Get back to school with dvm360 Flex™ continuing education


A look at dvm360®'s upcoming August CEs and events

It is back to school for primary, secondary, and university students, and a great reminder for veterinary professionals to do the same. Whether you are earning another specialty degree or acquiring certifications, ongoing continuing education is a quick way to apply those new learnings within your practice today. With that in mind, dvm360 Flex™ is launching Fast Flex™, a new, 30-minute live and on-demand webinar for veterinarians and technicians to quickly earn up to .5 credit hours. Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, will present What To Do About Tooth Resorptions? August 19. Register for this dentistry live webinar here. Plus, check out our upcoming August CE events below.

Live webinars

Register for these upcoming live webinars and save the date on your calendar. Can’t make these dates? All our webinars are accessible on-demand within a week after the live event. Learners can register for an account at dvm360 Flex™ to access.

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Urine Culture Shock! - Updates on the Diagnosis and Treatment of UTI in Dogs and Cats

We will take a uropathogen centered approach to gain a better appreciation for the bacteria that cause UTI and the drugs that can kill them! A review of the results of a study entitled “Comparison of a Chromogenic Urine Culture Plate System (UTid+) and Conventional Urine Culture for Canine and Feline Specimens” will also be included.

Faculty: Stephen Cole, VMD, MS, DACVM

When: August 3, 2022 at 7:00 PM EST

Sponsor: Vetrimax

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Phosphate Binders: The Good, The Bound and the Ugly

This presentation will focus on the history of Phosphate Binder Medication development, dating back to the late 1960s, with an overview of each class of Phosphate Binder product manufactured, as to the designed commitment of its efficacy in the control of Hyperphosphatemia, and its ability to match the clinical assignment of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism regulation.

Faculty: Jerry A. Thornhill, DVM, DACVIM

When: August 10, 2022 at 7:00 PM EST

Sponsor: Nutramax

Specialty: General Practice

Debunking Pet Insurance

Recommending pet insurance for your clients can be overwhelming for both you and your client. Learn the various types of pet insurance providers, policy types, and benefits for pet owners and the veterinary practice, including the resources you need to make the best recommendation for your clients.

Faculty: Matthew McGlasson DVM, CVPM

When: August 11, 2022 at 7:00 PM EST

Sponsor: Nationwide

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Non-antibiotic Therapy in Diarrhea

Antibiotics are no longer commonly used for treatment of acute and chronic diarrhea due to their adverse effects on the gut microbiome and risks for propagating antimicrobial resistance. We will focus on causes for acute/chronic diarrhea and the use of diet, probiotics/synbiotics, immunosuppressive therapy (with intestinal biopsy), as well as other novel treatment options in managing these patients.

Faculty: Karin Allenspach,, FVH, PhD, Dipl. ECVIM-CA, FHEA, AGAF, professor of Internal Medicine and Translational Health, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine

When: August 18, 2022 at 7:00 PM EST

Sponsor: Vetoquinol

On-demand webinars

Did you know that all our live webinars are also accessible on-demand 1 week after they go live via dvm360 Flex™? Here is what's newly launched.

Specialty: Internal Medicine

The Wave of the Future: In-Clinic PCR Diagnosis

Faculty: Jane Sykes BVSc (Hons), PhD, MBA, DACVIM (SAIM)

This course will provide background information on the difficulties of accurately diagnosing urinary tract infections with conventional technologies. Also, the course will provide background information on the rising threat of antimicrobial resistance. This will be followed by an overview of PCR and how genomic testing can be used by veterinarians to make rapid evidence-based decisions in the clinic by utilizing a new technology that rapidly screens for 10 common pathogens and 33 markers for antimicrobial resistance factors. Data will be presented on a prospective multi-center study using this new technology that involved processing urine samples collected from animals with suspected urinary tract infections.

Sponsor: Lexagame

Specialty: Integrative Medicine

Standards of Care for the Use of Veterinary Cannabis

Faculty: Robert J. Silver, DVM, MS

Cannabis and CBD are now available to pet owners nationwide in over half of the United States. A pet parent can pick up an edible from a dispensary and send their dog straight to the ER! However, veterinarians have been cautioned about discussing or recommending cannabis and CBD by the AVMA and most state veterinary boards.

This class will present standards for the selection of products that are safe and meet label claims for potency; discuss the safe limits of use and doses of CBD based on published safety studies in the dog and provide a logical framework for dosing based on published studies and observations by veterinarians.

Sponsor: Nationwide

Specialty: Nutrition

The “Just Feed Less” Myth for Weight Management

Faculty: Laura Gaylord, DVM, DACVN (Nutrition)

Often veterinarians are recommending to “just feed less” to their clients suffering from obesity which can result in pet owners inappropriately reducing foods not intended for weight management, potentially causing deficient nutrient intakes, hungry pets, and ultimately failure in successfully managing the pet’s weight and body condition. Proactively identifying at-risk pets for overweight/obesity, feeding appropriate diets and amounts, monitoring our patients carefully and providing client support can help turn around the pet obesity epidemic.

Sponsor: Virbac

Specialty: Practice Management

Building Successful Associate Veterinarian Relationships

Faculty: Brian C. Conrad, CVPM

Whether it is a new grad or a 15-year veteran, implement these steps to grow and solidify a healthy relationship that in turn will help with a healthy bottom line. The DVM shortage is real. Attract and keep the talent you want.

