Courses

A Practitioner’s Approach to Wellness Testing

Craig Tockman, DVM, will introduce and/or strengthen concepts regarding the clinical indications, required tools and financial management of an effective wellness testing program.

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Leveraging Your Diagnostics to Improve Your Practice

Craig Tockman, DVM, will teach attendees how to make it in this economic downturn. Attendees will also learn how to make significant and simple changes to practice behavior and learn how to separate themselves from the competition, increase market share, effective strategies behind ‘word of mouth’ marketing, and customer prioritization do’s and don’ts.

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Evaluating for Liver Damage and Dysfunction

Andrew Rosenfeld, DVM, Diplomate ABVP, will help medical teams understand the challenges of monitoring patients with hepatic disease, the secondary disease syndromes that can develop and the necessary clinical diagnostic evaluations that should be evaluated.

This course provides 2 hours CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Implementation and Utilization of Acid Base Analysis in the General Veterinary Practice

Keith DeJong, DVM, Diplomate ACVP, will provide attendees with a better conceptual understanding of what information acid-base and blood gas analysis provides, why that information is important and how that information can be used in the diagnosis, prognosis and medical therapy of veterinary patients.

Several small animal cases are discussed to highlight those points.

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Twitching, Itching and Licking: Behavioral Dermatology in Cats

Debra Horwitz, DVM, Diplomate ACVB, will teach how to diagnose and treat behavioral skin diseases in cats. Attendees will be able to make a complete history in feline dermatology cases, be able to diagnose the various types of feline dermatology disorders utilizing both historical and laboratory information, devise and implement a treatment plan as well as assess treatment for feline dermatology disorders

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Monitoring the Acute and Chronic Renal Patient

Andrew Rosenfeld, DVM, Diplomate ABVP, will help medical teams:

  • Understand primary and secondary functions of the kidneys
  • Understand how to monitor diagnostically a patient with renal disease
  • Understand the secondary syndromes that can occur with the renal patient and how to monitor for these concerns
  • Be able to understand and identify metabolic acidosis

With in-house laboratories becoming an integral part of veterinary hospitals, medical teams must develop specific protocols and testing methods to properly evaluate clinical diagnostic samples of the patient.

This course provides 2 hours CE credits for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Insulin Resistance and Equine Metabolic Syndrome

Terry Gerros, DVM, Diplomate, ACVIM, will help clarify the differences and the association between equine metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance and their potential association with Cushing’s Disease.

In addition, Dr. Gerros will discuss testing for insulin resistance, managing obesity and insulin resistance as well as other diagnostic protocols and treatment options.

  • Compensated and uncompensated insulin resistance.
  • Testing for insulin resistance.
  • Managing obesity.
  • Managing insulin resistance.
  • Use of levothyroxine in equine metabolic syndrome.
  • Relationship to Cushing's Syndrome.

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

How to Skyrocket Your Dental Practice

Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP will teach attendees how to propel their dental practice from 2% to 20% of gross while better serving their patients and clients.

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

General Quality Assurance

Kendal Harr, DVM, MS, DACVP, will define and explain through case examples, basic quality assurance concepts which are integral in your laboratory management structure such as bias (inaccuracy), coefficient of variation and standard deviation (imprecision), and total allowable error. Acceptable or desirable total allowable error based on clinical decision limits will be discussed. Basic structure of a quality assurance program is explained as well as the history of current governing and professional agencies. At the end of this lesson, attendees should be able to perform an instrument assessment for external quality assessment as recommended by the ASVCP Point of Care Testing Guidelines.

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary Technicians.

Mineral Metabolism & Pathology - Part I

Kendal Harr, DVM, MS, DACVP, will review mineral metabolism and the differential diagnosis for the different mineral dyscrasias with pathophysiology. In this lecture, she will also discuss standard mineral metabolism and feedback cycles.

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians.

Mineral Metabolism & Pathology - Part II

Kendal Harr, DVM, MS, DACVP, will review the different perspective and explore mineral response in different common disease states. This includes parathyroid and thyroid disease, renal disease, hepatic disease, reproductive anomalies, malnutrition, inflammatory and neoplasia.

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians.

Fluid Therapy and Diagnostic Monitoring of the Patient on IV Fluids

Andrew J. Rosenfeld, DVM, Diplomate ABVP, will teach attendees how to understand the differences between colloids and crystalloids and when each type of fluid is indicated, how to calculate total fluid need, hourly fluid rate and drops/second. At the conclusion of the lecture, attendees will be able to understand the necessary diagnostic needed to evaluate a patient on IV fluid therapy and based on clinical diagnostic, should understand how to modify fluid therapy to meet the patient’s needs.

