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The WVVMA is excited to announce that online registration for the 2021 Annual   IN-PERSON Meeting at the Greenbrier Resort has opened! Join us November 12-14, 2021 in White Sulphur Springs, WV and earn up to 18 hours of continuing education!

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The VALVT would like to invite the VVMA to support a great FREE continuing education opportunity; Offered by the colleagues at Tennessee Tech University and Power of Putnam, a local substance abuse prevention coalition. This group has come together to provide a 2-HR CE course on Controlled Substance Diversion in Veterinary Medicine: Policy, Strategy and Ethics. With the growing concerns with the opioid & control substance crisis' we have seen in both the human and veterinary fields; this CE allows a safe environment for discussions and helps to empower you with knowledge on navigating this sensitive topic.

I hope the VVMA members will support this event as the VALVT has.

Thank you, Ashley Haney, LVT- VALVT President

Controlled Substance Diversion in Veterinary Medicine:
Policy, Strategy, & Ethics

(2-hour, CE Course) Cost: Free-of-charge Format: Online, self-paced

Deadlines: Registration closes on December 15, 2021 - Course closes on December 31, 2021

To register for the course, please visit:

Sponsors: Power of Putnam, Tennessee Tech University, AmerisourceBergen Foundation

The course is sponsored by the Virginia Association of Licensed Veterinary Technicians, which qualifies it for CE credit in the state of Virginia, and it has been approved for CE credit by the following boards:

  • Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
  • Arkansas Veterinary Medical Examining Board
  • Georgia Board of Veterinary Medicine
  • Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners
  • Mississippi Board of Veterinary Medicine
  • Missouri Veterinary Medical Board
  • North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board
  • Tennessee Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners


The purposes of the course are to provide veterinarians and veterinarian technicians in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia with (1) a description of what is currently known about the abuse of controlled pet medicines and strategies people use for obtaining such prescribed pet medicines for their own consumption; (2) an overview of reporting requirements for prescriptions of controlled substances for animals; (3) education in understanding and identifying drug abuse and addiction, and (4) training in the use and application of Naloxone (i.e., Narcan) for the reversal of active opioid overdose. Upon completion of the course, participants will be provided with a Certificate of Completion, information about receiving an opioid overdose reversal kit, and access to a variety of relevant resources.


  • Ms. Suzanne Angel, RN, Tennessee Regional Overdose Prevention Specialists
  • Mr. Bill Gibson, Executive Director, Power of Putnam
  • Dr. Mark Loftis, Associate Professor, Department of Counseling & Psychology, Tennessee Tech University
  • Dr. Steven Seiler, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology & Political Science, Tennessee Tech University

Course Outline:

  • Module One: Introduction & Overview of Abuse & Misuse of Controlled Substances of Prescribed to Animals (Mr. Bill Gibson)
  • Quiz #1 (5 multiple-choice questions)
  • Module Two: Research on Prescription Diversion in Veterinary Medicine (Dr. Steven Seiler)
  • Quiz #2 (5 multiple-choice questions)
  • Module Three: Overview of Prescription Reporting Requirements for Veterinarians & Ethical Challenges (Dr. Steven Seiler)
  • Quiz #3 (5 multiple-choice questions)
  • Module Four: Understanding Drug Abuse & Addiction (Dr. Mark Loftis)
  • Quiz #4 (5 multiple-choice questions)
  • Module Five: Introduction to the Use & Application of Naloxone for Overdose Reversal (Ms. Suzanne Angel)
  • Quiz #5 (10 multiple-choice questions)
  • Module Six: Conclusion (Mr. Bill Gibson)
  • No Quiz

For inquiries about the course, please contact either Dr. Steven Seiler,, or Bill Gibson,

3801 Westerre Parkway, Suite D
Henrico, Virginia 23233
Phone: (804) 346-2611
Fax: (804) 346-2655
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