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PVMA is committed to bring affordable and convenient professional education to the veterinary professional. During the 2017, PVMA Webinar Series will be focused towards strong online medical educations,  Pennsylvania Specific Need to Know, and Professional and Practice sustainability. If you are a member of PVMA, you will be able to log into our member's only portal to see replays of all the our past webinars!

Members of PVMA can watch past webinars, enter the portal here. 

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 Professional and Personal Wellness Webinar Series

Defining Personal Values, Vision and Mission
April 8, 2018    7:00 pm
Each veterinary team member is a valuable asset bringing a kaleidoscope of experiences and expertise to the table. Understanding your personal values, vision and mission allows you to better recognize how you fit into the larger picture. By creating your personal statements, you have guiding principles that support you in decision making and in reaching your greatest potential. Participants will receive a worksheet to write their own values, vision and mission statement to keep them on their path in personal and professional development. 


Leading in your Day and Career
June 13, 2018      12:00 pm
You are aware of your surroundings, realizing each word and deed in the day is leading others and setting you up for success. As the day unfolds, the way you support and encourage in the morning may not be how you inspire in the afternoon. Together we will look at daily habits that ignite each day and grow your career in veterinary medicine.


Accountability, Look in the Mirror
August 22, 2018      12:00pm 
 Ironically, team members believe accountability begins "out there." In reality, accountability begins by looking in the mirror. "Looking within" can be enlightening and sometimes scary. We will dive into a conversation around personal accountability, healthy habits and self-awareness. Is there any chance of living a fully integrated satisfying life in this age of chaos, uncertainty and ongoing change? Yes, if you are willing to be 100% accountable for your actions, responses and outcomes.


Living Well Tips for the Veterinary Professional 
October 14, 2018       7:00 pm
 As a team member passionately tending to patients and clients all day, it is equally important you passionately tend to yourself. Together we will look at ways to manage time, take lunch breaks, include physical fitness in your routine and establish healthy boundaries. These self-care tips are habits veterinary professionals can incorporate into their fatigued lives, adding vitality, inspiration and support in their day. Fill your cup! Your patients and clients are depending on you to be good to yourself, first.
About our Speaker
Rebecca Rose, CVT
Rebecca Rose, CVT graduated from Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs, CO USA in 1987 with a degree in veterinary technology. She is currently the president and founder of CATALYST Veterinary Practice Consultants, LLC.
Rebecca's career in the veterinary community is quite diverse. She has worked as a veterinary technician at a mixed animal practice, offered veterinary technician relief services throughout the state of Colorado, and was the first paid administrator to the Colorado Association of Certified Veterinary Technicians (CACVT). Over the years, she managed two AAHA accredited veterinary practices.
Rebecca has co-authored books related to career choices for veterinary technicians. Her writings can be found in a number of training books and veterinary related magazines. She facilitates classes at local, state, national and international conventions. She hosts in-hospital workshops with her CATALYST Team geared towards team development, team retention and living well. She coordinates veterinary hospital consultations, assisting veterinary managers in designing customized projects fitting the needs of management and the veterinary team.
In the past she has sat on industry councils, was the President of the CACVT and received two awards from the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA); Technician of the Year & Industry Partner of the Year. Rebecca presided as President of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) from 2015-2017.
You will see Rebecca finds great joy in assisting veterinary teams in reaching their highest potential and THRIVE!


Thanks to a partnership between the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association and Communication Solutions for Veterinarians, use promo code PVMA to save $10 per course.

Each online class includes:

  • Live classes on the third Thursday each month, 12 and 3 p.m. ET
  • Unlimited playback of 1-hour recorded webinar
  • Handout
  • Online test
  • CE certificate

2018 Webinar Schedule

Third Thursday of each month, 12 and 3 p.m. ET

January 18
8 Essential Skills Every Receptionist Should Master

February 15
Change Your Approach: Every Month Is Dental Month

March 15
Master the Art of Presenting Treatment Plans

April 19
How to Train a New Receptionist

May 17
How to Tame Rude Clients

June 21
Are Your Wiggle Words Killing Compliance?

July 19
Be an Energetic, Efficient Receptionist

August 16
Take the Fear Out of Anesthesia

September 20
Get Clients to Accept Diagnostic Tests

October 18
Callers Hate to Hold: Solutions to Manage Hold-Time

November 15
Be Efficient in the Exam Room

December 20
Lead Clients’ Decisions with Yes-or-Yes Choices


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