Choose a subject and then fully submerge yourself at this one-of-a-kind CE event.

The popular NAVC Institute, where veterinarians spend four days focused on a single topic of study, returns in 2019. From May 19 to 24 in Orlando, attendees will become immersed in learning — from classroom lectures led by world-renowned instructors to practical, hands-on skills in adjacent workshops.

Everyone earns 32 hours of RACE approved CE credit.

“I find the NAVC Institute provides the best continuing education experience for practitioners regardless of the comfort level they start the course with,” said five-time attendee Julie Brazeau, DVM, who practices at VCA Covington Animal Hospital in Covington, Washington. “I have never found any other CE offering to be comparable.”

Dr. Brazeau attended her first NAVC Institute course, on ophthalmology, in 2011.

“I didn’t choose that course because I had a great love of eyes or eye diseases,” she said. “Quite the opposite, in fact. I dreaded seeing eye cases at work but felt responsible for providing the best possible care for every patient and client, so I wanted to improve myself in this area.”

Although Dr. Brazeau admits to feeling overwhelmed initially by the amount of information being presented, she quickly became absorbed in the topic. By the end of the course, she was comfortable and confident in the subject matter.

“When the course was over, I found myself to be someone who was no longer afraid of eye cases,” Dr. Brazeau said. “In fact, it has become one of my favorite things to see on the schedule.”

Whether you’re interested in learning more about ultrasound, orthopedic surgery or dentistry, the NAVC Institute is designed to impart new skills that you can practice immediately when back in the clinic. The small classroom instruction enables you to help a broader range of clients that you might have referred before.

Repeat attendee Diana G. Martinez, DVM, MS, said the courses in soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery and dentistry were important professionally and economically for her practice, Haines City Pet Hospital.

“The NAVC Institute 2019 will be my fourth time attending this event,” said Dr. Martinez, who is enrolled in the Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound course. “After taking these courses, I have built my confidence tremendously, performing surgeries and dental procedures that otherwise I would have sent to a specialist.

“Compared to last year, the practice’s dental services income has increased threefold,” she noted. “In addition, our clients are satisfied with the outcome of the medical procedures and happy they did not have to go somewhere else for the services.”

Space is limited, so be sure to register early. The fee is all-inclusive, covering materials, 32 hours of RACE-approved CE credit, a one-bedroom suite at the Caribe Royal All-Suite Hotel and Convention Center, most meals, course notes, Expo Hall access, a free registration to VMX 2020 and a one-year VetFolio individual subscription.

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