AABP and Beef Cattle Institute
Online CE Opportunities
Harry Truman, Winston Churchill, JK Rowling,
and Cattle Veterinarians
President Harry S. Truman once said, “A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.” If you remember, I actually started the year of president’s messages with a similar quote by Winston Churchill. It is interesting how two great world leaders relayed a similar message – maybe it was a conspiracy? Regardless of the back story, I think both of these quotes capture nicely what I have been hoping to convey the entire year as AABP president. My message has been about “opportunities in the face of challenges.”
Unless your head is in the sand, you understand that there are many challenges facing cattle veterinarians and the people we serve. But I believe there are equally as many, if not more, opportunities for us to continue to serve society in a manner that is catalytic and transformative. But this will take continuous creativity, ingenuity, a thinking outside the box mind set to develop ideas and strategies to continue to be relevant in today’s ever-changing world. In many cases it will take change in what we do as cattle veterinarians.
The American Association of Bovine Practitioners is an international
association of veterinarians serving society as leaders in cattle
health, welfare and productivity.
AABP Continuing Education
In keeping with the AABP Mission Statement "The AABP is an international association of veterinarians organized to enhance the professional lives of its members through relevant continuing education that will improve the well-being of cattle and the economic success of their owners, increase awareness and promote leadership for issues critical to cattle industries, and improve opportunities for careers in bovine medicine." AABP is working to create online CE training modules for members.
|Important AABP Deadlines
2014 AABP Quiz Bowl Team Registration
Deadline for all 2014 veterinary school Quiz Bowl teams is September 5th. There is a potential for 28 teams to participate. Quiz Bowl team slots are first come, first served. Schools that would like to field a second team will be added to a wait list until September 6th. On September 6th, schools on the wait list will be added to the Quiz Bowl in the order of appearance until the final slots are filled.
AABP Junior Delegates, please contact Dr. Gatz Riddell (email@example.com) or Dr. Grant Dewell (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve your team’s spot and supply your school’s team information.
member access to online publications and literature searchs (click here)
Council for Agricultural
Science and Technology
benefits for AABP members
Cephalosporin - Order of Prohibition
Press Release - AABP Condemns Willful Animal Abuse
2012 AABP Member VCPR Survey Results Graphs
2012 AABP Member VCPR Survey Comments
Opinion of the American Association of Bovine Practitioner’s Ad Hoc Committee
on Rural Veterinary Practice
Press Release - Undercover video of willful animal abuse on a Texas calf ranch
Changes to the National Veterinary Accreditation program (NVAP).
AABP sends Letter to Editor responding to misinformation in TIME's recent article “America’s Food Crisis and How to Fix It.” Long version with References
See what other Continuing Education Opportunities are available!
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