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Date: March 12, 2015
AAHA Tampa 2015
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Date: March 12, 2015
Sunshine and CE in Picturesque Sedona, AZ
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Date: March 15, 2015
Pharmacology: Conquering the Basics of Drugs
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Hill's Strengthens Partnership with Minnesota Urolith Center; More than 85,000 canine and feline urinary stones analyzed in 2014

January 6, 2015 TOPEKA, Kan. (January 6, 2015) - Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. has extended its partnership with the Minnesota Urolith Center (MUC) to reduce the worldwide incidence of urinary disease in companion animals and to enhance the global veterinary care of pets wi
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2nd Annual NAVTA Case Presentations at NAVC; Saturday January 17, 2015

December 24, 2014 Join NAVTA and these superb veterinary technicians as they present some very interesting cases!
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2nd Annual NAVTA Techncian Case Reports at NAVC - Saturday January 17, 2015

Come and join us as these superb veterinary techncians present special case reports!

  • Exocrine Pancreatic Tissue Atrophy and Nodular Hyperplasia in a Striped Skunk - Adrienne Kruzer, RVT
  • Trauma Surgery: Gun Shot Wound - Nicole Zacharias, CVT
  • Follow your arrow…where ever it may go! “Miah Thompson” - Trisha Roehling, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia)
  • Acute on Chronic Renal Disease in a Young Canid - Andrea C Johanson, BSc, CVT 
  • An Atypical Hemoabdomen - Jo Woodison, RVT
  • Evan’s Syndrome: A Case Study and the Technician’s Role - Susan Kolkka, AAS, LVT, VTS (Clinical Pathology)
  • Feline Malignant Neoplasia - Joseph M. DeFulio, LVT
  • It’s Getting Hot In Here: A Not So Cute, Acute Abdomen - Patricia Pate, CVT, VTS(ECC)
  • Canine Dystocia and Neonatal Resuscitation - Melissa Hulgreen, RVTg
  • Conjunctival Pedicle Graft for Treatment of Ulcerative Keratomycosis in a Horse - Kymberly Boukas, CVT

 

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.


Pharmacology: Conquering the Basics of Drugs

March 15, 2015 - December 31, 2015

Location: Online
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Pharmacology: Conquering the Basics of Drugs is a 6-week course that examines the most common classes of drugs used in today's veterinary practices. This course begins with factors that affect drug absorption, routes of administration, and controlled drug considerations. Calculations and conversions are covered extensively, along with antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic and antiviral drugs. Fluid therapy, anesthetics, analgesia, anticonvulsants, hormonal drugs and vaccines finish out the course. Course is on demand allowing students to enroll at any time. The course is RACE approved for 15 hours of CE credit for licensed veterinary technicians. Helen E. Roberts, DVM instructs.


Implementing Puppy and Kitten Socialization Programs

March 15, 2015 - December 31, 2015

Location: Online
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Behavior CE Course, Implementing Puppy and Kitten Socialization Programs, is available in on demand format � students may enroll at any time. This 3-week course will help veterinary team members become familiar with the science of socialization, while enabling them to create a program that will be a successful addition to the practice. The course is RACE approved for 12 CE credits for licensed veterinary technicians. Amanda Eick, RVT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, VTS-Behavior instructs.


Telephone Courtesy and Client Service

March 15, 2015 - December 31, 2015

Location: Online
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Receptionist and Client Services CE Course, Telephone Courtesy and Client Service, is available in on demand format � students may enroll at any time. This 2-week course will utilize content from the customized handbook from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Students learn practical skills for handling specific types of callers and polishing telephone etiquette. Topics covered include excellent client service delivery with telephone communications, proper telephone etiquette and techniques, determining client needs via question and answering platform and active listening, handling difficult and emotional situations over the phone, conveying a professional image and attitude over the phone, and determining your own style of communication as well as areas that need improvement. Course is VHMA approved for 5 CE credits for CVPM�s.


Veterinary Dentistry & Radiology for the Veterinarian and Technician

March 29, 2015 - March 29, 2015

Location: Sacramento, California
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Secrets to Dental Success Lecture - AM This lecture provides a dentistry service blueprint for the veterinarian and veterinary technician outlining the steps it takes to meet and exceed today's Standard of Care. Maximize Radiography Technique and Efficiency Lab - PM Utilizing Dr. Beckman's Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn everything that you need to start creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/vet-dental-course-sacramento-california/


Neurology: Seizing the Core Components of Veterinary Conditions

April 1, 2015 - May 13, 2015

Location: Online
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Neurology: Seizing the Core Components of Veterinary Conditions 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. Course meets the requirements for 15 RACE hours of CE credit for licensed veterinary technicians and veterinarians. Stephanie Kube, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) instructs.


