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.

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

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 –

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: 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.

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:

FAST Ultrasound Level 1

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.

Dates for upcoming courses can be viewed at

Cost of course: $525

To register:

OAVT Credit – 5 CECs

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, 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.


·       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

Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Everyday Practice

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.

To learn more and see available dates:

To register:

Cost: $1399.00

OAVT Credits – 5 CECs

Radiation Safety/Hands-Free X-Ray

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 TBA

For more information, and dates:

To register:

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 

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.

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 and To arrange an in-clinic CE session contact your Central Sales Ltd representative.

Veterinary Ultrasound Bootcamp Part 1

15 CE Credits

Our Bootcamps are fast paced, hands-on and extremely effective. Bootcamps are divided into Bootcamp Part 1 (intro) and Bootcamp Part 2 (advanced). By combining didactic and hands-on wet labs, the entire Bootcamp program is designed to cater to all skill levels. You will enhance the skills you already have, or learn something entirely new for your practice!

In this course participants will learn how to perform a full abdominal ultrasound including liver, spleen, urogenital system, gastrointestinal tract, adrenal glands and lymph nodes.  Participants will also be given the guiding principles and techniques for ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration and biopsies and an opportunity to practice these techniques in the lab using a phantom.  The objectives of the course are:

–  To provide the participants with a foundation in how to perform a complete ultrasound examination and how to appropriately document the study for submission to a radiologist.
– Understand the indications for and limitations of abdominal ultrasonography
– Be able to perform ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration and biopsy
The course is designed for both the beginner and those who may have scanned before but would like a refresher.

To learn more and find dates:

To register:

Cost: $2399.00

OAVT Credits – 15 CECs

Veterinary Ultrasound Bootcamp Part 2

15 CE Credits

Our Bootcamps are fast paced, hands-on and extremely effective. Bootcamps are divided into Bootcamp Part 1 (intro) and Bootcamp Part 2 (advanced). By combining didactic and hands-on wet labs, the entire Bootcamp program is designed to cater to all skill levels. You will enhance the skills you already have, or learn something entirely new for your practice!

In this course the participants will learn the ultrasonographic appearances of common diseases of all the organ systems.  The emphasis will be how to differentiate non-specific ultrasonographic findings from those that are more specific for a given disease and determining the next appropriate diagnostic or treatment steps. The objectives of the course are:

– To understand the ultrasonographic manifestations of disease in the major abdominal systems
– To improve on ultrasound scanning skills through supervised practice

The course is designed for those who have either taken a previous introductory course where the basics of scanning have been covered, or have a considerable amount of previous scanning experience as the mechanics of how to conduct an ultrasound examination will not be specifically reviewed.

For more information and upcoming dates:

To register:

Cost: $2399.00

OAVT Credits – 15 CECs

CE Credits vary

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. 

Online Opportunities

1 CE Credits

This is a 60-minute webinar. To watch on-demand:

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.

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

OAVT CE Credit: 1

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  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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

Changing the narrative: Tools for reducing inappropriate use of antimicrobials for GI conditions in companion animals

CE Credits vary

While antibiotics can certainly be beneficial or even lifesaving for some pets with chronic gastrointestinal (GI) disease, for others these drugs are unnecessary and may even be harmful.

Recent data has revealed both the lack of evidence to support antimicrobial efficacy and the negative impact of short and long-term use of antimicrobial drugs on the microbiome, which plays an important role in health and immunity. In addition, antibiotic overuse may lead to the rapid development of resistant strains in the GI tract; and cross-resistance to other antimicrobial agents can also occur.

Recent findings indicate that other alternatives (such as synbiotics, fibre supplementation, and provision of dietary modification) are positively associated with the resolution of GI signs and can replace antimicrobial use in these patients. As well, tools for educating both clients and veterinarians about reducing antimicrobial use in GI disease in companion animals are widely available. These include specific guidance for veterinarians through consensus statements, phone apps such as the SAVI/CVMA Firstline tool, and tools for clinic staff to provide to clients.

This panel discussion includes updated Recommendations for the Management of Chronic Enteropathy (including inflammatory bowel disease) and Large Bowel Diarrhea (colitis). They will be presented by board-certified internal medicine specialists with vast clinical experience in gastroenterology and infectious diseases.

OAVT CE Credits – 1

1 CE Credits

This webcast will be available for on-demand viewing as of September 10.

Summary: In this free webinar, Dr. Raj Naik will discuss the benefits of specific nutrients for brain development and brain aging.

Objectives: Targeted nutrition can help support brain function, but nutrition for brain health is often overlooked. The objective of this presentation is to provide the audience with an overview of the benefits of specific nutrients for brain development and brain aging, specifically addressing conditions such as cognitive decline and cognitive dysfunction syndrome. The presentation will also discuss the role of the gut–brain axis in brain health as a growing area of research and pathway for dietary invention.