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Date: April 25, 2014
TECH120-0414: Practical Review for Veterinary Technicians: VTNE Preparation Class S2014
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Date: April 27, 2014
Veterinary Specialty Hospital 4th Annual Symposium
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Date: April 29, 2014
STAF168-0414: Training - Building Your Dream Team
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California Adds the VTNE o the Veterinary Technician Licensure Procedure

February 24, 2014 Kansas City, MO (February 21, 2014) - The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) and the California Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) announced today that the AAVSB's Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) will become part of the
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California Adds the VTNE o the Veterinary Technician Licensure Procedure

February 24, 2014 Kansas City, MO (February 21, 2014) - The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) and the California Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) announced today that the AAVSB's Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) will become part of the
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TECH120-0414: Practical Review for Veterinary Technicians: VTNE Preparation Class S2014

April 25, 2014 - August 15, 2014

Location: online vspn.org
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INSTRUCTORS: Nanette Walker Smith, MEd, RVT, CVT, LVT; Mary Mould, MEd, RVT ; Darci Palmer, BS, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia) ; Mark Sharpless, RVT, CMAR, RLATG, CPIA ; Shelley Shopsowitz, RVT, BA ; Kenichiro Yagi, BS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM) REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS): Sundays, May 4, 11, 18, (no class May 25), June 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2014; 8:00pm-9:30pm ET (USA) Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate course is designed to help veterinary technician students review the basics of veterinary technology in an overview format. It is not designed to provide in-depth knowledge on each subject as it is assumed the student has that knowledge and is reviewing information in preparation for sitting for the VTNE. Course Description: This course is designed to provide a review of the veterinary technician essential skills, tasks, and knowledge base as provided by the guidelines set forth by the AVMA CVTEA for approved veterinary technology programs. Active engagement in the entire course should help organize study time and allow for better competency and test taking skills. VSPN CE Course: This course has been RACE approval for veterinary technicians only. Veterinary Information Network's RACE provider number is #22. Note: This class does not guarantee passage of the exam; we will approach as many topics as possible in an effort to help the student identify levels of competency as an aid to focus study efforts. In depth and advanced topics will NOT be covered.


Veterinary Specialty Hospital 4th Annual Symposium

April 27, 2014 - April 27, 2014

Location: San Diego, CA
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This all day Symposium offers multiple educational tracks for veterinarians, technicians, managers and front office staff. Breakfast and lunch are included. Dr. Larry Cowgill, UC Davis, presents the keynote address: Acute Kidney Injury: More Than Just Acute Renal Failure. Other topics in the Technician track include: Management of Chronic Kidney Disease, Bandaging 101, Oral Pathology, 1:64, 1:8, 1:256 Bingo (interpretation of antibody titers), Principles of Radiation Safety and Positioning, When Caring Hurts: Compassion Fatigue and the Veterinary Care Professional, The ABCDs of ELISAs IFAs and PCRs. Please visit our website for registration and additional information.


STAF168-0414: Training - Building Your Dream Team

April 29, 2014 - May 30, 2014

Location: www.vspn.org
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INSTRUCTOR: Rebecca Rose, AAS, CVT COURSE OPEN: April 29-May 30, 2014 REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS): Tuesdays, May 6, 13 & 20, 2014; 8:00-9:30pm ET (USA) Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate course is geared toward veterinary practice managers and owners that play a direct role in staff training. Course Description: You have spent a lot of time choosing the right new hire based upon his/her aptitude and attitude. Now it is time to instill the tools to succeed in your veterinary hospital through proper training, coaching, and support. Your training team can encourage, offer appropriate feedback, and lead by example. Having this empowered team in place is imperative. Phase training allows your new hire to understand how the orientation period will unfold, scheduled check-is and that they will be supported by a training team. In this manner the new hire is given a foundation for a positive career and getting them started on the right foot with your team. The training team will include a mentor as the go-to person and a team member who knows the ropes and can be a sounding board during the transition. A training sequence of events, also known as "morphing, storming, norming and performing" may occur within your current team and understanding this phenomenon may help your team adjust to the new hire and meld into a cohesive, trusting team. Here's to fundamental training and your team's success! Here's to your Dream Team! This course has been approved by VHMA (applicable toward CVPM requirements, for 4.5 credits) and RACE ( 4.5 houts for veterinarians and veterinary technicians).


Veterinary Management School (VMS)

April 30, 2014 - May 3, 2014

Location: Lakewood, CO
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VMS offers a veterinary-specific, business management curriculum that�s continuously updated to reflect the ever-changing industry, including the content areas of: employee recruitment and retention; business accounting and financial issues; employment law; inventory management; medical records management; behavioral strengths and challenges; and internal and external marketing.


