Ongoing CE opportunities are self-paced for convenience! There are several options available for RVTs looking for CE that they can plan around their schedule.
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atDove provides online veterinary training on a variety of topics for veterinary teams. You don’t have to choose between best-in-class clinical and soft skills training. Your subscritption offers content for every member of your team – from the front desk to the O.R. https://www.atdove.org
American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians The AAEVT website has several opportunities for Equine related CE, including online and in-person. In-person events are mainly held in the United States. https://www.aaevt.org/ce-events/
Canadian Animal Assistance Team Animal Health Care Projects are the core of our work. Our teams travel to the location where we are needed and set up a temporary field hospital right in the community to provide the services needed to animals that would otherwise not have access to veterinary care. We also work with communities to assist in building a community driven animal management and welfare plan toward sustainable solutions.
There are many communities in Canada and internationally that simply do not have access to veterinary services, either due to location (remote communities) or financial or both. Our goal is to bring much needed veterinary care right to the animals in need. We also work with the community leaders to support locally defined and locally run animal care plans.
Our team consists of veterinarians, veterinary technicians, assistants and educators that volunteer their time and expertise to set up and run our Animal Health Care Clinics. Our temporary clinics are set up right in the community which allows all animals access to the care they need. Our team members travel to the community, set up the temporary “MASH” style hospital, and provide the services needed.
Become a member and get information on volunteer opportunities today! https://www.caat-canada.org/membership/
Clinician’s Brief Continuing Education
Earn practical veterinary continuing education online—and at your own pace. These online veterinary CE options are affordable, RACE-approved, and designed for your busy schedule. Start a course today, finish it whenever. https://www.cliniciansbrief.com/continuing-education
CommuniVET is a dedicated team of like-minded professionals with first-hand understanding of the Canadian veterinary community. CommuniVET provides veterinary professionals with a wide range of professional development activities (webcasts, case studies, informational videos, quizzes, et.). https://www.communivet.com/en/ca/education
CVM eLearning sponsored by Nutramax
Explore our CVM eLearning platform!
With sessions added bi-monthly, our platform offers you a broad array of opportunities. You will find topics of personal interest, as well as courses for your entire veterinary team. https://cvmlearning.learnupon.com/store
The Douglas College (British Columbia, Canada) Veterinary Anesthesia Refresher Certificate is a comprehensive anesthesia program is targeted to registered veterinary technologists (RVTs) with an interest in small animal anesthesia and analgesia, especially those with an interest in obtaining a veterinary technician specialist (VTS) credential in this area. Veterinarians, unregistered veterinary technologists/ technicians that have completed their diploma in
Veterinary/ Animal Health technology and internationally equivalent training (including veterinary nurses) are welcome to register for this certificate program. A second Veterinary Anesthesia Advanced Techniques Certificate program will be offered starting in 2024 and completion of the Refresher certificate will be a pre-requisite for that program. The Veterinary Anesthesia Refresher Certificate program consists of 4 courses: the first 3 courses are online, asynchronous – a flexible, self-directed format that includes access to a Douglas College instructor to answer any questions and to facilitate discussions. Participants will be required to obtain certification as a RECOVER Certified Rescuer in Basic and Advanced Life Support as part of the program. Completion of these 3 introductory courses (or successfully
challenging the final exam in each course) is a pre-requisite for the 4th wet-lab course. The 4th course in the Refresher Certificate program is a 4 day in-person, simulations based, wet lab (at Douglas College, close to Vancouver in beautiful British Columbia, Canada), which includes use, maintenance and troubleshooting of anesthetic equipment, General Anesthesia case studies, protocols and simulations and CPR simulations.
RACE certification of this CE and the endorsement of the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anesthesia & Analgesia (AVTAA) is pending.
Our program instructors are highly specialized RVTs and experienced teachers – with years of practical lived experience in a specialty hospital setting, specific training in education and extensive teaching experience in lab-based anesthesia skills, course development & delivery. We bring excellent pedagogical techniques and the latest online tools into this course such as the “flipped-classroom” approach to teaching and standardized experiential learning environments using simulations.
