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Small Animal Program

Canine and Feline Nutrition Dry Lab

Avi R. Deshmukh, DVM, PhD   /   Royal Canin USA   /   Beaver Falls, PA

In this interactive, hands-on session we will discuss practical, relevant information to help increase your awareness and comfort with clinical nutrition. Using a combination of presentations, discussions, and small group activities at rotating stations, the topics will include evaluating pet foods and ingredients, reading labels, calculating and creating feeding plans, and managing multiple nutritional issues.

Behavior Problems of Dogs and Cats

Leticia Fanucchi, DVM, PhD   /   Washington State University   /   Pullman, WA

Dr. Fanucchi will discuss the most common behaviors in dogs and cats.

Chemotherapy Update

Barbara E. Kitchell, DVM, PhD, DACVIM – Internal Medicine and Oncology   /   VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center   /   Tijeras, NM

Session description coming soon.

Understanding and Controlling Seizures – A Clinician’s Guide to the Irritable Cerebral Cortex

Karen Kline, DVM, DACVIM – Neurology   /   VCA Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle   /   Seattle, WA

Dr. Kline’s presentation on seizure management will begin with a discussion of the seizure pathophysiology and a discussion of seizure types. We will then explore the anticonvulsants commonly used in the seizure patient and also discuss emergent seizure management. The lecture will give practical tips for the challenging management of seizures and the audience will be encouraged to give their opinion on challenging seizure cases.

Canine and Feline Nutrition Dry Lab

Catherine Lenox, DVM, DACVN   /   Royal Canin USA   /   St. Charles, MO

In this interactive, hands-on session we will discuss practical, relevant information to help increase your awareness and comfort with clinical nutrition. Using a combination of presentations, discussions, and small group activities at rotating stations, the topics will include evaluating pet foods and ingredients, reading labels, calculating and creating feeding plans, and managing multiple nutritional issues.

Treatment of Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia

Whitney R. Nelson, DVM, DACVIM – Internal Medicine   /   Pet Emergency Clinic and Referral Center   /   Spokane, WA

Dr. Nelson’s presentation covers treatment options for immune mediated hemolytic anemia, focusing on the canine patient. This presentation will cover acute and chronic management strategies for IMHA.

Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia, Part I: Diagnosis

Kristin Schafgans, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)   /   Pet Emergency Clinic and Referral Center   /   Spokane, WA

Dr. Schafgans will provide a brief overview of types of anemia and then focus on the initial diganosis of Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia.

Spay and Neuter: What Do All These Newly Reported Health Risks Mean and Do They Change Recommendations to Clients

Lisa Parshley, DVM, PhD, DACVIM – Oncology   /   Olympia Veterinary Cancer Center   /   Olympia, WA

Session description coming soon.

Challenging Gastrointestinal Cases Requiring Medicine and Surgery

Howard B. Seim, III, DVM, DACVS   /   Colorado State University   /   Fort Collins, CO

In these sessions, Drs. Simpson and Seim will use a case-based approach to present information concerning medical and surgical management of challenging gastrointestinal disorders. The lectures will be taught using a team-approach to ensure that accurate diagnostics as well as appropriate medical and surgical treatment is provided. There will be extensive use of video to accentuate teaching of surgical techniques and medical procedures. Audience input will be encouraged throughout the lectures.

Challenging Gastrointestinal Cases Requiring Medicine and Surgery

Kenneth W. Simpson, BVM&S, PhD, DACVIM, DECVIM   /   Cornell University   /   Ithica, NY

In these sessions, Drs. Simpson and Seim will use a case-based approach to present information concerning medical and surgical management of challenging gastrointestinal disorders. The lectures will be taught using a team-approach to ensure that accurate diagnostics as well as appropriate medical and surgical treatment is provided. There will be extensive use of video to accentuate teaching of surgical techniques and medical procedures. Audience input will be encouraged throughout the lectures.

Canine and Feline Nutrition Dry Lab

Melinda A. Wood, DVM, DACVIM   /   Royal Canin USA   /   Mesa, AZ

In this interactive, hands-on session we will discuss practical, relevant information to help increase your awareness and comfort with clinical nutrition. Using a combination of presentations, discussions, and small group activities at rotating stations, the topics will include evaluating pet foods and ingredients, reading labels, calculating and creating feeding plans, and managing multiple nutritional issues.