Each year, CROW’s non-profit hospital and rehabilitation center provides care for ~ 4,000 patients representing over 200 species of native and migratory birds, mammals, and reptiles (including sea turtles) on Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. Our mission is to advance the health, welfare, and conservation of wildlife through research, education, and cutting edge medical and surgical care. The program is one year in duration. Two positions are available; one through the VIRMP that starts on July 1 and one outside the match that starts on January 1 of every year. The deadline is October 15, 2017 for the January 1, 2018 start position. Interested applicants should send a letter of intent, CV, and three letters of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about this program and CROW, please visit http://crowclinic.org/articles/student-programs.
Culminating its year-long efforts to support the rehabilitator in the field, the New York State Wildlife Rehabilitation Council is sponsoring an Annual Wildlife Rehabilitation Seminar from November 10-12, 2017 in Binghamton, NY. The weekend-long educational event is designed to help the beginner and advanced rehabilitator, as well as the interested veterinarian or veterinary technician. Continuing education is available.
The Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH) at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine will offer a web-based course, Animal Disease Emergencies: Understanding the Response, September 20-30, 2017. The cost for the course is $100 and it has been approved by AAVSB-RACE for four hours of continuing education. To find out more and to register, visit http://www.cfsph.iastate.edu/ADE-Course/.
Register for the first and only course taught anywhere that focuses on the new chemical immobilization drug combination BAM (butorphanol-azaperone-medetomidine). The next course will be held October 3-4, 2017 at the Dakota Zoo in Bismarck, ND. For more details, visit http://wildliferesources.com/training-courses/.
The USAHA Executive Committee recognizes the importance of engaging young leaders in the work of USAHA and its diverse membership. For this reason, AAWV and USAHA are once again partnering to offer a $1,000 travel award for a veterinary student to attend USAHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting. This year’s meeting will be held October 12-18 in San Diego, CA.
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico
July 23-28, 2017 Anne Justice-Allen
The meeting literally started off with a bang, and the fireworks punctuated several of the presentations throughout the conference – the city was celebrating one of several Saint’s days. After the opening ceremony by outgoing president Marcie Uhart, we were welcomed to San Cristóbal by Gerardo Suzán, from Kalaan-Kab and the Latin American Section of the WDA, our gracious host for the meeting.
The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has great concern about the potential impacts of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) should the disease enter or spread within New York, and we emphasize that comprehensive and robust disease prevention is the most cost-effective and sensible approach to protect our wild deer and moose and captive deer and elk from CWD. You may have seen our press release earlier this week announcing a Draft CWD Risk Minimization Plan for New York. The draft plan is available at http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7191.html. We welcome your review and comment.