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Internal Medicine: Advanced Concepts in Small Animal Nephrology
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Equine: The Trail to Core Nursing Skills
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NEUTERING HEALTH EFFECTS MORE SEVERE FOR GOLDEN RETRIEVERS THAN LABRADORS

July 14, 2014 Labrador retrievers are less vulnerable than golden retrievers to the long-term health effects of neutering, as evidenced by higher rates of certain joint disorders and devastating cancers, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Cali
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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

August 1, 2014 - August 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: Advanced Concepts in Small Animal Nephrology

August 1, 2014 - September 26, 2014

Location: Online
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Medical/Clinical CE course, Internal Medicine: Advanced Concepts in Small Animal Nephrology, begins August 1, 2014. This is an advanced course that addresses the diagnostic indicators and clinically advanced treatment protocols for dogs and cats experiencing renal disease. Acute renal failure, chronic renal failure, glomerular disease, and familial renal diseases are covered in detail. Course participants will be able to effectively evaluate the nephrology system through history, physical exams, and diagnostic testing in order to accurately identify the disease process, and provide clients with options that will ensure patient comfort and client satisfaction. Additionally, the student will study the pathophysiology and laboratory findings for breed-specific syndromes. This is an advanced course that addresses the diagnostic indicators and clinically advanced treatment protocols for dogs and cats experiencing renal disease. Acute renal failure, chronic renal failure, glomerular disease, and familial renal diseases are covered in detail. See the course catalog page of our website for additional information and registration


Equine: The Trail to Core Nursing Skills

August 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Location: Online - On Demand
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This CE course is for veterinary technicians and assistants and it is available in on-demand format � participants may enroll at any time. This 6-week course will help participants develop stable management plans that incorporate excellent husbandry skills, along with restraint, hoof care and proper procedures used to trailer a horse safely. Understanding equine behavior is critical to the nurse, and both normal and abnormal behaviors are discussed. In addition, basic equine anatomy is covered, providing a background for understanding basic nursing procedures, relating to physical, lameness, ophthalmic and neurological exams. Catheter placement, blood collection and medication and fluid administration techniques are covered extensively. Understanding the digestive physiology of horses is critical, and students will be able to determine the nutritional requirements for various life stages, as well as those patients with special nutritional needs that can aid in the treatment of various diseases. Course meets the requirements for 15 RACE hours of CE credit for veterinary technicians.


Emergency and Critical Care: Fluid Therapy and Transfusion Medicine

August 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Location: Online - On Demand
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This 5-week CE course was developed for technicians and advanced assistants in on-demand format; participants may enroll at any time. Course will cover the topics of electrolytes, fluid therapy, transfusion medicine, and acid-base in relation to the treatment of dogs and cats. Participants will discover the importance of each electrolyte contained in various therapeutic fluids, what these electrolytes are and how they work to balance electrolyte deficiencies in compromised patients. Various venous access points in dogs and cats as well as the types of intravenous catheters, insertion techniques, and maintenance of the catheter site will be covered. Types of fluids will also be discussed including their usage for shock therapy and specific patient ailments. An introduction to transfusion medicine is included in this course and provides the student with the knowledge of blood products, transfusion reactions, and transfusion patient management. The last component of this course discusses acid-base balance and its importance in patient fluid therapy management. The course meets the requirements for 15 RACE hour CE credits for veterinary technicians.


Core Veterinary Skills: Mathematical Calculations

August 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Location: Online - On Demand
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Core Veterinary Skills: Mathematical Calculations is a 6-week course designed to provide an overview of basic concepts related to veterinary calculations. Numerous worked examples are included to develop the student's confidence in carrying out the procedures involved. Each type of calculation has its own separate section, created to present the concepts in the clearest method possible. The course is structured in such a way that the student can progress from a simple explanation of the arithmetic principles involved to the application of these principles essential to veterinary calculations. The course is RACE approved for 15 CE credits for veterinary technicians.


