December 6-7, 2019  Renton, WA  14 CE Hours Register Today

About the Event

The WSAVT and the WSVMA have joined together to offer this high-quality CE opportunity for DVMs, LVTs and the entire staff. Join the WSAVT & WSVMA for a two-day lecture series on Controlled Drugs & Pharmacy Operations Topics and OSHA Compliance & Practice Safety Topics

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Speakers & Topics

Philip J. Seibert, Jr., CVT

Phil has been in the veterinary profession for over 40 years and is a Certified Veterinary Technician, a fulltime author and consultant to the profession.

Because he has taken the lead in “deciphering” the regulatory agency rules affecting the veterinary profession and has been able to provide practical, veterinary-specific advice Phil has earned the reputation of the veterinary profession’s OSHA expert. Recognizing the power of interactive learning, Phil is the founder and Director of the OSHA Center on the Veterinary Information Network. He regularly teaches an interactive OSHA course on VIN and VSPN.

Because of his extensive clinical and managerial experience and skills, Phil became the first veterinary technician to evaluate and accredit veterinary hospitals for the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). The experience of “inspecting” over 1200 hospitals has given him a unique perspective of our profession that he uses to provide the most practical answers to our profession’s issues.

His books, The Complete Veterinary Practice Regulatory Compliance Manual and Safety Issues for the Veterinary Hospital Staff are in their sixth editions. Phil is also the founder and Managing Editor of the profession’s only safety-specific newsletter, The Veterinary Safety & Health Digest. He has contributed to landmark veterinary textbooks such as McCurnin’s Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians & the Five-Minute Veterinary Practice Management Consult.

He is the author of many journal articles dealing with veterinary hospital administration which have appeared in national publications such as Journal of the AVMA, Veterinary Economics, AAHA Trends, Veterinary Forum, DVM Newsmagazine, the Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Practice STAFF, Veterinary Practice News, and DVM360.

Event Schedule

[ Friday, Dec. 6  9A-5pm OSHA Topics ]

9:00 – 10:20am

In The Beginning: Getting Your Safety & OSHA Compliance Program Started

Paperwork starts everything. We’ll discuss exactly which forms, posters, written plans or documents are required by OSHA.

10:30 – 11:50am

Following the Rules: Staff Safety Training & PPE

No matter how good your written program may be, if the staff does not follow the rules or simply isn’t informed, you will not be successful. In this session, we’ll discuss ways to design and implement an effective training program that doesn’t take a lot of time to replicate each time you have a new staff member. We’ll also discuss OSHA’s Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Standard, how to know what PPE is needed and how to get employees to wear the stuff!

12:00 – 1:00pm


1:00 – 2:20pm

OH NO! Surviving An OSHA Inspection: What To Do If OSHA Decides to Inspect Your Practice!

We’ll talk about ways to minimize your risk of an inspection, as well as the EMPLOYER’S rights during an inspection. We’ll also reveal some very creative “scams” that people have used to get your money under the guise of an OSHA inspection.

2:30 – 4:50pm

That’s Nasty! – Facility Safety Issues

In this session we’ll discuss the general hazards of the practice by discussing appropriate food and beverage activity in the hospital, housekeeping and sanitation, electricity and noise hazards; we reveal what OSHA has to say about these common issues and talk about ways to solve the problems.

[ Saturday, Dec. 7 9A-5pm Controlled Drugs Topics ]

9:00 – 10:20am

Controlling Controlled Drugs: Before the Drugs Arrive

The DEA requires a practitioner to registration in order to conduct controlled drug activity, but there are misconceptions regarding loopholes…we’ll explore those options. We’ll also discuss the security requirements in order to maintain controlled drugs in the practice and in ambulatory operations. We’ll finish up with a discussion of the proper ordering process and those actions are not allowed.

10:30 – 11:50am

Controlling Controlled Drugs: Drugs on Site

Keeping track of controlled drugs means keeping logs so we’ll discuss the easiest ways to maintain those logs. We’ll also explore the requirements and limitations of granting employees access to the supply of controlled drugs.

12:00 – 1:00pm


1:00 – 2:20pm

Controlling Controlled Drugs: Counting & Fixing Problems

Keeping track of drugs requires regular counting, so we’ll discuss the most practical ways to conduct inventories. Since problems will inevitably arise, this session will reveal the correct ways to make corrections on logs and records. Finally, we’ll explore the acceptable options for disposal of unwanted, expired or adulterated controlled drugs.

2:30 – 4:50pm

Pharmacy Operations

Rules that restrict and guide our use of drugs: Just what are the FDA and professional guidelines that veterinary practices must follow for prescribing and dispensing? What about compounding? Can we fill a prescription written by another practice? When are over-the-counter sales permitted? What about Internet pharmacies? These are only a few of the issues that the veterinary practice team must understand in order to operate the pharmacy in the proper manner


Renton Technical College
3000 NE 4th Street,
Renton, WA 98056

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