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NEUTERING HEALTH EFFECTS MORE SEVERE FOR GOLDEN RETRIEVERS THAN LABRADORS

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WVC Announces Veterinary Continuing Education Program

June 11, 2014 LAS VEGAS - Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) announced today the launch of local events for veterinary professionals seeking continuing education (CE) opportunities closer to home. The new program, called WVC On The Road, will feature day-l
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ON DEMAND WEBINAR: Detailed 5 Part Simple and Surgical Extraction Series in the Dog & Cat

September 1, 2014 - September 30, 2014

Location: ONLINE
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Comprehensive extraction lectures and videos recorded live and now available on demand. Goes beyond the books with tips and tricks that you wont find anywhere else. Simple Extractions Intro to Surgical Extractions The Canines The Premolars The Molars Instructor: Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM Participants have unlimited access to lectures, videos and resources. 5 RACE accredited hours.


Radiology: Imaging of the Abdominal Cavity

September 1, 2014 - October 13, 2014

Location: Online
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Medical/Scientific CE course, Radiology: Imaging of the Abdominal Cavity, is a 6-week course designed for the veterinarian to enhance their confidence and knowledge base in order to efficiently and effectively diagnose abdominal abnormalities. Advanced veterinary technicians will also find this course helpful. Course material begins with the normal anatomy of the peritoneal space, pancreas, adrenal glands, liver, spleen, stomach, kidneys, bladder, reproductive organs and bowels, followed by abnormalities, radiographic techniques and interpretations. Hepatomegaly, pyelonephritis, and cystic ovarian disease are covered at length. Other major topics include contrast studies and increased fluid opacity. Successful completion of the course provides 25 RACE approved CE credits for both veterinarians and veterinary technicians. See the course catalog page of our website for additional details and registration.


Radiology: Imaging of the Abdominal Cavity

September 1, 2014 - October 13, 2014

Location: Online
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Radiology: Imaging of the Abdominal Cavity is a 6-week course designed for the veterinarian and advanced veterinary technician to enhance their confidence and knowledge base in order to efficiently and effectively diagnose abdominal abnormalities. It begins with the normal anatomy of the peritoneal space, pancreas, adrenal glands, liver, spleen, stomach, kidneys, bladder, reproductive organs and bowels, followed by abnormalities, radiographic techniques and interpretations. Hepatomegaly, pyelonephritis, and cystic ovarian disease are covered at length. This course includes many radiographs to facilitate and demonstrate interpretation. Course meets the requirements for 25 CE hour credits for both veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians.


Vet and Tech Dental Course

September 7, 2014 - September 7, 2014

Location: San Diego, California
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This program is intended to provide 7 hours of RACE accredited continuing education. Dr. Beckman�s radiographic positioning guide, lecture slides and lunch are provided. 8:30 am- 4:30 pm Morning Session: This is practical program for the veterinarian and veterinary technician interested in learning more about veterinary dentistry and expanding the scope of the dentistry services in their practices. Subjects include important conditions you need to know, increasing dentistry compliance, what you can do to take dentistry to the next level in your practice, oral examination and charting, intro to nerve blocks and pain management, intro to dental radiology, talking to owners about periodontal disease and an overview of veterinary dental products and equipment. Afternoon Session: This hands on lab provides the veterinarian and veterinary technician a simplified approach to obtaining quality dental radiographs without the traditional steep learning curve. Utilizing Dr. Beckman�s Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn technique and positioning for creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats.


