Continuing Education

img_drmarieholowaychuk_square_04Dr. Marie Holowaychuk has been speaking to audiences about small animal emergency and critical care medicine for more than 10 years. Her lectures are targeted to a range of audiences including technicians, veterinary students, general practice veterinarians, residents-in-training, and fellow specialists. Her sessions are engaging and include case examples from her practice experience in hospitals across Canada and the USA.

Dr. Holowaychuk has provided an array of lectures at many large conferences across North America including the Western Veterinary Conference (WVC), CanWest Veterinary Conference, Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Convention, Wild West Veterinary Conference (WWVC), Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) Conference, Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians (OAVT) Conference, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Forum, and the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (IVECCS) Meeting.

Dr. Holowaychuk can also engage smaller audiences and has provided lectures and laboratory sessions for general practitioners and technicians at several veterinary medical association meetings including those held in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Indiana, and Connecticut. She has also spoken in the LifeLearn Veterinary Update Series and International Veterinary Seminars, as well as the Edmonton Association of Small Animal Veterinarians, Regina Academy of Small Animal Practitioners, and the Hamilton, Toronto, and Calgary Academy of Veterinarians.

img_drmarieholowaychuk_square_04Dr. Holowaychuk enjoys speaking about any topic related to emergency and critical care medicine. Examples of her areas of lecture expertise include:

  • Treating Cats in Shock
  • Myths and Misconceptions in Canine Trauma
  • Clinical Guidelines for Veterinary CPR
  • Taking the Stress Out of Respiratory Distress
  • Breaking the silence: Disclosing medical errors
  • What’s New in Small Animal Toxicology?
  • Nutrition for Hospitalized Patients
  • Practical Approach to Fluid Therapy
  • Crystalloids vs. Colloids: The Continuing Controversy
  • Triage and Preparedness for Emergencies
  • Abdominal Fluid Sampling and Analysis Made Easy
  • Approach to the Bleeding Patient
  • Management of Heat Stroke in Dogs
  • Management of Sepsis in Small Animals
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“Dr. Marie Holowaychuk has been presenting lectures for International Veterinary Seminars for the last several years. Over the last 20 years I have listened to a large number of lecturers and have to say that Dr. Holowaychuk’s presentations are just what the general practitioner wants to hear!. Marie presents practical and informative topics that provide practitioners with information that they can take back and immediately utilize in their practice. Also, long term IVS attendees have commented to me that they love her lectures.”

— Dougald Gilmore, BVSc, DACVS, CEO
(International Veterinary Seminars)

“Dr. Holowaychuk is treasure. Her ability to explain complicated issues in veterinary medicine is superb. She has a clear and easy to follow manner about her delivery of information that really speaks to all levels in her audiences. I always learn something new and interesting and most importantly USEFUL when I attend her lectures.”

— Teresa DeFrancesco, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology), DACVECC, Professor
(North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine)

“Dr. Holowaychuk is one of the leading thinkers in our specialty.  Her lectures are always thorough, thought provoking, and very well researched.  She is an articulate and engaging speaker with an abundance of information and wisdom to share with her audience.”

— Shane Bateman, DVM, DVSc, DACVECC, Associate Professor
(Ontario Veterinary College, Department of Clinical Studies)

“I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to work closely with Dr. Marie Holowaychuk, who is a contributing criticalist to VETGirl, a subscription-based podcast and webinar service offering continuing education. She is a well spoken, highly intelligent, but clinically practical speaker, and is a huge asset to our team!”

— Justine Lee, DVM, DACVECC, DABT, CEO