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NAVC Institute Courses

May 23-28, 2021 | Orlando, FL

The NAVC Institute offers a variety of in-depth courses to challenge and equip you with practical hands-on skills.

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ABVP Examination Preparation- $3,400

This course is encouraged for candidates seeking American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) Diplomate status, as well as anyone interested in an intensive review of general medicine. While the course will contain in-depth coverage of topics for the ABVP Certification Examination, you do not have to be a potential ABVP candidate to participate. In addition to detailed proceedings notes, the course includes a digital practice exam with +300 items participants may utilize any time during or after the course to test their knowledge before taking the Certification Examination.

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A Case-Based Approach to Applied Behavioral Medicine - $4,700

This course is intended to allow both the beginner and advanced student of veterinary behavioral medicine to learn how to intervene in both daily (new puppy) and more complex (cat with medical and behavioral problem) cases.  We anticipate that most of the attendees will have taken one of the Institute behavioral medicine course before, so this course is intended to bridge the gap between theory and practice.  In addition to seeing real and video cases, there will a lab to introduce practical low distress, no restraint, truly collaborative care techniques as a preventative intervention for fear of veterinary visits.  All lectures will have case applications embedded in them, and comprehensive reviews of behavioral medications and behavioral modification techniques will be included with the intent that participants learn to apply these skills in their own practices.  Group participation is encouraged, and there are daily open question sessions for all instructors.  Finally, all instructors are present throughout so that participants can see how different specialists approach the same types of problems, providing insight into how decisions are made and how to encourage and educate clients so that they can become their dog’s or cat’s advocate.

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Emergency Medicine for Everyone - $4,600

If you are looking for an intensive course that helps you prepare for the most common small animal emergencies, this is your course! The instructors have over 50 years of combined experience and will talk you through emergencies involving the respiratory system, circulatory system, central nervous system and more! You will also have the opportunity to become certified in RECOVER CPR BLS and ALS (this will require approximately 5 hours online CE-approved preparation prior to the onsite assessment, costs included in NAVC Institute registration).

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Exotic Animal Medicine - $4,500

This course will help you take your knowledge and skills in exotic animal medicine to the next level. Focus will be on applicable, practice-building information in commonly seen exotic animal species, including pet birds, small mammals, and reptiles. Regardless of your current skill level, you will find this one-on-one intensive learning experience with our highly knowledgeable instructors will rapidly expand your technical and medical comfort zone with special species. From our interactive classes to our hands-on workshops, this transformative professional development experience is the best way to make substantive strides in elevating your level of medicine with non-traditional pets.

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Practical Dentistry: Chew on This! - $4,800

Dentistry is the most untapped source of patient care and practice revenue in most small animal practices. Veterinarians can’t diagnose and treat what they haven’t learned! In this course, instructors will share their knowledge and passion about veterinary dentistry with you in a practical and fun learning environment. Walk away at the end of the week with confidence and skills to be able to recognize and treat many of the oral diseases you will encounter in your practice.

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Practical Orthopedic Surgical Techniques - $4,700

This 4-day course is designed to equip the practicing veterinarian with new and refined skills in practical small animal orthopedic procedures. Veterinarians will learn when to (and when not to) perform practical orthopedic surgical procedures and how to perform them with excellence.

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Practical Techniques in Soft Tissue Surgery - $5,050

This 4-day course is designed to teach participants the technical aspects of a variety of soft tissue surgery procedures in dogs and cats. Some ‘theory’ will be included in the lecture aspect of the course, but emphasis will be placed on the technical aspects used to perform each procedure thus maximizing time in the workshop.

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Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound - $5,250

Imagine spending an entire week learning all you want to know about abdominal ultrasound, with training by internationally-renowned, ACVR boarded radiologists with a passion for teaching. Designed for beginners through advanced learners, this course provides a solid foundation for exploring and mastering the fundamentals of abdominal diagnostic ultrasound in dogs and cats. Instructors will present didactic material in a friendly and engaging atmosphere to encourage your interaction. The small group setting means you’ll receive unparalleled hands-on scanning time of focused objectives as well as tailored instruction addressing your specific needs and goals.

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Dive deep into hands-on learning

  • Immersive Education: Focus your full attention on mastering your craft using hands-on learning techniques for four full days in a specialized course.
  • Expert Instruction: Learn alongside top experts in the field in an intimate setting to gain valuable one-on-one instruction you won’t find anywhere else.
  • Inspiring Experiences: Walk away with renewed knowledge and unique skills that you’ll be able to use immediately in your everyday practice.
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