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Business Theater
    • Business
    Business Theater
    What Can I Do to Make My Practice More Salable and How to Prevent a No Sale
    This course will describe the issues and methods used to determine a veterinary practice sale value, even with decreasing corporate prices. Most of the emphasis will be spent on how a fair market valu ...
    • Team Toxicity
    Business Theater
    The prognosis for resolving a toxic team member's behavior is guarded, but there are still benefits to trying an improvement plan. Learn how to approach these team members differently, what makes succ ...
    • Practice Management
    Business Theater
    Conflict often starts with confusion. Start a practical document that your practice can use to stay ahead of your most common causes of client conflict. Help clients know what you expect from them and ...
Carson City Clinical Theater
    • Mental Health
    Carson City Clinical Theater
    An introduction to the field of lifestyle medicine and clinical applications to promote well-being, enhance resilience, and optimize performance for veterinary professionals.
    • Antimicrobial Drugs
    Carson City Clinical Theater
    Remember all of those things you had to learn in microbiology and pharmacology like mechanism of action, bacteriostatic vs. bactericidal, time dependent vs. concentration dependent etc? Well... they a ...
    • Behavior
    Carson City Clinical Theater
    Preventive health care encompasses a multitude of strategies to assure that pets maintain optimal health in their homes for as long as possible. While this care may be perceived as routine, unexciting ...
  1. Carson City Clinical Theater
    What happens to a swab when you send it to a clinical microbiology lab? From sample transport to reporting, each step of the way can have an impact on the results of culture and susceptibility testing ...
Nursing and Veterinary Technician Theater
    • Anesthesia
    Nursing and Veterinary Technician Theater
    This talk will help you recognize the difference between pain and dysphoria and why they need very different interventions. This talk will also help you understand that is possible to anticipate a rou ...
    • Dentistry
    Nursing and Veterinary Technician Theater
    An overview of proper identification, use and care of the important instruments in veterinary dentistry. This includes hand instruments and power instruments. Techniques in hand instrument sharpening ...
    • Anesthesia
    Nursing and Veterinary Technician Theater
    Anesthesia can promote stress among technicians. The ability to appropriately plan and anticipate a patient's needs can reduce that stress and promote a positive anesthetic outcome. How do you begin t ...
    • Anesthesia
    Nursing and Veterinary Technician Theater
    How has Covid impacted previous myths and misconceptions? How do we interrupt them? What makes these talks persist? This talk will examine and debunk common myths and misconceptions and help you recog ...
    • Dentistry
    Nursing and Veterinary Technician Theater
    Attendees of this lecture will learn and review the technicians’ role in oral radiology positioning techniques and basic interpretation. Information on equipment, indications for dental radiographs an ...
Reno Clinical Theater
    • Emergency/Critical Care
    Reno Clinical Theater
    This session will go over the clinical presentation of pyothorax in cats (and dogs!) as well as management tips for practitioners
    • Testing
    Reno Clinical Theater
    Minimum Data Base Point-of-Care Tests; What They Tell Us and What They Don’t
    In-clinic testing available for emergency patients including SNAP and biochemistries. 
    • Laser Therapy
    Reno Clinical Theater
    Cold Laser Photobiomodulation in Everyday Practice
    This course covers the use and application of cold laser healing therapy in everyday practice. A basic understanding of how cold therapy lasers work and the important difference photochemical lasers p ...
    • Preventative Health
    Reno Clinical Theater
    Parasites, lurking inside and outside of pets, owners, and homes, never cease to disgust and annoy all parties involved. Once infected, the headaches associated with treatment and permanent eradicatio ...
    • Oncology
    Reno Clinical Theater
    Oncologic emergencies represent acute, life-threatening events related to a patient’s cancer or cancer treatment. Hematologic (disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), anemia, thrombocytopenia, f ...
    • Mental Health
    Reno Clinical Theater
    Stress First Aid (SFA) is a self-care, leadership, and peer support model developed for those in high-risk occupations like military, first responder, and health care. Using this framework, veterinary ...
