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The American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians (AARV)
is a national association of veterinarians and veterinary technicians
dedicated to improving the quality of life in animals through
physical medicine and rehabilitation.

 

SPOTLIGHT PRACTICE: JULY 2016

Equine Performance Specialists

Dr. Kerri Belsito recognized her passion for rehabilitation in high school — she would gravitate toward the poor performing horses and even bought a horse from an auction and nursed him back to health and into work. She started her own practice in 2002 in Colorado and began focusing on Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

The farm facility was opened in 2005 by Dr. Belsito and the AquaPacer water treadmill was added in 2008. The practice is proud to offer digital radiology and ultrasound, access to regenerative medicine and performance dentistry. At the current time, we are the only veterinary-managed equine rehabilitation facility in Colorado, and we pride ourselves on collaborating effectively with other veterinarians and referral centers in the best interest of the horse.

Read more about Equine Performance Specialists on our Spotlight Practice page.

Staff members at Equine Performance Specialists

Equine Performance Specialists
Loveland, Colorado

AARV Member:
Kerri A. Belsito, DVM, MBA, Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians, Rehab/Physiotherapy-ARI, Health Coach-IIN

Interested in Research? Submit a Grant Proposal!

AARV has established a competitive annual awards program to add to the evidence base for veterinary rehabilitation by providing grant funds to highly meritorious applications. We encourage individuals to submit grant proposals that advance the science of canine and/or equine rehabilitation.

The AARV Research Grant ($2,500) is for clinical research related to the field of animal rehabilitation.

Applications must be submitted by September 15, 2016. For complete details, please see the Research Grants page on the AARV website.

Call for Abstracts!

Every year at NAVC, AARV features the presentation of original scientific studies pertinent to the science and practice of rehabilitation therapy. Material is currently being considered for verbal presentation (15 minutes) at AARV's track at NAVC. Reviews will be performed by a minimum of 2 reviewers and final approval by AARV's Board of Directors. All accepted abstracts will be published in AARV's newsletter.

The abstract submission deadline is September 15, 2016.

Read complete details and the Abstract Submission Guidelines.

NAVC Conference

UPDATED MARCH 2016

AARV Summary of Pet Insurance Coverage for Rehabilitation Services

AARV has just released a newly updated version of its summary of pet insurance coverage for rehabilitation services, current as of March 2016.

The Pet Insurance Summary is available as a 2-page printable PDF – please be sure to see both pages for complete information.

Download the AARV Pet Insurance Summary PDF (updated March 2016)

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AARV Members: Download Our Updated Free Brochure for Your Clients and Colleagues

AARV's updated brochure "Why Should You Choose a Rehabilitation Veterinarian?" is now available as a free download for members.

The brochure is a high-resolution PDF that may be printed and distributed to clients and colleagues to help explain the benefits of working with a rehabilitation veterinarian. The brochure also may be customized with your practice's contact information on the back panel.

To download the PDF, go to the Resources page in the Members Area (log-in required).

  AARV Why Should You Choose a Rehabilitation Veterinarian? brochure cover
Order AARV Memorial Cards

AARV has updated its printed memorial cards with original new artwork by artist Carol Lavelle of Hawaii. The new artwork, which was created for AARV, features pawprints, hoofprints and footprints from a variety of animals arranged in a heart.

These memorial cards may be sent to clients of your practice as an expression of sympathy from your staff. The card indicates that you have made a donation to AARV as a way of honoring the life of their companion animal.

Visit the Products page to order cards online with a credit card or check.

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Become an AARV Member

We invite veterinarians, technicians, allied health professionals, and students to learn more about AARV and the benefits of membership. As a registered non-profit organization, AARV promotes education and research in the field of veterinary rehabilitation. Members attend continuing education programs offered by AARV in conjunction with national veterinary meetings.

AARV offers members knowledge, publicity, a way to speak out about issues, great continuing education opportunities and discounts from AARV partner companies.

For more details about these benefits, please visit our Membership Benefits page.

We encourage all veterinary professionals to become members of AARV.

 

JOIN AARV OR RENEW ONLINE TODAY!

You may now join AARV or renew your membership online! Payments are accepted by credit card or check.

 

Dues are the same for new and renewing members.

  • Veterinarian or industry professional: $100
  • Additional member from a practice at which another veterinarian is already a
    current AARV member: $65
  • Veterinary intern or resident: $65
  • Veterinary technician: $40
  • Allied health professional: $40
  • Student in veterinary, technician or physical therapy program: Free

We have updated our fees for multi-year memberships. We are now offering a larger discount for members joining or renewing for 3 years. Join or renew for 3 years and pay only for 2 years! Fees for 1-year memberships remain the same.

Go to Join AARV or Renew Online to sign up today.

Please contact AARV whenever you change any contact information (especially email) so that we are able to keep you current!

Want to Learn More?

Please click on the menu to the left of this page for detailed information on rehabilitation and to find a rehabilitation veterinarian.

   

 

 

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