news & events

news and events

VSEC strongly believes that part of our role in the Greater Philadelphia veterinary community is to provide educational opportunities for our referring practices and support for local community events.

These events include VSEC-hosted continuing education lectures for veterinarians and technicians, veterinary conferences and trade shows, referring veterinary practice events and community outreach events that are open to the public, such as pet fairs, dog shows and fundraising events.

Below is a list of upcoming events in which VSEC participates. Hope to see you there and look forward to working together to support our local veterinary community.

Continuing Education Lectures for Veterinarians and Technicians

VSEC is pleased to provide continuing education lectures for our veterinary community. All lectures are given in a classroom setting and no registration fee is required. To RSVP for a CE lecture, email Scott Franco at

Download the 2013 Levittown Continuing Education Lecture Series

Download the 2012 Philadelphia Continuing Education Lecture Series

Upcoming Lectures:

  1. Thursday, July 23, 2015 7pm-9pm

    Technician Lecture - EMERGENCY MEDICINE

    Fading & Feeding, Coughing & Convulsing…
    Recognizing & Treating Common Pediatric Emergencies

    Drew Bedor, CVT
    Location: Mekong River 1120 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
  2. Wednesday, August 12, 2015 6:30pm-9pm

    Veterinarian Lecture – DENTISTRY & ORAL SURGERY

    Stomatitis: Treatment Options, Prognosis & Management of
    Refractory Cases

    Michael Jennings, VMD, DAVDC
    Location: VSEC Levittown Conference Room
  3. Thursday, September 10, 2015 7pm-9pm

    Technician Lecture – NEUROLOGY

    Dizzy Dogs & Circling cats:
    Understanding Common Neurologic Conditions

    Melissa Malcolm, LVT
    Location: VSEC Levittown Conference Room

This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 2 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call Rebecca Orsher at 215-750-7884 for further information. All lectures are given in a classroom setting and no registration fee is required. VSEC RACE Provider #513

View handouts from past CE lectures.

Community Outreach Events

VSEC enjoys participating in community pet fairs and fundraising events. Here is a list of upcoming events where you can meet our doctors and staff. Feel free to come say hi!

  1. PhillyPAWS Mutt Strut
  2. Saturday, November 3, 2013, 9am-3pm
  3. FDR Park, South Philadelphia
  4. Click here for more info..

VSEC Newsletters

VSEC is proud to publish an educational newsletter for veterinarians and technicians in our referral community. Click the image below to view past issues of the newsletter.


  1. March 2, 2012: Blog Post about VSEC Front Street - Check out the NakedPhilly Blog about our satellite location!
  2. September 2011: Meet VSEC's New Neurologist/Neurosurgeon – Joe Eagleson, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
  3. July 26, 2011: Spotlight on the Blind Dog Rescue Alliance
  4. May 14, 2011: VSEC Grand Opening - View the slide show from the new hospital celebration.
  5. January 2010: Meet VSEC’s New Dermatologist – Ian B. Spiegel, VMD, MHS, DACVD
  6. December 24, 2010: VSEC and CBS3 Team Up to Save a Puppy for the Holidays
  7. November 2010: Philly Tails Magazine article – Ask the Vet – Oncology, an article by Dr. Rebecca Risbon
  8. August 1, 2010: Local Student Organizes Blanket & Towel Drive
  9. April 19, 2010: Bucks County Courier Times article – Groundbreaking Ceremony Planned for Animal Hospital
  10. March 26, 2010: Philadelphia Business Journal article – Vet Hospital Finds Purrfect Spot to Grow
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