General Practice Fundamentals
Live Interactive webinars plus Anytime On-Demand courses
Presented by drip.vet
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
Taught by Lance Roasa, DVM, MS, JD with assistance from Drew Olson, DVM, Steve Kellner, paralegal and other subject matter experts.
This course is intended for recent graduates and early career veterinarians in small animal general practice. We will review common conditions seen by veterinarians, everyday communications with clients, and basics of routine surgery. Emphasis will be given to simplifying the diagnosis, treatment and procedures as well as the resources needed by all practitioners.
- The Live Interactive webinars deliver 8 CE credit hours and the Anytime On-Demand courses deliver an additional 8 CE credit hours. Click here for information about RACE approval; CE certificates for both Live Interactive and Anytime On-Demand credit; and drip.vet learning methodology.
Agenda and learning objectives
Simplifying the Diagnosis - 1 hour
Otitis externa, aural hematoma and atopy, common lameness, osteoarthritis and dental conditions, common conditions causing vomiting, diarrhea and anorexia, coughing and cardiovascular conditions, anaphylactic reactions, and toxicities, and trauma, seizures and lacerations.
What, When and How to Communicate Common Conditions with Clients - 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, vaccinations, deworming, wellness laboratory work and parasite control, nutrition, weight control, common nutritional supplements and alternative diets, declawing and cosmetic surgeries, routine surgeries such as ovariohysterectomy, castration and dental procedures, atopy, allergies, and dermal disease, including treatments, osteoarthritis, caudal cruciate ligament rupture, medial patellar luxation, intervertebral disk disease and soft tissue injuries, anal gland conditions and expression, and heart disease, murmurs and congenital conditions.
Routine Surgery and Tissue Handling - 2 hours
Describe and understand:
Routine canine and feline ovariohysterectomies, routine canine and feline castration, routine tissue handling skills and suture patterns common to small animal practice, common dental procedures and oral surgery, and common mass removal procedures.