continuing education

As part of our ongoing commitment to veterinary continuing education and research, AVES offers the opportunity for our community of veterinary practices to schedule Continuing Education Lunch and Learns.

How does it work?

You – the veterinary practice – contact AVES to let us know you are interested in scheduling a Lunch and Learn. We’ll take it from there! We will work with your veterinarians’, technicians’, and any other interested staff’s schedules to coordinate the best date for one of our specialists to come lecture on a topic of your choice. We receive TBVME approval for each hour-long lecture. AVES will even bring lunch for all your participants! We currently have a list of topics available to choose from, and we are always open to any additional interests your veterinarians and staff may have.

To schedule a Lunch and Learn, please contact Alex Whitney at or 512-343-2837. Please include your interested lecture(s), a couple of date options (please allow 30 days lead time), and any other information you’d like to discuss regarding Lunch and Learns.

Here are several of our current CE Lunch and Learn topics:

  • The Neurologic Examination
    Dr. Tracy Sutton, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) | Neurology & Neurosurgery
    The neurological examination will be reviewed in two parts.  The first part will focus on demonstration of how to perform an examination with a volunteer dog.  The second part will focus on the integration of findings on the neurologic examination to formulate neurolocalization.
  • Concepts in Wound Management for the General Practitioner
    Dr. Adam Breiteneicher, DVM | Surgery & Orthopedics
    This lecture will feature in depth basics of current recommendations for canine wound management in the triage or front line general practice setting. Case-based examples will be included as well as referenced recommendations for further reading.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – Review of Updated Guidelines
    Dr. Lindsay Vaughn, DVM, DACVECC | Emergency & Critical Care
    This lecture will review the new RECOVER CPR guidelines created by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Dr. Vaughn will spend the hour reviewing the 5 main domains of the RECOVER guidelines: Preparedness and Prevention, Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support, Monitoring, and Post-Cardiac Arrest Care. You will leave the lecture with a basic understanding of CPR and the confidence to perform CPR in your own clinic.
  • Chemotherapy Side Effects and Safety
    Dr. Timothy Stein, DVM, PhD, DACVIM | Oncology
    Stein will be presenting a lecture on commonly encountered side effects of chemotherapy in veterinary medicine and how these side effects may be managed via outpatient or inpatient basis. He will provide information regarding chemotherapy safety in the workplace, and attendees will have a better understanding and awareness of how to handle chemotherapy, chemotherapy waste and patients that have received chemotherapy.
  • Update on Periodontal Disease
    Dr. Tiffany Menke, DVM, DAVDC | Dentistry & Oral Surgery
    This lecture will include foundation knowledge about periodontal disease anatomy and pathophysiology. Oral exam and dental radiographic findings of the common and uncommon presentations of periodontal disease will be discussed.
  • Forelimb and Hindlimb Lameness
    Dr. Don Hulse, DVM, DACVS, DECVS | Surgery & Orthopedics
    Dr. Hulse will be giving this lecture on Fourlimb and Hindlimb Lameness as a case based discussion on how to determine fourlimb and hindlimb lameness in small animals and why a CBLO is used versus a TPLO. He will also discuss when it is necessary to do a bicep release.
  • A Review of Urinary Defenses, UTI Management, and Urinary Antiseptics
    Dr. Maura Duffy, DVM, DACVIM | Internal Medicine
    In this lecture, Dr. Duffy will review the normal bladder and lower urinary defenses. She will then review management of complication urinary tract infections and discuss some of the rationale and treatment options for urinary antiseptics to prevent re-infections.
  • Top 3 Pelvic Limb Orthopedic Surgeries for the General Practitioner
    Dr. Russell Kalis, DVM, DACVS | Surgery & Orthopedics
    This hour-long presentation will include radiographic and intra-operative images (pictures and videos) demonstrating proper techniques for routine patella luxation corrective osteotomies, FHNO, and extracapsular lateral suture stifle stabilization procedures. The aim of this presentation is to provide simple and accurate techniques for the most predicative and successful clinical outcomes.

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Alex Whitney

Alex Whitney

Alex manages marketing and community relations at AVES.
Alex Whitney