Upcoming CE & Events

Below is a list of a variety of CE topics. SVMA-approved scientific and non-scientific CE hours are included. Online CE refers to offerings by other organizations.

Please visit our Online CE Portal to view videos of current veterinary concern and answer test questions for CE credit.

CE Events Webinars/Online (non-SVMA) CE on your schedule

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CE Events

Decreasing Patient Stress in the Veterinary Hospital

Sep 25 - Sep 26, 2018
Saskatoon, SK
Scientific CE Hours: 1.0
Learn how to better recognize stress in your patients and ways to improve their veterinary visits using a Fear Free approach. Presented by Dr Sarah Holden, Technical Services Veterinarian for Vetoquinol.

• Tuesday September25, 12:30 pm, Room 2104 –Senior Students
• WednesdaySeptember26, 12:30 pm, Room 2104 –Hospital Staff

2018 Canadian Embryo Transfer Association/American Embryo Transfer Association Joint Scientific Convention

Sep 27 - Sep 29, 2018
Montreal, QU
See link for details.

Veterinary Education Today Conference & Medical Exposition

Sep 27 - Sep 29, 2018
Toronto, ON
VET Conference
The International Centre, Toronto

Carnivora Raw Pet Health Conference

Sep 28 - Sep 30, 2018
Saskatoon, SK
Take your interest in the raw pet food movement to the next level.

WDDC 35th Anniversary Open House

Saturday September 29, 2018
Edmonton, AB
Join WDDC in celebrating 35 Years at our Open House and Tradeshow held at our facilities in WINNIPEG on Saturday, September 22 and in EDMONTON Saturday September 29th 2018. Over 40 industry suppliers showcasing their services, special pricing and new products. We are also hosting complimentary continuing education sessions throughout the day. There will be a Pancake breakfast and door prizes during the day and an evening banquet for the Edmonton celebration.

Ultrasound Training in Saskatoon

Sep 30 - Dec 31, 2018
Saskatoon, SK
What category of Ultrasound training are you looking for? EAH is presenting a two-day weekend course in the fall of 2018 through SCILVET.
Ultrasound category options include:
-- Abdominal Fasting and Thoracic Fasting
-- Beginner
-- Advanced
-- Musculoskeletal
-- Pearls of the Abdomen
-- Adrenals, Liver and Kidney

Limit: Maximum of 8-10 people. Cost: $1,395-$1,495 depending on specific course selected, based on responses. Guaranteed registration required.
Interested? Please call 306-384-2287 or email eah@sasktel.net with your category picks!

Fall Immunology Session

Tuesday October 2, 2018
Calgary, AB
Scientific CE Hours: 4.0
In this informational session for veterinarians, Drs Cortese and Byers will share their expertise, discuss the latest research, and field questions on:
• Immunization Update - Dr Vic Cortese
• CattleMaster® GOLD FPTM 5 vs Triangle® and Vira® Shield - Dr Les Byers
• Updates on BRD Guarantee and SelectVac GOLD Plus - Dr Les Byers

Running a Successful F.O.C.U.S. month WEBINAR

Thursday October 4, 2018
Laval, QU
In this webinar, we will discuss the benefits of hospital-wide Focus months for patient care, staff morale, and practice profitability. We will discuss strategic planning and program objectives, SMART goal setting, communication with the team, achieving buy-in, maintaining momentum, and laying enduring ground work on which to build future health and wellness programs within the veterinary practice.

Bovine Reproductive Ultrasound with Fetal Aging

Thursday October 4, 2018
Olds, AB
Scientific CE Hours: 6.0
Cattle Extension Arm Ultrasound Pregnancy Testing Course

Pins and Plates Workshop

Oct 19 - Oct 20, 2018
Kitchener, ON
Learn this procedure in our FUN, INTERACTIVE, HANDS ON workshops. (workshop is 2 days)
October 19-20, 2018
$1795 + hst
Discount available for returning Simple Fracture clients
For more information go to: focusandflourish.com
Register online at
https://focusandflourish.com/veterinary-workshops-pins-plates/ or by phone: 519-219-0573 or email: info@focusandflourish.com.

Equine Dentistry, Equine Opthalmology and Practice Management for the Mobile Practitioner

Oct 22 - Oct 23, 2018
Delta, BC
Scientific CE Hours: 12
This 2 day seminar features:

Dr Jack Easley (DVM, MS, DABVP/Eq) on a modern approach to equine dentistry including dental care based on thorough and advanced exam techniques, radiology, regional anesthesia, sinus disease, geriatric dentistry and challenging cases.

Dr Ann Dwyer (DVM) on equine ophthalmology including topics of anatomy, uveitis, keratitis, orbit, periorbital problems and practice tips and management of cases on the farm. Dr Dwyer will also speak on practice management of an ambulatory practice
including workforce strategies.

The seminar is held at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn Delta, BC. Lunches each day and a seafood buffet dinner on Monday Oct 22, 2018 are in-cluded. Early registration closes October 1, 2018.

ACVS Surgery Summit

Oct 24 - Oct 27, 2018
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Every year the ACVS hosts the ACVS Surgery Summit, the premier conference in the field of veterinary surgery, offering more than 50 in-depth seminars and 300 lectures presented by veterinary specialists. The event attracts more than 1700 participants.

