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CE April - June

Online Ultrasound Education - scil animal care has developed online ultrasound education packages that work with your busy schedule to help you learn the benefits of Ultrasound as a valuable diagnostic tool in your clinic. You can learn from the comfort of your own practice or home. Two courses, Basic Ultrasound and Advanced Ultrasound have been developed that can be combined with an in person scan only course where you can practice your knowledge with a skilled Veterinary Sonographer. CE credits pending. Visit the online CE page at www.scilvet.com to register or call 1.866.382.6937 for more information.

Dental X-ray Positioning Training – Have your entire staff trained in one afternoon. Improve your dental radiographs or learn from scratch using a combination of theory and hands-on training. The focus is full-mouth dental radiographs on dogs and cats. Handouts and detailed manual provided. Sessions offered across Ontario. Contact Sue MacNeal RVT CVDT BSc at dentalrad4u@gmail.com.

April 2015

April 11-12

Cruciate Extracapsular Repair - Calgary, AB. For more information, visit www.focusandflourish.com, email info@focusandflourish.com or call 519.219.0573.

April 11-12

Two-day Basic Ultrasound Course – Hosted by scil animal care company - Ottawa, ON. Understanding the ultrasound image, physics and knobology and how to improve your scan technique to obtain the best images for a basic abdomen protocol including liver, spleen, kidneys and bladder. Instructor Lisa Jones-Bogie, RDMS. For more information, call 1.866.382.6937 or visit www.scilvet.com/CMS/Seminars 16 CE Credits.

 April 12

Scan Only - Hosted by scil animal care company - Ottawa, ON - Half-day scan lab - Come practice scanning skills at your own pace with an experienced sonographer. For more information, call 1.866.382.6937 or visit www.scilvet.com/CMS/Seminars 4 CE credits

April 12

Dental Radiology Workshop - Hosted by scil animal care company - Mississauga, ON. This one-day lecture and laboratory will cover the positioning and interpretation of dental radiographs for dogs and cats. By the end of the day, attendees should be able to produce good quality dental radiographs of all teeth in dogs and cats. They will also be introduced to dental radiograph interpretation. Register your tech as well for 40 per cent discount on their registration fee! Instructor: Dr. Lorraine Hiscox, DVM FAVD.

For more information, visit www.scilvet.com/CMS/Seminars or call 1.866.382.6937. 7.5 CE Credits pending approval.

April 17-19

Atlantic Provinces Veterinary Conference (APVC) - Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

Concurrent lectures will be offered for veterinarians, technicians, hospital managers and support staff. Visit the industry booths to see the latest advancements in equipment and technology. Make plans to attend veterinary lectures on alternative medicine, oncology, respiratory disease, GI disease and soft tissue surgery. APVC is a great continuing education experience in the core of Halifax. Leverage this diverse CE experience in developing your entire veterinary team. For more information, visit www.apvc.ca.

April 17-18

25th Annual OVC Alumni Hockey Tournament - University of Guelph Arena
Almost 200 veterinarians and veterinary students will participate in the tournament, playing in either a women's division or an open division (men and women). For the 25th anniversary of this tournament, we have a few special changes. Players and guests will now be registering online for this tournament. Also, we have a dinner on Saturday evening, after the hockey games have wrapped up. If you aren’t a hockey player, feel free to come and watch and stay for the social hour and dinner on Saturday night. Loot bags for everyone who attends! The event will fun from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on April 17 and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on April 18. A social hour and dinner will be held April 18, 7 p.m., at Brass Taps.
For more information, click here. To register, visit https://www.uoguelph.ca/alumni/cgi-bin/ovc-hockey.pl.

April 18

Simple Fractures - Kitchener, ON. For more information, visit www.focusandflourish.com, email info@focusandflourish.com or call 519.219.0573.

April 19

Hill's OVC Nutritional Symposium 2015: April 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Rozanski Hall, University of Guelph. Getting To Yes! Practice Success and Better Health for Pets at Risk of Obesity and Osteoarthritis with: Wendy S. Myers, Jason Coe, DVM, PhD and Tom Gibson, DVM, DVSc, DACV. Refreshments will be served from 8:30 until 9:15 am. Coffee and tea Lunch will be provided as well. RSVP requiredhttps://hillsovc2015.eventbrite.ca.

