Early-Bird ticket prices until September 20

Small Animal

Friday, October 2

8:00 – 8:50 am

Approach to the Anemic Patient

by Beth Davidow, DVM, DACVECC

Friday, October 2

9:00 – 9:50 am

CPR

by Beth Davidow, DVM, DACVECC

Friday, October 2

10:00 – 11:20 am

Top Ten Toxins

by Beth Davidow, DVM, DACVECC

Friday, October 2

1:30 – 2:20 pm

Update in Feline Gastroentric Syndrome

by Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP

Friday, October 2

2:30 – 3:20 pm

Pancreatitis, Under or Over Diagnosed

by Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP

Friday, October 2

4:00 – 4:50 pm

Recurrent Diarrhea in the Cat

by Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP

Saturday, October 3

8:30 – 9:20 am

Gastro Intestinal Diagnostics: What to Run, What to Learn

by Gary Oswald, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Saturday, October 3

9:30 – 10:20 am

Gastrointestinal Drug Therapies: Which, When and Why

by Gary Oswald, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Saturday, October 3

11:00 – 11:50 am

Chronic Enteropathies: Symptomatic Therapies Before Biopsy

by Gary Oswald, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Saturday, October 3

1:15 – 2:05 pm

Drugs, Diets and Supplements: IBD and PLE

by Gary Oswald, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Saturday, October 3

2:15 – 3:05 pm

Obstipation, Megacolon and Other Common Colonic Disorders

by Gary Oswald, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Saturday, October 3

3:40 – 4:30 pm

Pancreatitis: Extinguishing a Chemical “Fire”

by Gary Oswald, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Saturday, October 3

4:50 – 5:30 pm

Where it all Begins: Don’t Overlook the Esophagus

by Gary Oswald, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Saturday, October 3

8:30 – 9:20 am

Managing Feline Constipation: Relieving a Hard Problem

by Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP

Saturday, October 3

9:30 – 10:20 am

Snots and Snuffles: Chronic Feline Upper Respiratory Disease

by Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP

Saturday, October 3

11:00 – 11:50 am

Feline Infectious Peritonitis Update – There’s Light at the End of the Tunnel

by Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP

Saturday, October 3

1:15 – 2:05 pm

Backyard Chicken Medicine

by Tracy Bennett, DVM, DABVP

Saturday, October 3

2:15 – 3:05 pm

Avian Feather Picking

by Tracy Bennett, DVM, DABVP

Saturday, October 3

3:40 – 4:30 pm

Cardiopulmonary Disorders of Ferrets

by Cathy Johnson-Delaney, DVM

Saturday, October 3

4:40 – 5:30 pm

Rodent Medicine

by Daniel Ljenieks, DVM, DABVP

Sunday, October 4

8:30 – 9:20 am

Managing intestinal parasites in small animal practice: Are you doing it right?

by Jessica Rodriguez, DVM, PhD, DACVM

Sunday, October 4

9:30 – 10:20 am

Drug resistance in small animal parasitology

by Jessica Rodriguez, DVM, PhD, DACVM

Sunday, October 4

10:30 – 11:20 am

Be a tick expert in your practice: Practical tips on tick identification, tick biology, and tickborne diseases

