Free Courses

 

VetMedTeam courses include free RACE and VHMA approved offerings. Some of the free courses are in cooperation with veterinary companies and organizations who value the veterinary practice team and understand the role education plays in the delivery of quality medicine.

These courses are open enrollment, meaning participants may enroll at any time. Upon submission of the enrollment, the participant is immediately added to the course. The course welcome email provides login and other important information.

To learn more about a group of offerings, or an individual course, including RACE credit status, click within the specific section below. If you have any questions please contact us at ce@vetmedteam.com.

 


 
  MightyVet Free Webinar - Confronting the Stigma of Suicide: Shining Light on a Dark Subject - July 19, 2018 2PM Eastern
This is the 5th webinar in a series addressing the crisis in veterinary medicine. If you have not yet seen any of the first 4, access to them is via sections below.

Suicide is a problem in veterinary medicine. For many people it is a dark topic and very uncomfortable to discuss. Suicide and mental health needs to no longer be a hidden problem. Veterinarians, as doctors and as healers, are entrusted with managing chronic disease on a daily basis. It is time we turn that lens on ourselves.

This webinar will present the underlying causes of suicide, discuss the stigma associated with suicide, and, more importantly, outline how to recognize the warning signs in our peers before it happens.

For those who cannot attend the live offering, VetMedTeam will be creating a free self-study format course shortly after the webinar. A newsletter will be sent out when the course is open for enrollment. All who enroll in the live webinar, regardless of live attendance, will be sent an email with information as well.

MightyVet Free Webinar - Confronting the Stigma of Suicide: Shining Light on a Dark Subject - July 19, 2018 2PM Eastern
 
 

 
  Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs: Oh, My Aching Back
This free course utilizes the webinar archive from the live presentation.

Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is the most common spinal problem in dogs. This webinar will discuss the anatomy and pathophysiology of type I and type II IVDD in the cervical and thoracolumbar regions as well as diagnostics and medical and surgical treatment options. Included are recommendations for obtaining diagnostic radiographs of each spinal region and advice on when to refer these patients. Acute non-compressive nucleus pulposus extrusion will be also be described.

Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs: Oh, My Aching Back
 
 

 
  MightyVet #1 - Costs of Care and Economic Limitations: The Impact on Animal Welfare and Your Career Satisfaction
This free course utilizes the webinar archive from the live presentation by Barry Kipperman DVM, DACVIM. This webinar was the 1st in a series of webinars designed to open a discussion regarding the burnout epidemic within the veterinary community.

In a study conducted by the doctor and others, results indicated the profession needs to take action at the educational and organizational levels. Veterinarians and their teams need to be aware of the detrimental effects the lack of pro-active discussion of the cost of care with pet owners has on patient outcomes. And these detrimental effects directly affect veterinarians, credentialed technicians, and all team members. There is an epidemic of burnout, career turnover, and even suicide. Finding ways to address the financial limitations of pet owners is one of a number of factors in stemming this tide.

The results of the survey are eye-opening and an hour spent listening to Dr. Kipperman review his results will provide food for thought well worth the time invested. Please share this educational opportunity with members of your team and profession.

MightyVet #1 - Costs of Care and Economic Limitations: The Impact on Animal Welfare and Your Career Satisfaction
 
 

 
  MightyVet #2 - Finding Your Authentic Sustainable Career in Veterinary Medicine
This free course utilizes the webinar archive from the live presentation. This webinar was the 2nd in a series of webinars designed to open a discussion regarding the burnout epidemic within the veterinary community.

It would be very hard to overstate the value of this topic. This one hour presentation could easily impact the rest of your life for the better. This is not just for veterinarians but for all team members as it reaches beyond work and into one's life itself. The thoughts and concepts Kimberly Pope-Robinson, DVM, CCFP shares can help make a difference that no one should be without.

MightyVet #2 - Finding Your Authentic Sustainable Career in Veterinary Medicine
 
 

 
  MightyVet#3 - Ethics Exhaustion: When Your Sense of Right is Wronged
This free course utilizes the webinar archive from the live presentation. This webinar was the 3rd in a series of webinars designed to open a discussion regarding the burnout epidemic within the veterinary community. Join Dr. Sonnya Dennis to learn about a new concept, Ethics Exhaustion, and how it is different from Compassion Fatigue and other emotional problems seen in our profession. Learn how Ethics Exhaustion affects you, as a person and us, as a profession, no matter what role you play on the veterinary team.
MightyVet#3 - Ethics Exhaustion: When Your Sense of Right is Wronged
 
 

 
  MightyVet #4 - CPR for the Veterinary Soul
This free course utilizes the webinar archive from the live presentation. This webinar was the 4th in a series of webinars designed to open a discussion regarding the burnout epidemic within the veterinary community. One in six veterinarians considers suicide at some point in their career. Research shows that there are elevated rates of anxiety, alcohol abuse, depression and work stress. In this lecture Drs. Carrie Jurney and Nichole Blackmer McArthur, of the 15,000 veterinarian strong support group Not One More Vet, will ask the question: Is this career literally killing us?

So please join us, as they try to revive the soul of this great profession.

MightyVet #4 - CPR for the Veterinary Soul
 
 

 
  When Caring Hurts: Managing Compassion Fatigue
Compassion fatigue can be described as the "cost of caring for others in emotional need." The impact of compassion fatigue is now being realized by the veterinary community. Every veterinary team member is exposed to this potentially career-ending emotion. Unless it is identified and managed, it could have very detrimental effects.

It is vital to identify compassion fatigue and to manage the stressors associated with it, both in oneself and in others. And compassion fatigue not only has an impact on the "self" but on the "practice" as well, severely affecting the client and patient.The information shared in this free course is vital for every member of the team.