April 27

Bring your whole team to "Tipping the scale: An integrative approach to obesity and weight loss", presented by the Ontario Veterinary College and Hill's Pet Nutrition. The session will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Pathobiology, Room 1800, across from the Lifetime Learning Centre at OVC. Please RSVP by noon on April 20 by emailing ovcCE@uoguelph.ca. For more information, call Christine Hagen or Victoria Wentzell at 519-824-4120 ext. 54157. Can't make the event? Follow @ontvetcollege on Twitter. The livestream link will be posted an hour before the even begins. Or watch as it happens on YouTube and tweet your questions with #ovclivestream. This event is free and includes a light meal. Attendees, excluding online viewers, will receive a certificate for 2.5 CE credits

May 2015

May 2

Advanced Nursing - Part Two: Toronto Airport West Hotel, 6750 Mississauga Rd., Mississauga, ON.
Join Andrea Steele, MSc, RVT, VTS(ECC), for Part Two of this two-part series. Part Two will build upon the concepts learned in Part One. Lecture topics include: First Impressions Count! The Art of Triage, Blood Gas Bootcamp, Advanced Vascular Access, Oh, That's Gross! The Technician's Role in Wound Management, Breaking down the Constant Rate Infusion, and Critical Care Scenarios and Cases. This workshop is geared toward technicians. Veterinarians and Practice Managers are welcome to attend. For more information visit www.qualityceinc.com or call 905-660-8550.

May 4-9

Ultrasonography and Embryo Transfer Workshops are being conducted in tandem May 4-9 at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, with the intention of providing essential knowledge and hands-on experience for veterinary practitioners, research scientists and graduate students.
The Ultrasound Workshop is a two-and-a-half-day course covering the principles of ultrasonography and equipment operation and imaging (Day 1), imaging of the reproductive tract in large animals (Day 2) and OPU (Day 3 morning). Instructors for the Ultrasonography Workshop are Dr. Gregg Adams and Dr. Jaswant Singh.
The Embryo Transfer Workshop is a four-day course covering all aspects of embryo transfer technology in cattle. Principal and principal instructors for the Embryo Transfer Workshop are Dr. Reuben Mapletoft, Dr. Marcos Colazo, Dr. Gregg Adams and Dr. Jaswant Singh.
Both workshops will involve lectures and hands-on lab sessions. Participants may register for one or both of the workshops. For those interested in ultrasound-guided ovum pick-up (OPU) and not registered in the embryo transfer course, hands-on training will be held in the afternoon of May 6 for an additional cost.

To register, contact: Jackie Bahnmann (Jackie.bahnmann@usask.ca), tel: (306) 966-7108, fax: (306) 966-8747.
For more information, contact Reuben Mapletoft (reuben.mapletoft@usask.ca), tel: (306) 966-7149, fax: (306) 966-7159, or Gregg Adams (gregg.adams@usask.ca), tel: (306) 966-7411, fax: (306) 966-7405.

May 12

TAVM Veterinary Series - An Evening of Ocular Adventure; A Guided Tour Around the Eye
Dave & Busters, 120 Interchange Way, Vaughan
Speaker: Dr. Nick Whelan, BVSc, MVSc, MACVSc, Diplomate ACVCP, Diplomate ACVO, owner of the Animal Eye Clinic of Waterloo Region
The speaker will review common corneal conditions and discuss anterior uveitis and the lens. Following dinner and dessert there will be a review of canine and feline glaucoma. Attendees will then break for coffee and will end the evening with a discussion of conditions affecting the retina and optic nerve.
For more information visit http://www.tavm.org/VeterinaryMay.htm.
Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.

May 13

TAVM Hospital Personnel Series: General Topics in Anesthesia - Dave & Busters, 120 Interchange Way, Vaughan
Speaker: Deanne Caines, BSc, DVM, DVSc, DACVAA, Anesthesiologist at Toronto Veterinary Emergency Hospital
This lecture series will include various topics in anesthesia, including an overview of monitoring techniques (capnography, electrocardiography, pulse oximetry and blood pressure monitoring) and common anesthetic complications, prevention and treatment. It will conclude with a review of evidence from human and veterinary medicine regarding the risk exposure to volatile anesthetic gases for personnel, including pregnant women.
For more information, visit http://www.tavm.org/HospitalMay.htm.
Sponsored by Summit Veterinary Pharmacy Inc.

May 13-16

International Conference on Diseases of Zoo and Wild Animals 2015 - Barcelona, Spain. The goal of this conference is to bring together wildlife scientists and veterinarians from all over the world interested in diseases of free-ranging and captive animals, and to present the latest advances and stimulate future research in this topic. For more information, visit www.zoovet-conference.org.

