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Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology (CAVT)
invites you to their Continual Education - Fall 2022 Sessions

Saturday, November 5; 1pm-5pm Mountain Time

22-11: Emergency Medicine in General Practice – What is it This Time?

This course has been submitted to CACVT and CSBVM for approval for
4 CEUs for veterinary technicians and veterinarians

Session Overview: This online/virtual, interactive, continual education presentation will cover emergency medicine techniques and tips for the team in a general practice environment to better assess, triage, delegate, and address those patients that may become emergent in clinic or those that rush in during regular business hours.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of these 4 one-hour sessions, participants will be able to

  • Recognize and triage emergencies based on information in a phone call or patient presentation.
  • Initiate set up for an incoming emergency and prepare the staff for said emergency.
  • Discern the difference between the 3 types of emergencies: true emergencies, emergent situations, and client-perceived emergencies.
  • Review CPR and CPR training techniques, codes and how to discuss the codes with pet owners when communicating prioritization of their pet’s concern.
  • Organize the triage scene for efficiency and identify tips, tricks, and technology for team synergies, while maximizing patient care and client interaction without losing site of other patients and obligations.
  • Determine efficient team utilization for the emergency at hand considering legal skills/tasks, cohesive team members, time management, and other hospital patients and appointments that must be incorporated.
  • Prioritize and ensure complete follow through including recordkeeping essentials, critical care thinking, pre planning for potential issues, and veterinarian and client updates with each emergency patient whether it stays in-house or becomes a transfer case.

Requirement for participation: This course is open to all members of the veterinary team. Participants will learn improved teamwork skills, case discussion and planning, and the importance of critical thinking and subsequent care. The session will include interactive question/answers with the speaker and a cumulative evaluation. Attendance and participation are required in this interactive, virtual 4-hour session on Saturday, November 5th, 2022, held via Course materials will be provided to registered participants via login at upon the start of the course at 5pm November 4, 2022.

*The evaluation and quiz must also be completed and submitted by 10pm Monday, November 7, 2022, to be eligible to receive the course completion certificate.

Kelly Cronin, MBA, BS, CVT, VTS (ECC), PHR

Kelly Cronin started in veterinary medicine by volunteering. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin Madison with a BS in Animal Sciences, she became licensed as a veterinary technician in Alaska in 2001, New Mexico in 2006, and Wisconsin in 2016. Kelly became Certified as a Professional in Human Resources in 2010, completing her Master of Business Administration from Mississippi State University in 2012, and became a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care in 2013. Kelly wrote and published “In the Middle,” a book for veterinary technicians in management. She is a national and international speaker presenting on leadership, management, and emergency and critical care medicine. She serves as an instructor for VSPN, is the CEO of Success Strategies Veterinary Consulting, Chief Advancement Officer at the helm of VetTechLife, was the Director of Denovo Operations for the Mission Veterinary Partners (36 + hospital group) and currently is Operation Support Manager with NVA for a group of specialty and emergency hospitals on the east coast. Kelly is an organizer of the VetTechLife CE on the Sea events. She offers short courses online in management, technical topics, marketing, presenting, resume review, professional growth, and financial fitness through Success Strategies University.

Early Registration by: 5pm MST Monday, October 31

$ 75 – Veterinarian
$ 60 – Certified Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Assistant, other Veterinary Staff
$ 0 – CAVT current veterinary technology student or current CAVT instructor

$100 – Veterinarian
$ 75 – Certified Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Assistant, other Veterinary Staff
$ 0 – CAVT current veterinary technology student or current CAVT instructor

*Registration Ends: 5pm MST Friday, November 4

  • Registrants will receive course information via email within 24 hours after registration processes.
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  • ZOOM MEETING Room ID will be emailed to all registrants Friday, November 4 after 5pm.

If questions or for more information:
Nanette Walker Smith, MEd, RVT, LVT, CVT
CAVT-CE Coordinator *

For more information about the Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology, please contact:

Jolene Whatley
Administrative Assistant

Steve Rubin, DVM, CEO Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology * 719-219-9636

Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology
2766 Janitell Rd. Colorado Springs, CO 80906 719-219-9636

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