2024 Small Animal Webinars Package

Customize your learning with a webinar package tailored to small animal webinars. The 2024 small Animal Webinars Package includes five small animal webinars and two non-surgical webinars, live and on-demand.

Registration Pricing

ACVS/ECVS Diplomate $305
Veterinary/Other Professional $364
ACVS/ECVS Resident (excludes Residents’ Workshops)* $145

  • Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar includes key elements of Patient Safety Science including a systems-based approach, human factors and why errors happen. Data from both human and veterinary healthcare will be discussed, including specific looks at data from anesthesia and surgery. This webinar is eligible for CE and MOC credit.

    This webinar includes key elements of Patient Safety Science including a systems-based approach, human factors, and why errors happen. Data from both human and veterinary healthcare will be discussed, including specific looks at data from anesthesia and surgery.

    This webinar is offered free of charge to ACVS Diplomates and residents; however, registration is required to attend.

     

    Agenda

    Kelley Thieman, MS, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal) will facilitate the following presentations:

    • Rochelle Low, DVM, MHL, MaS: A Quick Look at Data and the Impact of Medical Error
    • Craig Mosley, DVM, MSc, DACVAA: Anesthetic Errors – Causes and Prevention
    • Dottie Brown, MS, DVM: A Look Into Surgical Error and Adverse Events in Human and Veterinary Healthcare 

     

    CE Credit

    RACE Program #20-1104622 is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credits in jurisdictions which recognize the American Association of Veterinary State Boards’ (AAVSB) Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE). However, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. RACE is approved through November 14, 2025.

     

    image   Webinar Length: 2 hours       image   CE Credits: 2 credits       image   MOC: 2 points 

    Rates per individual webinar (live and on-demand)

    ACVS/ECVS Diplomate/Emeritus Diplomate $85
    ACVS/ECVS Resident* $45
    Veterinary/Other Professional $100
    Student/Intern/Technician $60

    Dorothy (Dottie) Cimino Brown, MS, DVM

    Vice President, Global Science & Healthcare Innovation

    Mars Veterinary Health

    A board-certified veterinary surgeon and clinical epidemiologist, with a unique combination of academic and industry experience/expertise, who excels at the intersection of science and business. An agile and innovative leader with a proven history of directing highly engaged, multi-disciplinary teams across a variety of global organizational structures to elevate the quality and depth of the science associated with all stages of Translational and Animal Health Research & Development, while successfully delivering against organizational goals and key performance metrics. A strategic thinker with a customer focus, ensuring projects and initiatives do not just deliver, but deliver with the highest possible value.

    Rochelle Low, DVM, MHL, MaS

    Global Vice President Veterinary Quality and Patient Safety

    Mars Veterinary Health

    Craig A. E. Mosley, DVM, MSc, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia

    Clinical Anesthesiologist

    VCA Canada

    Dr. Craig Mosley graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph where he also completed a residency and Master’s of Science program in veterinary anesthesia.  Dr. Mosley has been actively involved in many facets of veterinary medicine since graduation including; mixed animal practice, emergency medicine, critical care, teaching, management and of course, anesthesia in both private and academic practices throughout North America.  Dr. Mosley’s varied experiences have provided him with the foundation for his practical and “real-world” approach to anesthesia and pain management.

    Dr. Mosley is currently a staff anesthesiologist at the VCA Canada, 404 Veterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital in Newmarket ON and an independent consultant in veterinary anesthesia providing both direct and indirect clinical support and continuing education.  

    Dr. Mosley has written several book chapters, peer reviewed articles and has lectured extensively at local, national and international conferences on a variety of topics and issues related to veterinary anesthesia.  His interests in veterinary anesthesia are diverse, encompassing everything from wildlife and zoo animal anesthesia through to the equipment used to maintain and monitor anesthesia.  His wider interests in veterinary medicine include innovation in veterinary medicine, access to care, sustainability, the science of clinical decision-making, medical errors and leveraging expertise to better support the wider veterinary community.

    In his spare time, Dr. Mosley spends time caring for his permaculture influenced hobby farm and enjoying the outdoors with his veterinary anesthesiologist wife and two young daughters.  He is passionate about all things with two wheels and spends far too much of his time riding his bikes (both motorized and people powered) exploring the off-beat trails and paths throughout Ontario and beyond.

    Kelley Thieman, MS, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal) (Moderator)

    Associate Professor

    Texas A&M University

    Dr. Thieman is a soft tissue surgeon at Texas A&M University. She attended the University of Missouri for veterinary school, the University of Tennessee for a rotating internship, and the University of Florida for residency. She has interests in surgical site infections, respiratory diseases, wounds, and all aspects of soft tissue surgery.

  • Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar will discuss the evidence for perioperative antimicrobial usage as well as pitfalls and open-ended questions that need to be addressed in the future. This webinar is eligible for CE and MOC credit.

    The WHO declared antimicrobial resistance as one of the most urgent healthcare issues of the time. In order to reduce the worldwide antimicrobial selection pressure, prudent antimicrobial usage is more important than ever. This is especially important in prophylactic applications, as are most of the perioperative antimicrobial prescriptions.

    While most guidelines restrict indications for antimicrobial usage more and more, this only partially translates into a change of the current prescription behavior. This webinar will discuss the evidence for perioperative antimicrobial usage as well as pitfalls and open-ended questions that need to be addressed in the future.

     

    Agenda

    PD Dr. Mirja Nolff, med.vet., DECVS, FTA Kleintiermedizin, FTA Kleintierchirurgie, will facilitate the following presentations:

    • Dan Mertens, DVM, MS, DACVS: Prophylactic Antibiotics in Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery
    • Fergus Allerton, BSc, BVSc, CertSAM, DECVIM-CA, FRCVS: Updated Surgical Prophylaxis Guidelines From ENOVAT

     

    CE Credit

    RACE Program #20-1132226 is approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education in jurisdictions which recognize the American Association of Veterinary State Boards’ (AAVSB) Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE).

     

    image   Webinar Length: 1.5 hours       image   CE Credits: 1.5 credits       image   MOC: 1.5 points 

    Rates per individual webinar (live and on-demand)

    ACVS/ECVS Diplomate/Emeritus Diplomate $70
    ACVS/ECVS Resident* $30
    Veterinary/Other Professional $85
    Student/Intern/Technician $45

    Fergus Allerton, BSc, BVSc, CertSAM Dip. DECVIM-CA, FRCVS

    Internal Medicine Specialist

    Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Centre

    Fergus graduated from the University of Bristol and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Liege, Belgium. He is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Medicine. Fergus is actively involved in veterinary antibiotic stewardship and contributed to the development of the PROTECT ME guidelines (latest version out now). Within ENOVAT he is working on recommendations for antibiotic use for surgical prophylaxis. He is the current editor of Companion and the BSAVA formulary and is also a member of the WSAVA Therapeutic Guidelines Group and a clinical medicine lead for RCVS Knowledge.

    Dan Mertens, DVM, MS, DACVS

    Small Animal Surgeon, Medical Director

    Carolina Veterinary Specialists

    Mirja Nolff, med.vet., Dipl. DECVS, FTA Kleintiermedzin, FTA Kleintierchirurgie (Moderator)

    European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

    Mirja qualified from the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo), Germany in 2007 and went on to perform a Small Animal Rotating Internship at the Small Animal Clinic of the TiHo followed by two national specialization titles and a Small Animal Surgery Residency (surgical specialization) at The Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich,Germany.  She became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2018. Following her residency she accepted a position to build the Soft Tissue- and Oncologic Surgery section of the Clinic for Small Animal Surgery (Head Prof. Pozzi) in 2019. She completed her Habilitation in Small Animal Surgery in 2019 with a research focus on treatment of multidrug resistant soft tissue infections negative pressure wound therapy and antimicrobial stewardship in small animal surgery. Mirja has participated in the development of the National Swiss Small Animal Antibiotic guidelines, and since 2021 she is also member of the ENOVAT network and works towards new guidelines for perioperative antibiotic usage. Her current research focus lies in surgical oncology with a focus on sarcoma and mast cell tumors and applications of Near Infrared imaging during surgery. She published several clinical articles in peer-reviewed veterinary and human journals and lectures regularly at national and international courses/conferences.

  • Contains 7 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this webinar, presenters will discuss their decision-making process for challenging fracture cases. Approximately three fracture cases will be presented (one from each presenter), and discussed by the entire panel prior to the post-operative radiographs being shown. A discussion of the repair may be had, pending time and interest. This webinar is eligible for CE and MOC credit.

    In this webinar, speakers will discuss their decision-making process for challenging fracture cases. Approximately three fracture cases will be presented (one from each speaker) and discussed by the entire panel prior to the post-operative radiographs being shown. A discussion of the repair may be had, pending time and interest. Understanding of orthopedic principles of fracture fixation are assumed and won't be discussed as part of the webinar.

     

    Agenda

    Danielle Marturello, DVM, MS, DACVS (Small Animal), will facilitate the following case presentations:

    • Mike Kowaleski, DVM, DACVS, DECVS, ACVS Founding Fellow, Minimally Invasive Surgery (Small Animal Orthopedics): Case 1
    • Karen Perry, BVM&S, MRCVS, CERTSAS, DECVS, MSC VET ED: Case 2
    • Derek B. Fox, DVM, PhD, DACVS: Case 3

     

    CE Credit

    RACE Program #20-1138216 is approved for 2.0 hours of continuing education in jurisdictions which recognize the American Association of Veterinary State Boards’ (AAVSB) Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE).