Staying Current with Farm Animal Welfare Issues: A Review of the Science and Ethics

September 9, 2014 - September 9, 2014

Location: online, 8pm (EST)
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Staying Current with Farm Animal Welfare Issues: A Review of the Science and Ethics Welfare concerns and changing consumer values regarding food choices have challenged traditional intensified farming methods. Economics should no longer be the only consideration when analyzing farming methods, as animal health and welfare and public health implications are becoming increasingly important to customers. Veterinarians are in a unique position to have a significant impact in improving animal welfare in this area. This webinar will explore conventional and modern definitions of animal welfare and societal changes that are driving legislation affecting farm animals. Research on the rationales, merits, and drawbacks of specific farming methods (including the intense confinement of pigs and hens and antibiotic use in farm animals) will be reviewed. Presenters BARRY KIPPERMAN, DVM, DACVIM MICHAEL BLACKWELL, DVM, MPH


Creating a Behavior Team for Every Practice

September 12, 2014 - September 14, 2014

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Need more behavior knowledge? Wondering where to start? The Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians and the Academy of Veterinary Behavior Technicians proudly announce: Creating a Behavior Team for Every Practice 2014 Continuing Education Conference September 12-14, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada Lectures from industry experts will provide useful knowledge regarding how to bring behavior methods into the veterinary practice and work as a team. Hands-on learning labs will provide applicable skills as the whole event is designed to offer techniques readily put into practice no matter you current behavior experience. This conference is recommended for veterinary team members as well as dog trainers or other pet professionals wanting to add more behavior knowledge to their business. Up to 20 hrs of CEU's will be available. Registration is expected to open in July and there will be a discount for early birds. Remember, bring a team mate for 50% off! Please visit our website for additional information and updates as they become available: www.svbt.org This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 20 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call Jenn Fiendish CVT at 503.319.6733 for further information.


Vet and Tech Dental Course

September 14, 2014 - September 14, 2014

Location: Austin, Texas
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This program is intended to provide 7 hours of RACE accredited continuing education. Dr. Beckman�s radiographic positioning guide, lecture slides and lunch are provided. 8:30 am- 4:30 pm Morning Session: This is practical program for the veterinarian and veterinary technician interested in learning more about veterinary dentistry and expanding the scope of the dentistry services in their practices. Subjects include important conditions you need to know, increasing dentistry compliance, what you can do to take dentistry to the next level in your practice, oral examination and charting, intro to nerve blocks and pain management, intro to dental radiology, talking to owners about periodontal disease and an overview of veterinary dental products and equipment. Afternoon Session: This hands on lab provides the veterinarian and veterinary technician a simplified approach to obtaining quality dental radiographs without the traditional steep learning curve. Utilizing Dr. Beckman�s Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn technique and positioning for creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats.


Endocrinology: Atypical Disorders of the Endocrine System

September 15, 2014 - October 13, 2014

Location: Online
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This 4-week course focuses on the diagnostics and treatments of a variety of endocrinology diseases that affect patients. This course explores the diagnosis and treatment of critical-illness related corticosteroid insufficiency, hyperadrenocorticism in the cat, primary hyperaldosteronism, and pheochromocytomas in dogs. In addition, uncommon thyroid disorders of the dog and cat are covered, along with insulinomas, acromegaly, hypercalcemia and diabetes insipidus. Successful completion provides both veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians with 20 CE credits approved by RACE.


Clinical Pathology: Hematology Sampling for the Advanced Technician - Part One

September 15, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Location: Online
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Clinical Pathology: Hematology Sampling for the Advanced Technician - Part One is a 6-week course designed to provide advanced training for the licensed veterinary technician, but may also benefit the veterinarian seeking to begin advanced hematology studies. This course begins with the basic preparation and evaluation of normal blood films, and advances into abnormal erythrocytes, leukocytes and platelets. Students learn to identify cells affected by pathologic destruction, inclusions and infectious agents. Hereditary dysfunctions are also covered, as many of our common breeds are predisposed to genetic abnormalities. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of blood cell production, and factors affecting such processes. Platelet and coagulation disorders, recommended tests and immunohematology complete course material. This course is part one of a two-part course series. Mandy Fults, BS, RVT, CVPP, VTS (Clinical Practice - Canine/Feline) will instruct. The course is provided in on-demand format - students may enroll at any time to begin their 6 week course period. The course provides 15 RACE approved CE credits to licensed veterinary technicians upon successful completion.