ON DEMAND WEBINAR: Detailed 5 Part Simple and Surgical Extraction Series in the Dog & Cat

May 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014

Location: ONLINE
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Comprehensive extraction lectures and videos recorded live and now available on demand. Goes beyond the books with tips and tricks that you wont find anywhere else. Simple Extractions Intro to Surgical Extractions The Canines The Premolars The Molars Instructor: Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM Participants have unlimited access to lectures, videos and resources. 5 RACE accredited hours.


TECH238-0514: Tame That Cat! Get a Better Handle on Feline Anesthesia

May 1, 2014 - May 18, 2014

Location: www.vspn.org
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INSTRUCTOR(S): Brenda Feller, CVT, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia) (http://www.vin.com/promo/Consultants/consultant261.htm) COURSE OPEN: May 1-18, 2014 REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS): Thursday, May 8, 2014; 9:00pm-10:30pm ET (USA) Level and Prerequisites: This basic course is designed for the entire anesthesia team to review the nursing care and techniques involved in anesthesia induction chamber use. The instructor encourages any veterinary staff with experience handling or inducing anesthetic patients utilizing chambers to enroll in this course. Team enrollment is highly encouraged. Course Description: Feline anesthesia is not the same as canine anesthesia, and unfortunately this translates to a higher mortality rate for our feline patients. In this course we will discuss how to integrate simple messages into your practice that will produce calm feline patients, the first step in an uneventful anesthesia procedure. The dangers of induction chamber use will be explored, not only to the patient but also the staff members. The end goal is to produce calm feline patients whose owners will not dread bringing them back to our practice and thus increase your practice's bottom line. This course has been RACE approved for 1.5 hours for veterinary technicians.


Tidewater Veterinary Academy

May 7, 2014 - January 1, 2020

Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the Tidewater Veterinary Academy meets the first Wednesday afternoon of the month for veterinary CE. Our academy is open doctors, technicians, assistants, and practice managers. If you are interested in attending a meeting, please contact us for membership information. We offer a yearly fee as well as an individual meeting fee. Please see the link above for our calendar of speakers.


TECH137-0514: ECG Interpretation for the Purpose of Arrhythmia Identification Module 2

May 8, 2014 - June 8, 2014

Location: www.vspn.org
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INSTRUCTOR(S): Dianne Hudson, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia) REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS): Thursdays, May 15, 22, and 29, 2014; 9:00pm-10:30pm ET (USA) Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate course is geared toward veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants and veterinary technician students. Module 1 and Module 2 should both be taken to insure a complete basic understanding of ECG interpretation in the anesthesia, emergency and critical care patient. VSPN CE course: This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians only. Veterinary Information Network's RACE provider number is #22. Course Description: This is module 2 of a two part course designed to cover the essentials of electrocardiograph (ECG) interpretation. Basic knowledge of the cardiovascular system and physiologic components is needed as we will only cover basic anatomy and physiology briefly in this intermediate level course. Participants completing both modules of this course will be exposed to the basic elements of ECG interpretation (Lead II) including a review of the conduction system of the heart, the ECG/EKG waveform, normal rhythms, cardiac arrhythmias, and nursing care of abnormal cardiac events. Module 1 is not a pre-requisite for Module 2 but is highly recommended.


STAF111-0514: Front Desk Module 2-Challenges Facing the Front Desk

May 14, 2014 - June 14, 2014

Location: www.vspn.org
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INSTRUCTOR(S): Phyllis Webster, AA, CVPM COURSE OPEN: May 14, 2014-June 14, 2014 REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS): Wednesdays, May 21, 28 and June 4, 2014; 9-10:30pm ET (USA) Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate course is designed for all receptionists, front office staff and also those assistants and technicians who fill in at the front desk. This course covers those essential skills needed to improve productivity and efficiency in the veterinary practice. VSPN CE course: This course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians only. This course is approved by the VHMA for CVPM credits. Veterinary Information Network's RACE provider number is #22. VHMA approval #08-01. Course Description: Building client loyalty is an opportunity happening all day, every day. The front office staff member plays the most critical role in the success or failure of a veterinary practice. No matter how competent, capable or caring you are, at some point clients will be unhappy with you. How your front desk handles these situations may determine whether this client returns or whether you lose that client. A unified front desk staff will create a loyal clientele that will assure compliance with the doctor's recommendations. Your front desk staff will attract new clients and solidify the current clients while creating a positive experience. They generally improve productivity and efficiency in your veterinary practice along with handling the distressed client with ease.


2014 Spring New York State Veterinary Conference

May 16, 2014 - May 18, 2014

Location: Westchester Hilton, Rye Brook, NY
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n 2014 the New York State Veterinary Medical Society and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine will be hosting two top-notch conferences. In addition to the 7th Annual NYS Fall Veterinary Conference in Ithaca, NY, October 11-12, 2014; plan to attend our first-ever Spring Conference at the Westchester Hilton in Rye Brook, NY, May 16-18, 2014. Earn 19 hours of continuing education credit by attending the companion animal lectures given by some of our nation's premier speakers, mingle with veterinarians from the tri-state area, and check out our expanded Exhibit Hall that features vendors devoted to all aspects of veterinary practice. This is one conference you will not want to miss!


