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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 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 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 Apoquel and Cytopoint: Communication is Key

Apoquel and Cytopoint have transformed the way we manage allergic dermatitis. To achieve the best possible outcomes, we need to communicate effectively with the owner on the treatment options and their value as well as set realistic expectations.  Consideration must also be given to factors that may contribute to the burden of care for each owner which will impact the potential success of treatment. This course will focus on these key points using real case examples.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
Free for 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

This webinar is made possible through educational funding from Merck Animal Health/VMG

Refresh page to view image Brave new work: Reinventing workplace culture

Aaron Dignan helps teams reinvent their operating systems—the fundamental principles and practices that shape their culture. In this presentation, Dignan shares what he has learned about workplace culture inside some of the world’s largest institutions. Learn how our current way of working came to be, and discover organizations that are trading bureaucracy and compliance for more adaptive and human cultures.

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

The Veterinary Leadership Conference series is made possible through educational funding from Zoetis and CareCredit

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
$15 AVMA/SAVMA Members
$30 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 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

This webinar is made possible through educational funding 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

This webinar is made possible through educational funding from Merck Animal Health/VMG

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 Early-career success: Essential skills

Learn about three skills crucial for all veterinary professionals during the early-career years. Dr. Kaitlyn Boatright discusses her own experiences as a recent graduate and examines scientific literature to highlight the skills that can most impact personal and professional success. Learn about the importance of setting healthy boundaries, developing resilience, and building both a professional network and support system in the early stages of your career.

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

The Veterinary Leadership Conference series is made possible through educational funding from Zoetis and CareCredit

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 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

This webinar is made possible through educational funding from Merck Animal Health/VMG

Refresh page to view image Merck Animal Health Veterinary Wellbeing Study

Due to growing concerns about mental health in the veterinary profession—including issues such as depression, anxiety, compassion fatigue, burnout, and suicide—Merck Animal Health sponsored a study in 2017 to definitively measure the mental health and wellbeing of U.S. veterinarians. In this webinar, explore key findings of the study, and gain a deeper understanding of the current state of mental health and wellbeing in the veterinary profession and what can be done to improve it.

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

This course material is proprietary to Merck Animal Health; development of this course is made possible through educational funding from Merck Animal Health

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 One Health: Opening session and keynote

Hear two experts address participants during AVMA Convention 2019’s opening ceremonies. Dr. Jerome Adams, the 20th U.S. surgeon general, shares his message on the importance of partnerships and using them to advance human health. Author, professor, and cardiologist (for people) Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, M.D., discusses how animals navigate their way to adulthood, and what humans can learn from our shared experiences with animal adolescents.

CE Credit is not available for this course
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
Free for 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 Preventing suicide and building resilience

The healthcare community faces barriers—both real and perceived—that prevent many of us from addressing our mental health needs. These include confidentiality concerns and fear of negative ramifications on reputation or licensure. In addition to personal risk factors and stress load, institutional culture also can play a role. Learn about initiatives that can help protect our own and our colleagues’ mental health and foster safe practices.

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

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 Purposeful leadership practices

Learn how purpose and meaning in the workplace can compel people, teams, and organizations. Consultants Josh Vaisman and Zach Mercurio explore key research-backed practices of purposeful leadership, and discuss tangible skills to cultivate fulfilled and resilient employees and organizations.

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

The Veterinary Leadership Conference series is made possible through educational funding from Zoetis and CareCredit

Refresh page to view image Remote leadership: Get the most from your team

There are many advantages to expanding business opportunities over several areas. As a leader managing remote teams, how can you ensure team members continue to embrace the organization’s overall goals, vision, and cultural needs? Explore the pros and cons of remote leadership, and discover techniques and strategies to implement accountability, teamwork, open communication, and collaboration when leaders aren’t physically present in the workplace.

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

The Veterinary Leadership Conference series is made possible through educational funding from Zoetis 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 Student anxiety among millennials and Gen Z

Studies show that millennials and Generation Z, the demographic following millennials, experience increased rates of anxiety. Bethany Colaprete, a licensed mental health counselor at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), explores why. Learn how generational differences impact wellbeing, and how to improve wellbeing-related engagement in classrooms, clinics, and the veterinary profession.

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 The Future is now: Fecal Testing Technology

The presentation will look at the importance of fecal exams to detect intestinal parasites and how advances in recognition technology will improve detection and diagnostic testing for our patients.

1.0 CE Credit
Free for AVMA/SAVMA Members
Free for 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

This webinar is made possible through educational funding 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 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

Refresh page to view image Zoognosis: What animals teach us about leadership

Like zoonoses, which can be spread between humans and animals, knowledge also can transfer both ways. Join veterinarian and conservationist Dr. Claire Simeone to learn how to leverage leadership lessons from the animal kingdom. Through storytelling, gain insight into the ways that animals demonstrate qualities of breakthrough leaders: how they engage others, align themselves in the present, continually refine their standards, and coach others into success.

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

The Veterinary Leadership Conference series is made possible through educational funding from Zoetis and CareCredit