Registered Veterinarians Technologists and Technicians (RVTs) are responsible for the safe administration and monitoring of anesthestic and analgesic plans prescribed by the Veterinarian for their patients, as well as the treatment of anesthetic complications and emergencies. This course will enable RVTs to perform these tasks confidently and safely by ensuring they:
a. Establish (or refresh) a basic foundational knowledge of those aspects of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and pathology that relate directly to anesthesia and analgesia in veterinary patients.
b. Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of the drugs and fluids used in anesthesia and analgesia, as well as the ability to safely administer those drugs and fluids.
c. Demonstrate an understanding of the types and functions of the equipment required for delivery and monitoring of veterinary anesthesia, commonly found in first opinion veterinary hospitals, as well as the skills required to use and maintain that equipment.
d. Understand and apply applicable provincial and federal legislation in Canada
e. Apply the knowledge & skills obtained, to the planning and safe execution of basic anesthetic protocols and analgesia in dogs and cats.
f. Develop critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills to predict and/or quickly identify deteriorations in patient condition and to prevent anesthetic emergencies.
g. Demonstrate an ability to safely administer and monitor anesthetics in dogs & cats
h. Apply protocols for the treatment of anesthetic emergencies including CPR.
Dr. Marie Halowaychuk, Reviving Veterinary Medicine Online Programs
Are you tired of trudging through life waiting for things to change? Do you struggle to prioritize self-care and family-time over work and professional demands? Do you read blogs and follow social media posts about wellness, but find it difficult to translate what you read into your own work and home life?
Marie offers wellbeing programs for veterinarians and veterinary team members looking to transform their life and stop stress and burnout.
These immersive online programs include weekly emails with exercises, weekly Zoom sessions, reflection exercises, and the support of others in the form of a private Facebook group. Registrants also have the opportunity for one-on-one coaching sessions with Marie, so that she can answer your specific questions and be your personal cheerleader throughout the program. All programs have been approved for continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE. https://marieholowaychuk.com/learn-with-marie/
The Equine Institute is your online horse health resource. Choose from a variety of RACE approved equine CE topics. https://equineinstitute.org/
Fear Free Certification
What is Fear Free®? Founded in 2016, Fear Free provides online education to veterinary professionals, pet professionals, animal welfare communities, and pet owners. Our courses are developed and written by the most respected veterinary and pet experts in the world, including boarded veterinary behaviorists, boarded veterinary anesthesiologists, pain experts, boarded veterinary internists, veterinary technicians (behavior), experts in shelter medicine, animal training, grooming, boarding, and more.
With all the false (and harmful!) pet information on the internet, Fear Free aims to keep veterinary healthcare teams and pet professionals at the forefront as the true pet health experts. By closely listening to the needs of the profession and those of the new generation of pet owners, Fear Free has become one of the single most transformative initiatives in the history of companion animal practice, providing unparalleled education on emotional wellbeing, enrichment, and the reduction of fear, anxiety, and stress in pets and improving the experience of every human and pet involved. https://fearfreepets.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjw4c-ZBhAEEiwAZ105RRWLKD0ELbRz2fdUdU1mKPfyQ22vyuuOtbDkKyfdVlNl0c4_N10PsRoCl50QAvD_BwE
Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada – Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines
The Codes of Practice are developed nationally as guidelines for the care and handling of the different species of farm animals. They are intended to promote sound management and welfare practices through recommendations and requirements for housing, management, transportation, processing and other animal husbandry practices. Requirements refer to either a regulatory requirement, or an industry imposed expectation outlining acceptable and unacceptable practices. Recommended best practices strive for continuous improvement and encourage a higher level of care. https://www.horsewelfare.ca/post/code-of-practice
ICU Medical Academy provides product training for Healthcare Providers. www.smiths-medical-education.com
Medical Device Reprocessing in All Appropriate Settings: A Myth-Busting Course
This course covers medical device reprocessing basics, i.e. cleaning, disinfection, decontamination, and sterilization. It also covers the importance of implementing a quality system that includes quality insurance (QA) and control ( QC) ttps://courses.steriplusconsulting.com/courses/medical-device-reprocessing-myth-busting
MentorVet Tech – Coming August 2023
Collaborating to Create Mentorship for the Entire Veterinary Team
Online learning modules, monthly peer group meetings, financial coaching, private social media group, mentorship pairing, optional mental health coaching.