This course provides 2 hours CE credits for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Dental Anatomy, Nomenclature and Radiology - Cat

Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP will discuss extraoral and intraoral anatomy including positional terminology and tooth names and numbers in the cat.

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Dental Anatomy, Nomenclature and Radiology - Dog

Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP will discuss extraoral and intraoral anatomy including positional terminology and tooth names and numbers in the dog.

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

What’s in the Cat’s Mouth: Feline Oropharyngeal Inflammation

Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP will discuss how cats respond differently to oral inflammation and how the American Dental College has categorized thirteen anatomically based classifications of oropharyngeal inflammation.

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Canine Mast Cell Tumors: Clinical and Diagnostic Overview

Heidi Ward, DVM, DACVIM will discuss the basis for immunocytochemical and PCR analysis used to provide additional prognostic information for canine mast cell tumors. Topics covered will include interpretation of histologic grading, role of mitotic index, immunohistochemical stains for Ki67, AgNOR and KIT protein cellular localization as well as PCR analysis for mutations of the C-KIT gene.

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Lymphoma and Melanoma: Recent Advances in Immunodiagnosis & Immunotherapy

Kendal Harr, DVM, MS, DACVP will discuss how oncologists are modifying therapy based upon specific classification of lymphoma with improved survival rates.

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Von Willebrands Disease

Kendal Harr, DVM, MS, DACVP will review thoroughly the contact and tissue activation pathways of the coagulation cascade. History, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of the different types of von Willebrands disease, the different types of hemophilia, and an update on “greyhound bleeder syndrome” will also be discussed. ASVCP Guidelines on sampling, transport, and analysis of coagulation assays will be reviewed so that attendees may insure compliance.

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Evaluation of Hemostasis for the General Practitioner

Kendal Harr, DVM, MS, DACVP will review how to differentiate bleeding caused by injured or diseased blood vessels from that caused by a systemic hemostatic disorder. The course will also go over how the basic first steps in evaluation of a perceived coagulopathy should include a Buccal Mucosal Bleeding Time performed in house, a CBC with Platelet count, and PT and PTT as well as thorough assessment of the animal for vasculitis, hypertension, etc.

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Evaluating for Liver Damage and Dysfunction

Andrew Rosenfeld, DVM, Diplomate ABVP, will help medical teams understand the challenges of monitoring patients with hepatic disease, the secondary disease syndromes that can develop and the necessary clinical diagnostic evaluations that should be evaluated.

This course provides 2 hours CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Implementation and Utilization of Acid Base Analysis in the General Veterinary Practice

Keith DeJong, DVM, Diplomate ACVP, will provide attendees with a better conceptual understanding of what information acid-base and blood gas analysis provides, why that information is important and how that information can be used in the diagnosis, prognosis and medical therapy of veterinary patients.

Several small animal cases are discussed to highlight those points.

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

General Quality Assurance

Kendal Harr, DVM, MS, DACVP, will define and explain through case examples, basic quality assurance concepts which are integral in your laboratory management structure such as bias (inaccuracy), coefficient of variation and standard deviation (imprecision), and total allowable error. Acceptable or desirable total allowable error based on clinical decision limits will be discussed. Basic structure of a quality assurance program is explained as well as the history of current governing and professional agencies. At the end of this lesson, attendees should be able to perform an instrument assessment for external quality assessment as recommended by the ASVCP Point of Care Testing Guidelines.

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary Technicians.

Mineral Metabolism & Pathology - Part I

Kendal Harr, DVM, MS, DACVP, will review mineral metabolism and the differential diagnosis for the different mineral dyscrasias with pathophysiology. In this lecture, she will also discuss standard mineral metabolism and feedback cycles.

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians.

Mineral Metabolism & Pathology - Part II

Kendal Harr, DVM, MS, DACVP, will review the different perspective and explore mineral response in different common disease states. This includes parathyroid and thyroid disease, renal disease, hepatic disease, reproductive anomalies, malnutrition, inflammatory and neoplasia.

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians.

Canine Mast Cell Tumors: Clinical and Diagnostic Overview

Heidi Ward, DVM, DACVIM will discuss the basis for immunocytochemical and PCR analysis used to provide additional prognostic information for canine mast cell tumors. Topics covered will include interpretation of histologic grading, role of mitotic index, immunohistochemical stains for Ki67, AgNOR and KIT protein cellular localization as well as PCR analysis for mutations of the C-KIT gene.