     

    image   Webinar Length: 2 hours       image   CE Credits: 2 credits       image   MOC: 2 points 

    Rates per individual webinar (live and on-demand)

    ACVS/ECVS Diplomate/Emeritus Diplomate $85
    ACVS/ECVS Resident* $45
    Veterinary/Other Professional $100
    Student/Intern/Technician $60

    Derek B. Fox, DVM, PhD, DACVS

    Professor, Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery; Section Chief, Small Animal Surgery

    University of Missouri-Columbia

    Michael Kowaleski, DVM, DACVS, DECVS, ACVS Founding Fellow, Minimally Invasive Surgery (Small Animal Orthopedics)

    Professor

    Tufts University

    Dr. Kowaleski earned his DVM degree at the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993.  After several years in general practice, he completed his residency training in small animal surgery at Tufts University in a joint program with the Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in 2002.  He earned board certification by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2003 and the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2010.  He was an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery at The Ohio State University from August 2002-August 2007 at which time he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.  He returned to Tufts in 2007, and currently, he is a Professor of Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.  In 2017 he became an American College of Veterinary Surgery Founding Fellow in Minimally Invasive Surgery – Small Animal Orthopedics (arthroscopy and fracture repair), and in 2021 he became an ACVS Founding in Joint Replacement Surgery.  His areas of clinical and research interest include arthroscopy, enhancement of fracture healing, external skeletal fixation, fracture repair and orthopedic implants, total joint replacement, clinical and radiological assessment of limb alignment, osteoarthritis, peri-operative and chronic pain management, and the role of osteotomy in the management of joint disease.

    Danielle Marturello, DVM, MS, DACVS (Small Animal) (Moderator)

    Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

    Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine

    Karen Perry, BVM&S, MRCVS, CERTSAS, DECVS, MSC VET ED

    Pat Carrigan Professor of Feline Medicine; Associate Professor in Small Animal Orthopedics; Chief of Small Animal Surgery

    Michigan State University Veterinary Medical Center

  • Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar presents discussion of surgical ligation of patent ductus arteriosus, the use of inflow occlusion for intracardiac procedures, and the emergence of hybrid cardiac surgery. This webinar is eligible for CE and MOC credit.

    Surgery of the heart and great vessels can be daunting. The success of an operation can often hinge on the surgeon’s understanding of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, imaging interpretation, pre-procedural planning, and clear communication. This webinar presents discussion of surgical ligation of patent ductus arteriosus, the use of inflow occlusion for intracardiac procedures, and the emergence of hybrid cardiac surgery.

     

    Agenda

    Brian J. Sutherland, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal), will facilitate the following presentations:

    • E. Christopher Orton, DVM, PhD, DACVS: Tips and Tricks for Successful PDA Ligation 
    • Brian J. Sutherland, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal): Beating Heart Surgery and Inflow Occlusion for Intracardiac Surgery
    • E. Christopher Orton, DVM, PhD, DACVS: Techniques in Hybrid Cardiac Surgery 

     

    CE Credit

    RACE Program #20-951243 is approved for 2.0 hours of continuing education in jurisdictions which recognize the American Association of Veterinary State Boards’ (AAVSB) Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE).

     

    image   Webinar Length: 2 hours       image   CE Credits: 2 credits       image   MOC: 2 points 

    Rates per individual webinar (live and on-demand)

    ACVS/ECVS Diplomate/Emeritus Diplomate $85
    ACVS/ECVS Resident* $45
    Veterinary/Other Professional $100
    Student/Intern/Technician $60

    E. Christopher Orton, DVM, PhD, DACVS

    Brian J. Sutherland, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal) (Moderator)

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar will discuss adrenalectomy in the small animal patient. The first half of the webinar will focus on perioperative management of the adrenalectomy patient with a focus on functional adrenal tumors. The second half of the webinar will focus on adrenalectomy surgery. This webinar is eligible for CE and MOC credit.

    This webinar will discuss adrenalectomy in the small animal patient. The first half of the webinar will focus on perioperative management of the adrenalectomy patient with a focus on functional adrenal tumors. The second half of the webinar will focus on adrenalectomy surgery. 

