Continuing Education Webinar Series

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Upcoming Webinars

June 12, 2014
Creating a Cat-Friendly Practice
Presenter: Elizabeth Colleran, DVM

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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.

Presenter: 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.

Presenter: 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.

Presenters: 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.

Presenter: 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?

Presenter: 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.

Presenter: 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.

Presenters: 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.

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


These recordings are available to current HSVMA members free of charge and to those who pay a viewing fee of $49.

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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. Pay now»

Presenters: 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. Pay now»

Presenter: 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. Pay now».

Presenter: 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. Pay now»

Presenter: 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. Pay now»

Presenter: Jyothi V. Roberston, DVM

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