There are some Continuing Education opportunities, such as the OAVT Conference, that happen once a year. Others, like online courses or interactive webinars, can be done on your own schedule. The following continuing education opportunities have gone through an accreditation process to confirm their applicability for CE for RVTs in accordance with our credit granting policy. The postings displayed on this website are sorted alphabetically for your convenience, and are not in any order of priority or preference by OAVT.  

RVTs are encouraged to review this page on a regular basis as new opportunities are posted once they have been accredited for CE:


University of Guelph, Equine Veterinary Technician Certificate. Worth 20 CE credits upon completion. Click for more information.



Northern College: Companion Animal Physical Rehabilitation. A graduate one-year certificate program for RVTs in response to emerging animal health care needs. Worth 20 CE credits upon completion of program. Click for more information.

Northern College: Wildlife Rehabilitation. This program will teach students the importance of providing an appropriate environment for a wide range of animals in both short and long term rehabilitation situations from an ecological viewpoint. The program will give students a solid foundation on wildlife rehabilitation knowledge, diagnostic and nursing skills gained through practical experience. Graduates will be able to explore a wide range of career opportunities in both the private and public sectors, including employment in natural resources, zoos, and wildlife parks, avian rehabilitation centers, natural bird sanctuaries, orphanage programs and any small or large animal veterinary clinic that receives injured wild animals. Worth 20 CE credits upon completion of program. Click for more information




Aventix is providing RVTs with an opportunity to become a “Certified VacciCheck Technician.” This accreditation signifies that an RVT has been trained to conduct titre tests for the canine core vaccines at their clinic, through completion of Dr. Richard Ford’s Vaccination Applications in Clinical Practice modules. The certification involves the following:

1) Reading and studying Dr. Ford’s presentations on Vaccination vs. Titre Testing as well as the AAHA 2017 Vaccination Guidelines.

2) Watch Dr. Ford’s presentation on Vaccination vs. Titre Testing.

3) Complete a written exam. Applicant must achieve at least 20 out of 22 to pass. Any incorrect responses will be reviewed with the applicant.

4) Complete a one hour in house wet lab to evaluate that the applicant can successfully complete the process of conduction in house titre testing.

CE Credits earned: 5

Please contact your Aventix Representative to arrange access to this certification.


Canine Foundations through Georgian College: For registration, course descriptions and dates please visit: Click on ‘Registration Details’ beside the course that you’re interested in, to find out about dates and locations.

1. Animal Control Canine Self Defense (4 CE Credits) 

2. Canine Behaviour 101 (4 CE Credits) 

3. CEFA: Canine Emergency First Aid (5 CE Credits for a full day) 

4. Dog to Dog Aggression Basic (4 CE Credits) 

5. Canine Behaviour 102 - Separation Anxiety (4 CE Credits) 

6. Canine Behaviour 103 - Resource Guarding (4 CE Credits) 

7. Canine Behaviour 104 - Territorial Guarding (4 CE Credits) 

8. Canine Behaviour 105- Canine Temperament Assessment (5 CE Credits for day) 

9. Canine Attendant Training (5 CE Credits for day) 

10. Animal Control Canine Behaviour 101 (4 CE Credits for day) 




"Understanding Proteobiotics and the microbiome. What we now know." Presented by: Central Sales Ltd and Microsintesis

These ongoing presentations are done in-clinic for staff. They introduce Proteobiotics and explain how bacteria use metabolites for cell-to-cell communication. They will also discuss antibiotic stewardship and our need to create new "non-antibiotic" products that work.

Accredited for 1 CE credit.

For more information visit and To arrange an in-clinic CE session contact your Central Sales Ltd representative.






Lunch and Learn with Ceva: Efficient instrument processing; is your clinic ready? Contact Ceva to schedule a Lunch and Learn with one of their representatives to find out. Pheromones Explained  is another Lunch and Learn topic Ceva can present. Call 1-800-510-8864. Each worth 1 CE Credit.





CDMV Opportunities:

1. AAHA/CDMV Course - Designed in collaboration with the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), this in-person program covers simple, easily-applicable and industry-specific marketing concepts. Topics include:

- Educating customers to improve compliance

- Understanding customers to better meet their needs and expectations

- Making a veterinary practice stand out in a competitive market

Each of the above topics is covered in a 90-minute seminar. All three seminars must be completed in order to earn credits. Credits earned: 4.5. Please contact your CDMV representative to arrange for the sessions.

2. Communicating Well - The key to a team's success is its ability to communicate, so CDMV provides a training program made up of three workshops that will help you understand the different personality types of your team members and integrate a variety of tools and good communication habits into your work environment. Key concepts: understanding emotional intelligence, personality assessment, effective communication. Call your CDMV representative to get these sessions. Worth 1 CE Credit.