     

    Agenda

    Vanna Dickerson, DVM, MS, DACVS (Small Animal), will facilitate the following presentations:

    • Audrey K. Cook, BVMS, MSc Vet Ed, FRCVS, DACVIM, DECVIM (CA), DABVP (Feline Practice): Adrenal Tumors – Perioperative Essentials
    • Philipp Mayhew, BVMS, MRCVS, DACVS (Small Animal): Surgical Management of Difficult Adrenal Tumors

     

    image   Webinar Length: 1 hour       image   CE Credits: 1 credit       image   MOC: 1 point 

    Rates per individual webinar (live and on-demand)

    ACVS/ECVS Diplomate/Emeritus Diplomate $55
    ACVS/ECVS Resident* $15
    Veterinary/Other Professional $70
    Student/Intern/Technician $30

    Audrey Cook, BVMS, MSc, Vet Ed, FRCVS, Dip. ACVIM, Dip. ECVIM (CA), Dip. ABVP Feline Practice

    Vanna Dickerson, DVM, MS, DACVS (Small Animal) (Moderator)

    Assistant Professor, Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery

    Texas A&M University

    Dr. Dickerson is a small animal soft tissue surgeon at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her rotating internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals and research fellowship and surgical residency at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

    Phil Mayhew, BVMS, MRCVS, DACVS (Small Animal)

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/15/2024 at 6:00 PM (EST)

    In this webinar, presenters will discuss their approaches to forelimb lameness cases, which can often be difficult to localize. Discussion will involve various diagnostic options and when to utilize each, as applied to specific cases provided by the presenters. Approximately 3-4 cases will be shared, pending time constraints. This webinar is eligible for CE and MOC credit. Sponsored by Spryng.

    In this webinar, speakers discuss their approaches to forelimb lameness cases, which can often be difficult to localize. Discussion involves various diagnostic options and when to utilize each, as applied to specific cases provided by the speakers. Approximately 3-4 cases are shared.

     

    Agenda

    Danielle Marturello, DVM, MS, DACVS (Small Animal), will facilitate the following presentations:

    • Stephen Clarke, BVM&S, DSAS(Orth), DECVS, MRCVS
    • Scott Rutherford, BVMS, CertSAS, MRCVS

     

    image   Webinar Length: 2 hours       image   CE Credits: 2 credits       image   MOC: 2 points 

     

    Sponsored by:
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    Rates per individual webinar (live and on-demand)

    ACVS/ECVS Diplomate/Emeritus Diplomate $85
    ACVS/ECVS Resident* $45
    Veterinary/Other Professional $100
    Student/Intern/Technician $60

    Stephen Clarke, BVM&S DSAS(Orth) DipECVS MRCVS

    Danielle Marturello, DVM, MS, DACVS (Small Animal) (Moderator)

    Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

    Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine

    Scott Rutherford, BVMS, CertSAS, MRCVS

    Bernadette van Ryssen, DVM, PhD, Dip. ECVSMR (small animals)

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/06/2024 at 6:00 PM (EST)

    This is a non-surgical webinar. This webinar is eligible for CE and MOC credit. Sponsored by the ACVS Foundation.

    Agenda

    Anke Langenbach, DVM, DACVS, DECVS, DACVSMR, will facilitate the following presenter:

    • Charlotte A. Lacroix, DVM, JD

     

    image   Webinar Length: 2 hours       image   CE Credits: 2 credits       image   MOC: 2 points 

     

    Sponsored by:

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    Rates per individual webinar (live and on-demand)

    ACVS/ECVS Diplomate/Emeritus Diplomate $85
    ACVS/ECVS Resident* $45
    Veterinary/Other Professional $100
    Student/Intern/Technician $60

    Charlotte A. Lacroix, DVM, JD

    President, Veterinary Business Advisors

    Veterinary Business Advisors, Inc.

    Anke Langenbach, DVM, DACVS, DECVS, DACVSMR (Moderator)

    Veterinary Surgical Center

    Dr. Langenbach, owner and chief of surgery, is a Diplomate of the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1992 from the University of Munich, College of Veterinary Medicine in Germany, and was awarded a scholarship to pursue a combined American and German education. She spent most of her third year of veterinary school at Kansas State University and part of her fourth year at Ohio State University, Cornell University, and Animal Medical Center of New York. After receiving her veterinary degree, she continued her studies with a one-year internship followed by a three-year residency program at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. During her residency, she completed a doctoral thesis with the University of Zurich, Switzerland, on Medical Patellar Luxation and Hip Dysplasia in Cats. With her residency finished, she accepted a lectureship position with the University of Pennsylvania.

    In 1998, Dr. Langenbach achieved Diplomate status as a board-certified surgeon. Since her time at the university, she has published several articles, authored a book chapter, and has presented at many regional, national, and international meetings. She is currently collaborating with North Carolina State University on clinical studies. Her clinical interests include arthroscopy; canine and feline dysostosis; orthopedic disease, such as cranial cruciate disease; elbow and hip dysplasia; and oncologic and reconstructive surgery.