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Select Topics in ECC and Internal Medicine

Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ

  • 12 Live Interactive CE Credit Hours
  • 12 Anytime On-Demand CE Credit Hours
  • Learners will explore relevant physiology, logical diagnostic investigations, and appropriate therapies for a variety of common diseases in the fields of emergency/critical care and internal medicine diseases that affect cats and dogs.

Agenda and learning objectives

Byers Shock in 2023 - 1 hour

  • Understand relevant pathophysiology of shock.
  • Review logical diagnostic investigation for shock patients.
  • Discuss appropriate therapies for patients in shock.

Byers Hyperadrenocorticism and Hypoadrenocorticism in 2023 - 3 hours

  • Understand relevant pathophysiology of hyperadrenocorticism.
  • Review logical diagnostic investigation for hyperadrenocorticism patients.
  • Discuss appropriate therapies for patients with hyperadrenocorticism.
  • Understand the pre-pill cortisol protocol.
  • Emphasize appropriate treatment of hyperadrenocorticism patients using practical cases.
  • Discuss concurrent management of hyperadrenocorticism and diabetes mellitus using practical cases.
  • Understand relevant pathophysiology of hypoadrenocorticism.
  • Review logical diagnostic investigation for hypoadrenocorticism patients.
  • Discuss appropriate therapies for patients with hypoadrenocorticism.

Byers Portal Vein Hypoplasia in 2023 - 1 hour

  • Understand relevant pathophysiology of portal vein hypoplasia.
  • Review logical diagnostic investigation for patients with portal vein hypoplasia.
  • Discuss appropriate therapies for patients with portal vein hypoplasia.

Byers AKI, CKD and Heatstroke in 2023 -3 hours

  • Understand relevant pathophysiology of AKI.
  • Review logical diagnostic investigation for AKI patients.
  • Discuss appropriate therapies for patients with AKI.
  • Understand relevant pathophysiology of CKD.
  • Review logical diagnostic investigation for CKD patients.
  • Discuss appropriate therapies for patients with CKD.
  • Understand relevant pathophysiology of heatstroke.
  • Review logical diagnostic investigation for heatstroke patients.
  • Discuss appropriate therapies for patients with heatstroke.

Byers DKA in Cats in 2023 - 1 hour

  • Understand relevant pathophysiology of DKA.
  • Review logical diagnostic investigation for DKA patients.
  • Discuss appropriate therapies for patients with DKA.

Byers Critical Cat and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in 2023 - 3 hours

  • Review basic life support (BLS) for cats.
  • Review advanced life support (ALS) for cats.
  • Review a logical approach to hypotension.
  • Review anatomic localization of dyspnea.
  • Review common thoracic traumatic injuries.
  • Be able to describe the difference in breathing pattern between obstructive and restrictive breathing patterns.
  • Understand relevant pathophysiology of abdominal compartment syndrome.
  • Review logical diagnostic investigation for abdominal compartment syndrome patients.
  • Discuss appropriate therapies for patients with abdominal compartment syndrome.

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Modern Veterinary Mentorship

Modern Mentorship Team:

Stijn Niessen, Internist and Director, VIN Veterinary Mentorship Academy

Yaiza Forcada, Internist and Director, VIN Veterinary Mentorship Academy

Lance Roasa, Veterinarian and Attorney, drip.vet co-founder

Bree Montana,Veterinarian and Certified Compassion Fatigue and Suicide Prevention Professional

Daniel Tipney, Training Director, VetLed, Head of Culture, Patient Safety and Human Factors

  • 9 Anytime On-Demand Hours
  • This course provides an in-depth look at what is needed to provide high-quality mentorship in the veterinary field; course tutors all have extensive experience and/ or training mentorship in the veterinary field. Both good mentorship theory and practice, including examples, will be discussed.

Agenda and learning objectives:

Establishing an Effective Mentor-Mentee Relationship - 1 hour

  • Define an effective mentor-mentor relationship.  
  • Understand the different types of mentorship described in the literature. 
  • Design a personalized mentorship program with structure and flexibility.

