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Refresh page to view image Approved Veterinary Assistants: Untapped Resources

Veterinary assistants are often underutilized members of the veterinary healthcare team. Join Janet McConnell, CVT, to learn about the Approved Veterinary Assistant Program and the role of approved veterinary assistants on the veterinary care team.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
Free for NAVTA Members with Campaign Code
$25 Non-members

developed in partnership with NAVTA and support provided through an educational grant from CareCredit

Refresh page to view image Aquatic Veterinary Careers: A Deep Dive

Learn about career opportunities in aquatic veterinary medicine, and the education, skills, and experience needed to enter the field. Dr. Jessie Sanders, owner of California-based Aquatic Veterinary Services, discusses the day-to-day work of aquatic veterinarians in private practice and aquariums, the role of veterinarians in regulating the aquaculture industry, and common medical cases and challenges.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

Refresh page to view image Assistance Animals: Counsel Clients, Prevent Fraud

Learn to identify the various types of assistance animals, and counsel clients regarding the selection, needed training, and care of these animals. Dr. Zenithson Ng, diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, discusses what you need to know about assistance animals to better serve clients and patients, support access to appropriate animals for those with disabilities, and assist in preventing fraud.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

 

Refresh page to view image AVMA’s Guidelines for the Depopulation of Animals

Humanely ending the lives of animals is one of the most difficult, but necessary, tasks for veterinarians to oversee. During times of crisis or major catastrophe, depopulation of affected animals may sometimes be the most ethical and compassionate action to take. Dr. Steven Leary, chair of the AVMA panel that wrote AVMA’s first Guidelines for the Depopulation of Animals, gives an overview of this important guidance document released in 2019. Dr. Leary illustrates how the guidelines can help veterinarians in any area of medicine - from shelter medicine to agriculture, companion-animal practice, zoos, public health, and beyond – determine a course of action when the difficult decision to depopulate has been made.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

Refresh page to view image Cannabis in Practice: A Clinical and Legal Update
With increasing interest in cannabis as a therapeutic agent, veterinarians are fielding questions about its use, dosing, and potential adverse effects. Dr. Jeffrey Powers, vice chair of the AVMA’s Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents, and Dr. Gail Golab, the AVMA’s chief veterinary officer, lead an in-depth discussion on the use of cannabis in veterinary medicine. Discover the history of medicalcannabis, research on the application of cannabis in clinical practice, state and federal legal regulations, and important liability considerations.
 
1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members
Refresh page to view image Cannabis Use by Staff: Laws, Risks and Realities

Learn about the laws, risks, and practical realities associated with clinic employees’ use of cannabis for medical or recreational purposes. Laura Lapidus, management liability risk control director at CNA Insurance, discusses federal and state regulations, and current case law involving marijuana in the employment context. She also addresses employee rights, and the rights and obligations of employers with respect to drug testing, hiring, disciplining, and accommodating employees who use marijuana. 

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

developed in partnership with AVMA Trust and additional support through an educational grant from Zomedica

Refresh page to view image Career Options in Disaster Veterinary Medicine

Learn about career opportunities in the field of disaster veterinary medicine and what you can expect if you want to assist in disaster recovery and response efforts. Dr. Warren Hess, an assistant director in the AVMA Division of Animal and Public Health, discusses the important role of veterinarians in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. Participants also will learn how to help clients prepare for and respond to a disaster.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

 

Refresh page to view image Careers in Regulatory and Research Compliance

Explore veterinary career options in research administration, research compliance, regulatory compliance, and research integrity. Dr. Stacy Pritt, a nationally recognized authority on animal program regulatory compliance, discusses what regulatory compliance veterinarians typically do, what qualifications veterinarians bring to these roles, available certification opportunities, and how to apply for these positions.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

Refresh page to view image Caring for Pets of the Sick and Elderly

Learn about opportunities in your community to help human hospice and palliative care pet owners keep and care for their pets. Dianne McGill, founder of Pet Peace of Mind, and Drs. Bob Lester and Mia Cary discuss the organizations involved in this work and how you can become involved with local hospice and elder care programs in your community. You’ll learn about the gap in services available to this population and practical ways you can help.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