Sponsor: Vetoquinol

Specialty: Internal Medicine

CIV: What Use is a Vaccine in the Midst of an Outbreak?

Faculty: Michael R. Lappin, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Review the history of the 2 major influenza viruses of dogs as well as a presentation of the major clinical signs, including data from experimentally infected canines. Analyze feline data showing protection against feline herpesvirus 1 after 1 dose of an inactivated vaccine will be used to set the stage for the discussion of a study just completed in canines challenged with H3N2 on Day 7. Overall recommendations for managing new CIRDC outbreaks will be discussed.

Sponsor: Zoetis

Specialty: General Practice

The Privileges of Being a Part of the Human-Animal Bond

Faculty: Carolyn Shadle, PhD, and John Meyer, PhD

There’s a special triangle formed when the veterinarian is accepted into the bond between client and pet. We explore the history that has brought us to understand this bond. It’s fun to recognize evidence of the bond, including how we name our pets, converse with our pets, feed and clothe them, and celebrate with them.

Sponsor: Nationwide

Specialty: Practice Management

How to Market Virtual Care to Your Clients

Faculty: Sarah Machell Bsc, DVM, and Emma Harris

Learn how to promote virtual care to your clientele and ensure you stand out amongst the competition in the marketplace, by offering a superb client experience, that also will build strength within your VCPRs.

Sponsor: Vetster

Specialty: Ophthalmology

Ocular Emergencies

Faculty: Melissa Kubai, DVM, MS, DACVO

Join us for an in-depth discussion of true ophthalmic emergencies along with identification, appropriate diagnostics, and treatment options.

Sponsor: Sentrx Animal Health

Specialty: Oncology

Cut it Out, Principles of Surgical Oncology

Faculty: Sarah Sayler, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, Veterinary Specialist, Oncology, Surgery

Not only will you be able to examine and decipher the principles of surgical oncology, we will also take a deeper dive into how the principles relate to surgical approaches for tumors and how surgical oncology principles can be utilized in your general practice.

Sponsor: VCA

Specialty: Practice Management

What Clients Want When They Seek Transparency in Healthcare

Faculty: Ryane Englar, DVM, DABVP

Understand how transparency improves conversations about logistics and scheduling; diagnostic, medical, and surgical procedures, and patient health from case-based data and thematic analysis.

Sponsor: Nationwide

CE Articles

It’s all about feline medicine in our CE section of dvm360’s® August issue, which is accessible on dvm360 Flex™.

Specialty: Feline Medicine

Feline Atopic Skin Syndrome, Formerly Cat Atopy: A Review

Faculty: Alice M. Jeromin, RPh, DVM, DACVD

Feline Atopic Skin Syndrome (FASS) is the current term (as of 2021) for what was formerly referred to as atopy in the cat. We will discuss what is included in the syndrome and what key differentials are. Treatment options will be discussed.


Join us August 26-28 in Kansas City, Missouri for Fetch Kansas City, a dvm360® conference! Hear from our inspiring keynotes, Chris Pachel, DVM, DACVB, CABC, and Temple Grandin, PhD. Engage in dvm360 Unleashed!—a gamified CE unlike anything you’ve experienced. Choose from over 160 continuing education credits and learn from over 53 tracks of practical veterinary medicine, including avian, companion animal, equine, exotic, and large animal sessions, plus hospital design, hands-on labs, and technician CEs.

Network and unwind at our block party located at Bar K, a unique, 2-acre indoor/outdoor dog and people park, that includes a restaurant, beer garden, and musical entertainment. Plus learn more about the latest products from over 100 exhibitors and so much more. Register early for the best rates.

dvm360 Live! (Non-CE Activity)

Chief veterinary officer Adam Christman, DVM, MBA, joins Turpin Mott, National Veterinary Associates’ Chief Community Officer who will talk about wellness and energy management on the live broadcast August 10 at 12:00 PM EST. Tune in live or on-demand here.

The Vet Blast Podcast (Non-CE Activity)

Tune in to your favorite podcast channel and listen to our host and chief Veterinary officer, Adam Christman, DVM, MBA, and guests for a variety of animal health care topics coming up.

  • August 2: End of Life Care with guest Mary Gardener, DVM, and Coleen Ellis with Two Hearts Pet Loss Center
  • August 4: Wellbeing with guest Amelia Knight Pinkston, VMD, cVMA, INHC
  • August 9: Disney Plus' Pop Goes the Vet with guest Joya Griffin, DVM, Dip. ACVD
  • August 11: Rabbits with guest Laila "Lyla" M. Proença MV, DVM, MS, PhD, DACZM
  • August 16: Transitional leadership with guest Annika VanNoy, PhD
  • August 18: How to start loving work if feeling disenchanted with guests Shawn McVey, chief team development officer, Veterinary Growth Partners & Rachel Teichberg, CVPM, CVBL
  • August 23: Reshaping industry with people centric approach with guest Ivan Zak, DVM, MBA, and chief executive officer of Genius Vets
  • August 25: The problems with noncompetes with guest Paul Diaz, vice president of veterinary recruiting and founder and principal consultant of Hire Power Consulting
  • August 30: Vet tech shortage & how to better utilize techs with guest April Bays, CVT, VTS (ECC), VCC

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