Internal Medicine: Advanced Concepts in Small Animal Nephrology

August 1, 2014 - September 12, 2014

Location: Online
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This is an advanced 6-week course that will guide the participant to a practical understanding of the factors in renal disease diagnosis and treatment, either as the supervising veterinarian or as the practice team member involved in assisting the veterinarian with such cases. Internal Medicine: Advanced Concepts in Small Animal Nephrology addresses the diagnostic indicators and clinically advanced treatment protocols for dogs and cats experiencing renal disease. Acute renal failure, chronic renal failure, glomerular disease, and familial renal diseases are covered in detail, providing practitioners with the tools to manage such intense cases. The course meets the requirements for 25 RACE hour credits for both veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians.


Pain Management: Wind Down Pain in Companion Animals by Winding Up Protocols

August 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Location: Online - On Demand
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Wind Down Pain in Companion Animals by Winding Up Protocols is available in on-demand format; participants may enroll at any time to begin their 8-week session. This course focuses on the physiology of pain and the development of acute pain to chronic and neuropathic pain. Recognition of pain and development of a pain scale to use in your practice or facility will be strongly reviewed. Pharmacologic management of pain for companion animals will be studied in detail. Multimodal analgesia will be discussed extensively since this has been designated as the most effective way to manage pain. Physical medicine issues such as acupuncture and rehabilitation will be briefly discussed. Cancer, Quality-of-Life, Hospice and Palliative Care will be topics of discussion and study. Finally, participation in detailed case studies will enable the student to be a valuable, contributing member to the veterinary health care team in the welfare of their animal patients. Course meets the requirements for 25 CE hour credits for both veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians through RACE.


Nutrition: Managing Disease in Companion Animals

August 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Location: Online - On Demand
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Nutrition: Managing Disease in Companion Animals is available in on-demand format; students may enroll at any time. This 8-week course discusses the treatment of diseases that are nutritionally responsive. Students will determine key characteristics of ideal diets to aid in the management of obesity, diabetes, urolithiasis, dermatoses, chronic renal failure, dental health, gastrointestinal diseases, cancer, mobility and cardiovascular disease. Studies are presented in the reading material to aid in the understanding of the disease and treatment process. This course is appropriate for veterinary technicians and veterinarians who provide nutrient recommendations to clients on a daily basis and who wish a deeper understanding of nutrition as it relates to diseases common to companion animals. The components of this course are critical to developing an understanding of why particular nutrients and diets are recommended to treat nutritionally responsive diseases. Course meets the requirements for 20 CE hour credits for both veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians through RACE.


Free CE Course - Urinary Tract Infections: Clearing up a Cloudy Topic

August 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Location: Online - On Demand
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In a collaborative effort between Nutrimax Laboratories and VetMedTeam, we are pleased to offer the free course, Urinary Tract Infections: Clearing up a Cloudy Topic. The course provides 3 CE credits for both veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians through RACE. This course is designed to help veterinary team members become acquainted with the causes of urinary tract infections, implement efficient diagnostic protocols and review treatment options to aid in the management of the disease. Every practice strives to provide the best care for their patients and, through proper diagnostics, patients with urinary tract infections can receive timely medical management with successful resolution of the infection and cessation of symptoms. The course provides 3 CE credits for both veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians through RACE.


Free CE Courses - Case Study Investigations

August 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Location: Online - On Demand
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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.


Dentistry: Polishing Up Your Dental Basics

August 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Location: Online - On Demand
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This is a 6-week course that will take veterinary team members through many facets of dental care. It begins with general dental anatomy and the development of teeth as neonates. It reviews the components of a thorough oral examination and how to prepare and present a treatment estimate. From there the course will move into areas core to the job responsibilities of both veterinary assistants and veterinary technicians. Dental equipment and safe usage is reviewed. The prophylaxis procedure is covered extensively, including the use of nerve and local block for the prevention of pain. Anesthesia, including preoperative, perioperative and recovery, is discussed. Charting, radiograph techniques and interpretation finish out this extensive course. Course meets the requirements for 15 RACE hours of CE credit for licensed veterinary technicians.


