Continuing Education

Here is where you will find the latest information on all of our happenings at Valley Central Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center and out in the community. Please be sure to check back often!


Current Continuing Education




Past Continuing Education


April 19, 2017

Updates on the Managementof Canine Osteoarthritis
The Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) is hosting a dinner meeting and we hope you will join us!Dr. Todd will provide a quick update on latest intestinal parasiteprevalence data in dogs. He will then conduct an overview of acute pain in dogs and cats, including pain assessment and use of NSAIDs in treatment of acute pain.

Presented by: TODD KOLLASCH, DVM
Date: Wednesday April 19, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Location: Blue Grillhouse
4431 Easton Avenue ?EUR? Bethlehem, PA 18020

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April 30, 2017

Lehigh Valley Spring Symposium hosted by Valley Central VRC & Hope Veterinary Specialists
Hope Veterinary Specialists and Valley Central Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center are teaming up once again to bring you a full day of free continuing education lectures in the Lehigh Valley. This year, we are moving to a larger space to accommodate two tracks, one tailored just for the general practitioner and one tailored just for the veterinary nurse! Join us at Bear Creek Mountain Resort and Conference Center this spring!

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM ?EUR" 3:00 PM

Location:
Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center
101 Doe Mountain Lane
Macungie, PA 18062

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June 28, 2016

Clinical Pathology Conundrums: Common Veterinary Clinical Pathology Issues in General Practice
Clinical pathology can be a very useful tool in the general veterinary practice, but often there are topics that get ignored, either because they can be confusing or because their significance is not known. The purpose of this presentation is to overview some of these issues, including quality control in the in-house laboratory, basic cytologic principles, and hematology scattergrams. The hope is at the end of this presentation, the clinician will have a better understanding of how to integrate veterinary clinical pathology into every day practice.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time: 6:00 - 8:30pm
Location: Blue Grillhouse
4431 Easton Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18020

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April 28, 2016

Advanced Veterinary Imaging of the Lehigh Valley invites you for a look at...Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Vimago HD CT Imaging... What They Can Do For Your Patients

An in-depth look at the safety and usage of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, including evidence based medicine reviews and meta analyses on the effectiveness of adjunctive HBOT in the treatment of exceptional anemia, wound healing and more. The presentation will include clinical case examples of 2D & 3D imaging only available through the Vimago HD CT technology.

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Thursday, April 28th
Registration: 6:00-6:30pm
Dinner: 6:30-7pm
Lecture: 7pm
At: Blue Grill House 4431 Easton Ave, Bethlehem, PA 18020

Presented by: Ronald Lyman, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM

Please RSVP by April 23rd to events@vcvrec.com


April 12, 2016

VCVREC and Boehringer-Ingelheim invite you to:
"Optimizing protection for Bordetella: Why mucosal is better"

Presented by: Dr. Reinero DVM Associate Professor and the Director of the Comparative Internal Medicine Laboratory at the University of Missouri-Columbia
1.5CE Credit offered

There are a wide variety of causes of acute cough in the dog. Because infectious causes of acute cough are common and there is risk for spread of disease, all dogs with acute cough should be treated as if infectious until proven otherwise. This lecture will provide an overview of the clinical approach to diagnosis and management of acute cough, with an emphasis on preventative vaccination. Mucosal immunity will be reviewed and scientUpdates on the Managementof Canine OsteoarthritisTODD KOLLASCH, DVMific data comparing mucosal and subcutaneous vaccination of Bordetella bronchiseptica compared.

April 12th, 2016 at Blue Grill House
4431 Easton Ave, Bethlehem, PA 18020
Registration 6-6:30pm
Dinner 6:30-7pm
Lecture 7pm

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November 5, 2015

Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Prevention

Boehringer Ingelheim and VCVREC Presents a lecture series from Kyle Matler, DVM, DACVPM Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Prevention.

Time: Registration/Dinner 6-7pm, Lecture starts at 7 pm
Location: Blue Event Center, 4431 Easton Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18020

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September 13, 2015

A Day of Interactive nutrition learning, including General nutrition, Pet food label reading, product updates

Valley Central Veterinary Referral and Emergency in conjunction with Hills Pet Nutrition are excited to host a FREE CE event for area nurses!

