Lunch and Learn Webinars

Due to the cancellation of our 2020 Annual Conference, HVMA is hosting monthly “Lunch and Learn” webinars starting July 2020. Information on these webinars will be posted here and updated throughout the year. Hope you can join us!

Upcoming Webinars


Past Webinars

November 14, 2020 – Saturday
1-2pm (Hawaii time)

Rockstar Resilience Skills for the Veterinary Professional
with Josh Vaisman, CCFP, MAPPCP

This lecture is geared toward all veterinary professionals in any role within or outside the veterinary hospital, and introduces the science of psychological resilience and positive psychology. Evidence-based tools for cultivating psychological resilience, functional optimism, and general personal and professional well-being are explored. Attendees will leave engaged by and empowered with a clear, evidence-based plan for fostering their own sustainable well-being.

Members: View webinar here

October 12, 2020 – Monday
12-1pm (Hawaii time)

Cannabinology 101
with Joseph Wakshlag DVM, PhD, DACVN, DACVSMR

This lecture will focus on the current understanding of hemp and the over 400 molecules that are found in hemp extraction. There are primarily cannabinoids and terpenes produced in the hemp plant which can be found in the common hemp nutraceuticals found on the shelf. The primary focus will be on cannabidiol and its acid derivative cannabidiolic acid with some discussion surrounding tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, cannabigerol, cannabichromene and cannabinol. Focus will be on the potential toxicity and therapeutic uses from preclinical and limited veterinary clinical investigation and how hemp has become synonymous with the entourage effect based on cancer cell biology and human epilepsy management.

1 hour of CE credit
Open to veterinarians and vet techs/assistants
Sponsored by ElleVet

September 14, 2020 – Monday
12-1pm (Hawaii time)

GI Biome: Pre, Pro, and Postbiotics
with Michael Robbins, DVM, residency-trained in nutrition at NC State CVM

This lecture will review the importance of the gastrointestinal microbiome and why it is important to keep it healthy. We will evaluate the current literature surrounding the most commonly utilized ways to manage dysbiosis: prebiotics and probiotics, as well as overview a new way of managing the GI microbiome using postbiotics. There will be an overview of 2 recent studies evaluating the utility of postbiotics in addition to providing a case review.

1 hour of RACE-approved CE credit
Open to veterinarians and vet techs/assistants
Sponsored by Hill’s

August 10, 2020 – Monday
12-1pm (Hawaii time)

Canine Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Techniques
with Michael H. Jaffe, DVM, MS, CCRP, DACVS

This webinar will discuss principles of PT/rehab for the small animal practitioner. This includes a discussion of the different modalities available and how to choose what to do, when to do it, and how to perform them. Laser therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, treadmill, underwater treadmill, e-stim, massage, range of motion exercises, and follow-up guidelines are included for patients following common orthopedic injuries and surgeries.

Open to veterinarians and vet techs/assistants, this webinar is FREE to HVMA members. There is a $10 fee for non-members, which may be paid at or via credit card here.

July 14, 2020 – Tuesday
12-1pm (Hawaii time)

Telehealth and Telemedicine Legal and Ethical Considerations
with Sarah L. Babcock, DVM, JD
Sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim

This webinar will increase your knowledge of the state and federal regulatory landscape, explain the legal and ethical challenges that may arise with the use of telehealth, and provide tips to employ best practices for quality care and patient safety.