2021 AEMV Veterinary Technology Contest

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Introduction

Lafeber Company was proud to sponsor the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV) Veterinary Technology Client Education Materials Contest. Credentialed veterinary technicians, veterinary technologists, and veterinary nurses as well as students in this field were encouraged to submit a two (2) page, English-language educational handout (1500 words or less) about a companion exotic mammal health and wellness topic.

Submissions closed April 30, 2021. Seventeen client education handouts were received. The AEMV Technician Committee evaluated this educational material and they were blinded to the identify of each veterinary technologists or student.

 

Winners

1st Place Technologist

Stefanie Kotschwar, BScH, MSc, RVT 

Lynwood Animal Hospital

Nepean, Ontario, Canada

Exotic Companion Animal Enrichment

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1st Place Technician Student

Harley A. Swan 

Veterinary Technology Student

Tidewater Community College

Virginia Beach, Virginia USA

 

Veterinary Assistant

Midway Veterinary Hospital

Chesapeake, Virginia USA

Pigs and Dogs:  A Recipe for Disaster

 

 

 

 

2nd Place Technician

Dylan Farr, Technician Supervisor

Jessica Bedinghaus, CVT

Marathon Veterinary Hospital

Marathon, Florida USA

 

Mask Off! How to Recognize the Masking Phenomenon in Your Exotic Pet

 

2nd Place Technician Student 

Jessica Rosen

Veterinary Technology Student

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, California USA

Nutritional Requirements for Guinea Pigs

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3rd Place Technician
Jovanna Berls, CVA, LVT

ABC Animal & Bird Clinic
Sugar Land, Texas USA
Nutrition:  The Key to Your Chinchilla’s Health

 

 

Prizes

 

1st Place Technician/Technologist
(estimated value $130 USD)
Auscultation of gpig
3M™ Littmann® Classic II Pediatric Stethoscope

Nursing kit (pouch with bandage scissors, hemostat, suture scissors

1 year of FREE Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians membership

1st Place Technician/Technology Student (estimated value $130 USD)

 

3M™ Littmann® Classic II Pediatric Stethoscope

Nursing kit (pouch with bandage scissors, hemostat, suture scissors)

1 year of FREE Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians membership

2nd Place Technician/Technologist
(estimated value $80 USD)
Nursing kit (pouch with bandage scissors, hemostat, suture scissors

Exotic Animal Medicine: A Quick Reference Guide (2nd ed) by Lance Jepson

1 year of FREE Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians membership

2nd Place Technician/Technology Student (estimated value $80 USD) Nursing kit (pouch with bandage scissors, hemostat, suture scissors

Exotic Animal Medicine: A Quick Reference Guide (2nd ed) by Lance Jepson

1 year of FREE Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians membership

3rd Place Technician/Technologist
(estimated value $40 USD)
Nursing kit (pouch with bandage scissors, hemostat, suture scissors

1 year of FREE Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians membership

 

 

Learn more

Interested in learning more about exotic companion mammal medicine? Visit AEMV.org or email info@aemv.org for more information about AEMV Technician Membership, as well as Student Membership and the Student Chapter Program.

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