Ongoing CE Opportunities

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College Programs/ Certificates/ Diplomas

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20 CE Credits

This program will teach students the importance of providing an appropriate environment for a wide range of animals in both short and long term rehabilitation situations from an ecological viewpoint. The program will give students a solid foundation on wildlife rehabilitation knowledge, diagnostic and nursing skills gained through practical experience. Graduates will be able to explore a wide range of career opportunities in both the private and public sectors, including employment in natural resources, zoos, and wildlife parks, avian rehabilitation centers, natural bird sanctuaries, orphanage programs and any small or large animal veterinary clinic that receives injured wild animals. Worth 20 CE credits upon completion of program.

15 CE Credits

This micro-credential was designed by Dr. Ray Reynan (past President of the Ontario Association of Bovine Practitioners and Canadian Association of Bovine Practitioners) and Wayne Shewfelt (past President of Ontario Association of Bovine Practitioners) and former winner of the prestigious American Association of Bovine Practitioners Dairy Veterinary of the Year Award.

Successful candidates will be able to function independently and confidently as part of a veterinary service delivery team.
These micro-credentials are offered online with farm school assessments in Haileybury, Ontario or other locations. Micro-credentials are an ideal option for achieving badges of completion for professional development that can also be placed in LinkedIn accounts.

MICRO-CREDENTIALS ARE OFFERED AT YOUR OWN PACE, SEMESTER BASED, AND CONTINUOUS INTAKE

Modules include:

Stockmanship
Learn about herd and animal behavior, handle cattle with personal safety,and in a way that minimizes animal stress.

Dairy Industry
This module will introduce the structure of the supply management system for dairy production, including an introduction to how milk checks are calculated and managed by producers.

Life of a Diary Cow
Review the life cycle of a dairy cow from birth to herd removal. Particular focus on the impacts and assessment of the cow environment, from stall design to ventilation.

Udder Health/Milk Quality and Mastitis
Gain techniques to troubleshoot milk quality issues from the collection of farm data, cleanliness, and aseptic samples.

Reproduction/Manipulation of Cycles and Breeding
This unit explores the reproductive physiology of the modern dairy cow, including breeding synchronization protocols, use of computer software in tracking herd reproductive performance, and the role of technicians in both data entry and report preparation for dairy veterinarians.

Nutrition
This module explores shaker boxes, audits, evaluating feed samples, and reading a feed tag.

Transition Cow Management
Learn to use various computer software and monitoring programs in detection of transition cow disorders. Formally capture
herd data such as body condition scoring and BHB sampling to assist in in this capacity.

Dairy Software
Learn to run Dairycomp software. Prepare and interpret reports on milk production, reproduction, and health events.

Dairy Medications
Review basic protocols, reporting requirements, and safety procedures to administer treatments and vaccination programs at a herd level.

Health Management
Learn about common issues encountered in Canadian dairies, and the role of the technician in data collection, treatment, and monitoring for pathogens.

Hoof Health and Lameness
Develop skill in lameness evaluation and recording, as well as assessment of current farm hoof health protocols. Environmental and nutritional contributions will also be discussed.

Cost: $1895

To Register: NCMicro@northern.on.ca 

 

Book a seminar/Lunch & Learn or in-person course

4 CE Credits

Looking for a comprehensive course on anesthesia and medical math? Look no further than Southwest Veterinary’s Anesthesia and Medical Math course. Our experienced coaches bring a wealth of knowledge to general practices, covering everything from drug safety for renal, cardiac, and pregnant dogs to overcoming common issues like tachycardia and low blood pressure.

In this four-hour workshop, RVTs will dive deep into anesthesia, learning everything from the basics to monitoring and keeping your patients at a level plane. We will go deep into end tidal monitoring and how useful it is in these patients. Plus, we’ll review common medical math to ensure your patients are getting accurately dosed and how to start a CRI on your patients with or without a syringe pump.

$750 up to 8 staff members

To register southwestvetcoaching@gmail.com

5 CE Credits

The Animal Dental Care Wet Lab is a full day, hands-on educational program with in-depth training in professional dental cleaning, state of the art in digital charting, as well as oral radiography technique using computed radiography.

This uniquely designed program is provided for a veterinarian and registered veterinary technician from the same practice to enhance learning as a team.

In-depth training is done for veterinarians in local anesthesia and extraction techniques.

