PEI Veterinary Medical Association
Dr Wade Sweet, President
Dr Jennifer Reid, Vice-President
Dr David Lister, Secretary Treasurer
Dr Gary Morgan, Registrar
Dr Marguerite Cameron
Dr Danielle Dunn
Dr Erin MacDonald
Dr Nicole Gallant, CVMA representative
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Annual membership fees 2011-12.
Regular membership/license: $550.00 plus 14% HST effective April 1, 2013.
Short-term: $263.50 plus 14% HST effective April 1, 2013 ($138.50 membership, $25 application fee, $100 license fee)
Fees are due in October of each year.
Important Reminder for all Licensed Members of the PEIVMA
PEIVMA CONTINUING EDUCATION POLICY
According to bylaw 18.1, all licensed members of the PEIVMA must obtain at least twenty (20) hours of continuing education every two (2) calendar years. A record of this Continuing Education (CE) must be submitted annually, regardless of the CE activity taken by the member the previous year. Even those members who qualify for an exemption (see below) must submit their form indicating why they are exempt. Completed forms are due by January 31 each year or member risks suspension of license.
Acceptable continuing education within the PEIVMA is any formal veterinary-related lecture, lab or seminar where the speaker is a veterinarian or the sponsoring organization is veterinary in nature. Also, online CE is acceptable if it is sponsored by a veterinary group, has a method of assessment to ensure completion of the material, and issues a certificate to that end.
RACE (Registry of Approved Continuing Education with the American Association of Veterinary State Boards) approved online courses are preferred. If you are in doubt as to whether or not your planned CE fits the PEIVMA policy, please do not hesitate to contact a member of council for approval prior to attendance.
New graduates are exempt from the above bylaw when applying for membership/ licensure within the first two years of graduation from an accredited college. However, at the time of their membership/licence renewal two years post-graduation, they are required to have accumulated the necessary 20 hours.
Individuals applying for new membership/license from a jurisdiction where there was no mandatory requirement for continuing education will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the licensing board. They may be required to obtain CE deemed suitable by the licensing board before being granted a licence.
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UPCOMING CONTINUING EDUCATION EVENTS
How Stress Affects Health and Behaviour;
Strategies for Prevention and Treatment
Speaker: Dr. Gary Landsberg, BSc, DVM,
MRCVS, DACVB, DipECVBM-CA
www.vetoquinol.ca - follow links to CE
1.5 CE credits
Speakers: David Church, BVSc, PhD, MACVSc, ILTM,
MRCVS, Professor, Small Animal Studies, The Royal
Veterinary College / Peter Graham, BVMS, PhD, CertVR,
DipECVCP, MRCVS, Managing Director, NationWide
Laboratories / Carmel Mooney, MVB, MPhil, PhD,
DECVIM-CA, MRCVS, Clinical Director, University
Two hours of continuing education credit by viewing the educational videos on hyperadrenocorticism and correctly answering the multiple choice questionnaire
on hyperadrenocorticism and trilostane (Vetoryl®).
2013 educational offerings:
The new year brings with it new information about ticks and vector-borne diseases. Did you know that every state in the United States is affected? And evidence suggests that the geographic distribution of ticks and the pathogens they carry is spreading. Learn more about this health challenge and what you can do to address it in your practice.
IDEXX Education provides opportunities and resources for knowledge you can put into practice. We partner with carefully selected speakers who will help your members advance their medical knowledge and provide the best care possible—all while running an efficient, profitable practice. Take part in the advances in animal diagnostics through an ongoing educational partnership with leading veterinarians from around the globe and take advantage of a wide range of education resources. Many topics and speakers are already CE-approved. .
Rick Alleman, DVM, PhD, DABVP, DACVP
Dr. Alleman received his DVM from Louisiana State University, practiced veterinary medicine for nine years and became board-certified in the companion animal specialty in 1987. He completed his residency in clinical pathology and his PhD at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, where he is professor of clinical pathology, service chief of the clinical pathology laboratory and director of the clinical diagnostic laboratories.
