Veterinary Technician CE Series

Veterinary Technician CE Series

3 Sessions to choose from (or register for all of them!)

6:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
2 CE Hours EACH

– FREE for Hospital Members
– $15.00 for Individual GVMA Members
– $25.00 for Nonmembers

Contact your clinic administrator for the status of your GVMA membership & see if you qualify for the member discount!

Highwoods Building (Lobby Level Conference Room)
2200 Century Parkway NE
Atlanta, GA 30345
(across from the Marriott Century Center Hotel, off of Clairmont Road)

Paula Krimer, DVM, DVSc, DACVP

Dr. Krimer is a clinical pathologist and associate professor at the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. She obtained her DVM and DVSc degrees from the University of Guelph in 1996 and 2001, and became board certified in 2002. She is interested in diagnostic testing, hepatic diseases, and body cavity effusions including CSF and synovial fluid. Dr. Krimer is the Outreach Services Chief for the Georgia Diagnostic Laboratories, addressing the needs of clients, improving communications with veterinarians and other stakeholders, and organizing continuing education events.

Register for One or For All! Just click on the title of the session you want to attend.

Schedule Overview:

6:30 – 7:20 p.m.  Clinical Sessions
7:25 – 8:15 p.m.  LEAP Session specific to Technicians


Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Maximizing Your Laboratory: Everything you didn’t know you needed to know about sample collection & submission. Clinical tips and tricks to ensure samples are collected appropriately and integrity is maintained until receipt at your laboratory, including bloodwork, urines, PCR, cultures, cytologies and biopsies. The receiving, processing, and reporting of different types of samples will be explained. The impact on patient care of a well-prepared submission form and open communication with your laboratory will be described.

LEAP CE session to cover Technician Scope of Practice with Betsy Choder, Esq. of VetCounsel.

Thursday, August 23, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

True Blood: Participants will discuss all aspects of collecting, processing, and submitting routine CBC’s and chemistries including endocrine and coagulation testing. Tips on preparing, evaluating, and interpreting in-clinic blood smears will also be covered, with an emphasis on clinically important morphological changes.

LEAP CE session to cover Hospice and Palliative Care with Dave Shuey, RVT, CHPT, Owner/Case Manager of Fullness of Time, LLC.

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Urinalysis – You’re In Luck: A practical review of urinalysis procedure, from collection to processing and evaluation. Topics covered include advantages and disadvantages of different collection techniques, macroscopic evaluation tips, dipstick do’s and don’ts, maximizing your sediment yield, optimizing your microscope for sediment evaluation, and information on getting an accurate urine culture.

LEAP CE session to cover Professionalism with Barbara Schick, Hospital Administrator of Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners/GVS.