2022 Spring Conference
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Chase Center on the Riverfront
Wilmington, Delaware

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Companion Animal Track

Amelia White, DVM, MS, DACVD

Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn, AL

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Alternatives to Antibiotics for Canine Pyoderma

Antibiotic-resistant superficial bacterial folliculitis (pyoderma) is on the rise. This lecture will focus on the causes of antibiotic-resistance and updated recommendations topical management techniques for these complicated cases. Objectives include learning to recognize and appropriately treat antibiotic-resistant skin infections and following guidelines to avoid contributing to antibiotic resistance. We will discuss how to avoid antibiotic use and implement alternative antibiotic-free therapies for treating superficial bacterial folliculitis.

Streamlining the Allergy Work-Up in Itchy Dogs

Within the last several years, new antipruritic medications have been introduced to the market for use in small animal dermatology. However, finding a plan to control itch in allergic dogs is still challenging. This lecture will share tips for taking an organized approach to itchy dogs to improve successful case outcomes and make pet owners happy.

Tips for Managing Otitis Externa in Dogs

Otitis is one of the most common reasons a pet owner brings their dog to the vet. Otitis has
many primary and secondary causes, as well as predisposing and perpetuating factors. Diagnosis can be tricky, but is vital to understanding the underlying cause of the otitis. Treating the primary disease will be of vital importance when controlling otitis long-term. Best treatment approaches for acute versus chronic cases of otitis will be reviewed.

What’s That? Mystery Cases in Dermatology

We all have been stumped with some strange skin cases! Sometimes these cases are impossible to diagnose, but most of the time a stepwise approach will get you an accurate diagnosis. Have fun as we explore some odd case presentations and work together to reach a diagnosis.

Large Animal Track


Jacques Jenny Endowed Term Chair of Orthopedic Surgery, New Bolton Center
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Kennett Square, PA

Treatment of Joint Disease in the Horse

Joint injuries and osteoarthritis are ubiquitous in equine medicine. This lecture will provide an update on current therapeutics and discuss the evidence to support their use.

The Clinical Application of Advanced Imaging for Sport Horses

Diagnostic imaging for the horse has advanced at the speed of light in the past 20 years. The addition of 3D imaging to the equine veterinarian’s arsenal has not only helped provide definitive diagnoses but has better informed treatment. This lecture will discuss the current diagnostic imaging modalities available and will provide case examples to support the use of advanced imaging.

Soft Tissue Injuries in the Sport Horse: Can Regenerative Medicine Help?

Soft tissue injuries heal poorly and are prone to re-injury. We will discuss regenerative medicine options and investigate whether they can improve outcomes in horses with various soft tissue injuries.

Managing Penetrating Wounds of Synovial Structures

Horses have a unique talent for injuring their limbs. Penetrating wounds can be challenging to diagnose and even more difficult to treat. This lecture will focus on diagnosis, treatment and outcomes in horses with penetrating wounds of various synovial structures.

Veterinary Technology Track

Alison Gottlieb, BS, CVT, VTS(ECC)

Education Coordinator, Hickory Veterinary Hospital, Plymouth Meeting, PA

Blocked Cats…So Much More Than a Urethra

Feline urinary obstruction and frequently present at every clinic. Five percent of all cats fall into this category. The discussion will encompass triage to discharge, pathology, treatment and new information.

Fluid Therapy and Medical Math

We will discuss of the importance of fluid therapy for their patients. Demystify the confusion between crystalloids and colloids as well as potential applications of each. Fluid choices, additives and electrolytes are discussed in detail. Math causes most of us significant stress. It doesn’t have to be that way. We will break it down in a way that makes sense without anxiety. We will begin with the basics and discuss tips and tricks to build skills without pain.

Feline Handling: No Bad Cats, Just a Bad Day

No dogs allowed! Cats only. They are very different and should be treated as such. Emphasis will be placed on what makes them such special patients. Feline handling and restraint, housing and feeding are a few of the challenges faced when working with cats. These patients are just good cats having a bad day; let’s work on making their day a little better.

DM, Very Sweet Patients

This presentation covers the disease process, diagnostics, and treatment in a manner that all levels of the team will gain a better understanding. Then delves more heavily into treatment of the emergency DKA, as well as the pH imbalances that go along with it.