To register – info@animaldentalcare.com

Location – Guelph Veterinary Specialty Hospital, 1460 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario, N1L 1C8

Time – 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Cost – $2300.00 + HST for each DVM and RVT

CE Credits vary

For registration, course descriptions and dates please visit: http://www.caninefoundations.com/seminars/. Click on ‘Registration Details’ beside the course that you’re interested in, to find out about dates and locations.

1. Animal Control Canine Self Defense (4 CE Credits)
2. Canine Behaviour 101 (4 CE Credits)
3. CEFA: Canine Emergency First Aid (5 CE Credits for a full day)
4. Dog to Dog Aggression Basic (4 CE Credits)
5. Canine Behaviour 102 – Separation Anxiety (4 CE Credits)
6. Canine Behaviour 103 – Resource Guarding (4 CE Credits)
7. Canine Behaviour 104 – Territorial Guarding (4 CE Credits)
8. Canine Behaviour 105- Canine Temperament Assessment (5 CE Credits for day)
9. Canine Attendant Training (5 CE Credits for day)
10. Animal Control Canine Behaviour 101 (4 CE Credits for day)

1 CE Credits

Efficient instrument processing; is your clinic ready? Contact Ceva to schedule a Lunch and Learn with one of their representatives to find out. Pheromones Explained  is another Lunch and Learn topic Ceva can present. Call 1-800-510-8864.

Client Education and Compliance

1.5 CE Credits

Designed in collaboration with the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), this covers simple, easily-applicable and industry-specific marketing concepts.

This training session is designed to help veterinary teams to refine their recommendation making skills and aims to maximize clients’ compliance with recommendations.

Key concepts:

·       Get to know your clients, earn their trust and establish a rapport.

·       Use education and communication to foster better compliance.

·       Stand out and make your clients feel special.

To learn more or to book a session with your Account Executive, please call 1 800-668-2368.

Client satisfaction

1.5 CE Credits

Designed in collaboration with the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), this covers simple, easily-applicable and industry-specific marketing concepts.

It is increasingly difficult to exceed client expectations, especially in a fast-paced clinic environment. This training session outlines a 4-step process that can be easily used in clinics to better understand clients’ points of view and instill the best actions for maintaining healthy trust-based relationships with them.

Key concepts:

·       Identify various types of interaction and how they impact the client-clinic relationship.

·       Acknowledge the importance of getting client feedback about the practice and staff.

·       Be responsive to client input and make the necessary changes.

To learn more or to book a session with your Account Executive, please call 1 800-668-2368

Communicating Well

1 CE Credits

The key to a team’s success is communication, so CDMV provides a training that will help you understand your team’s different personalities and how to integrate a variety of tools and improve communication at work.

Key concepts:

  • Understanding emotional intelligence
  • Personality assessment
  • Effective communication

To learn more or to book a session with your Account Executive, please call 1 800-668-2368.

2 CE Credits

Compassionate End-of-Life Care Communication Strategies

Learning outcomes:

  • Develop an understanding of how to convey compassion as you communicate with a grieving family.
  • Learn how judging a family’s decision for End-of-Life Care creates communication barriers and increases the care providers risk for burden transfer and burnout.
  • Learn the do’s and don’ts of End-of-Life Care Communication
  • Explore the role body language plays in EOL Care communication and learn the do’s and don’ts of body language
  • Develop strategies for navigating End-of-Life Care communication challenges

Take away: The best gift you can give a grieving family is learning how to be a compassionate communicator. The best gift you can give yourself as an EOL care provider is learning not to judge the family’s decision.

Introduction: a bit about who we are and what we do

Why a good death matters – we talk about the four steps to creating a meaningful experience using the acronym CARE.

Discover the important role that compassionate communication plays in providing a meaningful experience

Learn how judging the family’s decision impacts our ability to be compassionate communicators  as well as our own wellbeing. Develop an understanding of the unique set of “budgets” that each family has that impacts their timing.

Learn the dos and don’ts of End-of-Life Care communication.

Learn the role that body language plays and the dos and don’ts of body language.

Explore other non verbal ways to communicate warmth and compassion.

Navigating Communication Challenges- 4 common communication challenges and strategies to help (silent family, the ‘rushy’ family, family not on the same page, family with children).

