Your time is valuable and limited. So when you need to invest time for training it should improve your practice and patients. We get it and agree. We have a variety of online training available to help. These can be completed when it works for you, without the cost of travel or time away from work.
We offer continuing medical education on topics such as medical records, veterinary ethics, laws and rules governing the profession, professional standards of care, and controlled substances.
Michigan: Medical records & VETERINARY LAW (2 CME)
Beginning in December 2020, when a Michigan licensed veterinarian renews their license, they will need to demonstrate that they have completed 45 hours of continuing education to include one hour on veterinary medical records and one hour on veterinary law and/or controlled substances. *This Michigan specific course has been approved by the MVMA to satisfy the 2 required CME hours.
vETERINARY MEDICAL RECORD KEEPING (u.S.)
At first, the oft-repeated adage among healthcare professionals, “if you didn’t document it, you didn’t do it,” creates an unfortunate perception that the only reason to maintain good medical records is to stay out of trouble. Learn how to create a legally defensible medical record to improve patient care and benefits that extend far beyond just keeping you out of trouble.
The terminal objective of this course is to enhance your ethical literacy. We will identify resources to support clinical ethical decision-making; compare and contrast legal and ethical duties; and review case scenarios to help inform strategies for problem solving that decrease moral stress and improve the well-being of veterinary professionals and their patients.
Regulation of the ProfessioN
A perceived failure of veterinary medical care may lead an animal owner to pursue legal recourse, including a professional negligence or veterinary malpractice suit or a license complaint resulting in serious repercussions for a veterinarian. This course will review the different rules and regulations that govern veterinary professional behavior.
A One Health Approach to the Opioid Crisis
Learn how veterinarians can work together with their medical colleagues, clients, and local and national associations to combat this deadly problem. This course will identify federal and state prescribing requirements, review commonly used and abused opioids, describe steps for a safety plan; and help you recognize signs for client and employee abuse and misuse potential.
standard of care
During this course you will learn how meet and exceed the standard of care. Participants will examine how the standard of care is applied in both veterinary malpractice and state license discipline cases; the role of the expert witness; and tips for improving the veterinarian’s ability to provide patient care while working within pet owner’s financial constraints.
“This is an exceptional online course on a poignant topic. This course would benefit all veterinary professionals; from student to experienced practitioner. This course will illuminate your medical record deficiencies and reinforce your good habits.” -Stephen C. Steep, DVM
“When I began the course, I thought it would likely be another waste of time. I was quickly and pleasantly surprised to discover that was not the case. If one has any aspiration of practicing quality medicine, this course is not optional it is indispensable.” -John B. Smith, DVM