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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 23 more tips from the ER

This follow-up to the popular 22 Tips from the ER course covers 23 new tips from the emergency room trenches. Gain practical, time-tested strategies for emergency cases that you’ll be able to put to use immediately. Topics include emergency fluids, decontamination, oxygen delivery, and more.

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

Refresh page to view image Adaptability: Getting back to being human

What if we go beyond “surviving these stressful times and instead, plan to come out stronger than ever? Join Harvard trained psychiatrist, #1 best-selling author, scientific researcher & mom of 3, Dr. Shimi Kang for a fascinating journey through the latest human neuroscience, behavioral studies, and practical tools that will help you achieve better health, connection, and adaptability in the workplace and home in the weeks, months, and years to come. 

CE Credit is not available for this course
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
Free for Non-members

Refresh page to view image AFAST: Understanding and performing the test

Learn about the AFAST exam, including its target-organ approach and five views. Understand how to perform the test to screen for obvious soft tissue abnormalities that may be missed by physical exam, blood and urine testing, and radiography.

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

Refresh page to view image Allergy anchor therapies: When, what, and how

Learn about symptomatic treatment options for atopy, including glucocorticoids, Atopica®, Apoquel, and Cytopoint®. Discover how to make the most of these options, reasons they might fail, dose adjustments, switching therapies, secondary infection control, and tips for ensuring compliance.

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

Refresh page to view image Anesthesia: Reducing morbidity and mortality

Learn how to improve anesthesia-related safety in clinical practice. Explore the scientific literature regarding anesthesia-related mortality and morbidity to understand specific factors that increase and decrease these rates.

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

Refresh page to view image Anti-epileptic medications: A case-based approach

Explore commonly used anti-epileptic medications, pros and cons of each, and their respective indications and contraindications. Using a case-based approach, examine challenging scenarios that require a new, additional, or adjusted regimen of anti-epileptic drugs.

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

Refresh page to view image Building revenue: Visits or average transaction?

A new statistical model indicates that invoices per patient may have a greater impact on increasing revenue than average client transaction (ACT). Learn about the tradeoff between ACT and visits, and how the rising ACT during COVID could impact the future.

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

The Best of Economic Summit Series is made possible through educational funding from Merck Animal Health and CareCredit

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 Cannabis products: Regulation & state perspectives

Learn about FDA regulations and activities related to animal food and drugs containing cannabis and its components. Discover the status of veterinary medical board guidance on the use of cannabis products for animals. Hear from the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine’s senior regulatory counsel and the executive director of AAVSB.

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

Refresh page to view image Cannabis toxicosis in companion animals

Explore real-world cases of CBD and THC toxicosis in pets. Drawing from scientific literature and Pet Poison Helpline's case database, learn about expected (and unexpected) clinical signs of toxicosis, appropriate medical treatments, diagnostic tests, and prognosis.

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

Refresh page to view image Cannabis: Pharmacology and endocannabinoid system

Discover what’s currently known about the endocannabinoid system, and identify potential targets through which the system might be manipulated therapeutically with exogenous cannabinoids. Learn about key pharmacokinetic considerations of phytocannabinoids.

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

Refresh page to view image Coaching: Develop and inspire team accountability

Learn coaching techniques to help you inspire your team and become a more influential leader. Evaluate which techniques you currently use and identify ones you’d like to start using. Recognize roadblocks you may be facing, and create a unique action plan to move past them.

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

Refresh page to view image Combating racism in veterinary medicine

Explore racism in the veterinary profession. Learn about common issues experienced by minority veterinarians throughout the history of the profession, and tools to address race-related problems.

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

Refresh page to view image Communicating better with clients: 2 sessions

Learn how to communicate better with clients in these two sessions. Discover new words and techniques to make your communications more impactful. Explore pet owners’ mindsets toward veterinary medicine and what they’re looking for in a veterinary practice.