Dentistry: Getting To The Root Of The Problem

September 15, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Location: Online/On-demand
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This is a 4-week course that explores the progressive ideologies of dentistry. Periodontal and endodontic diseases are discussed as well as the pathogenesis, clinical signs, and radiographic signs, and participants will be able to implement progressive treatment options that are ideal for each patient. Gingivostomatitis and eosinophilic granuloma complex in cats are included with proper treatment protocols. In addition, anesthesia, pain management, common dental diseases and radiology techniques are covered at length for rabbits, rodents, ferrets, hedgehogs and sugar gliders. Course is provided in on-demand format so that students may enroll at any time to begin their 4 week course period. Jeanne Perrone, CVT, VTS (Dentistry) will instruct this course. This course is RACE approved for 15 CE credits for licensed veterinary technicians.


Dr. Sophia Yin Low Stress Handling Courses and Silver Certification

September 15, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Location: Online/On-demand
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VetMedTeam is proud to offer Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, MS Low Stress Handling individual courses and Silver Certification for individuals and hospitals/petcare businesses. The Low Stress Handling courses teach participants how to: create a calm inviting hospital environment, approach and greet pets in a non-threatening manner, handle animals in a way that provides clear direction and guidance leading to a more cooperative patient rather than creating confusion and fear, and develop an overall positive experience for pets. This knowledge will increase handler efficiency, decrease injuries caused when animals struggle and scratch or bite, and improve both the patient and the clients confidence in your skills. With Low Stress Handling techniques your clients will notice your improved handling skills and you will show that you care about their pets. The courses are available to take individually or as a whole for Silver Certification in Low Stress Handling. Each course awards its own value in CE credits through RACE for veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians as well as CEUs through the Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers (CCPDT) and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). These courses are provided in on-demand format allowing students to enroll at any time.


WVC- On The Road

September 20, 2014 - September 20, 2014

Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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WVC brings 86 years of excellence in professional veterinary continuing education to Oklahoma City. Capitalize on the opportunity to hone your diagnostic and therapeutic skills in dermatology with expert speaker James Noxon, DVM, ACVIM (SAIM). Allow Dr. Noxon to guide you through the latest developments and best practices in dermatology procedures, proven strategies for dealing with difficult otitis cases, and up-to- date therapeutic options for atopic dermatitis. Spend an enjoyable day increasing your ability to treat common dermatology cases presented to your practice. SMALL ANIMAL DERMATOLOGY: What's New in Diagnosis & Treatment Early Registration Fee $85 until September 6, 2014 Late & Onsite Registration Fee $105 Breakfast & lunch Included September 20, 2014  8:15a - 5:00p 6 CE Hours 6 CE Hours


VALVT Fall Conference

September 20, 2014 - September 20, 2014

Location: Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, VA
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Behavior - Dr. Ruth Chodrow will be discussing feline behavior topics and case studies. Joshua Pickell will discuss pheromone therapy with clinical applications. Exotics - Anne Lynch, LVT, will talk about husbandry of exotic species in the vet clinic. How you can meet the specific needs of these diverse animals in any clinic? Pearce Fujiura, DVM will provide an overview of avian and reptilian restraint, feeding and medicating techniques. Large Animal - These topics will include, neurologic evaluation in horses presented by Jaime Newbill-Hicks, LVT, VTS, and a discussion of camelids by Pearce Fujiura, DVM. Melinda McCall, DVM is back to discuss lameness in cattle and small ruminant medicine. Labs - Midmark and Henry Schein are sending a team to lecture on dental radiology followed by 3 hours of radiology lab for a comprehensive program. Also, back by popular demand, Dr. Rebekah Gunn-Christie's sessions will include Lymph Node Cytology and a What's your Diagnosis? Hematology lab. Small Animal - Andrea Collins, BBA, LVT, VTS returns to present the basics and advanced topics for treating shock. Mark Nielsen, a lecture, followed by a lab on laser therapy. Wendy Weirich, DVM will discuss weigh management followed by a Body Fat Index lab. Along with the 2 topics geared towards students, Ori Scislowicz, LVT, will present a lecture on cardiology. Kati Miller, LVT, will talk about canine and feline blood products. Carolyn Bissett, DVM, will talk about veterinary Forensics and Sherry Helsel, LVT, will discuss animal health care laws.


