AABP and Beef Cattle Institute
Online CE Opportunities
AABP Diversity – What a Great Gift!!
As I write this letter, I have the distinct pleasure of representing AABP at the AVMA Annual meeting in Denver and later this week will be attending the Bovine Respiratory Disease Symposium 2014 and Academy of Veterinary Consultants Summer Meeting, also in Denver. Last week I had the opportunity to “virtually” attend the 4th International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare held at Iowa State University. I suspect very shortly I will be “meetinged out” and looking forward to football season which is just around the corner – it is time to get my yellow hankie and whistle out of the closet!!!
Back to the AVMA. As I have been attending various House of Delegate functions and meetings and talking with colleagues from all over the United States, one thing that strikes me is the incredible diversity of our veterinary profession. I have always known this, but opportunities like this help to remind me of this diversity. In the first meeting I attended, I sat next to a veterinarian from Ohio who represented the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. We had a great conversation. As I think about it, we as cattle veterinarians are probably closer to being “holistic veterinarians” than we often think. I think the diversity is really what makes our profession really special. You would be hard pressed to find any other medical profession with the diversity of careers that are represented within veterinary medicine.
The American Association of Bovine Practitioners is an international
association of veterinarians serving society as leaders in cattle
health, welfare and productivity.
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.
|Important AABP Deadlines
Vote for Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame
Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame voting. Vote for one beef and one dairy nominee. Read their biographies, select one beef and one dairy veterinarian, and vote. AABP members will be able to vote online (log in at www.aabp.org, go to Quick Links on the right hand side of the Home page).
2013 AABP Annual Conference Pre-registration ends
Pre-registration for the 2013 AABP Annual Conference ends! When you pre-register you can sign up for pre-conference seminars, AABP’s first 5K run, and more! Pre-register at http://aabp.org/meeting/register.asp.
2014 AABP Quiz Bowl Team Registration
Deadline for all 2014 veterinary school Quiz Bowl teams is September 5th. There is a potential for 28 teams to participate. Quiz Bowl team slots are first come, first served. Schools that would like to field a second team will be added to a wait list until September 6th. On September 6th, schools on the wait list will be added to the Quiz Bowl in the order of appearance until the final slots are filled.
AABP Junior Delegates, please contact Dr. Gatz Riddell (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Grant Dewell (email@example.com) to reserve your team’s spot and supply your school’s team information.
Vote for the 2014 Cattle Production Veterinarian
Hall of Fame
member access to online publications and literature searchs (click here)
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
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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