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Lymphoma and Melanoma: Recent Advances in Immunodiagnosis & Immunotherapy

Kendal Harr, DVM, MS, DACVP will discuss how oncologists are modifying therapy based upon specific classification of lymphoma with improved survival rates.

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Von Willebrands Disease

Kendal Harr, DVM, MS, DACVP will review thoroughly the contact and tissue activation pathways of the coagulation cascade. History, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of the different types of von Willebrands disease, the different types of hemophilia, and an update on “greyhound bleeder syndrome” will also be discussed. ASVCP Guidelines on sampling, transport, and analysis of coagulation assays will be reviewed so that attendees may insure compliance.

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Evaluation of Hemostasis for the General Practitioner

Kendal Harr, DVM, MS, DACVP will review how to differentiate bleeding caused by injured or diseased blood vessels from that caused by a systemic hemostatic disorder. The course will also go over how the basic first steps in evaluation of a perceived coagulopathy should include a Buccal Mucosal Bleeding Time performed in house, a CBC with Platelet count, and PT and PTT as well as thorough assessment of the animal for vasculitis, hypertension, etc.

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Evaluating for Liver Damage and Dysfunction

Andrew Rosenfeld, DVM, Diplomate ABVP, will help medical teams understand the challenges of monitoring patients with hepatic disease, the secondary disease syndromes that can develop and the necessary clinical diagnostic evaluations that should be evaluated.

This course provides 2 hours CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Implementation and Utilization of Acid Base Analysis in the General Veterinary Practice

Keith DeJong, DVM, Diplomate ACVP, will provide attendees with a better conceptual understanding of what information acid-base and blood gas analysis provides, why that information is important and how that information can be used in the diagnosis, prognosis and medical therapy of veterinary patients.

Several small animal cases are discussed to highlight those points.

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Twitching, Itching and Licking: Behavioral Dermatology in Cats

Debra Horwitz, DVM, Diplomate ACVB, will teach how to diagnose and treat behavioral skin diseases in cats. Attendees will be able to make a complete history in feline dermatology cases, be able to diagnose the various types of feline dermatology disorders utilizing both historical and laboratory information, devise and implement a treatment plan as well as assess treatment for feline dermatology disorders

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Fluid Therapy and Diagnostic Monitoring of the Patient on IV Fluids

Andrew J. Rosenfeld, DVM, Diplomate ABVP, will teach attendees how to understand the differences between colloids and crystalloids and when each type of fluid is indicated, how to calculate total fluid need, hourly fluid rate and drops/second. At the conclusion of the lecture, attendees will be able to understand the necessary diagnostic needed to evaluate a patient on IV fluid therapy and based on clinical diagnostic, should understand how to modify fluid therapy to meet the patient’s needs.

This course provides 2 hours CE credits for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Insulin Resistance and Equine Metabolic Syndrome

Terry Gerros, DVM, Diplomate, ACVIM, will help clarify the differences and the association between equine metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance and their potential association with Cushing’s Disease.

In addition, Dr. Gerros will discuss testing for insulin resistance, managing obesity and insulin resistance as well as other diagnostic protocols and treatment options.

  • Compensated and uncompensated insulin resistance.
  • Testing for insulin resistance.
  • Managing obesity.
  • Managing insulin resistance.
  • Use of levothyroxine in equine metabolic syndrome.
  • Relationship to Cushing's Syndrome.

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

How to Skyrocket Your Dental Practice

Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP will teach attendees how to propel their dental practice from 2% to 20% of gross while better serving their patients and clients.

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Dental Anatomy, Nomenclature and Radiology - Cat

Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP will discuss extraoral and intraoral anatomy including positional terminology and tooth names and numbers in the cat.

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Dental Anatomy, Nomenclature and Radiology - Dog

Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP will discuss extraoral and intraoral anatomy including positional terminology and tooth names and numbers in the dog.

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

What’s in the Cat’s Mouth: Feline Oropharyngeal Inflammation

Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP will discuss how cats respond differently to oral inflammation and how the American Dental College has categorized thirteen anatomically based classifications of oropharyngeal inflammation.

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

A Practitioner’s Approach to Wellness Testing

Craig Tockman, DVM, will introduce and/or strengthen concepts regarding the clinical indications, required tools and financial management of an effective wellness testing program.

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Leveraging Your Diagnostics to Improve Your Practice

Craig Tockman, DVM, will teach attendees how to make it in this economic downturn. Attendees will also learn how to make significant and simple changes to practice behavior and learn how to separate themselves from the competition, increase market share, effective strategies behind ‘word of mouth’ marketing, and customer prioritization do’s and don’ts.

This course provides 1 hour CE credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.