Courses

Course Catalog

ECC-8: Traumatic Brain Injury in Veterinary Patients

This is the Eighth Course in the Emergency and Critical Care Program!
 
ECC-8 Course Desription:  
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common emergency seen in private practice and can be a life threatening condition. Addressing this patients promptly and efficiently is essential to provide them with their best chances of survival. Often, referral is not possible and the primary veterinary attention will determine survival possibilities for the TBI patient, therefore; a good understanding of the pathophysiology and treatment for this condition is keen in the daily small animal practice. This course will be focused on learning to use a rational thinking process based on the pathophysiology of TBI in order to be more efficient in identifying and addressing the major points of a patient suffering from this condition in order to guarantee best possibilities of survival. We will discuss diagnostics, monitoring techniques, and treatment options available with the goal of making clinicians, technicians or students feel more comfortable with the emergency management of TBI. Furthermore, we will show how important it is to understand monitoring and progress beyond the initial treatment to offer a dynamic treatment plan in accordance to the changing metabolic and neurological needs of the TBI patient. 
 
Live Webinar: Wed, November 18th, 2020 at 6:00PM PT
Type Audience Credits Price
Webinar
Veterinarians
Veterinary Techs
Veterinary Staff
1.00 $25.00

Fall CE Event 2020 (Vet)

The Fall CE Event with be a virtual conference this fall!  The date is Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 from 8am-4pm.  You can get 7 CE credits by attending.  You can get an additonal 1 CE credit for FREE by attending the Bustad Lecture on Friday, Nov 13th, 2020.
 
Tracks include: Ag Animal, Equine, Small Animal and Technician
 
These are just some of our exciting invited speakers:
Dr. Sue Stover from UC Davis (Equine Track)
Dr. Joan Dean Rowe from UC Davis (Small Ruminant in the Ag Animal Track)
Dr. Katherine Pankratz from the Animal Behavior Clinic in Portland, OR (Small Animal Track)
 
 
Type Audience Credits Price
Conference
Veterinarians
7.00 $170.00

ECC-7: Stabilization of the Seizing Patient

This is the Seventh Course in the Emergency and Critical Care Program!
 
ECC-7 Course Desription:  
This course consists of a 50 minute review of the stabilization of the seizing patient from the emergency point of view. It will be focused on learning to use a rational thinking process in order to be more efficient for the survival of these patients. We will discuss diagnostics, monitoring techniques, and treatments options available with the goal of making clinicians, technicians or students feel more comfortable with the emergency management of these patients. Furthermore, we will show how important is to recognize and differentiate between seizures, tremors, syncopes or vestibular disease finalizing with some case scenario examples. Management of seizing patients can be very stressful, especially for owners, but this course will make those who encounter this situation feel more confident and secure when making clinical decisions about these patients.
 
Live Webinar: Wed, November 4th, 2020 at 6:00PM PT
Type Audience Credits Price
Webinar
Veterinarians
Veterinary Techs
Veterinary Staff
1.00 $25.00

The Ins and Outs of Megaesophagus: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management

Megaesophagus is the most common cause of regurgitation in dogs and can also be seen uncommonly in cats.  The disease offers many unique challenges in regards to its diagnosis and especially management.  This presentation goes through all aspects of canine and feline megaesophagus and provides a practical guide to help clinicians feel comfortable and confident in treating this challenging disease.    
Type Audience Credits Price
On Demand
Veterinarians
Veterinary Techs
Veterinary Staff
1.50 $37.00

ECC-1: Top Toxins: Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment in Small Animals

This is the First Course in the Emergency and Critical Care Program!
 
ECC-1: Toxicities are a common reason for emergency presentation for cats and dogs.  This case-based presentation will provide a general approach to all toxicity cases as well as in depth discussion of 5 of the most common toxicities.  Diagnosis, decontamination, and treatment will be presented specifically for NSAIDs, marijuana, chocolate, xylitol, and anti-coagulant rodenticides.
 
Live Webinar: Wed, April 29th, 2020 at 6:00PM PST
Type Audience Credits Price
On Demand
Veterinarians
Veterinary Techs
Veterinary Staff
1.00 $25.00

ECC-2: Controversies in the Acute Assessment and Management of Trauma

This is the Second Course in the Emergency and Critical Care Program!
 
Title: Controversies in the Acute Assessment and Management of Trauma in Small Animals
 
ECC-2: Trauma occurs commonly in small animal patients and may vary widely in severity. In this presentation, we will discuss initial triage, assessment, and stabilization of trauma cases.  We will provide practical tips for common types of trauma.  We will also discuss some of the controversies in management including fluid types, fluid rates, use of steroids, when antibiotics are indicated, and approach to the pet with non-responsive shock. 
 