Dermatology for Technicians

September 21, 2014 - September 21, 2014

Location: San Deigo, CA
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DERMATOLOGY FOR TECHNICIANS Animal Dermatology Clinic has scheduled the 2nd Annual Dermatology Forum for Veterinarians on September 18 -21, 2014 at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, CA We have added a special half-day session just for technicians on Sunday September 21, 2014, 8:30AM - 12:00PM. Topics: -Cytology and ClinPath Forum Case Discussion -Cytology and Sampling Techniques -Topical Therapy in Dermatology -Flea Control $200 per technician. Space is limited, register now! Come visit San Diego for a long weekend and earn RACE APPROVED Continuing Education credit at the Hotel del Coronado! Register at www.adcannualderm.com Questions? Call 949-390-2990 x202 or email dfruta@adcmg.com


Vet and Tech Dental Course

September 28, 2014 - September 28, 2014

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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This program is intended to provide 7 hours of RACE accredited continuing education. Dr. Beckman�s radiographic positioning guide, lecture slides and lunch are provided. 8:30 am- 4:30 pm Morning Session: This is practical program for the veterinarian and veterinary technician interested in learning more about veterinary dentistry and expanding the scope of the dentistry services in their practices. Subjects include important conditions you need to know, increasing dentistry compliance, what you can do to take dentistry to the next level in your practice, oral examination and charting, intro to nerve blocks and pain management, intro to dental radiology, talking to owners about periodontal disease and an overview of veterinary dental products and equipment. Afternoon Session: This hands on lab provides the veterinarian and veterinary technician a simplified approach to obtaining quality dental radiographs without the traditional steep learning curve. Utilizing Dr. Beckman�s Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn technique and positioning for creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats.


ON DEMAND WEBINAR: Detailed 5 Part Simple and Surgical Extraction Series in the Dog & Cat

October 1, 2014 - October 31, 2014

Location: ONLINE
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Comprehensive extraction lectures and videos recorded live and now available on demand. Goes beyond the books with tips and tricks that you wont find anywhere else. Simple Extractions Intro to Surgical Extractions The Canines The Premolars The Molars Instructor: Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM Participants have unlimited access to lectures, videos and resources. 5 RACE accredited hours.


Internal Medicine: Diseases and Treatments in Small Animal Hematologic Diseases

October 1, 2014 - October 29, 2014

Location: Online
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This is an intense 4-week course designed to build on the knowledge base of veterinarians, improving diagnostics and treatment options. It includes challenging case studies that require the application of critical thinking skills, along with new concepts and knowledge acquired through course materials. Participants will leave the course feeling more confident in diagnosing and treating hematologic diseases. focuses on the diagnostics and treatment of a variety of hematologic diseases that affect patients. This course explores the differences between regenerative and non-regenerative anemias, and moves into diagnosing and treating erythrocytosis, leukopenia and leukocytosis. Cytopenias and leukoerythroblastosis are defined and classified, allowing the veterinarian to accurately diagnose cases. Disorders of hemostasis are covered at length, including platelet dysfunction, von Willebrand disease, congenital clotting factor and Vitamin K deficiencies, along with DIC. The course ends with a full module dedicated to immune-mediated hematologic disorders, covering clinical features, diagnostics, treatment options and a potential prognosis for each disorder. This course provides 20 RACE CE credits for both veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians.


Medical Records: The Road Map to Quality Care

October 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Location: Online/On-demand
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This 3-week course addresses medical record-keeping topics including elements of a complete medical record, standard medical abbreviations, functions and benefits of the SOAP format, compliance issues related to medical records, designing and implementing a medical record audit system, how to purge and properly dispose of medical records, electronic record-keeping, and developing consent forms tailored to a specific practice. Course instructor is Leslie Lynette, RVT, CVPM. This course carries 10 CE credits through VHMA for CVPMs as well as 10 CE credit hours for veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians through RACE.