IVG Virtual Veterinary Symposium

May 18, 2014 - May 18, 2014

Location: online
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Log in from the comfort of your own home or anywhere else you would like to be, for an amazing day of continuing education, streamed right to your computer. View the speakers and presentations, download relevant printed content and interact with the speakers live via a chat interface - all from a single screen. The event will provide participating doctors and technicians the opportunity to earn up to 6 CE credits*. Registration gives you access to both the live streaming symposium and all the lectures on-demand for one year. You can earn your CE credits in one day, or take your time and view them at your leisure. Stayin Alive: CPR in Veterinary Medicine Beth Eisenberg, DVM, (Practice limited to Critical Care) Systemic Diseases and the Eye Anja Welihozkiy, DVM, DACVO Perioperative Pain Control: Concepts and Therapies Andrea Looney, DVM, DACVA, CCRP Arrhythmias in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Andrea Looney, DVM, DACVA, CCRP The Complete Hemogram: Don't Forget the Blood Smear! Heather Kridel, DVM (Practice limited to Clinical Pathology) Principles of Intra-articular Therapy Stuart Bliss, DVM, PhD, DACVS, CCRP *RACE Approval Pending


Maddie's Shelter Medicine Conference

May 18, 2014 - May 20, 2014

Location: Caribe Royale, Orlando, FL
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2014 Maddie's Shelter Medicine Conference May 18th - May 20th, 2014 Caribe Royale, Orlando, FL Up to 21 CE contact hours http://sheltermedicine.vetmed.ufl.edu/conferences/shelter-medicine-conference/ Discounted registration ends soon! Topics include: Improving adoptions through better matches Balancing medical and behavioral programs The latest disease information on feline retroviruses, heartworm, B. gibsoni The new cat paradigm Maddie's Shelter Medicine Conference expands to three days: Event kicks off Florida week of learning for animal welfare professionals Veterinarians and shelter managers will descend on Orlando, Florida to attend Maddie's Shelter Medicine Conference May 18-20, 2014. The conference, now in its 7th year, has been expanded to three full days to provide more than a dozen sessions on vital topics from playgroups for dogs to retroviruses in cats. Thanks to the generous support of Animal Farm Foundation, the additional day of training is being offered at no extra cost to participants.


STAF146-0514: Employee Evaluations and Performance Planning

May 23, 2014 - June 19, 2014

Location: www.vspn.org
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INSTRUCTOR(S): Heather Howell, LVT, RVT, MBA COURSE OPEN: May 23-June 19, 2014 REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS): Mondays, June 2 and 9, 2014; 9:30pm-11:00pm ET (USA) Level and Prerequisites: This advanced course is geared toward veterinarians, practice managers, and supervisors to best incorporate practice ethics and atmosphere to utilize evaluations and performance planning for advancement of practice goals and staff development. Course Description: This course will explore traditional employee evaluations as well as performance planning. We will discuss formal communication with employees, including the merits and downfalls of traditional employee evaluations. The concepts of performance planning, employee empowerment, goal setting, and dealing with substandard performance will be explored. This course covers those essential skills needed to develop a program within your practice for providing employees feedback regarding their performance and helping them to set goals for achievement.


TECH124-0514: Basic Hematology-The Bloody Truth about Canines and Felines

May 27, 2014 - June 27, 2014

Location: www.vspn.org
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INSTRUCTOR(S): Cheryl Stockman, MT (ASCP) REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS): Tuesdays, June 3, 10 & 17, 2014; 8:00-9:30pm ET (USA) Level and Prerequisites: This basic course will explore hematology concepts applicable to small animal practice with feline and canine patients from a clinical laboratory perspective. Course Description: Manual hematology techniques are far from outdated skills in the modern veterinary hospital laboratory even when utilizing the latest and greatest point of care analyzers. These instruments are invaluable when considering the scope of the information they provide in such a short period of time, however they are not infallible and as a veterinary professional, proper use of these instruments should be a foremost consideration. As the instructor is a medical technologist and not a veterinarian, limited information regarding blood smear interpretation and specific disease processes will available in this course. This program has been approved by RACE for 4.5 hours for veterinary technicians.


ON DEMAND WEBINAR: Detailed 5 Part Simple and Surgical Extraction Series in the Dog & Cat

June 1, 2014 - June 30, 2014

Location: ONLINE
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Comprehensive extraction lectures and videos recorded live and now available on demand. Goes beyond the books with tips and tricks that you wont find anywhere else. Simple Extractions Intro to Surgical Extractions The Canines The Premolars The Molars Instructor: Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM Participants have unlimited access to lectures, videos and resources. 5 RACE accredited hours.


