35+ Get Veterinary CE Credits for Less, Hear from Leading Utah Vets
Published on March 19, 2013 by Staff Writer
On Friday, March 15, the Broadview University veterinary technology team, led by Jules Nichols, invited two industry experts to perform some important training that led to continuing education (CE) for the technicians and DVMs in attendance. Many of Broadview’s students in the veterinary technology degree program also attended and got to learn from two of the leading veterinarians in Utah, Dr. Larry McGill and Dr. Kirk Cato.
Many of these events can be as much as $150, but Broadview only charged $20 for early registration. The crowd of more than 35 people enjoyed a full day of training, networking and making new friends.
Dr. McGill is highly accomplished and recognized in the veterinary field. His lecture about cytology on fine needle aspirates and fluid collections in the clinic included practical and fun reasons for in-clinic evaluation of slides. Many case studies and photographs were provided for discussion and interpretation.
Dr. Kirk Cito lectured on the nutritional myths that create barriers for DVMs and technicians in providing nutritional information to clients, as well as the truths behind balanced pet diets. Some areas of discussion included the myths of by-products, grains, gluten, organic/holistic and human-grade foods.
Several Broadview University veterinary technology program students were also able to take advantage of the training and rub shoulders with industry leaders. The students learned from the best and will be able to apply some of what they learned this quarter in class.
Broadview prides itself in making these types of opportunities available to the community and directly to our students. The root of all learning comes from practicing what you learn and learning from those who have experience in the field.
Jules Nichols, vet tech instructor extraordinaire, said, “It is critical to have the opportunity to get the training necessary to keep our DVMs and technicians current with the industry trends. Additionally, the ability to host it here at Broadview and offer CE credits is fantastic.”
The West Jordan campus plans to do this type of event again and would like to thank everyone who participated.