Virtual Conference

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

Pre-recorded Sessions

Gary Goldstein

DVM, DACVD

Sponsored by:

Small Animal

Oral Pathology

Dr. Goldstein’s presentations will cover the most common Oral Pathology seen in different life stages in dogs. How to identify, diagnose and treat each problem will be discussed in ways that are easily understood and that can be implemented right away in your hospitals.

Kristina Gronkiewicz

DVM, DACVO

Sponsored by:

Small Animal

Save This Eye Stat: Diagnosis and Treatment of Feline and Canine Ophthalmic Emergencies

Eyelid lacerations, lens luxations, descemetoceles and more! What abnormalities are truly urgent, what abnormalities can wait for soonest available appointment and what treatments can be instituted by you? This lecture will highlight common ophthalmic emergencies occurring in feline and canine patients so that you can be comfortable and confident in not only your diagnosis but also your treatment plan and referral recommendations.

Beryl Swanson

DVM, DACVIM

Sponsored by:

Small Animal

Brain Disease

Dr. Swanson’s talk will cover the most common diseases the affect the brain of small animals. It will include how to “localize” the problem, treatment options and treatment.

Diane Carle

DVM, DACVD

Sponsored by:

Small Animal

Update on Stomatitis in Dogs and Cats

Stomatitis is a painful condition where the immune system over-reacts to plaque bacteria in the mouth leading to severe oral inflammation.  The disease is relatively common in dogs and cats but the underlying causes remain unknown.  Often stomatitis is treated by extraction of most, if not all, teeth.  This lecture will discuss what is currently known about stomatitis in dogs and cats as well as the latest advances in treatments.

Alaina Andersen

DVM

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Small Animal

When the Labrum Breaks: Diagnosis and Decision Making in Cases of Hip Luxation

Learn to recognize patients presenting with hip luxation and formulate a treatment plan based on imaging, luxation type and patient factors.  Closed reduction with Ehmer sling placement will be covered, as well as open reduction options if closed reduction fails or is not possible.

Austin Kerns

DVM, MS, DACVIM

Sponsored by:

Small Animal

CBD and Neurological Disease

Current review of CBD terminology, legal status, physiology & pharmacology, safety & adverse effects, and its potential therapeutic role in various neurological diseases based on recent research and clinical trials.

Anne Ward

DVM

Sponsored by:

Small Animal

Nutrition

Top Ten Feline Nutrition Tips: In this presentation, we will explore common questions and clinical challenges in feline nutrition. Audience members will learn about feline macronutrient preferences, the role of sodium in renal and cardiovascular health, and how nutritional recommendations may help prevent obesity following spay/neuter. Nutritional strategies to support feline patients with chronic kidney disease, constipation, IBD, osteoarthritis, and diabetes mellitus will also be discussed. Finally, audience members will be introduced to concepts to aid in the selection of high-quality products for their patients.

Veterinary Practices and Online Pharmacies – A New Relationship on the Horizon: In recent years, consumers have increasingly gone online for common purchases. How has this trend impacted veterinary businesses, and how can veterinary practices use this trend to their advantage? In this webinar, audience members will learn about consumer purchasing trends, the role of the in clinic pharmacy and food inventory in the health of the practice, and how online pharmacies can be utilized to increased revenue and improve compliance with nutritional and medical recommendations.

Brandon Ames

Small Animal

Amnion FAQ: Top 10 Things You Should Know About the Latest in Regenerative Treatments for Animals

Learn about the latest in Amnion-Based technologies:

  • Affordable Regenerative Products for General Practices
  • Renal Failure
  • Partial-Tear CCL
  • Surgical Uses
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Orthopedic Fractures
  • Superficial Wounds
  • Eye Injuries
  • ADR

Dawn Ipsen

PharmD, DACVP

Sponsored by:

Hot Topics

Improving Medication Compliance through Quality Compounding

Pharmacist, Dr. Dawn lpsen’s presentation covers current considerations of quality in compounding pharmacies. Learn more about quality parameters that matter to the medications you prescribe, including how to work with a Compounding Pharmacist to increase medication compliance for clients and the pets they love.

Brian Joseph

DVM, MFAS, CertAqV

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Hot Topics

Zoonotic Disease and Exotic Medicine

Zoonotic Disease in Aquatic Systems: Dr. Joseph’s presentation will focus on the risk of zoonotic diseases transmission from aquatic animals and their treatment. In addition, injury, illness, and treatment of envenomation by aquatic animals will be discussed.

 Aquatic Parasites – Part I: Dr. Joseph’s presentation will focus on the general biology of fish parasites, consideration of treatment and the pros and cons of various therapeutics.

Aquatic Parasites – Part 2: Dr. Joseph’s presentation will focus on specific common parasites, their recognition, and specific treatments for those parasites.

Kim Horne

AAS, CVT, VTS (Dermatology)

Technician

Dermatology

Canine Demodicosis: Generalized canine demodicosis is a severe dermatological condition that is frustrating to manage and requires a lot of commitment from owners.  The role that vet techs have in client education is crucial to improve compliance and reach a successful parasitological cure.

