Are you an RVT with a lapsed or non-practicing license and you're looking to update your skills and become recertified? 

Are you an RVT that wants to refresh, update or hone your skills in a specific area?

If you answered yes to either of the questions above, we have new training opportunities for you! These microcredentials have been designed to best fit your needs within industry and better prepare you for writing the VTNE exam. These courses are offered online asynchronously unless specified otherwise. You may choose to sign up for one Microcredential course or all five.

Obtain CE credits by ABVMA, recognized by ABVTA after the successful completion of each microcredential you enroll in. Individuals from outside of Alberta please reach out to inquire about having credit approved by your province's association.

Small Animal Anesthesia Refresher

In this short refresher course, students will gain further understanding and competence in the area of anesthesia, especially in the areas of administering and handling small animals.
Dates: Feb 8th - Apr 7th, 2023
Cost: $399 + GST
Course Length: 9 hours (CE Approved by ABVMA & recognized by ABVTA)
Delivery Method: Online

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Explain the different phases of an anesthetic procedure

  2. Explain how to obtain patient-related information in the development of an appropriate anesthetic plan

  3. Explain anesthetic drug indications, contraindications and clinically relevant effects

  4. Explain fluid therapy during anesthesia

  5. Investigate anesthetic protocols for patients with compromised systems

Hands-Free Radiology Techniques Refresher

Students will gain further knowledge in the area of hand-free radiology. It outlines the benefits of hand-free radiology and examines different techniques on how to prepare a patient for a quality hands-free radiograph.

Dates: Feb 8th - Apr 7th, 2023
Cost: $129 + GST
Course Length: 3 hours (CE Approved by ABVMA & recognized by ABVTA)
Delivery Method: Online

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify the main aim and goals of hands-free radiology.

  2. Recognize the benefits of hands-free radiology in the context of veterinary medicine.

  3. Explain the steps to safely and successfully implement hands-free radiology.

  4. Describe hands-free techniques which can be used while also ensuring quality in different types of diagnostic x-rays. 

Small Animal Emergency Medicine Refresher

This microcredential will allow students to gain further insight into assessing patients and performing the procedure they see fit. The procedures could be anything from performing CPR to utilizing wound management techniques. 

Dates: Mar 8th - May 5th, 2023
Cost: $245 + GST
Course Length: 11 hours (CE Approved by ABVMA & recognized by ABVTA)
Delivery Method: Online

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify the principles of triage and its role in small animal emergency medicine.

  2. Recognize common emergency conditions and diseases including clinical signs and symptoms. 

  3. List common small animal toxicities and how they are treated. 

  4. Complete calculations for constant rate infusions, medication dilutions and fluid bag additives. 

  5. Perform effective CPR on feline and canine patients. 

  6. Explain how to perform blood and plasma transfusions on feline and canine patients.

  7. Recognize common nursing procedures for the debilitated patient

Equine Pharmaceutical Product and New Medicines Updates Refresher

This microcredential refresher will provide students with up to date information in regards to pharmaceutical products and new medicines used in veterinary practice, particularly on horses. 

Dates: Apr 12th - July 7th, 2023
Cost: $110 + GST
Course Length: 5 hours (CE Approved by ABVMA & recognized by ABVTA)
Delivery Method: Online

Areas of Study:

  1. Equine Sedatives 

  2. Equine Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatories 

  3. Equine Glucocorticoids 

  4. Equine Antimicrobial Therapies 

  5. Equine Parasiticides 

  6. Equine Gastric Ulcer Therapeutics 

  7. Compounded Medications 

  8. Equine Intravenous Fluids

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Registered Veterinary Technologist

Are you an RVT with a lapsed or non-practicing license and you're looking to update your skills and become recertified? 

Are you an RVT that wants to refresh, update or hone your skills in a specific area?

If you answered yes to either of the questions above, we have new training opportunities for you! These microcredentials have been designed to best fit your needs within industry and better prepare you for writing the VTNE exam. These courses are offered online asynchronously unless specified otherwise. You may choose to sign up for one Microcredential course or all five.

Obtain CE credits by ABVMA, recognized by ABVTA after the successful completion of each microcredential you enroll in. Individuals from outside of Alberta please reach out to inquire about having credit approved by your province's association.

Small Animal Anesthesia Refresher

In this short refresher course, students will gain further understanding and competence in the area of anesthesia, especially in the areas of administering and handling small animals.
Dates: Feb 8th - Apr 7th, 2023
Cost: $399 + GST
Course Length: 9 hours (CE Approved by ABVMA & recognized by ABVTA)
Delivery Method: Online

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Explain the different phases of an anesthetic procedure

  2. Explain how to obtain patient-related information in the development of an appropriate anesthetic plan

  3. Explain anesthetic drug indications, contraindications and clinically relevant effects

  4. Explain fluid therapy during anesthesia

  5. Investigate anesthetic protocols for patients with compromised systems

Hands-Free Radiology Techniques Refresher

Students will gain further knowledge in the area of hand-free radiology. It outlines the benefits of hand-free radiology and examines different techniques on how to prepare a patient for a quality hands-free radiograph.

Dates: Feb 8th - Apr 7th, 2023
Cost: $129 + GST
Course Length: 3 hours (CE Approved by ABVMA & recognized by ABVTA)
Delivery Method: Online

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify the main aim and goals of hands-free radiology.

  2. Recognize the benefits of hands-free radiology in the context of veterinary medicine.

  3. Explain the steps to safely and successfully implement hands-free radiology.

  4. Describe hands-free techniques which can be used while also ensuring quality in different types of diagnostic x-rays. 

Small Animal Emergency Medicine Refresher

This microcredential will allow students to gain further insight into assessing patients and performing the procedure they see fit. The procedures could be anything from performing CPR to utilizing wound management techniques. 

Dates: Mar 8th - May 5th, 2023
Cost: $245 + GST
Course Length: 11 hours (CE Approved by ABVMA & recognized by ABVTA)
Delivery Method: Online

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify the principles of triage and its role in small animal emergency medicine.

  2. Recognize common emergency conditions and diseases including clinical signs and symptoms. 

  3. List common small animal toxicities and how they are treated. 

  4. Complete calculations for constant rate infusions, medication dilutions and fluid bag additives. 

  5. Perform effective CPR on feline and canine patients. 

  6. Explain how to perform blood and plasma transfusions on feline and canine patients.

  7. Recognize common nursing procedures for the debilitated patient

Equine Pharmaceutical Product and New Medicines Updates Refresher

This microcredential refresher will provide students with up to date information in regards to pharmaceutical products and new medicines used in veterinary practice, particularly on horses. 

Dates: Apr 12th - July 7th, 2023
Cost: $110 + GST
Course Length: 5 hours (CE Approved by ABVMA & recognized by ABVTA)
Delivery Method: Online

Areas of Study:

  1. Equine Sedatives 

  2. Equine Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatories 

  3. Equine Glucocorticoids 

  4. Equine Antimicrobial Therapies 

  5. Equine Parasiticides 

  6. Equine Gastric Ulcer Therapeutics 

  7. Compounded Medications 

  8. Equine Intravenous Fluids