Available Labs

Live & In-Person
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Tacoma, WA

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Sept. 30 - Oct. 2

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140+ Hours of CE

Grant Middleton
DVM, DACVR
Friday, Sept. 30
Sponsored by:
Ultrasound Basics and Introductory Hands-on Wetlab - DVM Only - SOLD OUT! Waitlist Available

Dr. Middleton’s early session will cover the basics of performing an ultrasound examination including basic operation of your machine/knobology and general scanning techniques followed by a hands-on instructed wetlab performing scans on live patients.

Limited to 12 attendees.

Ultrasound Interpretation with Advanced Wetlab and Procedures - DVM Only - SOLD OUT! Waitlist Available

Dr. Middleton’s afternoon session will be aimed at image interpretation and more advanced scanning techniques including interventional procedures and tissue sampling.

Limited to 12 attendees.

Julia Bitan
RVT
Friday, Sept. 30
Sponsored by:
Hands-Free Radiography Techniques - Technician Only

Hands-free x-ray techniques promote lower exposure to veterinary workers by allowing the operator to increase their distance from the radiation source during exposure. In this interactive hands-on session, we will go over the basics of hands-free radiography and demonstrate the practicality of non-manual restraint for x-rays. We will be focusing on lateral and ventrodorsal thoracic and abdominal views of canine/feline patients.

Limited to 15 attendees.

Milan Milovancev
DVM, DACVS
Saturday, Oct. 1
Sponsored by:
Surgical Oncology in Primary Care: Skin/SQ Tumors - DVM Only

The goal of this session is to enhance the practical implementation of surgical oncology principles by primary care veterinarians in practical, real-world scenarios. The focus is on cutaneous and subcutaneous malignancies (e.g. mast cell tumors and soft tissue sarcomas). Approximately 1 hour lecture followed by 2+ hour hands-on cadaver lab.

There will be an AM & PM session.  Limited to 12 attendees per session. 

Heidi Reuss-Lamky
LVT, VTS, Fear free elite certified
Saturday, Oct. 1
Tinkering with Anesthesia Machines - Technician Only

Veterinary technicians depend on anesthetic machines to safely anesthetize veterinary patients large and small.  Nevertheless, anesthesia machine mechanics can be intimidating, and diagnosing problems in hoses, bags, conduits, sodasorb canisters, vaporizers, and high and low pressure circuitry can be daunting.  Attendees will participate in a fun, intimate overview of the anatomy and physiology of the anesthetic machine, learn to perform a diagnostic leak test and adeptly dissect (and re-assemble!) the various components to determine causes for malfunction. Sources of waste anesthetic gases and waste gas management will also be discussed. Lecture followed by hands on laboratory.

Limited to 30 attendees.

Alix Partnow
DVM, MS
Sunday, Oct. 2
Sponsored by:
Gait Analysis: Assessment of Orthopedic Versus Neurologic Causes of Weakness - DVM and Technician Joint Lab

This interactive session will be comprised of three parts.  We will first provide a review of the orthopedic examination followed by hands-on application of the techniques in small groups with the aid of canine volunteers.  We will then reconvene as a group to review the neurologic examination and neurolocalization techniques prior to again breaking into smaller groups to practice these skills.  Finally, we will conclude the session with a series of case-based discussions involving review of case history, examination findings including gait videos, diagnostic results and treatment recommendations/case outcome. 

Limited to 24 attendees.

Mark Garneau
DVM
Sunday, Oct. 2
Sponsored by:
Gait Analysis: Assessment of Orthopedic Versus Neurologic Causes of Weakness - DVM and Technician Joint Lab

This interactive session will be comprised of three parts.  We will first provide a review of the orthopedic examination followed by hands-on application of the techniques in small groups with the aid of canine volunteers.  We will then reconvene as a group to review the neurologic examination and neurolocalization techniques prior to again breaking into smaller groups to practice these skills.  Finally, we will conclude the session with a series of case-based discussions involving review of case history, examination findings including gait videos, diagnostic results and treatment recommendations/case outcome. 

Limited to 24 attendees.