Dec. 9 2016 08:17 AM

Veterinarians attending NMC events may earn CE credits.

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The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) named National Mastitis Council (NMC) a Registry of Approved Continuing Education- (RACE) approved provider. RACE is one of the four key programs provided by AAVSB. The RACE program’s purpose is to develop and apply uniform standards related to providers and programs of continuing education (CE) in veterinary medicine. Consequently, veterinarians may now earn CEs at NMC meetings.

“Continuing education is such a critical part of our culture in the veterinary field,” says Sandra Godden, NMC president and University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine president. “Similarly, education is a crucial part of NMC’s culture. Thus, we’re extremely pleased to be named a RACE provider.”

In addition, the AAVSB RACE committee approved the 56th NMC Annual Meeting as meeting the standards adopted by AAVSB. The program is approved for 62.50 CE credits, with 31 being the maximum available to any one veterinarian. This RACE approval is for the categories of scientific, non-scientific clinical and non-scientific practice management/professional development. The NMC Annual Meeting is set for Jan. 28-31, 2017, at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort in St. Pete Beach, Fla.

Through NMC’s annual meeting, regional meeting and various resources, it provides a forum for education and global exchange of information on milk quality, mastitis and relevant research. “We welcome veterinarians to join us in St. Pete Beach to enhance their udder health knowledge and skills, and then communicate that information to their clients to help them control mastitis and improve milk quality,” says Godden.

AAVSB CE credits may be earned by attending hands-on training workshops, short courses, general sessions, research and development summaries session and/or featured symposium. To view specific topics and the schedule, go to:

NMC is an international professional organization based inMinnesota devoted to reducing mastitis and enhancing milk quality. NMC promotes research and provides information to the dairy industry on udder health, milking management, milk quality and milk safety. Founded in 1961, NMC has about 1,000 members in more than 40 countries throughout the world.