Lay the groundwork for your eventual transition from veterinary school to professional practice and achievement of your career ambitions by absorbing the wisdom and guidance of successful AAEP members during the annual convention’s robust slate of student offerings.
Extended Student Program
Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc., Shaping the Future of Equine Health.
Saturday, Dec. 3, 8:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Separate registration required at an additional cost of $125 required by Nov. 1. Limited to 100 students.
Refine your skills in essential areas of equine medicine and benefit from the insights of successful practitioners in diverse career paths during the premium portion of Saturday’s Extended Student Program.
8:00-11:15 a.m. and 12:30-3:45 p.m.
Included with separate Student Program registration.
Develop practical, marketable skills with hands-on training in core practice areas. Under the guidance of experts in the field, you will rotate through all four labs and train in the areas of imaging, podiatry, reproduction and business. Each lab session is 90 minutes. Participation is capped at 100 total students, who will be divided into four groups of 25 to ensure optimal training and skills development.
1. Clinical Radiology of the Distal Limb: More Than KVPs and MAs
Learn how to use wireless radiographic equipment to acquire high-quality images of the distal limb. Afterward, you will be given a set of digital films and challenged to interpret them as a veterinarian to a mock client, explaining normal anatomy and radiographic findings in a way that adds style and value to your practice.
2. Podiatry: No Foot, No Horse
Master the basics of hoof care, from trimming to shoeing the normal hoof, before engaging in discussions and demonstrations of various techniques employed to manage pathological hoof conditions.
3. Diagnostic Tools for Stallion Reproductive Evaluation
Develop your ultrasonographic and endoscopic techniques on stallion genitalia. Using stallion specimens, you will practice scrotal ultrasonography and urethral endoscopy using unique modeling systems constructed by lab instructor Dr. Malgorzata Pozor.
4. Business of Practice 101
Discover the non-medical aspects essential to a healthy practice through business-based case studies of common clinical appointments. You will be given case studies of commonly seen cases and act as the veterinarian interacting with mock clients to advance your understanding of what to bill, what to include in a medical record and what it costs to perform a case.
Lunch and Learn
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Included with separate Student Program registration
Learn about different career opportunities in equine practice while enjoying lunch with your fellow students.
Hoof Test Challenge
Open to all students at no additional cost.
Unwind from the stresses of life as a veterinary student at the 4th annual Hoof Test Challenge, an entertaining and lighthearted game show-style contest in which teams of students pit their knowledge of equine medicine and pop culture against each other. Captained by volunteer practitioners, teams will answer trivia questions and compete in “Minute to Win It” and Jeopardy-style challenges. Prizes will be awarded. Following the Hoof Test Challenge, walk together as a group to the Welcome Reception and join DVM members, exhibitors and others at the traditional social kickoff to the annual convention.
Prior to the start of Sunday’s student programming, assemble with other convention attendees for the Opening Session, Keynote and Kester News Hour:
Gather with student and DVM members for the traditional kick off to the annual convention! News affecting equine medicine in 2016 and special recognitions will be spotlighted.
Keynote: Every Choice Has a Consequence: Ethics, Integrity and the Power of Choices in Life and Business
Sponsored by Merck Animal Health. The Science of Healthier Animals.
In his unusually authentic style, acclaimed ethics speaker Chuck Gallagher will draw upon personal stories and poignant life lessons to help you increase ethics awareness to achieve professional and personal success.
Kester New Hour
Acquire highlights from the latest scientific papers within specific areas of equine medicine.
Welcome and Poster Competition
Students were invited to submit a single PowerPoint slide presenting a case of interest. The top three submissions will be presented. Additional posters will be printed by the AAEP and displayed prominently within the student area on Sunday and in the trade show during the remainder of the convention.
Panel: Work-Life Balance
11:50 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Absorb tips and advice from veteran practitioners who have successfully managed their careers while expanding their families.
Back to Basics: The Changing Face of Equine Dental Care
Sponsored by Purina Animal Nutrition, a leader in equine research and nutritional products, “Feed Greatness.”
All students are highly encouraged to attend this general session to acquire the knowledge necessary to perform basic dental care and strengthen your oncoming role as your clients’ healthcare authority. Each of the six presentations contains core concepts for new graduates.
1:30 p.m. How to Improve Your Equine Dentistry Practice by Better Understanding Oral Anatomy
2:00 p.m. How to Perform an Equine Oral Examination
2:30 p.m. How to Digitally Document a Dental Examination
3:00 p.m. How to Diagnose Class 1 Malocclusions in the Horse
3:30 p.m. How to Improve the Diagnostic Quality of Your Dental Radiographs
4:00 p.m. How and When to Extract Wolf Teeth and Persistent Deciduous Premolars