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CE OpportunitiesIf you have an event that you would like to share, please send a synopsis along with a link or contact information to the Executive Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can post your event at no charge. You are invited by Purina® Pro Plan Veterinary Diets® to join a LIVE evening seminar entitled “Simple Nutritional Math”. This one hour seminar will be presented on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2nd @ 6 PM PST / 7 PM MST / 8 PM CST by Robin Saar, one of only several Canadian RVTs with their Veterinary Technician Specialty (VTS) in Nutrition.
MATH… the very word brings dread to the heart of many professionals in the veterinary field. In an age of quick answers, most veterinary professionals cringe at the thought of having to stop and calculate kcals or cups per day for pet owners. Does the hesitation rest with math, or is it nutrition that causes us anxiety? Many of us calculate drug dosages daily with the mg/kg dosage and mg/ml of the drugs memorized. That math is in our comfort zone. When a client asks “how much do I feed my pet?”, or “which of these diets is lower in fat?”, do you know how to respond confidently? Are you able to calculate weight loss in a percentage? Much like calculating drug dosages, nutritional math can provide us with more specific information about how to properly dose the patient. By seeing the importance of nutritional math, we can offer our clients specialized nutritional calculations leaving a feeling of trust with the client and more accurate treatment for the patient.
We hope that you join us in practicing this extremely important clinical skill! Registration is required in order to receive the seminar proceedings AND a worksheet.
Managing the stressed out male cat… Feline Urethral Obstructions
When: Wednesday, Dec. 9th @ 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Who: Veterinarians and veterinary technicians in British Columbia
What: A free, live, online RACE-approved CE event (1 hour CE certificate)
How: Register in advance for this online event at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcofuurqjgjG9CCyT-G8o3qdWwI0O8jCDtE
Topic: The management of feline urethral obstruction; presented by BBVSH’s board-certified criticalist and trauma medical director, Dr. Tiffany Jagodich, DVM DVSc DACVECC. From history to emergency stabilization through to discharge and at-home care instructions, Dr. Jagodich’s presentation will have a strong focus on evidence-based medicine where attendees will learn about:
- Exact medication doses
- The evidence for safe ER stabilization (including fluid prescriptions) and in-hospital care of the male cat with urethral obstruction
- The proper management for male or female cats presenting with signs of FIC/FLUTD including proper medications, diet and environmental changes.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Dr. Tiffany Jagodich, DVM DVSc DACVECC (Criticalist) Dr. Jagodich completed her veterinary degree at the University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College. She subsequently completed a rotating internship at Tufts University and then returned to the University of Guelph for her residency in emergency and critical care; as well as a graduate degree focusing on respiratory physiology and high flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy in dogs. She is currently the criticalist and trauma medical director at Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital. Her areas of interest include respiratory medicine, mechanical ventilation, ureteral & urethral obstructions in cats, trauma and much more.
GREY WOLF ANIMAL HEALTH ON-DEMAND WEBINARS
This webinar is designed to provide veterinary professionals with a better understanding of the causes, presentations, and treatment options in regard to managing acute to chronic GI upset in dogs and cats. Learn why feeding through GI upset is now recommended over the traditional recommendation of fasting, and the move away from antibiotics as treatment for GI upset. Dr. Ian Sandler introduces the products in Grey Wolf’s +GI portfolio and outlines how they are used in each stage of GI upset, and how they can be packaged together as a GI Emergency Kit to reduce unnecessary visits to the clinic and keep everyone safe. Dr. Sandler explains how the +GI products are effective in maximizing clinical outcomes and getting patients back on their paws, sooner.
This webinar is designed to give veterinary professionals a better understanding of wound management in veterinary medicine. Starting with the foundations of wound care, the webinar explores the anatomy of the skin, the physiology of wound healing, the different types of wounds, and the stages of wound healing. Dr. Sandler goes into further detail discussing debridement, managing exudate, dead space and infection, and the importance of providing a moist wound healing environment to maximize clinical outcomes. (1 hour)
This webinar is designed to provide veterinary professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the principles of wound healing in veterinary medicine. Dr. Sandler discusses each stage of wound healing from the initial assessment to debridement, management of exudate and dead space, and protection of the wound site. Learn about the Grey Wolf Animal Health advanced veterinary wound-healing portfolio, and which wound dressings are best used during each stage of wound healing. Participants will gain a better understanding of how moist wound healing offers better, faster, and easier wound management. (1 hour)
Learn how to clean, decontaminate and sterilize medical devices according to standards.https://courses.steriplusconsulting.com/pages/coming_soon _______________________________________________________________________ Online Learning https://www.communivet.com/en/ scil animal care offers CE in Dental Radiology and Positioning, Orthopedics and Ultrasound for various skill levels.Please check out our updated CE schedule here: http://www.scilvet.ca/scil-vet-academy/seminar-schedule/
Register online or call 1-866-382-6937 x 206 for more information.
Royal Canin Canada is very active in providing Continuing Education opportunities to the veterinary community in Canada.
Most recently we launched two e-learning modules:
- 3 separate but integrated modules on renal disease (a) diagnosis including IRIS staging (b) principles of nutritional management ( c) case studies to explore prescription of the correct diet to the pet in various stages of kidney decline
- Feline Environmental Needs module .
Each of these four modules takes approximately 1 hour to complete.
If you have already enrolled with Royal Canin to participate in the online learning you should have access to these new modules. If you would like to enroll contact your Royal Canin Technical Sales Representative
Thornell is offering a free CE on line course on odor management, not only will the participant get the CE credits but also a no charge odor management kit! http://www.thornell.com/ce/
Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada co-ordinate access to extensive CE online opportunities. To more information, visit : http://www.rvttcanada.ca/education_online.php
On the Floor – https://www.atdove.org/about
Vet Med Team http://www.vetmedteam.com/home.aspx
Veterinary Support Personnel Network http://www.vspn.org/
University of Guelph On-line Courses Vet Technologist On-line CE Courses
McCarthy & Sons Service: www.smiths-medical-education.com
This is not an online option, but you can arrange to have CE at your office through this website https://www.petsplusus.com/pet-health/social-side-of-practice