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The following entities offer an instructional program designed to prepare internationally-trained graduates of non-accredited colleges of veterinary medicine for practice in Canada and/or the United States.

Clinical Instructional Programs —These programs are offered to assist individuals to improve their clinical skills and prepare for the Clinical Proficiency Exam (CPE), which is part of the veterinary licensing examination process of the National Examining Board (NEB) of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). 


University of Calgary, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

The University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to offer the following courses for veterinarians:

Monday, May 29th – Friday, June 1st, 2017 – 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)

 

Monday, June 12th – Friday, June 16th, 2017  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)

 

Monday, June 19th – Friday, June 23rd, 2018  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)




Veterinary Skills Training and Enhancement Program - DISCONTINUED as of September 2017

The Veterinary Skills Training and Enhancement Program (VSTEP) is a summer program administered in Guelph, Ontario (Canada), using the facilities of the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. Please view the information on the VSTEP Web site at: www.vstepontario.org

 

2016 Hands-On Anesthesia Workshop and Wet Lab for Vetrinarians and Practice Teams

 

The NEB & CVMA have no opinion as to the usefulness of these programs for any given individual, nor do they endorse any of the resources listed on the CVMA Web site.