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

The Best of Economic Summit Series is made possible through educational funding from Merck Animal Health and CareCredit

Refresh page to view image Discover the magic in veterinary medicine

Veterinary medicine is full of magic... if you look for it. Using Harry Potter themes as analogies, learn leadership strategies to capture valuable moments in veterinary medicine and overcome challenges.

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

Refresh page to view image Extraction, oral surgery: Patient-centric approach

Learn how to succeed in dental extractions and other oral surgery by taking a patient-centric approach. Deepen your understanding of proper patient care, and come away with a mastery of minimally invasive surgery techniques.

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

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 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 People of color in veterinary leadership roles

Explore the need for more veterinarians of color in leadership, management, ownership, and specialist positions. Learn about the pipeline for these roles, current data, history and action steps.

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

Refresh page to view image Post-pandemic economy and small business survival

World-renowned economist Dambisa Moyo envisions what the economy will look like in the post-pandemic world. Learn what’s needed to overcome barriers to financial recovery and economic growth, how small businesses can survive, and how you can prepare for the future.

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

The Best of Economic Summit Series is made possible through educational funding from Merck Animal Health and CareCredit

Refresh page to view image Pricing strategy and value of services: 2 sessions

Explore the importance of value proposition in your pricing strategy. Discover what drives clients' perceptions of value, and how to predict and influence changes in them. Then, learn about the continued need for client education, the magnitude of ongoing fee increases, and the aspects of client service for which pet owners are willing to pay more.

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

The Best of Economic Summit Series is made possible through educational funding from Merck Animal Health and CareCredit

Refresh page to view image Resilient, effective teams: The secret sauce

Research shows that psychological safety is the number 1 factor differentiating happy, effective teams from those that languish. While the nature of the work of veterinary professionals is often out of our control, we can cultivate psychological safety in our teams and work environments to help support our wellbeing. Join Josh Vaisman, co-founder of Flourish Veterinary Consulting, to learn what psychological safety is and how we can bring it to our teams and practices.

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

Refresh page to view image Secrets to build unstoppable self confidence

Learn about four unconscious habits that keep us from unearthing our authentic selves and following our dreams. Discover where these habits came from, how we perpetuate them, and how to move past them into a space of self-confidence. Come away with practical tools to integrate healthier habits into everyday life.

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

Refresh page to view image Spay/neuter: Is there an optimal age?

Examine the literature on spay/neuter to better understand the age when sterilization surgeries should be performed on dogs and cats. Come away knowing how to make spay/neuter recommendations to your clients.

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 art of saying "no"

Do you struggle with setting professional boundaries and limiting how much work you commit to accomplish? Learn how to identify your personal barriers to saying "no," pinch points you may need to overcome, and phrases that can help you create better boundaries and a more balanced workload.

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

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 Unconscious bias: Combating its harmful effects

Our personal experiences and beliefs, including unconsciously held biases, have much impact on how we interact with people who differ from us. This dynamic has real-world implications. Regularly being on the receiving end of bias – even when unintended – takes a mental and physical toll on those around us. Learn how to connect with individuals of different backgrounds in ways that support their uniqueness and promote the wellbeing of the whole veterinary team.

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

Refresh page to view image Where women trip or triumph on the path to success

Explore five key attributes to achieving leadership and success. Dig into the science behind women’s brains, and explore the social cultures that have helped shape habitual patterns. Come away with tactical approaches to change that will empower you to implement new skills to navigate a path to leadership and personal success.

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

Refresh page to view image You first: Creating success on your own terms

As veterinarians, we love what we do. How can we remember to prioritize ourselves, so our own wellbeing and sense of purpose don’t take a backseat? In this soul-searching session, award-winning author and transformational speaker Patrice Washington empowers you to embrace wellbeing and fulfillment by leaning into the areas of life that matter most. Come away with a new understanding of wealth that goes beyond budgets and bank accounts. This keynote address originally was presented at the AVMA’s 2020 Virtual Convention under the title “You first: A blueprint for creating success on your own terms.”

This course is not available for CE credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
Free for Non-members

This webinar is made possible through educational funding from Hill's Pet Nutrition