GCC Hosts Fall Seminar of Continuing Education for Licensed Veterinary Technicians and Veterinarians

When: Saturday, October 31 ~ 8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Where: Genesee Community College / Batavia Campus, One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020, Conable Technology Building

Background: New York State Association of Veterinary Technicians (NYSAVT) is sponsoring a fall seminar of Continuing Education for Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVT) and Veterinarians. The one-day program is being hosted by the Veterinary Technology Program at Genesee Community College at the Batavia Campus.  This is the second year GCC has hosted the seminar. New York State requires 24 hours of continuing education through each three year period for LVTs to continue to maintain their license, and 45 hours for veterinarians over a three year period. Six hours of CE credit will be offered through the following 11 different sessions that participants can choose from.

  • The Changing Face of Shelter Medicine, Kathleen Makolinski, DVM
  • TNVR:  A Strategy to Humanely Manage Community Cats, Kathleen Makolinski, DVM
  • Ready, Set, Stop!  Establishing and Implementing Checklists and Timeouts, Karen Basher, LVT
  • Patient Monitors:  Friend, Foe or Something In Between, Karen Basher, LVT
  • Communication, Stress and Compassion Fatigue, Aggie Kiefer, LVT
  • Your Dog Ate What?  Common Pet Poisons You Need to Know, Carrie Caccamise, DVM
  • The flu’s plight to “get you my pretty and your little dog, too!”  Canine Influenza, Heidi Pecoraro, DVM
  • Nutrition:  A Cornerstone of Pet Health, Cynthia Farrell, DVM
  • An Introduction to Alternative and Complementary Therapies and Their Use in Vet Medicine,Richard Mathis, DVM
  • Avian Influenza:  Why Are My Eggs So Expensive?, Cricket Johnson, DVM
  • Basic Nutrition and Clinical Tool, Veronica Whiteside, DVM

The cost is $150 for NYSAVT and NYS Veterinary Medical Society (NYSVMS) members for the day which includes breakfast snacks and lunch at Subway. Advance registration is strongly encouraged by going to www.nysavt.org  or calling 518-779-0775. Sessions will end by 3:15, so participants will be home in time for Trick and Treating!