Continuing Education

The Merck Animal Health PSV team offers both live and recorded continuing education sessions that help you meet your CE requirements. Events are offered at no cost.

On-Demand Webinars

Learn on your schedule with on-demand webinars. Choose the topics that fit your interest. If a webinar qualifies for continuing education credit a certificate will be made available at the end of the course.

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New Technologies in Equine Medicine: Equine Ophthalmology for the General Practitioner

Covering topics for equine ophthalmic examination, medical quality photographs, clinical findings, recommended diagnostics and treatment options for superficial corneal ulcers, stromal abscesses, equine recurrent uveitis and immune-mediated keratitis.

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It is Time to Spread the Herd (Immunity)

Review of veterinary immunology, in theory and clinical practice. Concept of herd immunity in both large and small animal veterinary medicine.


Equine Ophthalmology: No Horsin’ Around

Focus on Equine Ophthalmology, examination techniques, ophthalmic nerve blocks, and subpalpebral lavage (SPL). Common equine ophthalmic diseases including corneal ulcers and a brief review of Equine Recurrent Uveitis (ERU).


Rabies: Why It Still Needs to Be on Your List of Differentials

Rabies is still one of the most deadly zoonotic diseases in the world. This presentation will review the current epidemiology and prevalence of rabies, focusing on wild and domestic animal rabies data in the United States.

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Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex: That Simple Cough May Be More Complicated Than You Realize

What’s new and changing with coughing dogs? This presentation serves to create awareness and discussion regarding the diagnosis, management, and prevention of Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex (CIRDC).


This Isn’t Your Dog’s Heartworm Disease

How does feline heartworm disease compare to canine heartworm disease? What are the clinical differences veterinarians should look for between these two species?

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Tapping into the 3Cs: Convenience, Communication, and Cost

Millennial clients have now surpassed Baby Boomers as the largest segment of pet owners. In a recent study, more millennials consider their pet a part of the family and are willing to spend more money on them than previous generations.

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Equine Emergency: Triage of the Painful Eye

Eye injuries and disorders occur commonly in horses and can present a challenge to horse owners and examining veterinarians alike. Appropriate initial care of ophthalmic disorders is vital for a positive outcome.


Technology to Ensure the Right Horse: Right Treatment Every Time

We all know horse yards are very busy environments. At the beginning of the day and end of the day, this is even more true when horses are fed and mucked out.

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Equine Emergency: The Horse with Colic

“Colic” is a term applied to many anatomical and physiological origins of abdominal pain in horses. Because of the wide spectrum of symptoms and potential outcomes, emergency management of a horse with colic can be intimidating. A sound physical examination and reasoned decision-making can greatly assist early diagnosis and treatment.


Enhancing Compliance and Reducing Stress – A Modern Perspective on Feline Parasite Protection

This course will examine consumer compliance and investigate the drivers behind cat owner product purchasing while demonstrating how extended duration products are beneficial to pets and pet owners.

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Leptospirosis: Why Awareness and Diagnosis is Crucial to The Health of Your Patients, Clients and Practice

During this presentation, attendees will gain an understanding of the organism, different serovars, and reservoirs of Leptospirosis…

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Lyme Disease: Why You Should Be Talking About Prevention

Lyme disease continues to be a common topic of conversation among veterinarians. In 2018, the ACVIM updated its Consensus Statement to provide the most up-to-date information…

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Otitis Externa…What you need to know: The 3 P’s, Interpreting Cytology Slides & Treatment Options

What is otitis externa, why is it so difficult to manage, and what are the causes of acute and chronic cases? Frustrated with otitis externa cases?

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New Insights into Veterinarian Wellbeing and How to Improve It

The course will provide information on the wellbeing and mental health of veterinarians over time, benchmark findings against physicians and the US general populations of employed adults, and review of new insights into stress and burnout and how they can be avoided and dealt with effectively.

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Current Topics in Equine Infectious Disease

This course covers current and relevant subject matter regarding equine infectious diseases. We will discuss recently updated information about equine parvovirus hepatitis, equine coronavirus, equine rhinitis virus A and B, equine influenza virus, the recent invasion of the Asian long-horned tick into the U.S., newly available diagnostic tests for equine protozoal myeloencephalitis and diagnostic steps […]

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Heroes for Healthy Pets: Effective Infectious Disease Control

The Heroes for Healthy Pets certification program was created to help veterinary professionals and pet businesses create facilities dedicated to being free of infectious diseases. This presentation will discuss…

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Triage of the Equine Patient: What to Do Until Your Equine Colleague Arrives

As veterinarians, we sometimes need to triage patients that we don’t typically care for on a day today basis. The goal of this presentation is to review what your role as a veterinarian can be…

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Vaccine Preventable Feline Infectious Diseases

There are many diseases in the cat which can be addressed with correct vaccination protocols. Through a case-based analysis, this presentation will cover the epidemiology…


Tips for Diagnosis and Prevention of EPM

The participants can expect to hear about various aspects of Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM) and the presentation will cover information and recent research data pertaining to the diagnosis and prevention of EPM.


EquiTrace: Unleash the Power of the Microchip

In this seminar, we discuss the use of technology for streamlining processes and communication on horse farms. We outline the importance of correct identification of the horse to everything else that happens around it, especially in ensuring the welfare of individual horses and that the right horse receives the right treatment.

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Every Practice’s Struggle: How to Attract, Retain and Motivate Your Veterinary Talent

The ARM research is a study funded by Merck Animal Health to address one of the biggest issues in the veterinary healthcare industry. “ARM” stands for Attract, Retain and Motivate as they relate to staffing. After asking veterinary practices around the US, a common priority surfaced—the need to retain valued veterinarians and office staff.

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Equine Emergency Wound Management

Horses frequently experience wounds and associated musculoskeletal injury. Appropriate examination and first aid can determine the difference between successful case outcomes and failures.

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