Join CACVT, USVTA, and KVTA for a curated, live webinar series on pharmacology. Earn up to 6 hours of RACE-approved CE over 2 half-days while furthering your knowledge and understanding of pharmacology while networking with veterinary technicians from across the region at this unique event. We will also be giving away prize packs from our awesome sponsors to attendees by raffle, and opening the conversation up with a private event Facebook group! This event will only be offered live, so don't miss out!
This conference is RACE-approved for 6 hours of medical CE

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2022 Tri-State Event Registration

Event Schedule

Day 1: July 16th, 9am-12pm MST/10am-1pm CT
Day 2: July 17th, 9am-12pm MST/10am-1pm CT


Full Conference
Non members: $40
Members of CACVT, USVTA, or KVTA: $15

Saturday only or Sunday only
Non members: $25
Members of CACVT, USVTA, or KVTA: $10

Student Pricing
$10 (Full conference only)


Meet Your Speakers

Mary Berg, BS, RLATG, RVT, VTS (Dentistry): Lecture 1, Saturday July 16th
Controlled Substances: What You Really Need to Know

Whether you are ordering and monitoring the controlled substance in your practice or administering these substances, you must understand the rules and regulations. This knowledge will not only benefit you and your practice, but protect you from potential problems. Understanding controlled substance regulations can be an opportunity to empower a technician with the knowledge to evaluate and improve controlled substance handling within a practice. Technicians should take an active part in creating and activating good controlled substance protocols and be vigilant in the enforcement of the protocol within their practice.

Vinnie Dam, PharmD, MS, FACA, FACVP: Lecture 2, Saturday July 16th
The Dos and Don'ts of Compounding

When is compounding appropriate for the veterinary patient? Compounding best practices to live by including legalities, quality control, dosage forms, inventory management during uncertain times and meeting service expectations in the age of Amazon. How can compounding help with patient compliance?

Renee' LaCorte, LVT, VTS (ECC): Lecture 3, Saturday July 16th
Common Pharmaceuticals: Common Enough for Every Patient?

Reviewing the most commonly used drugs in veterinary medicine. We will cover the system it affects, its primary uses, indications and contraindications, off label common use and myths, and monitoring post administration. Emetics/antiemetics, GI protectants, steroids, analgesics, sedatives, and induction agents will all be covered in this lecture.

 Pia Bartolini, CVT, VTS (Exotics): Lecture 1, July 17th
Exotic Companion Animal Pharmacology: M B C, it's as easy as 1 2 3

 An overview of common drugs used in companion exotic medicine. Discussion on common presentations for avian, reptilian and small mammal patients. Attendees will be given resources to find more information to feel confident for their next exotic patient.

Stephanie Johnson, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia, Dentistry): Lecture 2, July 17th
 Alphabet Soup: What Anesthetic Drug to Choose?

This session will discuss various anesthetic drugs available for veterinary patients. The different types of drugs used in anesthesia, including possible side-effects, indications, or contraindications, will all be covered. An understanding of how these drugs can be used together as part of balanced anesthesia will be emphasized.

Shana Lemmenes, CVT, VTS (EVN): Lecture 3, July 17th
Large Animal Pharmacology


In this lecture we will discuss medications commonly used in large animal practice. What are they? What are they used for? What are some side effects and contraindications? We will discuss all of this as well as common dosages and clinical applications.

Thank you to our sponsors!