Exotic Medicine: Diseases and Disorders of Companion Animal Exotics

April 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015

Location: Online
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Exotic Medicine: Diseases and Disorders of Companion Animal Exotics is an 8-week, advanced level course, which will help team members increase their knowledge of the diseases and disorders that often present to practices, enabling them to provide comprehensive client education, and to help develop effective diagnostic and treatment protocols. This 8-week course is comprehensive and taught at an advanced level, covering diseases and disorders of every organ system of ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, small rodents, sugar gliders, and hedgehogs. Each species is unique in the diseases and disorders they experience; therefore, each system is covered in detail, and covers viral, bacterial, and parasite infections, along with neoplasia. Course is in on demand format allowing students to enroll at any time. Course meets the requirements for 25 RACE hours of CE credit for licensed veterinary technicians. Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia), VTS (Clinical Practice-Exotic Companion Animal) instructs.


Nutrition: Filling Your Bowl with Core Concepts

April 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015

Location: Online
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Nutrition: Filling Your Bowl with Core Concepts CE course is available on demand � students may enroll at any time. This entry-level 8-week course discusses the basic elements and components of the nutritional requirements of dogs and cats. This course will help the student understand the nutrients required to make a complete and balanced diet as well as the requirements of AAFCO (American Association of Feed Control Officials), the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) and the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). In addition, students will be able to calculate the caloric needs for individual patients based on their life style and/or disease. Course provides for 20 RACE hours of CE credit for licensed veterinary technicians as well as accepted by The Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians for their CE requirements. Kara Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS-Nutrition, Dentistry (H), Internal Medicine (H) instructs.


FREE CE Course - Keeping the Family/Pet Bond Strong Through the Senior Years

April 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015

Location: Online
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Keeping the Family/Pet Bond Strong Through the Senior Years will provide an overview of the importance of preventive care for dogs and cats and team member responsibilities along with sharing resources to use to build strong preventive medicine protocols. This course is based on a NAVTA webinar presented December 4, 2014. Course meets the requirements for 1 RACE hours of CE credit for licensed veterinary technicians and veterinarians.


Effective Communication for the Veterinary Team

April 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015

Location: Online
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Practice Management CE Course, Effective Communication for the Veterinary Team is available in on demand format � students may enroll at any time. This 2-week course is designed for every member of the practice team to improve communication. Topics covered include elements and styles of communication, facilitating communication, how to recognize conflict in a timely manner, dealing with conflict in a constructive manner, how to effectively communicate with clients who are upset or emotional, and developing a communication code of conduct specific to your practice. This course is VHMA approved for 5 CE credits for CVPMs. Susie Crockett, CVPM instructs.


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

April 15, 2015 - May 13, 2015

Location: Online
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Practice Management CE Course: Do I need an Associate and How Do I Pay Them? is 4-week course covering best practices when hiring an associate veterinarian as well as designing 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. This course is applicable for 10 CE credits for CVPMs through VHMA. Donna Harris, DVM, MBA instructs.


2015 CACVT Spring Conference

April 24, 2015 - April 26, 2015

Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Join CACVT in Colorado Springs, Colorado for the 2015 CACVT Spring Conference. Spring Conference is an annual 3 day conference designed with veterinary technicians in mind. Earn Continuing Education Credit on a variety of topics from the nations most sought after speakers, discover new products and tips from industry exhibitors, and network with colleagues in an intimate conference setting. For more information visit http://cacvt.org/upcoming-events/


CE at Sea: Raising the Standard of Veterinary Care with Laser Therapy

April 25, 2015 - April 30, 2015

Location: Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas
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Join us beginning April 25th aboard the luxurious Royal Caribbean�s Liberty of the Seas & earn 7 CE hours for less than $950! This CE event will feature the following innovative laser therapy topics: - Latest Laser Therapy Techniques - Clinical Applications - Canine Rehabilitation - Managing Osteoarthritis - Successful Integration Tips - Maximizing Your Return on Investment Visit www.aimla.org for more details!


Veterinary Dental Radiographic Interpretation 5 Part Series ON DEMAND WEBINAR

May 1, 2015 - May 31, 2015

Location: Online
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Learn How to Interpret Dental Radiographs in Dogs and Cats! This comprehensive 5 part On Demand Webinar Series provides a case approach to diagnosing and treating veterinary dental pathology. RACE accredited 5 hours CE. Taught by Dr. Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/webinars-on-demand/


Simple and Surgical Extractions in the Dog and Cat 5 Part Series ON DEMAND WEBINAR

May 1, 2015 - May 31, 2015

Location: Online
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Conquer Extractions in Dogs and Cats with this Comprehensive Extraction Series. Goes beyond the books with Tips and Tricks you won�t find anywhere else with fantastic images and video. RACE accredited 5 hours CE. Taught by Dr. Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/webinars-on-demand/


