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Upcoming CE Seminars & Events

Start DateEvent Name 
April 2, 2024

04-02-2024 Techniques for food and non-food distraction

The Edmonton Association of Small Animal Veterinarians presents a Behaviour series of webinars and wet-labs for everyone on the veterinary team…

Calm, Confident & In Control: Training for a cooperative veterinary visit behaviour series
Attendance to both webinars is mandatory for attendance to the lab.
If registering for the lab, DO NOT REGISTER AND PAY FOR THE LECTURES. You will be registered manually for those. 

Webinar # 1: Techniques for food and non-food distraction
Speaker: Jessica Benoit, RVT, VTS (Behaviour), KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA, Elite Fear-free certified
Description: Animals can learn to make positive associations with veterinary procedures & care using food and non-food distraction. In this presentation attendees will learn the importance of observing body language, use their own body language in a manner that prevents and alleviates fear, anxiety, and stress and how to practically apply distraction techniques.
 
Date:
Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Time: 7-8:30 pm

Fees: 
EASAV/CAVM DVMs & unregistered support staff: $26.25
EASAV RVTs/AHTs: $15.75        Non-member
 DVMs: $52.50

Click the Register button to register for this event.
A video of this webinar will be available through our video library for only 6-8 weeks following the live webinar.

Anyone with a user profile can register & pay for multiple people at once.



registration closed
April 10, 2024

04-10-2024 Cooperative veterinary care: getting consent at the vet

The Edmonton Association of Small Animal Veterinarians presents a Behaviour series of webinars and wet-labs for everyone on the veterinary team…

Calm, Confident & In Control: Training for a cooperative veterinary visit behaviour series
Attendance to both webinars is mandatory for attendance to the lab.
If registering for the lab, DO NOT REGISTER AND PAY FOR THE LECTURES. You will be registered manually for those. 

Webinar # 2: Cooperative veterinary care: getting consent at the vet
Speaker: Jessica Benoit, RVT, VTS (Behaviour), KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA, Fear-free certified speaker

Description: Learn what cooperative care means & how we can teach consent behaviours & the importance of choice when teaching patients to participate in their own veterinary care. Consent behaviours discussed will include stationing & chin rest, the benefits of using predictor cues for cooperative veterinary care training and how to transfer this type of training to veterinary procedures.
 
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Time: 7-8:30 pm

Fees: 
EASAV/CAVM DVMs & unregistered support staff: $26.25
EASAV AHTs: $15.75        Non-member DVMs: $52.50

Click the Register button to register for this event.
A video of this webinar will be available through our video library for only 6-8 weeks following the live webinar.

Anyone with a user profile can register & pay for multiple people at once.


registration closed
April 14, 2024

04-14-2024 AM Wet-lab: Cooperative Care Training

The Edmonton Association of Small Animal Veterinarians presents a Behaviour series of webinars and wet-labs for everyone on the veterinary team…

Calm, Confident & In Control: Training for a cooperative veterinary visit behaviour series
Attendance to both webinars is mandatory for attendance to the lab.
If registering for the lab, DO NOT REGISTER AND PAY FOR THE LECTURES. You will be registered manually for those. 

AM Wet-lab: Cooperative Care Training (attendance limited to 12 attendees)
Speaker: Jessica Benoit, RVT, VTS (Behaviour), KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA, Elite Fear-free certified.
Facilitators: Shelby Mildenberger, RVT, KPA-CTP, Elite Fear Free Certified, Low Stress Handling Certified,
Janna Stachniak, RVT, Fear Free Certified (veterinary, trainer) & Christy Chow, RVT, Elite Fear Free Certified

Description: Attendees will spend time with RVTs/dog trainers with a variety of live dogs and cats on the following behaviours and concepts: targeting & stationing (nose/paw), chin rest, predictor cues, desensitizing & counter-conditioning to equipment. 

Date: Sunday, April 14, 2024
Time: 10:30 am - 12 pm

Fees: EASAV/CAVM Members and unregistered support staff: 

EASAV/CAVM DVM Members: $260.00        Other DVMs: $320
EASAV AHT Members:  $240.00                      Other AHTs/unregistered staff (if space permits): $260.00      

Registrations are limited to registered veterinary staff. 
Click the Register button to register for this event.

Anyone with a user profile can register & pay for multiple people at once.



registration closed
April 14, 2024

04-14-2024 PM Wet-lab waitlist: Cooperative Care Training

The Edmonton Association of Small Animal Veterinarians presents a Behaviour series of webinars and wet-labs for everyone on the veterinary team…

THIS EVENT SLOT IS FOR A WAIT LIST. If we fill 12 spots, we will open up a second afternoon lab. 

Calm, Confident & In Control: Training for a cooperative veterinary visit behaviour series

PM Wet-lab: Cooperative Care Training (attendance limited to 12 attendees)
Attendance to both webinars is mandatory for attendance to the lab.
If registering for the lab, DO NOT REGISTER AND PAY FOR THE LECTURES. You will be registered manually for those. 