When Caring Hurts: Managing Compassion Fatigue
 
 

 
  Veterinary Nurse Initiative Webinar Archive
This webinar was provided for free because VetMedTeam believes in both the value of credentialed veterinary technicians and the open discussion of issues affecting their careers and the patients they serve.

The webinar was not designed to further specific medical or scientific topics nor to be used towards license renewal, it does not carry RACE credits nor are certificates of attendance provided. Therefore this link is solely for the archive of the recording.

Please take a moment to share this with your colleagues and classmates.

Veterinary Nurse Initiative Webinar Archive
 
 

 
  Merck Animal Health eLearning
Merck Animal Health is dedicated to preserving and improving the health, well-being and performance of animals through science. They offer the widest range of veterinary pharmaceuticals, parasiticides, vaccines and health management solutions. They support the veterinary practice team through a selection of free courses designed to increase knowledge and facilitate the delivery of excellent medical services.
Merck Animal Health eLearning
 
 

 
  The Merck Veterinary Manual CE Portal
Utilizing content from the Merck Veterinary Manual, VetMedTeam is please to provide the veterinary practice team with free educational opportunities for RACE approved non-interactive CE.
The Merck Veterinary Manual CE Portal
 
 

 
  Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences, Inc. eLearning
Urinary tract infections are common in dogs (and cats as they get older and/or have health issues) and can be challenging when they are not properly diagnosed and managed. Owner frustration may grow if a UTI never completely resolves or seems to keep coming back, creating a poor perception of case management in the hospital. This free course is designed to help veterinary team members become acquainted with the causes of urinary tract infections, implement efficient diagnostic protocols and review treatment options to aid in the management of the disease.
Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences, Inc. eLearning
 
 

 
  CSI: Case Study Investigation
Each free CSI: Case Study Investigation course tracks a patient from initial presentation to discharge and follow-up. Each case study provides participants with an interesting, realistic scenario. Through a series of questions set at important decision points, each course leads the participant through the case study with the goal being to assist the technician and veterinarian in applying the course information to their own patients.
CSI: Case Study Investigation
 
 

 
  What Every Practitioner Should Know About Shelter Medicine
Shelter medicine is a growing specialty within veterinary medicine. It is vital for veterinarians, and the entire practice team, to have an appreciation for shelter medicine as it has evolved and to understand the challenges facing modern shelter medicine.
What Every Practitioner Should Know About Shelter Medicine
 
 

 
  Kidney Disease and Nutrition - Yes They Will Eat - NAVTA Convention 2017
NAVTA has opened this CE article to all members of the veterinary practice team free of charge. A copy of THE NAVTA Journal's 2017 Convention issue is provided as a downloadable PDF within the course. Participants do not need to have a copy of the Journal on hand.
Kidney Disease and Nutrition - Yes They Will Eat - NAVTA Convention 2017
 
 

 
  The Role of Nutrition and Client Communication in Dogs with Food Allergies - NAVTA Convention 2018
NAVTA has opened this CE article to all members of the veterinary practice team free of charge. A copy of THE NAVTA Journal's 2018 Convention issue is provided as a downloadable PDF within the course. Participants do not need to have a copy of the Journal on hand.
The Role of Nutrition and Client Communication in Dogs with Food Allergies - NAVTA Convention 2018
 
 

 
  Focus on Fecal Diagnostics
Skill in the conduct and interpretation of fecal examinations is important if internal parasites are to be accurately diagnosed and effectively treated. The performance of reliable and accurate fecal examinations requires knowledge of the procedures, a thorough familiarity with the important parasites of dogs and cats, and an understanding of how to use this information in a reliable parasite control strategy. This free course provided by VetMedTeam will help provide information and training addressing many components of fecal diagnostics.
Focus on Fecal Diagnostics
 
 

 
  Focus on Companion Animal Zoonosis
Zoonosis refers to diseases that can be passed from animals, whether wild or domesticated, to humans. These Zoonotic diseases can be caused by protozoa, parasitic worms, or transmitted by vectors in the form of fleas and ticks. This free course provides the veterinary team with basic information regarding the infection potential for the most common zoonotic diseases of dogs and cats.
Focus on Companion Animal Zoonosis
 
 

 
  Implementing the AAHA-AVMA Preventive Healthcare Guidelines for Dogs and Cats
This free course is designed to help practices, and practice team members, become acquainted with the components of the guidelines and to help facilitate implementation. Practice team members will understand how implementation of these guidelines can help to increase the level of preventive care provided to patients, leading to a stronger practice and improved delivery of quality veterinary medicine.
Implementing the AAHA-AVMA Preventive Healthcare Guidelines for Dogs and Cats
 
 

 
  On the Floor @Dove Case Study Files
Case Study Files courses take veterinary technicians through a case scenario from presentation to discharge...
On the Floor @Dove Case Study Files
 
 

 
  Feline Senior Guidelines
The American Association of Feline Practitioners has developed a set of general guidelines for the care of the aging cat. The guidelines are an excellent foundation for the development of senior cat protocols. The guidelines form the core of this course. Combined with additional components, this course will help train every member of the practice team. "Old age is not a disease" may be an oft repeated phrase, but it is still an important message of the AAFP senior guidelines.
Feline Senior Guidelines
 
 

 
  Tips from the Trenches
This free course is designed to assist veterinary students, new graduate veterinary associates, and seasoned associates that need a "boost". It is for those individuals that are interested in self-improvement as well as getting ideas and thoughts from other veterinarians that have been in your shoes.
Tips from the Trenches