Continuing Education for Veterinarians

scil animal care company is a leader in veterinary CE. We have aligned ourselves with the brightest and the best leaders in their field to deliver the most current and pertinent CE to you and your veterinary team. We offer courses for all skill levels and all of our courses are veterinary specific and CE accredited. Check out our full course calendar online.

Veterinary Courses:

Dental Radiology and Positioning - 1 Day

Learn veterinary dental radiology positioning and interpretation for Vets and Vet Techs alike-bring your Vet Tech along and save 40% off their registration fee!

Basic Veterinary Ultrasound - 2 Days

This 2 Day course will offer an introduction to ultrasound theory, and equipment and the practicalities of this invaluable modality in your practice.

Pearls of GIT/Adrenals - 1.5 Days

For the novice or experienced scanner this is all very interesting material full of pearls for diagnosis of common and uncommon pathology of the GIT and Adrenals. You will have the opportunity to scan the GI system, adrenals and other abdominal organs in the afternoon scan lab.

Pearls of Liver/Spleen - 1.5 Days

For the novice or experienced scanner this is all very interesting material full of pearls for diagnosis of common and uncommon pathology of the Liver and Spleen. You will have the opportunity to scan the Liver, Spleen and other abdominal organs in the afternoon scan lab.

F.A.S.T. Ultrasound - 1 Day

FAST Ultrasound is becoming popular as an easy to learn and effective diagnostic procedure that can help you rapidly make clinical decisions that benefit your patient often with less stress for the animal. FAST stems from a standard of care in the human emergency room and is being used by the veterinary general practitioner in addition to emergency DVM's for post-surgery assessment of complications in addition to emergency trauma and triage situations.

Intermediate Veterinary Ultrasound - 2 Days

This course will review the Big Five: the bladder, kidneys, spleen and liver. Being an intermediate course we will also cover the pancreas, adrenals, small intestine, colon, lymphatics and abdominal vasculature. There are two scan labs where learning will be practiced on live animals.

Basic-Intermediate Echocardiography -1.5 Days

June Boon is a renowned expert in veterinary echocardiography - her Veterinary Echocardiography remains the only book dedicated completely to echocardiography and is an acclaimed resource used by both generalists and specialists. This 1.5 day course will offer an introduction to echocardiography, identifying structure and assessment in 2D imaging planes, M-mode imaging and assessment, a discussion of the echocardiographic features of common acquired disease and case studies. An afternoon scan lab will complete the first day and then further lecture. This course offers up to 8 CE credits.

Intermediate Echocardiography - 1.5 Days

This course will further your education of echocardiography introducing the principles of Doppler including normal spectral and colour flow Doppler. The Lecture will include Doppler features of acquired heart disease. There will be a scan lab both days to put the lecture learning into practice.  

Scan Only Ultrasound - .5 Days

Scan Only afternoon sessions will emphasize hands-on practice in a lab setting with some opportunity for class discussion. Instructors will teach to the skill level and particular needs of the individual.

Basic Fractures - 2 Days

This 2 Day combination lecture and wet lab will cover the management of simple fractures of the forelimb - radius, ulna, and hind limb – tibia and femur. IM pinning, hemicerclage, full cerclage wires, tension bands and plating will be covered.

Orthopedic Ultrasound (MSK) - 2 Days

The course focuses on relevant ultrasound anatomy and standardized scanning protocols for common indications and procedures relevant in everyday clinical practice. Topics include soft tissue and bone anatomy and pathology as well as joints with main focuses on shoulderknee and Achille’s tendonJoint, tendon, muscle and nerve pathologies will be covered.

Congenital Heart Disease in the Dog and Cat - 2.5 Days

This 2.5 day course will explore common congenital heart defects in the dog and cat. Breed predispositions, clinical signs and exam findings, contrast studies are aspects that will be discussed. One scan lab included.

Intermediate Fracture Repair - 2 Days

This 2 Day combination lecture and wet lab will cover the management of hip dysplasia, fractures of the pelvis and ilium, traditional cruciates, SI luxation and stabilization of the medial patellar luxation. Attendees will have the opportunity to work with ethically obtained cadavers to properly understand patient preparation and draping, the approach to the bone, and tools and implants needed for these orthopedic procedures.

Intro to TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) - 2 Days

This 2 Day combination lecture and wet lab will cover the TPLO procedure and MPL stabilization combined with TPLO. Attendees will have the opportunity to work with bone models and ethically obtained cadavers to properly understand patient preparation and draping, the approach to the bone, and tools and implants needed for these orthopedic procedures. 

Common Orthopedic Conditions of the Hind Limb - 2 Days

This 2 Day combination lecture and wet lab will cover lateral stabilization - traditional style, lateral stabilization with ortho zip, and MPL and FHO. Attendees will have the opportunity to work with ethically obtained cadavers to properly understand patient preparation and draping, the approach to the bone, and tools and implants needed for these orthopedic procedures.

TTA (Tibial Tuberosity Advancement) - 2 Days

This 2 day course will involve lecture covering Cranial Cruciate Disease, TTA history, theory, required equipment and the step by step procedure. In the wet lab attendees will have the opportunity to practice the procedure on bone models and cadavers using required tools and implants.

Intermediate Orthopedic Skill Building Lab - 2 Days

This course is designed for Veterinarians already performing one or all of the following procedures: Fracture RepairCruciate Repair Traditional and Ortho Zip, TPLO and FHO/MPL

Pick a procedure or two and bring your questions, unusual cases, and challenges or complications to practice and discuss with the instructor in this wet lab focused  course. We will have 4 stations set up each day for the procedures listed (please let us know when registering in the message to scil in the registration form). Prerequisite-previous experience performing the procedures that you chose.

Fracture Repair in Toy Breed Dogs & Cats - 2 Days

This 2 Day combination lecture and wet lab will cover the management of simple fractures in Toy Breeds and Cats of the forelimb - humerus, radius, ulnaand metacarpals. Attendees will have the opportunity to work with cadaver limbs to properly understand the approach to the bone.

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"I took the basic ultrasound CE course in April 2017 and had a great experience - the content of the course was just what I needed as someone just delving into the field of ultrasound. The course was also very well planned and organized. Thank you!" Katrina