Answering tough questions: review a few of the tough questions we get asked as End-of-Life Care Providers and learn strategies to reply with grace and compassion.

To schedule a training session: endoflifecaretraining@gmail.com

 

1 CE Credits
  • Feline Hyperthyroidisn: A one hour presentation focused on team training of feline hyperthyroidism.
  • Canine Hyperadrenocorticism: A one hour presentation focused on team training of canine hyperadrenocorticism.
  • Otitis Externa: A one hour presentation focused on team training of otitis externa.

To book a Dechra lunch and learn, please email Cheryl Bedford-Buffett: cheryl.bedford@dechra.com

5 CE Credits

Participants learn through a combined curriculum of didactic and hands-on wet labs using cadavers. During the radiology portion of the day, the instructors will guide participants through tips and tricks for obtaining the skills needed to successfully obtain full mouth image series on cats and dogs.

Cost: $999.00

 

5 CE Credits

Discover your unique strengths and how to leverage them for optimal performance in your personal and professional life. This program includes an asynchronous psychometric evaluation of your strengths, a detailed report, a presentation of the importance of strengths through the lens of positive psychology,  as well as one-on-one coaching to specifically address your report and what it means for you. You’ll walk away knowing what makes you unique, how to mitigate challenges and how to use your strengths to be your best self.

20% off the regular price of $250 (RVT Special!)

5 CE Credits

In this one-day workshop, participants will learn the basics of performing Fast scans of the thorax and abdomen.  These scans are used to evaluate for abnormal thoracic/peritoneal fluid and air and help guide treatment.  They can be used as part of a routine physical exam, particularly for the trauma patient and the medically unwell.

Fast scans are an ultrasound guided quick 5-point assessment in both the thoracic and abdominal cavity. These scans require little preparation and patient can be positioned to best maintain stability.  This course is designed provide participants with a foundation to perform this efficient and effective ultrasound assessment tool and does not require previous ultrasound experience.

Who should attend this course: Clinicians and general veterinary practitioners who are novice or beginning to use ultrasound as a routine assessment tool in their day-day practice.

Cost of course: $525

1 CE Credits

Handling client questions regarding the aftercare of their beloved pets can be a difficult conversation for your team members to deal with. Let Gateway bring in lunch for the team while you learn more about our services, including communal and individual cremations, our accredited facilities, and our wide variety of memorial products. 

To book a Gateway Lunch and Learn with one of our Territory Managers, email inquiry@gatewaypetmemorial.com, or call 1-800-227-6915.

 

2 CE Credits

An interactive hands-on training seminar demonstrating the practicality of non-manual restraint for radiography. The workshop combines techniques on acquiring quality, diagnostic radiographs for both routine thoracic and abdominal studies (on awake patients), and several orthopedic studies (shoulder, elbow, stifle, pelvis) on sedated patients. This workshop has been approved for 2 CE credits with the OAVT.

Inventory Management

1.5 CE Credits

Inventory is the second largest expense for veterinary clinics. It is also directly related to the quality of service delivery. With the S.M.A.R.T.E.R. approach, veterinary clinic teams will learn concrete skills on how to save time and reduce waste. Better inventory management frees up time to focus on what really matters: caring for animals.

Objectives:

·       Structure the process for efficiency purposes

·       Identify the key stages of the process

·       Get concrete tools and tips for effective inventory management

To learn more or to book a session with your Account Executive, please call 1 800-668-2368.

Message and brand development

1.5 CE Credits

Designed in collaboration with the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), this covers simple, easily-applicable and industry-specific marketing concepts.

If your clients were to describe your clinic’s personality, what would they say? Would they be right? This training session is designed to help realize how clients view your reputation and adjust your image and message to meet your business objectives.

Key concepts:

·       Understand the elements involved in the message you wish to convey.

·       Learn marketing tips for dealing with challenges specific to veterinary circles.

·       How to present the right image.

To learn more or to book a session with your Account Executive, please call 1 800-668-2368

3 CE Credits

This program was designed to help participants navigate the challenges that arise during End-of-Life Care appointments. They will learn how to improve the experience for the patient, the family and themselves.

Our participants will learn the most modern sedation protocols along with tips and tricks for achieving MUZZLE FREE sedation of all patients!

We will also review techniques for IH, IR, and IC injections and techniques for helping the family understand so that things go smoothly.

