I am extremely appreciative for the Faculty Development funds I recently received to attend the Midwest Veterinary Conference (MVC). MVC is an annual veterinary continuing education event hosted by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association in mid-February. In order to provide needed education safely, this year’s conference was entirely virtual. Live, real-time sessions were offered where attendees could ask questions of the presenters, but recordings of the real-time sessions were also made available for the 60 days following the conclusion of the conference. This was beneficial because several interesting lectures were offered live at the same time, and being able to view the recordings afforded veterinary professionals the ability to attain even more hours of education.
Conference sessions were available to all members of the veterinary team including veterinarians, veterinary technicians/nurses, and managerial personnel. There were roughly 28 aspects of veterinary medicine covered with multiple lectures delivered in each category on topics such as animal behavior, equine medicine, and public health, to name a few. My time was spent between pain management, anesthesiology, small animal surgery and small animal medicine, since those are the focus of the courses I teach.
It is important we share what we have learned and demonstrate to our students that learning does not stop once they leave the Medaille classrooms. Learning is a lifelong process that gives us purpose and, at least in my case, helps me provide the best medical care possible for my patients.
Jenna B. Symons, DVM
Clinical Assistant Professor
Veterinary Technology Department
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