AABP and Beef Cattle Institute
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Phil Durst, a colleague of mine here in Michigan, recently shared with me a short written piece focused on taking a moment to say thank you to all the people it takes for a cattle operation to be successful. I think this message is just as applicable to us as veterinarians working in the cattle industry. What are we thankful for? As we are in the midst of the holiday season, I thought I would share with you some of my thoughts on this subject.
First and foremost, I am thankful for my family. I am actually writing this message as I traverse across Canada and New York, along with Donna, my wife, and our three kids, Kirsten, Emma and Robbie, to visit family in Massachusetts. Two of our kids are in college, so this trip allows for some quality time along with a little re-bonding (or rather fighting over who gets to ride shotgun). I am thankful for a family that understands the demands that are often put on our time as veterinarians. Whether it is working as practitioner or professor or a technical services veterinarian or a VMO, we are all busy and it takes an understanding family to appreciate the passion we have for our profession. So to all of our families – thanks!
I am thankful for the opportunity to be a veterinarian working in the cattle industry. I cannot think of a more noble cause than to care for the health and welfare of animals whose care is entrusted to us while at the same time helping the cattle industry thrive and most importantly helping to ensure that the products being produced for consumers (our ultimate client) is safe and of the highest quality.
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AABP Continuing Education
In keeping with the AABP Mission Statement "The AABP is an international association of veterinarians organized to enhance the professional lives of its members through relevant continuing education that will improve the well-being of cattle and the economic success of their owners, increase awareness and promote leadership for issues critical to cattle industries, and improve opportunities for careers in bovine medicine." AABP is working to create online CE training modules for members.
Council for Agricultural
Science and Technology
benefits for AABP members
Cephalosporin - Order of Prohibition
Press Release - AABP Condemns Willful Animal Abuse
2012 AABP Member VCPR Survey Results Graphs
2012 AABP Member VCPR Survey Comments
Opinion of the American Association of Bovine Practitioner’s Ad Hoc Committee
on Rural Veterinary Practice
Press Release - Undercover video of willful animal abuse on a Texas calf ranch
Practical Euthanasia of Cattle
- AABP Animal Welfare Committee Guidelines
Changes to the National Veterinary Accreditation program (NVAP).
AABP sends Letter to Editor responding to misinformation in TIME's recent article “America’s Food Crisis and How to Fix It.” Long version with References
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