AEMV Veterinary Technology Client Education Materials Contest

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Lafeber Company is proud to sponsor the Inaugural

Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians

Veterinary Technician/Technologist and Technician Student

Client Education Materials Contest

 

Introduction

Veterinary technologists play a vital role in client education in the veterinary practice. While many clients are quick to consult “Dr. Google,” the veterinary team should be quick to combat misinformation with credible and reliable guidance.

 

Who is eligible?

This contest is open to credentialed veterinary technicians, veterinary technologists, and veterinary nurses all over the world (AHT, CVT, LVT, LVMT, RVT, RVN, or credentialed by their country of origin) as well as students attending an accredited veterinary technician/technologist program (AVMA, CVMA, or other).

 

Client education materials

Submit a two (2) page, English-language educational handout (1500 words or less) about a companion exotic mammal health and wellness topic.

A list of proposed topics is included below:

  • Dental health in rabbits or small mammal herbivores
  • Guinea pig nutrition
  • Chinchilla nutrition
  • Masking phenomenon in exotic pets
  • The importance of laboratory testing in exotic pets
  • Environmental enrichment for exotic companion mammals

Other suitable topics are also welcome for submission. If you are concerned about the suitability of your topic, please contact info@aemv.org.

 

References: Submissions should include suitable references from the primary literature. These references will not be included in the total word count.

 

Media: Relevant photographs with illustrative value can be included. If these images contain client-owned animals, the candidate must obtain permission from the pet owner (as required by local privacy laws or facility standards). Diagrams or illustrations must be original content produced by the candidate. Plagiarism will not be tolerated and will result in immediate dismissal from the contest.

 

Judging criteria are as follows:

  • Accuracy of information presented based on current clinical, nutritional, behavioral science
  • Conciseness of information presented in a client-friendly manner
  • Relevance of information to pet owners
  • Quality of references cited
  • Overall presentation of the topic

 

For blinding purposes, please:

  • Avoid including the institution name in the text or illustrations
  • Avoid including author initials within the text
  • Include a title page, separate from the client education material. Include the title of the client education material, names and qualifications of all authors, affiliations and full mailing address including e‐mail addresses, and contact telephone number of the candidate.

 

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

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

1 year of FREE Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians membership

 

Permission and privacy concerns

Winning client educational material will be posted on the members-only sections of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV) website and LafeberVet.

 

Deadline

Submissions to info@aemv.org must be received by midnight EST (New York) on Friday, April 30, 2021.

Entries will be evaluated and graded by members of the AEMV Research/Scientific Committee and winners will be notified May 28, 2021.

 

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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