Endocrinology: Diagnostics and Treatment of Common Endocrine Disorders

June 1, 2014 - June 29, 2014

Location: www.vetmedteam.com
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This 4-week course will enable veterinarians to gain the advanced knowledge needed to diagnose and treat endocrine-related problems in cats and dogs. This course is also helpful for veterinary technicians seeking to assist with these complex cases. Topics addressed in this course include in-depth coverage of the ketoacidotic diabetic patient, as well as hypo- and hyper-adrenocorticism in dogs, diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats, and thyroid diseases in both species. Adrenal tumors are also discussed. Case study assignments are utilized to help students develop a keener understanding of endocrine disorders. This course is RACE approved for 20 CE credits for both veterinarians and credentialed veterinary technicians.


Train the Trainer: Veterinary Diagnostics

June 2, 2014 - June 3, 2014

Location: Ithaca, NY
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To effectively diagnose animal diseases, diagnosticians need good quality samples and good test results. The Train the Trainer course has been designed for veterinary technicians, licensed veterinary technician faculty, and their mentors. Join the faculty and staff of Cornell's Animal Health Diagnostic Center for a program that will equip you with appropriate sample collection and handling techniques to preserve the integrity of samples for full-service diagnostic laboratories. Learn special sampling protocols, review tips and tricks for collecting appropriate samples from clinical cases, and shipping procedures that ensure compliance with regulations and public safety. This course will provide a comprehensive review to help prepare professionals with strategies to avoid common sampling and submission errors and to increase the timeliness and accuracy of veterinary diagnostic results. 607-253-3200 or cuvetce@cornell.edu to be added to the email list. Registration opening soon.


Train the Trainer: Veterinary Diagnostics Sample Prep

June 2, 2014 - June 3, 2014

Location: Cornell University
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Plan to join the faculty and staff of Cornell's Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC) for a program that will equip you with appropriate sample collection and handling techniques to maintain the integrity of samples for full-service diagnostic laboratories. Special sampling protocols will be discussed and in some cases will be demonstrated. We will review tips and tricks for collecting appropriate samples form clinical cases, along with shipping procedures that ensure compliance with regulations and public safety. The seminar will provide a comprehensive review that will help you prepare veterinary technicians with strategies to avoid common sampling and submission errors and others that will increase the timeliness and accuracy of veterinary diagnostic results.


TECH190-0614: Small Mammal Handling and Restraint

June 4, 2014 - July 5, 2014

Location: www.vspn.org
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INSTRUCTOR(S): Shelley Shopsowitz, RVT, BA REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS): Wednesdays, June 11, 18 & 25, 2014; 8:30-10pm ET (USA) Level and Prerequisites: This basic course is focused toward veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants and ancillary staff working in small animal facilities. Course Description: Proper restraint and handling of pets that come into the veterinary practice is extremely important to the safety of both veterinary staff and the animals that we see. In addition, veterinary staff positions outside the traditional veterinary practice require the knowledge and adaptability to handle a variety of animals. Safety is the number one concern for both the staff member and for the animal; proper handling is essential. We will also cover a variety of handling and restraint techniques for each common domestic species. This course is designed to give information that will be helpful to both veterinary assistants and veterinary technicians. It is hoped that in both the message boards and Real Time Sessions, participants will be able to share some of their experiences, as well as pick up helpful techniques and information. 4.5 CE Credits


2014 ACVIM Forum

June 5, 2014 - June 7, 2014

Location: Nashville, Tennessee
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The 2014 ACVIM Forum is the most highly focused scientific program available for veterinary internal medicine and is open to all veterinarians, technicians and students who want to advance their knowledge in this field. With the special Technician Program, technicians receive three days of high caliber continuing education through case reports, workshops and scientific sessions, earning up to 32 hours of CE credit. Location: Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN


STAF169-0614: Counting the Beans: Budgets, Reports and Analysis

June 5, 2014 - July 6, 2014

Location: www.vspn.org
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INSTRUCTOR(S): Rebecca Rose, AAS, CVT Course Description: Having just read an article explaining "veterinary care demonstrated significant growth in 2013, with $14.37 billion in spending, and while the number of veterinary visits is down, spending on care is rising," there is hope. This is fabulous news; however, I am curious how many veterinary practices are taking action and counting their beans as closely and properly managing income and expenses? Wow, we are certainly singing a different tune from a few years ago, when the "economic storm" was in full force and hitting the veterinary community hard. During the storm, how was your hospital hit? Now, how is your clinic adjusting and what does your budget look like, accommodating for the increased services and expenses? These are questions managers and owners need to know to navigate the uptick and prepare for falls. During this course, we will review the creation of a budget, generate financial reports, make projections, and identify "beans in, beans-out". We will also discuss how the team can be a part of the conversation, "counting the beans," empowered to directly impact the bottom-line, reach financial goals and be a part of the uptick. Counting the Beans: Budgets, Reports and Analysis, 4.5 continuing education credits, VHMA approved course ID 14-15 CE CREDITS: 4.5


