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CE and AAEP teamed up to present two 360-degree educational experiences
The Continuing Education (CE) office at the Texas A&M
University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Science
(CVM) and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)
joined efforts on Tuesday, August 10 through Friday, August 13 to
present two 360-degree continuing education experiences that
featured the topic choice of stallion reproduction or equine
dentistry. The 360-degree experience is a full-circle approach to
examine veterinary topics in every angle.
The AAEP was interested in having the continuing education
efforts at the CVM because of the state of the art facilities and
world renowned faculty available. Also, Dr. Eleanor Green, Carl B.
King Dean of Veterinary Medicine, was the 2008 AAEP president. Dr.
William Moyer, professor and department head of the Large Animal
Clinical Sciences Department, will become the next AAEP president
in December 2010.
The AAEP educational programs committee selected the content for
this conference. Dentistry is a very hot topic in equine practice,
and it provides the opportunity to expand one's own practice.
Updated technology and knowledge in stallion reproduction has
changed the face of the breeding industry due to the artificial
insemination programs and the new reproductive techniques.
Attendees were provided with an in-depth educational experience
emphasizing one-on-one instruction with the opportunity for a
"hands on" experience. Each topic was limited to a small group of
attendees so that every attendee could get the maximum benefit from
the programs. The equine dentistry section was limited to 24
participants. The stallion reproduction was limited to 20
participants. Both sections sold out. Participants came from all
over the country and Canada.
"This was not a small undertaking, however it became apparent
during the whole process that the staff from AAEP and our staff
from the Office of Continuing Education are real professionals as
they have been up to the task to partner on the meeting," explains
Dr. Cleet Griffin, chairperson for the equine dentistry section of
the conference and clinical assistant professor at the CVM. "I
think many of the techniques and principals stressed during the
meeting can be incorporated into the attendees' own clinical
practices starting the day they return to the office. It is
critical for our profession to provide opportunities like this for
veterinarians to obtain high quality education in these specific
The CE office will continue to have conferences throughout the
year including the "Fall 2010: Home Game Continuing Education
Series." For more information on conferences please contact the CE
office at 979-845-9102 or refer to their website at
Angela G. Clendenin
Director, Communications & Public Relations
Ofc - (979) 862-2675
Cell - (979) 739-5718
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