3. Inventory Management - This 2-hour lunch and learn workshop will show you ways to efficiently manage your inventory and avoid costly mistakes. To lean more about the Inventory Management presentation or to book a session with a Strategic Advisor call 1-800-668-2368. Worth 2 CE Credits. 



4. Senior Wellness Toolbox (Marketing Approach) - CDMV offers you a toolbox focussed on marketing know-how and customer loyalty to run a successful senior wellness campaign this fall. Includes: Five Step Marketing Plan. This one-hour program is worth 1 CE credit.

To register, click on this link:  




Compassion Wise presents Seminars for Veterinary Professionals: Debra Rimmer (Masters in Social Work) offers professional support for stress, burnout, compassion fatigue and self care.

Call Debra Rimmer, MSSW, RSM for a complementary 15 minute consultation: (613) 700-0104. For more information check out this link. Worth 1.5 CE credits per seminar.



Dechra Lunch and Learns: each worth 1 CE Credit

FelineHyperthyroidisn: A one hour presentation focused on team training of feline hyperthyroidism.

Canine Hyperadrenocorticism: A one hour presentation focused on team training of canine hyperadrenocorticism.

Otitis Externa: A one hour presentation focused on team training of otitis externa.

To book a Dechra lunch and learn, please email Cheryl Bedford-Buffett:


Dental Radiography In-Clinic Training: 4 CE Credits

Learn how to take diagnostic dental radiographs on dogs and cats, with Sue MacNeal, RVT. This four hour in-clinic training is worth 4 CE credits with the OAVT.

To book a session, please email








Gateway Pet Memorial Inc.: Handling client questions regarding the aftercare of their beloved pets can be a difficult conversation for your team members to deal with. Let Gateway bring in lunch for the team while you learn more about our services, including communal and individual cremations, our accredited facilities, and our wide variety of memorial products. 


To book a Gateway Lunch and Learn with one of our Territory Managers, email, or call 1-800-227-6915. 



Hands-Free X-Rays Training Workshop: The workshop is an interactive hands-on training seminar demonstrating the practicality of non-manual restraint for radiography. The workshop combines techniques on acquiring quality, diagnostic radiographs for both routine thoracic and abdominal studies (on awake patients), and several orthopedic studies (shoulder, elbow, stifle, pelvis) on sedated patients. This workshop has been approved for 2 CE credits with the OAVT.

To learn more about this workshop, including how to book one, visit





Bravecto Lunch and Learn: This lunch and learn is available from mid-February 2020 until the end of the year. This presentation will be given in-person by representatives from Merck. It will be one hour long. The presentation will go through the new CPEP guidelines, an overview of flea and ticks, and also discuss the latest updates on Bravecto. Approved for 1 CE credit. Contact your Merck representative to arrange this lunch and learn.





Merck Animal Healthcare: Advances in Cattle Pain Management and Wellbeing An interactive and modular learning activity designed to help Canadian veterinarians working with large animals increase their knowledge of modern pain management in order to improve the well-being of cattle. The program consists of three modules each lasting between 25 and 60 minutes for a total time of 2 hours. Clinic/practice managers will arrange sessions with Merck Animal Health. Approved for 2 CE credits



Veterinary Technician Specialties (VTS)

Thinking about advancing your career and specializing in a certain area of veterinary medicine? Did you know that successful completion of a VTS will earn you 20 to 30 CE credits? To learn more about what specialties are available, visit the NAVTA site.



Further your understanding of the processes, terminology and innovations associated with pet aftercare. Allow us the opportunity to demonstrate how our compassionate staff, unique services and beautiful memorial products have improved the aftercare experience; both for hospital staff and grieving pet owners. 


To book a Pets Above Lunch and Learn please email or call 1-519-766-9999. 


The Social Side of Practice, brought to you by Pets Plus Us: 

Offered all year around, by request, to veterinarians and their teams across Canada (in-person when geographically feasible, and via webinar otherwise). Led by Dr. Debbie Stoewen DVM, MSW, RSW, PhD.

The four sessions of Module 1 (Veterinary Wellness) cover the following topics:
1. Facilitating Euthanasia Conversations
2. Compassion Fatigue
3. Compassion Satisfaction
4. This is Your Life

Lunch and Learns worth 1 CE credit each. Workshops worth 2 CE credits each. Interactive, two-way conversation webinars can also be arranged.

New! Module 2: Veterinary Health, Happiness and Success is now available!

This launch expands the program from 4 to 10 CE offerings, all of which offer evidence-based content reflecting the literature in the medical and social sciences. 

Sessions are provided in lecture (1 hr.) and interactive (1.5-2 hrs.) formats worth 1 CE credit per CE hour (50 minutes) with options for 1, 1.5, or 2 CE credits/session.

