Controlled Substances Webinar

Maine law requires that veterinarians receive one hour of continuing education on controlled substances every two years. This continuing education is next due March 20, 2021.

The MVMA has partnered with VetBloom to create a RACE-approved, on-demand webinar that fulfills the new CE requirement. 

The course is half price for MVMA members. Non-members may join the MVMA today and receive immediate access to the reduced rate webinar, as well as our other member benefits. Click here to join the MVMA online or call 1-800-448-2772.


MVMA members, please click here to access the courses at a reduced rate


Reducing Controlled Substance Use in Daily Small Animal Practice

$30 for MVMA members/$60 for non-members

Andrea Looney, DVM, DACVAA, CCRP, DACVSMR will guide the participant through an understanding of nerve blocks and epidurals, through better understanding why we should use them, review of literature to support efficacy, opioid reduction, safety, pharmacology and differences of the drugs within local anesthesia classes, & tools and tips for actual nerve location. Specific nerve blocks, epidurals, drugs utilized, anatomy and clinical nuances will also be discussed. An introduction to liposomal encapsulated bupivacaine will be given.

Dr. Looney graduated from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. She spent a year in private practice, then returned to Cornell’s small animal hospital for an instructorship in Community Medicine and Anesthesiology. In 1997 she completed a Residency in Anesthesiology and became boarded in Anesthesiology in 2001. Post residency, Dr. Looney held positions with Angell/MSPCA Animal Medical Center in Boston and Springfield, MA in Intensive Care, Anesthesiology and General Medicine, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and Tufts Veterinary Emergency Treatment and Specialties as Hospital Director and Assistant Clinical Professor, and most recently Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine where she spearheaded the Pain Management and Rehabilitation Service for both large and small animals. Dr. Looney joined the ETHOS network of hospitals in 2014 to develop and expand anesthesia services at all of the hospitals in our network. Her special interests include interventional pain management, rehabilitation, palliative care, postoperative care and anesthesiology.

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 Please contact Katherine Soverel at [email protected] or 1-800-448-2772 with any questions. If you are an MVMA member, click here to access these courses at the reduced rate.