Flex Forecast: May 2023

dvm360dvm360 May 2023
Volume 54
Issue 5
Pages: 6

dvm360 Flex™ empowers learners with a 360-degree solution for flexible learning anytime, anywhere—in print, on-demand, live, and in person for convenient learning with you in mind!

Continuing education (CE) opportunities can be found on our online dvm360 Flex™ platform.

Participants can engage, learn, and earn CE credit with interactive live webinars and independent on-demand programs moderated by veterinarians. Webinars are perfect for collaborative, highly engaged multimodal learners. Here are a few that recently launched on demand:

On-demand webinars

Health Trends in Brachycephalic Breeds

  • Specialty: Genetics/General Practice
  • Speaker: Jules Benson, BVSc, MRCVS
  • Sponsored: Nationwide
  • Race-approved: 1.00 CE Credit Hour

With brachycephalic breeds like French bulldogs, boxers, and English bulldogs routinely included in most popular breed lists in the US, the only thing more common than treating them in your practice may be strong feelings about their health. This session will provide newly published insights into diseases of brachycephalic dogs, offering a data-informed approach to brachycephalic disease awareness, education, and management.

To view this webinar, go here.

Thinking About Supplements for the Canine Behavior Patient

  • Specialty: Behavior/Nutrition
  • Speaker: Donna M. Raditic, DVM, CVA, ACVIM (Nutrition)
  • Sponsored: Standard Process
  • Race-approved: 1.00 CE Credit Hour

Studies of dogs with behavior issues have reported gut dysfunctions and dysbiosis. If you think about it, how friendly and engaging are you when you are suffering from gastrointestinal upsets? This area of research is now termed the gut-brain axis. Using case examples, learn about the gut-brain axis and how to apply supplement strategies to canine behavior patients.

To view this webinar, go here.

Understanding Client Motivations Behind Feeding a Raw or Fresh Food Diet

  • Specialty: Nutrition
  • Speaker: Lindsay Meyers, BS CVT; and James Templeman, PhD
  • Sponsored: Primal Pet Foods
  • Race-approved: 1.00 CE Credit Hour

This course reviews why clients are electing to feed more expensive, less convenient options for their pets – namely fresh food diets. We will discuss the available literature that may support the anecdotal results of raw or fresh food diets.

To view this webinar, go here.

Show Me the Data! A Look at Real-world Clinical Performance and Outcomes of Liquid Biopsy Testing for Cancer Detection in 1,500 Dogs

  • Specialty: Oncology
  • Speaker: Allison O’Kell, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)
  • Sponsored: PetDx
  • Race-approved: 1.00 CE Credit Hour

This session will review data from a cohort of 1500 consecutive liquid biopsy tests received for commercial testing at one clinical laboratory, and will include a discussion of ordering patterns, positivity rates, and patient outcome data, along with how this data can be used to discuss liquid biopsy testing with clients. A series of interesting case studies will be presented, exploring the use of this testing in a variety of clinical settings.

To view this webinar, go here.

Podcast CE

Now you can listen, learn, and earn 0.25 RACE-approved CE credit with The Vet Blast Podcast! It’s a great way to capture valuable soundbites that you can apply within your practice. Tune in to our premier podcast CE, “Why Tapeworms Matter” featuring Susan E. Little, DVM, PhD, DACVM. You’ll learn the importance of tapeworm infections to pets and pet parents, including the disconnect between how our profession traditionally views tapeworms and many clients feel about them. Plus, hear about new strategies to identify and control tapeworm infections.


We’re also bringing new insights to the forefront of veterinary medicine with VetXChange™—our new clinical interchange CE program for earning 0.50 RACE®- approved CE credit. View our premier episode featuring guest, Christopher W. Shapley, DVM, CVA, CVCH. You’ll learn the use of alternative medicine, specifically traditional Chinese veterinary medicine, for the supportive care of patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation as well as standalone treatment of cancer with the use of acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulations.

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