To find out more about this program visit Pets Plus Us, call 1-800-700-3391 or email


Vetoquinol Lunch and Learn Opportunities: to book, contact your Vetoquinol Territory Manager.

1. Zentonil - A lunch and learn during which the signs of liver disease, free radicals and antioxidants are explained. This lunch and learn also discusses the benefits of zentonil. Worth 1 CE credit.

2. Vetoquinol Care - A lunch and learn to help grow your potential within your practice, through retail product sales and recommendations. The Vetoquinol Care Line is also discussed. Worth 1 CE credit.

3. Merchandising - A lunch and learn to help develop your retail space by providing real and practical tips and tricks, including the "why" and the "how". Worth 1.5 CE credits.

4. Flexadin - A lunch and learn to discuss the joint supplements market, the osteoarthritic overview, and the management of osteoarthritis. The benefits of Flexadin are also discussed. Worth 1 CE credit.  

5. ZYLKENE - In this one hour lunch and learn, RVTs will learn about the following topics: why behaviour services are so important, fear/anxiety and stress, what to do to help, improve clinic experience and zylkene range. Worth 1 CE credit. 





The RVT Journal Quizzes: The RVT Journal is a national publication with four (4) CE articles in each issue. All members of the OAVT are mailed a copy of the Journal each quarter. After reading the articles, log in to your OAVT account to take the quizzes. If you receive passing scores, CE credits will automatically be applied to your CE record. (Worth 1 CE credit per quiz with a passing score).

Want to print a copy of the quizzes before you take them online? You can print the quizzes from inside the member portal. 



Veterinary Webstore: How to enhance your client relationship -  This one-hour online session will discuss the benefits of having an online store, and how to effectively set one up in your practice. Call 1-877-788-5028 to register for this session, or email  Worth 1 CE Credit.   

Veterinary Webstore: The Next Step - How to set up, market and manage My VetStore. This one hour session can be delivered online OR in-person to your clinic. This session is for My VetStore users. Participants are taught how to manage and market their online store. Call 1-877-788-5028 to register or book a Lunch and Learn, or email Worth 1 CE Credit.




Basic Dog Body Language Course: Doggone Safe, the creators of the Be a Tree program, have also created an online course to learn more about understanding and interpreting canine body language. This course might help to prepare you for the delivery of Be a Tree in your community. Worth 2.5 CE Credits.  

Click here for more information and to register.






Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) held live webinars in March 2017 which were recorded and are now available to a wider audience. Each contains a quiz at the end. Each worth 1 CE credit.

1. Lessons Learned from Pain Management Research in Dairy Cattle -

2. Pain Mitigation Following Surgical Castration in Young Beef Calves -   


The Valve Study, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim. Discover the results of the Valve study on dual vs. triple therapy- it could change the way you treat congestive heart failure(CHF) due to myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) Approved for 1 CE Credit.  

Click here to register.


Canine Chronic Valvular Disease: New Recommendations, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim. A review of the diagnosis and management of canine acquired heart disease. The talk emphasizes diagnosing and managing the disease in the general practice setting, and helps clinicians to develop a clinic protocol to manage patients with asymptomatic heart disease as well as those with congestive heart failure. Approved for 1 CE Credit.

Click here to register.




Cardinal Health Continuing Education Opportunities 

These online courses can be found at:

          • Proper Handling Techniques for Sterilization Wrap and Wrapped OR Trays (0.5 CE credits)
          • Sterility Assurance: A Focus on Packaging (0.5 CE credits)
          • Wound Drain Systems in Perioperative Nursing (0.5 CE credits)                    

Moving Forward: Practice Growth and the Important Role of Senior Pets for Your Clinic - presented by Darren Osborne, Dr. Anie Levesque, Dr. Bill Saxon and Dr. Jason Gagné. (This 120-minute webcast is available for on-demand streaming, via the web portal In this presentation, learn how marketing, senior wellness testing and nutrition combined can benefit your patients and clinic with four leading experts in the field.

Accredited for 2 CE credits (on-demand includes a quiz, therefore qualifying for CE). Visit the CommuniVET website.

Allergy workup and breaking the vicious cycle of multiple diet changes - presented by Dr. Jangi Bajwa. (This 60-minute webcast will be presented live on November 18 and will be available afterwards for on-demand streaming, via the web portal Proper elimination trials help complete dietary provocation testing in order to confirm or rule out a food allergy component; thereby, taking the guesswork out of dietary trials and allergy workup. This webcast will cover the importance of an elimination diet trial for allergic patients, including tips on avoiding and overcoming common challenges that can limit the usefulness of this very important diagnostic tool. Join us to discover how to empower clients with the knowledge needed to help complete diagnostically sound dietary trials.

