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The Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) has played an indispensable role in growing the efficiency, effectiveness and profitability of veterinary practices by focusing exclusively on advancing the expertise, knowledge and skills of the veterinary management professional. Established in 1981, VHMA serves the needs of 2,000+ members through education, informational access and networking.

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The VECCS is collaborating with the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) to conduct a series of webinars covering  timely ER and ICU topics.  These educational webinars are FREE to VECCS members.

November 24, 2014; 9:00pm Eastern: Andre Shih, DVM, DACVAA
“How to Handle Hypotension During Anesthesia of the Critical Patient”

Hypotension is a common occurrence during general anesthesia. It can be an indication of pharmacologically induced vasodilation (drop in systemic vascular resistance), decreased myocardial contractility, decreased stroke volume, sepsis, hemorrhage or hypovolemic shock. If hypotension is persistent it can lead to decrease in tissue perfusion, precipitate anaerobic metabolism, metabolic acidosis and ischemic organ damage (kidney, liver and brain injury). If not treated there may be long term adverse effect. In this webinar we will discuss the importance, causes, and pitfalls of measuring blood pressure, and therapeutic options to treat hypotension during anesthesia.

December 22, 2014; Todd Duffy, DVM, DACVECC
"What's New in Coagulation?"
Our understanding of coagulation, and our ability to apply this knowledge to the clinical patient, has increased substantially over the past decade.  Join in on this webinar to learn about some of the newer trends in coagulation diagnostics, as well as review emerging coagulation defects being recognized in small animal patients

 

PAST WEBINAR VIEWING INSTRUCTIONS:

Past VECCS/VIN Webinars are accessible through your VECCS Member home page at www.veccs.org.

  1. Login to VECCS Member's Only home page
  2. Click on "MEMBER HOME"
  3. Scroll down and click "VIEW VECCS/VIN WEBINARS"
  4. To view past webinars, click "LIBRARY"

LIVE WEBINAR VIEWING INSTRUCTIONS:

VECCS members who are currently VIN/VSPN members may use their VIN/VSPN username and password to access the webinar at http://www.vin.com/veccs

VECCS members who are not members of VIN/VSPN do not need to be members of VIN/VSPN to participate. If  you have not previously set up a username and password for a prior VECCS webinar or a VIN hosted content or proceeding please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by close of business on the Friday before the webinar. In that email please include your full name and contact information should we have questions or a need to technically support your attendance in the webinar.

If you have a username and password and are still unable to access at http://www.vin.com/veccs please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for support, including in that email what error message your receive.

Veterinary Internship programs are not standardized and neither are they regulated.  Each internship program has its own strengths and weaknesses.  It is the responsibility of the prospective intern to determine which program will best fit his/her needs.  The prospective intern is strongly encouraged to determine their own short- and long-term goals, interview the program mentor, obtain feedback from current and past interns of the program, and visit prospective programs if possible.

These Guidelines refer the prospective intern and program mentors to the VECCS FACILITIES DEFINITION to familiarize themselves with the different levels of emergency and critical care facilities.  The prospective intern and program mentors can use the information contained in the definitions as a guide to what type of facility, staffing and equipment resources for which to look for in an internship program.

CLICK HERE to download the Guidelines.