Learning Outcomes

– End-of-Life Care Sedation protocols used by Hospice teams (to be approved by your supervising DVM)

– Strategies for gracefully sedating even the most aggressive patients

-What to do when you can’t secure a vein

-Common reasons a patient won’t fall asleep and what to do

-Agonal breathing, signs it is imminent, ways to avoid it, how to explain it

-Patient has a seizure, what to do and how to reassure the family

-Handling aggressive patients that you weren’t prepared for

-Respiratory distress, patient handling and family education

-Edema in the limbs

– IH, IR, IC injections techniques

– Tips for making intra-organ injections go smoothly

-Reassuring the nervous family

-How to deal with angry family members

This course is approximately 3 hours in length

To learn more: https://www.theartofgoodbye.ca

To register: picheemilyrvt@gmail.com

$599 for In Clinic plus travel

$399 for virtual

The price for educational institutes varies, depending on their needs and location.

5 CE Credits

POCUS has high sensitivity and specificity for the detection of abdominal effusion and other abdominal applications (GI motility, bladder volume estimation, gallbladder halo, pneumoperitoneum, renal pelvic dilation), and several thoracic, vascular, and cardiac pathologies (pneumothorax, pleural effusion, alveolar interstitial disease, left and right-sided heart failure, pericardial effusion, intravascular volume estimation and response to fluid therapy). Through comprehensive and interactive lectures delivered by two of the founders and leading experts in the field of veterinary POCUS, participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice the skills of POCUS. Lectures are heavily case-based and designed to provide a solid understanding of normal findings as well as pathology, which will be followed by a hands-on laboratory on live animals. Time permitting, vascular access techniques using ultrasound will be discussed and practiced on a phantom model.

Cost: $1399.00

4.5 CE Credits

In this session participants will learn how to accomplish radiology hands-free positioning for all anatomy of the small animal patient.  Participants will learn how to use mechanical restraint, or a combination of mechanical/chemical restraint, to achieve a diagnostic quality small animal radiology study.  A combination of trough, sandbags, wedges and tape can help you accomplish a hands-free study.

A discussion of best radiation safety practices for all staff and best safety practices for the patient will be included.

This course is designed for clinicians, practice managers, RVTs, and any team members involved in taking radiographs.

Who Should attend this course:   RVTs and clinicians with a desire to learn how to use hands-free principles techniques in their clinic.  Hands-Free Starter Kits will be available for purchase at the end of the workshop.

Price: $299.00

OAVT Credits – 4.5 CECs

Southwest Veterinary Coaching

CE Credits vary

Southwest Veterinary Coaching presents a variety of courses aimed at further development within general practice. Southwest Vet Coaching is comprised of two RVTs who each have several years of ER experience.  We have designed several courses geared towards RVTs which are accredited by the OAVT for up to 4 CE credits . We provide the experience of an in clinic, hands on approach towards emergency skills and knowledge. The following are the main courses we provide at this time, although we are adding more courses often, and are happy to create an individual course based on the needs of your clinic.

  • The Art of ER Triage, including the Top 5 Common Emergencies seen in companion animals
  • Anesthesia & Medical Math
  • Toxicities & placement of nasogastric tubes
  • All about blood, including blood transfusions, ECGS and lab work

We can provide these courses anywhere in Southwestern Ontario!

Time – between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Cost – $750 for up to 8 staff members

To arrange a date & time for any of the above courses, please contact us at southwestvetcoaching@gmail.com 

4 CE Credits

At Southwest Veterinary Coaching, we specialize in providing training and support to Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVTs) and other veterinary support staff who are looking to improve their skills when it comes to triaging and handling common emergencies. We understand that these situations can be stressful, which is why we are committed to helping our clients feel more comfortable and confident in their abilities.

Join us at Southwest Veterinary and learn the art of triaging. Our course delves deep into the 5 most common emergencies seen in regular general practices, providing different scenarios on how each staff role is managed through an emergency, starting with CSRs asking probing questions to owners about their sick pet. We’ll then move onto RVTs knowing how to stabilize patients, administer drug doses as per DVM, and identify normal vitals versus concerns. Our experienced instructors will share pearls of wisdom that will help you feel confident in your ability to handle emergencies in a professional and effective manner.