Live Webinar Recorded On: May 20th, 2020
Type Audience Credits Price
On Demand
Veterinarians
Veterinary Techs
Veterinary Staff
1.00 $25.00

ECC-4: Bedside Abdominal Ultrasound

This is the 4th Course in the Emergency and Critical Care Program!
 
ECC-4: Cage side abdominal ultrasound it is used every day in the emergency setting. It is very helpful as part of the        triage and also as a diagnostic tool. This session is intended to present the base of cage side abdominal ultrasound, normal and abnormal findings and most common differentials. After this session we hope you will feel comfortable to use your cage side abdominal ultrasound in your daily emergencies and will help you guide your patient stabilization, diagnostic and treatment plan!
Type Audience Credits Price
On Demand
Veterinarians
Veterinary Techs
Veterinary Staff
1.00 $25.00

ECC-5: Thoracic Point of Care Ultrasound

This is the Fifth Course in the Emergency and Critical Care Program!
 
ECC-5: Thoracic point of care ultrasound it is used every day in the emergency setting. It is very helpful as part of the triage and also as a diagnostic tool. This webinar is intended to present the base of thoracic point of care ultrasound, normal and abnormal findings and most common differentials. We will also touch base on how to perform a pericardiocentesis. We hope that after this session you will feel ready and confident to use your thoracic point of care ultrasound on your daily emergencies and will help you with your patient stabilization, diagnosis and treatment.
 
 
Type Audience Credits Price
On Demand
Veterinarians
Veterinary Techs
Veterinary Staff
1.00 $25.00

ECC-6: Approach to Arrhythmias and ECG Interpretation in the Emergency Room

This is the 6th Course in the Emergency and Critical Care Program!
 
ECC-6: When you are working as an emergency clinician, you frequently encounter arrhythmias. When you see arrhythmias on your ECG monitor, it can be pretty scary. You start thinking that your patient will die soon.  You want to intervene to reverse the arrhythmia, but often times you don’t know what to do. Actually some arrhythmias don’t need any treatment at all even though They look really scary on your monitoring machine.
 
This course will cover the more common arrhythmias you can see in your practice. It will also cover which arrhythmias need immediate intervention or need no intervention at all.  Treatment of arrhythmias will also be discussed.
 
This course will not only be helpful to the emergency veterinarian but also to the general practitioner as arrhythmias can occur in many situations!
 
Live Webinar: Wed, September 16th, 2020 at 6:00PM PT
Type Audience Credits Price
Webinar
Veterinarians
Veterinary Techs
Veterinary Staff
1.00 $25.00

Canine Hyperadrenocorticism Part 1: Identification and Diagnosis

Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s disease) is seen commonly in our canine patients.  This 2 part presentation will guide general practitioners through the process of diagnosis and treating Cushing’s disease and includes answers to commonly asked questions, step by step guidance on interpreting diagnostics, as well as up to date information on treatment options. 
Type Audience Credits Price
On Demand
Veterinarians
Veterinary Techs
Veterinary Staff
1.00 $25.00

Canine Hyperadrenocorticism Part 2: Treatment

Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s disease) is seen commonly in our canine patients.  This 2 part presentation will guide general practitioners through the process of diagnosis and treating Cushing’s disease and includes answers to commonly asked questions, step by step guidance on interpreting diagnostics, as well as up to date information on treatment options. 
 
 
Type Audience Credits Price
On Demand
Veterinarians
Veterinary Techs
Veterinary Staff
1.00 $25.00

SDMA Clinical Utility in Small Animal Medicine

SDMA is a widely available commercial test that has revolutionized how we detect kidney disease in small animal veterinary medicine.  Despite SDMA’s success in measuring/estimating a decreased GFR, we must remain diligent in our practices to appropriately use this biomarker in regards to our patients’ healthcare. During this course we will discuss the origin, science and literature available in regards to the veterinary use of SDMA, then we will discuss several clinical cases in which SDMA values may or may not have helped in achieving an accurate diagnosis.
Type Audience Credits Price
On Demand
Veterinarians
Veterinary Techs
Veterinary Staff
1.00 $25.00

