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Sign up for our upcoming webinars or view recordings of past webinars on demand. All live and recorded webinars are free for HSVMA members and $49 each for non-members. A select number of archived webinars are also free to non-members (see listing below for Free Webinars).

All HSVMA webinars are RACE-approved for veterinary CE credits, except where noted.

Note: A one-year HSVMA membership at $49 for veterinarians and $20 for veterinary technicians includes the opportunity to participate in six live webinars per year, as well as unlimited access to recorded versions. JOIN NOW»

Upcoming Webinars

September 9, 2014
Staying Current with Farm Animal Welfare Issues: A Review of the Science and Ethics
Presenters: Barry Kipperman, DVM, DACVIM and Michael Blackwell, DVM, MPH

October 8, 2014
Separation Anxiety: Unsticking the Velcro Dog
Presenter: Nicholas Dodman, BVMS, MRCVS, DACVB

December 10, 2014
Surgery Not Required: Current and Future Options in Fertility Control of Dogs and Cats
Presenters: Amy Fischer, PhD and G. Robert Weedon, DVM, MPH

Archived Webinars

These recordings are available to current HSVMA members free of charge and to non-members for a $49 fee. JOIN NOW»

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Creating a Cat-Friendly Practice

Learn how the unique nature of cats affects their experience in the veterinary setting, and get an overview of alterations that can be made in the small animal practice to better accommodate the needs of your feline patients.

Presented by Elizabeth Colleran, DVM, MS, DABVP Feline

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Purebred Paradox: Disease Risks in Purebred Dogs and the Welfare Implications of Dog Breeding

A scientific analysis of breed specific problems and conditions that are of greatest concern to veterinary professionals are discussed in this webinar. Ideas for educating clients who breed dogs or are considering acquiring a purebred puppy are also introduced.

Presented by Paula Kislak, DVM and Lorna Grande, DVM

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Dog Training: The Good, the Bad, and the Inhumane

Learn about reinforcement and punishment in dog training and how different tools are used in training so you can then identify trainers you would feel comfortable recommending to your clients.

Presented by Melissa Bain, DVM, DACVB, MS

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Veterinary Needs of the Growing Population of Backyard Chickens: Are You Prepared?

This webinar educates veterinarians on basic concepts of backyard poultry medicine that they may encounter in practice with the recent upswing in backyard urban poultry owners.

Presented by Lynne Luna DVM, MAM, DACPV

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Sorting Through the Confusion: An Analysis of Spay/Neuter Research

Research reports on the effects of ovariohysterectomy and castration document many health benefits and certain specific health risks associated with these surgeries. This program is designed to make sense of the research.

Presented by Philip A. Bushby, DVM, MS, DACVS

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The Tipping Point: The Fine Line Between Hoarders and Rescuers

This webinar presents basic instructions on how to recognize the most common signs of animal hoarding in a client situation.

Presented by Jyothi V. Roberston, DVM

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FREE WEBINARS

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Managing Your Digital Footprint: Maximizing Social Media for Veterinary Professionals

Learn about the websites and social media platforms that can help you connect with pet owners, pet rescue organizations, and your veterinary colleagues while also getting the word out about your practice and showcasing your humane efforts and successes.

Presented by Brenda Tassava, CVPM, CVJ

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Just In Case: Essentials of Disaster Preparedness for Your Veterinary Clinic

This webinar presents a basic overview of the nature and types of disasters based on real cases and a detailed look at how to prepare a veterinary clinic for a disaster.

Presented by Barry Kellogg, VMD

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What to Expect if You Report Suspected Animal Abuse or Neglect: Demystifying the Legal Process

This webinar imparts basic knowledge of the legal process they can expect if they report suspected non-accidental injury or neglect of a patient. The veterinarian’s role in how that legal decision is made is also discussed.

Presented by Sherry Ramsey, Esq. and Lorna Grande, DVM

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Before the Rehabilitator Arrives: How to Provide Emergency Care to Wildlife Brought to Your Clinic or Shelter

This webinar provides basic instruction on how to provide emergency care for the most common injured and orphaned wildlife brought in to clinics or shelters.

Presented by Roberto Aguilar, DVM

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Looking for Your First Job: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

This webinar provides veterinary students a helpful perspective about finding their first job after graduation. Questions that are addressed include: Should I consider an internship? What are the pros and cons of doing this? What factors should I consider when deciding which practice is the best fit for me? Where does animal welfare play a role in all of this? How about compensation and contracts? <strong*This webinar is not CE-accredited*

Presented by Gary Block, DVM, MS, DACVIM

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Curing the Litter Box Blues: Feline Elimination Disorders

This webinar addresses elimination disorders in felines including different types of disorders (inappropriate elimination versus marking), the causes, and the diagnosis and treatments in both the clinic and shelter settings. <strong*This webinar is not CE-accredited*

Presented by Susan Krebsbach, DVM

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Fundamentals and Standards of Small Animal Field Surgery

This webinar addresses the logistics and protocols for setting up a field surgery clinic and covers standards of care pertaining to a variety of protocols, including pre-operative care, analgesia, anesthesia, asepsis, recovery and patient aftercare. <strong*This webinar is not CE-accredited*

Presented by Susan Monger, DVM and Richard Bachman, DVM

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Making International Veterinary Aid Sustainable

A seminar hosted by the International Animal Welfare Training Institute at UC Davis, featuring two HSVMA-RAVS veterinarians and a former HSVMA Leadership Council member. <strong*This webinar is not CE-accredited*

Panelists: Drs. Susan Monger, Dave Turoff, Richard Bachman, and Bonnie Markoff

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Humane Society Academy Webinar Series

Humane Society Academy offers a variety of development opportunities for professionals, volunteers, and advocates in the field of animal protection. HSA offers free, innovative webinars, led by experts in the fields of animal policy and advocacy, animal welfare, humane education, leadership, shelter and volunteer management, and wildlife issues. All webinars are recorded and available after the live event. Other online offerings include self-paced and instructor-led courses and certificate programs.

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PetSmart Charities Webinars

Working with Veterinarians and Spay/Neuter Clinics

Presented by Susan Krebsbach, DVM (HSVMA Veterinary Advisor)

In this free course, you'll learn how to develop partnerships with veterinarians and spay/neuter clinics in your community, so you can provide better care to your community cats. You’ll learn:

  • How to educate veterinary professionals about TNR and community cat care
  • Understand why veterinarians and animal welfare groups are often at odds with each other
  • The benefits of working together
  • How to cultivate private practice veterinary professionals
  • Recruit veterinary volunteers

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