Ongoing CE Opportunities
The postings are categorized and sorted alphabetically for your convenience; they are not displayed in any order of priority or preference by OAVT. New postings are added regularly.
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College Programs/ Certificates/ Diplomas
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.
A graduate one-year certificate program for RVTs in response to emerging animal health care needs. Worth 20 CE credits upon completion of program
Book a seminar/Lunch & Learn or in-person course
Aventix is providing RVTs with an opportunity to become a “Certified VacciCheck Technician.” This accreditation signifies that an RVT has been trained to conduct titre tests for the canine core vaccines at their clinic, through completion of Dr. Richard Ford’s Vaccination Applications in Clinical Practice modules. The certification involves the following:
- Reading and studying Dr. Ford’s presentations on Vaccination vs. Titre Testing as well as the AAHA 2017 Vaccination Guidelines.
- Watch Dr. Ford’s presentation on Vaccination vs. Titre Testing.
- Complete a written exam. Applicant must achieve at least 20 out of 22 to pass. Any incorrect responses will be reviewed with the applicant.
- Complete a one hour in house wet lab to evaluate that the applicant can successfully complete the process of conduction in house titre testing.
CE Credits earned: 5. Please contact your Aventix Representative to arrange access to this certification.
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. AAHA/CDMV Course – Designed in collaboration with the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), this in-person program covers simple, easily-applicable and industry-specific marketing concepts. Topics include:
- Educating customers to improve compliance
- Understanding customers to better meet their needs and expectations
- Making a veterinary practice stand out in a competitive market
Each of the above topics is covered in a 90-minute seminar. All three seminars must be completed in order to earn credits. Credits earned: 4.5. Please contact your CDMV representative to arrange for the sessions.
2. Communicating Well – The key to a team’s success is its ability to communicate, so CDMV provides a training program made up of three workshops that will help you understand the different personality types of your team members and integrate a variety of tools and good communication habits into your work environment. Key concepts: understanding emotional intelligence, personality assessment, effective communication. Call your CDMV representative to get these sessions. Worth 1 CE Credit.
3. Inventory Management – This 2-hour lunch and learn workshop will show you ways to efficiently manage your inventory and avoid costly mistakes. To lean more about the Inventory Management presentation or to book a session with a Strategic Advisor call 1-800-668-2368. Worth 2 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.
Debra Rimmer (Masters in Social Work) offers professional support for stress, burnout, compassion fatigue and self care. Call Debra Rimmer, MSSW, RSM for a complementary 15 minute consultation: (613) 700-0104. Worth 1.5 CE credits per seminar.
- 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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-800-227-6915.
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.
An interactive and modular learning activity designed to help Canadian veterinarians working with large animals increase their knowledge of modern pain management in order to improve the well-being of cattle. The program consists of three modules each lasting between 25 and 60 minutes for a total time of 2 hours. Clinic/practice managers will arrange sessions with Merck Animal Health.
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.
To book, contact your Vetoquinol Territory Manager.
1. Zentonil – A lunch and learn during which the signs of liver disease, free radicals and antioxidants are explained. This lunch and learn also discusses the benefits of zentonil. Worth 1 CE credit.
2. Vetoquinol Care – A lunch and learn to help grow your potential within your practice, through retail product sales and recommendations. The Vetoquinol Care Line is also discussed. Worth 1 CE credit.
3. Merchandising – A lunch and learn to help develop your retail space by providing real and practical tips and tricks, including the “why” and the “how”. Worth 1.5 CE credits.
4. Flexadin – A lunch and learn to discuss the joint supplements market, the osteoarthritic overview, and the management of osteoarthritis. The benefits of Flexadin are also discussed. Worth 1 CE credit.
5. ZYLKENE – In this one hour lunch and learn, RVTs will learn about the following topics: why behaviour services are so important, fear/anxiety and stress, what to do to help, improve clinic experience and zylkene range. Worth 1 CE credit.
The dyspneic cat is a common clinical presentation in small animal medicine with many potential underlying causes. This session will focus on a smart and strategic diagnostic approach to maximize the chances of success.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Worth 1 CE Credit.
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.
Current information on the risk of ticks and tick-borne diseases in companion animals across Canada will be reviewed. Recommendations from the 2018 ACVIM consensus statement on Lyme disease in dogs and cats will be discussed, including the utility of routine screening, management of seropositive animals and prevention strategies.
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.
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.
Become an expert in cat and dog nutrition by enrolling in the Royal Canin Knowledge Portal to help meet your patients’ precise nutritional needs. Through the comprehensive curriculum, you will earn CE and points by successfully completing modules that can later be redeemed for rewards.