$750 up to 8 staff members

To register southwestvetcoaching@gmail.com

1 CE Credits

Studies have identified a new key player in the transmission of pain associated with osteoarthritis (OA) in people, dogs and cats. The role of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) in pain associated with osteoarthritis has been under investigation for the last two decades. In adults, Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) plays a significant role in pain signaling. Learn about the identified mechanism of action of Nerve Growth Factor in OA pain, and new revolutionary treatment options for OA Pain.

https://www.zoetis.ca/companion-animal/oa-pain/first-time-resolution.aspx

www.zoetis.ca

OAVT CE: 1 credit

 

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1 CE Credits

Presented by: Central Sales Ltd and Microsintesis. These ongoing presentations are done in-clinic for staff. They introduce Proteobiotics and explain how bacteria use metabolites for cell-to-cell communication. They will also discuss antibiotic stewardship and our need to create new “non-antibiotic” products that work.

Accredited for 1 CE credit. For more information visit www.ygiapro.com and www.microsintesis.com. To arrange an in-clinic CE session contact your Central Sales Ltd representative.

Online Opportunities

1 CE Credits

This is a 60-minute webinar. To watch on-demand: https://www.communivet.com/en/ca/education/webcasts/how-can-you-mend-a-broken-heart

During this webcast, cardiology specialist and professor, Dr. Sonya G. Gordon will provide a quick overview of the ACVIM consensus guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of myxomatous mitral valve disease in dogs. She will also delve into some important questions regarding the following topics:

  • diagnosing the various ACVIM stages of canine heart disease and failure with a focus on Stage B2;
  • the current recommended treatment for the various ACVIM stages of mitral valve disease;
  • what are the “must‐use” treatments and when to administer them if owners are financially restricted;
  • the minimum database and findings necessary before veterinarians can confidently recommend treatment; and,
  • recommendations for case monitoring throughout the various stages.

“I don’t know how you do it”: The impact of euthanasia on veterinary team wellbeing

CE Credits vary

Every member of the veterinary team is regularly impacted by euthanasia procedures. Whether by communicating with a client about the “right time”, helping a family to determine “what comes next”, or calling a pet owner to let them know “the ashes are ready for pick-up”, what feels like a routine part of our work can also take a tremendous toll.

During this webcast, veterinary wellness advocate and Thrive! collaborator, Dr. Marie Holowaychuk will focus on recent research that has delved into the impact of euthanasia procedures on the wellbeing of veterinary team members.

https://www.communivet.com/en/ca/education/webcasts/impact-of-euthanasia-on-veterinary-team-wellbeing

OAVT CE Credit – 1

2020 AAHA/AAFP Feline Vaccination Guidelines (Available on demand June 22, 2022)

CE Credits vary

Join us for the first of a three-part webcast series discussing companion animal vaccination protocols.

During each webcast, two general practitioners who have a special interest in vaccination will lead a unique and innovative discussion-based forum that will focus on vaccination issues raised by CommuniVET™ members during a recent survey.

Our first conversation will have Dr. Enid Stiles and Dr. Melanie Normand focus on these key aspects of the 2020 AAHA/AAFP Feline Vaccination Guidelines:

  • Feline leukemia virus (FeLV)

-Why is it core in kittens?

-How can we differentiate between “low-risk” vs “high-risk” in adult cats?

  • Update on feline injection-site sarcomas.

Share your perspective with your peers through fun polling questions while learning how to interpret and apply current vaccination guidelines in your practice.

Presented by Dr. Enid Stiles and Dr. Mélanie Normand

https://www.communivet.com/en/ca/education/webcasts/2020-aaha-aafp-feline-vaccination-guidelines

OAVT CE Credit: 1

1 CE Credits

https://www.communivet.com/en/ca/education/webcasts/21st-century-pyoderma-and-antimicrobial-stewardship-in-dermatology

Presented by Dr. Kinga Gortel.

Canine pyoderma isn’t like it used to be!

Recurrent pyoderma is a top reason for antibiotic prescribing in small animal practice – but it doesn’t have to be. Treating and preventing these very common skin infections provide key opportunities for antimicrobial stewardship.

During this webcast, learn from veterinary dermatologist, Dr. Kinga Gortel, as she presents:
• how to diagnose this condition;
• how to practise antimicrobial stewardship while treating this dermatosis.