Refresh page to view image Consolidation Counterpoint: Exit Strategies

There are many exit strategies for practice owners who don’t want to sell to a consolidator. To maximize financial success, it’s important to know your options and be aware of key considerations such as practice value drivers. In this webinar, you’ll discover a wide range of strategies to put an exiting owner on firm financial footing while also providing for ongoing veterinary ownership of the practice.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

support provided through an educational grant from Merck/VMG

Refresh page to view image Diversity, Marginalization and Intersectionality

Learn how diversity, marginalization and intersectionality relate to the veterinary profession. Dr. Lisa M. Greenhill, senior director for institutional research and diversity at the Association of American Veterinary Colleges (AAVMC), discusses what intersectionality means and explores the notion that discrimination never exists in isolation. Participants will come away learning new ways to reduce discrimination in their work environments and surrounding communities.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

support provided through an educational grant from Royal Canin

Refresh page to view image Equine Medicine: An Economic and Market Outlook

Learn what recent economic research may mean for equine veterinarians in practice. Charlotte Hansen, AVMA assistant director of statistical analysis, and Dr. Amy Grice, veterinary business consultant and member of the AVMA Veterinary Economics Strategy Committee, discuss findings from the AVMA/American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Survey of Equine Practitioners, which examined the markets for equine veterinarians, education, and veterinary services.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

support provided through an educational grant from Merck Animal Health/VMG

Refresh page to view image Explore a Career in Corporate Veterinary Medicine

Discover career opportunities on the industry side of veterinary medicine. Veterinarian and business consultant Dr. Karen Felsted, and executive search consultant Stacy Pursell, discuss how to find the right job, make a successful transition, and thrive in a corporate career.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

Refresh page to view image Forensic Medicine: Animal Crime Investigation

Learn the inner workings of a career in veterinary forensics, and the education, skills, and experience necessary to enter this field of veterinary practice.​ Dr. Melinda Merck, a forensic veterinarian and owner of Veterinary Forensics Consulting in Austin, Texas, discusses her experiences working with investigators of animal cruelty and crime scene investigation in this unique field.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

Refresh page to view image Gain Control of your Personal Finances

Whether you've been adulting for 1 year or 10, managing your personal finances can be stressful! Dr. Bridgette Bain and Dr. Caroline Cantner discuss why it's important to get back on the budgeting bandwagon and what tools are available to help you examine your overall financial picture.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

Refresh page to view image Growing your Career with a Recruiter

Discover the advantages of teaming up with a professional recruiter to move your veterinary career ahead. Stacy Pursell, executive search consultant and president of The VET Recruiter, discusses why working with a recruiter can help you find new opportunities, and how to best work with one throughout your career.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

Refresh page to view image How Well Do You Utilize Veterinary Technicians?

Veterinary technicians are an integral part of the healthcare team. Utilizing them fully can improve patient care, make workloads more manageable, boost team wellbeing, and increase practice revenue. In this webinar you’ll discover what optimal utilization of technicians can look like, and explore how your practice measures up against other practices and current standards.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
Free for NAVTA Members with Campaign Code
$25 Non-members

developed in partnership with NAVTA and support provided through an educational grant from CareCredit

Refresh page to view image Journey to Leadership: Stories from your Peers

Hear the leadership journeys of two veterinarians, and use their stories to examine your own leadership goals and map a course to success. Drs. Katie Ebers and Jananne O'Connell, participants in the AVMA Future Leaders Program, share the challenges they've faced and overcome on their leadership journeys, and lessons and skills learned along the way. They also reveal how their ideas of leadership evolved as their roles and objectives changed.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

Refresh page to view image Lean Methodology: Evolution of Practice Management

Lean is a management philosophy based on scientific principles and aimed at providing greater value to the client with more efficiency, better resource utilization, and increased employee engagement. Join veterinarian and writer Dr. Chip Ponsford and internationally-recognized management consultant Mark Graban to learn about lean philosophy and how you can implement it in your veterinary practice.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

Refresh page to view image Managing controlled substances in practice

Learn steps you and your veterinary team can take to comply with federal regulations for controlled substances. Dr. Lauren Forsythe, pharmacy director at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, discusses practical applications of federal compliance and how you can handle common areas of difficulty that may arise.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

support provided through an educational grant from Zomedica

Refresh page to view image Mission Possible: Creating a Culture of Wellbeing

Explore the role you can play in creating a culture of wellbeing in the workplace and your personal life. Dr. Jen Brandt, AVMA’s director of wellbeing and inclusion initiatives, discusses the many components of wellbeing and specific ways you can make a difference in your and your colleagues' personal and professional wellbeing.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