Establishing Boundaries in a Mentor-Mentee Relationship - 1 hour

  • Define the socratic method of teaching.
  • Explain how a reflective approach to teaching can encourage interaction and develop life-long learners. 
  • Describe how to use the socratic method and other reflective approaches while interacting with mentees.
  • Discuss ways to maintain personal boundaries for mentors and how not to overstep these boundaries.

Communication and Mentorship - 1 hour

  • Understand the communication needs of recent veterinary graduates. 
  • Describe how to properly conduct “Crucial Conversations” that are emotionally charged and high-stakes. 
  • Establish a relationship that invites communication through transparency. 

Tips on Mentorship from Past VIN Mentors Part 1 - 1 hour

  • Illustrate different ways to establish a mentor-mentee relationship. 
  • Describe and compare different approaches to mentorship and how each can be successful. 
  • Discuss ways to troubleshoot when the mentor-mentee relationship encounters roadblocks.

Introduction to Veterinary Human Factors - 1 hour

  • Explore the gap between possessing clinical skills and being able to deliver these skills to achieve the best patient outcomes.
  • Understand the significance of veterinary human factors and how non-technical skills can reduce errors and improve patient safety.
  • Visualize the connection between non-technical skills, wellbeing, systems/processes and organizational culture and the impact on clinical outcomes, team motivation and operational efficiency.
  • Understand the importance and impact of tools such as checklists, briefings and safety reporting systems.

The Serious Side of Mentorship: Mental Health and Suicide Awareness - 1 hour

  • Outline key indicators that show a lack of wellbeing and learn how to approach them with the mentee..
  • Describe how to approach a conversation about wellbeing and work-life balance. 
  • Discuss the importance of self care and different approaches to achieve it.
  • Review key aspects of suicide awareness for oneself and for others.

Tips on Mentorship from Past VIN Mentors Part 2 - 1 hour

  • Illustrate the different ways to establish a mentor-mentee relationship.  
  • Describe and compare different approaches to mentorship and how each can be successful. 
  • Discuss ways to troubleshoot when the mentor-mentee relationship encounters a roadblock. 

Overview of Mentoring Skills Training - 1 hour

  • Review the skill of active listening: listening with the intent to hear and not to reply.
  • Discuss how to ask the right questions: ascertaining, understanding and helping others. understand what they need to know. Use a structured framework to gauge an individual’s competence.
  • Illustrate how to Check in at a personal level and provide constructive feedback.
  • Understand emotional responses and their impact in clinical work, supporting interns to feel in control when things are out of control. 
  • Set objectives and follow up effectively: when to spoon-feed and when to encourage independence.

Workplace Culture - 1 hour

  • Understand the role of systems thinking: looking beyond the individual. 
  • Learn the essential aspects for a safety culture in practice.
  • Explore alternatives to blame culture.
  • Introduce of the concept of psychological safety. 
  • Balance learning with accountability when adverse events are reviewed.
  • Introduce learning beyond failure.

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Suicide Prevention, Mental Health and Well-Being for Veterinarians

Bree Montana, DVM, CCFP

  • 3 Live Interactive CE Credit Hours
  • 3 Anytime On-Demand CE Credit Hours
  • This course provides an in-depth understanding of the need to address veterinarians’ mental health and well-being. Learn about the importance of suicide awareness prevention and find out how to get help for someone in crisis.

Agenda and learning objectives

Suicide Awareness and Preventing Imminent Harm by Lethal Means - 1.5 hours

  • Understand the connection between the person who is in crisis and has access to lethal. means and attempted or completed suicide.
  • Understand and be able to characterize access to lethal means in various situations.
  • Be able to assess a person in crises’ access to lethal means.

Mental Health and Well-Being - 1.5 hours

  • Learn the symptoms of secondary traumatic stress and simple burnout.
  • Recognize the synergy between Compassion Fatigue and Burnout.
  • Learn the Ten characteristics of agile, healthy team culture for preventing Burnout.
  • Learn the Four steps of Professional Venting for treating and preventing Compassion Fatigue.
  • Understand and begin to practice Self Regulation.
  • Learn the Ten activities that you can use to infect your team with positivity.
  • Build your own CF Protection Toolkit.

