IVG Veterinary Symposium

7th Annual IVG Symposium, February 7th & 8th, has been expanded to 2 days this year! Veterinarians and technicians may earn up to 12 CE credits over 2 days, with over 65 hours of content to choose from! (RACE approval pending). 

Our expanded program includes 2-day sessions on:

Anesthesia – Blended lecture and lab content presented by Andrea Looney, DVM, DACVAA, DACVSMR, CCRP

Neurology – Case based Neurology, including 4 hours of content presented by Alexander de Lahunta, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Neurology), DACVP

Dental – Lectures and Labs by Paul Mitchell, DVM, DAVDC

Management – including Inventory Management, Hospital Design and Client Communications

And so much more!

No need to choose! Your registration includes future access to all RACE approved lectures, on-demand, for one year.


Friends of Animals in Need!

Friends of Animals in Need (FAN) is an organization of animal lovers that provides financial assistance for the medical care of pets that would otherwise be abandoned, surrendered or euthanized. The mission of Friends of Animals in Need is to assist in providing veterinary care to financially-challenged companion pet owners, in order to avoid the surrender, abandonment or the euthanizing of their pet. This is a Rhode Island based (North Kingstown) organization, please help spread the word about them and also, visit their Facebook page and like them! http://www.animalsinneedri.comFAN logo

New Practice Management Course Offered at New England Institute of Technology!

The Associate in Science degree program in Veterinary Practice Management will prepare students to lead administrative operations of single and multiple veterinarian practices.  The curriculum will provide students with the foundation needed to develop the required critical thinking , managerial, and professional skills to perform as effective members of the veterinary team.  Students will be exposed to basic pharmacology, inventory controls, human resources, customer service techniques, practice management skills, economics, and communications.

The program is offered in the evenings so that students currently working in the field, who want to move into management, will have the opportunity to enroll in the program while maintaining their employment.

On Tuesday, June 3, 2014 we will be having New England Tech Nite , this is a great opportunity to learn more about the program.  Tech Nite is from 3 pm to 8 pm at the East Greenwich Campus.

Symposium Raffle Proceeds

Each year we hold a raffle of donated items from various venues (ie:  Roger Williams Park Zoo admission tickets, New England Aquarium admission tickets, dog and cat toys, various apparel from different companies that sponsor us and more!).  The proceeds from the raffle go to an animal related non-profit organization.  This year we have chosen Ocean State Animal Coalition (OSAC). 

Established in 2007, OSAC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the status and well-being of animals in Rhode Island. Consistent with its mission, in July 2010 OSAC opened The Rhode Island Community Spay/Neuter Clinic (RICSNC), a high quality, high volume spay/neuter clinic for dogs and cats. Through the clinic, OSAC is working to reduce the homeless, abandoned and feral animal populations. They are committed to reducing the number of animals entering shelters and eliminating the need for euthanasia as a means of population control.

The proceeds will be earmarked for feral spay/neuter purposes. 
For more information on this wonderful organization, please visit their website at http://www.osac.org/

Please stop by their booth and welcome them!  😀

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