Vet and Tech Dental Course

June 8, 2014 - June 8, 2014

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
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This program is intended to provide 7 hours of RACE accredited continuing education. Dr. Beckman�s radiographic positioning guide, lecture slides and lunch are provided. 8:30 am- 4:30 pm Morning Session: This is practical program for the veterinarian and veterinary technician interested in learning more about veterinary dentistry and expanding the scope of the dentistry services in their practices. Subjects include important conditions you need to know, increasing dentistry compliance, what you can do to take dentistry to the next level in your practice, oral examination and charting, intro to nerve blocks and pain management, intro to dental radiology, talking to owners about periodontal disease and an overview of veterinary dental products and equipment. Afternoon Session: This hands on lab provides the veterinarian and veterinary technician a simplified approach to obtaining quality dental radiographs without the traditional steep learning curve. Utilizing Dr. Beckman�s Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn technique and positioning for creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats.


Veterinary Seminar & Cycling Adventure (in France!)

June 15, 2014 - June 21, 2014

Location: Provence region of France
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Cycling and exploring the wonders of Provence, France while earning 14 hours of RACE approved veterinary CE. Professional Adventures in Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.) provides high quality educational opportunities for veterinarians in unique settings. Our trips are geared to those who seek fun, active lifestyles, and provide required CE hours while enjoying once-in-a-lifetime travel adventures. "Keep up your PACE" refers to both your physical fitness abilities as well as the intellectual demands of the veterinary profession. We provide the tools to challenge yourself and excel in both your personal and professional life. -14 hours RACE approved CE -American speakers -Fully supported cycling -Amazing experiences in France!


Advanced Concepts in Small Animal Urology

June 15, 2014 - July 27, 2014

Location: www.vetmedteam.com
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This is a 6-week course valuable for the veterinary technician assisting with the diagnosis and treatment of cases. It is an advanced course that addresses the diagnostic indicators and clinically advanced treatment protocols for dogs and cats experiencing a urology-related condition. Uncomplicated, complicated and recurrent urinary tract infections are covered at length, along with the appropriate diagnostic and treatment regimens. Urolithiasis, FLUTD, feline idiopathic cystitis, urinary incontinence and upper and lower motor neuron bladder are just a few of the additional topics covered in this comprehensive course. This course is RACE approved for 25 CE credits for both veterinarians and veterinary technicians.


Pacific Coast Veterinary Conference-2014

June 19, 2014 - June 22, 2014

Location: San Francisco, CA
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    2014 Pacific Veterinary Conference San Francisco, CA Sponsored by the California Veterinary Medical Association   What:           Pacific Veterinary Conference   Plan your Vetcation©! Explore San Francisco, The City that has it all; world-famous attractions, fine dining, and exquisite shopping! Choose from more than 230 hours of California-approved CE and 28.5 hours of technician-specific CE. Enjoy a two-day Vet Expo with more than 100 exhibitors, great food, raffles, and giveaways!   When:          June 19-June 22, 2014   Where:         San Francisco, California   Contact:       Beatriz Gómez or Lily Briggs at 800.655.2862                      www.PacVet.net       #PacVet2014


KATY Trail State Park

June 21, 2014 - June 26, 2014

Location: St. Louis, MO
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Enjoy 6 days of bicycle riding and get 6 hours of CE! You'll ride a total of 120 miles on the KATY Trail along the Missouri River following the Lewis & Clark expedition. The trip includes gourmet meals, snacks, lodging accomodations, luggage transportation, side trips, and more. Plus, you'll receive 6 hours of CE on how to get the most value when you sell or buy your practice, taught by national consultants, Jon Dittrich & Ed Guiducci.


Vet and Tech Dental Course

June 22, 2014 - June 22, 2014

Location: Atlanta, GA
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This program is intended to provide 7 hours of RACE accredited continuing education. Dr. Beckman�s radiographic positioning guide, lecture slides and lunch are provided. 8:30 am- 4:30 pm Morning Session: This is practical program for the veterinarian and veterinary technician interested in learning more about veterinary dentistry and expanding the scope of the dentistry services in their practices. Subjects include important conditions you need to know, increasing dentistry compliance, what you can do to take dentistry to the next level in your practice, oral examination and charting, intro to nerve blocks and pain management, intro to dental radiology, talking to owners about periodontal disease and an overview of veterinary dental products and equipment. Afternoon Session: This hands on lab provides the veterinarian and veterinary technician a simplified approach to obtaining quality dental radiographs without the traditional steep learning curve. Utilizing Dr. Beckman�s Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn technique and positioning for creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats.