May 22-24

2015 Ultrasound Bootcamp Part 1, Georgetown, Ontario: Three day intensive didactic and hands-on veterinary ultrasonography course – learn the basics of using and interpreting ultrasound. Please see www.canadianveterinaryimaging.com or call 1-866-699-0917 for information or to register. To download the registration form, click here.

May 23-24

Veterinary Anesthesia and Pain Control - Algonquin College and City of Ottawa Spay/Neuter Clinic, Ottawa.
Dr. Nancy Brock, Dr. Heidi Shafford and Dr. Kris Torske are veterinary anesthesia experts that will teach you what really works in practice. Day one of this two-day session will feature a workshop on delivery of consistently safe, effective and efficient anesthesia and surgical analgesia. Day two will feature a wet lab, giving a hands-on opportunity to gain confidence and experience with new drugs, equipment and techniques under the direct guidance of anesthesia experts. For more information or to register, visit www.nancybrockvetservices.com/educationFour hours of approved CE credit for day one, seven hours of CE credit for day two.

June 2015

June 6-7

'Picture This! Use imaging to get the diagnosis NOW' is the upcoming 21st annual Grey Bruce Veterinary Association Conference - June 6 and 7, 2015 in Owen Sound, ON.
Join board certified radiologists  Dr. Stephanie Nykamp and Dr. Alex Zur Linden for a full day of lectures on June 6 and optional hands-on labs June 7. 
There is something for everyone!  The event has been organized to provide separate small and large animal lectures and hands-on labs. 
For more information or to register please visit www.greybruceveterinarians.com or email greybruceveterinarians@outlook.com.

June 8-12

The University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is offering a Small Animal Surgery course. Please visit vet.ucalgary.ca or CONTED for further details and registration link (deadline April 1, 2015). Contact vetmed@ucalgary.ca for further information or call 403-210-3961.

June 10

Niagara Peninsula Veterinary Association (NPVA) Annual Charity Golf Tournament - Peninsula Lakes Golf Club, 6251 O'Neil St., Niagara Falls.
NPVA's annual golf tournament will again be held at Peninsula Lakes Golf Club, with all proceeds donated to The Farley Foundation. This course continues to be voted one of the Top 100 in Canada. Golfers will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, call Dr. Todd Morgan at 905-354-5645 or Dr. David Wilson at 905-682-7857.

June 14-15

Introduction to Echocardiography Ultrasound - Bow Bottom Animal Hospital, 1186-137 Avenue South East, Calgary
This two-day program will teach participants the general principles of echocardiography. Through lecture and hands-on scanning sessions, participants will learn how to acquire the standard right and left sided imaging planes needed to perform complete two-dimensional cardiac study. The course will also cover M-mode, cardiac measurement, subjective evaluation of heart structures and more. To register, call 1-866-699-0917, fax 1-866-699-0918 or email info@canadianveterinaryimaging.com.

June 15-19

The University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is offering a Small Animal Internal Medicine course. Please visit vet.ucalgary.ca or CONTED for further details and registration link (deadline April 1st, 2015). Contact vetmed@ucalgary.ca for further information or call 403-210-3961.

June 24-26

First International Symposium on Bison Health - Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
This symposium will focus specifically on health and disease issues impacting the commercial bison industry and will include important information on the health of public herds. Register early at www.bisonhealth.ca to guarantee your seat at this important event, and you’ll save $50! A discounted rate is available for students. For more information, contact conferencecoordinator@usask.ca.

June 26–28

2015 Ultrasound Bootcamp Part 2, Georgetown, Ontario: Three day intensive didactic and hands-on veterinary ultrasonography course. Designed to help further your knowledge and skills in effectively using ultrasound. Please see www.canadianveterinaryimaging.com or call 1-866-699-0917 for information or to register. To download the registration form, click here.

June 27

Advanced Nursing - Part Three: Toronto Airport West Hotel, 6750 Mississauga Rd., Mississauga, ON.
Join Andrea Steele, MSc, RVT, VTS(ECC), for Part Three of this three-part series. Part Three will build upon the concepts learned in Part Two. Lecture topics include: Complications of Intravenous Infusions and Medications, Advanced Blood Pressure Measurement, Oxygen, Yes, it is a drug, Gasping for Breath: Respiratory Emergencies, You can't prevent a hospital associated Infection, or Can You?, More Emergency and Critical Care Cases. This workshop is geared toward technicians. Veterinarians and Practice Managers are welcome to attend. For more information visit www.qualityceinc.com or call 905-660-8550.