Accredited for 1 CE credit (on-demand includes a quiz, therefore qualifying for CE). Visit the CommuniVET website.

Pre-euthanasia sedation protocols: oral and injectable options for calm and aggressive animals - presented by Dr. Céline Leheurteux. (This 60-minute webcast is available for on-demand streaming, via the web portal In this presentation, Dr. Céline Leheurteux will address a variety of aspects surrounding pre-euthanasia sedation, including: the position of veterinary associations regarding sedation, tips on painless injections, the two-injection method, injectable sedation protocols, and oral sedation protocols for reactive pets.

Accredited for 1 CE credit (on-demand includes a quiz, therefore qualifying for CE). Visit the CommuniVET website.

Probiotic therapy: The gut and beyond - presented by Dr. Callie Harris. (This 60-minute webcast will be presented live on November 13 and will be available afterwards for on-demand streaming, via the web portal Probiotics are live bacterial supplements that can benefit the host animal by modifying the host’s intestinal microbial balance. This balance is an important factor in regulating immune function and general GI health and may play a role in behavior modification, specifically anxiety, through the gut–brain axis. The objective of this webinar is to describe the characteristics of a safe and effective probiotic and explain when and how to use such probiotics. Research is presented describing how an appropriate probiotic supplement can modify the GI microbiome to improve immune function, resolve clinical signs of GI disease, and alleviate clinical signs of canine anxiety.

Accredited for 1 CE credit (on-demand includes a quiz, therefore qualifying for CE). Visit the CommuniVET website.

Derm on demand - Canine atopy: Diagnosis and multimodal management - Speaker: Jangi Bajwa, BVSc and AH, Dipl. ACVD. This 60-minute webinar is available for on-demand streaming via the web portal What is the diagnostic process for dogs presenting with a suspected skin disorder? In addition to performing a physical examination, what other steps are required before reaching a final diagnosis of canine atopic dermatitis? What management approach is recommended in case of canine atopic dermatitis? Find out the answers to these questions during this comprehensive discussion on the diagnostic workup of canine atopic dermatitis in dogs.

Accredited for 1 CE credit (on-demand includes a quiz, therefore qualifying for CE). Visit the CommuniVET website.

To PU or not to PU? Is that the Question? Cats and FLUTD. Feline lower urinary tract disease presents multiple challenges for veterinary practitioners; there are numerous causes and recurrence is common. Many of the treatments do not have rigorous scientific evidence. Through a case‐based interactive approach, this lecture will review the most common causes of FLUTD, discuss the diagnostic workup, and then consider treatment modalities, with an overview of the medical literature. Accredited for 1 CE credit. Visit the CommuniVET website.

Novel Nutritional Approach in Managing Feline Allergan Fel d 1 - Presented by Dr. Ebenezer Satyaraj. Allergies to cats are the most common animal‐origin allergy, and affect about 1 in 5 adults worldwide. While cats produce several allergens, more 96% of people with sensitivities to cat respond to the primary cat allergen, Fel d1, a protein secreted in the saliva and sebaceous secretions of the cat. Allergen avoidance is the most effective solution; it however involves limiting interaction with the cat or in some cases relinquishing the cat. There is a need for innovative approaches to manage cat allergens. We will discuss the scientific basis of a novel approach to simply, safely and effectively neutralize Fel d, the most potent feline allergen, utilizing an anti‐Fel d1 IgY antibodies (derived from chicken egg) added to cat diet. Accredited for 1 CE credit. Visit the CommuniVET website.

Get your analgesic tools ready: The advent of Methadone in Canada - Presented by Dr. Paulo V. Steagall. In this presentation, Paulo Steagall, DMV, MSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVAA, briefly revises the principals of acute pain management. He also provides an overview of opioid analgesics, including their practical use and adverse effects, while specifically discussing the efficacy, safety, advantages or disadvantages of using methadone - a newly licensed opioid analgesic in Canada. This 60-minute webcast is available for on-demand streaming, via the web portal Accredited for 1 CE credit. Visit the CommuniVET website.

The dermatology diagnostic dilemma: Is food or environment to blame? - Presented by Dr. Stephen Waisglass. In this presentation, Dr. Waisglass will detail the current evidence-based approach to the pet with food or environmental allergies. Deepen your knowledge of dermatology and find out how to solve this most challenging diagnostic dilemma! This 60-minute webcast is available for on-demand streaming. Click here to learn more about this presentation. Accredited for 1 CE credit. Visit the CommuniVET website.

