tradition of Quality Equine Practitioner Education

Spouse/Guest Registration Includes:

9:40 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. - Break - Visit the Exhibit Hall

Forelimb Lameness in the Athletic Horse: The Collateral Ligaments of the Coffin Joint

T E C H

3:50 p.m. 4:40 p.m.

*Medial Assymetrical Shoe

T E C H

11:50 a.m. - 1:35 p.m.  Lunch

1:35 p.m. 2:25 p.m.

*Assymetrical Toe Shoe

*Onion Heel Shoe

9:40 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.  Break - Visit the Exhibit Hall 

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All Lectures held at the Hilton Ocala

General Assembly - 8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Navigating Farriery in a Veterinary Treatment Protocol

Every Practitioner Can Take Good Dental Radiographs Jack Easley

VET TECH

Packet Pick-up and Registration Desk Opens at 7:00 a.m.

Packet Pick-up and Registration Desk Opens at 7:00 a.m.

Proceedings One complimentary DVD copy with a link to the 54th Annual Ocala Equine Conference & Equine Foot Symposium proceedings will be provided to each registered attendee. Additional copies may be purchased at the FAEP registration desk. The proceedings will be available on the web to registered conference attendees one week prior to, and during the conference. The FAEP will send email notification to registered attendees when proceedings are available.

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The FAEP strongly recommends that you register in advance for the 54th Annual Ocala Equine Conference & Equine Foot Symposium. Registration is required for all aspects of the meeting. Your registration covers all CE sessions, access to the Exhibit Hall, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, dinner on Saturday, all breaks, social events, and conference proceedings. Advanced registrations are taken at the FAEP office until December 30, 2016. After this date, a late registration fee of $50.00 will be added to all registrations, including on-site registrations.

registration packet. It is your responsibility to document the sessions you attend and the number of hours you receive. (Separate certificates will be issued at the wet labs.)

VETERINARIAN

CE Lectures  All Breaks  Cocktail Reception Saturday Lunch Buffet Saturday Dinner  Sunday Lunch Buffet

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CONFERENCE HOST HOTEL HILTON OCALA 3600 SW 36th Ave., Ocala, FL 34474

www.hiltonocala.com Toll Free: (877) 602-4023 Telephone: (352) 854-1400 Fax: (352) 854-4010

■ Special Room Rates End December 30, 2016 ■ Reserve Your Room Today! Call Group Reservations Department, (877) 602-4023 Request FAEP SPECIAL ROOM RATES $119 plus tax per night Single and Double Rooms $129 plus tax per night Triple and Quad Rooms

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Screwworm in Florida – An Infestation After Thirty Years Until a few months ago, screwworm had not been seen in the United States for a long time. On October 3, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) shared information that the potentially deadly larvae was found in Key deer on Big Pine Key, Florida. Big Pine Key is a 9 square mile island in the Florida Keys, with a population of 5,032 residents, and is a part of Monroe County. The information was circulated in Florida via a notice from Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam, when he declared an agricultural state of emergency in Monroe County on October 3. The USDA’s Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) laboratory in Ames, Iowa first confirmed a local infestation of New World Screwworm in Key deer which were in a wildlife refuge on Big Pine Key. This was the first local screwworm infestation in the United States in more than 30 years. A release from Commissioner Putnam’s office called the infestation “potentially devastating” and “a grave threat to wildlife, livestock and domestic pets in Florida.” The release also said that although rare, it can infect humans, and that the Commissioner’s office was preparing to partner with federal, state and local-level agencies to eradicate the screwworm from the state and protect residents, animals and wildlife. It has been reported that up to two months prior to the screwworm state of emergency being declared in Florida, other Key deer and some pets in the local area had exhibited signs of screwworm, but no testing was carried out in those cases. Up to the present, some 7 confirmed cases have been reported by the USDA, including a pig and two cats on Big Pine Key, and a dog on No Name Key. One Key deer was isolated on No Name Key, and one on Munson Island. The other was a deer on Big Pine Key. No human or livestock cases have been reported.

