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Continuing Education Lectures for Veterinarians and Technicians

Continuing Education Bi-Annual Dinner Meetings

Printable Invitation and Registration Forms are below 

Monday, November 14, 2016 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, Maine.

All lectures are open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and all veterinary staff.   

Featured Topics -

Dinner Lecture:

Nutritional Truths and Pet Food Labeling

Presented by Avi Deshmukh, DVM MS PhD, Scientific Communication Manager, Royal Canin

This fun and informational seminar will debunk some of the most prevalent myths and misunderstandings about pet nutrition and provide clarity about the claims, rules and regulations as it relates to pet food labeling. 

Veterinarian Lectures:

Cutaneous Adverse Food Reactions

Presented by Loren Cohen Canditio, DVM, Diplomate ACVD

This seminar will discuss food allergies in dogs and cats, with updates, recent literature, a review of pathomechanisms, and tips and tricks to develop the best elimination diet trial possible.   

Updates in Canine Oncology:  Mast Cell Tumors and Transitional Cell Carcinomas

Presented by Jeffrey Philibert, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology) 

This seminar is brought to you after several requests from our last CE event.  Mast cell tumors are one of the most commonly diagnosed tumors of the skin of dogs yet have a very confusing and often questionable behavior.  This seminar will outline the approach to diagnosis, staging, and prognosis, including the newest available treatment options at PVS.  Transitional cell carcinoma is an insidious and also confusing cancer.  This seminar will outline the current science of diagnosis, the treatment options available, and it will answer the questions often asked about surgical and palliative treatment options. 

Technician Lectures:

Reading Canine Body Language

Presented by Liz Langham, CPDT-KA

Part 1 of this seminar will discuss the basics of canine body language segueing to understanding the fearful, shy or timid patient.  Part 2 will discuss assessing a dog's behavior in the veterinary office, how to handle the dog after assessment, and suggestions in preparation for future visits. 


Invitations and registration forms are available here for download.  To register, please fill out registration form and fax it to 207-780-0272, or mail to 2255 Congress St, Portland ME  04102.  Please email or call Kristine with any questions,, 207-780-0271.

Invitation for November 14, 2016

Registration for November 14, 2016


We are always looking for new topic ideas.  If there is anything you would like us to lecture on, please email Kristine at

Please call Kristine S. if you have any questions about the seminars at 207-780-0271, or email her directly at