Certified Veterinary Technician Webinars

Webinars are a way to help busy Minnesota certified veterinary technicians obtain CE credits without having to leave work or home. These are free online one-hour CVT-only webinars. Attendees will receive 1 interactive and medical CE credit. Space is limited! WebEx software will be used to conduct the webinar. Join a test meeting now to ensure your device is set-up properly. 
*Access to the webinar must occur with a device that has a speaker in order to hear the presentation. 

Special Note-This webinar will be open to all veterinary professionals. 

Non-Member MN Licensed Veterinarian-$45/per session
MVMA Members, VTs, VAs-$20/per session
Non-MN Licensed Veterinarian-$20/per session

Wednesday, June 7 from 12 pm - 1 pm
No, OSHA is Not a Small Town in Wisconsin: Safety and Health Regulations for Veterinary Staff 
Working in the field of veterinary medicine exposes the entire veterinary team to a number of safety and health hazards. These hazards can be overlooked due to a lack of knowledge or understanding of OSHA regulations and serious accidents or injuries can result from OHSA violations. Come learn from a former MNOSHA Compliance Officer about the most commonly cited OSHA violations in veterinary medicine and the necessary steps to achieve compliance. 

Speaker: Amy Gallagher, AAS, BS, MEHS, CVT, Lake Superior Zoo and BluePearl-Duluth
Veterinary medicine has always been Amy's passion, but she hasn't always worked in the field. Prior to  her career as a veterinary technician, Amy completed a bachelor’s degree in cell biology and a master’s degree in environmental health and safety. This path led her to become a safety and health compliance officer for MNOSHA where she specialized in industrial hygiene.  After realizing that animals are much better than humans, Amy made the career change to followed her heart.  She has worked in several different areas of veterinary medicine including biomedical research, general practice, emergency/critical care, zoo medicine, and as a veterinary technology instructor. For employment, she works at the Lake Superior Zoo where she has been for 8 years and at BluePearl in Duluth where she has worked for 11 years. Amy’s area of interest is mostly focused on clinical pathology, particularly in zoo/exotic animal species. Currently, Amy is continuing her veterinary education through the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine where she has earned a graduate certificate in veterinary science and is finishing her MS degree in Biomedical Science with an emphasis in Veterinary Medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her motorcycle and curling.

Register for No, OSHA is Not a Small Town in Wisconsin by clicking here!

SAVE-THE-DATE for the CVT Webinar during Veterinary Technician Week-October 15-21, 2023

Friday, October 20 from 12 pm - 1 pm
CPR Basics: When the Beat Stops
Utilizing the RECOVER guidelines as a foundation, I will discuss the steps of basic CPR while also touching on some of the advanced techniques associated with monitoring these cases.  Objectives include defining and identifying the goal of CPR, the importance of a timely ABC assessment, providing adequate compressions, ensuring appropriate ventilation, and the importance of the team approach.

Speaker: Chrissy Damitz, CVT, VTS (ECC), Anesthesia Technician, AERC of MN
Chrissy Damitz currently works at AERC of MN, a 24-hour emergency and specialty hospital, as an anesthesia technician.  She graduated from Ridgewater Technical College in 2000, going directly into emergency medicine where she pursued her veterinary technician specialty in emergency and critical care.  Chrissy has primarily worked in emergency/specialty, with brief stints in general practice and a veterinary medical device company, until she joined the anesthesia department at AERC, approximately 6 years ago.