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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 Anaphylaxis in companion animals: What to know

Discover what every general practitioner should know about anaphylaxis in companion animals, with an emphasis on how to recognize and successfully treat it in dogs and cats. Learn about the clinical signs, diagnosis and differential diagnoses, treatment, and prognosis, as well as the pathophysiology of anaphylaxis and important definitions.

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 Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome

Learn about the underlying pathophysiology of brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS) and recent innovations in treatment. You’ll see illustrative videos demonstrating pathology in action, and explore these surgical treatment options: staphylectomy, folded flap palatoplasty, sacculectomy, and laser-assisted turbinectomy. This session originally was presented at AVMA Convention 2022.

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 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 Chronic pain management in cats: New advances

Chronic pain in cats is historically difficult to assess and treat. Learn about the neurobiology of chronic pain, and explore pain assessment and treatment options for cats with chronic pain.

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

Refresh page to view image Chronic vomiting in cats: Reasons and treatment

Explore the mechanisms, causes, diagnostic investigation, and management of vomiting in cats. Come away with a better understanding of diagnostic and treatment options for your feline patients.

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 Conflict management for a healthier workplace

Explore common conflict management approaches, and learn how to use them in real workplace situations. You’ll have the opportunity to practice the strategies using example scenarios, and come away feeling prepared to implement them in your organization.This session originally was presented at AVMA’s 2022 Veterinary Leadership Conference.

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

Refresh page to view image Cyberbullying: Protect your online reputation

In today’s digital world, monitoring your online presence is a crucial part of protecting your business. Learn why a business’ online reputation is so important and what you can do to protect yours. Discover best practices for preventing, responding to, and recovering from cyberbullying attacks and other internet risks your practice might face.This session originally was presented at AVMA’s 2022 Veterinary Leadership Conference.

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

Refresh page to view image Cytology for the practitioner

Cytology is a powerful diagnostic tool in veterinary small animal patients. Gain a strong understanding of the process and how to use it in practice. Learn about the many ways to procure samples and the different diagnoses cytology can provide. Come away understanding the importance of excellent sample procurement and slide preparation, and how to screen and evaluate slides quickly for best efficiency and results.

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

Refresh page to view image Data are power: Leveraging analysis and insights

By analyzing and understanding data, you can improve customer relationships, increase profitability, and understand issues like wellbeing, diversity, equity, and inclusion. In this session, learn how to use data and analytics to benefit your business, clients, and society as a whole.

This session originally was presented at AVMA’s 2022 Veterinary Leadership Conference.

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

Refresh page to view image Dental tips you can put into practice today

In this session, small animal practitioners will learn helpful dental tips that can be implemented right away in daily practice. Come away with practical information that will help you evaluate cases, interpret radiographs, and inform treatment decisions. This session originally was presented at AVMA Convention 2022.

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

Refresh page to view image Diarrhea in dogs and cats: First, do no harm

Learn why antibiotics can be harmful in treating diarrhea, and in which circumstances they can help. Come away with alternative therapies for managing diarrhea in patients. This session originally was presented at AVMA Convention 2022.

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

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 Dyspnea: Respiratory distress in cats and dogs

Respiratory distress is a common presenting concern in clinical companion animal medicine. Review real-life case examples of dogs and cats in respiratory distress. Come away with a pattern-based approach to localizing a patient's dyspnea.

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 Fevers of unknown origin: Making the unknown known

Fevers of unknown origin can be tricky for even seasoned veterinarians. They can be difficult to diagnosis, and they often involve a long and detailed diagnostic plan. Learn the common and uncommon causes of fevers, how to work up a fever of unknown origin, and what to do when every test comes back negative.

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

Refresh page to view image Food hypersensitivity in dogs and cats

Learn the science behind cutaneous adverse food reactions and the latest canine and feline diet options. Supply chain issues have made diet trial compliance even more challenging than normal, but diet trials are still worth it. Come away with tips and tricks to ensure patient compliance. This session originally was presented at AVMA Convention 2022.