    • Mental Health
    Reno Clinical Theater
    Acceptance and commitment training (ACT) has been demonstrated to reduce psychological distress while promoting well-being and resilience. ACT is based on increasing psychological flexibility by focus ...
    • Emergency/Critical Care
    Reno Clinical Theater
    This interactive session will provide an overview of the triage and diagnostic approach for patients who present with a history of collapse
Tahoe Clinical Theater
    • Oncology
    Tahoe Clinical Theater
    At its most fundamental level, cancer is caused by abnormalities in DNA. Advances in genomic sequencing technologies now allow for the detection of these abnormalities using a simple blood sample, ope ...
    • Oncology
    Tahoe Clinical Theater
    Mast cell tumors are the most common cutaneous tumor in the dog, and the second most common cutaneous tumor in the cat, exhibiting a wide spectrum of appearances and biological behavior. Though the na ...
    • Antimicrobial Drugs
    Tahoe Clinical Theater
    Veterinary antibiotic stewardship are the collective actions of our profession to mitigate the inappropriate use of antimicrobial drugs and the propagation of antimicrobial resistant bacteria. Recentl ...
    • Behavior
    Tahoe Clinical Theater
    Veterinary care at the end-of-life can be clinically challenging and emotionally draining for animal, owner, and veterinarian. The goal of hospice and palliative care is to provide for the patient’s p ...
    • Oncology
    Tahoe Clinical Theater
    Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) constitutes a diverse and occasionally controversial group of treatments that exist outside of mainstream medicine. Particularly when considering CAM in th ...
USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Theater
    • National Veterinary Accreditation Program
    USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Theater
    • Honey Bee Health
    USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Theater
    • Health Certificates
    USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Theater
    • Animal Health
    USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Theater
Business Theater
    • Business
    Business Theater
    Selling To A Corporate? What To Know!
    Is selling to a coworker better than a corporate entity?  What can you expect when dealing with a corporate buyer verses an individual buyer? Reason for selling or keeping the real estate?
    • Business
    Business Theater
    New Sale Prices for Practices to Corporate and Private Buyers, The Corporate Buying Bubble Has Busted
    This course will alert the attendee that veterinary practice sale prices are going down. We will discuss why sale prices are going down and why some practices are not saleable in the current market. W ...
    • Business
    Business Theater
    Maximize Your Veterinary Practice Transition
    Powerful Cliff-Notes Version! A must-attend session for veterinary practice owners who are 0-8 years away from a transition.  The calculation of EBITDA can vary from firm to firm.  Is this the best co ...
    • Technology
    Business Theater
    A majority of veterinary hospitals look to technology to improve workflows and efficiencies. Especially in a time when we most veterinary hospitals are short staffed. With
    • Technology
    Business Theater
    In a world dominated by technology it can seem overly complicated and expensive to keep yourself safe from cyber criminals. Couple that with a lack of an understanding of how cyber attacks work, has c ...
Carson City Clinical Theater
    • Equine
    Carson City Clinical Theater
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging is not always readily accessible to the average practitioner. Hence it can easily be forgotten as a type of advanced imaging that can definitively diagnose chronic or challe ...
    • Dermatology
    Carson City Clinical Theater
    We are all aware of the increase in demand for veterinary medicine. For many years, dermatology has been one of the top reasons for veterinary visits in small animal medicine. At the same time, it is ...
    • Equine
    Carson City Clinical Theater
    Diagnostic ultrasound in veterinary medicine has been used in practice for over thirty-five years. Since its inception, the quality of the imaging has greatly improved, and like other diagnostics, pra ...
    • Endocrinology
    Carson City Clinical Theater
    Monitoring a diabetic dog or cat is a crucial part of diabetes management. Unfortunately, expert recommendations for optimal monitoring vary to the point of frustration for many veterinarians. Tests, ...
Nursing and Veterinary Technician Theater
    • Zoo Medicine
    Nursing and Veterinary Technician Theater
    Animals in human care in zoological institutions often face the same health challenges as our domestic pets. Diagnosing and treating a wide variety of species can present a challenge; but it also pres ...
