The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) will host its 21st NAVC Institute (21 to 27 May 2022), an interactive and immersive conference for veterinary professionals to master techniques they can take back to their clinics and immediately apply to their daily work. New this year are programs specifically designed for veterinary nurses/technicians and an exciting new course on anaesthesia that pairs veterinarians and veterinary nurses/technicians who work together as a team when animals are anaesthetised.
“The NAVC Institute is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for veterinary professionals to receive hands-on, real-world education on skills and techniques they can immediately use in their practices,” said NAVC’s Chief Veterinary Officer Dana Varble, DVM, CAE. “We’re excited to introduce new courses specifically designed for veterinary nurses and technicians, including ‘Anaesthesia for Your Practice Team’ which pairs veterinarians and veterinary nurses/technicians to create the real-world team experience of administering and managing anaesthesia.”
At the NAVC Institute, participants learn from world-renowned instructors in a small, intimate classroom setting, allowing them to receive intensive one-on-one training. This unique environment increases knowledge retention and makes course materials easier to understand, and put into practice to provide the best veterinary care for animals.
Topic areas and course leaders include:
- Anaesthesia for Practice Teams (Veterinarians and Veterinary Nurses/Technicians): Khursheed Mama, DVM, DACVAA
- Case-based Applied Behavioural Medicine (Veterinarians) and, Everyday Behavioural Medicine (Veterinary Nurses/Technicians): Karen L Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, DACVB, CAAB
- Practical Orthopaedic Surgical Techniques: Ross H Palmer, DVM, MS, DACVS
- Practical Techniques in Soft Tissue Surgery: Howard B Seim III, DVM, DACVS
- Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound: Erin Porter, DVM, DACVR, DACVR-EDI and Martha Moon Larson, DVM, MS, DACVR
“The Soft Tissue Surgery course I took was unbelievably helpful! Once I returned to work, I was immediately able to perform procedures I learned and was previously nervous to perform. I was able to do them with great confidence and all the surgeries were successful,” said Katherine O’Brien, DVM, a past NAVC Institute attendee. “I can say that this course helped me help my patients immediately whereas before I was sending them to specialists. Now I have families that drive hours to come to my practice as they know I can help their pet.”
Participants choose one course of study which includes multiple days of lectures and hands-on workshops, plus opportunities to network. Depending on the course selected, participants can earn 12-34 RACE-approved continuing education credits.
The NAVC Institute will take place at the Caribe Royale Orlando. To get an in-depth look at what courses and sessions are offered, read the NAVC Institute Programme Guide.