by Jessica Rodriguez, DVM, PhD, DACVM

Sunday, October 4

11:30  am – 12:20 pm

Don’t treat it like a zebra: Heartworm in the Pacific Northwest

by Jessica Rodriguez, DVM, PhD, DACVM

Large Animal

Friday, October 2

8:00 – 8:50 am

Pre-Weaning Bovine Respiratory Disease in Cow-Calf Herds

by Russell Daly, DVM, DACVPM

Friday, October 2

9:00 – 9:50 am

Beef Cow Death Loss and Illness: Nutrition and Other Aspects

by Russell Daly, DVM, DACVPM

Friday, October 2

10:30 – 11:20 am

Practical Aspects of Swine Reproductions

by Chris Hostetler, MS, PhD

Friday, October 2

11:30 am – 12:20 pm

Disruptive Technologies for Animal Agriculture

by Chris Hostetler, MS, PhD

Friday, October 2

1:30 – 2:20 pm

Update from the State Veterinarian’s Office

by Amber Itle, VMD, DACVPM

Friday, October 2

3:00 – 3:50 pm

Small Flock Poultry Cases

by Laura Chen, DVM, MS

Friday, October 2

4:00 – 4:50 pm

Best Use of Poultry Diagnostics Testing at WADDL

by Laura Chen, DVM, MS

Saturday, October 3

8:30 – 9:20 am

Chuteside Immunology

by HH Jody Wade, DVM

Saturday, October 3

10:00 – 10:50 am

Preconditioning

by HH Jody Wade, DVM

Saturday, October 3

11:00 – 11:50 am

Protecting the Cow/Calf Unit

by HH Jody Wade, DVM

Saturday, October 3

1:15 – 2:05 pm

Practical Sustainable Parasite Control

by Philippa Gibbons, BVetMed, DACVIM

Saturday, October 3

2:15 – 3:05 pm

Common ER Conditions in Sheep and Goats

by Philippa Gibbons, BVetMed, DACVIM

Saturday, October 3

3:40 – 4:30 pm

Herd and Flock Health

by Philippa Gibbons, BVetMed, DACVIM

Saturday, October 3

4:40 – 5:30 pm

WSU Research Update

by Craig McConnel, DVM, VMcS, PhD

Sunday, October 4

8:30 – 9:20 am

Disasters Large and Small: Getting Animals Through the Unexpected

by Heather Stewart, VMD, CVA

Sunday, October 4

9:30 – 10:20 am

Crisis Planning and Response Through a Resilience Lens – Part I: COVID-19

by Carrie La Jeunesse, DVM

Sunday, October 4

10:30 – 11:20 am

“All Disasters are Local” – Part 2 Cross-disciplinary Fundamentals of All-hazards Disaster Preparedness and Planning

by Carrie La Jeunesse, DVM

Sunday, October 4

11:30 am – 12:20 pm

Operationalizing Response and Resilience – Part 3: Takeaway Tangibles

by Carrie La Jeunesse, DVM

Equine

Friday, October 2

8:00 – 8:50 am

Generating and Interpreting Radiographs of the Equine Spine

by Sarah Puchalski, DVM, DACVR

Friday, October 2

9:00 – 9:50 am

Fetlock Region Diagnostic Imaging in the Sport Horse

by Sarah Puchalski, DVM, DACVR

Friday, October 2

10:30 – 11:20 am

Metacarpus / Metatarsus Region Diagnostic Imaging

by Sarah Puchalski, DVM, DACVR

Friday, October 2

11:30 am – 12:20 pm

Radiograph Interpretation in the Pre-purchase Examination

by Sarah Puchalski, DVM, DACVR

Friday, October 2

1:30 – 3:50 pm

The Equine Pre-Purchase Exam: What to do and What Not to do!

by JD Conway, DVM

Saturday, October 3

8:30 – 10:50 am

Understanding Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome: Causes, Performance Limitations, Effective Treatment and Prevention

by Hoyt Cheramie, DVM, MS, DACVS

Saturday, October 3

11:00 – 11:50 am

Foot and Hoof Injuries: A Review from Wounds to Fractures

by Cate Mochal, DVM, DACVS

Saturday, October 3

1:15 – 2:05 pm

Keratomas: Identification, Treatment, and Outcome

by Cate Mochal, DVM, DACVS

Saturday, October 3

2:15 – 3:05 pm

General Surgery of the Equine Distal Limb

by Cate Mochal, DVM, DACVS

Saturday, October 3

3:40 – 4:30 pm

 Hoof Cast: A How-To Session on Application and Use

by Cate Mochal, DVM, DACVS

Saturday, October 3

4:50 – 5:30 pm

Hoof Abscesses: An Old Problem Made Easy

by Cate Mochal, DVM, DACVS

Sunday, October 4

8:30 – 9:20 am

Disasters Large and Small: Getting Animals Through the Unexpected

by Heather Stewart, VMD, CVA

Sunday, October 4

9:30 – 10:20 am

Crisis Planning and Response Through a Resilience Lens – Part I: COVID-19

by Carrie La Jeunesse, DVM

Sunday, October 4

10:30 – 11:20 am

“All Disasters are Local” – Part 2 Cross-disciplinary Fundamentals of All-hazards Disaster Preparedness and Planning