Time: Registration at 8:30 - 9 am, Lecture starts at 9 am
Location: Sands Event Center, Berks Meeting Room, 77 Sands Blvd. Bethlehem, PA 18015

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June 24, 2015

The Power of Plus

Do you ever have cases with multiple issues that leave you wondering what you should address first?! At this event, we will discuss how nutrition can help you manage your cases of canine patients that have mobility and weight issues, and cases of feline patients that have weight and urinary issues.

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Date: Wednesday June 3, 2015

Zoetis and VCVREC Presents a management lecture series by Dr. Dennis Chmiel Speaking on: State of the Industry: The Evolving Companion Animal Marketplace.

Topic: Canine and Feline Vaccines: Principles, Protocols, Pros, and Problems
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Blue Event Center - 4431 Easton Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18020
Special Guest: Dr. Dennis Chmiel

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Date: Thursday May 28, 2015

VCVREC and NutriMax cordially invites veterinarians to a Continuing Education Dinner Presentation!

Topic: Supplements "For Life!" (For you and your patients!)
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Shula's Steakhouse 2960 Center Valley Parkway, Center Valley, PA 18034

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Date: Wednesday April 22, 2015

PVMA District 8 Dinner CE:

The Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) is hosting a dinner meeting and we hope you will join us. This is your chance to interact with colleagues, receive an update on current initiatives within PVMA, and earn 1.5 hours of continuing education credit. There is no charge to attend; however, you must pre-register. You may register online at? www.pavma.org or scan the code on the attached form with your mobile device.

Topic: Canine and Feline Vaccines: Principles, Protocols, Pros, and Problems
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Shula's Steakhouse 2960 Center Valley Parkway, Center Valley, PA 18034
Special Guest: Margaret Casal, DrVetMed, PhD, DECAR (Reproduction)

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Date: December 4, 2013

PVMA District 8 Dinner CE:

Valley Central Referral and Antech cordially invite you to attend a dinner CE event at Shula's.
Topic: Wound Management and Management of Parathyroid Tumors
Time: 5:30 pm Registration starts
Location: Shula's Steakhouse 2960 Center Valley Parkway, Center Valley, PA 18034
Special Guest: Dr. Angela Gifford DVM and Dr. Angela Hayes BVSc, PhD, DACVECC


Date: May 8, 2013

Valley Central Referral is partnering with Vetstreet to bring you an informative evening filled with great food and conversation.
Topic: Improve your Dental Compliance.
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Valley Central Referral Conference Room - 210 Fullerton Ave, Whitehall, PA 18052
Special Guest: Mr. Bash Halow, BA, CVMP, LVT and Dr. Howard Gittelman.
Limited Seating: PLEASE REGISTER BY TUESDAY April 30, 2013!


Date: September 18th, 2012

Valley Central Referral and Hill's Pet Nutrition cordially invite you to attend a dinner CE event at Blue Grillhouse.
Topic: Myths and Misconceptions of the Pet Food Industry
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Blue Grillhouse, 4431 Easton Ave, Bethlehem, PA
Special Guest: Dr. Dana Hutchinson, DVM, ACVN


Date: May 24th, 2012

Valley Central Referral is partnering with Vetstreet to bring you an informative evening filled with great food and conversation.
Topic: Merit Based Pay Wages
Time: 6:15pm - 7:15pm (Dinner from 5:45pm - 6:15pm)
Location: Valley Central Referral Conference Room - 210 Fullerton Ave, Whitehall, PA 18052
Special Guest: Mr. Bash Halow, BA, CVMP, LVT
Limited Seating: PLEASE REGISTER BY TUESDAY MAY 20th, 2012!