Missouri Veterinary Technician Association has a comprehensive list of Certificate and Certification Programs for RVTs looking to gain additional certification in a variety of fields. https://www.movta.org/continuing-education/certificate-programs
North American Veterinary Anesthesia Society Continuing Education
We have collected information about events that can help our members and the veterinary community earn continuing education while they advance and improve the safe administration of anesthesia and analgesia to all animals.
Pacific Veterinary Sales (PVS) has created a series of RACE approved CE sessions in a bite-sized format, finish a section on a coffee break, pick it up at lunch and spend 10 minutes learning something new. PVS is providing this quality education to Canada’s veterinary teams, at no charge.https://www.pvseducation.ca/
Pet Poison Helpline has upcoming and previously recorded webinars for veterinary professionals. Many webinars are RACE-approved and good for 1 hour of CE credit. If you have any questions regarding CE certificates or webinars, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Unfortunately, our phone staff are not able to assist with non-medical questions, all inquiries should be sent by email.
Practical Classes in Small Animal Euthanasia The creator of Euthabag has designed to-the-point presentations that share contemporary advice for your practice. Veterinary team members can complete up to 6.5 Free RACE approved CE hours. https://veterinaryeuthanasiaeducation.com/
Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada offers an online education portal for all RVTTC members. This portal gives you access to hundreds of online courses in a variety of veterinary related topics. https://rvttcanada.ca/veterinary-ce-opportunities-old/
Royal Canin Canada is very active in providing Continuing Education opportunities to the veterinary community in Canada. https://events.royalcanin.ca/event/62619cf5-243d-4b42-a0ed-afc845938b06/websitePage:f9c32945-5566-4f96-837f-8c58361636c7
Seneca College Acute Self-Care for Veterinary Professionals
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 microcredential, 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, veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, reception and managers.
This microcredential has been approved by the Ontario Association Of Veterinary Technicians (OAVT) for five Continuing Education credits.
- sessions will be fully delivered online using both synchronous and asynchronous formats
- synchronous sessions will take place weekly on Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
- foundational material will be provided at the beginning of the week; tools will be practiced during the week and the synchronous portion of the microcredential will be utilized for deeper processing and application
- approved by the OAVT for five Continuing Education credits
Think Anesthesia® is an educational platform providing veterinary professionals with both on-demand and live training material, primarily focused on anesthesia and analgesia. Think Anesthesia modules meet the highest standards in continuing education, receiving approval by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) Registry of Continuing Education (RACE).
Thornell Corporation is a family owned business that creates odor elimination products for the veterinary field in North America. Thornell provides two courses to help veterinary teams.
Sniffing Your Way to Better Hospital Experiences
This continuing education course is intended to provide veterinary healthcare teams a better understanding and appreciation for the powerful sense of smell of their pet patients. Additionally, we will provide helpful suggestions on ways to improve environmental conditions in your hospital to enhance the overall patient and client experience. – Author: Chad Dodd, DVM (1.5 Hours)
Ooooh That Smell, Can’t You Smell That Smell?
The objective of this CE program is to educate and reinforce – to veterinarians, veterinary technicians, practice managers and other veterinary healthcare team members – the relationship between employee satisfaction, client retention and profit. – Author: Fritz Wood, CPA, CFP (1 Hour) http://www.thornell.com/ce
Uncharted Veterinary Community
Uncharted is a company built to serve. We create events based on the conversations our members need to have now. We facilitate open and honest discussions in our community and at our events so that our members can make actionable plans specific to their goals and practices. Then… we support those plans and promote accountability to getting them completed. In Uncharted, no one is a nameless face in a crowd. Our members are unique individuals with specialized goals we want to help them achieve. Get started with an Uncharted membership! https://unchartedvet.com/uvc-membership/
University of Guelph Correspondence Courses
These courses are offered on a continuous intake, work-at-your-own-pace basis. Participants will be mailed the complete study package including study material, quizzes and answer sheet to the address provided. Once you have completed all the quizzes, simply submit your answer sheet for scoring using the reply envelope included in your package. You will be notified of your score and if you are successful, a ‘Certificate of Completion’ will be mailed to the address provided. Courses include Pharmacology, Medical Emergencies, Advanced Anesthesia and Surgical Pain Management Techniques, Introduction to Small Animal Behaviour, Introduction to Small Animal Dentistry, and Canine and Feline Nutrition. Vet Technologist On-line CE Courses
The Veterinary Cytology Schoolhouse
Understand cytology. Help more patients. Practical continuing education designed to catapult you from confused to confident. Become a Master of the Microscope from the comfort of your couch! Practical online courses in cytology and hematology for the veterinary professionals. All courses are self paced with a lifetime access. https://www.veterinarycytologyschoolhouse.com/courses
Vancouver Humane Society – Trauma-Informed & Culturally Safe Training Programs for the Animal Services Sector
Our free, complementary courses aim to help animal service workers and organization leaders learn how to implement trauma-informed and culturally safe approaches in their work, and how to mitigate the effects of burnout and compassion fatigue that are incredibly common in the animal protection
The goal of this training program is simple—to create safer, happier outcomes for animals, their guardians, and animal protection workers.