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General Practice Fundamentals

Lance Roasa, DVM, JD

  • 8 Live Interactive CE Credit Hours
  • 8 Anytime On-Demand CE Credit Hours
  • This course is intended for recent graduates and veterinarians beginning in small animal general practice. We will cover the common conditions seen by veterinarians, everyday communications with clients, and the basics of routine surgery. Emphasis will be given to simplifying the diagnosis, treatment and procedures as well as the resources needed by practitioners.  

Agenda and learning objectives

Simplifying Diagnosis - 1 hour

  • Describe a simplified approach to cases and diagnosis.
  • List the diagnostic tests available in practice.
  • Understand common processes to simplify case management.

Common Conditions - 2 hours

Understand the diagnosis and treatment of otitis externa, aural hematoma and atopy.

  • Understand the diagnosis and treatment of common lamenesses, osteoarthritis and dental conditions. 
  • Understand the diagnosis and treatment of common conditions causing vomiting, diarrhea and anorexia.
  • Understand the diagnosis and treatment of coughing and cardiovascular conditions.
  • Understand the diagnosis and treatment of anaphylactic reactions, and toxicities.
  • Understand the diagnosis and treatment of trauma, seizures and lacerations.

What, When and How to Communicate Common Conditions - 3 hours

  • Understand the theory of creating prepared communications to clients for efficient and effective communication on common issues and conditions. 
  • Write and recite a common communication to clients for separation anxiety, aggression, scratching, and phobias. 
  • Write and recite a common communication to clients for vaccinations, deworming, wellness laboratory work and parasite control.
  • Write and recite a common communication to clients for nutrition, weight control, common nutritional supplements and alternative diets. 
  • Write and recite a common communication to clients on declawing and cosmetic surgeries. 
  • Write and recite a common communication to clients on routine surgeries such as ovariohysterectomy, castration and dental procedures. 
  • Write and recite a common communication to clients for atopy, allergies, and dermal disease, including treatments. 
  • Write and recite a common communication to clients on osteoarthritis, caudal cruciate ligament rupture, medial patellar luxation, intervertebral disk disease and soft tissue injuries.
  • Write and recite a common communication to clients on anal gland conditions and expression. 
  • Write and recite a common communication to clients on heart disease, murmurs and congenital conditions.

Routine Surgery and Tissue Handling - 2 hours

  • Describe a routine canine and feline ovariohysterectomy. 
  • Describe a routine canine and feline castration.
  • Describe routine tissue handling skills and suture patterns common to small animal practice.
  • Understand common dental procedures and oral surgery.
  • Describe a common mass removal procedure.

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Behavior in Everyday Practice: Step by Step of Managing Behavior Cases in Your Practice

Christine Calder, DVM, DACVB

  • 10 Live Interactive CE Credit Hours
  • 10 Anytime On-Demand CE Credit Hours
  • Behavior problems are common in veterinary patients. How to treat them can be a mystery. Many of these cases can be diagnosed and managed in general practice. In this series, you will learn how to recognize common behavior problems in canine and feline patients, collect and analyze a patient’s behavioral history, diagnose, and treat behavior problems in a general practice setting. 


Agenda and learning objectives

Getting Started in Behavior: Observations and Histories - 1 hour

  • Explore the fundamental principles related to the development of normal and abnormal behaviors in companion animals.
  • Outline feline and canine social behaviors and their impact on communication.
  • Gather and interpret a complete behavioral history.

Is this Behavioral or Medical? Creating Your Differential List - 1 hour

  • Create medical and behavioral differential list for common behavior problems encountered in companion animal species.
  • Explore the impact of pain in behavioral responses.
  • Explore the impact of underlying medical conditions on behavioral responses in both cats and dogs.

Developing a Behavioral Treatment Plan - 1 hour

  • Develop a treatment and behavior modification plan including management and medications.
  • Explore learning theory and its application in the treatment of behavior problems.
  • Explore how to form collaborative relationships with other behavioral professionals to provide support for clients and patients with behavior problems.

Behavioral Psychopharmacology - 1 hour

  • Explore medications used in the treatment of behavior problems in dogs and cats.
  • Outline the difference between situational and maintenance medications. When to choose and why. 
  • Develop a medication treatment plan for common behaviors encountered in general practice. 

