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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass 4-hour Intensive – Canine and Feline Respiratory Disease

December 9, 2022

Join us on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023 from 12 – 4pm at Renton Technical College for one of our premier WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Intensives, Canine & Feline Respiratory Disease, featuring Dr. Stephan Carey. The event is sponsored by Zoetis and will provide current diagnostic and therapeutic updates on common respiratory diseases in dogs and cats, with an emphasis on etiopathogenesis and pathophysiology as a means of justifying the diagnostic and therapeutic approach.

Dr. Carey will cover the following topics:

Pathology of Feline Chronic Rhinitis

The purpose of this session will be to review normal nasal structure and function, to provide the basis for a diagnostic and therapeutic approach to chronic nasal disease that can be largely accomplished without referral, and to provide insights into potential causes of treatment failure or relapses.

Canine Chronic Bronchitis and Bronchomalacia

Chronic bronchitis (CB) is the most common chronic respiratory impairment in dogs. Left untreated, this condition will lead to progressive morbidity due to cough, exercise intolerance, and hypoxemia. This session will focus on the diagnostic approach and therapeutic management of the patient with chronic bronchitis and bronchomalacia, including identification and management of late-stage complications.

Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex I: Pathogenesis and Prevention, and Outbreak Management

An understanding of the complex relationship between these primary respiratory pathogens and the respiratory immune system is crucial to the development of strategies to effectively treat and prevent CIRD. The objective of this presentation is to provide an update on our current understanding of the interactions between the canine immune system and the classical and emerging respiratory pathogens underlying this disease complex. In the first session, we will review the components of the intact mechanical, innate, and adaptive canine respiratory immune system in health, and describe how this leads to effective immunologic strategies for disease prevention.

Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex II: Outbreak Management

The emergence from COVID-19 isolation has been associated with an increase in reports of CIRD outbreaks. In the second hour, we will discuss epidemiological and environmental factors contributing to increases in CIRD outbreaks, and discuss immunologic and non-immunologic strategies to mitigate infection risk during disease outbreaks.

Stephan A. Carey, DVM, PhD, DACVIM is an Associate Professor and the Associate Chairperson of the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Carey completed his undergraduate training in Biological Anthropology at Duke University, and obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He completed a Small Animal Rotating Internship and residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine, both at Michigan State University. After his clinical training, he obtained his PhD in Comparative Medicine and Integrative Toxicology, also from Michigan State University.

The program will be held at Renton Technical College and will provide four (4) hours of high-quality continuing education.

Register today at the WSVMA website.


Posted December 9, 2022