The obesity conversation: Tips for success - Presented by Dr. Caitlin Grant, Dr. Sarah Dodd and RVT Shoshana Verton-Shaw. Though pet obesity and weight management may seem daunting for some pet owners, getting clients to commit to a long-term weight management plan for their furry friend can be quite the feat for veterinary professionals. During this presentation, we will discuss obesity prevention and weight-loss management, as well as the importance of therapeutic weight-loss diets. Click here to learn more about this presentation. Accredited for 1 CE credit. Visit the CommuniVET website.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS TO HELP YOU GET THROUGH THESE CRAZY TIMES The need to communicate effectively is greater now than ever. This webinar will focus on understanding and developing three key skills that can be used in all forms of communication: in person, on the phone, in video and online. Click here to learn more about this presentation. Accredited for 1 CE credit. Visit the CommuniVET website.

DERM ON DEMAND: USING TELEMEDICINE TO MANAGE PATIENTS WITH SKIN DISEASE - The Canadian Academy of Veterinary Dermatology contributed in the development of this learning activity. What role does telemedicine play in your practice? Does this technology have its place in the management of patients with dermatological issues? Now is your chance to get answers to these and other questions about the use of telemedicine in dermatology from a panel of veterinary specialists! Click here for a PDF flyer of the event. Accredited for 1 CE credit. Visit the CommuniVET website.


COVID-19: Strategies for charting your course forward - Join Dr. Elizabeth Hetler as she moderates a panel of highly successful front‐line veterinary professionals sharing their strategies on how to navigate though this era to provide positive outcomes for their patients, clients, team, and practice. Specific areas that will be discussed include: maximize each appointment, leveraging the practice care team, utilizing technology, communicating with pet owners. Accredited for 1 CE credit. Visit the CommuniVET website.

Telemedicine and effective communication: Engage with your clients, care for your patients and generate revenue during parasite control season and beyond - Despite the COVID‐19 crisis, pets still need veterinary care and protection against parasites. The current situation challenges us to rethink how we reach out to pet parents and engage with them, in order to ensure our patients receive the care they need and to generate revenue for our clinic. Telemedicine, text and email messaging, as well as online forms and modes of payment, can facilitate client communication and processes at a time when clinics are understaffed and applying physical distancing measures. Find out how telemedicine and effective communication can help you achieve these goals, and receive practical tips and advice, during this live webcast featuring Dr. Hélène Perras. Accredited for 1 CE credit. Visit the CommuniVET website.

The Post‐COVID Practice: What will things look like? Where will you be vulnerable? Practices and individuals will face a period of recovery and change emerging from the COVID‐19 crisis and a number of decisions in both managing practices as well as protecting and optimizing their own financial planning and decisions. This presentation will address what metrics and key performance indicators (KPI) practices should be considering to plan strategy and personal financial planning considerations as well. Presented by: Dr. John Tait, BSc, MS (FIN.), DVM, MBA, CFP. Accredited for 1 CE credit. Visit the CommuniVET website.

Zoonoses: Both sides of the coin - Presenters are Dr. Danny Joffe and Dr. Mark Joffe. At least 80% of “new” human diseases are zoonotic in origin. It behooves veterinarians and medical health care professionals to review the life cycles and clinical implications of common zoonotic diseases. This talk will discuss several zoonotic diseases from both the human and veterinary health care perspectives. Toxocariasis, Echinococcosis, Lyme disease, Leptospirosis and Capnocytophaga will be discussed in detail from both the human and veterinary perspectives. The knowledge of life cycles, transmission patterns and human health concerns will help veterinarians to better council their clients with regards to prevention of these diseases in their patients and clients. This learning activity includes

This learning activity includes four capsules that examine both sides of the coin for:

  • Echinococcosis 
  • Lyme disease 
  • Leptospirosis & capnocytophaga 
  • Toxocariasis 
All four capsules must be completed to earn 2.5 credits. Visit the CommuniVET website.


New threats, new protocols: Future-proofing your small animal parasite protocols Watch this webinar to learn about how you can future-proof your clinic’s small animal parasite protocols. In this session, parasitologist Prof. Christopher Fernandez-Prada will: Provide an overview of the new Canadian Parasitology Expert Panel (CPEP) guidelines; Highlight a few emerging parasitic threats, such as the Echinococcus tapeworm, that have been the focus of several recently published scientific studies; and Examine the importance of proper diagnosis and current prevention protocols for your patients. Accredited for 1 CE credit. Visit the CommuniVET website.


Cannabis in clinical practice Part 1: Legislative and regulatory status of cannabis in Canada Legislative and regulatory status of cannabis in Canada; a brief look back at the history of cannabis prohibition and legalization, followed by a more comprehensive look at our current legislation and how that impacts veterinary clients, patients and veterinary professionals. Note: RVTs who have attended either the OAVT 2019 Conference cannabis sessions, or this session at the Canadian Symposium in Veterinary Cannabinoid Medicine in June 2019 (Ajax), may not claim CE credit for listening to this webinar, if both webinar participation and conference attendance fall within the same collection period. Per the OAVT CE Policy - "Repeated participation in identical CE activities will receive credit once per collection period." Accredited for 1 CE credit. Visit the CommuniVET website.