Refresh page to view image Navigating the Winds of Economic Change

AVMA’s chief economist, Dr. Matt Salois, provides actionable intelligence about the current state of the economy. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to identify and parse current economic conditions, and appreciate the trends in innovation that are impacting the veterinary profession. Walk away with a solid understanding of today’s economy and action steps to help prepare for what’s to come.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

support provided through an educational grant from Merck/VMG

Refresh page to view image Opioid compliance: Federal laws and regulations

Human opioid abuse requires veterinary providers to do our part to keep these important drugs out of the wrong hands. Dr. Lauren Forsythe, pharmacy director at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, covers federal regulations surrounding controlled substances, what you and your practice need to know to be in line with federal law, and challenges of preventing drug diversion.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

support provided through an educational grant from Zomedica

Refresh page to view image Pet Insurance: Better Care and Practice Outcomes

Pet insurance helps your clients say “yes” to your Plan A treatment recommendation.  This webinar will help your team have quality conversations with clients to communicate the benefits of pet insurance and assist them in making choices that are right for their situation. Learn what research studies tell us about the importance of pet insurance, and discover best practices – including where, when, and how your hospital team can most effectively educate clients about insurance for their pet.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

Refresh page to view image Practice Model Efficiency for Wellbeing and Profit

Learn what you can do to simplify the delivery of veterinary care to enhance veterinary team wellbeing, patient outcomes, and profitability. Dr. Peter Weinstein, practice consultant and member of the AVMA Veterinary Economics Strategy Committee, discusses the complexity of the veterinary business model and some solutions to simplify it in your practice.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

Refresh page to view image Practice Ownership: A Way to Control Your Destiny

Discover how practice ownership can make sense financially even for veterinarians with student debt. Dr. Peter Weinstein, a veterinary practice consultant for more than 20 years, offers practical advice about the demands and economics of ownership.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

Refresh page to view image Protecting Your Online Reputation

Learn strategies and practical steps you can take to prevent cyberbullying attacks and protect your online reputation. From managing your social media feeds to attracting positive reviews, this webinar will provide actionable steps to safeguard your reputation in the digital age.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

support provided through an educational grant from AVMA Member Edge

Refresh page to view image Raw Diets: Making Client Communication Appetizing

Board-certified veterinary nutritionist Dr. Deborah Linder leads a discussion on client communication strategies about raw meat-based diets. Learn about owner motivations for choosing raw meat diets and how you can incorporate these motivations in your discussions with your clients. Dr. Linder shares best practices for obtaining and providing timely information to clients, and case examples demonstrating how educated owners are better equipped to make informed decision about their pets.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

Refresh page to view image Running your Practice: Benefits of Lean Management

Discover the benefits of lean management, and learn how to implement it in your practice. Veterinarian and writer Dr. Chip Ponsford and management consultant Mark Graban discuss how lean management can help you provide greater value to your clients with more efficiency, better resource utilization, and increased employee engagement.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

Refresh page to view image Secrets of efficient veterinary practice

Learn how to make your practice run more efficiently. Frederic Ouedraogo, Ph.D., an assistant director of economics at the AVMA, discusses what an efficient veterinary practice looks like and techniques to improve or maintain efficiencies in your practice. Discover areas where inefficiencies sometimes arise, such as mismanagement of staff and use of inappropriate or outdated technologies.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

support provided through an educational grant from Merck Animal Health/VMG

Refresh page to view image Student Loan Repayment Options and Strategies

Examine the student loan landscape to understand your best options and the factors you should consider in making decisions about repayment - whether you're just starting your loan repayment journey or reviewing your strategy. Dr. Caroline Cantner, AVMA assistant director for student initiatives, and Dr. Tony Bartels, VIN student loan expert, provide the information you need to make loan-repayment decisions that are right for you.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

Refresh page to view image Team Retention: Linking Satisfaction and Wellbeing

Veterinary team retention improves when we support connections that bring team members together. Social, professional and community connections build bonds within the team and increase job satisfaction. Mentoring and in-hospital training also are important to build trust, which is foundational to a fulfilling career and also increases productivity and efficiency. Join this webinar to learn practical actions you can take to increase team retention.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
Free for NAVTA Members with Campaign Code
$25 Non-members

developed in partnership with NAVTA and support provided through an educational grant from CareCredit

