Lunch and Learn Webinars

Due to the cancellation of our Annual Conference with the ongoing pandemic, HVMA is hosting monthly “Lunch and Learn” webinars to continue to provide CE opportunities for our members. Information on these webinars will be posted here and updated throughout the year. Hope you can join us!

Upcoming Webinars

June 21, 2021 – Monday
12-1pm (Hawaii time)

Brace Yourself: Conservative Management and the Role of Orthotics in Cruciate Disease with David L. Dycus, DVM, MS, CCRP, DACVS – Small Animal

Cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture is a common cause of hind limb lameness. Surgical correction is recommended, but not every owner can afford surgery, and not every dog is a candidate for surgery. This presentation will cover a review of the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology as it relates to CCL rupture. Diagnostic modalities such as palpation (cranial drawer, tibial thrust) will be discussed. Management will be focused on the conservative approach broken down into 2-week blocks to help guide the practitioner in goals for each stage, and what the owner should be doing at home. Also, stifle orthotics have become increasingly popular so time will be spent discussing if orthotics play a role in the management of CCL rupture. Current evidence base, classification, and pros and cons of this new emerging treatment modality will be covered. The information that a practitioner should know when discussing orthotics will be covered in detail. The goals are for the attendee to leave with knowledge in diagnosing CCL rupture, understand the approach and goals of conservative management, and have an understanding of what evidence base exists for stifle orthotics as well as being able to decide on appropriate candidates.

Open to all veterinary staff. 1 hour of CE credit. Sponsored by HVMA.

Register here

July 15, 2021 – Thursday
12-1pm (Hawaii time)

The Top 10 Mistakes Made in Veterinary Emergency Medicine
with Lindsey Nielsen, DVM, DACVECC

This lecture will go through the most common mistakes those working emergency medicine or presented with emergency cases make, helping clinicians feel more comfortable and confident when the unexpected shows up at their clinic doorstep.

Open to all veterinary staff. 1 hour of CE credit. Sponsored by HVMA.

Register here

Past Webinars

May 17, 2021 – Monday
12-1pm (Hawaii time)

Urine Culture Guidelines: Managing Patients with Bacterial Cystitis
with Kari Mundschenk DVM, DABVP (Feline)

This presentation will review the incidence, pathogenesis, and predisposing factors of bacterial lower urinary tract infections in dogs and cats. Diagnostic steps and a discussion on the indications for and significance of urine culture and sensitivity testing will follow. The latest updates from the 2019 ISCAID guidelines for bacterial urinary tract infections in dogs and cats will be discussed.

Open to all veterinary staff. 1 hour of CE credit. Sponsored by Idexx.

Members: View webinar here

April 12, 2021 – Monday
12-1pm (Hawaii time)

Cancer Immunotherapy in Practice: Options and Opportunities
with Michael D. Lucroy, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM (Oncology)

This presentation will briefly review the interactions between the immune system and cancer, and describe various immunotherapy strategies. Practical options for immunotherapy in clinical practice will be discussed, including metronomic chemotherapy and autologous cancer vaccines. Time will be allotted at the end for questions and discussion.

1 hour of CE credit available. Sponsored by Torigen.

Members: View webinar here

March 8, 2021 – Monday
12-1pm (Hawaii time)

Inappetence and Weight Loss in Chronic Disease: Why Treatment Matters
with Anonda Laua’e Haskin, DVM

This webinar will discuss inappetence in cats and dogs and its pathophysiology: the role of peripheral signals into the hypothalamus and the effects on the GI tract, immune system, etc. Data will be presented around adequate nutrition, body condition scores, and their relationship to survival times in chronic kidney disease, congestive heart failure, chronic enteropathies, and neoplasia.

Presentation will include an overview of appetite stimulant products Entyce and Elura, their mode of action, efficacy, safety, and chronic use.

1 hour of CE credit available. Sponsored by Elanco.

Members: View webinar here

February 8, 2021 – Monday
12-1pm (Hawaii time)

Palliation of End Stage Renal Disease
with Carolyn Naun, DVM

Kidney failure can follow an unpredictable course during its final stages, but there are common themes, trajectories and symptoms that can be anticipated and addressed. Clients must be educated about the expected progression, what to watch for, and how to treat specific problems. This lecture will provide insight and strategies to smooth the process as much as possible until death occurs or euthanasia is elected.

1 hour of CE credit available. Sponsored by HVMA.

January 11, 2021 – Monday
12-1pm (Hawaii time)

Digital Cytology
with Sarah Johnson, DVM, MS, DACVP
Assistant Chief of Clinical Pathology, Antech Diagnostics

Learn about current advances in digital pathology/cytology and how it can help improve your practice workflow efficiency and clinical results. Through case examples, see how digital cytology directly affects patient care.

1 hour of CE credit available. Sponsored by Antech.

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.

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.