    • Behavior
    Nursing and Veterinary Technician Theater
    In our studies, we do not get much education on pet training. We learn the basics of reinforcement, punishment, etc. but then start to pick things up as we move along in veterinary medicine. This topi ...
    • Zoo Medicine
    Nursing and Veterinary Technician Theater
    Preventative health programs are key to ensuring animals in zoological institutions thrive. There are many broad components that cover all taxa that may be in a zoos population, such as routine deworm ...
    • Behavior
    Nursing and Veterinary Technician Theater
    From Sophia Yin's Low Stress Handling to the Fear Free Program launch in 2016, cooperative veterinary care techniques have been on the rise. Veterinary professionals are looking for ways to create mor ...
    • Pain Management
    Nursing and Veterinary Technician Theater
    This lecture will cover various analgesia cocktails. Solutions of analgesic constant rate infusions will be discussed, followed by local anesthesia cocktails for longer durations and pain control. We ...
Practice Operations Theater
    • Practice and Real Estate Sales
    Practice Operations Theater
    This course covers how practice real estate is valued,  how to increase the value of practice real estate, how to improve the lease so it is attractive to buyers, how a sale-leaseback works, what term ...
    • Finance
    Practice Operations Theater
    Veterinary businesses run on tight margins. With the current employment market, there is intense pressure to increase compensation and benefits to retain employees, inflation is driving up costs, and ...
    • Practice Management
    Practice Operations Theater
    Management can be a wonderfully rewarding profession. The ability to uplift and encourage our teams can give immense fulfillment. A manager’s job is often to take care of everyone and everything. We h ...
    • Finance
    Practice Operations Theater
    Radical growth, corporate consolidation, the great resignation, covid-19, tight profit margins, looming recession, demographic changes, and rapid technological advances are all contributing to underst ...
    • Practice Management
    Practice Operations Theater
    Most people avoid conflict at all costs. Conflict is an uncomfortable emotion that leaves many of us questioning what we could have done differently. It’s human nature to avoid any perceived conflict ...
Reno Clinical Theater
    • Endocrinology
    Reno Clinical Theater
    Administration of insulin has long been the standard of care for treatment of canine and feline diabetes mellitus. Although insulin is necessary for effective diabetes treatment, the process of choosi ...
    • Equine
    Reno Clinical Theater
    The treatment of joint or soft tissue pathology in the equine athlete or pleasure riding horse has many variables. Managing every horse as an individual will often provide the best long-term results. ...
    • Endocrinology
    Reno Clinical Theater
    Definitive diagnosis of endocrine disorders usually requires special testing, including provocative testing and specific hormone assessments. However, many common endocrinopathies also cause changes i ...
    • Dermatology
    Reno Clinical Theater
    Pyoderma is a common issue in veterinary dermatology and an everyday part of general practice in both small and large animal veterinary medicine. Over time, there has been a significant shift in diagn ...
  1. Reno Clinical Theater
    The Parasympathetic Paradigm – Digest, Rest, and Repair: The basic requirements for healing
    This lecture introduces and develops the concept that parasympathetic-sympathetic imbalance is an important primary factor in the development of dysfunction in the body. We usually define dysfunctions ...
    • Dermatology
    Reno Clinical Theater
    While some dermatology diseases may be classical in appearance, some diagnostic workup is necessary to obtain a definitive diagnosis. Each diagnostic tool has some inherent advantages and disadvantage ...
USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Theater
    • Internal Medicine
    USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Theater
    • Infectious Disease
    USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Theater
    • Infectious Disease
    USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Theater
    • Infectious Disease
    USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Theater
Business Theater
    • Practice Management
    Business Theater
    Dive into the financial components of practice management in this session by learning to interpret profit and loss statements and understand revenue centers and expense categories. Attendees will also ...