1 CE Credits

https://www.communivet.com/en/ca/education/webcasts/a-road-better-travelled-driving-hospital-efficiency-using-low-medium-and-high-tech-solutions

Presented by Dr. Brendon Laing

Is your hospital “tech fearful”, “tech forward” or somewhere in the middle? As daunting as it may seem, the benefits of using technology are well worth the bumps in the road.

During this webcast, Dr. Brendon Laing, veterinarian, practice owner, and technology advocate, discusses this topic with some fresh ideas for low-, medium-, and high-tech options and the potential impact on hospital efficiency.

1 CE Credits

In this course, Dr. Carrie Jurney, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) tackles the difficult topic of mental health in veterinary medicine. Through this video training, you will learn how to build resiliency as you deal with the day to day tasks of your job. You will also learn the difference between problem based coping and emotional based coping and how these coping tools can help you to manage workplace stress while maintaining a strong mental health.

1 CE Credits

Veterinary Webstore: How to enhance your client relationship –  This one-hour online session will discuss the benefits of having an online store, and how to effectively set one up in your practice. Call 1-877-788-5028 to register for this session, or email info@myvetstore.ca.  Worth 1 CE Credit.  

Veterinary Webstore: The Next Step – How to set up, market and manage My VetStore. This one hour session can be delivered online OR in-person to your clinic. This session is for My VetStore users. Participants are taught how to manage and market their online store. Call 1-877-788-5028 to register or book a Lunch and Learn, or email info@myvetstore.caWorth 1 CE Credit.

5 CE Credits

There is a growing understanding and appreciation of the nuanced stressors impacting the well-being of animal-care providers, particularly those in veterinary and shelter medicine. In this practical micro-credential, you will learn how to implement concrete tools into your daily practice that will improve your stress response, which in turn will elevate your overall well-being. Competency will be built in areas that can elicit immediate benefits including establishing boundaries, enhancing self-regulation and self-management, improving reframing as well as health promotion techniques.

Working professionals and students in animal-care settings (veterinary and shelter medicine) will benefit from participating. This includes staff and students at all levels of practice including veterinarians, Registered Veterinary Technicians and other veterinary support staff, including veterinary assistants, reception and managers.

Advances in the monitoring of diabetes mellitus in small animals

CE Credits vary

A focused view of monitoring diabetic dogs and cats with emphasis on the new developments in monitoring diabetics such as glycosylated serum proteins (fructosamine and HbA1C), non-invasive continuous glucose monitors and urine glucose diagnostics. This lecture will focus on the advantages and disadvantages of various diabetic monitoring equipment and will summarize protocols for monitoring insulin therapy. In cats, special emphasis will be on urine glucose monitoring for diabetic remission.

Presented by Deborah S. Greco

https://www.communivet.com/en/ca/education/webcasts/advances-in-the-monitoring-of-diabetes-mellitus-in-small-animals

1 CE credit

Sponsored by Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets

Adverse food reactions: Using diet to your advantage

CE Credits vary

Most dogs with chronic enteropathy will experience clinical improvement with dietary therapy, but knowing when, why, and how to implement diet as therapy can be challenging. Using both theoretical and case-based approaches, Dr. Alison Manchester will navigate these hurdles to maximize the benefits of diet in chronic enteropathy patients. An emphasis will be placed on communication strategies known to improve client compliance with regard to nutritional therapy.

What you’ll learn:
· Recognize chronic GI patients likely to improve with dietary therapy
· Gain an understanding of the pathophysiologic rationale behind a dedicated feeding trial
· Review communication strategies that can help optimize outcomes when prescribing diets

https://www.communivet.com/en/ca/education/webcasts/adverse-food-reactions

OAVT CE Credit – 1

1 CE Credits

Presented by Dr. Jangi Bajwa.  Proper elimination trials help complete dietary provocation testing in order to confirm or rule out a food allergy component; thereby, taking the guesswork out of dietary trials and allergy workup. This webcast will cover the importance of an elimination diet trial for allergic patients, including tips on avoiding and overcoming common challenges that can limit the usefulness of this very important diagnostic tool. Join us to discover how to empower clients with the knowledge needed to help complete diagnostically sound dietary trials.

1 CE Credits

Weight loss and poor appetite are common clinical signs of acute and chronic illness in feline patients. To ensure optimal care, it is important to include nutrition as a key part of the therapeutic plan.

