NEW at Lakeshore!
Continuing Education Series for Technicians
*Monday Nights at Lakeshore*
Co-sponsored by Milwaukee VMA
1.0 hour CE credit per lecture
                                                              
 
Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists is excited to offer more free continuing education to our referral community! Our talented medical staff will be speaking to technicians and assistants on the 3rd Monday of every month at 7 p.m. in our Glendale and Oak Creek locations. We are pleased to offer MVMA approved credits for each lecture.We hope to see you there!
 
If you are interested in attending, please contact Gina Falish, CVT at 414-761-6333 or at gfalish@lakeshorevetspecialists.com. 
 
 
January 22, 2018 - 7p - LVS Glendale
"Thoracotomy and Tracheostomy Tube Maintenance and Patient Care" - Dr. Elke Rudloff
Tracheotomy and thoracotomy are common procedures in veterinary intensive care units, and technicians must provide proper care to tracheostomy and thoracotomy patients to prevent complications. This lecture describes how to provide proper care in the intensive care unit, strategies for preventing complications and management of such patients.
 
 
February 19th, 2018 - 7p - LVS Oak Creek 
"Advanced Hematology" - Mandy Nonnemacher, CVT
Veterinary technicians play a vital role in hematology, allowing the practice to provide clients and patients with a higher level of care. This lecture is designed for the veterinary technician seeking advanced training.
 
 
March 19th, 2018 - 7p - LVS Glendale
"Acid Base Balance and Abnormalities" - Dr. Armi Pigott
This lecture will review some of the major points about acid base balance  and will provide a stepwise approach to evaluating laboratory data in order to aid the veterinary technician in caring for these patients.
 
 
April 23rd, 2018 - 7p - LVS Oak Creek
"Principles of Nutrition" - Dr. Kayla Hanson
This lecture will introduce  the fundamentals of nutrition in critically ill patients and the veterinary technician's role in monitoring the nutritional needs of these patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
 
 
May 21st, 2018 - 7p - LVS Glendale
"Nursing the Head Trauma Patient" - Dr. Andrew Linklater
The treatment of these patients can prove challenging,  requiring intensive treatment and nursing care. Technicians play a vital role in monitoring and caring for these patients, and quickly alerting the veterinarian to any changes in their condition.
 
 
June 18th, 2018 7p - LVS Glendale
"Autotransfusions - Technique and Case Studies - Cheryl Page, CVT
Autotransfusion is a life-saving, cost-effective practice. It uses the patient's own blood and reduces the risk for transfusion reactions. This lecture will describe techniques and case studies related to the practice of autotransfusion.
 
 
July 23rd, 2018 - 7p - LVS Oak Creek
"Addisons and Cushings Disease" - Dr. Jamie Fleming
Addisons and Cushings disease are complicated endocrine disorders that that can lead to life-threatening issues for your patient. This lecture will provide knowledge of disease mechanisms, potential complications and treatment for the veterinary technician.
 
 
August 20th, 2018 - 7p - LVS Glendale
"ECG Interpretation" - Dr. Tyler Klose
This lecture will aid the Veterinary technician in developing a better understanding of the interpretation of ECG tracings in order to feel more comfortable performing ECGs and identifying abnormalities.
 
 
September 17th, 2018 - 7p - LVS Glendale
"Pain Management" - Dr. Kristin Luginbill
Veterinary technicians are advocates for the patient and must understand the mechanisms of pain, the recognition of pain in their patients and various approaches to pain management. This lecture will discuss the management of pain in the veterinary patient.
 
 
October 22nd, 2018 - 7p - LVS Glendale
"Common Toxicities" - Dr. Carrie Stefaniak
Veterinary technicians play a key role in both in preventing and treating toxicosis. This lecture will help the veterinary technician educate their clients and aid in the prevention and treatment of the most commonly seen toxicities in their patients.
 
 
November 19th, 2018 - 7p - LVS Oak Creek
"Principles of Shock" - Heather Clingan, CVT
Shock is an important life-threatening emergency and must be recognized early and intervention promptly started to prevent progression and improve the prognosis of the patient. Veterinary technicians play an important role in recognizing the different types and stages of shock and the immediate implementation of treatment and the monitoring of the patient in shock. 
 
 
December 17th, 2018 - 7p - LVS Oak Creek
"Principles of Transfusion Medicine" - Gina Falish, CVT
The use of blood products in veterinary medicine has increased recently. Veterinary technicians play an important role in recognizing the need for, the preparation of, the administration of and the monitoring patients receiving  canine and feline blood products. This lecture will provide this information. 
 

If you are interested in attending, please contact Gina Falish, CVT at 
414-761-6333 or at gfalish@lakeshorevetspecialists.com.