Dr. Allemen’s topics include:
|•||Navigating the Changing Landscape of Lyme Disease Testing|
|•||More than Just E. canis: The Increasingly Complicated Story of Ehrlichiosis|
Leah A. Cohn, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Dr. Leah Cohn is a professor of veterinary medicine at the University of Missouri. She earned a DVM at the University of Tennessee before completing a residency in small-animal internal medicine and a PhD in veterinary microbiology and immunology at North Carolina State University. She has authored numerous publications in refereed journals, as well as many book chapters, and is currently the president of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
Dr. Cohn’s topics include:
|•||Seroprevalence of Three Ehrlichia spp. in Dogs—A Multi-institutional Study|
|•||More than Just E. canis: The Increasingly Complicated Story of Ehrlichiosis|
To learn more about related educational offerings, visit idexxlearningcenter.com.
Please contact Melissa Terrano Melissa to arrange a speaker for your upcoming conference or meeting.
For technical support or if you are having difficulty setting up your account, please contact the IDEXX Learning Center at 1-800-551-0998, ext. 63430, or email email@example.com.
Purina online nutrition training course in the U.S.
The American Humane Association’s program, Euthanasia by Injection (RACE #162-6410): This program is offered to non-regulated individuals (individuals who are not licensed veterinary personnel) who will be trained to perform veterinary medicine in a non-regulated environment (shelters), in potential violation of participating AAVSB Member Board regulations and laws. Furthermore, four of the five presenters submitted do not meet the minimum Presenter Qualifications as detailed in the RACE Standards (2009 Standards, Article X). Accordingly, it was determined that the applicant program does not meet the applicable RACE Standards.
Dr Cote's cardiology rounds
2013 - (all Thursdays, 12:30-:100 pm, Large Animal Barn by the ambulatory entrance)
July 10-13, 2013
Victoria, British Columbia
The International Association of Equine Dentistry’s (IAED) program, Annual Conference (RACE #251-6434): Similar to the American Humane Association program, this conference is offered to non-regulated individuals (individuals who are not licensed veterinary personnel) who will be trained to perform veterinary medicine in a non-regulated environment (diagnosis and surgical procedures on horses), in potential violation of participating AAVSB Member Board regulations and laws. Furthermore, several of the presenters submitted do not meet the minimum Presenter Qualifications as detailed in the RACE Standards (2009 Standards, Article X). Accordingly, it was determined that the applicant program does not meet the applicable RACE Standards.
Standard Process’ program, The Secrets of Canine Rehabilitation (RACE #143-6479): the RACE Standards in effect at the time of application (RACE Standards 2009, effective September 14, 2009) mandate as a threshold requirement that “RACE providers must present activities that promote recommendations, treatment or manners of practicing veterinary medicine that are within the definition of RACE approved CE. CE programs that advocate unscientific modalities of diagnosis or therapy are not eligible for RACE approval. Furthermore, those programs that promote treatments known to pose significant risks, dangers that outweigh benefits or unproven effectiveness are generally not considered approvable.” (AAVSB RACE Standard Article II). Based upon the documentation submitted, AAVSB has determined that there is insufficient scientifically-validated evidence presented for the modalities and therapies promoted in the program.
The AAVB Board of Directors, in consultation with the RACE Committee, has determined that the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners (ASLAP) program, Pain Management: Current Perspectives in Pain Recognition and Treatment (431-4954) in part meets the RACE Standards and in part does not meet the Standards. Accordingly, 7 of the 8 total hours of the program have been approved and 1 of the 8 total hours was denied for RACE program recognition. ___________________________________________________________________
For information on VetMedTeam online educational opportunities just stop by the course catalogue.
The greatest resource in every veterinary practice is the healthcare delivery team.
See you online at www.VetMedTeam.com.
LIFELEARN INC. LAUNCHES COMMUNICATION MATTERS CD-ROM
VETERINARY TEAM TRAINING PROGRAM
Lifelearn is pleased to announce the release of Communication Matters authored by
Dr. Cindy Adams PhD, MSW. This interactive educational program is the latest CD in a series on customer service within the veterinary team training product line. The program was sponsored by Medi-Cal/Royal Canin Veterinary Diets.
