Veterinary technicians and assistants play a critical role in horse health. To recognize their contributions, Boehringer Ingelheim (BI), EquiManagement magazine, and the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians and Assistants (AAEVT) are accepting nominations for the Champions of the Cause Award for the third year. The nomination period will run from April 17, 2017 to July 14, 2017.
“We are happy to be recognizing veterinary technicians and assistants, and acknowledging their role in providing the best care for horses,” says Dr. John Tuttle, Head of Equine Veterinary Professional Services, U.S. Equine Business Unit. “We want to highlight their work in the industry, particularly those who go the extra mile to provide the best health care and a bright future for horses.”
“EquiManagement is thrilled to partner with Boehringer Ingelheim in recognizing and rewarding equine veterinary technicians and assistants as Champions of the Cause,” says Kimberly S. Brown, associate publisher and editor of the magazine. “Boehringer Ingelheim has long been a supporter of equine education, and we love that the company has developed a program for veterinarians to honor top technicians and assistants.”
Veterinary technicians and assistants with two or more years of experience in the equine field can be nominated by a veterinarian. Winners will be chosen based on the following criteria:
- Passion for equine health
- Commitment to furthering their knowledge of equine well-being
- Dedication to continuously improve the equine health industry
Two winners among the nominated veterinary technicians and assistants will be selected as the 2017 Champions of the Cause. The winners will each receive an expense-paid trip to the AAEVT Conference during the 2017 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Annual Convention & Trade Show in San Antonio, Texas, held Nov. 17-21. Winners will also be recognized and honored in the winter issue of EquiManagement, as well as at the annual AAEP and AAEVT conventions. The veterinarians who nominate the two winners will each receive a $1,000 cash prize.
“Veterinary technicians and assistants are often the ones seeing the subtle signs of disease,” says Dr. Tuttle. “We want to reward those veterinary technicians and assistants who are innovative in their thinking regarding equine health through their dedication and furthering their knowledge of equine health.”
Veterinarians are invited to nominate their hardworking technicians and assistants before July 14, 2017. Beginning April 17, candidates can be nominated at http://equimanagement.com/ChampionsoftheCause.
About Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health
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