by Carrie La Jeunesse, DVM

Sunday, October 4

11:30 am – 12:20 pm

Operationalizing Response and Resilience – Part 3: Takeaway Tangibles

by Carrie La Jeunesse, DVM

Practice Management

Friday, October 2

8:00 – 8:50 am

The Economic State of the Veterinary Profession

by Charlotte Hansen, MS

Friday, October 2

9:00 – 9:50 am

Advancing Your Practice in Uncertain Times: Who is Kicking the Sand in Your Sandbox

by Jeff Sanford, MBA

Friday, October 2

10:30 – 11:20 am

Advancing Your Practice in Uncertain Times: Working on Financial Strength

by Jeff Sanford, MBA

Friday, October 2

11:30 am – 12:20 pm

Advancing Your Practice in Uncertain Times: Defining Your Practice’s Ideal Pathway to Care

by Jeff Sanford, MBA

Friday, October 2

1:30 – 2:20 pm

Advancing Your Practice in Uncertain Times: Gearing Up for the New Normal

by Jeff Sanford, MBA

Friday, October 2

3:00 – 4:50 pm

Cultural Agility for Best Outcomes

by Carrie La Jeunesse, DVM

Saturday, October 3

8:30 – 9:20 am

Creative Pricing Techniques

by Darren Osborne, MA

Saturday, October 3

10:00 – 10:50 am

What do Clients Want?

by Darren Osborne, MA

Saturday, October 3

11:00 – 11:50 am

Bundle Everything

by Darren Osborne, MA

Saturday, October 3

1:15 – 2:05 pm

Access to Veterinary Care: Barriers, Current Practices, and Public Policy

by Michael Blackwell, DVM, MPH

Saturday, October 3

2:15 – 3:05 pm

AlignCare and Incremental Veterinary Care

by Michael Blackwell, DVM, MPH

Saturday, October 3

3:40 – 4:30 pm

Hot Topics in Employment Law: What Your Practice Needs to Know

by Amy Mensik, JD

Saturday, October 3

4:40 – 5:30 pm

All Things Leave: Where Are We Now with All These Workplace Leave Laws?

by Amy Mensik, JD

Sunday, October 4

8:30 – 9:20 am

Trends Impacting Veterinary Medicine; the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

by Rebecca Rose, AAS

Sunday, October 4

9:30 – 10:20 am

Define a Healthy Work Environment; Culture by Design, not Default

by Rebecca Rose, AAS

Sunday, October 4

10:30 – 11:20 am

A Case Study in Veterinary Team Wellbeing

by Rebecca Rose, AAS

Sunday, October 4

11:30 am – 12:20 pm

Putting It All Together; SMART Goal, Mapping Out Wellbeing

by Rebecca Rose, AAS

Hot Topics

Friday, October 2

8:00 – 8:50 am

Zoonotic and Vector-borne Disease Update

by Hanna Oltean, MPH

Friday, October 2

9:00 – 9:50 am

County Focused Cases/Investigations and Hot Topics Nationwide

by Beth Lipton, DVM, MPH

Friday, October 2

10:30 am – 12:20 pm

Helping All People Fourish

by Kody Russell, MSW

Friday, October 2

1:30 – 2:20 pm

Transitional Cell Carcinoma: Diagnosis, Staging and Therapies

by Lisa Parshley, DVM, DACVIM

Friday, October 2

2:30 – 3:20 pm

Palliative Care in the Cancer Patient: Nausea, Anorexia, Pain, Diet and Cannabis Products

by Lisa Parshley, DVM, DACVIM

Friday, October 2

4:00 – 4:50 pm

Immunotherapy and Targeting Cancer Therapy – Now and in the Near Future

by Lisa Parshley, DVM, DACVIM

Spotlight

Saturday, October 3

8:30 – 9:20 am

Creative Pricing Techniques

by Darren Osborne, MA

Saturday, October 3

10:00 – 10:50 am

What do Clients Want?

