Calendar of Events

This website was last updated: May 18, 2018
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Calendar of Continuing
Education Programs
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Sponsorship Options
Submit your sponsorship using the Paypal link below or send a check to SAVMA.
SAVMA is an approved provider of CE credit hours according to the 
Arizona State Veterinary Examining Board under Administrative Rule R3-11-402(A)(1)(b).

January 17, 2018

A Step by Step Approach to the Management 
of Hip Dysplasia
J. T. Walker, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS 
& Dr. Ryan McCally, DVM, Dipl. ACVS

February 21
Curt Coffman
Juvenile Dentistry:  Treating Problems that will 
Lead to a Pain-free Life

March 22, 2018
Mike Matz, DVM, DACVIM
Pearls of Internal Medicine
Sponsored by Prescription Lab Compounding Pharmacy

April 18, 2018
Dr. Brisa Hsieh and Dr. Janet Bailey
Evaluation and Diagnostics of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition

May 30
Victoria Lukasik, DVM, DACVA
​Anesthetic Interventions

June 21
Dramatic Pathology 
Biopsy Site Selection
Whitney Zoll

July 19
Special Event: 3 credit hours
Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act: What Veterinarians Need to Know
Lt. Christian Wildblood & Captain John Leavitt
Counter Narcotics Alliance

August  16, 2018
 Cytology II 
Sharon Dial, PhD, DVM
Sponsored by Prescription Lab Compounding Pharmacy

September 13
Practice Management
Fritz Wood
Sponsored by MWI, Nutramax

October 24
Jennifer Wilcox, DVM
Chief of Veterinary Services at the Pima Animal Care Center
Kristen Auerbach, Director, PACC
Shelter Management and Pima Animal Control Center Update

Danielle Babski, DVM DACVECC

On January 26, 2018, the Governor signed SB1001, knows as the "2018 Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act." The new requirements related to veterinarians become effective on April 26, 2018.

On July 31, 2018 in Tempe, the AzVMA is going to sponsor 4 speakers offering 1.5 CE hours each to cover the new requirements. 

An attorney going to speak on the laws and statutes, dispensing, notifying, identifying clients that may be abusing opioids. 
​A specialists to speak on pain management and rehabilitation and alternatives in pain medicines
A clinical Pharmacist to speak about compounding changes on the horizon 
​A Hospital Administrator & Management Consultant ​, Advanced Veterinary Specialist & VMMS will speak on Controlled Substances 101