CAVT – Continual Education 2020


CAVT-CE Course:

This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. The course has also been submitted to the Colorado State Board of Veterinary Medicine and Colorado Association of Certified Veterinary Technicians for approval.

SKU: 000 Category:

Course Area Open:

8:00am MST, Friday, September 18 – 8:00am MST, Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Live Time Session:

Saturday, September 19, 2020; Virtually via Zoom (; 1pm – 5pm MST (USA).

*If you have not participated in a ZOOM session before, please go to the ZOOM training resources and watch the tutorials prior to the course open date: The speakers will be using audio and the Q/A functions for this session; a headset or speakers will be needed for the audio portions.

Level and Prerequisites:

This moderate to advanced course provides opportunities to learn and understand methods cohesive veterinary team functioning when working with emergent fracture patients. Three case discussions will cover team coordination for efficiency, observation, patient well-being, and timely treatment as well as the team thinking outside the box for recognizing additional issues in critical cases and when communication within the team is needed to ensure the best patient comfort and care possible.

Course Description:

This course is a four hour, live time virtual session. Participants will be expected to be participating the entire 4 hours which will be tracked with in course polls and Q/A, a required course end quiz and course end survey for those wishing to obtain a certificate of completion. The speakers will be presenting the case together. Dr. Swiderski will provide the veterinarian diagnoses, treatment plans, and discussion of customer care. Stephanie Winters will triage the patient including items your hospital does/doesn’t do and Ken Crump will incorporate sedation, anesthesia, and pain medication. Together participants and the speakers will troubleshoot the patient’s welfare plan for best results. Three cases will be presented: 2 dogs and 1 cat.


  • Jennifer Swiderski, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA
  • Ken Crump, AAS, AHT
  • Stephanie Winters, CVT, VTS (ECC)

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to

  • team triage urgent care fractures of the extremities.
  • discuss possible additional injuries and where they fit into the treatment plan.
  • determine the protocol to follow when an anomaly presents by rule out methods to determine equipment malfunction, underlying or pre-existing causes, medications, etc.

Course materials:

Course materials will be available in the course area library including the three patient backgrounds.


$75 for Certified Veterinary Technicians
$75 for hospital staff
$125 for veterinarians

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*Registration will close at noon MST on Friday, September 18, 2020 to enable participants to explore the course area including access to the ZOOM area and review the ‘Joining a Zoom Meeting.’


  1. Click on the REGISTER link on the course information page.
  2. Complete the registration application.
  3. Personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  4. Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration. To ensure that all information received is secure and correct, please do not enroll for a course on behalf of another individual.
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  6. For further assistance call 1- ???????????? 719-219-9636 (we’ll brief the admin staff to answer easy questions or refer them to you. or email Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.

Note: “This course has been submitted for approval of 4 continuing education units in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however registrants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education.” Registrants are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by their board).

Course withdrawal and refund policy: FOR THIS COURSE, due to the current Coronavirus Pandemic, we are holding this conference in a virtual online environment. The registrant understands that a solid Internet connection, computer, headset or speakers will be needed to attend and participate in this conference. Withdrawals and/or refunds will be handled on an individual basis and are not guaranteed. Withdrawal requests must be received prior to the listed start date of the course.

Nanette R. Walker Smith, MEd, RVT, CVT, LVT
CAVT-CE Course Coordinator

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

Additional information


Certified Veterinary Technicians, Hospital Staff, Veterinarians


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