If you are new to the Counsellor Program please contact your Royal Canin Technical Sales Representative to get signed up. Already to sign up? Visit the Royal Canin Veterinary Portal to start learning. Most modules worth 2 CE credits, but varies depending on length of time required.
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
Total calcium, ionized calcium, parathyroid hormone, and vitamin D: understanding calcium regulation in the cat can be bewildering. This session will focus on a practical approach to understanding calcium regulation in cats, hypercalcemia, as well as diagnostic tests, and options for therapy.
A review of the diagnosis and management of canine acquired heart disease. The talk emphasizes diagnosing and managing the disease in the general practice setting, and helps clinicians to develop a clinic protocol to manage patients with asymptomatic heart disease as well as those with congestive heart failure. Approved for 1 CE Credit.
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.”
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.
In this second webcast, Drs. Serge Chalhoub and Soren Boysen discuss the treatment of CKD in evidence-based medicine, and the evolution of treatments being applied to early stages of kidney disease, which might even allow prevention. This discussion will focus on CKD treatments and how to apply them in the everyday clinical management of CKD patients.
Despite controversy, feline onychectomy remains a common surgical procedure in North America. This session will focus on a review of recent literature about the adverse effects of declawing and how to talk to owners about practical alternatives.
The need to communicate effectively is greater now than ever. This webinar will focus on understanding and developing three key skills that can be used in all forms of communication: in person, on the phone, in video and online.
During these unparalleled times, the COVID-19 pandemic has left pet owners concerned about their dogs’ anxiety if and when their work lives return to some type of normal. Will their dogs suffer severe distress if left alone? Or, will they be alright? As veterinary professionals, what advice and tips can we provide pet owners so they can prepare their dogs for any change in their routine?
In this presentation, behaviour specialist Dr. Colleen Wilson will answer all these questions to help you get dog owners set up for success no matter what the future holds.
Join Dr. Elizabeth Hetler as she moderates a panel of highly successful front‐line veterinary professionals sharing their strategies on how to navigate though this era to provide positive outcomes for their patients, clients, team, and practice. Specific areas that will be discussed include: maximize each appointment, leveraging the practice care team, utilizing technology, communicating with pet owners.
New from Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets, the Daily Nutrition Matters online portal features a series of nutrition modules. To register for a free account, visit their website.
- Nutrition 101 – 3.5 CE Credits (No prerequisite
- Nutrition 201 – 2.5 CE Credits
- Nutrition 301 – 6 CE Credits
- Nutrition: Canine and Neurological and Cognitive Health – 2 CE Credits
- Nutrition: Weight Management – 1.5 CE Credits
- Nutrition: Myths & Facts – 2 CE Credits
- Nutrition: Are you a Nutrition Champion? – 0.5 CE Credits (No prerequisite necessary)
When used according to the therapeutic decision cascade for animal and public safety, compounded medications can provide effective treatments for veterinary patients.
In this presentation, our two speakers will share valuable information regarding the judicious use of compounding. They will also discuss the benefits that these products can provide if approved veterinary drugs are not available or if their format is not appropriate for patients.
Hosted by Dr. Craig Mosley, National Medical Director of Specialty Medicine at VCA Canada, this webcast will feature:
· a 15-minute presentation by Dr. Danny Joffe, Vice President of Medical Operations at VCA Canada;
· a 15-minute presentation by Sebastian Denison, Pharmacist at PPCA;
· a 30-minute open Q/A discussion.
Speaker: Jangi Bajwa, BVSc and AH, Dipl. ACVD. What is the diagnostic process for dogs presenting with a suspected skin disorder? In addition to performing a physical examination, what other steps are required before reaching a final diagnosis of canine atopic dermatitis? What management approach is recommended in case of canine atopic dermatitis? Find out the answers to these questions during this comprehensive discussion on the diagnostic workup of canine atopic dermatitis in dogs.
The Canadian Academy of Veterinary Dermatology contributed in the development of this learning activity. What role does telemedicine play in your practice? Does this technology have its place in the management of patients with dermatological issues? Now is your chance to get answers to these and other questions about the use of telemedicine in dermatology from a panel of veterinary specialists!
Malnutrition is much more common in veterinary patients than you may realize. Drs. Bersenas and Parr will discuss why early enteral nutrition, using feeding tubes, should be a priority for critically ill cats and dogs. They will also talk about key nutrients for recovery and provide dietary examples. Lastly, they will utilize common case examples to demonstrate appropriate feeding strategies when using feeding tubes.