AVOID CAT'TASTROPHE: Updates on Anesthesia & Analgesia for Cats

Cats present some unique anesthetic & analgesic challenges and are at higher risk than dogs for anesthesia-related mortality. Small body size, fight/flight tendencies and species-specific responses to drugs can complicate feline anesthesia and analgesia. Addressing specific cat concerns can make anesthesia safer and analgesia more effective. Cat-specific anesthetic and pain management drugs and techniques, along with updates on feline-specific literature and new drugs are covered in this 95 minute On-Demand course.
Type Audience Credits Price
On Demand
Veterinarians
Veterinary Techs
Veterinary Staff
2.00 $50.00

Preventing Spread of Nosocomial Infections in Small Animal Practices

Veterinarians are increasingly aware of infectious disease risks in their patients, and nosocomial infections are at the top of the list. This On-Demand lecture aims to provide the small animal clinician with some basics to develop your own infection control program. Topics to be covered include the most frequent nosocomial agents, transmission prevention, cleaning and disinfection, protocol development, surveillance, and communication approaches.
Type Audience Credits Price
On Demand
Veterinarians
Veterinary Techs
Veterinary Staff
1.00 $25.00

Pain Management Certificate Program - Bundle

Drs. Tamara Grubb and Stephen Greene present a series of courses to provide a complete exploration of pain management concepts and techniques.  This program is composed of the eight individual modules and awards 10 credits as participants progress through the modules.
Type Audience Credits Price
On Demand
Veterinarians
Veterinary Techs
10.00 $225.00

PMCP 1: Assessing Pain in Animals

In this first module of the Pain Management Certificate Program, Dr. Tamara Grubb presents an hour long discussion on multiple assessment scales and how to properly assess pain using those scales.
Type Audience Credits Price
On Demand
Veterinarians
Veterinary Techs
1.00 $25.00

PMCP 2: Pain Physiology

In this second module of the Pain Management Certificate Program, Dr. Stephen Greene presents a 50 minute discussion on the physiology of pain, the five sites of analgesic action and distinguishing pain types.
Type Audience Credits Price
On Demand
Veterinarians
Veterinary Techs
1.00 $25.00

PMCP 3: Analgesics for Acute Pain in Dogs and Cats

In this third module of the Pain Management Certificate Program, Dr. Tamara Grubb presents an hour long discussion on acute pain in addition to new and established drug therapy options.
Type Audience Credits Price
On Demand
Veterinarians
Veterinary Techs
1.00 $25.00

PMCP 4: Chronic Pain: Pathology and Treatment

In this fourth module of the Pain Management Certificate Program, Dr. Tamara Grubb presents a 90 minute discussion on chronic pain pathology and treatment.
Type Audience Credits Price
On Demand
Veterinarians
Veterinary Techs
1.50 $37.50

PMCP 5: Analgesia Drop by Drop: Constant Rate Infusions Made Easy

In this fifth module of the Pain Management Certificate Program, Dr. Tamara Grubb presents a 75 minute overview of constant rate infusions and how you can utilize them in your practice.
Type Audience Credits Price
On Demand
Veterinarians
Veterinary Techs
1.50 $37.50

PMCP 6: Local/Regional Anesthesia in Dogs & Cats

In this sixth module of the Pain Management Certificate Program, Dr. Tamara Grubb presents a 90 minute overview of local and regional anesthesia and how you can utilize them in your practice.
Type Audience Credits Price
On Demand
Veterinarians
Veterinary Techs
1.50 $37.50

PMCP 7: The Scientific Basis for Acupuncture

In this seventh module of the Pain Management Certificate Program, Dr. Stephen Greene presents a 50 minute discussion on the effects of acupuncture on the tissues, immune system, and the nervous system.
 
Type Audience Credits Price
On Demand
Veterinarians
Veterinary Techs
1.00 $25.00

PMCP 8: Case Based: Tools for Developing Analgesic Protocols

In this eigth, and final, module of the Pain Management Certificate Program, Drs. Tamara Grubb and Stephen Greene present a 90 minute discussion of tools designed to help develop analgesic protocols for every patient through case examples.
Type Audience Credits Price
On Demand
Veterinarians
Veterinary Techs
1.50 $37.50

Proper Planning and Execution in Oncologic Surgery

Proper planning optimizes success in oncologic surgery, while inadequate planning can result in recurrence of a tumor more aggressive than the original. We will discuss selection and prioritization of steps involved in working up an oncology patient (including staging and grading), the decision process for when to take incisional vs. excisional biopsies, guidelines for achieving margins on common tumor types like mast cell tumors and soft tissue sarcomas, and steps to minimize tumor seeding.
Type Audience Credits Price
On Demand
Veterinarians
1.00 $25.00