Free CE Courses - Case Study Investigation

October 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Location: Online/On-Demand
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Free Case Study Investigation CE courses are available for registration at any time and individually explore the scenarios of a seizing canine, diabetic feline, icteric spaniel, terrier with weight loss, polydipsia in a canine, a vomiting canine patient, and a PU/PD patient. The VetMedTeam Case Study Investigation courses present true-to-practice scenarios designed to lead the student through the initial presentation to treatment, discharge and follow-up. The Case Studies are structured to allow participants to proceed at their own pace and all necessary material is provided online. The Case Studies are appropriate for all veterinary practice team members involved in patient care who wish to broaden and/or review their medical knowledge. Each CSI course is approved by RACE for 1 CE credit for veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians.


Free CE Course in partnership with Merck - Urinary Incontinence: When Good Dogs Leak

October 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Location: Online/On-Demand
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The course is designed to help the veterinary practice team understand the factors related to urinary incontinence. Topics covered include clinical symptoms associated with urinary incontinence, anatomy of a normal canine female bladder and the normal neurologic control of micturition, storage and voiding phases of urination, abnormal causes of urination, clinical symptoms associated with upper and lower motor neuron bladders, reflex dyssynergia, ectopic ureters, vestibulovaginal stenosis and urge incontinence, urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence, assessing patients for recessed vulva, urine scalding, staining or odor during a complete physical exam, otential comorbid conditions that could be associated with urinary incontinence, role estrogen plays in urinary incontinence, therapeutic drugs used to treat urinary incontinence as well as the potential side effects associated with each, and surgical procedures available to treat urinary incontinence. The course carries 3 CE credits for both veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians through RACE.


Free CE Course - University of Tennessee's canine rehabilitation and pain management programs

October 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Location: Online/On-Demand
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In cooperation with the University of Tennessee, VetMedTeam is offering free RACE approved CE courses for both veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians in on-demand format for our students� convenience. These courses address osteoarthritis, pain management, and rehabilitation for patients as well as offering the full UT Companion Animal Pain Management, OA Case Manager, and Canine Rehabilitation Certification programs. Free introductory courses currently available: Introduction to the University of Tennessee's Canine Osteoarthritis Case Manager Certificate Program - Introduction to the concept of an Osteoarthritis Case Manager Introduction to the University of Tennessee's Companion Animal Pain Management Certificate Program - This course provides an introduction to concepts in companion animal pain management Introduction to the University of Tennessee's Certificate Program in Canine Rehabilitation - This course provides an introduction to Canine I: Canine Rehabilitation certification program and select material


Vet and Tech Dental Course

October 5, 2014 - October 5, 2014

Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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This program is intended to provide 7 hours of RACE accredited continuing education. Dr. Beckman�s radiographic positioning guide, lecture slides and lunch are provided. 8:30 am- 4:30 pm Morning Session: This is practical program for the veterinarian and veterinary technician interested in learning more about veterinary dentistry and expanding the scope of the dentistry services in their practices. Subjects include important conditions you need to know, increasing dentistry compliance, what you can do to take dentistry to the next level in your practice, oral examination and charting, intro to nerve blocks and pain management, intro to dental radiology, talking to owners about periodontal disease and an overview of veterinary dental products and equipment. Afternoon Session: This hands on lab provides the veterinarian and veterinary technician a simplified approach to obtaining quality dental radiographs without the traditional steep learning curve. Utilizing Dr. Beckman�s Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn technique and positioning for creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats.


Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association Annual Convention

October 9, 2014 - October 12, 2014

Location: Madison, WI
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Thursday, October 9th 2014 Full Day: Barbara Royal, DVM, CVA Diet - Don't give up, try food, Practical Application of Integrative Techniques in Pain Management Full Day: From Tech to Manager with Katherine Dobbs, RVT, CVPM, PHR, CVPM Making the move to management, Is that really MY job?, Tough Clients, Where does the money go?, Finding & Keeping the job you love Full Day: David Liss, BA, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM), CVPM Critical Care Nursing, Triage & Stabilization, Respiratory Emergencies, Acute Pancreatitis, GDV, Blood Gases Friday, October 10th 2014 Full Day: Compassion Fatigue Interactive Workshop with Katherine Dobbs, RVT, CVPM, PHR, CVPM Full Day: David Liss, BA, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM), CVPM Cardiovascular Physiology, Emergency CHF Management, Sepis, SIRS, DIC, Management of DKA, CPR for Technicians,, Pharmacology of Antibiotics Partial Day: John Nielsen, CVT, VTS (ECC), CVPP, CCRP Post-op Orthopedic & Neurologic Care & Rehab, Geriatric Conditioning, Obesity Management Partial Day: Ed Loebach, DVM, DABVP Purpose & Protocols: Vaccines Partial Day: CVT Guest Presented Case Studies. Submit yours today! Full Day: Nancy Shaffran, CVT, VTS (ECC) Local Anes. & Nerve Blocks, Feline Heartworm Disease, Surg. Sedation, Anes. & Pain Management, NSAIDs, Alpha 2 Agonists, Constant rate infusions for Pain Saturday, October 11th 2014 Full Day: Kristen Cooley, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia) Ins & Outs of the Anes. Machine, ECG Interpretation, Anes. for Renal Disease, Monitoring w/o Monitors, Mechanical Ventilation Partial Day: Joan Maurer, CVT, VTS - Zoo, BS, MS Lead & Zinc Toxicity in Birds, Parasitic Protozoa, Ciliates, Flagellates & Amoeba, Medical Benefits: Operant Conditioning- Zoo Animals Partial Day: Elaina A. Goldsmith, DVM, CVMA Nutrition: I Read It On The Internet, Nutrition: Managing Obesity Full Day: Elizabeth Thomovsky, DVM, MS, DACVECC Canine Blood Component Therapy, Feline specific Transfusion Concerns, Reproductive Emergencies, Comorbidities of the Blocked Tomcat, Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis Sunday, October 12th 2014 Full Day: Helena Heffel, CVT, MS: Equine lectures & Wet lab Behavior - history, body language, safety Lameness exams, trace pain paths and other problems through the muscle, skeletal system and the meridians. Acupressure, how to use key points to relieve selected problems


Canine Dentistry

October 11, 2014 - October 12, 2014

Location: Orlando, FL
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October 11th and 12th
Location: Orlando, Florida

This lecture and wet lab focuses on canine dentistry, periodontal pathology, oral surgery and radiographic interpretation.  Each participant has his/her own high speed delivery system and equipment. It is extremely practical and considerable time is spent in wet lab.  Please see web link for more information.  Instructor: Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM  14 RACE Hours


Neurology: Seizing the Core Components of Veterinary Conditions

October 15, 2014 - November 26, 2014

Location: Online
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This is a comprehensive 6-week course covering the neurology system of small and large animals. It begins with the complete neurology exam, focusing on sensorium, gait and posture, muscle tone, spinal nerve reflexes, cranial nerves, vision, palprebral fissure, strabismus, nystagmus, facial and trigeminal neurons. The brain is covered in depth (including causes and treatments of seizures), along with the vestibular system and cerebellum disorders and diseases. The course will wind down with spinal cord injuries and diseases. The course is RACE approved for 15 CE credits upon successful completion for both veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians.


ACVS Veterinary Symposium

October 16, 2014 - October 18, 2014

Location: San Diego, CA
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The ACVS defines the standards of surgical excellence for the profession, promotes advancements in veterinary surgery, and provides the latest in surgical educational programs. By fostering the highest standards of excellence in veterinary surgery, the ACVS is helping the veterinary profession achieve its goals of providing outstanding service to the public and care to animals.