Aggression in the Veterinary Hospital: Treating the Patient in Front of You - 1 hour

  • Explore the development of fear-conditioning in dogs and cats.
  • Develop individual treatment plans for patients that are fearful and anxious at the veterinary hospital.
  • Develop a medication protocol for patients fearful at the veterinary hospital.

Canine Aggression - 1 hour

  • Explore the factors that affect behavior including aggression in canine patients.
  • Develop a medical and behavioral differential list for canine aggression cases.
  • Develop a treatment plan including medications for canine aggression cases.

Feline Aggression - 1 hour

  • Explore the factors that affect behavior including aggression in feline patients.
  • Develop and medical and behavioral differential list for feline aggression cases.
  • Develop a treatment plan including medications for feline aggression cases.

Fears, Phobias, and Anxieties Disorders in Dogs and Cats - 1 hour

  • Outline the difference between canine and feline fear, anxiety, and phobias.
  • Develop a medical and behavioral differential list for fear and anxiety cases.
  • Develop a treatment plan including medications for fear and anxiety cases.

House Soiling in Cats - 1 hour

  • Outline the difference between Inappropriate Elimination (Toileting) and marking in cats.
  • Develop a medical and behavioral differential list for house soiling in cats.
  • Develop a treatment plan including medications for the treatment of house soiling in cats.

Prevention and Early Intervention for Behavior - 1 hour

  • Outline the fundamental principles related to the development of behaviors in companion animals and the importance of early intervention.
  • Explore communication options with clients regarding their pet’s behavior.
  • Develop educational resources for clients including puppy and kitten kindergarten classes.

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How does the bundle work?

Content from each Live Interactive webinar is remastered into high-quality individual daily video and audio “drips” of information. The drips are posted online as a new Anytime On-Demand course about one month after each webinar. The Anytime courses are supplemented with closed-captioning, color downloadable and printable study guides and transcripts. The video speed may be controlled to suit the learner. Learners have the option to go through the course at their own pace or to receive daily email drips for optimum retention of walking-around knowledge.

Schedule

Byers Shock in 2023 – 1 hour Live Interactive, 1/17/2023, 6 pm Pacific | 8 pm Central | 9 pm Eastern, Anytime On-Demand available 2/17/2023

Byers Hyperadrenocorticism and Hypoadrenocorticism in 2023 – 3 hours Live Interactive, 2/12/2023, 11 am Pacific | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern, Anytime On-Demand available 3/27/2023

Modern Veterinary Mentorship – 9 hours Anytime On-Demand, Available 2/14/2023

Suicide Prevention, Mental Health and Well-Being for Veterinarians 1 – 1.5 hours Live Interactive, 3/16/23, 5 pm Pacific | 7 pm Central | 8 pm Eastern

Suicide Prevention, Mental Health and Well-Being for Veterinarians 2 – 1.5 hours Live Interactive, 3/23/23, 5 pm Pacific | 7 pm Central | 8 pm Eastern

Byers Portal Vein Hypoplasia in 2023 - 1 hour Live Interactive, 4/25/2023, 6 pm Pacific | 8 pm Central | 9 pm Eastern, Anytime On-Demand available 5/25/2023

Byers AKI, CKD and Heatstroke in 2023 – 3 hours Live Interactive, 5/21/2023, 11 am Pacific | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern, Anytime On-Demand available 7/5/2023

General Practice Fundamentals – 8 hours Live Interactive, 6/21 - 22/2023 and 6/28 - 29/2023 2-hour segments each day, 9 am Pacific | 11 am Central | Noon Eastern, Anytime On-Demand available 8/16/2023

Behavior in Everyday Practice: Step by Step of Managing Behavior Cases in Your Practice – 10 hours Live Interactive, Conference, 7/29/2023 and 7/30/2023, Sessions start at 8 am Pacific | 10 am Central | 11 am Eastern each day.

Byers DKA in Cats in 2023 – 1 hour Live Interactive, 9/5/2023, 6 pm Pacific | 8 pm Central | 9 pm Eastern, Anytime On-Demand available 10/5/2023

Byers Critical Cat and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in 2023 – 3 hours Live Interactive, 10/22/2023, 11 am Pacific | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern, Anytime On-Demand available 12/6/2023






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