It’s the most wonderful time of the year! That’s what my Pandora Vince Guaraldi (think Charlie Brown Christmas) station is telling me, at least, in upbeat instrumentals.

I don’t know how you’re feeling, but this holiday season seems like one heck of a whirlwind to me. Whereas Christmas used to saunter in, leaving ample opportunity to shop for thoughtful gifts, write copious Christmas card messages by hand, reflect on the reason for the season, and have another leisurely cup of mulled apple cider, this year has come fast and furious.

Earlier this month, several thousand veterinarians stepped out of their December bustle–with foaling dates approaching, breeding season looming, and winter show seasons beginning–to brush up on their knowledge on treating your horses. Perhaps you kept up with our blogger, Dr. Christy Corp-Minamiji, as she reflected on daily AAEP convention sessions from Anaheim, Calif., or you watched some of our daily video coverage. This is a colossal annual event, and you’ll continue to see take-home messages from these many presentations roll out on our website in the coming days and weeks.

The Christian Veterinary Mission was honored with the Lavin Cup during the 2012 AAEP Conve