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A Statement from AAETT About Our Response to COVID-19

First of all – our thoughts are with everyone who has been directly or indirectly affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic rapidly sweeping the globe and the United States. Even if you haven’t been directly affected at this time, it currently looks like it will affect all of us sooner or later. Whether that is due to personal or family illness, or due to event and school cancellations, we all need to adapt our lifestyles to reduce the speed of this virus’ spread and hopefully prevent overwhelming our healthcare systems.

As you likely know by now, the American Association of Equine Therapists & Technicians, Inc. (AAETT) has been working intently to finalize details for our 3rd Annual Educational Conference in early May 2020. In light of the concerns over the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus, and in an effort to slow it any way we can, we have made the decision to postpone the Conference to a later date in order to allow all of our attendees and presenters to focus their energies on staying healthy and caring for their loved ones.

While we do not yet have details for our contingency date, we are working diligently to adapt to this rapidly changing situation. Please know that we will keep you apprised of the details as soon as they become available. In the meantime, please pre-register here to automatically receive updates by email. If we have to postpone by several months, we are working to provide alternate educational opportunities in the meantime. These will likely include the possibility of webinars and other online training options to continue working to fulfill our educational and credentialing missions.

We also are working on some options that may involve smaller clinics-group trainings rather than a large single gathering – of course that will be dependent upon the progression of the virus and heeding the need for public health & safety.We are also seeking to fill additional Committee, Board of Directors, Officers, and other Advisory positions – if you are interested in working with us, we would love to have your help! You can apply for Committee positions at this link. If you’re interested in becoming a Director, Officer, or Advisor, please email us at AAETT.org@gmail.com to let us know which type of position(s) you’re interested in, and we’ll reply with specific information about how to apply for those.

We are very excited to continue our work, and looking forward to getting to know each of you better! With your support, we’re one step closer to developing AAETT into an organization that will further the careers of equine technicians as a recognized and credentialed profession, and continually elevate our individual skill sets and work to the best we can be.

Here’s to each of your Health & Wellness,