Continuing Education & Upcoming Events
All On-line CE Accepted for 2020 and 2021
Per the NCVMB
In response to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, the Governor’s state of emergency orders and stay at home orders, the NCVMB will suspend the requirement that only 6 hours of CE may be obtained via online learning. Therefore, for the years 2020/2021, Registered Veterinary Technicians may obtain their CE completely online/virtually (both interactive and non-interactive) if necessary to complete their required hours.
As a reminder, as part of the 12 hours of CE requirement, 2 hours must be dedicated to controlled substance CE.
Does your facility have CE that it would like to offer to other technicians and assistants? Do you know of any CE opportunities in your area? How about RACE approved CE? What about any fun and exciting fundraising events? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get them posted!!
Please keep in mind to check with the NC Veterinary Medical Board for prior approval of any CE you are looking to attend in a different state. If the CE is local, make sure it was approved by the NC Veterinary Medical Board.
CE Requirements for Veterinary Technicians:
Continuing Education: Proof of twelve (12) hours required every two (2) years - Six (6) on-line hours of training will be accepted during each renewal, however, three (3) of those hours will need to be 'interactive'.
Beginning in 2020, renewals will require two (2) hours of CE on the 'abuse of controlled substances'. For technicians, CE needs to be obtained in 2018 or 2019 for the 2020/2021 renewal.
Monthly Webinars are available free of charge for members of NCAVT.
We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all of the amazing speakers who have made this possible!
Please remember to sign in via the Zoom Chat function to obtain CE credit for attending.
NCAVT MONTHLY WEBINARS
OCTOBER 2021 WEBINAR
A Fear Free Visit: Plan for Comfort
Tabitha Kucera, RVT, CCBC, KPA-CTP
October 12th, 2021, 7pm
The sensory perception of dogs and cats is different from a human’s perception. They can be more sensitive to environmental stimuli than we are. We must take this into consideration as we cultivate our hospital atmosphere and culture. This session will discuss practical tips and items that can be used immediately to create a calm and inviting environment for each individual client and patient.
APRIL 2020 WEBINAR
Rehabilitate Your Protocols: Rehab Tips for the General Practice
Heather Hopkinskon, RVT, VTS-EVN, CCRP
April 21, 2020 7:30pm
This lecture will discuss the use of rehabilitation techniques in general practice.
We will go over the whys, the whens, and the hows as well as home therapy plans and their benefits.
MAY 2020 WEBINAR
Basic Principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Veterinary Technicians
Bobbie Aldridge, RVT
May 19th, 2020 7:30pm
This lecture will cover the beginnings of Chinese Veterinary Medicine that include Wu Xing (5 Element Theory), Yin Yang Theory (Theory of Opposites), and how Chinese Medicine is used in Veterinary Practice. We will discuss the 4 branches of Chinese Veterinary Medicine: Acupuncture, Herbal Therapy, Food Therapy, Tui Na. Case studies will be included as well as information about the Chinese Veterinary Medicine Technician Program at the Chi Institute.
JUNE 2020 WEBINAR
Good Morning Sunshine: Anesthesia Recovery Best Practices
Heather Sidari, RVT, VTS-Anesthesia
June 17th, 2020 7:30pm
The recovery period of anesthesia is a crucial time in the anesthetic experience. Often overlooked, recovery complications can happen. In this lecture, we will discuss what we can do as a team to help prevent recovery complications and how to prepare for them. Common recovery ailments will be reviewed along with breed specifications.
JULY 2020 WEBINAR
Sink Your Teeth Into Home Dental Care
Dr. Lauren W Johnson
July 21st, 2020 7:30pm
This presentation will discuss the benefits of the different modalities of home dental care (tooth brushing, dental chews, water additives and dental diets), how to critically evaluate your product selections (including information on the VOHC seal), as well as tips for developing your hospital's home dental care program and increasing client compliance.
OCTOBER 2020 WEBINAR
Feeding Tubes: Helpful Tools in Supportive Care
Patricia Secoura, RVT, VTS-SAIM
October 13th, 2020 7:30pm
This presentation will discuss the types of feeding tubes used, including naso-gastric, naso-esophageal, esophageal, PEG, and the various types of low profile PEG tubes. The indications and contraindications of each type will be discussed, including possible complications. Furthermore, the care and use of each type will also be described.
NOVEMBER 2020 WEBINAR
Controlled Substances 101: How and Why You Must Comply
November 5th, 2020 7:00pm
This 2 hour RACE Approved CE meets the opioid CE requirement for Technicians and DVMs. This lecture will cover compliance awareness, simplification of controlled substance record keeping and inventory, signs of addiction and abuse, security measurements, and DEA audit preparedness.
This CE is available for free for NCAVT members and is available to non-members for $45.
DECEMBER 2020 WEBINAR
Mental Wellness Balance of Work and Life for the Veterinary Technician
Meri Wickenhofer, MSW, LCSW-A, LCAS-A
December 8th, 2020 7:30pm
This presentation will discuss burnout, compassion fatigue, and how the emotional distress may present within different individuals . This lecture will share tools and strategies to support enhanced well-being.