A Foundation for Soundness: Undestanding and Creating a Functional Hoof

Oct 24 - Oct 25, 2018
Saskatoon, SK
We are delighted to announce that Robert Bowker, VMD, PhD, Professor emeritus of Anatomy & director of the Equine Foot Laboratory at Michigan State University, USA, will join the WCVM for a two-day workshop on equine foot health. The workshop starts at noon on Wednesday 24th specifically to support attendance by undergraduate vet students who are interested in equine health.

Dr. Robert Bowker is a world authority on the form & function of the equine foot, and an internationally recognized author, lecturer, and teacher on the subject. From his research on the adaptive mechanisms of the equine foot Dr. Bowker developed unique recommendations for how the hoof should be trimmed, and new recommendations for the treatment and rehabilitation of chronic equine hoof pathologies, such as navicular syndrome. The findings of Dr. Bowker’s work carry important weight for reducing equine lameness. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn directly from Dr. Bowker and see how his theories and methods could help enhance the health and soundness of horses in your care.

We anticipate significant interest in this event – register today to avoid disappointment. This workshop is made possible through the support of the DLT Smith lecture fund.

For more information about this event contact Dr Yolande Seddon: yolande.seddon@usask.ca or Dr. Kate Robinson: katherine.robinson@usask.ca.

Social School Regina

Wednesday October 31, 2018
Regina, SK
Social School Regina is Canada’s most hands-on and up-to-speed social media and digital marketing conference. The one-day event will feature a stellar line-up of hands-on workshops covering the most timely social media and digital marketing topics, and all the tactics, insights and ideas you could possibly need to take your business to incredible new heights in 2018 and beyond. Throughout this full day of learning and launching, we’ll be joined by live experts from all walks of life, ready to share their wins, losses and secrets of modern marketing success. Get ready to hear from a game-changing lineup of Regina’s most notable innovators and entrepreneurs who are not just influencing their industries, but disrupting them top to bottom.

Top 10 Game Changers for Successful Weight Loss Plans

Thursday November 15, 2018
Puslinch, ON
Scientific CE Hours: 1.0
Non-Scientific CE Hours: 1.0
Do you struggle to get pet parents to acknowledge their pet is overweight? Are you interested in setting up a weight loss program for your clinic? Then this lecture is for you! Dr Parr will provide practical communication tips and game changing tools to make your weight loss program a success! She will also focus on the key nutrients to consider when selecting a diet for weight loss and arthritis, the 10% rule, and #banthecup.

Anesthesia and Pain Control - Wet Lab

Nov 17 - Nov 18, 2018
Winnipeg, MB
Red River College
Understand how to deliver consistently safe and effective anesthesia. Identify the causes, prevention and correction of complications. Explore new drugs, equipment and techniques under the direct guidance of board certified anesthesia experts.Learn how to handle fractious/anxious patients, reduce drug side effects, interpret capnograms, place and manage supraglottic airway devices, administer incisional and testicular blocks, minimize surgical pain, follow fluid therapy guidelines and more! Small groups—hands on learning Enrollment is Limited! Two dates to choose from: Sat. November 17th or Sun. Nov. 18th (or both) 8 AM - 4 PM

WCABP Annual Conference

Jan 17 - Jan 19, 2019
Saskatoon, SK

Webinars/Online (non-SVMA)

Communication strategies for recommending preventative nutrition changes in the healthy pet

Scientific CE Hours: 1.0
Nutrition is an essential element of life, making nutrition an essential conversation between veterinary staff and clients throughout the lifetime of a pet. Yet, proposing nutrition changes, especially for a healthy pet, carries inherent challenges. This session will address the necessity of making nutrition a lifetime conversation and will present communication strategies for recommending preventative nutrition changes in the healthy pet.

The VALVE Study

Scientific CE Hours: 1.0

The VALVE Study ‐ is triple therapy superior to double therapy for heart failure treatment due to
endocardiosis? Vasotop® (ramipril) in Addition to Lasix® and Vetmedin® in canine Endocardiosis (VALVE
Study) Gerhard Wess on behalf of the VALVE investigators

CE on your schedule

The Social Side of Practice

Non-Scientific CE Hours: 20
The Social Side of Practice is a unique, fully-accredited veterinary continuing education program to balance the medical side of practice. It is designed to help veterinary practitioners and their teams do what they do even better by providing insight, guidance, and strategies on the non-medical aspects of practice. With a focus on wellness, veterinary-client-patient communication, teamwork, leadership, and organizational culture, The Social Side offers not only what is integral to practicing good medicine, but to achieving happiness and prosperity in practice.

10 CE offerings, all of which offer evidence-based content reflecting the literature in the medical and social sciences. The Social Side of Practice sessions are RACE-approved.

Sessions are provided in lecture (1 hr.) and interactive (1.5-2 hrs.) formats. We award 1 CE credit per CE hour (50 minutes) with options for 1, 1.5, or 2 CE credits/session, depending on the session length. They are offered all year around, by request, to veterinarians and their teams across Canada (in-person when geographically feasible, and via webinar otherwise).

To find out more about this RACE approved program, visit Pets Plus Us, call 1-800-700-3391 or email care@petsplusus.com

WDDC Practice Tool Kit (WHMIS and SDS)

Your clinic, SK
Non-Scientific CE Hours: 1
Ongoing Lunch & Learns:
WDDC Practice Tool Kit Series (WHMIS & SDS). Presented by WHMIS certified WDDC representatives. This is an ongoing offer to practices and may be scheduled at your convenience.

Contact Karen Laventure 306-221-7681 or klaventure@wddc.com