CE Seminars

One of Angell’s most important goals is to serve as a resource for the veterinary profession. Below is our current schedule of continuing education programs.

Angell Friday Morning Lectures:

8am-9am Fridays. Free/no registration required. *NOTE – only select Friday lectures will receive CE credit as indicated on the schedule. Bagels & coffee provided.

Angell Fall CE Lectures:

9/28/17 Neurology: Seizure Management

Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 6 pm to 8:45 pm
2 CE Credits (RACE approved)
Location: Boston Marriott Burlington, 1 Burlington Mall Road, Burlington, MA 
Speakers: Rob Daniel, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology), Michele James, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology), and Jennifer Michaels, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

This complimentary dinner and lecture is open to veterinarians, technicians, and practice managers.

>>Register here


6:00pm-6:25pm Registration, Dinner, and Drinks
6:25pm-7:05pm Pathophysiology of Seizures and Emergency Seizure Management – Rob Daniel, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

  • Seizure Definition
    • Overview of normal electrical brain activity
    • Overview of abnormal electrical brain activity
  • Pathophysiology
    • Paroxysmal depolarizing shift
    • Clinical signs and their physiologic explanation
  • Nomenclature

Emergency Management

  • Diazepam
    • Mechanism of action
    • Dosing
  • Other
    • Phenobarbital
    • Propofol
    • Pentobarbital

Case Discussion (3)

7:05pm-7:15pm  Break
7:15pm-7:55pm Maintenance Anti-Seizure Therapy: Pharmacologic and Non-pharmacologic Treatments – Jennifer Michaels, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

Dosing, Adverse effects, and Monitoring of:

  • Phenobarbital
  • Potassium Bromide
  • Zonisamide
  • Keppra
  • Other drugs (Felbamate, Topiramate, Gabapentin/Pregabalin, and Imepitoin)

General principles of maintenance seizure management:

  • Choosing maintenance medication
  • Maximizing one drug before adding more
  • Consistent dosing throughout the day
  • Pulse therapy for dogs with cluster seizures

Non-pharmacologic management:

  • Diet
  • Cannabinoids
7:55pm-8:35pm Imposters Among Us: Differentiating Seizures from Nonepileptic Paroxysmal Disorders – Michele James, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

  • What constitutes a seizure?
    • Review characteristics of a seizure
    • Review video footage of various seizures
  • Seizure classifications and treatments
    • Review what constitutes as cluster seizures and status epilepticus
  • Overview of Nonepileptic Paroxysmal Disorders
    • Signalment, characteristics/description, diagnosis, and treatment options
      • Episodic Head Tremors
      • Primary Orthostatic Tremors
      • Movement Disorders
      • Sleep Disorders
      • Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome
      • Exercise Induced Collapse
  • Movement Disorders and other neurologic disorders and diseases that can mimic seizure activity
8:35pm-8:45pm Q&A

Related articles: Seizures vs. Syncope (by Kate Dorsey, DVM); Approach to the Collapsing Dog (by Nancy Laste, DACVIM (Cardiology))

10/29/17  Sunday CE: Feline Focus – Waitlist only (session full)

Sunday, October 29, 2017, from 8am to 2:30pm
5 CE Credits (RACE approved)
Location: Newton Marriott,  2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Auburndale, MA
Speakers: Kiko Bracker, DVM, DACVECC, Terri Bright, Ph.D., BCBA-D, CAAB, Zach Crouse, DVM, and Nancy Laste, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

This complimentary breakfast, lunch and seminar is open to veterinarians, technicians, and practice managers.

>>Register for WAITLIST here (session is full – you will be contacted by 10/23 if space opens)


8:00am-8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30am-9:30am Treatment of Hepatic Lipidosis and Progression to Encephalopathy – Zach Crouse, DVM, DACVIM
9:30am-9:40am Break
9:40am-10:40am Feline Behavior and Training –Terri Bright, Ph.D., BCBA-D, CAAB
10:40am-10:50am Break
10:50am-11:50pm Clinical Pearls of Wisdom – 15-minute presentations, each with 5 minutes for questions

– Fear Free/Sedation/Anesthesia Tips – Nancy Laste, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

– Thoracocentesis (chest tap) – Kiko Bracker, DVM, DACVECC

– Enrichment – Terri Bright, Ph.D., BCBA-D, CAAB

11:50pm-12:10pm Vegetarian/Certified Humane Boxed Lunch 
12:10pm-1:10pm Feline Heart Disease: Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Aortic Thromboembolism (ATE), Hyperthyroidism – Nancy Laste, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
1:10pm-1:20pm Break
 1:20pm – 2:20pm Feline Urethral Obstruction in Clinical Practice – Kiko Bracker, DVM, DACVECC

Related articles: Congenital Heart Disease (part 2) (Nancy Laste, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology));  Congenital Heart Disease (Part 3) (by Dr. Nancy Laste); Aortic Thromboembolism (by Susan Smith, DVM); Hyperthyroidism (by Jean Duddy, DVM); Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (by David Jimison); Feline Idiopathic Cystitis (by Lauren Baker, DVM); and Feline Megacolon and Deobstipation (by Kiko Bracker, DVM, DACVECC)


Angell West Evening CE Seminars:

10/24/17  An Update on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, from 5:45pm to 7:00pm
1 CE Credit (RACE approved)
Location: Angell West, 293 2nd Ave, Waltham, MA 02451
Speaker: Courtney Peck, DVM, DACVECC

Register here




5:45pm – 6:00pm Registration, Light Dinner 
6:00pm – 6:50pm Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation  Seminar
6:50pm – 7:00pm Questions and Answers

Free lecture and light vegetarian dinner for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Registration ends 10/22/17 or when capacity is met.



Lunch and Learns at Angell

RACE-approved, 1 CE (unless otherwise noted)
To RSVP, contact: Alex Lowery at 617-541-5032 or alowery@angell.org


Veterinary Technician Lecture Series

Our next lecture is TBD

For more information, please contact
Polly Phillips, CVT 617-522-7282 x 5377

All are welcome – No registration required.
Pizza will be provided!

In addition to our own Angell CE seminars:

Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) 2017 Fall CE Conference

Wednesday, 10/18/2017
Location: Westborough, Massachusetts Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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