Veterinarians, Nominate Techs/Assistants Now for Champions of the Cause Award

Prascend® (pergolide mesylate), brought to you by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), and EquiManagement magazine proudly announce the second round of nominations for a program to recognize the importance of veterinary technicians and assistants to the well-being of horses: the Champions of the Cause Award.

In cooperation with the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians and Assistants (AAEVT), two winners among the nominated veterinary technicians and assistants will be selected as the 2015 Champions of the Cause. The first winner has been selected and will be announced in mid-July.

“As a vet, I’ve seen how much veterinary technicians and assistants contribute to horse care and health, and the value they bring to both veterinarians and horse owners,” says Dr. John Tuttle, senior associate director for Equine Professional Services for Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. “This award recognizes those who go the extra mile with regard to equine health.”

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 further their knowledge of equine well-being
  • Dedication to shaping the future of equine health

Winners will be recognized and honored in the fall and winter issues of EquiManagement, as well as at the annual American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention and AAEVT Convention.

The two Champions of the Cause Award winners will each receive an expense-paid trip to the AAEVT Conference during the December 2015 AAEP Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Candidates can be nominated at

“Veterinary technicians and assistants are often the ones seeing some of the more subtle signs of disease,” said Dr. Tuttle. “As BIVI continues to pioneer equine health by bringing new products, like PRASCEND, into the marketplace, we want to reward those veterinary technicians and assistants who are also 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 by June 2, 2015.

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., (BIVI) is a leader in the animal health industry with its portfolio of innovative vaccine and pharmaceutical solutions for the prevention and treatment of disease within the swine, cattle, equine and pet markets. BIVI is the U.S. division of the global Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health GmbH. Our U.S. headquarters are located within the KC Animal Health Corridor in St. Joseph, Mo., with other sites in Ames, Fort Dodge and Sioux Center, Iowa. The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, it operates globally with 142 affiliates and more than 47,400 employees. Since it was founded in 1885, the family-owned company has been committed to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing new medications of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine. Social responsibility is a central element of Boehringer Ingelheim’s culture. Involvement in social projects, caring for the employees and their families and providing equal opportunities for all employees form the foundation of the global operations. Mutual cooperation and respect, as well as environmental protection and sustainability are intrinsic factors of all Boehringer Ingelheim’s endeavors. With nearly 3,000 employees worldwide, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health achieved net sales of about $1.46 billion (1.07 billion euros) in 2013. In our research-driven Animal Health business, Boehringer Ingelheim continually invests more than 10% of net sales of the Animal Health business in R&D. For more information, please visit

AIM is an AAEP Media Partner through their brands EQUUS and EquiManagement. The Equine Network provides, creates and distributes relevant content and services to passionate horse enthusiasts while connecting them to each other and the marketplace. The Equine Network is the publisher of award-winning magazines Horse & Rider, EQUUS, Dressage Today, The Trail Rider, Spin To Win Rodeo, American Cowboy, and Practical Horseman. The Equine Network also publishes a proprietary line of books and DVDs for sale through its store, The Equine Network provides emergency roadside assistance for equestrians through USRider, and is home to several websites, including:,,,, and

Prascend is a registered trademark of Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. ©2015 Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.

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