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Webinar week: COVID-19 and veterinary practice

Three online presentations will be held March 24 and 25.

Webinar week: COVID-19 and veterinary practice

Trupanion, the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association and The Bridge Club have scheduled separate webinars designed to help veterinary professionals navigate the COVID-19 crisis.

“Guidance for Nonprofit, Government and In Practice Veterinary Personnel,” hosted by Trupanion, will take place at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, March 25. Registration is available at https://bit.ly/2UnNSLu.

The first 3,000 veterinary professionals who preregister will be eligible for RACE credits if they view the presentation on the Zoom conferencing platform. The event also will be streamed on Facebook Live at https://bit.ly/2wtqR1L.

Moderated by Trupanion chief veterinary officer Steve Weinrauch, BVMS, MRCVS, the webinar will feature three speakers:

  • Jim Tedford, president and CEO of the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.
  • Michael Lappin, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM (SAIM), chairman of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s One Health Committee.
  • Julie Levy, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM, DABVP (Shelter Medicine Practice), the Fran Marino Endowed Professor of Shelter Medicine Education at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.

“By joining forces with these worldwide authorities in pet health and welfare, our goal is to provide the most current and useful information to the veterinary and sheltering community,” Dr. Weinrauch said.

At 1 p.m. EDT Tuesday, March 24, the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association will present “Coronavirus: Employment Law Updates Managers Need to Know.” Topics presented by attorney Timothy A. Davis will include new federal legislation regarding paid leave and unemployment benefits, compliance with applicable laws and how to reduce the risk of workplace exposures.

Registration is available at https://bit.ly/3dlTEG9.

At 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, March 25, The Bridge Club, a networking group, will host “COVID-19 Updates from the AVMA : What the Profession Needs to Know Now.” The guest speaker will be Gail Golab, DVM, Ph.D., MANZCVS, DACAW, chief veterinary officer at the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Registration is available at https://bit.ly/3dnMuRC.


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