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Central Washington CE

by Jeremy Gallman, DVM

Ellensburg, WA


June 2, 2024



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About the Event

June 2, 2024

Central Washington University
Student Union Room, 215CD
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Canine Hypoadrenocorticism: Research-Driven Medicine

I utilize evidence-based medicine thru present day showing alternative ways to test for primary (atypical and typical) and secondary hypoadrenocorticism in dogs (screening and differentiation tests), including different and more cost-effective (for practice and owner) ACTH stim methods. I highlight differences in atypical and typical and the fact we know there exists a continuum between the two, and I provide methods to determine primary vs. secondary IOT rule out wasteful use of clients’ time and money/clinic resources when creating patient monitoring/lab recheck plans. I also use a couple of short cases to demonstrate some unusual Addison’s presentations and how they were each managed (one Yorkie POA and one Belgian Malinois MWD). Pursuant to your trauma/ER theme mentioned on the phone, these cases and the didactic portion of the session will cover fluid management, stabilizing steroid needs +/- electrolyte dyscrasias, hypoglycemic mgmt. and how to avoid causing hypoglycemia when treating hyperkalemia, etc.. I think this will appeal to those with an IM and/or ECC interest equally. One of my goals in teaching about this disease to any audience is always to increase everyone’s level of suspicion for this disease.

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Diabetic Ketoacidosis – Modern Threats and Management Strategies

I think DKA is an important topic at any time, but especially now that these new feline-specific SGLT2 cotransport inhibitors are coming out (bexagliflozin/Bexacat, velagliflozin/Senvelgo, others in horses and people as well), a non-insignificant number of diabetics on these drugs are presenting in euglycemic DKA. This is difficult to recognize if there is no level of suspicion/decent history of the pet/no one checks blood ketones (or a ketone meter is not available at all). I would discuss DKA dx and tx including fluid therapy and insulin mgmt. (IV CRI and IM methods), management of electrolytes with transcellular K +/- PHOS shifts, treatment of concurrent pancreatitis (common occurrence), feeding tube use (types, when to use which, caloric calculations, food selections based on nutritional content), why long lines/PICCs are so important vs. peripheral IVCs, and how to transition to home environment and avoid future recurrence through lifestyle changes, etc…

2:00 – 4:00 pm
Transferring Battlefield Canine Trauma Skills to General Practice

This session will cover methods for triaging an individual patient’s injuries in order to treat more effectively. This will cover how civilian veterinarians can incorporate battlefield medicine’s transformation of the old ABCs paradigm (airway, breathing, circulation) into our current M3ARCH2 PAWS principles – Muzzle/Massive Hemorrhage/Medication; Airway/Respiration/Circulation; Hypothermia/Head Trauma followed by Pain (Analgesic)/Antibiotics/Wound Mgmt. (Dressing/Eye Wound)/Splint. Inherent to these principles will be tasks including thoracocentesis, tracheostomy, hasty vs. deliberate muzzles (SWOT-T vs. human-type (think combat action tourniquets) tourniquets), aFAST/tFAST, etc.. (I will ensure this is applicable/transferrable to civilian veterinarians.)

Guest Parking Information

Parking Permits
All University parking lots require a parking permit from 7:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, unless otherwise noted. Within certain lots some spaces are posted and enforced 24 hours per day, seven days per week. It is the visitor’s responsibility to ensure they are following any posted rules and obtaining any necessary permits.

ALL PARKING PASSES ARE VIRTUAL. Vehicle hangtags are no longer being used. Parking is monitored by license plate. Those purchasing a permit will need to know the license plate number of the vehicle being used day of. There is no physical parking pass.

Visitors now have 3 ways to purchase a $6.00 virtual daily permit. A credit card is required. (Cash/change is not accepted). Be aware: the Parking Enforcement License Plate Reader will scan your physical license plate to see if you have a permit for the area. Inaccurate or incomplete license plate entries that do not match your license plate will result in a citation.

  1. Click here to go to our Parking Services webpage. Select VISITOR DAILY PERMITS, click on “create one” to make an account, and follow prompts to buy a virtual daily permit.
  2. Use the QR code on our new parking lot signs to buy a virtual daily permit. Capture the QR code then scroll down to “create one” to make an account. Follow the prompts.
  3. Purchase a virtual daily permit at a kiosk in lot I-15 (SURC) or G-16 (near Starbucks). An additional kiosk will soon be located in lot Q-14 (Nicholson Pavilion).

Virtual daily parking permits are only valid on the day they are purchased. Virtual daily parking permits expire at midnight of the purchase date. At this time, there is not an option to purchase a daily permit in advance.

NOTE: If you have been given a parking pass code from your event organizer, it cannot be used online. They must be entered at a kiosk on-site.

Click here for a color-coded map of parking lots. I-15 and H-15 are general/non-overnight lots that are closest to the SURC.

Government vehicles are exempt and may park free with government license plates.

The only free parking available off campus is on city streets outside of the Residential Parking Zones (RPZ). Parking in City designated RPZ zones without the proper city permit will result in a ticket.

About the Speaker

Major Jeremy Gallman is the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Veterinary Internship Clinical Instructor. He is an Active Duty US Army Veterinary Clinical Medicine Officer with 11 years time in service. He is double-boarded as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine). He completed veterinary school at Auburn University in 2012 and his small animal internal medicine residency and Master’s in Biomedical Sciences at Auburn University again in 2022.

Event Pricing








* Technicians can be added to a waitlist and will be contacted the week prior to the CE Event if spots are available to attend.

4 hours available. The WSVMA is an approved source of Continuing Education in the State of Washington.

Included in your registration are scientific proceedings. Food and snacks will also be provided.

Scientific proceedings prepared by speakers will be emailed out the Friday before the CE.

Cancellations received by May 23 will have $10 deducted for processing fees. There will be no refunds for no-shows who have not notified the WSVMA after May 31.

The WSVMA is committed to providing a safe and healthy facility for its and attendees. We will be following the most stringent policy required at the time the event is held and will also be following whichever rules may be put in place by the facility itself, the city of Renton, and/or the State of Washington. Accordingly, any of the current terms of service may be changed. Covid requirements can change rapidly, and we will endeavor to keep exhibitors up to date to the best of our ability.

Questions surrounding this policy can be directed to the WSVMA office at [email protected] or by calling (425) 396-3191.