Focuses include emergency and critical care, exotics, orthopedic surgery and more
The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) announced its 22nd NAVC Institute will take place May 21, 2023, through May 26, 2023, at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Florida. During these 5 days of this immersive training and continuing education opportunity, veterinary professionals from around the world will learn and master skills in emergency and critical care, exotic animal medicine, orthopedics, and more.
"From a 100-pound snake with no appetite to a one-ounce sneezing parakeet, veterinarians and veterinary nurses/technicians need to be ready to care for any animal that walks, flies or slithers into their examination rooms," said Dana Varble, DVM, CAE and NAVC chief veterinary officer, in an organizational release.1 "At NAVC Institute, veterinary professionals will have the opportunity to perform and master life-saving procedures, expanding the depth and breadth of care they can provide to all their patients."
What’s more, veterinarian and technician attendees will work side-by-side with well-known veterinary leaders, learning and practicing a specific area of veterinary medicine they can incorporate in daily practice.
Here are some highlights1:
Emergency and Critical Care. This course features simulation-based learning and veterinary professionals will learn to detect life-threatening conditions and treat animals in emergency situations. They will treat potential patients using a high-fidelity simulator that produces heart and lung sounds, pulses, and breaths connected to a multi-parameter monitor, so participants can immerse themselves in a realistic environment.1 The course leader will be Kenichiro Yagi, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC), (SAIM) while the course instructor will be Armi Pigott, DVM DACVECC.
Exotics. This course will help veterinary professionals refine their physical examination and diagnostic skills working with pet birds and small mammals including rabbits and hedgehogs, reptiles, and backyard poultry. Coursework will consist of a range of skills including diagnostic imaging, rabbit and rodent dentistry, and reptile reproductive surgery. Additionally, they will learn critical skills of stabilizing and treating exotics to provide emergency medicine. The course leader is Jennifer Graham, DVM, DABVP (Avian/ECM), DACZM.
Orthopedic surgery. Though thousands of dogs each year experience knee and other orthopedic issues, not all have access to specialists, according to course leader Ross Palmer, DVM, MS, DACVS.1 These sessions will delve into diagnosis, pre-surgical planning, surgery techniques, pain management and postoperative care. Participants will have hands-on learning on knee, hip, femur, and other surgeries while practicing pre- and post-surgical pain management.
Additional courses focus on ultrasound, dentistry, and soft tissue surgery.
Veterinarians and veterinary nurses/technicians learn how to perform life-saving, emergency medicine and master other new skills at 22nd NAVC Institute. News release. North American Veterinary Community. May 2, 2023. Accessed May 2, 2023. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/veterinarians-and-veterinary-nursestechnicians-learn-how-to-perform-life-saving-emergency-medicine-and-master-other-new-skills-at-22nd-navc-institute-301813274.html