How Screwworm Infects

The New World Screwworm are larvae. The adult screwworm fly is the size of a housefly, or slightly larger. It mates once in a lifetime and lays eggs on or near an open wound or the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose or ears of an animal. Eggs that hatch into larvae then feed on the animal’s tissue for five to seven days when they mature and tunnel into the ground to emerge later as adult flies that continue the screwworm cycle. Screwworm feeding on the living tissue of animals that go untreated can be fatal, and that’s where the danger of infestation resides. When detected early, animals can be treated and fully recover. New World screwworm has not been widely present in the United States, but can be found in most countries in South America, and five in the Caribbean.

Signs of Screwworm

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Screwworm Larva. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Heather Walden)

with larvae, including those caused by ticks, and in the case of deer, even when shedding an antler velvet. Newborn mammals can also become infested through the navel. An obvious sign of screwworm infestation is a change in the appearance of a wound, which would gradually grow bigger and deeper as the maggots feed. The literature says that even if the wound looks small on the skin, there could be extensive infection beneath. Livestock that is infected show signs of discomfort and may not eat well and produce less milk. They usually would seek shady or secluded areas away from the rest of the flock. If left untreated for seven to fourteen days, an infected animal may die. When human become infected with screwworm, which is a rare occurrence, the wound site itches and causes discomfort.

Florida’s Response

Animal health and wildlife officials at the state and federal levels are working jointly to address the screwworm infestation in Monroe County. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), and other partners are implementing aggressive control and surveillance measures to eradicate the screwworm. The University of Florida is responding to the screwworm infestation by lending their expertise and resources to the fight to stop the infestation. Experts with the University’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and College of Veterinary Medicine (UF CVM) are assisting in educating ranchers, property owners and residents about the pest, and in the eradication efforts. Eradication efforts include fly trapping to determine the extent of the infestation, release of sterile flies to eliminate the screwworm fly population, and disease surveillance to look for additional cases in animals.


An initial goal to keep infestation from spreading to new areas, entailed setting up an Animal Check Zone which extends south from mile marker 91. Animals traveling north from the area must be health checked at an interdiction station located at mile marker 106. In addition to the check zone, residents who have warmblooded animals (pets, livestock, etc.) should watch their animals carefully and report any potential cases to 1-800-HELP-FLA (1-800-435-7352); or non-Florida residents should call (850) 410-3800. Visitors to the area should ensure any pets that are with them are also checked, in order to prevent the spread of this infestation. Resources veterinarians can use to assist clients and personnel in understanding more about the New World Screwworm infestation in Florida may be accessed from the following: • FDACS/USDA screwworm public information poster: http://www.freshfromflorida.com/content/download/72468/ 1913696/screwworm_poster.pdf • FreshFromFlorida.com to find out more information about the Screwworm and sign up for the daily update. The site even has an area where residents can submit photos if they suspect their animals might be infested with screwworm.

One Month In – Update dated November 2, 2016 New Findings of Screwworm

 USDA, National Veterinary Services Laboratories, in Ames Iowa has confirmed six cases of screwworm since infestation was first detected.  Positive sample #1 collected from a Key deer on Big Pine Key 9/29/16. Confirmed 9/30/16.  Positive sample #2 collected from dog on No Name Key 9/19/16. Confirmed 10/6/16.  Positive sample #3 collected from a pig euthanized on Big Pine Key 10/12/16.  Positive sample #4 collected from a cat on Big Pine Key, Confirmed on 10/19/16.  Positive sample #5 collected from a cat on Big Pine Key, Confirmed on 10/25/16.  Positive sample #6 collected from a Key deer on No Name Key, Confirmed on 10/25/16.  Positive sample #7 collected from a Key deer on Munson Island, Confirmed on 10/27/16.  While early detection is treatable in domestic pets, wildlife can pose unique challenges. For more information regarding the Key deer, please call (305) 470-6863, option 7.

