Continuing Education for Veterinary Professional Development Now Offered

February 14-15 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Murie Building

Welcome! Here at the University of Alaska Fairbanks we offer comprehensive Continuing Education courses for veterinarians to assist with professional development.   For technicians we offer special programs to train them for new, novel approaches to assist veterinarians in the best possible practice for the clients.  See attached Overview for further information. 

Dr. Felix Duerr, DVM, ACVS, ACVSMR , Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Assistant Professor of Small Animal Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, will provide training for Alaska Veterinarians, technicians, students and animal handlers. 

SESSION I:  February 14, 2015 (Noon – 5 PM) for Veterinary Technicians, Students (with animal handling experience) and animal handlers. 

This session will include:

a)  Introduction to veterinary rehabilitation, conditioning and injury prevention - what every dog owner should know about physical therapy (pre- and post-surgery)

b)  External coaptation – bandages, splints, cast and braces – when to use what

c)  Common orthopedic injuries – gait analysis, evaluation and basic treatment guidelines

d)  Commonly used prescription medications for treatment of musculoskeletal injuries – how to use and why.  

SESSION II:  February 15, 2015 (9 AM – 5 PM) for Licensed Veterinarians.  This session will include:

         a)  Integrating rehabilitation into daily practice;

b) Orthopedic and Sports Medicine examinations (including early diagnosis of hip/elbow/stifle disease and how it changes what you do;

c)  Novel treatment options for common problems (fractures, bone and tendon healing, arthritis, etc.)

d)  Orthopedic diseases (hips, elbows, knees, shoulders)

e)  Wet lab (up to 3 hours) will provide hands-on training on approaches for treatment, surgical techniques and how to communicate specifically what is needed for common procedures – stifle/hip 

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Corrosion Casting Available Soon


Dr. Ors Petnehazy will be offering services

Dr. Petnehazy has perfected a method of corrosion casting and hopes to be able to provide the service  within the next 3 months.  Contact the department for a quotation, and information.

"OH" One Health Seminar Series

Mondays, Murie Auditorium, 4:30 pm



DECEMBER    15    No Seminar - Finals Week

DECEMBER     22 - JANUARY 12   No Seminar - Holiday Break 

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