Comprehensive Feline Dentistry 8 Part Series ON DEMAND WEBINAR

May 1, 2015 - May 31, 2015

Location: Online
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Maximize Your Feline Dentistry Knowledge and Create the Ultimate Feline Dentistry Service in Your Practice. RACE accredited 8 hours CE. Taught by Dr. Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/webinars-on-demand/


Endocrinology: Atypical Disorders of the Endocrine System

May 1, 2015 - May 29, 2015

Location: Online
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Endocrinology: Atypical Disorders of the Endocrine System CE course begins May 1, 2015. This is a 4-week course that focuses on the diagnostics and treatment of a variety of endocrinology diseases that affect patients. It explores the diagnosis and treatment of critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency, hyperadrenocorticism in 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 of the course provides 20 RACE approved CE credits to both veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians. Alex Gallagher, DVM, MS, DACVIM instructs.


Internal Medicine: Diseases and Treatments in Small Animal Hematologic Diseases

May 1, 2015 - May 29, 2015

Location: Online
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Internal Medicine: Diseases and Treatments in Small Animal Hematologic Diseases begins May 1, 2015. This intense 4-week course is designed to build on the knowledge base of veterinarians, improving diagnostics and treatment options. 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. Course meets the requirements for 20 RACE hours of CE credit for licensed veterinary technicians and veterinarians. Allison O�Kell, DVM, MS, DACVIM instructs.


Veterinary Dentistry & Radiology for the Veterinarian and Technician

May 17, 2015 - May 17, 2015

Location: Boston Area in Dover Massachusetts
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Secrets to Dental Success Lecture - AM This lecture provides a dentistry service blueprint for the veterinarian and veterinary technician outlining the steps it takes to meet and exceed today's Standard of Care. Maximize Radiography Technique and Efficiency Lab - PM Utilizing Dr. Beckman's Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn everything that you need to start creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/vet-dental-course-boston-dover/


Veterinary Dental Radiographic Interpretation 5 Part Series ON DEMAND WEBINAR

June 1, 2015 - June 30, 2015

Location: Online
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Learn How to Interpret Dental Radiographs in Dogs and Cats! This comprehensive 5 part On Demand Webinar Series provides a case approach to diagnosing and treating veterinary dental pathology. RACE accredited 5 hours CE. Taught by Dr. Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/webinars-on-demand/


Simple and Surgical Extractions in the Dog and Cat 5 Part Series ON DEMAND WEBINAR

June 1, 2015 - June 30, 2015

Location: Online
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Conquer Extractions in Dogs and Cats with this Comprehensive Extraction Series. Goes beyond the books with Tips and Tricks you won�t find anywhere else with fantastic images and video. RACE accredited 5 hours CE. Taught by Dr. Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/webinars-on-demand/


2015 ACVIM Forum

June 3, 2015 - June 6, 2015

Location: Indianapolis, IN
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If you are interested in being a top tier veterinary technician in internal medicine, then the 2015 ACVIM Forum is the place to go. Earn up to 32 CE credits attending case report presentations, technician sessions and workshops that are built with you in mind. Registration is open.


Veterinary Dentistry & Radiology for the Veterinarian and Technician

June 7, 2015 - June 7, 2015

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Secrets to Dental Success Lecture - AM This lecture provides a dentistry service blueprint for the veterinarian and veterinary technician outlining the steps it takes to meet and exceed today's Standard of Care. Maximize Radiography Technique and Efficiency Lab - PM Utilizing Dr. Beckman's Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn everything that you need to start creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/vet-dental-course-minneapolis/


Veterinary Dentistry & Radiology for the Veterinarian and Technician

June 28, 2015 - June 28, 2015

Location: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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Secrets to Dental Success Lecture - AM This lecture provides a dentistry service blueprint for the veterinarian and veterinary technician outlining the steps it takes to meet and exceed today's Standard of Care. Maximize Radiography Technique and Efficiency Lab - PM Utilizing Dr. Beckman's Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn everything that you need to start creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/vet-dental-course-bloomfield-hills-michigan/


Veterinary Dentistry & Radiology for the Veterinarian and Technician

July 19, 2015 - July 19, 2015

Location: Denver, Colorado
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Secrets to Dental Success Lecture - AM This lecture provides a dentistry service blueprint for the veterinarian and veterinary technician outlining the steps it takes to meet and exceed today's Standard of Care. Maximize Radiography Technique and Efficiency Lab - PM Utilizing Dr. Beckman's Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn everything that you need to start creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/vet-dental-course-denver-colorado/