In this presentation, internationally renowned internal medicine specialist, Dr. Jessica M. Quimby will discuss:

·       strategies for nutritional assessment and management of weight loss and appetite in feline patients; and,

·       the use of mirtazapine – a newly veterinary-approved drug in Canada for body weight gain in cats with a poor appetite and experiencing weight loss.

1 CE Credits

Presented by Dr. Linda Toresson

This presentation will provide a critically focused overview of gut microbiome composition and how it affects and is affected by host health and disease. It will discuss interpretation and misinterpretation of fecal tests to assess the intestinal microbiome and the built-in redundancy of the microbiome that allows continued functionality, despite minor shifts in microbial diversity. Other topics in this webinar will include how the gut microbiome plays a role beyond food digestion, such as in SCFA production, bile acid conversion, and dysbiosis as cause or effect of disease, as well as rational use of antibiotics.

https://www.communivet.com/en/ca/education/webcasts/assessing-and-treating-the-microbiome

10 CE Credits

Introduction to Equipment, Knobology & Physics – Pre-recorded webinar

Join Dr. Jessica Ibey DVM RDMS for the first introduction module where she will take attendees through the equipment, knobology, settings and physics of ultrasound.

Kidneys/Urinary Bladder – Pre-recorded webinar

This second module in the Basic Ultrasound Series will take you through recognizing the Anatomy and the approach to the anatomy for the Kidneys, Urinary Bladder, Liver and Gall Bladder when scanning along with landmarking in both cats and dogs.  Attendees will learn to recognize images with Normal Anatomy along with images with some most common pathologies of these organ systems.

Spleen and GIT-  Pre-recorded webinar

This third module in the Basic Ultrasound Series will take you through recognizing the Anatomy and the approach to the anatomy for the Spleen and GIT when scanning along with landmarking in both cats and dogs.  Attendees will learn to recognize images with Normal Anatomy along with images with some most common pathologies of these organ systems.

Adrenals/Pancreas, Reporting, Telemedicine, Image Optimization –  Pre-recorded webinar

This fourth module in the Basic Ultrasound Series will take you through recognizing the Anatomy and the approach to the anatomy for the Adrenals and Pancreas when scanning along with landmarking in both cats and dogs.  Attendees will learn to recognize images with Normal Anatomy along with images with some most common pathologies of these organ systems.

Attendees of this online CE will also learn about a Tech report, Telemedicine, Diagnostic vs Non-Diagnostic Images, Ergonomics, Machine and Equipment care and further Knobology. Once all your modules have been completed test your knowledge with a quiz to receive your CE certificate.

https://heskavetshop.com/collections/education/products/basic-ultrasound-webinar-series

Cost: $495

CE Credits vary

Upgrade your skills in nutrition by enrolling in the Royal Canin Nutrition Advisor Program and learn how to create strong individualized nutritional plans for your patients. Through the comprehensive curriculum, you will complete modules that cover a range of topics including health and therapeutic nutrition and communication skills.

If you are new to the program, please contact your Royal Canin Technical Sales Representative to enroll. Already signed up? Visit the Royal Canin Veterinary Portal to access the Royal Canin Academy and start learning! The Royal Canin Academy Is updated regularly with new content, so check in often to see what’s new.

1 CE Credits

https://www.communivet.com/en/ca/education/webcasts/beyond-bordetella-demystifying-infectious-k9-cough

Presented by Dr. Jason Stull, Dr. Michelle Evason and Dr. Marianne Pashley

Parainfluenza. Dog flu. Bordetella. Mycoplasma. Over recent years, these canine infectious respiratory disease complex (CIRDC) pathogens have caused prominent illness in Canadian dogs, as well as created great challenges for veterinary practices, dog boarding, and daycare facilities. New respiratory pathogens continue to emerge (pneumovirus) that can impact dog health and push veterinarians to stay current with new diagnostics, therapies, and prevention.
During this case-based webcast, Drs. Jason Stull and Michelle Evason will provide you with all the tools you need to tackle CIRDC
in your patients.
You will receive practical steps to assist in:
• Identifying these patients before they come in your door (and infect other dogs!) • Making the diagnosis and identifying the causative pathogen(s) to best inform treatment • Developing a dog/owner-specific prevention plan • Knowing the steps every facility should take (now) to protect themselves from dog respiratory infections and outbreaks.

