In this issue ... vote for AARV board members, grant submissions due Dec. 1 for ACVSMR alternative path residents, volunteer and join us at VMX 2019, and more!
Megan Ridley
President's Message

Grant Submissions and Board of Director Nominations and VMX 2019, Oh My!

We received several submissions for the two $2,500 grants (one sponsored by Purina and the other by the AARV) that the board of directors will vote on within the next couple of weeks. The two winners will be formally announced in the AARV's November newsletter and will present their research at VMX 2020. Thanks to all who submitted grant proposals!

The AARV-sponsored grant of $5,000 is still available for non-traditional ACVSMR residents. All submissions are due by December 1st, and the winner will present at VMX 2021.

We have also received nominations for the board of director positions of Treasurer, Membership Chair and Technician Liaison. Ballots will be sent to all AARV voting members via email. Please read the nominees' CVs and Letters of Intent, which will be provided.

Our VMX 2019 lineup is solidified and we hope you'll join us in Orlando on January 21st for the AARV track. Dr. Andrea Leigh Henderson and Kelley Meyer will be giving several talks including those titled:
  • "Outcome Measures and Assessment in Canine Physical Rehabilitation"
  • "The Pathway to a New Rehab Space"
  • "Lumbosacral Stenosis in Working Dogs: What Can We Learn from Human Back Pain"
We will also be having a panel discussion later in the day titled "The Business of Rehab: Pearls and Tips from the Experts." Panelists will include Drs. Evelyn Orenbuch, Jessica Waldman, Leilani Alvarez, Tari Kern and Megan Ridley as well as Stuart Napshin.

Last, but not least, we will finish the track with our two 2017 grant winners. Dr. Theresa Pancotto's winning grant submission, "Post-operative Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation for Reduction of Stifle Edema in Canine Patients Undergoing TPLO," will be presented by Alexandra Kelly. And Dr. Jennifer Repac will present her winning grant research, "The Effect of Dr. Buzby's Toe GripsĀ® on Lameness Scores and Client Specific Outcome Measures After Canine Tibial Plateau-leveling Osteotomy."

Don't miss this day o' learning and don't forget to join the AARV at the lunch break for the annual membership meeting.

As always, please contact the AARV board if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.

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Megan Ridley, DVM, CVA, CCRT, CVSMT

Vote for AARV Board Members

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The AARV has received nominations for the following open positions on its board of directors:
  • Treasurer
  • Membership Chair
  • Technician Liaison
All three of these positions are three-year terms beginning January 1, 2019.

AARV members, don't forget to vote! An email with a link to the ballot and links to each nominee's CV and letter of intent will be sent in the next few days to all AARV voting members. Voting closes on October 31, 2018, and winners will be announced in the November newsletter.

ACVSMR Alternative Path Residents: Submit Your Research Grant Abstracts by December 1

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The AARV is excited to announce that we are sponsoring a $5,000 research grant for AARV members that are ACVSMR Alternative Path residents. Applicants must be AARV members and research must be related to the field of animal rehabilitation. Abstracts must be submitted by December 1, 2018. Two copies of the abstract should be submitted, one with all requested information and authors' names and one blinded without authors' names, institutions, etc. Abstracts will be voted upon by the AARV board of directors and the winner will be announced on January 15, 2019. Research will be presented by the author during the AARV lecture track at VMX 2021. Please see the Grant Opportunities page in the Members Area of the website for complete details. 

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Volunteer at VMX 2019!