Fighting the Dermatophytes: Dermatophytosis is a difficult disease to manage. It is important that veterinary technicians have a good understanding of this disease to prevent the spread of this infection to people and other pets.  Basic principles, appropriate diagnostic tests and treatment options will be covered.

Feline Skin Diseases: Demodicosis is being recognized more often in our feline patients and can be difficult to manage.  Cheyletiellosis is another parasitic dermatosis seen more commonly in cats.  These diseases and other selected feline dermatologic conditions will be discussed

Justin Chandlr

AAS, CVT, LVT, VTS (ECC)

Technician

Cardiac Emergencies

Keep the Beat Alive (cardio pharmacology): We give medications to our patients every day, but do we understand what we are giving and why? By understanding the pharmacology of drugs we administer to our patients, veterinary technicians can provide more focused nursing care. We can look for possible side effects, be prepared for adverse reactions, and help to monitor the efficacy of therapy. Through client education, we can provide owners with the information they will need at home to help better provide care for their pets and ensure appropriate follow-up/monitoring. In this lecture we will review some of the common drug classes that are prescribed for our cardiac patients including diuretics, RAAS inhibitors, inotropes, and antiarrhythmic drugs. We want to develop the relationship between what is happening to our patient and why we are administering the medications we do so we can provide the best nursing care possible.

Beep…Beep…Beeeeeeep….ECG Basics/What are all those Bouncing Lines: The ECG is a common piece of equipment found in many veterinary practices of all types. It may be used as part of anesthetic monitoring, triage, CPR, and more. The ability to setup, analyze and interpret the ECG can mean the difference between life and death for your patient. This introductory lecture will review the electrical conductance cycle of the heart and how that becomes the waveforms we see on screen. We will conduct a systematic evaluation of the ECG strip to identify normal versus abnormal waveforms.

Beckie Mosser

RVT

Technicians

Pet Obesity and Parasites

The Whole Hospital Approach to Obesity Prevention: The effects of obesity are directly contributing to shorter live spans in our pets. Battling obesity in pets is a fight that must start at the vet’s office and begins with an understanding of the contributing factors to pet obesity, the tools available for the veterinary team to help combat pet obesity, and the reasons it will benefit your business to do so.

The Perils of Parasites: Life-long preventable disease. that is how we need to start thinking about and discussing many parasitic diseases in our companion animals. We need to bring passion for prevention and learn how to have discussions that speak to the values and priorities of our clients. When we educate, we advocate and that is what parasite prevention is all about!

Sarah Kolb

BAS, RVT, LAT, VTS (Exotic Companion Animals)

Technicians

Exotic Animals

Optimizing Exptic Companion Pet Husbandry: Veterinary technicians play a vital role in collecting husbandry information and educating owners on how to provide the best possible husbandry for their pets. This lecture will focus on optimizing husbandry practices for exotic companion pets.

 

Exotic Companion Animal Handling and Sample Collection: This lecture will discuss fear-free handling concepts for capture and restraint of small mammals, birds, and reptiles in the veterinary hospital. Special handling considerations of ill animals and methods of sample collection will also be examined.

Fluid Therapy in Exotic Animals: This lecture will review the basic concepts of fluid therapy and how those concepts can be applied to companion exotic pets.

Jennifer Serling

CVT, VTES, BVSc

Technicians

Equine Diseases and Large Animal Zoonotic Diseases

Equine Diseases: Illness in horses can be catastrophic for both the owner and the animal. Early detection can prevent widespread diseases in a herd and reduce economic loss. Many diseases can be eliminated by adhering to recommended vaccinations and others can be minimized with proper diagnosis and treatment. We will discuss the most commonly seen equine viral, bacterial, parasitic, and metabolic diseases.

Large Animal Zoonotic Diseases: Livestock and equids can be potential threats to human health. This presentation will cover some of the most common zoonotic diseases seen in these species and what preventative measures can be taken as well as what to watch out for when working with large animals.

Kristen Cooley

BA, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia)

Technicians

Blood Pressure and Pain Management

Under Pressure – Perioperative Blood Pressure Management: Adequate blood pressure is necessary to deliver oxygen and nutrients to all tissues in the body. Monitoring blood pressure perioperatively is important but knowing how to react to abnormal readings is even more important. This lecture will review basic cardiovascular physiology and how blood pressure can affect patient morbidity and mortality. The best way to monitor blood pressure, as well as troubleshooting issues and what to do when readings are abnormal, will also be covered.

The Physiology of Pain: Pain signals travel along a certain path on their way up to the brain. By understanding this pathway we are able to treat pain more effectively by augmenting the pain signal within the nervous system. This lecture focuses on how our bodies react to painful stimuli, how we can detect those signals, and what we can do to mitigate it.

Justin Duval

DVM DACVECC

Sponsored by:

Technicians

Hyponatremia

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