Cannabis in clinical practice Part 2: Harm Reduction Education & Safety of Our Patients The legalization and growing acceptance of both medical and adult-use cannabis has led many pet families to explore the use of cannabis-based therapies for their pets. It is important for them to understand, however, that there are risks associated with the inappropriate use of these products. Harm reduction and education focuses on information and strategies to help clients who choose to use cannabis products for their pets, to administer it in the safest and most appropriate manner.

Accredited for 1 CE credit. Visit the CommuniVET website.


THE UNIQUE CHALLENGES OF DENTAL CARE FOR SMALL-BREED DOGS- Find out why small and toy breeds often need advanced periodontal therapy (including tooth extraction) much earlier in life than larger dogs do, and get tips on when and how to initiate periodontal care in at-risk patients... all from the comfort of your home or office! Learn more at This is accredited for 1 CE credit with the OAVT.


Strategies for sanity: Saying “No” and setting boundaries- Do you and/or members of your veterinary team sometimes struggle with “staying sane” and maintaining a healthy work‐life balance? Discover practical strategies for setting boundaries and saying “no,” as well as examples of how to communicate effectively... all from the comfort of your home or office! Presented by Marie Holowaychuk, DVM, Dipl. ACVECC, CYT.

Credits: Worth 1 CEC Visit the CommuniVET website.


Don’ t wait! Don’t hesitate! The importance of feeding critically ill cats and dogs - Malnutrition is much more common in veterinary patients than you may realize. Drs. Bersenas and Parr will discuss why early enteral nutrition, using feeding tubes, should be a priority for critically ill cats and dogs. They will also talk about key nutrients for recovery and provide dietary examples. Lastly, they will utilize common case examples to demonstrate appropriate feeding strategies when using feeding tubes.

Accredited for 1 CE credit. Visit the CommuniVET website.


Euthanasia A new CommuniVET webinar has been approved for 1 CE credit with the OAVT. This is a learning activity on the topic of euthanasia, with two components:

1. An on-demand webcast, entitled "Euthanasia - Reducing stress while adding value".

In this webcast, Dr. Mason shares tips to help veterinarians, as well as other members of the in-clinic team, to better assist pet owners in making this most difficult decision. Special attention is given to communication by reconsidering the vocabulary to use and the relevant information to share. She also talks about the logistics related to euthanasia appointments in order to improve the experience for everyone involved, while providing tips on self-care for veterinarians and in-clinic staff. Link for video: 54db88ef0&profile_id=164

2. A video snapshot, entitled "Pre-euthanasia sedation - Winning protocols!"

The well-being of their faithful companions during end-of-life care is absolutely paramount for pet owners. In this Scientific Snapshot, Dr. Céline Leheurteux, creator of Euthabag®, examines why sedation should be part of the euthanasia process. Among other things, she discusses practice standards, the two-injection technique and the benefits of sedation. She also shares magic protocols to make the experience as pleasant as possible. Link for video: c12c5b336&profile_id=164

Accredited for 1 CE credit. Visit the CommuniVET website.


Canine Flu: Are You Ready?A video presentation featuring Jason Stull, VMD, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM and an additional reading on canine flu from the AVMA.

Accredited for 1 CE credit. Visit the CommuniVET website.


Feline Arthritis: Understanding the Silent Pain (sponsored by Elanco) In this webinar, Dr. St Denis will provide an overview of feline arthritis. She will start off by explaining the terminology associated with degenerative joint disease (DJD). Then, she will discuss what can cause the disease and which cats can be affected. Throughout the presentation, she will list clinical signs of DJD and how to diagnose the disease, while providing advice to help clients recognize if their cat is suffering from arthritis. Finally, she will share her views on treatment options.

Accredited for 1 CE credit. Visit the CommuniVET website.


Calcium homeostasis: understanding the hypercalcemic cat. Total calcium, ionized calcium, parathyroid hormone, and vitamin D: understanding calcium regulation in the cat can be bewildering. This session will focus on a practical approach to understanding calcium regulation in cats, hypercalcemia, as well as diagnostic tests, and options for therapy.

Accredited for 1.5CE credits. Visit the CommuniVET website.


Parasiticide Protocols - KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid) "to Kill a Parasite" Dr. Danny Joffe will provide an overview of the development of clinical parasiticide protocols. These protocols respond to the need expressed by clients who want consistent recommendations from their veterinary staff in terms of parasite prevention and elimination. In addition, these protocols help to determine what parasites need to be killed or prevented and why, and how this will be accomplished. Throughout the webinar, Dr. Joffe will also touch on the clinical signs of the most common parasites, their diagnosis and their treatment, i.e. ticks, fleas, heartworms, etc. Finally, he will discuss team education and implementation, as well as how these protocols allow for proper in-clinic compliance.