by Amber Ihrke, DVM, CCRT, CVA, CVSMT, CVPP 
Membership Chair and President-Elect  
Would you like to have free registration to VMX 2019 in Orlando? If you can spend 8 hours in the AARV booth over the course of the conference, the AARV will cover the cost of your VMX registration. The conference runs from January 19th-23rd, 2019. If you are interested, please contact Amber Ihrke, DVM, at aihrke@integrativepetcare.com. Come join us in January ... the AARV would love to see you!
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Join AARV on January 21 at VMX 2019!
The VMX conference (formerly NAVC) is coming up January 19-23, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. AARV will hold its annual meeting on Monday, January 21 and also have a full-day lecture track.  
All VMX attendees are welcome to attend the AARV lecture track. To register, please visit the VMX website.
Members of AARV and APRVT also will have a booth in the Exhibit Hall. Stop by and say hello!
Don't miss this fabulous event and all our great speakers!
8:00-9:15 am  Physical Rehabilitation of Working Dogs
Speakers: Andrea Leigh Henderson, DVM, CCRT, CCRP, CMFT, DACVSMR;
Kelley Meyer, AAS, RVT, LATG, CCRP
9:55-10:45 am Outcome Measures and Assessment in Canine Physical Rehabilitation
Speaker: Andrea Leigh Henderson, DVM, CCRT, CCRP, CMFT, DACVSMR
10:55-11:45 am The Pathway to a New Rehab Space
Speaker: Kelley Meyer, AAS, RVT, LATG, CCRP
1:45-2:35 pm Lumbosacral Stenosis in Working Dogs: What Can We Learn from Human Back Pain?
Speaker: Andrea Leigh Henderson, DVM, CCRT, CCRP, CMFT, DACVSMR
2:45-3:35 pm Panel Discussion: The Business of Rehab: Pearls and Tips from the Experts
Speakers: Evelyn Orenbuch, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, CAVCA;
Leilani Alvarez, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CCRT, CVCHM;
Jessica Waldman, VMD, CVA, CCRT;
Stuart Napshin, PhD, MSIS, MBA;
Megan Ridley, DVM, CCRT, CVSMT, CVA
3:55-4:15 pm Post-operative Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation for Reduction of Stifle Edema in Canine Patients Undergoing TPLO
Speaker: Alexandra Kelly, presenting on behalf of Theresa Pancotto, DVM, MS, MS, DACVIM(N), CCRP, MRCVS
4:25-4:45 pm Effect of Dr. Buzby's Toe GripsĀ® on Lameness Scores and Client Specific Outcome Measures After Canine Tibial Plateau-leveling Osteotomy
Speaker: Jennifer Repac, DVM, CVA, CCRT  
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Check the AARV Calendar for Upcoming Events

Want to learn which courses are coming up at Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI) and Healing Oasis? Check the AARV Calendar of Events on our website, which contains upcoming rehabilitation classes and other continuing education events. You can also visit the Canine Rehabilitation Institute and Healing Oasis websites directly to learn more about their courses.  
Do you have an event to add to the AARV calendar? All calendar posts are now free for AARV members. Please send your calendar event to info@rehabvets.org and be sure to include the name of the event, speaker, topic, date, time, location and URL. Rehabilitation related events/classes only, please.
Call for Spotlight Practices!
We want to feature YOU! Your practice could be featured on our website, and for a whole month in our newsletter, on our Instagram and Facebook pages, and featured on our LinkedIn Profile.

See our Spotlight Practice Questionnaire for details. You answer the questions and provide photos; Jenn makes the rest happen!

Email jennifer@thespaw.com to schedule your time to shine as the AARV Spotlight Practice.
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Call for News and Updates!

Have a professional accomplishment you would like to share? Achieved new rehabilitation credentials? Published an article or textbook? Giving a lecture or workshop? Won an award? We want to know about it! Email jennifer@thespaw.com so we can share your news with the #rehabvets community via our social media outlets.
Have You Checked Out AARV's Articles of Interest?

Have you had a chance to peruse AARV's Articles of Interest, located in the Members Area of the website? Each month, AARV posts a new collection of journal abstracts, selected by AARV founder Dr. Julia Tomlinson because of their relevance to the field of veterinary rehabilitation.

The October Articles of Interest include 10 journal articles on topics ranging from preferred treatment of cranial cruciate ligament rupture in dogs to the effects of gabapentin on osteoarthritic geratric cats. In some cases, there are links to the full texts of articles. Keep up to date on the latest research so you can share this knowledge with your clients and colleagues. Click here to review this month's as well as past months' Articles of Interest.
Connect with the AARV on LinkedIn!

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Let's network! Connect with the AARV on LinkedIn by clicking on this link or the LinkedIn logo at right.
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Interested in Conducting Clinical Research?

