Evaluate the patient. Calm the clients. Notify the team. Treat the patient. Repeat! Veterinary technicians and nurses are the first responders in the ER, and triaging requires more than a brief once-over. This session covers every aspect of an ER veterinary triage, from input to intake, and informs you how to implement effective triage into your practice. Useful for general practices and specialty centers, via telemedicine and in-person. You won’t just be reading a temperature; you will be reading the whole room!
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:10 pm
Emergency Stabilization for General Practitioners
This presentation will provide general practitioners with a practical, step-wise approach to the assessment and stabilization of small animal emergency cases. Considerations for patient transfer to an emergency/specialty hospital as well as communication tips with emergency clinicians will be discussed. A case-based approach will be used to discuss common case presentations including trauma, respiratory distress, and blocked cats. A practical approach to fluid therapy, pain management, and other emergency treatments will be the focus of the reviewed in a case-based format. Key client communication points for common emergency presentations will be reviewed. Limitations of general practice in managing emergencies will be acknowledged.
Time: 1:10 pm - 2:10 pm
Recognizing and Preventing In-House Cardiopulmonary Arrest
This presentation will discuss how to recognize impending cardiopulmonary arrest, what to do if a patient arrests in-house, and how to continue supportive care in the post cardiopulmonary arrest patient.
CVT, LVT, MS, VTS(ECC)
Time: 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
VetCE Virtual events cover everything from detailed medical topics to practice management and other non-medical topics relevant to everyday situations that veterinary professionals deal with.
The VetCE Virtual series of micro-conferences are a convenient alternative to in-person events that are designed to deliver multiple approved RACE and/or CVPM CE credits in a concise, half-day virtual format with three consecutive one-hour presentations. The series not only provides you with the opportunity to benefit from educational sessions presented by expert speakers but also gives you an easy way to learn and earn credits in the comfort of your home or office!
Recordings of the sessions will be available for viewing for 2 weeks following each event for participants to reference. The recordings will also be available to VPN+ members for free after the 2 weeks. Please be advised that we can not issue CE certificates for only viewing the session recordings. Anyone who registers for a VetCE Virtual event but is unable to attend the live sessions will get free access to the VetCE OnDemand courses we create from the recordings on VetMedTeam so you can still get CE credits!
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Alyssa is the Chief Visionary Officer (CVO) of EVT (Empowering Veterinary Teams) where she oversees the content development, clinical skills training, and overall vision of the company. She co-founded EVT to provide training programs, materials & coaching/learning opportunities for veterinary practices, as well as content development and training directives for veterinary industry service providers. The EVTeam consists of veterinary professionals, industry leaders & coaches.
Alyssa graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BS in Marine Biology which led her to the education/conservation track. Ultimately her desire to learn and do more led her to transition to the veterinary field where she attained an AS in Veterinary Technology from Manor College and added CVT to her credentials.
She has 18 years of veterinary experience and has worked in numerous sectors of the industry. Throughout her tenure she has held multiple leadership roles including Lead Veterinary Technician, Adjunct Professor and Education & Development Coordinator.
Alyssa’s love of teaching and her passion for the education, evolution & empowerment of the support team members in veterinary medicine led to the launch of EVT in October of 2019. She is thrilled to be a member of the Board of Directors for Pawsibilities VetMed, an an advisor for BLEND, and the Director of MentorVetTech (subsidiary of MentorVet).
Throughout 2020-22 she has worked with many amazing teams in our profession all over North America, spoken at multiple national conferences, co-authored a guidebook, written several articles, and been on multiple podcasts.
Dr. Kate Boatright has been in small animal practice since graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013. After nearly 8 years of full-time practice in both general practice and emergency clinics, she moved to part-time clinical work to pursue her passion for educating veterinary professionals as a freelance speaker and author. Dr. Boatright enjoys discussing mentorship, the unique challenges facing recent graduates, wellness, and the spectrum of care. She believes deeply in the role of organized veterinary medicine and holds leadership positions in the AVMA and her local and state VMAs.
CVT, LVT, MS, VTS(ECC)
Jennifer is an Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Technician Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT. She acquired her bachelor’s degree in animal biology with a minor in wildlife conservation in 2012, followed by her Masters in animal biology with a focus in genetics and reproduction in 2015. She then decided to begin working in veterinary medicine. She was also one of the first CVTs in Utah. She is a published author and experienced speaker, including being a finalist in the NAVC Case Report Competition. She achieved her VTS in 2021.