Upcoming Continuing Education Opportunities

Upcoming CE opportunities are time sensitive activities such as conferences and live webinars. 

Do you have an event you would like to post here? Please let us know at executivedirector@bcvta.com 

Equine Vet Tech Happy Hour 2024

January – May, Third Tuesday of the month at 8:00 PM EST

Join Academy of Equine Veterinary Nursing Technicians member Jamie deFazio Guiberson on February 20th at 8:00 pm EST, where she addresses the Emerging Ethics in Equine Medicine. Registration for this lecture is REQUIRED. Recordings for the Equine Vet Tech Happy Hour are not available. 

This lecture series is FREE, is not RACE-certified at this time, and an attendance certificate will be available to those who attend live.

Register here! 


Mila Education Centre – Care of Tubes and Drains

February 21, 2024 – 6:00 PM PST

Critically ill patients often have a plethora of tubes and drains, necessary for administering medications, fluids, nutrition, and oxygen or for evacuating air or bodily fluids. In this lecture, attendees will learn the ins and outs of various kinds of tubes and drains, including when and why they are used and how they should be handled and maintained. The potential complications associated with each kind of tube or drain will be discussed including how they can be avoided or corrected.

SPEAKER: Amy Newfield, CVT, VTS (ECC)

Register here! 

The Power of Protein

February 27, 2024

Laura B. Gaylord is a Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist and member Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (subspecialty Nutrition). She is an independent consultant and the owner/founder of Whole Pet Provisions, PLLC, a nutrition consulting company established in 2016 which offers veterinary nutrition consulting directly to pet owners, veterinarians and those vested in the pet food and pet supplement industry. She has been a general practitioner in North Carolina for over 24 years. She offers homemade diet recipe formulation and commercial diet consultations through Whole Pet Provisions for pet parents and their veterinary team. Combining her years of clinical experience with passion for nutrition, Dr. Gaylord seeks to promote optimal nutrition and support integrative veterinary care for companion animals and the pet vested industry.

Register here! 

Mila Education Centre – Advanced Anesthesia Monitoring Techniques

February 28, 2024

Monitoring the physiological state of our patients is important when making decisions about the management of the anaesthetic. Although we are not required to make a diagnosis, it is crucial that we provide the clinician with all the relevant information so they can make an informed decision on the treatment options. Covered will be ECG, blood pressure, carbon dioxide readings and oxygen saturation.

Speaker: Anita Parkin RVN, AVN, Dip (Surgery & ECC), VTS (Anaesthesia & Analgesia), CVPP, TAE

Register here! 

2024 Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians Conference

February 29 – March 2, 2024 – Hamilton, ON

Join us for Canada’s largest educational conference for Registered Veterinary Technicians!

The annual OAVT conference has become a must-attend event for veterinary healthcare professionals.

Your Full Conference pass includes access to:

All CE lectures presented on Friday and Saturday
Exclusive opportunities to connect with exhibitors
Special events and networking activities
We can’t wait to see everyone at the Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen’s!

Register here!

Post-Pandemic Issues in Veterinary Behaviour 

March 12, 19, and 26, 2024 4:00 PM ADT

This webinar series will discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic affects the early life environment and experiences of canine and feline patients.  The series will end with a review of new and exciting research in veterinary behavioural medicine.

Veterinarians and veterinary technicians are eligible for continuing education credit. The webinar cost is $60 per webinar, or $150 for all three.  There will be no charge for students.

Register here! 

Let’s Talk About Ears

March 27, 2024

Dr. Meagan Painter is a Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologist® practicing at Angell-West in Greater Boston, MA. She graduated Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 and completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Angell Animal Medical Center in 2015. For three years thereafter, she practiced as a resident in veterinary dermatology with
Veterinary Healing Arts in East Greenwich, RI and the Animal Dermatology Group in California. Dr. Painter proudly achieved Diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 2018 after completing residency training, publication, case report review, and a 2-day written certification examination. Before coming home to Boston, she practiced for two years in San Francisco, CA at the San Francisco Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Painter lives in the Boston area with her husband (Andrew, U.S. Coast Guard, retired), daughter (Claire, age 5 years), five chickens, one loyal house cat (Chips), and an outstandingly adorable Boston Terrier (Pepper). Curiosity, kindness, and clinical excellence are what fuel Dr. Painter. If you would like to learn more check out her continuing education website @ Live, Learn, Vet. www.livelearnvet.m

Register here! 

Veterinary Academy of Higher Learning: Certified Canine Fitness Trainer

May 3-5, 2024 – Abbotsford, BC

Do you want to take the next step in your specialization? Do you want to receive training from the world’s leading specialists? Get started any time with our e-learning modules and join us for the live lab days to focus on skills and interactive case work ups.

Canines that will benefit from your academic canine fitness specialization include dogs of all life stages and all jobs. Exercises are combined with the five key aspects of the Canine Total Health Puzzle (mental, balance, strength, cardiorespiratory, and flexibility) which makes the training efficient and effective.

As a graduate, you will benefit from continuing interactive collaboration after completing the course. 

Register here! 

Creating Change: Exotic Veterinary Nurse Training 2024 Conference

May 18-19, 2024 – Queensland, Australia

After the resounding success that was the 2023 EVNT conference, we are excited to announce that next years conference will be held on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland on May 18-19 2023.

More details will be announced soon!

Register here! 

2024 Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Convention

June 27 – 30, 2024 – Calgary, AB

Stay tuned for more info! 

SBCV 2024 Fall Conference and Trade Show

November 15 – 17, 2024

Details to follow!