Are you interested in conducting clinical research but don't know where to start?
Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI) has created a new online course to demystify clinical research for practicing rehabilitation therapists, interns and residents.  Introduction to Veterinary Clinical Research  is taught by CRI faculty member  Chris Zink, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACVSMR who has spent more than 30 years doing research. 
The entire process from concept to publication is covered during the 10-week course. You will view online lectures, read assignments, and participate in an online live discussion with Dr. Zink each week. You will develop a research hypothesis that matches your interests and clinical caseloads, and then design, carry out and analyze the data for a pilot study. This course is RACE approved by the AAVSB for 15 credit hours.

There are students from the first course that are now collaborating on studies and have been awarded research grants.
AARV members receive a 10% tuition discount. If you have questions or are interested in registering for the next session, email CRI at info@caninerehabinstitute.com.
Share Your Knowledge With the Rehab Community!

by Dawn Hickey, LVMT, VTS (Physical Rehab), CCRP, CVPP, CCFT
AARV Technician Liaison

Want to be published? Have a cool case study to share? Have a tech tip that helps save time and/or provides more effective therapy? WE NEED YOU! As a tech member of the AARV, you are a resource for rehabilitation technicians and veterinary staff everywhere! Please send your submission ideas to dhickey3@utk.edu!
Don't forget that your letter of intent for the 2020 application for a VTS in Physical Rehabilitation is due January 1, 2019. Go to our website to view instructions and expectations at http://www.aprvt.com/pre-application.html. Good luck to those of you who have sent in a LOI and pre-application for 2019! The deadline for your final application documents is December 31, 2018.
Learn More About APRVT

The technicians on the Organizing Committee of the APRVT would love to speak at your clinic or local conference! Contact us at
vetrehabtechs@gmail.com to find someone in your area!

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Please visit the APRVT website and social media sites to learn more about us and don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter! Do you have an article in mind for the Technician Corner? Contact Dawn Hickey, LVMT, CCRP, AARV Technician Liaison, to submit an article (suggested length of 200-300 words) or suggest a topic.

Rehab Full Time Vet Needed in Growing Holistic Practice, Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Veterinary Acupuncture and Wellness, a growing holistic specialty practice in beautiful Jacksonville Beach, Florida looking for a full to part time CCRT/veterinarian to join our team! Competitive salary, health care and benefit packages available. We have a dedicated 1000 sq ft space for rehabilitation services. Our three doctor, one PT/CCRT practice office also offers acupuncture, veterinary medical manipulation (animal chiropractic), massage, Chinese herbal therapy, nutritional therapy, homotoxicology, flower essences, and routine wellness services. For more information, please contact Dr. Jenna Hauck at jenna.hauck@vetacuwellness.com or visit us at www.vetacuwellness.com.



Rehab Tech Needed in Growing Holistic Practice, Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Growing holistic specialty practice in beautiful Jacksonville Beach, Florida is looking for a part or full time rehabilitation technician or assistant. Ideal candidate should be CCRA certified, but we will also consider a CVT with on the job training, or a CVT with a strong interest in rehab as we have CRI instructor on staff. We have a dedicated 1000 sq ft space with a fully equipped rehabilitation facility including UWTM and laser. We also offer other integrative therapies including acupuncture and chiropractic. Contact jenna.hauck@vetacuwellness.com or visit our website www.vetacuwellness.com for more information.


Rehabilitation Technician Needed for Growing Practice near Nashville, Tennessee

Animalia is seeking a full-time veterinary rehabilitation technician. An ideal candidate would already have experience working in a veterinary rehab setting with certification, a pending certification or strong interest in obtaining certification would also be considered. Services include UWTM, LTM, therapeutic laser/ultrasound, TENS/NMES, therapeutic exercises, acupuncture, and chiropractic services. We offer competitive salaries, uniform and CE allowances, health insurance, and personal pet care discounts. We are located on a 7-acre campus in the heart of Middle Tennessee, just south of Nashville, a beautiful and ever-growing area. Please send resume and cover letter to admin@animaliawellness.com.



Animal Rehab Assistant, Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada

We are a growing animal physiotherapy and rehabilitation facility in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada. We have a position available for a Rehab Assistant. Our ideal candidate is a veterinary technician, certified or trained in companion animal rehabilitation. This position is approximately 28 hours per week including some evenings, but we expect these hours to become full time. Some weekend work is required for promotional activities. If you are excited by being part of a team to help grow a new and emerging business, please send your resume to Niagara Canine Conditioning Centre at ncccbarbara@cogeco.net.


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