Continuing Education Webinar Series

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Sign up for our upcoming webinars or view recordings of past webinars on demand. All live and recorded webinars are free for HSVMA members and $49 each for non-members. A select number of archived webinars are also free to non-members (see listing below for Free Webinars).

All HSVMA webinars are RACE-approved for veterinary CE credits, except where noted.

Note: A one-year HSVMA membership at $49 for veterinarians and $20 for veterinary technicians includes the opportunity to participate in six live webinars per year, as well as unlimited access to recorded versions. JOIN NOW»

Upcoming Webinars

April 15, 2015
End of Life Care: Quality of Life Assessment and Hospice Care
Presenter: Dr. Page Yaxley, DVM, DACVECC

June 17, 2015
Rethinking Common Small Animal Chronic Pain Issues and Therapies
Presenter: Andrea Looney, DVM, DACVAA, CCRP, DACVSMR

September 16, 2015
Dealing with Stress in the Veterinary Profession
Presenter: Elizabeth B. Strand, PhD, LCSW

October 14, 2015
Nutrition: Fad vs. Science
Presenter: Cailin R. Heinze MS, VMD, DACVN

Archived Webinars

These recordings are available to current HSVMA members free of charge and to non-members for a $49 fee. JOIN NOW»

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The Veterinary Professional's Role in Dog Bite Prevention

Presented by Amy Marder, VMD, CAAB and Janis Bradley, MS

As veterinary professionals, we see dogs in what is often their most challenging setting. They often respond to restraint (with or without pain) by growling, snapping, snarling, and biting. Learn how you can help prevent these reactions by teaching them to accept frightening – and even unpleasant procedures – calmly and without restraint. Sign in to view»

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Surgery Not Required: Current and Future Options in Fertility Control of Dogs and Cats

Presented by G. Robert Weedon, DVM, MPH and Amy Fischer, PhD

Review recent advancements in non-surgical sterilization and its potential applications, the concerns regarding the health and behavioral aspects of non-surgical sterilization, and learn about Zeuterin™, the only FDA-approved sterilant for use in male dogs. Sign in to view»

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Separation Anxiety: Unsticking the Velcro™ Dog

Presented by Nicholas Dodman, BVMS, DACVB, DACVAA

Learn about the typical presentation of separation anxiety in dogs. In addition to the diagnosis, differential diagnosis, etiology, and clinical features of this hard-to-treat condition, treatment of separation anxiety—including pharmacotherapy—as well as realistic expectations of what can be achieved will be described in order that owners can be provided with an accurate prognosis.
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Staying Current with Farm Animal Welfare Issues: A Review of
the Science and Ethics

Presented by Barry Kipperman, DVM, DACVIM and Michael Blackwell, DVM, MPH

Explore conventional and modern definitions of animal welfare and societal changes that are driving legislation affecting farm animals. Research on the rationales, merits, and drawbacks of specific farming methods (including intensive confinement and antibiotic use) will also be reviewed.
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Creating a Cat-Friendly Practice

Presented by Elizabeth Colleran, DVM, MS, DABVP Feline

Learn how the unique nature of cats affects their experience in the veterinary setting, and get an overview of alterations that can be made in the small animal practice to better accommodate the needs of your feline patients. Sign in to view»

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Purebred Paradox: Disease Risks in Purebred Dogs and the Welfare Implications of Dog Breeding

Presented by Paula Kislak, DVM and Lorna Grande, DVM

A scientific analysis of breed specific problems and conditions that are of greatest concern to veterinary professionals are discussed in this webinar. Ideas for educating clients who breed dogs or are considering acquiring a purebred puppy are also introduced. Sign in to view»

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Dog Training: The Good, the Bad, and the Inhumane

Presented by Melissa Bain, DVM, DACVB, MS

Learn about reinforcement and punishment in dog training and how different tools are used in training so you can then identify trainers you would feel comfortable recommending to your clients. Sign in to view»

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Veterinary Needs of the Growing Population of Backyard Chickens:
Are You Prepared?