by Darren Osborne, MA

Saturday, October 3

11:00 – 11:50 am

Bundle Everything

by Darren Osborne, MA

Saturday, October 3

1:15 – 2:05 pm

Access to Veterinary Care: Barriers, Current Practices, and Public Policy

by Michael Blackwell, DVM, MPH

Saturday, October 3

2:15 – 3:05 pm

AlignCare and Incremental Veterinary Care

by Michael Blackwell, DVM, MPH

Saturday, October 3

3:40 – 4:30 pm

Hot Topics in Employment Law: What Your Practice Needs to Know

by Amy Mensik, JD

Saturday, October 3

4:40 – 5:30 pm

All Things Leave: Where Are We Now with All These Workplace Leave Laws?

by Amy Mensik, JD

Technicians

Friday, October 2

8:00 – 8:50 am

Small Animal Immunology

by Liza W Rudolph, BAS, RVT, VTS (CP-CF, SAIM)

Friday, October 2

9:00 – 9:50 am

Ins and Outs of Blood Pressure Measurement

by Liza W Rudolph, BAS, RVT, VTS (CP-CF, SAIM)

Friday, October 2

10:30 – 11:20 am

Leptospirosis in Small Animals

by Liza W Rudolph, BAS, RVT, VTS (CP-CF, SAIM)

Friday, October 2

11:30 am – 12:20 pm

Challenging Nursing Cases – Concepts of Veterinary Nursing Plans

by Liza W Rudolph, BAS, RVT, VTS (CP-CF, SAIM)

Friday, October 2

1:30 – 2:20 pm

Microbiology

by Saundra Willis, DVM, DACVIM

Friday, October 2

3:00 – 3:50 pm

Endocrine Disease: Diagnostic Testing

by Saundra Willis, DVM, DACVIM

Friday, October 2

4:00 – 4:50 pm

Communicating Diagnostics to Pet Owners

by Saundra Willis, DVM, DACVIM

Saturday, October 3

8:30 – 9:20 am

Nutritional Supplements: Fad, Myths and Facts

by Ed Carlson, CVT, VTS (Nutrition)

Saturday, October 3

9:30 – 10:20 am

Veterinary Therapeutic Diets: Traditional and Non-Traditional Options

by Ed Carlson, CVT, VTS (Nutrition)

Saturday, October 3

11:00 – 11:50 am

Grain-Free and Other Diet Trends

by Ed Carlson, CVT, VTS (Nutrition)

Saturday, October 3

1:15 – 2:05 pm

Raw Diets: Facts and Misconceptions

by Ed Carlson, CVT, VTS (Nutrition)

Saturday, October 3

2:15 – 3:05 pm

Mental Health in Vet Med: Why Aren’t We Talking About it?

by Jade Velasquez, LVT

Saturday, October 3

3:40 – 4:30 pm

Toxic Teams: A Survival Guide for Veterinary Technicians

by Jade Velasquez, LVT

Saturday, October 3

4:40 – 5:30 pm

Clinic Culture: How to Build Up Your Team Even if You Aren’t the Owner

by Jade Velasquez, LVT

Sunday, October 4

8:30 – 9:20 am

Ketamine: Not Just the Cat’s “Me-Out” – As an Adjunct for Balanced Analgesia

by Donna Sisak, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia)

Sunday, October 4

9:30 – 10:20 am

(Total IV Anesthesia): An Anesthetic Approach for the ” Totally” Challenging Anesthetic Patient

by Donna Sisak, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia)

Sunday, October 4

10:30 – 11:20 am

The Anesthesia Record: Friend or Foe? It’s About the “Trends” and “Goals”

by Donna Sisak, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia)

Sunday, October 4

11:30 am – 12:20 pm

Anesthesia and the Environment: A Global Concern and Out Responsibility as Anesthetists

by Donna Sisak, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia)

Sunday, October 4

8:30 am – 12:20 pm

Essential Nutritional Skills Workshop

by Ed Carlson, CVT, VTS (Nutrition)

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