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Registration information and complete program details are now available online at http://www.conferenceoffice.com/aav. AAV has an amazing program lined up featuring cutting edge avian and exotic mammal information.
- Saturday Pre-Conference Program: Backyard Poultry concurrent with >Foundations in Avian Medicine
- Many New Practical Lab Topics! Veterinarians registering for the full main conference will receive a $50 discount on one available lab of choice.
- Kick-Off Event at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Jaguar Exhibit and other special events.
- >Live Music at President's Reception by fellow AAV members!
Not only is the AAV Conference a great way to get all your CE in one place, it is a fantastic networking opportunity. Visit the conference website for complete details and to register online: http://www.conferenceoffice.com/aav
You may also download a printable version of the information by clicking this link:
Small Exotic Mammal Medicine and Surgery
May 19-24, 2013 | Orlando, Florida
Course Leader - Cheryl Greenacre, DVM, DABVP
Additional Instructors: Daniel Johnson, DVM, DABVP;
Angela Lennox, DVM, DABVP;
Lauren Powers, DVM, DABVP
With a mix of in-depth lectures, case presentations,
discussions and hands-on laboratory experiences, the NAVC
Institute Small Exotic Mammal Medicine & Surgery course
will help you become proficient at common surgeries and
-Neuter and ovariohysterectomy of rabbit
-Cystotomy, gastrotomy, bulla osteotomy and rhinostomy of rabbit
-Corrective trimming, incisor and molar extraction of rabbit
-Delicate tissue handling techniques and use of loupes for magnification sergery
*This course provides 22 CE credit hours (RACE approval pending)
Register online at NAVC.com/Institute
The AAV Board invites nominations at this time for President Elect and Treasurer from among the general active membership. All nominations must be received no later than April 1, 2013. To submit a nomination online, follow this link: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1176052/2013-AAV-BOARD-OF-DIRECTOR-NOMINATION-FORM For a printable (pdf) nomination form, click the following link: http://www.aav.org/pdf/AAVnominationform.pdf
Now through April 1, 2013, AAV is accepting nominations for the Donald W. Zantop Emerging Leader Award. Award recipient will received a plaque recognizing their achievement and free conference registration for the award
year or for any one of the next 2 years.
Follow this link for complete details and submission requirements. http://aav.org/pdf/DonZantopAwardDetails.pdf
The Association of Avian Veterinarians is pleased to announce the annual Student and House Officer (formerly Resident) Manuscript Competitions for the year 2013.
The protocol and awards for each category are identical with the exception that the Resident Manuscript Competition is now open to all House Officers. With this change, veterinary interns may now also submit manuscripts for consideration in this category.
Manuscripts may consist of a case report (new or unusual disease, or new diagnostic or therapeutic modality), retrospective or prospective clinical study, or review article involving any avian species except commercial poultry. Authors must follow guidelines for submission as outlined in the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery.
Criteria for selection of the manuscript for each AAV award shall be based on clinical relevance, scientific validity, contribution to avian medicine, utilization of a multi-discipline approach to problem-solving, and adherence to guideline requirements.
The student and house officer submitting the selected manuscripts will be expected to present their papers at the 2013 AAV Conference and Expo in Jacksonville, FL, USA, August 3-7, 2013. They will each receive complimentary main conference registration, a plaque commemorating the occasion and a check for $500.00 to help defray travel expenses.
Manuscript and photos must be received by May 7, 2013. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If chosen to present at the conference, the authors will be requested to submit abstracts for publication in the Proceedings. The full paper will not be published so that the author may submit their original complete work to the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery.
SEE NEW UPDATE: http://www.zupreem.com/fruitblendvoluntaryrecall
For Immediate Release
September 29, 2012 – ZuPreem®, under parent company Premium Nutritional Products, Inc. is voluntarily recalling the 11/30/13 and the 11/13 expiration date codes of ZuPreem Medium/Large and Large FruitBlend™ With Natural Fruit Flavors maintenance formula bird foods. This voluntary recall is being initiated because two lots may contain calcium levels higher than the recommended level.
The voluntary recall is limited only to 11/30/13 and 11/13 expiration dates.
Consumers are advised to review the backside of packaging for the "Use By" or "Best By" (expiration date) to determine if the product has been affected by this voluntary recall. All ZuPreem channels, including distributors and retailers, have been notified of the voluntary recall. Each partner has been asked to immediately remove these products from store shelves.
The two voluntarily recalled lots are 598405052 and 598405072. The lot and expiration dates by sku, are listed at: http://www.zupreem.com/fruitblendvoluntaryrecall
(SCHAUMBURG, Ill.) September 25, 2012—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has launched a new committee that will help secure the future of the veterinary profession by serving the needs of its youngest professionals.
“Today, veterinarians early in their careers face a daunting environment. Educational debt continues to rise for those veterinary students who report that they have debt,” says Dr. Doug Aspros, president of the AVMA. “Unfortunately, starting salaries for new veterinarians decreased by 3 percent from 2011 to 2012.
“The Early Career Development Committee (ECDC) will engage young veterinarians in open discussions about the challenges they face and will use that input to help develop new AVMA programs that serve their unique needs,” Dr. Aspros adds.
The ECDC will develop new resources, create networking opportunities and actively engage recent veterinary school graduates in an online community to gather feedback on AVMA programs and proposals.
The nine members of the ECDC were selected from a large and extremely qualified pool of nominations. The committee is made up of five recent graduates who are within five years of graduation, two emerging leaders who are within five to 15 years of graduation, a faculty adviser and a representative of the American Society of Veterinary Medical Association Executives (ASVMAE).
The ECDC members are:
*Dr. James Weisman – faculty advisor (Purdue University)
*Dr. Karen Shenoy – emerging leader
*Dr. Mary (Libby) Coleman Todd – emerging leader
*Dr. Kirk Breuninger – recent graduate
*Dr. James Finlay – recent graduate
*Dr. Robin Hansen – recent graduate
*Dr. Will McCauley – recent graduate
*Dr. Doreen Turner – recent graduate
*Charlene Wandzilak – ASVMAE representative (Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association)
Term lengths for committee members will be short, just three years, to keep recent graduates on the committee. However, terms for the inaugural class of ECDC members range between one and three years, so that, in the years to come, the committee will receive several new members every year. The committee will hold its first meeting before the end of the year.
In advance of the ECDC, the AVMA has established the Early Career Online Community to provide a real-time link between the ECDC and a community of young veterinarians. See https://www.avma.org/Members/Community/Pages/early-career-community.aspx
“We want veterinarians early in their careers to utilize this online community and feel comfortable discussing topics that are of interest to them. Our intent is to ensure that this is always a community that is reserved for new veterinarians,” explains Dr. Carrie Javorka, AVMA staff liaison to the ECDC. “This online community provides a safe place for young professionals to network and learn from their peers, and it will also serve as an important sounding board for ECDC members.”