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Refresh page to view image 22 tips from the ER

Gain practical, time-tested, and largely non-technical tips from the emergency room trenches. Dr. Jon Geller, an emergency veterinarian for 20 years, offers 22 canine- and feline-focused tips that you’ll be able to put into use immediately, whether you work in an emergency room or in general practice. Learn about emergency fluids, decontamination, local blocks, FAST Scans, toxins, trickle feeding, oxygen delivery, and more.

1.0 CE Credit
$15 AVMA/SAVMA Members
$30 Non-members

Refresh page to view image Anesthetic Monitoring and Common Complications

Learn about basic and advanced anesthetic monitoring techniques for small animal patients. Dr. Elizabeth Goudie, head of anesthesiology at New York City’s BluePearl Veterinary Partners, covers pulse oximetry, pulse pressure variation, and blood pressure monitoring. She also reviews commonly observed arrythmias under general anesthesia, and treatment options including vasopressors.

1.0 CE Credit
$15 AVMA/SAVMA Members
$30 Non-members

Refresh page to view image Behavioral Economics and the Veterinary Profession

Why do we sometimes make foolish decisions and what can be done about it? This presentation explores a number of decision-making biases and shows how to improve your own decision making and bottom line in the process. An overview of the field of behavioral economics is provided along with some examples of how it could be applied in the veterinarian profession.

1.0 CE Credit
$15 AVMA/SAVMA Members
$30 Non-members

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

Refresh page to view image Cannabis in practice: History, research & science

With increasing interest in cannabis as a therapeutic agent both in human medicine and veterinary medicine, veterinarians are fielding more questions about the use, dosing, and adverse effects of cannabis. The presenter will provide an overview of the history of the use of cannabis for medicinal benefits, an overview of the endocannabinoid system that is present in all domestic animals, a discussion of the major cannabinoids and terpenes in cannabis plants and treatment of toxicity in animals.

1.0 CE Credit
$15 AVMA/SAVMA Members
$30 Non-members

Refresh page to view image Creative Curve: The Right Idea at the Right Time

We have been spoon-fed the notion that creativity is the province of genius -- of those brilliant few whose moments of insight arrive in flashes of divine inspiration. Either we have that gift, or we don’t. Allen Gannett shows that simply isn’t true. He dispels the myths around creative genius and reveals the science behind achieving breakout success in any field. Recent research has shown that there is a predictable science behind achieving success in any creative endeavor.

1.0 CE Credit
$15 AVMA/SAVMA Members
$30 Non-members

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

Refresh page to view image Digital Transformation and the Customer Experience

Emerging technologies shift customer experiences (CX), expectations, and behaviors which, in turn, changes the way veterinary businesses and practices operate to remain relevant. To digitally transform, companies must align on strategic direction, collaborate across functions and hierarchies, develop digital literacy and capacity, and plan for inevitable future disruption.  

0.5 CE Credit
$15 AVMA/SAVMA Members
$30 Non-members

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

Refresh page to view image Feline neuropathic and pain physiology conditions

Learn the most recent evidence-based concepts in pain physiology, syndromes, recognition, prevention, and treatment in cats. Dr. Mark Epstein, a canine and feline veterinary specialist, provides an overview of normal protective pain and discusses how it can become maladaptive and neuropathic when it goes sideways.

1.0 CE Credit
$15 AVMA/SAVMA Members
$30 Non-members

Refresh page to view image Feline Ophthalmology in 50 Minutes

Learn recommendations, guidelines, and best practices for treating the most common feline eye diseases. Dr. Joshua Eaton, a veterinary ophthalmologist, highlights the practices and protocols supported by current evidence-based literature. He also reviews the differences in ophthalmic diseases between dogs and cats, and the risks of treating cats with canine-specific drugs and treatments.

1.0 CE Credit
$15 AVMA/SAVMA Members
$30 Non-members

Refresh page to view image How the Customer’s Brain Impacts Your Business

The way we’ve always built brands, pricing, products, and messaging is wrong. When you don’t consider how the brain actually works, you might as well be throwing noodles on the wall and seeing which one’s stick… But what if you knew how the brain made decisions? In this session, Melina will use concepts of behavioral economics (including loss aversion, anchoring & adjustment, and relativity) to unlock the answers…and give you the key so you can see your business in a whole new light.

0.5 CE Credit
$15 AVMA/SAVMA Members
$30 Non-members

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

Refresh page to view image NSAIDs and opioids in feline pain management

Learn the wisest and best uses of various drug classes in feline pain treatment. Dr. Mark Epstein, a canine and feline veterinary specialist, discusses nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), opioids, adjunctive pain-modifying medications (including ketamine, alpha-2 agonists, tramadol, gabapentin, TCA's, SSNRIs), and local anesthetics.

1.0 CE Credit
$15 AVMA/SAVMA Members
$30 Non-members

Refresh page to view image Pancreatitis in Canines vs. Felines

Pancreatitis differs significantly between cats and dogs, with variations including history, presentation, physical exam findings, diagnostic testing, co-morbid conditions, and therapeutic options. Learn what the most recent peer-reviewed literature says about evaluating, diagnosing, and providing therapeutic recommendations for your small-animal patients.

1.0 CE Credit
$15 AVMA/SAVMA Members
$30 Non-members

Refresh page to view image The Art of Ear Cleaning

Ear cleaning may seem like a simple process, but there are crucial steps to follow whether you’re performing a routine cleaning at the clinic or teaching pet owners how to clean at home. Dr. Sonja Zabel, a veterinary dermatologist, lays out a step-by-step approach to ear cleaning with practical tips that you can share with clients.

1.0 CE Credit
$15 AVMA/SAVMA Members
$30 Non-members

Refresh page to view image The Pet Consumer Shift: Are You Prepared?

Much has changed in the pet industry over the past few years, and there are many more changes coming. The traditional pet consumer is shifting, and because of this the very nature of the pet/vet business is evolving around new dynamics and trends. Are you prepared for tomorrow’s opportunities? 

0.5 CE Credit
$15 AVMA/SAVMA Members
$30 Non-members

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

Refresh page to view image Topical therapy in dermatology: Dos and don’ts

Topical treatments are often underused, overused, or used inappropriately in veterinary dermatology, yielding unsatisfactory results. Dr. Diana Simões, a veterinary dermatologist, discusses various topical therapeutics—including steroids, immune modulators, antimicrobials, and antibiotics—and cases that are appropriate for their use. You’ll gain useful and clinical knowledge to choose alternative dermatologic solutions for your patients.

1.0 CE Credit
$15 AVMA/SAVMA Members
$30 Non-members

Refresh page to view image When to use antibiotics in dermatology care

Learn about various dermatologic conditions and whether antibiotic therapy may or may not be the appropriate course of action. Veterinary dermatologist Dr. Diana Simões addresses a wide range of factors that may impact your decision to prescribe antibiotics, including client compliance, concurrent medical conditions, cost, and history of antibiotic resistance. She also highlights appropriate antibiotic choices, including specific medicines, duration of treatment, and concurrent therapies. 

1.0 CE Credit
$15 AVMA/SAVMA Members
$30 Non-members