Special Programs 

Complying with DEA Regulations
Chris Paquette, DEA Agent
Saturday, October 14, and Wednesday, October 18

We are pleased to announce free remote 1.5-2 hours of CE (practice management) on Complying with DEA Regulations.  This program will be presented by Chris Paquette, DEA Agent.  Plenty of time for your questions.  This is a remote, live program and will not be recorded.  For your convenience, we have arranged 2 sessions:  Saturday, October 14, 2-4 pm and Wednesday, October 18, 7-9 pm.  Have questions but can't attend?  Please send them to the VVMA at [email protected] and we will do our best to have them answered for you.




VVMA Members Free
VVMA Lifetime/Retired/Recent Graduates Free
Non-Member Veterinarians Free
Non-Veterinarians Free




Emergency Animal Shelter Training
sponsored by VDART and VVMA.   
Presentation by Dr. Erin Katribe, remote program on Thursday, October 12, 7-9 pm. 
This program is free but registration is required.  
1.5 hours Practice Management CE

Dr. Erin Katribe, DVM, MS

Dr. Erin Katribe became the medical director of Best Friends Animal Society in October 2018. She earned her DVM degree from Texas A&M University in 2009, with a focus in small animal medicine and an interest in shelter medicine. Following graduation, she moved to Austin, Texas, where she initially practiced full-time in emergency and critical care and performed relief work in high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter and local shelters. In 2014, she moved to a nonprofit full-time, working as the medical director for Animal Trustees of Austin, a small organization that provided low-cost services to the public and partnered with local shelters. Erin moved to Kanab, Utah, in January 2017 to work at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. She also provides contract services for the Humane Society of the United States HSUS Rural Area Veterinary Services RAVS program as a field clinic veterinarian and is passionate about teaching the next generation of veterinarians about the field of shelter medicine. In 2018, she completed the master's degree program in shelter medicine through the University of Florida.

For more information about VDART and additional shelter/emergency training opportunities, please visit the VDART website.




VVMA Members Free
VVMA Lifetime/Retired/Recent Graduates Free
Non-Member Veterinarians Free
Non-Veterinarians Free




Euthanasia Techniques and Advanced Pain Management
with Dr. Julia Spade,
Thursday, November 9, 2023
7-8:30 pm Live Stream
On-demand Viewing from November 10 through December 31
1.5 hours CE



  • The program will include a discussion on advanced euthanasia techniques including different sedation/anesthesia protocols based on a patient’s disease process and alternative routes of pentobarbital injections.
  • We will also cover advanced pain management treatments for dogs and cats including case examples.


  • Sedation protocols
  • Advanced euthanasia techniques including alternative routes of injections for pentobarbital
  • Advanced pain management options for palliative care
  • Alternative medical options, case examples.

Julia Spade is the Group Medical Director for BluePearl Pet Hospice. She attended Kansas State University graduating Cum Laude in 2011. After graduation, she completed a one-year rotating internship at VCA Specialty Hospitals outside of Chicago, Illinois, where she was awarded “Intern of theYear”. Dr. Spade practiced emergency medicine for four years while also beginning her career in hospice and palliative care. She began working full-time in hospice and palliative care in 2016, with Last Wishes in Houston, Texas. She is certified in veterinary medical acupuncture through the CuraCore Company and hospice and palliative care through the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care.  

Dr. Spade enjoys pain management, palliative care, and allowing the family a dignified end-of-life experience. She loves teaching new veterinarians about advanced pain management, end-of-life communication, and patient care.  

When she is not working, she is running, reading, playing with her two-legged children, Scarlett and Wesley, and four-legged children, Gimli and Dizzy, or traveling with her husband Geoff. 


Please note that we will be recording Dr. Spade's program for viewing on-demand through the end of December.  


                                    Registration Fees                              

VVMA Members
VVMA Lifetime Members, Recent Graduates, Retired Members  $56.00
Non-member Veterinarians  $75.00
Non-veterinarians  $56.00