continuing education

Upcoming Events:

 

Wild West Veterinary Conference | Oct. 3-7, 2018

Practical Continuing Education for Veterinary Professionals, including:  

  • Cutting Edge education on the industry’s hottest topics.
  • 40+ hours of CE presented by more than 50 internationally renowned speakers.
  • Exhibit Hall featuring the veterinary industry’s finest suppliers.
  • The WWVC offers daily breaks, hot lunches, exciting events and tours, and 250+ hours of CE packed in 4.5 days.
  • The award-winning Grand Sierra Resort and Casino plays host to WWVC 2018 offering affordable room rates, some of the best restaurants in Reno, entertainment, nightlife, quality service, and more.

Register Now!

 


Sea Turtle CE Program | Oct. 6, 2018

Join us for a program on Conservation Medicine for Vulnerable Turtles and Amphibians on Saturday, October 6, 2018.  This program will offer 6 CE hours and will be located at the College of Veterinary Medicine in Pullman, WA.  This program will run from 8:00 AM – 4:15 PM.  Limit of 20 veterinarians for the wet lab session. The cost is $150.00. To view the agenda and register, visit: https://apps.vetmed.wsu.edu/CVME/Event/Details/48

If registration for the lab fills, veterinarians can still attend the lecture session and earn 5 CE credits for $125.00.  To register visit: https://apps.vetmed.wsu.edu/CVME/Event/Details/50

Technicians are also allowed to attend the lecture session and can earn 5 CE credits for $80.00.  To register visit: https://apps.vetmed.wsu.edu/CVME/Event/Details/51

Questions?  Contact Katy Heaton at 509-335-1198 or CVME@vetmed.wsu.edu

 


Dental training classes | Oct. 13 & 14 and Oct. 21 & 21, 2018

  • October 13th | Level 1 class
  • October 14th  | Level 2 class
  • October 20th  | Level 1 class
  • October 21st | Level 2 class

Thank you for your inquiry regarding the dental training classes offered in Bozeman by Montana Pet Dentistry and Oral Surgery. Below are more details regarding these classes. If you have any other questions feel free to contact Dr. Woodward at:  montanapetdental@gmail.com

Class Content & Description: Both classes are a lecture/lab format and the numbers of participants is strictly limited to allow personal attention from the instructors. All instructors are highly experienced and have taught with Dr. Woodward for years. Tuition includes a light breakfast, drinks, lunch and digital class notes.

  • Level 1: Subjects  covered in the Level one class include dental radiology, interpretation of dental radiographs, oral pathology,  discussing dental economics with owners and providing a quality 12-step cleaning. This class is recommended for both doctors and technicians. While some of these tasks are typically delegated to technical staff, the subject material provides a valuable knowledge base for the level 2 class. It is up to your discretion, but doctors who elect to skip this class may find themselves struggling at times in the level 2 class.The lab section of the level 1 class utilizes digital dental radiology systems to obtain diagnostic dental radiographs of canine and feline cadaver specimens and also covers preparation of treatment plans and presentation of dental estimates to owners.
  • Level 2: The level two class is for doctors only.  No technicians or lay staff will participate in the level 2 lecture or lab. Topics to be covered include surgical extractions, retrieval of broken roots, repair of oro-nasal fistulas, local and regional anesthetic techniques, treatment of periodontal pockets with Doxirobe gel, bonded sealants for fractured teeth and gingivectomy for gingival hyperplasia using an electrosurgical unit. This class is limited to 6 doctors. Each attendee has their own delivery unit, cadaver specimen and will receive a brand new $140 instrument set to use in the lab and take home. Attendees will be asked to bring a few instruments (such as needle holders and thumb forceps) from their home clinic to use in the lab.

Tuition and reservations

Class reservations are first come first served. Once we confirm space availability via E-mail, we will hold class spaces for 7 days, pending receipt of your check for the full amount of tuition.  We cannot process credit card payments at this time. After 7 days, the spaces will be opened up for other potential attendees. When your check is received your spaces will be confirmed, you will be notified and will receive a detailed organizational E-mail.  Please do not send a check until we confirm we have space set aside for you.

  • Level 1:  $475
  • Level 2:  $875

After we E-mail you to let you know that we can meet your space request, please send tuition checks made out to Woodward Veterinary Services to: Dr. Tony Woodward, 1703 Rainbow Road, Bozeman, MT 59715

CE Credit : Each class is good for 8 hours CE credit. Please note: the Montana State Board of Veterinary Medicine no longer approves any CE programs for credit. The attendee is responsible for ensuring that the quality of the program meets the standards set by the board. The specific regulation is:

ARM 24.225.511.

  • (3) Licensees are responsible for selecting quality programs that focus on protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public and contribute to veterinarians’ professional knowledge and competence. Acceptable CE activities: 
  • (a) directly relate to the scope of practice of veterinary medicine as defined in board statutes and rules; 
  • (b) review existing concepts and techniques; 
  • (c) convey information beyond the basic professional education; 
  • (d) update knowledge on the practice and advances in veterinary medicine; and/or 
  • (e) reinforce professional conduct or ethical obligations of the licensee.

There is no reason for these classes to fail to meet the standards set out above. No CE program Dr. Woodward has ever presented, anywhere in North America, including these same classes previously presented in Montana, has been turned down for CE credit. I am not applying for RACE certification for these classes because the cost is prohibitive, especially when the classes will not be regularly recurring in the future. Having said that, these same classes are RACE approved at the dental training facility in Colorado.  At the end of each class, attendees will receive a signed CE certificate. If you have any additional questions regarding CE credit for these classes, please e-mail Dr. Woodward: montanapetdental@gmail.com

Cancellation policy

Due to limited size of classes and the difficulty in filling open slots after payment for a class has been made, we cannot offer refunds for cancellations. If you need to cancel your participation, we will try to find a substitute to take your place. Upon payment of their reservations, we will gladly refund your tuition. Please keep in mind that last minute substitutions are very difficult for us to fill. You should consider purchasing trip insurance to avoid the expense of a class cancellation. Trip insurance policies can potentially reimburse you for tuition, cancelled lodging deposits, unused airplane flights and all other trip costs you may have already incurred. Some policies allow cancellation for documented health issues, while others allow you to cancel for any reason.


BSVTA Dentistry CE | Oct. 20, 2018

Save the date! We are excited to offer 8 hours of Dentistry CE at the PIMA Medical Institute in Dillon, MT. Join us October 20 from 8am-5pm. Please note: Officer nomination will take place at this event. To learn more, visit our About Us page.

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questions? please contact Anni O’Hara