Hemodialysis Academy

Date: September 15, 2016 - 2018
Schedule: weekly lectures
Location: seminar takes place entirely on the web
Credit: Certificate of Completion
Cost: $3,000 for DVMs and $1,500 for Residents/Trainees.  Residents/Trainees must submit proof in the form of a letter from their mentor.
Registration: Registration is now closed.

Program Description

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Sample lectures from 2014-2016 Hemodialyis Academy:

  • Hemodialyzers and Plasma Separators
  • Prescribing IHD Hemodialysis
  • Delivering the Dialysis Dose
UC Davis in collaboration with the Ohio State University, the UC Veterinary Medical Center-San Diego, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of Bern, Tufts University, and Friendship Hospital in Washington, DC now offers an Advanced Certification Program for Extracorporeal Therapies.  The Hemodialysis Academy:
  • Is Web-based with a combination of live, interactive, archived, and self-paced modules available worldwide

  • Provides the principles, basic science, and clinical applications of intermittent hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy, hemoperfusion, therapeutic apheresis, acute and chronic kidney failure, and operation of a hemodialysis program

  • Provides over 150 hours of content as Monday & Wednesday lectures and Friday rounds/discussions sessions (all are archived for later review)

  • Incorporates Teledialysis™ --virtual “on-the-floor” interactions during active, real-time extracorporeal procedures

  • Provides Certification by UC Davis for Achievement in Hemodialysis--demonstrating aptitude and competency in the principles of extracorporeal therapies and their veterinary applications

Read what a recent course participant had to say about his experience with the Hemodialysis Academy:

I definitely found the quality of the course to be as good as any I have experienced despite the fact that it was all online. The foundation of knowledge that was provided was outstanding and the level of commitment from the instructors was really impressive - especially from Dr. Larry Cowgill. The "pearls of wisdom" that came from the formal lectures, and even more form the rounds sessions, was information that will not be found in text somewhere - priceless information.  Having these skills is definitely a way to separate myself from the growing pack of internists. I will attend the next HD academy as well.  Seth Ghantous, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)


  • Larry D. Cowgill, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM

  • JD Foster, VMD, Dipl. ACVIM

  • Segev Gilad, DVM Dipl. ECVIM-CA

  • Thierry Francey, Dr. med. Vet, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ECVIM-CA

  • Mary Anna Labato, DVM, Dipl ACVIM

  • Cathy Langston, DVM, Dipl, ACVIM

  • Carrie Palm, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM

  • Sheri Ross, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM

Photo of hemodialysis academy graduation in 2016 in Denver, Colorado Faculty, students and friends at the Certification Luncheon for the 1st Hemodialysis Academy Class in Denver, Colorado in June of 2016.