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 enroll, first log into VetMedTeam and then select your course(s). If you are not yet a member, your free membership may be submitted via the "Join Now" link in the upper right. If you are not sure if you are a member, just email us at the address below.

Webinars: Live webinars are open to all in the veterinary community; membership in VetMedTeam is not required to enroll.

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: Talking Money – How to Understand and Negotiate Compensation June 18, 2019 at 3PM Eastern
This is the 9th webinar in a series addressing the wellness crisis in veterinary medicine. If you have not yet seen any of the first 8, access to them is via the MightyVet group below. This live webinar has been submitted to RACE for vets and techs for 1 interactive credit.

If you are unable to make this date and time, please submit a registration anyway. A RACE-approved course will be created using the webinar archive. All who register for the webinar will be sent post-webinar information, including enrollment links, about a week after the webinar.

Veterinarians may be born with a love for animals but it takes a great deal of time, effort, commitment, and financial investment to be able to “hang their shingle.” Unfortunately, veterinarians are seldom trained in the non-medical parts of being a successful doctor. Critical to that success is an understanding of compensation and the art of negotiation.

During her presentation, Dr. Davidow will discuss how to make sense of a job offer and how to make sure you earn what you deserve. She will share sources of information on standard benefits, pay ranges, and differences in cost of living. Also, Dr. Davidow will outline the different ways salary and production based pay can be structured and why the devil is in the details. Then she will explain how to approach a contract negotiation so that everyone wins.

MightyVet: Talking Money – How to Understand and Negotiate Compensation June 18, 2019 at 3PM Eastern
 
 

 
  CBD in Veterinary Medicine: The Science and Clinical Application
This course was made possible through an educational partnership with CompanionCBD.

Cannabidiol (CBD) and Hemp Oil based products have become increasingly sought after remedies by pet owners. Josh Sosnow, DVM, discusses how CBD can be safely used in practice to augment more traditional therapies. He outlines the current state of regulation pertaining to CBD and the hemp industry. In addition, he covers the basics of the endocannabinoid system and its many functions. The goal is to provide veterinarians, and practice team members, with a scientific foundation to discuss using CBD to aid in the management of a variety of conditions.

Dr. Sosnow also addresses the phytocannabionids, the pharmacokinetics and pharamacodynamics of CBD, along with clinical applications of cannabidiol (CBD), and future directions for the study of CBD in veterinary patients.

This course is based on the archive of a 2-part webinar series and is RACE approved for both vets and techs.

CBD in Veterinary Medicine: The Science and Clinical Application
 
 

 
  Trupanion Sponsored Free Courses
Trupanion is a strong supporter of the veterinary practice team. They have sponsored free courses designed to help veterinarians and their teams provide quality medical care to patients. They recognize that in order to provide that care, teams need relevant education across both medical and non-medical topics.

Courses are RACE approved for vets and techs. To review and enroll in courses, please use this link.

Trupanion Sponsored Free Courses
 
 

 
  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
 
 

 
  MightyVet Free Webinar Archive Courses
MightyVet seeks to bridge the gap in veterinary education by ensuring veterinarians are informed of, and prepared for, the challenges they will face in practice. MightyVet is actively creating an industry-wide platform to support veterinary professionals in their career and well-being.

Since early 2017, VetMedTeam has supported the MightyVet initiative by hosting live webinars and creating self-study distance education courses, all RACE approved for vets and techs.

Live webinars are promoted individually when open for enrollment. To view the current line-up of MightyVet open-enrollment courses, please use this link.

MightyVet Free Webinar Archive Courses
 
 

 
  NAVTA Free CE Articles
The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) is a powerful advocate for veterinary technicians/nurses. This member based association publishes The NAVTA Journal every 2 months. Articles in the journal provide RACE approved CE NAVTA members may choose to take advantage of.

Every year NAVTA publishes a free annual convention issue, which contains one or more RACE approved CE articles. These CE opportunities are available for free and include a virtual copy of the convention issue. To view the free CE articles use this link.

NAVTA Free CE Articles
 
 

 
  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
 
 

 
  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
 
 

 
  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
 
 

 
  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
 
 

 
  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