Fall Conference for Veterinary Technicians & Assistants

October 18, 2014 - October 18, 2014

Location: University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
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Celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine Saturday October 18, 2014 This conference is aimed to enhance the veterinary technicians' and assistants' knowledge levels across a variety of disciplines. 2014 is a license renewal year for Georgia Veterinary Technicians!! All day attendance will provide 9 hours of Continuing Education Credit Fee - $150.00 includes Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Mixer Conference is put on by UGA CVM CE and the GVTAA


Vet and Tech Dental Course

October 19, 2014 - October 19, 2014

Location: Orlando, FL
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This program is intended to provide 7 hours of RACE accredited continuing education. Dr. Beckman�s radiographic positioning guide, lecture slides and lunch are provided. 8:30 am- 4:30 pm Morning Session: This is practical program for the veterinarian and veterinary technician interested in learning more about veterinary dentistry and expanding the scope of the dentistry services in their practices. Subjects include important conditions you need to know, increasing dentistry compliance, what you can do to take dentistry to the next level in your practice, oral examination and charting, intro to nerve blocks and pain management, intro to dental radiology, talking to owners about periodontal disease and an overview of veterinary dental products and equipment. Afternoon Session: This hands on lab provides the veterinarian and veterinary technician a simplified approach to obtaining quality dental radiographs without the traditional steep learning curve. Utilizing Dr. Beckman�s Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn technique and positioning for creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats.


Biking, Hiking, Wine Tasting and CE in Sunny Santa Barbara:

October 23, 2014 - October 26, 2014

Location: Santa Barbara
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Santa Barbara is truly the American Riviera - nestled between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean it is the home to some of California's best wineries and a Mediterranean climate and way of life. This conference October 23-26, 2014 will feature 15 hours of CE in Small Animal Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine and Cardiology by Drs. Ben Brainard (DACVA, DACVECC) and William Rausch (DACVIM-Cardiology). There will be optional group outings on bike and for wine tasting and full details can be found at vetlectures.com


WVC- On The Road

October 25, 2014 - October 25, 2014

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
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For over 86 years WVC has been a leading provider of quality, accredited continuing education for the veterinary professional. With WVC On The Road, you have the opportunity to experience a practical and constructive seminar taught by highly respected educator and prolific author Michael Leib, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM) conveniently located close to home. Join your neighbors for six hours of CE as Dr. Leib leads in-depth discussions of acute pancreatitis, intestinal parasites, chronic vomiting, and the latest therapies for GI diseases. By increasing your understanding of GI disease, you are better equipped to meet high standards of excellence in patient care. SMALL ANIMAL GASTROENTEROLOGY: What's New in Diagnosis & Treatment Early Registration Fee $85 until October 11, 2014 Late & Onsite Registration Fee $105 Breakfast & Lunch Included Saturday, October 25, 2014: 8:15a - 5:00p 6 CE Hours


ON DEMAND WEBINAR: Detailed 5 Part Simple and Surgical Extraction Series in the Dog & Cat

November 1, 2014 - November 30, 1999

Location: ONLINE
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Comprehensive extraction lectures and videos recorded live and now available on demand. Goes beyond the books with tips and tricks that you wont find anywhere else. Simple Extractions Intro to Surgical Extractions The Canines The Premolars The Molars Instructor: Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM Participants have unlimited access to lectures, videos and resources. 5 RACE accredited hours.


Feline Dentistry

November 1, 2014 - November 2, 2014

Location: Orlando, FL
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November 1st and 2nd
Location: Orlando, Florida

This lecture and wet lab focuses on feline dentistry, feline oral disease, oral surgery and radiology. Dr. Beckmans radiographic positioning book is provided. Each participant has his/her own high speed delivery system and equipment. It is extremely practical and considerable time is spent in wet lab.  Instructor: Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM 14 RACE Hours


Internal Medicine: Advanced Concepts in Small Animal Urology

November 1, 2014 - December 13, 2014

Location: Online
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This is a 6-week course that will guide veterinarians and advanced veterinary technicians to the practical diagnosis and treatment of urology cases. Course material enables participants to effectively evaluate the urinary system through history, physical exams and diagnostic testing to identify disease processes, and to accurately formulate a treatment plan with options. Uncomplicated, complicated and recurrent urinary tract infections are covered at length, along with the appropriate diagnostic and treatment regimens. Urolithiasis, FLUTD, feline idiopathic cystitis, urinary incontinence and upper and lower motor neuron bladder are covered, as well as other conditions. This course is RACE approved for 25 CE credits for both veterinarians and veterinary technicians.


