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Submitted by srtariqu on Mon, 01/30/2012 - 3:52pm

The University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) is pleased to announce that it will be offering

Summer Continuing Education Courses 2017 - Please note all courses have been cancelled due to low enrollment.


Please check the website for upcoming Continuing Education opportunities. 

Basic Small Animal Surgery

 Lead instructor:  Dr Teresa Schiller, DVM, CCRT, Dip ACVS
Associate Dean, Clinical Programs, Senior Instructor (Small Animal Surgery) Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences (VCDS)

This course focuses on basic surgical principles and does not involve live animal surgeries. This course is designed for foreign-trained veterinarians who have passed the BCSE or NAVLE and are preparing for the CPE, veterinarians returning to small animal practice after a leave or changing practice areas, and veterinarians who want to improve or reinforce their skills in small animal surgery.

Course dates:  June 12-16, 2017.  Registration fee:  $2100 (includes textbook {Fossum TW, Small Animal Surgery}, materials and parking).

Maximum: 10 participants
This course has been approved by the ABVMA for 31 hours of CE credit

ContEd Registration Site  (select Veterinary Medicine)

Small Animal Internal Medicine

Lead Instructor: Dr Serge Chalhoub, BSc., DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

Using a problem-based approach and the SOAP format, this course will review the most common medicine conditions in small animals. Subjects covered will include gastrointestinal, hepatic, respiratory, renal, urinary, oncology, endocrine, cardiology, and immune-mediated diseases. Class sessions will be complemented by clinical laboratories on detailed small animal physical examination as well as basic ultrasound skills.

This course is designed for foreign-trained veterinarians who have passed the BCSE or NAVLE and are preparing for the CPE, veterinarians returning to small animal practice after a leave or changing practice areas, and veterinarians who want to improve or reinforce their skills in small animal medicine.

Course dates:  June 19 - 23, 2017.  Registration fee:  $1800 (includes textbook {Nelson and Couto, Small Animal Internal Medicine, materials and parking).

Maximum: 10 participants
This course has been approved by the ABVMA for 35 hours of CE credit

ContEd Registration Site (select Veterinary Medicine)

Equine Medicine

Lead Instructors: Dr Ashley Whitehead, DVM, BSc, DVSc, DACVIM (LA), Assistant Professor (Equine Clinical Sciences) Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences (VCDS) and Dr Heidi Banse, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (LA), Assistant Professor (Veterinary Therapeutics) Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences (VCDS)

Through a combination of lectures, clinical presentations and laboratories this course prepares the student for general equine practice by providing the foundational knowledge and clinical skills needed for diagnosing and treating the most common equine medical diseases based upon current evidence.  This course is not intended to be a comprehensive review for the clinical proficiency exam but rather to provide an overview of techniques and medical conditions relevant to private practice.

Course dates:  May 29 - June 2, 2017.  Registration fee:  $1800 (includes textbook {Wilson, DA. Clinical Veterinary Advisor: The Horse. 2012. Saunders-Elsevier, St. Louis, MO}, materials and parking).

Maximum: 10 participants
This course has been approved by the ABVMA for 31 hours of CE credit

ContEd Registration Site  (select Veterinary Medicine)