Background & History
In June 2021, VHS published a report called Helping People and Animals Together: Taking a Trauma-Informed, Culturally Safe Approach Towards Assisting Placed-at-Risk People with Addressing Animal Neglect. The learnings from this report are now an online training program, consisting of three complementary courses. The information shared in these trainings is rooted in the lived experiences of animal protection workers that were interviewed—including real-life scenarios they’ve been in and recommendations they highlighted.
The courses include videos, graphics, worksheets, reflection activities, interactive questions and quizzes, all intended to help you and your team brainstorm creative ways to shift practices and policies towards a more trauma-informed and culturally safe approach. https://vancouverhumanesociety.bc.ca/trauma-informed-training/
Become a Vet Alliance member and receive ongoing CE seminars, valuable partner discounts and rebates, as well as the support of the Vet Alliance team as you empower your practice. https://vetalliance.ca/learn-more/
Originally, a home-grown, organic compilation of training, VetBloom has since yielded a compendium of comprehensive and current resources. Whether you are an individual looking to continue your education with online veterinary courses, or a practice in search of a systematic set of educational materials, VetBloom has developed and tested the training that you are after.
Earn Quality CE anytime, anywhere! https://www.vetfolio.com/
VETgirl is a subscription-based multimedia service offering RACE-approved, online continuing education for veterinary professionals. https://vetgirlontherun.com/
Vet Med Team offers a number of continuing education opportunities for veterinary team members. You can earn RACE and/or CVPM credits and participate at times convenient to your personal schedule. They even offer courses for FREE! http://www.vetmedteam.com/home.aspx
Veterinary Support Personnel Network is an interactive online community. As a member of VSPN, you’ll have access to thousands of colleagues worldwide who want to help you and your patients – 24 hours a day. Membership to VSPN is FREE and includes access to comprehensive online CE taught by world-class instructors. http://www.vspn.org/
Veterinary Team Training provides continuing education for veterinary teams on demand. There are pricing options available for everyone including all access subscriptions, single courses, and free courses. There is content for everyone on the team! https://education.vetteamtraining.com/
Worldwide Vets provides the opportunity to not only help animals in need across 13 projects worldwide, but also gain CE points whilst doing so! Provide your expertise and skills to the clinics and animals that need it most, and join one or more of our incredible projects. We provide opportunities including, but not limited to;
- Performing daily surgeries on domestic animals including high case load spay and neuter clinics, as well as surgeries ranging from eneucleations to double amputations.
- Working with African wildlife in the heart of the bush. Volunteers will directly work with a wildlife vet and assist all animals in need. This can range from removing snares and treating wounds in giraffes, to dehorning rhino or castrating lions.
- High case load of equine medical care in Egypt – treating medical issues that you will likely not see in a typical practice. Operating a free clinic in an area where the horse’s welfare is less than desired results in volunteers treating issues such as wounds, infections, colic, malnutrition and improper hoof care on a daily basis.
- As a result of the illegal animal trade, deforestation and hunting, there are many wildlife species in need and they find this love and care in our sanctuaries. Volunteers work with the vet to complete health checks, surgeries, orphan feeding and learn the art of blow darting!
We offer projects for vet and vet nurse/tech, as well as to those with no prior education or experience whatsoever so friends and family are more than welcome to join. Our projects can count towards educational credits for those studying, as well as being RACE approved for those already licenced and practicing.
More information on the 13 projects that Worldwide Vets works with can be found on the website (www.worldwidevets.com/volunteer) and interest can be sent to email@example.com