    • Finance
    Business Theater
    Financial Success For a Practice Owner’s Business & Personal Gain
    This presentation exposes the obstacles that stand in the way of practice expansion and personal financial success for the practice owner and presents a game plan on what can be done to create an owne ...
    • Practice Management
    Business Theater
    It turns out that millennials may be more bonded to their “fur babies” than any generation prior. Data demonstrates veterinary preventive care, thriving practices tend to have a thriving millennials b ...
    • Digital Thermal Imaging
    Business Theater
    Sponsored Session: Digatherm
    • Social Media
    Business Theater
    With the number of social media and online review platforms ever growing, it’s hard to keep up with it all—let alone know if your practice even needs to. We’ll review the platforms out there, their pr ...
    • Practice Ownership
    Business Theater
    It’s not all about the money; there are a multitude of benefits (and pitfalls) to owning a veterinary practice. This session will outline the differences in associate compensation and owner compensati ...
Carson City Clinical Theater
    • Dentistry
    Carson City Clinical Theater
    Periodontal disease is sometimes referred to as the most common disease impacting our veterinary patients. By being able to appropriately diagnose disease and assess prognosis, we have the best chance ...
    • Radiology
    Carson City Clinical Theater
    A case based lecture detailing common STAT thoracic radiographic conditions resulting in acute dyspnea. Multiple cases will be featured with conditions that urgent care practitioners should feel comfo ...
    • Radiology
    Carson City Clinical Theater
    A case based lecture detailing common STAT abdominal radiographs resulting in acute abdominal clinical signs. Multiple cases will be featured with conditions that urgent care practitioners should feel ...
    • Dentistry
    Carson City Clinical Theater
    Encountering challenges when performing dental extractions is an everyday occurrence. Being able to better understand your surgery site, and tips with approach can make a big difference between succes ...
Nursing and Veterinary Technician Theater
    • Emergency/Critical Care
    Nursing and Veterinary Technician Theater
    Cats present many challenges in the veterinary clinic; they are easily stressed in new environments and may lash out in fear. We, as veterinary staff, need to learn how to recognize stressed and fearf ...
    • Research
    Nursing and Veterinary Technician Theater
    The clinical data for companion animals with the use of cannabinoids, like CBD, has thus far been lacking. In this lecture we will discuss the current and relevant literature and dosing for safe and e ...
    • Radiology
    Nursing and Veterinary Technician Theater
    Everyone loves case studies! This presentation uses case studies to teach the evaluation of both thoracic and abdominal radiographs.
    • Radiology
    Nursing and Veterinary Technician Theater
    If you've ever taken a chest rad and said, "that's good enough", it probably wasn't. In order to take better quality radiographs, it is important to learn the basics of interpreting an x-ray. This pre ...
    • Practice Management
    Nursing and Veterinary Technician Theater
    The effects of lateral and horizontal violence in the workplace are far-reaching and can be disastrous for the bullied employee and the clinic as a whole. This subject has been well documented in the ...
Practice Operations Theater
    • Leadership
    Practice Operations Theater
    Leadership and the three laws of performance is an interactive presentation that explores the core of who we are as people and then applies that understanding to your business and personal life.
    • Leadership
    Practice Operations Theater
    This session is jumping off from what was learned in session 1. Here we will take the three laws and expand on them asking the participants to apply them to specific situation in there work or persona ...
    • Practice Management
    Practice Operations Theater
    Busy practice owners and managers try to keep up with social media engagement but often feel it falls flat. This talk will help you create a to-do list of things to create and save into files on your ...
    • Practice Management
    Practice Operations Theater
    Is your practice culture suffering, and you don't know why? Is gaslighting happening in your practice setting you and your team up for failure? We will talk about how different gaslighting behaviors c ...
Reno Clinical Theater
  1. Reno Clinical Theater
    Natural Compounds Evolution and Their Usage to Promote Animals (dogs & cats) Health
    This course is divided in 3 hours classes; it intends to provide scientific information about natural products used to promote animal health. Also, it brings information about interactions of natural ...