JANUARY 2021 WEBINAR
How to Combat Weight Loss and Vomiting in Feline Chronic Enteropathy
Dr. Katie Tolbert.
January 12th, 2021 7:30pm
The link between malnutrition and increased morbidity is well-established for humans with chronic intestinal diseases. The consequence of malnutrition and unintended weightloss in feline enteropathy is underexplored but is also likely associated with a poorer prognosis and reduction in quality of life. If left untreated, malnutrition and unintended weight loss in cats with chronic enteropathy could result in sarcopenia, immunosuppression, and exacerbation of intestinal inflammation, in addition to other sequela. There can be many reasons for unintended weight loss in cats with intestinal disease. For this reason, the veterinary team must develop an individualized therapeutic plan for each feline patient to address malnutrition, unintended weight loss, and other signs such as vomiting with the goal of long-term quality of life for the cat and their caregiver. In this one-hour seminar, a case example will be used to frame the discussion of an individualized nutritional and pharmacologic approach used to combat weight loss and vomiting in cats with chronic enteropathies.
FEBRUARY 2021 WEBINAR
Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine - Combating Racism in Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Allen Cannedy
February 17th 2021 7pm
This presentation will discuss ways to combat racism in veterinary medicine and ways to make the veterinary field an inclusive space for all.
MARCH 2021 WEBINAR
The Veterinary Professionals Role in Honey Bee Health
Dr. Tyler Brady, DVM
March 16th 2021 7pm
This presentation will discuss industry standards of beekeeping, the importance of honey bees and their agricultural role, and the honey bee's role in the One Health Initiative.
APRIL 2021 WEBINAR
Introduction to the NC Veterinary Response Corps and Animal Response During Disasters
Dr. Anna Allen, DVM
April 13th, 2021 7pm
Participants attending this webinar will gain an understanding of the requirements for becoming a volunteer member of the NC Veterinary Response Corps and the type of work they may be asked to do as a member. Attendees will also learn how animal response fits into the entire disaster response. Participants will learn the basic methods and resources for how to set up and operate a disaster companion animal shelter.
MAY 2021 WEBINAR
The Role of the Veterinary Technician in a Wildlife Rehab Center
Halley D. Buckanoff, BS, CVT, CWR
May 11th, 2021 7pm
Participants attending this webinar will learn more about the many requirements and unique challenges of Veterinary Technicians working in Zoological and Wildlife medicine. Halley Buckanoff is currently employed at the North Carolina Zoo’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center overseeing rehabilitation practices, center operations, and mentoring of more than 150 volunteers and interns. A graduate from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, Halley is a Certified Veterinary Technician and Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator with 15+ years of emergency, exotic, zoo and wildlife medicine and husbandry experience. She has completed graduate level course work in animal population management and animal nutrition. She’s an experienced field biologist mist-netting, trapping, banding, tracking and radio-collaring birds; currently holding a USFW banding permit and conducting post-release survival studies on commonly rehabilitated backyard birds.
JUNE 2021 WEBINAR
A Proactive Approach to Canine Osteoarthritis
Saleema Lookman, RVT
June 15th, 2021 7pm
Participants attending this webinar will learn more about their role in Canine Osteoarthritis. As a veterinary technician, you play an important role in helping to recognize the early signs of osteoarthritis (OA) in your canine patients as well as educating dog owners about this common joint disease. By proactively observing your patients and engaging with clients, you can help dog owners understand why routine OA exams are essential and help more dogs get the treatment they need. This session will pair technical information on the disease state with communication tools and techniques so that veterinary technicians will leave this presentation feeling empowered in their observations and conversations with the veterinarian and pet owners.
JULY 2021 WEBINAR
Career Options for Veterinary Technicians in Biomedical Research
Amanda Dillard, RVT
July 12th, 2021 7pm
Participants attending this webinar will learn more about career opportunities for Veterinary Technicians in Biomedical Research.
AUGUST 2021 WEBINAR
Dr. David Scott, DVM
August 9th 2021, 7pm
Participants attending this webinar will learn more about Avian Hematology as presented by Dr. David Scott who is currently the staff veterinarian for the Carolina Raptor Center where he oversees the care of up to 1000 birds of prey each year.
SEPTEMBER 2021 WEBINAR
Feline Oral Disease
Jeannie Losey, RVT, VTS (Dentistry)
September 14th 2021, 7pm
This oral presentation goes over common and uncommon oral disease seen in cats. Attendees will become familiar with the common client complaints, signs, diagnostics, and treatment choices. Attendees will learn the different classes of resorptive lesions and how through the use of dental radiographs the appropriate treatment can be determined. This presentation will also go over the top three feline oral neoplasms and what that means for the patient and owner.
Note - Events Listed Below Are Not Sponsored BY NCAVT Unless Noted
Please check with the event host for further details about these opportunities
IVECCS - International Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Symposium
September 12-14 / Online
St. Louis, Missouri
NCVC - North Carolina Veterinary Conference
On Demand / Online
Raleigh, North Carolina
Veterinary Specialty Center - Oncology Webinar
February 28th 9am-12pm CST