Info for AVDC and FAVD Diplomates
Exotic animal dentistry is quite different from domestic animal dentistry, and brings with it many challenges due to the differences across species in dental morphology, pathology, access to the affected teeth, etc. The hands-on training that PEIVDF provides mission attendees across multiple species is invaluable to those wishing to expand their experience and careers into the exotic. Additionally, the time spent on rescue ops is eligible for AVDC logging time, and so provides this additional value to attendees.
As a charity receiving donations from the general public, PEIVDF must have policies and procedures that are followed in all cases to ensure that no favoritism is coming into play in the operation of the charity, and that a certain level of skills, and quality of care is maintained in the provision of our services. The Veterinary Dental Advisory Committee (VDAC) of PEIVDF has developed a set of criteria and a by which to "assess/check-out" by species and by procedure, all staff, board, volunteer, and tuition paying mission workers on a regular/ongoing basis.
Part of PEIVDF's mission is to recruit practitioners to learn hands-on with PEIVDF to potentially serve as part of the next generation of teachers willing to work with the foundation long-term to ensure that the specialized knowledge and skills in exotic animal dentistry acquired by your, the board, and VDAC are passed on to subsequent generations.
PEIVDF's main focus right now is multi-faceted:
Sufficient funding (from both donations and tuition) will also give confidence to those people that agree to work long-term with PEIVDF as teachers and/or practitioners, that missions utilizing the skills that they have spent time and money acquiring, will be able to be funded by PEIVDF over the long term, and so this investment in skills will not have been wasted.
In acknowledgment of the skills and experience already possessed by AVDC diplomates and Fellows of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, PEIVDF offers 50% reduced tuition rates, which for normal 2-day missions would be discounted to $750. PEIVDF also hopes that attendees will find the experience invaluable, and perhaps "pay it forward" to another prospective AVDC rescue op attendee interested in learning and working with PEIVDF on our mission to help captive animals.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the above.
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