    • Feline Enrichment
    Reno Clinical Theater
    Life may be safer for indoor cats, but obesity and terminal boredom can kill too. Some call it “catiication” or meeting the environmental needs of cats. Living in a dull environment means less exercis ...
    • Surgery
    Reno Clinical Theater
    Providing pearls to perfecting the art of the abdominal exploratory and common intra-abdominal procedures such as splenectomy and liver biopsy tips.
    • Surgery
    Reno Clinical Theater
    This discussion will provide a guide to simplifying gastro-intestinal procedures and allow the clinician to gain confidence when recommending these procedures.
    • Dentistry
    Reno Clinical Theater
    The foundational goal of periodontal treatment is to create an environment conducive for periodontal reattachment to take place. We will discuss basic pocket debridement and cleaning, use of periodont ...
    • Surgery
    Reno Clinical Theater
    An overview of clinical signs, necessary diagnostics, and basic surgical techniques to be performed in cases with laryngeal paralysis.
    • Canine Enrichment
    Reno Clinical Theater
    All dogs need a job, but unfortunately the canine unemployment rate is sky rocking. They may be man’s best friends, but good zoos do more to enrich the lives of polar bears and chimpanzees than we do ...
Tahoe Clinical Theater
    • Pain Management
    Tahoe Clinical Theater
    I don’t mind being in pain – said no one EVER. Our pets and patients aren’t saying it either – they just aren’t saying it in a language we don’t speak. Chronic pain from any condition, including osteo ...
    • Surgery
    Tahoe Clinical Theater
    This lecture provides the veterinarian the confidence to properly diagnose and treat this potentially complicated syndrome, as well as provide the owner the proper information to make an informed deci ...
    • Anesthesia
    Tahoe Clinical Theater
    No one likes anesthetic complications. Anesthetic complications can rapidly lead to emergencies and even death. Unfortunately, physiologic changes caused by anesthesia can be inherently dangerous and ...
    • Anesthesia
    Tahoe Clinical Theater
    The statement ‘cats are not small dogs’ applies to many aspects surrounding the mysterious feline species, including anesthesia and analgesia. Cats definitely present some unique anesthetic & analgesi ...
    • Radiology
    Tahoe Clinical Theater
    A case based lecture detailing common STAT point of care and beyond sonographic findings. Ultrasound and complementary other modalities will be featured. Multiple cases will be featured with condition ...
USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Theater
    • Infectious Disease
    USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Theater
    • Infectious Disease
    USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Theater
Reno Clinical Theater
    • Nutrition
    Reno Clinical Theater
    Through interactive case examples, attendees will have the opportunity to practice selecting diets for healthy pets and pets with medical conditions. This session will provide a systematic approach to ...
    • Neurology
    Reno Clinical Theater
    Intervertebral disk disease is the most common cause of spinal pain or myelopathy in dogs. Clinical signs are variable, and many dogs will respond well to medical management whereas surgery may be nec ...
    • Neurology
    Reno Clinical Theater
    Cervical spondylomyelopathy (CSM or Wobbler Syndrome) is a common spinal disorder in dogs, typically seen in medium to large breeds. Clinical signs are variable from spinal pain or hyperesthesia to te ...
    • Nutrition
    Reno Clinical Theater
    ‘Should I Home-Cook for My Cat with Kidney Disease?’ ‘How Do You Know this Supplement Doesn’t Cure Cancer?’ Participants will walk away feeling more comfortable answering nutrition questions like thes ...
    • Neurology
    Reno Clinical Theater
    Malformations of the central nervous system or skull are a common cause of neurologic impairment in young and developing animals although some anomalies may not lead to clinical signs until adulthood. ...
    • Nutrition
    Reno Clinical Theater
    Resources, guidelines, and case examples in this session will help veterinarians navigate the many options for dental health in dogs and cats. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of c ...
    • Neurology
    Reno Clinical Theater
    The video / card game Pokémon involves trying to collect or catch a variety of unique creatures (Pocket monsters or Pokémon). Practicing veterinary medicine can be a similar endeavor; you must keep an ...

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