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2017 AAFV Conference
SUNDAY LABS!
PLEASE NOTE: THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR LABS IS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

We still have room in our pre-conference Sunday labs, including Introduction to Sharks. If you work with Elasmobranchs or just want to learn more about these incredible animals, this is a lab you should sign up for! Anatomy, physiology and clinical procedures will be reviewed with a variety of species. In addition to a fascinating lecture and dissection, lab participants will have an opportunity to review surgical approaches using cadaver specimens.

Fish Handling, Clinical Procedures and Sedation on Sunday morning will use live fish to teach capture, sedation, handling and common diagnostic procedures unique to fish practice.

 

PRICING: Fish Handling (8-noon) $300 current AAFV members, $375 non AAFV members; Intro to Shark Medicine (1:30-4:30) $350 current AAFV members, $475 non AAFV members. Both labs together are $600 AAFV members, $650 non AAFV members. Veterinary students, if you are interested in these labs - contact us. Even if you have signed up for the conference through one of the other organizations, you can still sign up for 1 or both of our labs.

 

OUR INSTRUCTORS ARE:

Fish Handling Lab
Dr. Mike Corcoran is an associate veterinarian at the New England Aquarium. He is a specialist in Reptile and Amphibian Practice and a Certified Aquatic Veterinarian.

Shark Lab
Dr. Elsburgh “Tres” Octavius Clarke III is the Sr. Staff Veterinarian at SeaWorld San Diego. He has worked at the Virginia Beach Aquarium and Marine Science Center, and the Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans, Louisiana. He specializes in sharks and reptiles.

Dr. Freeland Dunker started his career at Riverbanks Zoo in South Carolina, spent 20 years at the San Francisco Zoo, and in 2008 moved to the Steinhart Aquarium at the California Academy of Science. Included in the many animals at the aquarium, he works with octopus, squid, cuttlefish, nautilus, sharks, rays, coral starfish, crabs, sea anemones and insects.

 

2017 AAFV Joint Conference
with AAZV, AEMV, ARAV & NAG

September 24 & 25, 2017

Join us for the American Association of Fish Veterinarians Annual Conference,
taking place September 24 & 25, 2017 in Dallas, Texas.

Conference Hotel
The Embassy Suites Hotel Dallas-Frisco & Conference Center
7600 John Q. Hammons Drive, Frisco, Texas, 75034, USA

 More information is located on our 2017 AAFV Conference tab (see above)

 

Just Approved by RACE -
2017 AAFV Conference Webcast!
"This program 1183-30898 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 8.50 CE Credits (8.50 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 8.50 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (8.50 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of:
Category One: Scientific
Category Three: Non-Scientific-Practice Management/Professional Development using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements. RACE does not "accredit" or "endorse" or "certify" any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program."
 
2017 AAFV Sunday Labs and Monday presentations now RACE approved!
"This program 1183-30702 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 13.50 CE Credits (13.50 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 7.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (7.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of:
Category One: Scientific
Category Three: Non-Scientific-Practice Management/Professional Development using the delivery method of Seminar/LectureLab/Wet Lab. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements. RACE does not "accredit" or "endorse" or "certify" any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program."
 

Please note that the only presentation not RACE approved is the Case Report on Goldfish Eye Surgery as it is only 20 minutes in length.

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AVMA applauds bill that would increase access to vet care in rural areas

WASHINGTON — The AVMA welcomes the introduction of S. 487, the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act (VMLRPEA), by Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.). This bill will increase funding available for grants through the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP), which implements loan forgiveness for veterinarians who commit to serving in federally designated veterinary shortage areas. Representatives Adrian Smith (R-Neb.) and Ron Kind (D-Wis.) introduced companion legislation, H.R. 1268, in the U.S. House of Representatives. Rest of article

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Radiographs courtesy of Dr. Shane Boylan, South Carolina Aquarium

 

 


Loan, Grant and Research Programs

 Request for Applications: New Animal Drug Research

Grants to support the development of new animal drugs intended for minor species or minor uses in major species. Funding Opportunity Announcement #RFA-FD-15-004.

Final Application Date: January 12, 2018

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Rqst for Applications HHS National Institutes of Health and USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture: Dual Purpose Agricultural Farm Animal/Human Health Research Grant Funding

More information Deadline Aug 28, 2017/2018

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Connecocutt Dept of Ag - Bureau of Aquaculture
Fish Pathologist

For more info: Email to DAS.HR.SMART@ct.gov Subject line MUST include: Pathologist 011376 and your last name
Deadline: Sept 15, 2017

PetSmart, Inc. Veterinarian
Job Description
Deadline: Open

Louisana State University
Postdoctorial Researcher
More Info

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UPCOMING EVENTS, WEBINARS & CONFERENCES

AAFV Joint Conference with AAZVA/RAV/AEMV
September 24 & 25, 2017
Dallas, TX

Conference schedule, registration and hotel information will be posted later

2018 AQUATIC MEDICINE SEMINAR
Hosted by Shark Reef Aquarium
March 2-4, 2018
Las Vegas, Nv
More info will be posted later

2018 ISAAH
September 2-6, 2018
Charolettetown, PEI, Canada
More Info