Continuing Education Courses

Course Catalog

AGILITY 2: Injuries in Agility Dogs/Health Needs Assessment

Course Description:
An overview of the types of injuries that are most common in agility dogs. How frequently do they occur? What are the general risk factors for injury? What types of injuries are most common? What are the chances of return to competition after a serious injury? How can the veterinarian maximize those chances for return to athletic activity? Discussion of survey results to provide insights into the biggest health concerns of today’s competitors. From what sources do agility competitors get health information? How much do they trust their veterinarian?
 
Live Webinar: Wed, August 10th, 2022 at 5:00PM PT (8:00PM Eastern Time)
 
This program has been approved for 1 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.
 
Type Audience Credits Price
Webinar
Veterinarians
Veterinary Techs
Veterinary Staff
Student
1.00 $40.00

AGILITY 3: Orthopedic Evaluation of Agility Dogs

Course Description:
Presenting complaints that might be unique to agility dogs such as “popping” weave poles, knocking bars, refusing to do individual obstacles, early take-off syndrome, or other poor performance situations. How does a veterinarian approach these problems including physical exam, orthopedic exam, review of videos, etc? When is referral or advanced imaging indicated? To whom should you refer? What is known about conditioning and rehabilitation from injuries? 
 
Live Webinar: Wed, September 14th, 2022 at 5:00PM PT (8:00PM Eastern Time)
Type Audience Credits Price
Webinar
Veterinarians
Veterinary Techs
Veterinary Staff
Student
Other
1.00 $40.00

AGILITY 4: Shoulder Injuries and Digit Injuries in Agility Dogs

Course Description:
An in-depth look at shoulder injuries and digit injuries in agility dogs. What types of injuries occur? What are the risk factors for injury? What factors influence likelihood of return to competition after digit amputation? What role do dew claws play in athletic function of agility dogs? What are the best options for treatment of shoulder injuries?
 
Live Webinar: Wed, October 12th, 2022 at 5:00PM PT (8:00PM Eastern Time)
Type Audience Credits Price
Webinar
Veterinarians
Veterinary Techs
Veterinary Staff
Student
Other
1.00 $40.00

AGILITY 5: Iliopsoas Injuries and CCLR in Agility Dogs

Course Description:
An in-depth look at iliopsoas muscle injuries and cruciate ligament rupture in agility dogs. How do you differentiate between these two common causes of hind limb lameness in agility dogs? What are current recommendations for rehabilitation after iliopsoas injury? What are the factors associated with increased or decreased risk of CCLR in agility dogs? Can a dog with CCLR return to high-level agility competition after TPLO or similar surgery? What is the prognosis after conservative or nonsurgical treatment? What factors are associated with successful return to competition?
 
Live Webinar: Wed, November 9th, 2022 at 5:00PM PT (8:00PM Eastern Time)
Type Audience Credits Price
Webinar
Veterinarians
Veterinary Techs
Veterinary Staff
Student
Other
1.00 $40.00

AGILITY 6: Working with the Traveling Competitor and Her Dogs

Course Description:
What are the unique veterinary needs of the competitor who travels extensively across the US or across the world to compete in agility and how can you, as their veterinarian, contribute to a safe travel plan? What are appropriate recommendations to prepare for travel via air or land with dogs of all sizes? How do you maintain biosecurity and infection control in diverse geographic areas? Is it appropriate to prescribe drugs such as metronidazole or carprofen “just in case” they’re needed?
 
Live Webinar: Wed, December 14th, 2022 at 5:00PM PT (8:00PM Eastern Time)
Type Audience Credits Price
Webinar
Veterinarians
Veterinary Techs
Veterinary Staff
Student
Other
1.00 $40.00