Virtual Conference

150+ CE Hours / Access to Replays through Aug. 2022 / Discounted Pricing Now Available

Small Animal Program

Matt Miller

DVM, DACVIM

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Friday, October 1, 2021

Cardiology

Valvular Heart Disease: Little Dogs, Bigger and Bigger Hearts – Part 1 and 2: This presentation will emphasize a logical approach to differentiating chronic valvular disease from primary respiratory disease.  Diagnostic tests including thoracic radiography electrocardiography and echocardiography will be reviewed. Building on the basics above, emphasis will be placed on a logical approach to therapy of varying degrees or severity of valvular heart disease.  Therapy of asymptomatic disease in light of the results of the EPIC trial as well as progressive advanced disease will be covered.

Canine Myocardial Disease: Now we are Talking Big Dogs: This presentation will use a case based approach to address the diagnosis and therapy of primary myocardial diseases of dogs. Application of the criteria outlined in the Protect trial for therapy of preclinical Doberman pinscher’s will be outlined. The role of genetic testing will be discussed. Special emphasis will be placed on management of the arrhythmias that commonly complicate this disease as well as nutritional aspects of DCM in atypical breeds.

Feline Myocardial Disease: Thick Hearts, Thin Hearts and Clots: This presentation will use a case-based approach to address the diagnosis and therapy of primary myocardial diseases of cats.  Management of thromboembolic disease will be covered.

Pericardial Disease: Diagnosis and Therapy: This session will cover the diagnosis and management of this commonly overlooked but frequently treatable form of acquired cardiovascular disease.  Emphasis will be placed on establishing a definitive diagnosis and implementing a logical therapeutic plan.

Pamela Jones

DVM, DACVIM, DACVR

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Friday, October 1, 2021

Oncology

The first hour will review clinical aspects of canine MCTs and the controversies surrounding staging, grading, and local treatment. The second hour will introduce attendees to tigilanol tiglate injection, a new option for treatment of canine MCTs. The conclusion will discuss the practical approach to
canine MCT patients in everyday practice using patient case examples.

Brad Crauer

DVM

Friday, October 1, 2021

Shelter Medicine

Shelter Medicine has evolved rapidly from a niche interest to an ABVP boarded specialty.  Today, the medical and surgical expectations of shelter veterinarians overlap considerably with traditional practitioners.  Many of the cutting-edge topics in shelter medicine are also timely and relevant in private practice.

Julia Ponder

DVM, MPH

Friday, October 1, 2021

The Veterinarian’s Role in Wildlife Rehabilitation

Good outcomes in wildlife rehabilitation require strong partnerships between wildlife rehabilitators, veterinarians and government agencies. Veterinarians fill a critical role in ensuring the best possible animal welfare, yet are often uninformed about their role, uncertain where to find assistance and unaware of the impacts of their decisions. Dr. Ponder’s presentation will explore the veterinarian’s role in wildlife rehabilitation.

Rebecca Duerr

DVM

Friday, October 1, 2021

Stabilization and Initial Care of Wild Birds

Dr. Duerr’s presentation covers stabilization of wild birds brought to veterinary clinics, guidelines for decision-making regarding euthanasia vs treatment, and how to care for these birds prior to transfer to a permitted rehabilitator.

Robert Adamski

DVM

Friday, October 1, 2021

Helping Keep Wildlife Wild: Common Solutions to Common Wildlife Problems – How You as a Veterinarian Can Make a Difference!

This presentation will help show how regular companion animal, mixed and farm veterinarians can be a force for good in wildlife medicine while helping their local wildlife rehabilitation community without a huge expenditure of effort, time, money and resources.  This lecture will focus on wild mammals but also touch on reptiles (e.g. specifically turtles) as well.

Boel Fransson

DVM, PhD, DACVS

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Soft Tissue Surgery

Sessions 1-3 focus on decision making in wound management; when to close and when to treat wounds open, what to focus on in surgical debridement, when and how to choose the correct drain for the wound. Finally, they discuss surgical techniques for wound closure, which tend to have high success and does not require years of training for success.

Sessions 4 and 5 describe some of the newer interventional surgeries which have significantly changed surgical practice.  Information comparing outcome and costs with the corresponding open surgical techniques performed in the past, will give a veterinarian the tools to identify suitable cases and to advise clients interested in these newer techniques.

Tamara Grubb

MS, PhD, DACVAA, IVAPM

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Saturday, October 2, 2021

Chronic Pain and Analgesia

Pathway to Success: Developing Effective Analgesic Protocols for Chronic Pain (Case-Based) – Part 1: Chronic pain is debilitating and causes a negative impact on our patient’s health, welfare and behavior. This two-part series will explore the importance of pain pathway knowledge in building effective analgesic protocols, discuss roles of current treatments and introduce novel treatments. The treatment portion of the presentation will be case-based.

Pathway to Success: Developing Effective Analgesic Protocols for Chronic Pain (Case-Based) – Part 2: Chronic pain discussion continued. This two-part series will explore the importance of pain pathway knowledge in building effective analgesic protocols, discuss roles of current treatments and introduce novel treatments. The treatment portion of the presentation will be case-based.

David Williams

VetMB, PhD, VetMD, DECAWBM

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Saturday, October 2, 2021

Ophthalmology

In ‘an alphabet of veterinary ophthalmology’ we will be covering common ophthalmic conditions from entropion and ectropion in ‘assessing abnormal adnexa’, causes of blindness in ‘beating baffling blindness’, corneal ulcers in ‘crisis in the cornea’ and uveitis and glaucoma in ‘dealing with ocular discomfort’ all conditions needing urgent attention but relatively easy to treat once you know what you are looking at!

Mike Corcoran

DVM

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Reptile Medicine

Dr. Corcoran’s presentation acts as a brief introduction to reptile medicine for the small or large animal practitioner. Building on a foundation of basic medical knowledge, the goal is to offer an introduction to some of the differences in husbandry, physiology and metabolism of the reptile species as it applies to health care.

Kim Coyner

DVM, DACVD

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Dermatology

Dr. Coyner’s presentation will explore the pathogens, clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment of the common and frustrating dermatology problems.