On-Demand Webinars

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. 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.

Don’t forget to check out the upcoming webinars.

Heartworm Disease: How to Navigate Diagnostic Dilemmas

Treating heartworm disease can be a challenge, especially when diagnostics don’t agree. In this case-based presentation, you’ll learn the heartworm diagnostics currently available for dogs and cats, including the most up-to-date research on diagnostic recommendations.


Tackle Internal Canine Parasites: Understand the Threat and How to Protect Your Patients

Learn about the dangers of internal canine parasites, how they threaten the health of dogs and their families. Explore studies and new evidence how parasites present a greater risk than we once thought. Review best prevention practices to protect your patients from internal canine parasites.

brown horse in pasture

The Equine Acute Abdomen

This course provides an overview of diagnostics and treatment approaches to the most common causes of the equine acute abdomen (commonly referred to as colic). We will discuss the most prevalent conditions — how to manage them medically on the farm and when to consider referral to a veterinary hospital.


Impact of Respiratory Pathogens in Dogs and Humans

The importance of herd immunity, vaccination, social distancing, and isolation in stopping the spread of respiratory pathogens in pets and humans. Challenges associated with diagnosing respiratory pathogens and how they can alter the perceived prevalence of canine influenza in the dog population. How to deal with and prevent outbreaks of respiratory disease in your practice or facility.


Low Stress Veterinary Care for Horses

Learn basics of reducing stress horses can experience during veterinary care and procedures. Get familiar with equine reactions and behavior.

brown and white horse

Equine Sarcoids

This course will discuss the etiology, clinical description, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of the 6 types of sarcoids found in horses.

male veterinarian examining a German Shepard

Stop the Cough! This Dog has a New Trick to Fight Infectious Respiratory Disease

What’s new and changing with coughing dogs? Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about new and exciting strategies to fight Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex (CIRDC).

See Details
Mare and foal running in pasture

Tick Borne Diseases in Horses

This presentation will focus on the two endemic tick-borne infections known to cause clinical disease in horses: equine Lyme disease and anaplasmosis. Clinical signs, diagnosis, treatments, and prevention of both diseases will be discussed. Discussion will also touch upon other potential tick-borne infections.

Veterinarian examining a dogs ear

Here’s to Ears! The Diagnosis and Treatment of Otitis from a Practical Point of View

This course will focus on otitis external protocols that Veterinary professionals can establish in practice that allow for more effective evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and when necessary, referral to a specialist. This course will also discuss common errors and omissions in practice, while presenting opportunities to prevent these issues.

a veterinarian and Dalmatian reading a page

Wellbeing Study: Part 3

Veterinary Mental Health and Wellbeing and How to Improve Them. Continuing the discussion of mental health and wellbeing among veterinary professionals, this course highlights the results of a new survey of veterinarians and compares these results to those of two previously conducted studies. Also highlighted for the first time are findings related to the mental health and wellbeing of veterinary staff.

cat in a box

Parasite Protection for Cats Simplified

This course examines the diseases caused by fleas, ticks, heartworms, and other intestinal parasites in cats. It also provides an overview of the first and only topical solution for cats to deliver 2 months of flea and tick protection, prevention of heartworm disease and treatment of roundworm and hookworm infections.

See Details

Leptospirosis at Large: A contemporary take on a prevalent disease

Leptospirosis is an extremely common zoonotic disease that occurs in rural, suburban, and urban locations. It affects domestic animals, livestock, wildlife and is easily transmitted to people, and can be fatal. In this presentation, current concepts including clinical diagnostic challenges, evolving diagnostic methods, treatment, and prevention are reviewed.

See Details

Enhancing compliance and reducing stress: A modern perspective on canine parasite protection

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

See Details
dog at veterinarians office

Burnout and Compassion Fatigue (And Staying Well in the Veterinary Profession)

Burnout and compassion fatigue are frequently encountered within the veterinary profession both in veterinarians and staff. According to the most recent Merck Animal Health Veterinary Wellbeing Study, veterinarians are more likely to experience burnout than physicians despite fewer hours worked.

See Details
selective focus of golden retriever dog playing with rubber ball

The Big 5 Canine Vector-Borne Diseases

Five of the most concerning canine vector-borne diseases around the world include Heartworm disease, Borreliosis, Rickettsiosis, Babesiosis, and Leishmaniasis. This presentation will prepare the US clinician to recognize and respond to these diseases. The epidemiology, etiology, clinical signs, diagnostics, treatment, and prevention options for these five diseases will be covered.

See Details
Ginger cat laying on his side

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.

See Details

A Fluid Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Liter of Cure: Approach to Changes in Water Intake

The aim of this presentation is to provide the attendant with a brief review of the pathophysiology of thirst and subsequent exploration of the causes that can lead to changes in water intake.


Monitoring Diabetes: Old School to New

There are many challenges associated with the management of Diabetes Mellitus in dogs and cats and selecting the ideal form of monitoring is certainly one of them.


Transforming Vaccine Delivery for a World Free of Rabies

Achieving the goal of eliminating human rabies will only be possible by maintaining high levels of immunity through canine vaccinations.


Ticks, Know Your Enemy: New Trends Impacting Your Patients

New trends in tick behavior and population can impact your patients. Understanding these trends can give you a competitive edge in your fight against ticks and tick-borne disease.

See Details
View of horse's right eye

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.

pet owners with dogs at lobby entrance

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).

German Shepard dog laying down with a cat nuzzling it's head against it

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.

See Details
Pug with blanket

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?

See Details

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.

See Details

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.

See Details
young foal running

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.

See Details

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…

See Details

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…

See Details

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?

See Details

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.

Horses running in open field

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 […]

See Details

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…

See Details

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.

See Details

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.

See Details

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.

See Details

No items to show.