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.

Registration is now open for Angell’s Spring CE Seminars:

3/22/17 (Evening) – Skin Flap Solutions and New Options for Tricky Orthopedic Problems

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, from 6:00pm to 8:45pm
2 CE Credits (RACE approved)
Location: Boston Marriott Newton, 2345 Commonwealth Ave., Newton, MA
Speakers: Michael Pavletic, DVM, DACVS and Nick Trout, MA, VET MB, DACVS, ECVS

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6:00pm – 6:25pm Registration, Drinks and Buffet Dinner
6:25pm – 7:25am New Options for Tricky Orthopedic Problems

  • Cranial cruciate injury in juvenile dogs
  • Soft tissue shoulder injuries in dogs
  • Chronic canine elbow dysplasia refractory to medical management
  • Cranial cruciate injuries in:
    • Three-legged dogs
    • Acutely down large or giant breed dogs
    • Deranged stifles


7:25pm – 7:35pm Break
7:35pm – 8:35pm Skin Flap Solutions
Current use of advancement flap and rotational skin flap techniques for small to moderate size skin defects secondary to trauma and tumor resection. Techniques include:

  • Single Pedicle Advancement Flaps
  • Bipedicle Advancement Flaps
  • Release Incisions.
  • Rotational Flaps
  • Transposition Flaps

Case studies will be reviewed.
Michael Pavletic, DVM, DACVS

8:35pm – 8:45pm Questions and Answers

Free lecture and buffet dinner for veterinarians and veterinary technicians

Registration ends 3/8/17 or when capacity is met.

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4/9/17 – Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

Registration for this session is now full. You may register for our waitlist and we will contact you by 4/7/17 if space opens up for you.

Sunday, April 9, 2017, from 8:00am to 2:30pm
5 CE Credits (RACE approved)
Location: Burlington Marriott, 1 Burlington Mall Road, Burlington, MA
Speakers: Lisa Moses, VMD, DACVIM, CVMA; Stephanie Krein, DVM, DACVAA; Kate Cummings, DVM, DACVAA; and Jez Magarinos, RVN, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia)
Free lecture, breakfast, and lunch for veterinarians and veterinary technicians

Registration is full.

>Register for the waitlist her

> Cancel your registration if your plans have changed


8:00am – 8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30am – 9:30am Pain Assessment in the Hospital Setting
9:30am – 9:40am Break
9:40am – 10:40am Management of Hypotension During Anesthesia
Stephanie Krein, DVM, DACVAA
10:40am – 10:50am Break
10:50am – 11:50pm Local Anesthesia and Analgesia for Amputation – A Review of Old and New
Kate Cummings, DVM, DACVAA
11:50pm – 12:20pm Lunch
12:20pm – 1:20pm Clinical Pearls of Wisdom
15 minute presentations with 5 minutes for questions each

  • Use of end tidal CO2 monitoring
    Stephanie Krein, DVM, DACVAA
  • Use of Alfaxalone
    Kate Cummings, DVM, DACVAA
  • Safe use of NSAIDs
    Lisa Moses, VMD, DACVIM, CVMA
1:20pm – 1:30pm Break
1:30pm – 2:30pm Interactive, Case-Based Panel Discussion: From Veterinarian and Technician Perspectives
Case example:
15 year old DSH, FS, severe periodontal disease presenting for a dental procedure.

  • Review of important comorbidities and differences present in the geriatric population
  • Necessary pre-operative diagnostic workup/treatmentsDesigning an anesthetic protocol
  • Important Monitoring equipment to be used during this case
  • Treatment of hypotension in this patient

Case example: 5 year old Doberman, MN, 15% VWF, grade III/VI cardiac murmur presenting for neuter

  • Discussion of von willebrands disease, pre-emptive treatment, and treatment if intraoperative bleeding occurs
  • Discussion of workup of the heart murmur
  • Discussion of Dilated cardiomyopathy or valvular disease in dogs
  • Potential issues during anesthesia of this patient and treatment of these issues


Stephanie Krein, DVM, DACVAA

Kate Cummings, DVM, DACVAA

Jez Magarinos, RVN, CVT, VTS (anesthesia/analgesia)

Angell Friday Morning Lecture Schedule

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


Upcoming RACE approved Friday lectures:

3/17/17 Imposters Among Us: Differentiating Seizures from Nonepileptic Paroxysmal Disorders
1 CE credit – RACE Approved
Michele James, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
3/31/17 Stereotactic Radiation Therapy
1 CE credit – RACE Approved
Lyndsay Kubicek

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

Angell Veterinary Technician CE Lectures

Wednesdays or Thursdays, 6-8pm or 6-9pm
MVTA- approved 2 CE for CVTs; however non-CVT personnel are always welcome to attend.
Free lecture & pizza. No registration required.

Next session: 

Alfaxan at a Glance: Safety, Benefits, and Use

Thursday February 23, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

SPEAKER: Dr. Simon Towl, MA, VetMB, MRCVA

Please join us for a complimentary lecture on Alfaxan by Dr. Simon Towl. The lecture provides 1 RACE approved CE credit for veterinary technicians, but all are welcome. No registration required.

In addition to our own Angell CE seminars:

Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) 2017 Spring CE Conference

Wednesday, 5/10/17
Doubletree Westborough Hotel, Westborough, MA

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