Do I Need an Associate & How Do I Pay Them?

November 1, 2014 - November 29, 2014

Location: Online
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This is a 4-week course that covers best practices when hiring an associate veterinarian as well as how to design a fair compensation package. Topics covered include reasons to hire additional veterinary help, the impact a new veterinarian will have on the financial situation of a practice, skills needed in a new practice doctor, examples of how and where to find a new doctor, the various associate veterinarian financial compensation models, the various fringe benefits that are part of compensation packages, associate contract terms, and key performance indicators used to evaluate new associates. Common benefits, industry averages, and general employment contract concepts are also discussed. Donna Harris, DVM, MBA is the course instructor. This course is applicable for 10 CE credits through RACE for both veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians and for CVPMs through VHMA.


Potomac Regional Veterinary Conference

November 8, 2014 - November 8, 2014

Location: Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor Baltimore, Maryland
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Saturday, November 8, 2014 Time Technician Schedule 7:30 AM Continental Breakfast 8:00 - 8:50 am Dr. Howard Seim: Managing Feeding Tubes 8:50 - 9:40 am Dr. Howard Seim: Practice Tips 9:40 - 10:10 am Break in the Exhibit Hall 10:10 - 11:00 am Dr. Jennifer Hyman: Anatomy of the Eye and Diabetes and it's Affect on the Eye 11:00 - 11:50 am Dr. Joe Bernstein: Dermatology for the Veterinary Technician 11:50 - 12:50 pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall 1:00 - 2:00 pm Dr. David Twedt-Common Liver Diseases in the Dog 2:00 - 2:25 pm Break in the Exhibit Hall 2:25 - 3:25 pm Dr. Jay McDonnell: TBD 3:25 - 4:25 pm Dr. Jay McDonnell: TBD 7 hours of CE offered


Endocrinology: Diagnostics and Treatment of Common Endocrine Disorders

November 15, 2014 - December 13, 2014

Location: Online
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This is a 4-week course that focuses on the diagnostics and treatment of a variety of endocrinology diseases that affect dogs and cats. It explores hypo and hyper-adrenocorticism in dogs, diabetes mellitus and ketoacidosis, and thyroid diseases in both species. Alex Gallagher, DVM, MS, DACVIM will be instructing the course. The course provides 20 RACE approved CE credits to both veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians.


ON DEMAND WEBINAR: Detailed 5 Part Simple and Surgical Extraction Series in the Dog & Cat

December 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Location: ONLINE
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Comprehensive extraction lectures and videos recorded live and now available on demand. Goes beyond the books with tips and tricks that you wont find anywhere else. Simple Extractions Intro to Surgical Extractions The Canines The Premolars The Molars Instructor: Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM Participants have unlimited access to lectures, videos and resources. 5 RACE accredited hours.


AAHA Tampa 2015

March 12, 2015 - March 15, 2015

Location: Tampa, FL
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Nothing about AAHA's yearly conference is typical from our wide variety of continuing education topics and expert learning facilitators, to our one-of-a-kind social and networking events, you'll surely experience a conference like no other, in a city like no other.


Sunshine and CE in Picturesque Sedona, AZ

March 12, 2015 - March 15, 2015

Location: Amara Resort and Spa, Sedona, AZ
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Vet Lectures and The International Union of Veterinary Cyclists are hosting 15 hours of RACE-approved CE March 12-15, 2015 in the picturesque high desert red rock landscape of Sedona, Arizona. Top lecturers will be speaking on small animal cardiology and behavioral medicine. The conference will take place at the luxurious Amara Resort. The lecture schedule allows ample time for you to get out for hiking,biking, and generally enjoying the natural beauty of the area. Non-veterinary partners and friends are welcome. Complete info and registration can be found at www.vetlectures.com or by calling (773) CE4-VETS.