The VECCS is collaborating with the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) to conduct a series of webinars covering  timely ER and ICU topics.  These educational webinars are FREE to VECCS members.

October 19, 8pm EST; Gregory R. Lisciandro, DVM, DACVECC
The Use of Global FAST Ultrasound (AFAST, TFAST and Vet BLUE) for Small Animal Patient Resuscitation, Tracking (Monitoring) and CPR

The 1-hour seminar will present a general overview of AFAST and its fluid scoring system; and standard views of AFAST and TFAST and Vet BLUE for assessing volume status, cardiac function, left and right-sided volume overload; and for the rapid detection of treatable conditions during CPR (Internal Bleeding, Cardiac Tamponade, PTE, Anaphylaxis).

November 23, 8pm EST; Armi Pigott DVM, DACVECC
Medical Math Demystified

A strong understanding of common medical mathematical formulas allows clinicians to provide advanced care. This case-based lecture will review the math formulas needed estimate fluid requirements, calculate fluid rates, build patient-specific CRIs, administer pressors, and convert drugs and rates to various units of measure. Common pitfalls and safety concerns of some of the individual drugs used in examples will also be discussed.

December 21, 8pm EST; Armelle deLaforcade, DVM, DACVECC
How to Keep the Pipes Unclogged: Practical Anticoagulation

The focus of this seminar will be on clinical scenarios when anticoagulation may be considered, and options for anticoagulation strategies. How to recognize that an animal is at risk for thrombosis and how to go about confirming that thrombus formation has occurred will be discussed using clinical examples. The implementation and monitoring of patients receiving anticoagulant or antiplatelet therapy will be covered as well.

January 25, 2016, 8pm EST; Jamie Burkitt-Creedon, DVM, DACVECC
Addisonian Crisis and Thyroid Storm: The Other Endocrine Emergencies
The hypoadrenal crisis and thyroid storm are unusual conditions but deadly if not considered, recognized and diagnosed.  This webinar will bring you tips and tools for identifying these Emergency Masqueraders.


Past VECCS/VIN Webinars are accessible through your VECCS Member home page at

  1. Login to VECCS Member's Only home page
  2. Click on "MEMBER HOME"
  3. Scroll down and click "VIEW VECCS/VIN WEBINARS"
  4. To view past webinars, click "LIBRARY"


VECCS members who are currently VIN/VSPN members may use their VIN/VSPN username and password to access the webinar at

VECCS members who are not members of VIN/VSPN do not need to be members of VIN/VSPN to participate. If  you have not previously set up a username and password for a prior VECCS webinar or a VIN hosted content or proceeding please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by close of business on the Friday before the webinar. In that email please include your full name and contact information should we have questions or a need to technically support your attendance in the webinar.

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