35th Annual AAV Conference & Expo

August 2, 2014 - August 6, 2014

Location: Sheraton Hotel, New Orleans, LA
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35th Annual Association of Avian Veterinarians Conference & Expo From exotics, to wild life, and back yard poultry, the 35th Annual AAV Conference & Expo is your source for avian medicine education. With over 90 different topics, it offers information from cutting edge research, to master classes, to round‐ table discussions, to practical hand‐on labs. The technicians track and the clinical track offers sessions ranging from Wound Management in the Avian Patient, to Avian Emergency and Critical Care, to Backyard Poultry Viruses the Technician Needs to Know. The Sunday Night Kick‐Off event is your first opportunity to share stories with your fellow attendees. This is your time to meet new colleagues, reunite with old friends, and have some relaxed, New Orleans fun. The AAV will completely take over the Rock N Bowl. We will have food, beverages (beer, wine and mixed drinks included!), local live music and even a bowling tournament. Don't miss this event. It will be the talk of the conference.


Oncology: An Overview of Cancer in Small Animals

August 15, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Location: Online - On Demand
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This is a 6-week course that will help you and your practice create the best medical approach for your clients and patients through a strong foundation in the basics of oncology. Topics covered include normal vs. abnormal cells, tumor characteristics, the process of carcinogenesis, effective diagnostic imaging technologies, effective sample acquisition methods, paraneoplastic syndromes, effective treatment options, safety and protective measures, pain management and nutritional protocols for cancer patients, and end-of-life measures for cancer patients and their owners. This course is RACE approved for 18 hours of CE for licensed veterinary technicians.


The VetMedTeam NAVTA Journal Exam ePortal

August 15, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Location: Online - On Demand
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The VetMedTeam NAVTA Journal Exam Portal provides licensed technicians with the opportunity to earn 1 CE credit for reading an article then taking a test on the corresponding article. The NAVTA Journal is the official publication of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) and is a members-only benefit. This dynamic clinical bi-monthly is the only continuing education publication sanctioned by NAVTA for its members. Articles available for CE credit range from the current issue to publications in 2012. The most recent articles include: FLUTD: Using Nutrition to Go with the Flow Convention 2014; Triage: An In-Depth Assessment February/March 2014; Canine Sports Medicine and Its Injuries: Part 1 February/March 2014; Fish Oils and Fatty Acids in Cardiac Patients February/March 2014; Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture April/May 2014; Updated Heartworm Guidelines: Shape Practice Protocols April/May 2014; Canine Sports Medicine and Its Injuries Part 2: Common Canine Athlete Soft Tissue Injuries Treatment and Prevention April/May 2014; Advanced Catheterization Techniques: Nasoesophageal and Nasogastric Intubation June/July 2014; In Hospital Rehabilitation of Recumbent and Neurological Patients June/July 2014; Understanding the Septic Patient June/July 2014


Free CE Course - Urinary Incontinence: When Good Dogs Leak

August 15, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Location: Online - On Demand
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Free CE Course in partnership with Merck� Animal Health, Urinary Incontinence: When Good Dogs Leak, is now open for enrollment. 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 technicians through RACE.


Free CE Course - Feline Senior Care Guidelines

August 15, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Location: Online - On Demand
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Free CE Course for veterinarians, technicians and assistants: Feline Senior Care Guidelines. The American Association of Feline Practitioners has developed a set of general guidelines for the care of the aging cat. This course discusses the AAFP senior guidelines and how to implement them into a veterinary practice. The course is available for open enrollment in asynchronous format for optimal convenience and is approved by RACE for 2 CE credits for veterinarians and technicians.


Vet and Tech Dental Course

August 17, 2014 - August 17, 2014

Location: Seattle, Washington
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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.


Vet and Tech Dental Course

August 24, 2014 - August 24, 2014

Location: Portland, Oregon
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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

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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.