Accredited for 1 CE credit. Visit the CommuniVET website.


Claw counselling: helping cats keep their claws Despite controversy, feline onychectomy remains a common surgical procedure in North America. This session will focus on a review of recent literature about the adverse effects of declawing and how to talk to owners about practical alternatives.

Accredited for 1.5CE credits. Visit the CommuniVET website.


Fear Free: Creating Great Experiences  Fear Free is an organization whose mission is to reduce or eliminate Fear, Anxiety and Stress (FAS) in pets by inspiring and educating those who care for them. During this one‐hour webcast presentation, Dr. Jonathan Bloom will talk about what Fear FreeSM is, why it’s important, as well as the negative impact that FAS has on pets and their owners. He reviews the many signs of FAS and how to address them. He will also discuss the most important and impactful changes in veterinary medicine in terms of managing FAS, while elevating the level of healthcare provided by veterinary teams to ensure the well‐being of all parties involved.

Accredited for 1 CE credit. Visit the CommuniVET website.


A practical approach to the dyspneic cat. The dyspneic cat is a common clinical presentation in small animal medicine with many potential underlying causes. This session will focus on a smart and strategic diagnostic approach to maximize the chances of success.

Accredited for 1.5CE credits. Visit the CommuniVET website.


No more stones! Bladder uroliths in cats. Uroliths in the lower urinary tract are common in cats worldwide. This presentation with review our understanding of the risk factors for stone formation, diagnostic methods for urolith detection and estimation of composition, as well as advances in the least invasive methods for treatment.

Accredited for 1.5CE credits. Visit the CommuniVET website.



Intestinal Microbiota and Dysbiosis‐Diagnosis and Metabolic Consequences This presentation will help you understand the intestinal microbiota in health and disease (with focus on acute diarrhea and chronic intestinal inflammation), the methods for evaluation of the intestinal microbiota, and how therapeutic manipulation (antibiotics, probiotics, diet, fecal microbiota transplantation) can help in the management of chronic enteropathies. Presented by Jan Suchodolski, DrMedVet, PhD, AGAF, Dipl. ACVM

Accredited for 1 CE credit. Visit the CommuniVET website.



Ending pet obesity: A national survey review. Nearly 200 veterinary professionals recently responded to a CommuniVET survey to share their opinions and practices related to weight management programs for dogs and cats. This presentation is your chance to review the survey with a panel of three Canadian veterinary experts

Accredited for 1 CE credit. Visit the CommuniVET website.



Senior nutrition: Do old dogs and cats need new tricks? Almost one third of our pet population are seniors. And as our pets age, they are at an increased risk for health conditions such as osteoarthritis, cognitive decline, renal disease, dental disease, and more. But what does that mean for us besides recommending more frequent check ups and screening tests? How can we help our aging pets stay healthy pets? Nutrition can play a central role!

Accredited for 1 CE credit. Visit the CommuniVET website.



Dr. Meaghan Bell - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Online Program: This program includes weekly sessions for 8 weeks. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an evidence-based program that offers participants the possibility of developing a different relationship to stress through mindfulness movement and meditation. The majority of MBSR participants report lasting decreases in psychological and physical symptoms exacerbated by chronic stress (such as chronic pain, sleep disturbances, and anxiety). Learn more by visiting Questions? Email Completing the full program has been approved for 2 credits with the OAVT, under Category 3.



Compassion Fatigue within the Veterinary Medicine Profession, from Gateway Pet Memorial Inc.: In this training session, Colleen Best, DVM, PhD, CCFP, takes participants through the specifics of compassion fatigue. She outlines what it is, how to recognize the signs in yourself and in others. You will be given practical tools to help prevent compassion fatigue and to recover from it. To register: Worth 1 CE credit.



Good Grief; Making a difficult circumstance more comfortable, from Gateway Pet Memorial Inc.: In this course, Rebecca Rose, CVT, Certified Career Coach, discusses the many stages of grieving while providing practical advice to help guide your clients through their grief. To register: Worth 1 CE credit.