 

 

1 CE Credits

Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) held live webinars in March 2017 which were recorded and are now available to a wider audience. Each contains a quiz at the end. Each worth 1 CE credit.

1. Lessons Learned from Pain Management Research in Dairy Cattle

2. Pain Mitigation Following Surgical Castration in Young Beef Calves

Canine osteoarthritis: How we can work together to simplify a complex problem

CE Credits vary
  • OA is the number one cause of chronic pain in our pets. In this webcast, Dr. Tom Gibson will discuss a practical approach to managing OA in dogs using the updated AAHA Pain Management Guidelines. He will explore the five key elements for ensuring the optimal OA management approach:
    • Involving the whole team to best manage chronic pain;
    • Reviewing available tools for assessment of pain;
    • Involving the pet owner;
    • Starting early with a multimodal approach, which involves both pharmacological and non-pharmacological options; and
    • Conducting regular re-evaluations to help assess program success or failure and adjust treatment accordingly.

OAVT Credits: 2 CECs

https://www.communivet.com/

1 CE Credits

Presented by Dr. Monteiro and Dr. Belshaw

In this webinar, Dr. Belshaw reveals the effects of canine osteoarthritis on the pet owner:
• Discover how canine osteoarthritis affects the owner and the owner–pet bond
• Learn about the variability in dog owner knowledge of canine osteoarthritis and how to address this
• Discover the fears and concerns of owners following a diagnosis of canine osteoarthritis
• Learn what owners expect good osteoarthritis management to achieve
• Understand how to use this information to improve clinical outcomes and owner satisfaction

1 CE Credits

https://www.communivet.com/en/ca/education/webcasts/the-primary-care-perspective

Presented by Dr. Beatriz Monteiro and Dr. Hannah Capon

In this webinar, Dr Capon provides great insights and tips for primary care clinics in managing canine osteoarthritis:
• Learn how to establish fruitful communication with owners of osteoarthritic dogs
• Understand how to deal with misconceptions about canine osteoarthritis
• Discover how to empower owners in a collaborative approach to canine osteoarthritis
• Find out how and why to involve all clinic staff in osteoarthritis management
• Learn how to keep owners motivated to improve long-term outcomes for their pet

1 CE Credits

https://www.communivet.com/en/ca/education/webcasts/canine-osteoarthritis-the-rehabilitation-therapists-perspective

Canine osteoarthritis: The rehabilitation therapist’s perspective presented by Dr. Monteiro and Dr. Harms starting March 1, 2024.

This webcast is presented as part of our series on canine osteoarthritis addressing pathogenesis, disease awareness, canine and owner quality of life, and osteoarthritis management, including new developments.
In this webcast, Dr. Oliver Harms provides great insights on how to improve mobility and activity in dogs with osteoarthritis (OA) thanks to physiotherapy.
• Learn how physiotherapy can be combined with all treatment modalities in all stages of OA as part of a multimodal treatment protocol.
• Understand why physiotherapy treatment should be individualized for each dog and its owner.
• Discover why effective communication between owners and the veterinary team is paramount.
• Learn how passive range of motion are simple and effective exercises that pet owners can easily apply at home.
• Learn about various home-based and specialized treatments that can improve mobility function of dogs with OA – contributing to improved quality of life and animal welfare.

1 CE Credits

Legislative and regulatory status of cannabis in Canada; a brief look back at the history of cannabis prohibition and legalization, followed by a more comprehensive look at our current legislation and how that impacts veterinary clients, patients and veterinary professionals. Note: RVTs who have attended either the OAVT 2019 Conference cannabis sessions, or this session at the Canadian Symposium in Veterinary Cannabinoid Medicine in June 2019 (Ajax), may not claim CE credit for listening to this webinar, if both webinar participation and conference attendance fall within the same collection period. Per the OAVT CE Policy – “Repeated participation in identical CE activities will receive credit once per collection period.”

1 CE Credits

 The legalization and growing acceptance of both medical and adult-use cannabis has led many pet families to explore the use of cannabis-based therapies for their pets. It is important for them to understand, however, that there are risks associated with the inappropriate use of these products. Harm reduction and education focuses on information and strategies to help clients who choose to use cannabis products for their pets, to administer it in the safest and most appropriate manner.