Vet and Tech Dental Course

June 29, 2014 - June 29, 2014

Location: Columbus, Ohio
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This program is intended to provide 7 hours of RACE accredited continuing education. Dr. Beckman�s radiographic positioning guide, lecture slides and lunch are provided. 8:30 am- 4:30 pm Morning Session: This is practical program for the veterinarian and veterinary technician interested in learning more about veterinary dentistry and expanding the scope of the dentistry services in their practices. Subjects include important conditions you need to know, increasing dentistry compliance, what you can do to take dentistry to the next level in your practice, oral examination and charting, intro to nerve blocks and pain management, intro to dental radiology, talking to owners about periodontal disease and an overview of veterinary dental products and equipment. Afternoon Session: This hands on lab provides the veterinarian and veterinary technician a simplified approach to obtaining quality dental radiographs without the traditional steep learning curve. Utilizing Dr. Beckman�s Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn technique and positioning for creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats.


ON DEMAND WEBINAR: Detailed 5 Part Simple and Surgical Extraction Series in the Dog & Cat

July 1, 2014 - July 31, 2014

Location: ONLINE
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Comprehensive extraction lectures and videos recorded live and now available on demand. Goes beyond the books with tips and tricks that you wont find anywhere else. Simple Extractions Intro to Surgical Extractions The Canines The Premolars The Molars Instructor: Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM Participants have unlimited access to lectures, videos and resources. 5 RACE accredited hours.


TECH192-0714: Canine and Feline Patient Monitoring

July 1, 2014 - August 8, 2014

Location: www.vspn.org
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TECH192-0714: Canine and Feline Patient Monitoring INSTRUCTORS: Katy Waddell, RVT, VTS (ECC, Anesthesia) and Paula Plummer, RVT, VTS (ECC) COURSE OPEN: July 1-August 8, 2014 REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS): Tuesdays, July 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2014; 8:00-9:30pm ET (USA) CE CREDITS: 6 Level and Prerequisites: This basic course is designed for all members of veterinary support team and will focus on providing information to ensure appropriate patient safety. There are no prerequisites and all members of the veterinary support team will be welcome to join the course and its discussions. VSPN CE Course: This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinary technicians only. Tuition: $120 ($108 early bird special if enrolled by June 17, 2014)


TECH174-0714: Blood Chemistry in the Canine and Feline

July 2, 2014 - August 2, 2014

Location: www.vspn.org
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INSTRUCTOR(S): Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition) Course Description: Many of us run blood tests and chemistry profiles daily. Do you really understand what each of these tests indicate and what they mean? This class will go through the most common chemistry tests and explain what each one indicates, how they correlate with other tests, and what they really mean. We will also cover some of the more common tests done in-house for viruses and parasites. Common tests sent out to reference labs will be reviewed as well to complete the course. CE CREDITS: 4.5


Vet and Tech Dental Course

July 20, 2014 - July 20, 2014

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
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This program is intended to provide 7 hours of RACE accredited continuing education. Dr. Beckman�s radiographic positioning guide, lecture slides and lunch are provided. 8:30 am- 4:30 pm Morning Session: This is practical program for the veterinarian and veterinary technician interested in learning more about veterinary dentistry and expanding the scope of the dentistry services in their practices. Subjects include important conditions you need to know, increasing dentistry compliance, what you can do to take dentistry to the next level in your practice, oral examination and charting, intro to nerve blocks and pain management, intro to dental radiology, talking to owners about periodontal disease and an overview of veterinary dental products and equipment. Afternoon Session: This hands on lab provides the veterinarian and veterinary technician a simplified approach to obtaining quality dental radiographs without the traditional steep learning curve. Utilizing Dr. Beckman�s Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn technique and positioning for creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats.


Vet and Tech Dental Course

July 27, 2014 - July 27, 2014

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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This program is intended to provide 7 hours of RACE accredited continuing education. Dr. Beckman�s radiographic positioning guide, lecture slides and lunch are provided. 8:30 am- 4:30 pm Morning Session: This is practical program for the veterinarian and veterinary technician interested in learning more about veterinary dentistry and expanding the scope of the dentistry services in their practices. Subjects include important conditions you need to know, increasing dentistry compliance, what you can do to take dentistry to the next level in your practice, oral examination and charting, intro to nerve blocks and pain management, intro to dental radiology, talking to owners about periodontal disease and an overview of veterinary dental products and equipment. Afternoon Session: This hands on lab provides the veterinarian and veterinary technician a simplified approach to obtaining quality dental radiographs without the traditional steep learning curve. Utilizing Dr. Beckman�s Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn technique and positioning for creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats.


ON DEMAND WEBINAR: Detailed 5 Part Simple and Surgical Extraction Series in the Dog & Cat

August 1, 2014 - August 31, 2014

Location: ONLINE
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Comprehensive extraction lectures and videos recorded live and now available on demand. Goes beyond the books with tips and tricks that you wont find anywhere else. Simple Extractions Intro to Surgical Extractions The Canines The Premolars The Molars Instructor: Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM Participants have unlimited access to lectures, videos and resources. 5 RACE accredited hours.


