The EDPA offers continuing education (CE) for veterinarians, vet techs, and equine dental providers. The CE program is developed by the EDPA Certification Committee. All licensed Equine Dental Providers must accrue annual CE hours in order to maintain their licensure. The CE program must be approved by the State Veterinary Board. Most State Boards also accept USDA module courses as well as any RACE (American Association of Veterinary State Boards, Registry of Approved Continuing Education) approved programs.
The EDPA applies for State and RACE approvals for all CE programs. Approved programs require specific detailed and relevant topics, professional and qualified speakers, specified presentation times as well as attendance hours and record keeping of all participants and certificates of completion. The EDPA CE programs all meet these standards and requirements.
The EDPA CE programs usually offer between 12-20 hours of CE in a 2-3 day period. These hours will include wet labs, demonstrations, modules, presentations, and lectures. At times, these programs may be held at an equine hospital or farm for an optimal learning experience.
The EDPA strives to offer CE programs at an affordable price. Discounts are given to EDPA members. The CE Program is fully funded from donations to the Miller Educational Scholarship Fund. The EDPA is a 501c (3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.
For more information regarding EDPA CE opportunities or to donate, please contact the EDPA Executive Secretary, ExecSec@edpaonline.org.
2018 EDPA Continuing Education, Certification Testing and Annual Meeting to be held October 25-28, 2018 in Katy, Texas.
Reservation Form available on EDPA Forms.
Contact Hilton Garden Inn, Katy, Texas for reservations. Block of Rooms under EDPA is
Hilton Garden Inn Houston West Katy
2409 Texmati Dr Katy, Tx, 77494
2018 EDPA Conference Agenda:
EDPA 2018 Conference, Continuing Education and Certification Testing
Hilton Garden Inn Katy, Texas USA
October 25-28 , 2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018
6:00:00 PM EDPA Cook OFF Judging Sponsored by CAPPS Manufacturing
7:00:00 PM EDPA Certification Written Test and IAED Skills Validation Test
Friday October 26, 2018 RACE AGENDA
8:00:00 AM When Things Go Awry in Equine Dentistry, William Stone, DVM,MBA,MS
9:00:00 AM Endocrine Conditions in Horses, Benjamin Buchanan, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC
10:00:00 AM USDA Module 4- Preventing Disease Introduction & Spread, Brian LeLande, DVM, USDA, APHIS,VS
11:00:00 AM Controlled Substance and Related Laws, Samantha Mixon, DVM, TSBVME
12:00:00 PM Lunch Provided by the EDPA
1:00:00 PM Using an EDP in DVM Practice, Michael Davis, DVM, MS, EDPA/C
2:00:00 PM Conditions Commonly Causing Weight Loss, Benjamin Buchanan, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC
3:00:00 PM END OF RACE CE
"This program 950-32995 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 6.00 CE Credits (6.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 6.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (6.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Category One: Scientific, Category Two: Non-Scientific-Clinical, Category Three: Non-Scientific-Practice Management/Professional Development using the delivery method of Seminar/Lecture. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements. RACE does not "accredit" or "endorse" or "certify" any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program."
3:00-5:00:00 PM Vendor Hop
5:00:00PM EDPA General Meeting EDPA
Saturday October 27, 2018 Lecture Topics- Approved by Texas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, and Arizona State Veterinary Boards for CE credits
9:00:00 AM Hand Floating, Gail Emerson, EDPA/C
10:00:00 AM Aging of Equine, Paulo Zaluski, DVM EDPA/C
11:00:00 AM Wolf Tooth Extraction, Wayne Hodge EDPA/C
12:00:00 PM Lunch Provided by the EDPA
1:00:00 PM Basics of Equine Dentistry, Justin Christensen DVM, EDPA/C
2:00:00 PM Geriatric Horse Dentistry and BSC, Jim Koostra BS, MS, IAED-C
3:00:00 PM Regional and Local Anesthesia for Equine Dental Procedures, Samuel Bo Felix DVM, EDPA/C
End of CE Day 2, Total CE = 12 hours TX, OK, AZ and 11 hours MN, 6 Hours RACE Only
4:00:00 PM Round Table Discussion, Panel of 3 EDPA/C and DVM
7:00:00 PM EDPA Appreciation Party and Silent Auction
Sunday October 28, 2018
9:00:00 AM EDPA Certification Practical Test- Katy Equine Clinic
EDPA Members: $350.00
SAAEDT and IGFP Members Fee:$350.00
Non-Members & Pay at the door fee (after October 1,2018): $450.00
The EDPA President and Board of Directors have negotiated with College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Texas A&M University to offer this wonderful continuing education opportunity!
June 20, 2015
Thank you to Texas A&M for such a wonderful Continuing Education Program! The EDPA members and Board appreciate the quality, professionalism, respect and time your staff and facility extended to all licensed EDP's, veterinarians and vet techs! We look forward to the next program and encourage all who can to attend.
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Equine Dental Providers
2305 S Day Street
Brenham, TX 77833
October 24-27, 2019
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