Eradication Program Report

 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services has been working with wildlife veterinarians to evaluate and select treatments to prevent healthy Key deer from becoming infested by screwworm, and to treat deer in the early stages of infestation. Deer are being marked with non-toxic paint to identify those who have been treated and treatments will continue until screwworm infestations have subsided. For more information, please call (305) 470-6863, option 7.  The release of sterile flies includes the following Keys: Big WWW.FVMA.ORG |

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Pine Key, Big Torch Key, City of Marathon, Middle Torch Key, Little Torch Key, Cudjoe Key, Ramrod Key, No Name Key, Little Pine Key, Sugarloaf Key and Summerland Key - 87 total sterile fly releases have been completed throughout these Keys.  FDACS established an animal health check point at mile marker 106. Travelers moving north with pets, small animals or livestock must stop to get a free check for signs of screwworm. Early detection is key, and this disease can be treated.  To date, 2,851 animals have been checked at the health check point - 2,614 dogs, 103 chickens, 100 cats, 10 horses, 17 birds (Parrots), 2 rabbits, 1 ape, 2 raccoons, 1 snake, and 1 rodent have had health checks completed at the check point with no signs of screwworm.  In partnership with USDA, FDACS is working on enhanced surveillance in order to determine the spread of the New World Screwworm pest.

Trade Restrictions

 Georgia:  No permit is required.  All animals leaving the Screwworm Quarantined Area in the Florida Keys and traveling to Georgia will be required to: • Obtain a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI or Health Certificate) • Provide the following veterinary statement on the CVI: “The animals listed on this Certificate of Veterinary Inspection have been examined by me and found to be free of Screwworm”  For more information, please visit the Georgia Department of Agriculture website at: http://agr.georgia.gov/ animal-health.aspx  Utah:  Requires additional regulations, an additional statement for OCVI and additional inspections performed on all animals entering Utah from Florida.  For more information, see: http://ag.utah.gov/home/ news/631-new-world-screwworm-travel-restrictions.html  Following is a list of countries with import restrictions on any country where Screwworm is present. These restrictions were in place prior to Screwworm infestation in the United States.  Cattle - Guatemala  Breeding Cattle - Lebanon and Nicaragua  Dairy Cattle – Jordan  Sheep/Goats – Cuba  Horses - New Zealand-Horses may not originate from or move through a control area for screwworm within 21 days prior to export.  Horses - Australia-The United States must have been officially free of screwworm for 12 months prior to export.  Horses - Hong Kong requires a “vector protected stable” or treatment with repellent/insecticide- This restriction does not preclude USDA from endorsing any export veterinary health certificate for temporary horses from the United States.  USDA is already reaching out to the countries on this list that the United States trades with to communicate that the infestation is small, and we have implemented an aggressive eradication program. With this outreach, USDA is seeking waivers to allow trade to continue.

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PRACTICE GOT A QUESTION? THE FVMA CAN HELP.

One of the benefits of membership in the FVMA is our Helpline, (800) 992-3862, available to members daily, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Our Helpline also provides insight to the FVMA staff, of the challenges and concerns of our members. In this feature we will highlight topics from the questions we received in preceding weeks, in an effort to keep our members up-to-date on current concerns as well as regulatory and legislative changes.

QUESTION:

I am a large animal veterinarian, and recently, I purchased the "blue sky" portion of another large animal veterinarian’s mobile practice. Can his client list and records be included in the intangible assets? Clients obviously would have their right to choose whether or not to transfer their accounts to my practice. The seller has suggested having a company extract the information and records from his software program and install this information into our software program. Is this legal? Who will then be responsible for transferring records to another clinic should they chose not to use us? Bottom line, can we legally acquire medical records through a purchase without the consent of clients? A: The best way to do this is if the selling veterinarian is retiring or leaving the area. In that case, the selling vet can send a letter to all his/her clients notifying them that he/she is retiring/leaving the area; that the practice has been sold to Dr. so and so, and that the records will be available and maintained by Dr. so and so. That is a variation on the rule below. 61G18-18.0015 Medical Records; Relocating or Terminating Practice; Retention and Disposition. (1) Every veterinarian or entity licensed pursuant to Chapter 474, Florida Statutes, who terminates practice or relocates practice and is no longer available to patients or clients, shall retain medical records pertaining to patients for at least a period of 3 years after the date of last entry. (2) No later than one month after the veterinarian or entity terminates practice or relocates practice and is no longer available to patients or clients, the veterinarian or entity shall cause to be published in the newspaper of greatest general circulation in the county where the veterinarian or entity resided or practiced, a notice indicating to the owners of the patients of said veterinarian or entity that the medical records are available to the owners of the patients or their duly constituted representative from a specific person at a specific location. There is no legal way for one veterinarian to provide what is otherwise confidential information to another veterinarian without the client’s consent. An exception is when one vet consults with another vet, or transfers records to a subsequent treating vet. In that case, the

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client’s formal authorization is not required because it is assumed. If the selling/relocating vet transfers the records under the rule, then the second vet becomes the custodian. The second vet can then send letters to the clients stating that he/she has the records, that he/she will be available to provide services or transfer copies to the vet of the client’s choice.

QUESTION:

A member has a client with Alzheimer’s whose pet needs treatment. The client has a caregiver to whom the vet has been told to present questions to, and who is in charge of scheduling regarding the pet. The client’s son, who is out of state, has power of attorney, and the client’s finances are managed by a group. Please advise on who the clinic should receive consent from regarding treatment, whether in normal circumstances or in an emergency situation, and whether the clinic needs any specific documentation from that person regarding treatment of the pet, and who should be addressed on issues re: cost and payment? A: I would reach out to the son, with a copy to the caregiver, and get the son to authorize a specific procedure and any future emergency procedures. The definition of emergency procedure is any procedure that is necessary to address any sudden injury or illness that may cause death or significant suffering to the animal if untreated. The emergency procedure shall be no greater than what is sufficient to treat or stabilize the animal, pending further authorization.

QUESTION:

Who does a pet owner contact, if they have followed the steps in the pet lemon law concerning contacting the dealer who sold them the pet, and the dealer refuses to uphold their portion of the law? A: If the pet owner and a dealer are unable to reach agreement after the pet owner has followed the steps prescribed in the pet lemon law, the buyer has the following available recourses: 1. Initiate court action to recover or obtain reimbursement of veterinary expenses, refund or


exchange. 2. File a complaint for violation of Florida Chapter 828.29 with law enforcement. 3. File a complaint with the Department of Agriculture Consumer Services Division of Consumer Services. Instructions can be accessed by calling 1 (800) 435-7352 or online at www.800helpfla.com.

QUESTION:

The current owner on record of a patient was Baker Acted (Ex-parte). The mom who was formerly listed on the account as an owner, wishes to avoid any issue with her daughter visiting the hospital and requesting the dog. This past week, the daughter visited a few times when the patient was boarding and wanted to see the pet. The mother requested that she be allowed to visit the pet but not to be allowed to take the pet home. What is our legal position, given that we have paperwork showing Ex-parte action taken by mother and acted on by Law Enforcement, and we have reason to believe the patient may not be safe with daughter based on behavior and past history? And can we switch the name on the account without getting the daughter's (current listed owner) signature? What steps do we need to take for us to be able to legally change the name? A: Because most animals do not have formal paperwork to demonstrate title, the ownership is presumed under the circumstances. A person that shows up with the pet is presumed to be the owner and the vet is not required to inquire further. Even if a person shows up with a pet that is subsequently wanded and a microchip shows someone else registered, the vet is still entitled to presume the person with custody of the animal and willing to pay for care, to be the rightful owner. Under the stated circumstances, the vet can assume that the mother (who now has custody and is willing to pay for care) to be the owner and can change the record accordingly. This is an opinion, and cannot guarantee that the daughter may not sue. The hospital may also wish to assess the risk management considerations in continuing to have a veterinarian-client-patient relationship under the circumstances described.