Date: April 12th, 2012

A day-long workshop in Internet Marketing, Social Media, and Website Optimization
Topic: Online Marketing Workshop
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Valley Central Referral Conference Room - 210 Fullerton Ave, Whitehall, PA 18052
Limited Seating: PLEASE SIGN UP TODAY. WE CAN ONLY HANDLE 25 ATTENDEES


Date: February 2nd, 2012

Valley Central is proud to have Mr. Bash Halow back again for this great learning opportunity!
Topic: Effective Client Communication
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Valley Central Referral Conference Room - 210 Fullerton Ave, Whitehall, PA 18052
Special Guest: Mr. Bash Halow, BA, CVMP, LVT


Date: January 26th, 2012

As a part of our monthly lunchtime lecture/webinar series, Valley Central Referral is Proud to Host
Topic: Key Performance Indicators and the Importance of Regularly Tracking Financial Health
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Valley Central Referral Conference Room - 210 Fullerton Ave, Whitehall, PA 18052
Special Guest: Mr. Bash Halow, BA, CVMP, LVT


Date: September 15th, 2011

Valley Central Veterinary Referral Center in partnering with Antech Diagnostics to bring you an informative evening filled with great food and spirits.
Topic: Financial Oversight and Pricing for the Busy Practice Manager
Time: Registration and cocktails is from 7:00 - 7:30pm; Seminar begins at 7:30pm
Location: Valley Central Veterinary Referral Center - 210 Fullerton Ave, Whitehall, PA 18052
Special Guest: Bash Halow, CVPM, LVT


Date: May 20th, 2011

Valley Central Veterinary Referral Center in conjunction and Medivet America invites you to join us for an informative and relaxing evening to learn about Stem Cell Therapy from Dr. Mike Hutchinson.
Topic: Stem Cell Therapy
Time: Registration and cocktails is from 6:00 - 7pm; Discussion begins at 7pm
Location: Cosmopolitian - 22 North 6th Street, Allentown, PA
Special Guest: Mike Hutchinson, DVM


Date: April 28th, 2011

Valley Central Veterinary Referral Center in conjunction with Hills Pet Nutrition are proud to invite you to a round table discussion with our doctors.
Topic: Using Conventional and Interventional Strategies to Manage Common Conditions
Time: Registration and cocktails from 6 - 6:30pm; Lectures and dinner begin at 7pm
Location: Venel Institute - 261 Brodhead Road, Suite 201, Bethlehem, PA 18017

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Date: March 17th, 2011

Valley Central Veterinary Referral Center in conjunction with LVVMA is proud to present the following event.
Topic: Eastern Medicine vs Western Medicine: When should you consider referring?
Time: Registration is from 6:30 - 7pm; Lectures begin at 7pm
Location: Shula's Steakhouse - The Promenade Shops of Saucon Valley
Special Guest: John Slaughter, DVM, CVA


Date: November 20th, 2010

Valley Central Veterinary Referral Center is proud to be a sponsor of the Veterinary Laser Therapy Conference.
Time: Breakfast served from 9 - 9:30am; Lecture begins at 9:30am
Location: The Meadows
Special Guest: John W. Wiener, DVM


Date: October 7, 2010

Valley Central Veterinary Referral Center in conjunction with Covidien are proud to invite you to the kick off of our minimally invasive program.
Topic: Minimally Invasive-Minimal Drawbacks-Focus on Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy
Time: Registration is from 6 - 7pm; Lectures begin at 7pm
Location: Shula's Steakhouse - The Promenade Shops of Saucon Valley
Special Guest: Clarence Rawlings, DVM, PhD, Diplomate, ACVS


Date: September 16, 2010

Topic: The Steroid Controversy: Update for Veterinarians and Technicians on the Current Standard of Care
Time: Registration is from 6 - 6:30pm; Lectures begin at 7pm
Location: Historic Hotel Bethlehem - Mural Ballroom


Date: August 11, 2010

Topic: Treatment of Mast Cell Tumors: Chemotherapy & Radiation, Surgery and Tyrosine Kinases (Palladia)
Time: Registration is from 6 - 6:30pm; Lectures begin at 7pm
Location: Saucon Valley Country Club


Date: August 4, 2010

Topic: New Kyon Total Hip Replacement Program
Time: Registration is from 6 - 6:30pm; Lectures begin at 7pm
Location: Shula's Steakhouse - The Promenade Shops of Saucon Valley
Special Guest: Dr. Slobodan Tepic, CEO & President of Kyon Veterinary Surgical Products


Date: April 22, 2010

Topic: TTA vs. TPLO & Total Hip Replacement: What's the Current State of the Art?
Featuring our new surgeon, Dr. Salvador Galindo
Time: Registration is from 6 - 6:30pm; Lecture begin at 7pm
Location: Shula's Steakhouse - The Promenade Shops of Saucon Valley