35th Annual AAV Conference & Expo

August 2, 2014 - August 6, 2014

Location: Sheraton Hotel, New Orleans, LA
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35th Annual Association of Avian Veterinarians Conference & Expo From exotics, to wild life, and back yard poultry, the 35th Annual AAV Conference & Expo is your source for avian medicine education. With over 90 different topics, it offers information from cutting edge research, to master classes, to round‐ table discussions, to practical hand‐on labs. The technicians track and the clinical track offers sessions ranging from Wound Management in the Avian Patient, to Avian Emergency and Critical Care, to Backyard Poultry Viruses the Technician Needs to Know. The Sunday Night Kick‐Off event is your first opportunity to share stories with your fellow attendees. This is your time to meet new colleagues, reunite with old friends, and have some relaxed, New Orleans fun. The AAV will completely take over the Rock N Bowl. We will have food, beverages (beer, wine and mixed drinks included!), local live music and even a bowling tournament. Don't miss this event. It will be the talk of the conference.


Vet and Tech Dental Course

August 17, 2014 - August 17, 2014

Location: Seattle, Washington
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This program is intended to provide 7 hours of RACE accredited continuing education. Dr. Beckman�s radiographic positioning guide, lecture slides and lunch are provided. 8:30 am- 4:30 pm Morning Session: This is practical program for the veterinarian and veterinary technician interested in learning more about veterinary dentistry and expanding the scope of the dentistry services in their practices. Subjects include important conditions you need to know, increasing dentistry compliance, what you can do to take dentistry to the next level in your practice, oral examination and charting, intro to nerve blocks and pain management, intro to dental radiology, talking to owners about periodontal disease and an overview of veterinary dental products and equipment. Afternoon Session: This hands on lab provides the veterinarian and veterinary technician a simplified approach to obtaining quality dental radiographs without the traditional steep learning curve. Utilizing Dr. Beckman�s Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn technique and positioning for creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats.


Vet and Tech Dental Course

August 24, 2014 - August 24, 2014

Location: Portland, Oregon
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This program is intended to provide 7 hours of RACE accredited continuing education. Dr. Beckman�s radiographic positioning guide, lecture slides and lunch are provided. 8:30 am- 4:30 pm Morning Session: This is practical program for the veterinarian and veterinary technician interested in learning more about veterinary dentistry and expanding the scope of the dentistry services in their practices. Subjects include important conditions you need to know, increasing dentistry compliance, what you can do to take dentistry to the next level in your practice, oral examination and charting, intro to nerve blocks and pain management, intro to dental radiology, talking to owners about periodontal disease and an overview of veterinary dental products and equipment. Afternoon Session: This hands on lab provides the veterinarian and veterinary technician a simplified approach to obtaining quality dental radiographs without the traditional steep learning curve. Utilizing Dr. Beckman�s Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn technique and positioning for creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats.


ON DEMAND WEBINAR: Detailed 5 Part Simple and Surgical Extraction Series in the Dog & Cat

September 1, 2014 - September 30, 2014

Location: ONLINE
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Comprehensive extraction lectures and videos recorded live and now available on demand. Goes beyond the books with tips and tricks that you wont find anywhere else. Simple Extractions Intro to Surgical Extractions The Canines The Premolars The Molars Instructor: Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM Participants have unlimited access to lectures, videos and resources. 5 RACE accredited hours.


Vet and Tech Dental Course

September 7, 2014 - September 7, 2014

Location: San Diego, California
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This program is intended to provide 7 hours of RACE accredited continuing education. Dr. Beckman�s radiographic positioning guide, lecture slides and lunch are provided. 8:30 am- 4:30 pm Morning Session: This is practical program for the veterinarian and veterinary technician interested in learning more about veterinary dentistry and expanding the scope of the dentistry services in their practices. Subjects include important conditions you need to know, increasing dentistry compliance, what you can do to take dentistry to the next level in your practice, oral examination and charting, intro to nerve blocks and pain management, intro to dental radiology, talking to owners about periodontal disease and an overview of veterinary dental products and equipment. Afternoon Session: This hands on lab provides the veterinarian and veterinary technician a simplified approach to obtaining quality dental radiographs without the traditional steep learning curve. Utilizing Dr. Beckman�s Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn technique and positioning for creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats.


Vet and Tech Dental Course

September 14, 2014 - September 14, 2014

Location: Austin, Texas
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This program is intended to provide 7 hours of RACE accredited continuing education. Dr. Beckman�s radiographic positioning guide, lecture slides and lunch are provided. 8:30 am- 4:30 pm Morning Session: This is practical program for the veterinarian and veterinary technician interested in learning more about veterinary dentistry and expanding the scope of the dentistry services in their practices. Subjects include important conditions you need to know, increasing dentistry compliance, what you can do to take dentistry to the next level in your practice, oral examination and charting, intro to nerve blocks and pain management, intro to dental radiology, talking to owners about periodontal disease and an overview of veterinary dental products and equipment. Afternoon Session: This hands on lab provides the veterinarian and veterinary technician a simplified approach to obtaining quality dental radiographs without the traditional steep learning curve. Utilizing Dr. Beckman�s Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn technique and positioning for creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats.


