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AETA Externship Program

Many AETA members are pleased to host student externs at their practices. AETA has created an online system to facilitate contact between AETA members and prospective externs. If you are looking for an externship position and do not see one listed in your area, please check the Membership Directory and contact the individual practitioners in your area directly.

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Bovine Ova Tutorial

This is an extensive presentation of pictures of bovine embryos. The embryos have been photographed at three magnifications and with two different types of microscopes. The photos are clear and well marked with arrows or other enhancements which clearly define points of interest. The embryos are graded with the IETS system. There is a written description for each slide.

This tutorial is very well done. You must be an IETS member to view the embryos at https://www.iets.org/fnd_bovinetutorial.asp.


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Reproductive Management of Dairy Cattle

A reference guide produced at Michigan State University designed to promote better understanding of dairy cattle reproduction and fertility programs.  The site currently contains 3D animations and ultrasound videos of follicle development though the estrous cycle, ultrasound videos of embryonic/fetal development between days 29-75 of gestation, and printable calendars of dairy cattle synchronization protocols.

Tech Talk

The CETA/ACTE Tech Talk Program is an interactive notepad used to post technical embryo transfer questions, results of clinical trials, or comments that are then distributed to the participants via email. The program is for both CETA/ACTE and AETA members.

If you are an AETA member who would like access to Tech Talk please email the CETA/ACTE Office at CETA.ACTE@gmail.com for more information!

CE Modules for National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP)

Several continuing education (CE) modules are now available for the new NVAP. Category II veterinarians will have to complete 6 modules of APHIS Approved Supplemental Training (AAST) in order to qualify for renewal of their accreditation. This site also has general information on the NVAP, frequently asked questions, and a link to update your personal information.


DAIReXNET is a national, extension-driven web resource designed to meet the educational and decision-making needs of dairy producers, allied industry partners, extension educators and consumers.

The Drost Project Visual Guides to Theriogenology (Animal Reproduction)

The Drost Project Visual Guides began as a collection of images compiled by Maarten Drost over a period of 30+ years as a theriogenologist. The purpose of the Drost Project is to share these visual images with students and colleagues and other professionals around the globe.

International Veterinary Information Service, IVIS

IVIS provides free access to veterinary textbooks, proceedings of veterinary meetings, journals and short courses. Registration is required; the site is open to veterinarians, students, technicians, and other animal health care professionals. This is an easy place to look for information dealing specifically with animals.


This is the free website of the National Center for Biotechnology Information. This site has access to the over twenty one million articles of biomedical literature at the National Library of Medicine. There is a very powerful search engine, with an easy to use tutorial, to help you locate articles of interest. The abstract of the publication is provided; there may be a link to the full text.

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