Speaker: Jessica Benoit, RVT, VTS (Behaviour), KPA, CTP, CPDT-KA, Fear-free certified speaker
Facilitators: Shelby Mildenberger, RVT, KPA, CTP, Elite Fear Free Certified, Low Stress Handling Certified,
Janna Stachniak, RVT, Fear Free Certified (veterinary, trainer) & Christy Chow, RVT, Elite Fear Free Certified

Description: Attendees will spend time with RVTs/dog trainers with a variety of live dogs and cats on the following behaviours and concepts: targeting & stationing (nose/paw), chin rest, predictor cues, desensitizing & counter-conditioning to equipment. 

Date: Sunday, April 14, 2024
Time: 12-1:30 pm
Location: Companion Veterinary Clinic
Address: 
Blackburn Dr W Southwest #8, Edmonton, AB T6W 2K5

Fees: EASAV/CAVM Members and unregistered support staff: 

EASAV/CAVM DVM Members: $260.00        Other DVMs: $320
EASAV AHT Members:  $240.00                      Other AHTs/unregistered staff: $260.00      

Registrations are limited to registered veterinary staff. 
Click the Register button to register for this event.

Anyone with a user profile can register & pay for multiple people at once.



registration closed
May 5, 2024

05-05-2024 A Cornucopia Of Important Veterinary Stuff

A Cornucopia Of Important Veterinary Stuff – an in-person CE event

Speaker: Daniel Joffe, DVM, DABVP (Emeritus) Canine & Feline Practice
Topics: Raw Food Diets – The Science; Antimicrobial Resistance – The New Reality; Mistakes I’ve Made & Stuff I’ve Learned; Feline Diabetes – What is new & cool for cats; Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex (CIRDC)

Date: Sunday, May 5, 2024
Time: 9 am - 4 pm (includes breakfast and lunch); Registrations at 8:15 am
Location: NAIT Main Campus: Shaw Theatre (Room X123)
This seminar will be recorded & available for streaming at a later date.

Fees:
   

EASAV/CAVM Members & students: $105.00                  Non-member DVMs: $157.50
EASAV Member AHTs: $78.25                                              Other RVTs: $105.00  

Unregistered support staff can register, then skip payment (amount owing will be adjusted)

If registering multiple staff online, including students & unregistered staff, please email us to disclose their names before paying so amounts can be adjusted prior to payment!

Click the Register button to register for this event.
Videos of this session and other seminars will be available through our video library.

Anyone with a user profile can register & pay for multiple people at once.  

June 7, 2024

06-07-2024 Milton Ness Memorial Teddy Bear Hospital

Edmonton and area veterinary professionals are invited to participate in the Dr. Milton Ness Memorial Teddy Bear Hospital at the Edmonton Valley Zoo's Dreamnight at the Zoo
Click here to see full event information on our Veterinary Community Connections page

Location: Edmonton Valley Zoo (in the white tent on the Wander)
Date: Friday, June 7, 2024
Event Time: 4:30-9:00pm

Volunteer set-up: 12:00 -4:00 pm

Volunteer shifts timings: 4:15-7:15 pm & 7-10 pm

We are looking for Teddy Bear Hospital committee members to help organize and plan for this year's & future year's events. Email us at info@easav.ca if you can attend 1-3 meetings before & after this year's event. Click on the blue details button for more information about this committee and our event! 


We're using SignUp (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to help you sign up for shifts at this year's Teddy Bear Hospital


Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:


1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp: https://signup.com/go/NyFankr

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.


Note: SignUp does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Location: Big White top tent just to the left (on the Wander) after you enter the zoo gates. 

June 16, 2024

06-16-2024 EASAV Member Father's Day Picnic at the Edmonton Valley Zoo

EASAV Members and their families are invited to join us for a Father's Day picnic at the Edmonton Valley Zoo!

Date: Sunday, June 16, 2024
Venue: Edmonton Valley Zoo
Time: 10 am - 4 pm; Picnic lunch from 11 am - 1 pm
Attendance includes free admission to the zoo for the day for EASAV Voting and Associate members, their spouse or a guest +/- children and a picnic lunch in the big tent on the Wander. 

Registration Deadline is Wednesday, June 12, 2024!
If bringing guests and family, please register by email to info@easav.ca. If you are attending alone, you can register online. 
Please include all dietary restrictions. 

Sponsored by: Royal Canin

November 17, 2024

11-17-2024 RECOVER CPR Rescuer Wet Lab

*Prerequisite: RECOVER CPR: BLS & ALS Certifications
Link to RECOVER website: You must register, pay for & complete these two online courses on your own, prior to attending the lab.

Date: Sunday, November 17, 2024
Time: 9 am - 2 pm; registrations & breakfast at 8:30 am
Location: WDDC: 17611-109A Avenue, NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5S 2W4
Instructors:

Julie Menard, DVM, DACVECC RECOVER Certified BLS & ALS (CPR) Rescuer & Instructor

Nanci Bond, DVM, RECOVER Certified BLS & ALS (CPR) Rescuer & Instructor

Lab participants limited to 12