QUESTION:

How can I dispose of old X-ray films? A: X-rays contain residual levels of silver after developing,

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and is a source of hazardous waste. Before disposing of these negatives, contact a film recycling contractor for reclamation of the residual silver and the film. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) maintains a list of companies identified as providing reclamation, recovery and recycling services which we reproduce below. By providing this list, the FDEP does not imply that the companies are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and users of the list are responsible for assuring that products, equipment or services comply with the requirements of local, state and federal law. A more complete list of silver and waste film recyclers, including companies in other regions of the United States, can be obtained by calling FDEP at (850) 245-8723.

Action Metals & Refining East-West Industrial Park Blvd. #3 West Highway 50 Clermont, FL 32711 Phone: (407) 877-2004 Intervent Recycling 4045 U.S. Hwy 301 North P.O. Box 2177 Dade City, FL 33526-2177 Phone: (800) 621-6102

Chemical Pollution Control 3428 SW 15th Street Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Phone: (954) 480-9999 Photographic Waste Control 1943 High Street Longwood, FL 32750 Phone: (407) 328-9651

FDEP District Offices and the Tallahassee office offer technical assistance, fact sheets and other publications on hazardous waste regulations. A good contact in the Department of Environmental Protection is Glen Perrigan, (850) 245-8749; email: glen.perrigan@dep.state.fl.us. FDEP Information Line Phone: (800) 741-4DEP Fax: (850) 245-8810 Bureau of Solid and Hazardous Waste Phone: (850) 245-8707

END NOTE: The ultimate responsibility in the practice of veterinary medicine lies with the licensed veterinarian. Professional discretion must always be exercised.

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FIV VACCINE – IS THERE AN ISSUE?

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or fifteen years, administering FIV vaccine to cats to pro‑ tect them against feline immunodeficiency syndrome has been a commonly accepted protocol in veterinary practice in Florida, but the FVMA recently received queries about new guidelines that members may not be aware of. FVMA investigation into the matter turned up the 2013 report from the Association of American Feline Practitioners, (AAFP) endorsed by the International Society of Feline Medicine and published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, which recommends that FIV vaccine be treated differently than it had been. The 2013 AAFP Feline Vaccination Advisory Panel Report is the most recent guidelines developed by the Feline Vaccination Advi‑ sory Panel of the AAFP, to provide practical recommendations to

help clinicians select appropriate vaccination schedules for feline patients based on risk assessment. The recommendations rely on published data as much as possible, as well as consensus of a mul‑ tidisciplinary panel of experts in immunology, infectious disease, internal medicine and clinical practice. The AAFP Advisory Panel categorizes feline vaccines into core vaccines and non-core vaccines, and the 2013 Report has revised which vaccines are considered core and non-core. It downplays the FIV Vaccine. Core vaccines are those that are recommended for all cats. Non-core vaccines are those that should be administered to cats in specific risk categories on the basis of an individual risk/ben‑ efit assessment. The FIV vaccine falls in the non-core vaccines category of the AAFP guidelines.

Taken from the 2013 AAFP Feline Vaccination Advisory Panel Report.

The full report of the AAFP Feline Advisory Panel Report may be downloaded from the internet at: http://jfm.sagepub.com/content/15/9/785.full.pdf+html In a Disease Information Fact Sheet accompanying the 2013 AAFP report, the advisory panel recommends the FIV vaccine for cats that are at high risk of exposure. **The advisory panel advises that vaccination against FIV is considered non-core but could be recommended for cats at high risk of exposure, such as outdoor cats or cats living with FIVinfected cats. One expert panel recommends against use of the vaccine until further evaluation of vaccine efficacy against field strains is performed and test interference is resolved. When FIV vaccination is appropriate, a three-dose primary series is administered, with the first dose given as early as 8 weeks of 26  |  FVMA ADVOCATE

age. Annual revaccination is recommended subsequent to the initial series if the risk of infection continues.** The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine (UF CVM) has adopted the guidelines of the AAFP, and the FIV vaccine is not currently in UF’s suggested vaccine protocol Michael Schaer, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC, Emeritus Professor of UF CVM told the FVMA the FIV vaccine never took off in some sectors because of concern about strain variations of the virus that the vaccine did not target. Meanwhile, Julie Levy, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, of Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the college, confirms to us that UF follows the AAFP vaccination guidelines. Dr. Levy, herself a member of the advisory panel which formulated the 2013 guidelines, told the FVMA she thought that the manufacturing company, Boehringer


vaccine mainly due to cost, as not enough of the vaccine was selling, and to continue to manufacture it would result in significant losses.