Veterinary Dentistry & Radiology for the Veterinarian and Technician

August 2, 2015 - August 2, 2015

Location: Anchorage, Alaska
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Secrets to Dental Success Lecture - AM This lecture provides a dentistry service blueprint for the veterinarian and veterinary technician outlining the steps it takes to meet and exceed today's Standard of Care. Maximize Radiography Technique and Efficiency Lab - PM Utilizing Dr. Beckman's Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn everything that you need to start creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/vet-dental-course-anchorage-alaska/


Veterinary Dentistry & Radiology for the Veterinarian and Technician

August 9, 2015 - August 9, 2015

Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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Secrets to Dental Success Lecture - AM This lecture provides a dentistry service blueprint for the veterinarian and veterinary technician outlining the steps it takes to meet and exceed today's Standard of Care. Maximize Radiography Technique and Efficiency Lab - PM Utilizing Dr. Beckman's Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn everything that you need to start creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/vet-dental-course-st-louis-missouri/


Veterinary Dentistry & Radiology for the Veterinarian and Technician

September 13, 2015 - September 13, 2015

Location: Norfolk - Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Secrets to Dental Success Lecture - AM This lecture provides a dentistry service blueprint for the veterinarian and veterinary technician outlining the steps it takes to meet and exceed today's Standard of Care. Maximize Radiography Technique and Efficiency Lab - PM Utilizing Dr. Beckman's Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn everything that you need to start creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/vet-dental-course-norfolk-virginia-beach/


Veterinary Dentistry & Radiology for the Veterinarian and Technician

October 4, 2015 - October 4, 2015

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
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Secrets to Dental Success Lecture - AM This lecture provides a dentistry service blueprint for the veterinarian and veterinary technician outlining the steps it takes to meet and exceed today's Standard of Care. Maximize Radiography Technique and Efficiency Lab - PM Utilizing Dr. Beckman's Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn everything that you need to start creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/vet-dental-course-honolulu-hawaii/


Veterinary Dentistry & Radiology for the Veterinarian and Technician

October 11, 2015 - October 11, 2015

Location: Atlanta, Georgia
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Secrets to Dental Success Lecture - AM This lecture provides a dentistry service blueprint for the veterinarian and veterinary technician outlining the steps it takes to meet and exceed today's Standard of Care. Maximize Radiography Technique and Efficiency Lab - PM Utilizing Dr. Beckman's Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn everything that you need to start creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/vet-dental-course-atlanta-georgia/


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

October 22, 2015 - October 25, 2015

Location: Santa Barbara, CA
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We are thrilled to be returning to one of our favorite locations for CE - this costal hidden gem nestled between the Santa Ynez Mountains is home to some of California's best wineries and a Mediterranean climate and way of life. This conference October 22-25, 2015 will feature 15 hours of CE in Small Animal Opthalmology, Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine by Drs. Marie Kerl (DACVIM, DACVECC), Elizabeth Giuliano (DACVO) and Megan Seekins (DACVECC). There will be optional group outings on bike and for wine tasting. Full details at vetlectures.com


Veterinary Dentistry & Radiology for the Veterinarian and Technician

November 8, 2015 - November 8, 2015

Location: Orlando, Florida
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Secrets to Dental Success Lecture - AM This lecture provides a dentistry service blueprint for the veterinarian and veterinary technician outlining the steps it takes to meet and exceed today's Standard of Care. Maximize Radiography Technique and Efficiency Lab - PM Utilizing Dr. Beckman's Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn everything that you need to start creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats. Website: http://veterinarydentistry.net/vet-dental-course-orlando-florida/


CE in Paradise

February 13, 2016 - February 18, 2016

Location: Baja, Mexico
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Picture if you will sunshine, warm clean water, kayaking, white sand beaches, stand-up paddle boarding, unbeatable tacos, mountain biking and World-Class Continuing Education......Now picture that in February. We will make a triumphant return to our winter home on the Sea of Cortez for 6 days and 5 nights of all-inclusive seaside Continuing Education. All lectures will be new for 2016. This is a small group meeting and limited to 16 attendees. Feb 13-18, 2016. Full details at vetlectures.com


VetTechLife CE on the Sea

March 17, 2016 - March 21, 2016

Location: Fort Lauderdale to Cozumel
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Come join us for sun, sand and CE! Sailing from Ft. Lauderdale to Cozumel on the Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas, this CE event offers child care, top notch speakers, RACE accreditation, gourmet meals included, surfing, skating, swimming, nightlife and so much more! Under $1200 (pp double occupancy) gets attendees meals, CE and a beautiful balcony room. Lesser rooms are available for additional savings. $100 refundable deposit reserves a balcony room. There are monthly payment options available as well. Speaker list to be announced very soon. 12+ hours of continuing education available.