American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is group of equine professionals with a mission to improve the health and welfare of the horse, to further the professional development of its members, and to provide resources and leadership for the benefit of the equine industry.  Click on the picture below to learn more about the equine world, its members, and new stories you may be able to apply to your horses.






American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is a web site where veterinary professionals, pet owners and animal lovers go to find comprehensive information on pet care, animal health, veterinary medicine and careers in veterinary medicine, public health and animal health news. Click on the picture below to visit their website!




Montana Veterinary Medical Association (MTVMA) is the Montana Veterinary Medical Association Online Resource. Objectives of the association are to advance the science and art of veterinary medicine including their relationship to the public health and agriculture. Click on the picture below to learn more about the voice of the Montana Veterinary Medical Association!




The American Association of Bovine Practitioners (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. To learn more, click on the picture below!




Big Sky Veterinary Technician Association’s goal is to advance the profession of the veterinary technician through continuing education, dissemination of information and the promotion of integrity and compassion in our field. To follow the link click on the picture below!




USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service, “protecting American agriculture" is the basic charge of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). APHIS provides leadership in ensuring the health and care of animals and plants. The agency improves agricultural productivity and competitiveness and contributes to the national economy and the public health. To visit their website, click on the picture below!




Montana Department of Livestock’s objective is to control and eradicate animal diseases, prevent the transmission of animal diseases to humans, and to protect the livestock industry from theft and predatory animals. Learn more by clicking on the picture below to visit their website.




American Association of Veterinary Technicians (AAEVT)’s mission is to promote the health and welfare of the horse through the education and professional enrichment of the equine veterinary technician and assistant.  They are a non-profit and sister organization to AAEP. For more information click on the picture below.





Carcass U/S– Ultrasound Guidelines Council (UGC) administers the certification of both field and laboratory technicians to collect and interpret carcass ultrasound images (intramuscular fat percent, rib fat, ribeye area, and rump fat) on beef cattle. The purpose of UGC is to insure data collected from beef cattle using ultrasound technology for use in genetic evaluations are of the highest quality and accuracy. To visit their website, click on the picture below!