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Beyond Medicine Workshop

You got the DVM. Now get the 411.

Get ready to learn what they didn’t teach you in veterinary school. This workshop educates early-career DVMs in the so-called “soft skills” that complement the hard knowledge of medical training, because in the real world a veterinarian’s job extends far beyond the exam room. 

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In the virtual Beyond Medicine Workshop, you will . . .

  • Earn 8 RACE-approved CE credits.
  • Uncover factors that hold you back from achieving professional goals.
  • Create an innovation and wellbeing action plan including personalized next steps.
  • Learn tools to reduce day-to-day communication barriers with clients and co-workers.
  • Build confidence in talking about the cost and value of veterinary care.
  • Practice using real-world client scenarios.

Virtual course schedule

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Day 1 (~1 hour)

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Day 2 (9:30 a.m.−2:30 p.m. EDT)

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Day 3 (9:30 a.m.−2:30 p.m. EDT)

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Day 4 (~1 hour)

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The Beyond Medicine Workshop has been approved by RACE to provide eight (8.0) hours of nonmedical, interactive-distance CE for veterinarians

Learning Facilitators

Jason Coe, DVM, PhD

Dr. Jason Coe is a Professor at the Ontario Veterinary College. After graduating from the College in 2001, he returned from mixed-animal practice to complete a PhD in the area of veterinary communications in 2008. In the same year, Jason joined the Ontario Veterinary College as a faculty member in the Department of Population Medicine where he has established an active research program examining human-animal relationships as well as the role of interpersonal communications on the outcomes of veterinary care.  In his current role at the College, he coordinates the clinical-communication curriculum across all 4 years of the veterinary program and is involved in teaching students about the relationships that exist between people and animals.  

Over the past decade, Jason has established an international reputation for his leadership in veterinary communications, primary-care veterinary education and understanding the human-animal relationship. Jason has published over 75 peer-reviewed journal articles, contributed to several book chapters and is regularly invited to speak nationally and internationally at scientific and continuing-education conferences.  As a result of his many achievements, Jason has been recognized by the Ontario Veterinary College Alumni Association as one of their Distinguished Young Alumnus. Outside of his professional activities, Jason relishes personal time with his wife, son and two daughters.


Mia Cary, DVM

Dr. Mia Cary, a 1999 UF graduate (Go Gators!), is a consultant, speaker, and facilitator specializing in leadership, communication, strategy, teamwork, innovation, and wellbeing with the purpose of activating others to thrive. She is the former Chief of Professional Development and Strategic Alliances for the AVMA and Chief Innovation Officer for the NAVC. Prior to her work with the AVMA and NAVC, Dr. Cary held education and leadership roles at Boehringer Ingelheim and Novartis Animal Health and worked as a small animal practitioner in Gainesville, FL.

She is a champion for Pet Peace of Mind (PPOM) and is a past president of the American Association of Industry Veterinarians (AAIV). She is CEO and Change Agent for Cary Consulting, CEO for the Pride Veterinary Medical Community (PrideVMC) and serves on the board of advisors for the Veterinary Entrepreneurship Academy (VEA). She resides in Greensboro, NC with her husband John, three bonus kids Dakota, Carson, and Grant, Lucy the dog, and cats Louie and Leo.