Patient Safety Science and its Emergence in Veterinary Medicine

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.



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.


Live Webinar
Webinar: Patient Safety Science and its Emergence in Veterinary Medicine
01/10/2024 at 6:00 PM (EST)  |  120 minutes
01/10/2024 at 6:00 PM (EST)  |  120 minutes
19 Questions
2.00 Non-medical CE Credits credits  |  Certificate available
2.00 Non-medical CE Credits credits  |  Certificate available
On-Demand Webinar
On-demand recording
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  7/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  7/10 points to pass
2.00 Non-medical CE Credits credits  |  Certificate available
2.00 Non-medical CE Credits credits  |  Certificate available