Communication Matters helps you and your staff to develop effective clinical communication. Differing from interpersonal communication, clinical communication is evidence based and is intentionally used at particular times during a medical interview for specific reasons. Successful clinical communication pays back with greater team satisfaction, positive performance reviews and best possible outcomes for patients and their care givers.
Communication Matters uses the Calgary Cambridge Guide as a framework to promoting collaborative partnerships between the client and the veterinary professional. The guide details the steps involved in the medical interview and the clinical communication skills required during each step of the interview. The program is highly interactive with video, audio and text-based scenarios and exercises in applying the most essential communication skills that will aid all members of the team in dealing with clients.
After completing the program the veterinary team will:
1. Understand the benefits of effective communication
2. Recognize and discriminate between different styles of communication
3. Apply effective communication skills to a variety of situations that may occur in the veterinary practice
4. Integrate veterinary skills and knowledge with communication or process skills
5. Develop and set goals for ongoing development of communication within the practice
Price: $99 (21 day money-back evaluation period)
Accredited for 1 hour of veterinary CE. Built-in self assessment test. Licensed to one practice location.
For additional information, please contact:
Isobelle Gray, Marketing and Sales Manager
LifelearnR is an educational publisher, and interactive digital media developer, with products and services for veterinary continuing education, client communications, and reference materials.
WOW, tons of courses, some free, some not, all RACE approved
1. The IDEXX site, has tons of RACE approved courses, to take at your own pace, in a variety of subjects https://www.idexxlearningcenter.com/idexx/default.aspx
2. A 1 -hour dermatology course http://www.virbacvet.com/product_guide/PDFS/DermUModule_2_PR101706.pdf
3. 2008 Nestle Purina Veterinary Symposium on Companion Animal Medicine
Online quiz for CE Credit!
Veterinarians and technicians can earn up to 6 hours of CE credit by viewing the 2008 Nestle Purina Veterinary Symposium on companion animal medicine on CD and taking an online quiz.
To request a free copy of the CD, call the Veterinary Resource Center at 1-800-222-VETS (8387), 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT weekdays.
The symposium, which was held throughout the United States and Canada in 2008, features the following speakers and topics: Debra L. Zoran, DVM, PhD, DACVIM - Managing vomiting in cats: What's new for an old problem? Stanley L. Marks, BVSc, PhD, DACVIM (Internal Medicine Oncology), DACVN
- Inflammatory bowel disease: More than a garbage-can diagnosis Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP (feline)
- Growing old gracefully: An overview of healthcare management in the aging cat David C. Twedt, DVM, DAVCIM
- Treatment of liver disease in dogs and cats: The role of nutrition in patient management.
Each course meets the requirements for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; 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.
To register and take the CE quiz, visit www.purinavets.com (username: purinavets and password: nutrition).
4. Continuing Education Tutorial: Tipping The Scale on Canine Obesity
Presented by Dr. Dottie Laflamme, DVM, PhD, DACVN
A FREE CD tutorial offered exclusively through your Purina Veterinary Sales Consultant. To request a free copy of the CD, call the Veterinary Resource Center at 1-800-222-VETS (8387), 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT weekdays.
Discussion topics include:
The role of adipose in disease
The benefit of increased protein for weight management
The incorporation of pharmaceutical management into a weight management program
Tips on helping clients succeed in getting weight off their dogs.
Tutorial sponsored by Nestle Purina
Program Details: Participants visit www.purinavets.com (username: purinavets password: nutrition) to register and participate in the online quiz to earn 1 CE credit. Participants will then be directed to a registration form prior to taking the quiz.
Course meets the requirements for 1.0 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; 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.
There are ten modules. Each module is approved by the Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) for 1 continuing education credit for a total of 10 continuing education credits upon completing all 10 modules. The topics include fluid therapy basics, intro to fluid types, crystalloids and colloids in depth, fluid administration guidelines, catheter placement and care, IV fluids during anesthesia and surgery and interactive case studies.
If possible, please post this outstanding opportunity on your continuing education section of your website. Attached is additional information about our program and how your members can gain access to the on-line education.