Continuing Education
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Continuing Education

Our continuing education programs are available to veterinarians and veterinary technicians who want to stay apprised of the latest diagnostic and therapeutic techniques available to the profession.


Upcoming Lectures and Events

Our faculty provide continuing education lectures at regional Veterinary Medical Association conferences and events made possible with the support of various companies in the veterinary industry.

September 18, 2014 - Blacksburg, VA

Dr. Bess PierceLVT Continuing Education Lecture:
"Rehab Principles for Everyday Practice
"
by Bess Pierce, DVM, DABVP, DACVIM, DACVSMR
Associate Professor of Community Practice
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

  • Location:
    VMIA Classroom
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Registration: Contact Karen Whitt, LVT at 540-231-1775 or kdwhitt@vt.edu
  • Details: Lecture starts at 5:30 p.m.
    This talk is provided free of charge to LVTs

September 19, 2014 - Leesburg, VA

Continuing Education Event for Veterinary Technicians
Hosted by the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center

Lecture Subjects:

  • Dr. James Brown – Equine Sinus: What’s all the stink about
  • Dr. Harold McKenzie – Nutritional Support of the Sick Foal
  • Dr. Furr – The Neurologic Horse
  • Dr. Anne Desrochers – Endotoxemia 101
  • Dr. Kenneth Sullins – Equine Upper Airway Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Dr. Nathaniel White – Diagnosis and Treatment of Equine Colic

Location:
Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
Leesburg, Virginia

Registration: Contact Sharon Peart at 703-771-6842 or speart@vt.edu

Details: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Lobby of the Equine Medical Center
This event is equivalent to 6 CE contact hours.

September 24, 2014 - Virginia Beach, VA

Dr. Julie T. CecereDay-to-Day Small Animal Reproductive Encounters:
Update on Diagnoses and Treatments

by Julie T. Cecere, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACT

  • Location:
    Steinhilber's Restaurant
    Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Registration: Contact Amy Winemiller at 540-231-5825 or awinemiller@vt.edu
  • Details: Dinner at 6:30 p.m., lecture starting at 7 p.m.
    This event is equivalent to 1.5 CE contact hours.

September 30, 2014 - Winchester, VA

Dr. Sabrina L. Barry GI Surgery Tips and Tricks: From the Stomach to the Colon and
Laparoscopic-assisted GI Surgery

by Sabrina L. Barry, DVM, Diplomate ACVS-SA

October 1, 2014 - Frederick, MD

Dr. Sabrina L. Barry GI Surgery Tips and Tricks: From the Stomach to the Colon and
Laparoscopic-assisted GI Surgery

by Sabrina L. Barry, DVM, Diplomate ACVS-SA

  • Location:
    Dutch's Daughter
    Winchester, Virginia
  • Registration: Contact Amy Winemiller at 540-231-5825 or awinemiller@vt.edu
  • Details: Dinner at 6:30 p.m., lecture starting at 7 p.m.
    This event is equivalent to 1.5 CE contact hours.

October 22, 2014 - Lynchburg, VA

Current Therapy of Canine Heart Failure and
Congenital Heart Disease: A Brief Review

by Jonathan Abbott, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM

  • Location:
    Craddock Terry Hotel
    Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Registration: Contact Amy Winemiller at 540-231-5825 or awinemiller@vt.edu
  • Details: Dinner at 6:30 p.m., lecture starting at 7 p.m.
    This event is equivalent to 1.5 CE contact hours.

October 29, 2014 - Beckley, WV

Oncologic Cytology
by Kurt Zimmerman, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP: Clinical and Anatomic Pathology

  • Location:
    Pasquale’s
    Beckley, West Virginia
  • Registration: Contact Amy Winemiller at 540-231-5825 or awinemiller@vt.edu
  • Details: Dinner at 6:30 p.m., lecture starting at 7 p.m.
    This event is equivalent to 1.5 CE contact hours.

November 7 – 9, 2014 — Baltimore, MD

Potomac Regional Veterinary Conference
Hyatt Regency
Baltimore, MD

December 6, 2014 - Blacksburg, VA

Ultrasound Short Course for Veterinary Practitioners
Beginning to Intermediate Level

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Lecture (4 hours):

  • Machine basics
  • Normal and abnormal ultrasound appearance of liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, GI tract and adrenal glands

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wet Lab (4 hours):

  • There will be 6 stations using live dogs, with individual supervision by board certified radiologist and radiology residents (1 instructor for each US station).

Location:
Lectures will be held at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center

Wet labs will be held at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in the Multi-Disciplinary Lab

Registration: $699 registration fee includes lunch, breaks, and all workshop materials.
Download the flyer or contact Karen Whitt at 540-231-1775 or kdwhitt@vt.edu for more information

Details: This event is equivalent to 8 CE contact hours.

December 11 – 12, 2014 - Blacksburg, VA

Intermediate Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for Internal Medicine Residents
Designed for first-year medicine residents

Lecture (8 hours):

  • Examples of all common and many uncommon GI lesions
  • Endoscopic management of GI foreign bodies
  • Entering the duodenum: The final frontier
  • Endoscopic diagnosis of pyloric hypertrophy and lymphangiectasia
  • Endoscopic management of esophageal strictures
  • Review of recent GI endoscopic Veterinary literature

Laboratory (Two 4-hour sessions):

  • Gastroduodenoscopy and Colonoscopy in Dogs
  • Gastric foreign body retrieval Cleaning and disinfection demonstration

Location:
Lectures will be held at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center

Labs will be held at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in the Multi-Disciplinary Lab

Registration: $1649 registration fee includes lunch, breaks, and all workshop materials, plus the dinner / reception on December 11, 2014.
Download the flyer or contact Karen Whitt at 540-231-1775 or kdwhitt@vt.edu for more information

Details: This event is equivalent to 16 CE contact hours.