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.

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Aventix
5 CE Credits

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:

  1. Reading and studying Dr. Ford’s presentations on Vaccination vs. Titre Testing as well as the AAHA 2017 Vaccination Guidelines.
  2. Watch Dr. Ford’s presentation on Vaccination vs. Titre Testing.
  3. Complete a written exam. Applicant must achieve at least 20 out of 22 to pass. Any incorrect responses will be reviewed with the applicant.
  4. 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.

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.

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

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

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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.

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: 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.
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.

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.

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

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

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.

1 CE Credits

This webcast will be available for on-demand viewing as of September 10. https://www.communivet.com/en/ca/education/webinars

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.

1 CE Credits

This is a 60-minute webinar which will be available as of October 7, 2021.

With veterinary hospitals functioning at maximum capacity and often short-staffed, emotions are running high, and everyone is feeling stressed. At times like these, it is easy to snap at a colleague or become disgruntled with a co-worker, especially during disagreements over case management or scheduling. Research suggests that teams who can effectively communicate and resolve conflict provide better patient care and have higher job satisfaction than teams who avoid conflict or, worse, talk behind each other’s backs.

During this webcast, veterinary wellness advocate and Thrive! collaborator, Dr. Marie Holowaychuk, will discuss strategies for:

–         effective team communication, including proactive problem solving and conflict resolution;

–         addressing inappropriate behaviour.

1 CE Credits

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.

1 CE Credits

To watch: https://www.communivet.com/en/ca/education/webcasts/collaborative-care-through-nutrition-conversations.

Join us as two renowned experts in pet nutrition, Dr. Julie Churchill, DVM, PhD, DACVN, and Dr. Sarah Abood, DVM, PhD share a comprehensive overview on why having nutrition conversations with clients is important and how veterinary health care teams can include nutrition conversations in their daily clinical practice. This fun and interactive presentation promises to help give teams practical tips and tricks that these experts have learned over their careers.

Objectives:

  • Participants will understand that there’s a framework to each nutritional conversation: assessment, recommendation, follow‐up to evaluate & record outcome
  • Participants will review key communication skills for addressing potentially difficult nutrition conversations
  • Participants will appreciate specific scenarios to apply their communication skills to address nutrition‐related questions
CE Credits vary

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
    necessary)
  • 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)

 

1.25 CE Credits

This is a 75-minute webcast, which is available for on demand viewing as of February 18, 2022.

Join us for a panel discussion that will feature the new osteoarthritis (OA) treatment guidelines, and provide insights into the way experts choose an OA treatment plan. OA affects many dogs’ quality of life, and the information provided will be invaluable in helping you better manage chronic cases.

The Canadian Osteoarthritis Treatment Guidelines were created by a Canadian Advisory Board composed of nine OA experts. Their goal was to develop clinically practical and evidence‐based treatment guidelines and considerations Canadian veterinary practitioners can use to treat and discuss canine OA. The guidelines offer treatment recommendations for the various OA stages, according to the Canine OsteoArthritis Staging Tool (COAST).

This panel discussion features members of the Canadian Advisory Board Dr. Conny Mosley, Dr. Laura Romano and Dr. Terri Schiller; hear how they approach OA treatment by leveraging the new Canadian OA Treatment Guidelines.

Link to watch on-demand version: https://www.communivet.com/en/ca/education/webcasts/osteoarthritis-treatment-options

0.5 CE Credits

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.

2 CE Credits

Dr. Lana Bissett B.Sc Hons, DVM (Practice Limited to Veterinary Dentistry)

Join this online CE and learn how the importance of good dental radiography techniques and assessments that can eliminate bigger issues with your patients.
Basic best practices can start with your wellness exams and communication around dental hygiene, and the need for full mouth radiographs as a standard.
Dr. Bissett will review radiography positioning tips and tricks, anatomy, breed pre-dispositions, and recognizing pathology and cases.

Registration to this CE course includes 3 months access.

$159

Dental Radiography Best Practices – Improving the outcomes of our Patients

 

1 CE Credits

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.