GI upset in dogs and cats - This webinar is designed to provide veterinary professionals with a better understanding of the causes, presentations, and treatment options in regard to managing acute to chronic GI upset in dogs and cats. Learn why feeding through GI upset is now recommended over the traditional recommendation of fasting, and the move away from antibiotics as treatment for GI upset. Dr. Ian Sandler introduces the products in Grey Wolf’s +GI portfolio and outlines how they are used in each stage of GI upset, and how they can be packaged together as a GI Emergency Kit to reduce unnecessary visits to the clinic and keep everyone safe. Dr. Sandler explains how the +GI products are effective in maximizing clinical outcomes and getting patients back on their paws, sooner. Worth 0.5 CE credit. To register visit:



Wound Care and Moist Wound Healing with Dr. Ian Sandler - This webinar is designed to give a comprehensive understanding of the principles of wound healing in veterinary medicine. Dr. Sandler discusses each stage of wound healing from the initial assessment to debridement, management of exudate and dead space, and protection of the wound site. Learn about the Grey Wolf Animal Health advanced veterinary wound-healing portfolio, and which wound dressings are best used during each stage of wound healing. Participants will gain a better understanding of how moist wound healing offers better, faster, and easier wound management. Worth 1 CE credit. To register visit:



Wound Healing 101 with Dr. Ian Sandler - This webinar is designed to give veterinary professionals a better understanding of wound management in veterinary medicine. Starting with the foundations of wound care, the webinar explores; the anatomy of the skin, the physiology of wound healing, the different types of wounds, and stages of wound healing. Dr. Sandler goes into further detail discussing debridement, managing exudate, dead space, and infection, and the importance of providing a moist wound healing environment to maximize clinical outcomes. Worth 0.5 CE credits.. To register visit:



Hill's Veterinary Nutritional Advocate Program (VNA): sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition. This program includes 3 modules. Please visit VNA website for more details. Worth 6 CE credits per module, with a total of 18 CE Credits for completing all 3 modules.





Bravecto Webinar: New from Merck, available as of mid-February 2020 up until the end of the year. In this live one on one webinar, we will go through the new CPEP guidelines, we will do an overview of flea and ticks and also discuss the latest updates on Bravecto. Worth 0.5 CE credits. To register, contact



Radiation Safety Institute of Canada

This four module course in x-ray safety awareness is focused on the use of x-rays in veterinary practice. Regulatory aspects covered are for the province of Ontario. Certificate will be issued upon completion.

This program should take roughly 5 hours, and has been approved by the OAVT for 4 CE credits.

Visit to register.


Become a Nutrition Counsellor with Royal Canin

Become an expert in cat and dog nutrition by enrolling in the Royal Canin Knowledge Portal to help meet your patients' precise nutritional needs. Through the comprehensive curriculum, you will earn CE and points by successfully completing modules that can later be redeemed for rewards.  

If you are new to the Counsellor Program please contact your Royal Canin Technical Sales Representative to get signed up. Already to sign up? 

Visit the Royal Canin Veterinary Portal to start learning. Most modules worth 2 CE credits, but varies depending on length of time required.   


Medical Device Reprocessing in All Appropriate Settings: A Myth-Busting Course

Presenter: Daniel Harvey, CMDRT, RVT, AHT, LAT, N

Course Description: This course covers the basics of medical device reprocessing, i.e. cleaning, disinfection, decontamination, and sterilization of surgical instruments. The syllabus is composed of 26 chapters with discussion groups and a graded quiz for each chapter. The instructor will personally monitor the discussion groups daily, to ensure your learning.

Visit the Steri+ Consulting website to register. Worth 4 CE credits.   



Veterinary Clinic Cleaning and Disinfection Program: From Vetoquinol Canada. Cleaning and disinfection guide for animal health facilities. Step-by-step protocols and techniques for employees responsible for the cleaning and disinfection of animal care facilities. This one hour program is worth 1 CE credit with the OAVT. To register, visit

Vetoquinol - Stress Affects Health and Behaviour: This webcast on stress-related issues in companion animals to better understand the relationship between stress, health and behaviour. Worth 1.5 CE credits. To view this webcast, visit Vetoquinol's online CE page


ZENTONIL - "Doc, Does My Pet Really Need All These Medications to Treat His Liver Disease?": This 1.5 hour webcast is presented by Dr. Lisa Carioto to better understand hepatic disease and the multitude of treatments that exist. Worth 1.5 CE credits. To view this webcast, click here


ZTalk Webseries: ZTalk is a webseries that gives an accessible and easy in-clinic behavioural approach. The presenter is a well-known behaviourist, Dr. Martin Godbout. Approved for 1 CE credit. Click here to register.

Pet Dentistry and Periodontology Course: In this detailed streaming presentation, Dr. Peter Emily, DDS, Hon. AVDC covers a variety of topics concerning the health issue most commonly witnessed in veterinary practices: dental disease. Dr. Emily provides a comprehensive outline of periodontal disease progression and also stresses the importance of preventative measures including home care and regular dental examinations. Also covered are the aspects involved in treatment through a detailed outline of routine and complicated dental prophylaxis in the veterinary practice. This 1 hour online opportunity is worth 1 CE Credit. Contact your Vetrex representative to book or email





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