Refresh page to view image The Role of Veterinarians in One Health

Learn about the One Health movement and the important role of veterinarians in advancing it. Dr. Jonna Mazet, professor and executive director of the One Health Institute at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, discusses how veterinarians are involved in One Health; how to apply a One Health approach to global problem solving and to your own job; and career opportunities in this field.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

Refresh page to view image To Cook or Not to Cook? Pros and Cons of Raw Diet

Board-certified veterinary nutritionist Dr. Deborah Linder discusses the benefits and risks of raw meat-based diets. Learn about owner motivations for choosing a raw diet for their pet, and clinical recommendations clients should be aware of. Dr. Linder also shares peer-reviewed studies about human and animal health risks associated with raw diets, and recommends protocols for ensuring staff and animal safety when treating a pet who may have consumed contaminated food.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

Refresh page to view image Transform Your Practice with Big Data

Learn how you can leverage data to gain insight into your patients, clients, and business. Dr. Kerri Marshall, chief veterinary officer of BabelBark, discusses what “big data” means and how it can help you discover patterns and trends in your clients’ behavior to make better treatment and business decisions. She explores how you can harness data to expand telehealth opportunities in your practice, build deeper relationships with clients, and deliver more personalized patient care.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

support provided through an educational grant from Zomedica

Refresh page to view image Unconscious bias: How it affects us and our teams

Unconscious bias is something that affects everyone. We all have it – because it’s a function of brain efficiency, coupled with personal values and lived experience. Explore the science of bias and learn how it shows up in our personal and group decision-making in ways that may unintentionally limit opportunities and exclude talented team members. Identify concrete ways to limit the negative impact of bias in decision-making.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

made possible by an educational grant from Royal Canin

Refresh page to view image Undergraduate teaching: Is it right for you? 

Learn about career opportunities in undergraduate education teaching. Dr. Jane Davis, veterinarian and biology professor, discusses whether an undergraduate teaching position might be an appropriate alternative or supplement to veterinary practice. She addresses the unique skills and commitments required for a career in undergraduate education, and the satisfaction that can come from a joint career in veterinary medicine and education. 

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

support provided through an educational grant from Zomedica


 

Refresh page to view image Veterinary Mental Health: What the Data Show

The Merck Animal Health Veterinary Wellbeing Study was the first definitive study to quantify the prevalence of mental illness and levels of wellbeing among U.S. veterinarians. Dr. Elizabeth Strand, founding director of veterinary social work at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, digs into the survey results to provide a deeper understanding of mental health and wellbeing in our profession. She also offers recommendations for what can be done to improve wellbeing at the organizational, practice, and individual levels.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

Refresh page to view image Veterinary technicians: Pathways to opportunity

Hear from three veterinary technicians whose combined experience will help you discover opportunities in veterinary technology you may never have considered. You’ll also learn practical actions you can take to realize a new career in veterinary technology. The panelists have broad experience ranging from academia to clinical practice, and from private entrepreneurship to non-profit leadership, plus experience building supportive teams and championing workplace wellbeing.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
Free for NAVTA Members with Campaign Code
$25 Non-members

developed in partnership with NAVTA and support provided through an educational grant from CareCredit


Refresh page to view image Virtual Care: The Why, What, and How

Explore the world of telemedicine and discover various virtual care options you can consider implementing in your practice. Dr. Lori Teller, member of the AVMA Board of Directors, and Dr. Kent McClure, AVMA chief government relations officer, cover the basics of the virtual-care landscape and introduce resources you can use to implement or expand telemedicine in your practice.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

Refresh page to view image What it Takes to Build a Career in One Health

Learn about education, employment, and workforce development in the One Health arena. Dr. Eri Togami, One Health fellow at the One Health Institute at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, will share findings from research conducted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's One Health Action Collaborative on core competencies in One Health education. She also will discuss results from a global survey of more than 800 students, graduates, workers, and employers in the field of One Health.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members

Refresh page to view image What Veterinarians Need to Know about Cannabis

Gain a working knowledge of cannabis as a therapeutic agent and its status in the practice of veterinary medicine. Dr. Jeffrey Powers, member of the AVMA’s Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents, and Dr. Gail Golab, AVMA’s chief veterinary officer, explore the potential benefits, risks, and legal regulations surrounding cannabis and cannabis-derived products.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
$25 Non-members