Background

Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., would discontinue the distribution of the FIV vaccine in the US, which will pretty soon make it a non-issue. When reached for clarification, Boehringer’s Florida Regional Manager, Sean Rogers, said the company sent a letter earlier this year its customers that the company planned on discontinuing the product. Boehringer made the decision to discontinue their FIV

The vaccine for FIV became commercially available after it was developed in the early 2000’s. It has been found to induce antibodies as well as cell-mediated responses. Studies of the currently available vaccine conducted by the inventor or manufacturer have demonstrated efficacy when vaccinated cats were challenged with subtypes A and B. One independent study showed that the vaccine was not able to protect cats when they were challenged by a subtype A field strain from the United Kingdom. The AAFP informs that while it offers some protection to some cats at high risk, its use remains controversial and it is listed as noncore or not recommended by the major vaccine advisory groups. Another very important concern is that current screening testing methods cannot reliably distinguish naturally infected from vaccinated cats.

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care. The doctors and staff enjoy a friendly environment . We provide after hours emergency care at our Dr. Phillips office as well as weekend hours at both clinics. A typical work week will be around 40 hours. Salary: Starting at $75,000 based on experience + bonus sharing Qualifications included: • A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. • Preferably 3-5 years of experience as a practicing veterinarian. • Excellent verbal and written communication skill. • Demonstrates professional and courteous presentation with colleagues and clients Job Type: Full-time; Required education: Doctorate Required license or certification: Florida Veterinary License Contact via email bilal_qasim1@yahoo.com (Exp. Issue 5/16; ID #3877) TYVY PET IS LOOKING FOR A VET! Are you interested in moving your practice? Or, having a satellite location? We may be the place for you. Our benefits include: turn key vet facility, 12,000 sq. ft. stateof-the-art building with a 2,000 sq. ft. fully equipped vet center, daycare and boarding dogs and cats, high traffic area, large clientele. Interested? Visit or call us! 4752 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. Tampa, FL 33614 or 248-884-3014. (Exp. Issue 5/16; ID #35345) VETS HEART PETS IS HIRING ASSOCIATE VETERINARIANS to join our small family of 3 hospitals in the Austin area! Our hospitals are clean, modern and progressive. If you would like to work for a practice that has a great reputation in the community, is dedicated to client education, and quality, low-stress medicine, a Vets Heart Pets hospital may be the place for you. Our compassionate doctors, friendly team, and supportive management lend to our growth and great reputation with clients in the Austin area. We offer competitive pro-sal, health insurance, 401K, paid time off without commission deficits, CE, reimbursements for licenses, dues, prof. liab ins., and more. Email: info@southparkaustin.com Vets Heart Pets is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (Exp. Issue 5/16; ID #35296)

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Orange County. Price Reduced! 2 doctor, small animal practice. $1.3M+ gross in 2015. No Emergencies. $355K+ personal income. (FL17O)

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Jacksonville. Solo doctor pr actice, well equipped leased facility on Monument Road. 4.5 day work week. Personal income of $168K. (FL42J)

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Sarasota County. 4000+SF facility on approximately 1 acre cor ner lot near up and coming new neighborhood. 2 doctor, small animal practice. $1.1M+ gross. No Emergencies. (FL22E)

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Orange Park Bedroom Community. Motivated seller ! Solo doctor, small animal practice located on Highway 17. Personal income to new owner Get a personal touch with your practice sale. projected at $178K. (FL12G)

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