Presented by Lynne Luna DVM, MAM, DACPV

This webinar educates veterinarians on basic concepts of backyard poultry medicine that they may encounter in practice with the recent upswing in backyard urban poultry owners. Sign in to view»

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Sorting Through the Confusion: An Analysis of Spay/Neuter Research

Presented by Philip A. Bushby, DVM, MS, DACVS

Research reports on the effects of ovariohysterectomy and castration document many health benefits and certain specific health risks associated with these surgeries. This program is designed to make sense of the research. Sign in to view»

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The Tipping Point: The Fine Line Between Hoarders and Rescuers

Presented by Jyothi V. Roberston, DVM

This webinar presents basic instructions on how to recognize the most common signs of animal hoarding in a client situation. Sign in to view»

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Managing Your Digital Footprint: Maximizing Social Media for Veterinary Professionals

Presented by Brenda Tassava, CVPM, CVJ

Learn about the websites and social media platforms that can help you connect with pet owners, pet rescue organizations, and your veterinary colleagues while also getting the word out about your practice and showcasing your humane efforts and successes. View now»

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Just In Case: Essentials of Disaster Preparedness for Your Veterinary Clinic

Presented by Barry Kellogg, VMD

This webinar presents a basic overview of the nature and types of disasters based on real cases and a detailed look at how to prepare a veterinary clinic for a disaster. View now»

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What to Expect if You Report Suspected Animal Abuse or Neglect: Demystifying the Legal Process

Presented by Sherry Ramsey, Esq. and Lorna Grande, DVM

This webinar imparts basic knowledge of the legal process they can expect if they report suspected non-accidental injury or neglect of a patient. The veterinarian’s role in how that legal decision is made is also discussed. View now»

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Before the Rehabilitator Arrives: How to Provide Emergency Care to Wildlife Brought to Your Clinic or Shelter

Presented by Roberto Aguilar, DVM

This webinar provides basic instruction on how to provide emergency care for the most common injured and orphaned wildlife brought in to clinics or shelters. View now»

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Looking for Your First Job: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Presented by Gary Block, DVM, MS, DACVIM

This webinar provides veterinary students a helpful perspective about finding their first job after graduation. Questions that are addressed include: Should I consider an internship? What are the pros and cons of doing this? What factors should I consider when deciding which practice is the best fit for me? Where does animal welfare play a role in all of this? How about compensation and contracts? View now»

*This webinar is not CE-accredited.

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Curing the Litter Box Blues: Feline Elimination Disorders

Presented by Susan Krebsbach, DVM

This webinar addresses elimination disorders in felines including different types of disorders (inappropriate elimination versus marking), the causes, and the diagnosis and treatments in both the clinic and shelter settings. View now»

*This webinar is not CE-accredited.

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Fundamentals and Standards of Small Animal Field Surgery

Presented by Susan Monger, DVM and Richard Bachman, DVM

This webinar addresses the logistics and protocols for setting up a field surgery clinic and covers standards of care pertaining to a variety of protocols, including pre-operative care, analgesia, anesthesia, asepsis, recovery and patient aftercare. View now»

*This webinar is not CE-accredited.

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Making International Veterinary Aid Sustainable

Panelists: Drs. Susan Monger, Dave Turoff, Richard Bachman, and Bonnie Markoff

A seminar hosted by the International Animal Welfare Training Institute at UC Davis, featuring two HSVMA-RAVS veterinarians and a former HSVMA Leadership Council member. View now»

*This webinar is not CE-accredited.

Humane Society Academy Webinar Series

Humane Society Academy offers a variety of development opportunities for professionals, volunteers, and advocates in the field of animal protection. HSA offers free, innovative webinars, led by experts in the fields of animal policy and advocacy, animal welfare, humane education, leadership, shelter and volunteer management, and wildlife issues. All webinars are recorded and available after the live event. Other online offerings include self-paced and instructor-led courses and certificate programs.

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PetSmart Charities Webinars

Working with Veterinarians and Spay/Neuter Clinics

Presented by Susan Krebsbach, DVM (HSVMA Veterinary Advisor)

In this free course, you'll learn how to develop partnerships with veterinarians and spay/neuter clinics in your community, so you can provide better care to your community cats. You’ll learn:

  • How to educate veterinary professionals about TNR and community cat care
  • Understand why veterinarians and animal welfare groups are often at odds with each other
  • The benefits of working together
  • How to cultivate private practice veterinary professionals
  • Recruit veterinary volunteers


Note: You must create a free account in order to view this and other PetSmart Charities webinars.

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