Equine Vet Tech Symposium Planned in January

Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center will host the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians' Mid-Atlantic Regional Symposium, scheduled for Jan. 8 through 11, 2009.

The symposium offers continuing education credits for veterinary technicians who work with horses; participants will earn continuing education credit ranging from 1.5 to 20 credits, depending on program selections.

Lectures given by equine medical center faculty on Friday, Jan. 9, and Sunday, Jan. 11, will cover topics such as equine emergencies, neonate critical care, pain management, cardiology, respiratory disease, and dentistry. All lectures will take place at Lansdowne Resort, a world-class conference center, which is located just eight miles from the equine medical center. Lansdowne is offering a special room rate for those attending the symposium.

Wet labs, which offer hands-on opportunities for participants to learn more about a variety of subjects, will be offered at the center over the course of the day on Saturday, Jan. 10. Wet labs will cover nuclear scintigraphy, digital radiography, ultrasound techniques, hoof care, and diagnostic treadmill examinations.

"This symposium is a tremendous opportunity for equine veterinary technicians to gain valuable knowledge about health care for horses," noted Nathaniel A. White II, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, the Jean Ellen Shehan Professor, and equine medical center director. "The expertise of the specialists on our faculty--along with the scope and quality of our facilities and equipment--will provide attendees with a great educational experience."

Additional information and registration materials are available on the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians Web site.  

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