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

Refresh page to view image Inclusivity first: Assessing your workplace

The first step in increasing diversity in our workplaces is to ensure we’ve built inclusive and welcoming environments. In this session, learn how to assess the inclusivity in your workplace. Come away with a customized roadmap for enhancing inclusivity and opening the door to a more diverse veterinary profession.This session originally was presented at AVMA’s 2022 Veterinary Leadership Conference.

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

Refresh page to view image Insulin resistance and the troublesome diabetic

Learn how to recognize insulin resistance and what commonly causes it. Explore monitoring options for diabetic patients, and discover how to communicate with owners while setting realistic expectations for managing their pets’ diabetes. This session originally was presented at AVMA Convention 2022.

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 Oncology advances in screening and treatment

Explore genetic cancer screening options in veterinary oncology, including Oncok9. Learn about Laverdia, a new drug in the treatment of lymphoma, and the basics of cancer vaccines. This session originally was presented at AVMA Convention 2022.

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

Refresh page to view image Owning your narrative with Bertice Berry

Sociologist, best-selling author, lecturer, and humorist Bertice Berry, PhD, discusses the power and impact of owning your own narrative. Learn ways to redefine, reclaim, and own your purpose and story – and understand why it matters to both you and the veterinary profession. This session originally was presented at AVMA Convention 2022.

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

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 Poisoned patient: Top 5 mistakes to avoid

Learn the top five mistakes to avoid when treating a poisoned patient and discover important aspects of managing a poison case. This session originally was presented at AVMA Convention 2022.

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

Refresh page to view image Polyuria and polydipsia in small animals

Discover an algorithm to work through polyuria and polydipsia (PU/PD) cases in a rational, step-by-step approach. Learn what tests to prioritize when a client’s finances are tight, how to communicate with owners, and various treatment options. This session originally was presented at AVMA Convention 2022.

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 Radically candid conversations to support DEI

Radically candid communication is a valuable tool to manage challenging conversations, including those related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Learn how to leverage it to create direct, authentic communication in your workplace.This session originally was presented at AVMA’s 2022 Veterinary Leadership Conference.

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

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 Stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue

Explore the emotional and physical demands that may affect veterinary professionals in their personal and professional lives, and learn what you can do to manage stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue. Come away with practical steps you can take to reduce the pressure of daily stressors.This session originally was presented at AVMA Convention 2022.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
Free for 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 The future is bright: Stories from the profession

Hear inspiring stories of veterinary team members from all walks of the profession. Explore the skills that can help you thrive, even in challenging times. Allow yourself to be curious about your own story—and consider how telling it could lead you to new heights. Come away confident in the bright future of veterinary medicine, and learn how to develop the skills to maintain this outlook as you focus on your own story.

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 Zoetis

Refresh page to view image Top 30 tips from the ER

This fast-paced presentation covers a broad array of emergency medicine topics. Based on 20 years’ experience as an emergency clinician, Dr. Jon Geller presents tips and tricks on these topics and more: atomized drug delivery, anesthetizing the critical patient, blocked cat controversies, toxicities and emesis, fluid boluses, and trickle feeding. This session originally was presented at AVMA Convention 2022.

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

Refresh page to view image Toxins: Top 10 affecting dogs and cats

Discover the top 10 toxins that affected dogs and cats in 2021 – and learn the clinical signs, ideal decontamination needs, and current treatment recommendations for each one. Get the most up-to-date information on symptoms and treatment for toxicosis caused by chocolate, xylitol, human NSAIDs, human mood-altering medications, and more.

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

Refresh page to view image Trauma dos and don’ts

Learn about common emergency room traumas, and how to stabilize and manage trauma patients. This presentation covers the ins and outs of trauma scoring, prognostic indicators, pain management, and the use of appropriate fluids and antibiotics when indicated. Come away knowing how to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls, and the essentials of "damage control."

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 Vet set go: How to inspire future veterinarians

Discover how you can support aspiring veterinarians in elementary, middle, and high school. Learn about guidance, resources, and shadowing opportunities you can offer to help future generations of veterinarians follow their dreams. 

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
Free for 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