Vet and Tech Dental Course

September 28, 2014 - September 28, 2014

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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This program is intended to provide 7 hours of RACE accredited continuing education. Dr. Beckman�s radiographic positioning guide, lecture slides and lunch are provided. 8:30 am- 4:30 pm Morning Session: This is practical program for the veterinarian and veterinary technician interested in learning more about veterinary dentistry and expanding the scope of the dentistry services in their practices. Subjects include important conditions you need to know, increasing dentistry compliance, what you can do to take dentistry to the next level in your practice, oral examination and charting, intro to nerve blocks and pain management, intro to dental radiology, talking to owners about periodontal disease and an overview of veterinary dental products and equipment. Afternoon Session: This hands on lab provides the veterinarian and veterinary technician a simplified approach to obtaining quality dental radiographs without the traditional steep learning curve. Utilizing Dr. Beckman�s Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn technique and positioning for creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats.


ON DEMAND WEBINAR: Detailed 5 Part Simple and Surgical Extraction Series in the Dog & Cat

October 1, 2014 - October 31, 2014

Location: ONLINE
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Comprehensive extraction lectures and videos recorded live and now available on demand. Goes beyond the books with tips and tricks that you wont find anywhere else. Simple Extractions Intro to Surgical Extractions The Canines The Premolars The Molars Instructor: Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM Participants have unlimited access to lectures, videos and resources. 5 RACE accredited hours.


Vet and Tech Dental Course

October 5, 2014 - October 5, 2014

Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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This program is intended to provide 7 hours of RACE accredited continuing education. Dr. Beckman�s radiographic positioning guide, lecture slides and lunch are provided. 8:30 am- 4:30 pm Morning Session: This is practical program for the veterinarian and veterinary technician interested in learning more about veterinary dentistry and expanding the scope of the dentistry services in their practices. Subjects include important conditions you need to know, increasing dentistry compliance, what you can do to take dentistry to the next level in your practice, oral examination and charting, intro to nerve blocks and pain management, intro to dental radiology, talking to owners about periodontal disease and an overview of veterinary dental products and equipment. Afternoon Session: This hands on lab provides the veterinarian and veterinary technician a simplified approach to obtaining quality dental radiographs without the traditional steep learning curve. Utilizing Dr. Beckman�s Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn technique and positioning for creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats.


ACVS Veterinary Symposium

October 16, 2014 - October 18, 2014

Location: San Diego, CA
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The ACVS defines the standards of surgical excellence for the profession, promotes advancements in veterinary surgery, and provides the latest in surgical educational programs. By fostering the highest standards of excellence in veterinary surgery, the ACVS is helping the veterinary profession achieve its goals of providing outstanding service to the public and care to animals.


Vet and Tech Dental Course

October 19, 2014 - October 19, 2014

Location: Orlando, FL
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This program is intended to provide 7 hours of RACE accredited continuing education. Dr. Beckman�s radiographic positioning guide, lecture slides and lunch are provided. 8:30 am- 4:30 pm Morning Session: This is practical program for the veterinarian and veterinary technician interested in learning more about veterinary dentistry and expanding the scope of the dentistry services in their practices. Subjects include important conditions you need to know, increasing dentistry compliance, what you can do to take dentistry to the next level in your practice, oral examination and charting, intro to nerve blocks and pain management, intro to dental radiology, talking to owners about periodontal disease and an overview of veterinary dental products and equipment. Afternoon Session: This hands on lab provides the veterinarian and veterinary technician a simplified approach to obtaining quality dental radiographs without the traditional steep learning curve. Utilizing Dr. Beckman�s Veterinary Dental Radiographic Positioning Guide participants will learn technique and positioning for creating quick and easy full mouth dental radiographic series in dogs and cats.


ON DEMAND WEBINAR: Detailed 5 Part Simple and Surgical Extraction Series in the Dog & Cat

November 1, 2014 - November 30, 1999

Location: ONLINE
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Comprehensive extraction lectures and videos recorded live and now available on demand. Goes beyond the books with tips and tricks that you wont find anywhere else. Simple Extractions Intro to Surgical Extractions The Canines The Premolars The Molars Instructor: Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM Participants have unlimited access to lectures, videos and resources. 5 RACE accredited hours.


ON DEMAND WEBINAR: Detailed 5 Part Simple and Surgical Extraction Series in the Dog & Cat

December 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Location: ONLINE
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Comprehensive extraction lectures and videos recorded live and now available on demand. Goes beyond the books with tips and tricks that you wont find anywhere else. Simple Extractions Intro to Surgical Extractions The Canines The Premolars The Molars Instructor: Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM Participants have unlimited access to lectures, videos and resources. 5 RACE accredited hours.