An official publication of the Association of Avian Veterinarians
Note from the Student Co-chairs
Dear AAV Student Members,
Dr. Grosset and I are very excited about the launch of our new AAV Veterinary Student Forum via Facebook! We think this is a great opportunity for our student members to share with one another--be it cases, or other educational opportunities in the realm of avian medicine. To help facilitate the conversations, we will post several case scenarios each month that are real-world avian cases which we think will be helpful to your future careers in avian medicine. Please consider joining the group and the conversation!
We are also gearing up for ExoticsCon, to be held later this month in St. Louis. It will be a great educational and networking opportunity--we'd love to see you all there!
You are Invited to Join the NEW AAV Veterinary Student Forum on Facebook!
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new AAV Veterinary Student Forum on Facebook! This forum is a closed group open to current AAV and EAAV student members as well as AAV student chapter participants. The group was created as a forum for avian veterinary students to discuss cases, share resources, ask questions, and build relationships with fellow veterinary students interested in avian medicine. Click the link below to join the group today!
Will you be attending ExoticsCon 2019? We would love to meet you! Stop by the AAV booth and introduce yourself or attend the student committee meeting on Monday night to find out how you can get more involved in AAV. Hope to see you there!
**We are very excited about a video project we will be creating during the conference and we will be looking for student involvement! This will be an incredible opportunity for our students so if you are registered for ExoticsCon, watch for a special email invitation with details!**
A significant viral disease of birds of prey during summer and autumn is West Nile Virus. The clinical signs are primarily neurological, weakness, depression, and pinched off feathers. Northern owl species are more susceptible and have acute death and may die of cardiomyopathy. Pictured: A Cooper’s hawk with anisocoria due to west nile virus. Photo provided Claire Louvard, intern, from the Clinique des Oiseaux de Proie, of the CHUV.
Tip submitted by: Elysha Smith, B.Sc., AAV Student Co-chair Ontario Veterinary College, Class of 2020
ZuPreem is proud to show its dedication to veterinary students by providing $5,000 in annual scholarships to second, third and fourth year veterinary students who want to pursue specialization in one of the four exotic animal fields. First place recipient also receives an all expenses paid trip to 2020 ExoticsCon in Denver, CO, August 29 - September 3!
Interested in Applying for an AAV Student Chapter Program Sponsorship?
Selected chapters are eligible for a maximum of $500 per year for funding a chapter’s avian program. This may include, but is not limited to, supplies for an avian hands-on activity, field trips or funding for speakers.
Click the link below for more information on chapter program sponsorship opportunities and instructions on how to apply. The next application deadline is October 1, 2019.
Are you an AAV Student Chapter Participant? Take your experience to the next level by joining AAV as an individual student member. Student membership is just $10 and provides full access to the AAV.org website including the Online Education Portal with over 50 avian medicine video courses, digital access to the AAV Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery archive, AAV Conference Proceedings Archive and Publications Library, ExoticsCon registration discounts and more! Visit the link below for a full list of student member benefits.
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