Veterinary Nutritionist, Veterinary Clinical Nutrition
Cut the calories while managing food motivation and without sacrificing essential nutrients. This session will include a review of the consequences of overweightness, getting clients on board with weight loss, the power of good diet history, and weight loss strategies using three example cases.
There are several nutritional strategies to managing GI disease (low fat, high fiber, low fiber, hypoallergenic, homemade), how do you navigate the options? This session will include a review of nutritional strategies to managing GI disease, with a focus on chronic diarrhea, and present example cases.
Veterinary Ophthalmologist, BluePearl Christiana, Newark, Delaware
Discussions on ocular anatomy, ocular examination equipment, and ocular examination techniques to help recognize pathology and develop diagnoses. Specific attention will be paid to recognizing ocular inflammation and approaches to treatment.
Discussions on how to identify ocular conditions that require immediate attention and how to develop initial treatment plans. A specific focus on medical vs. surgical conditions and information that will help you determine if a referral is indicated.
Internal Medicine Specialist, Rhinebeck Equine, Rhinebeck, New York
Program Director, Rowan College of South Jersey, Sewell, New Jersey
Blood pressure measurement is an important vital parameter in small animal patients. Invasive vs non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP) measurement will be discussed. Doppler vs oscillometric devices, their use, limitations, and recommendations for obtaining consistent and accurate values will be stressed.
This lecture will focus on the two most common adrenal diseases in small animals – Addison’s disease and Cushing’s syndrome.
The presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia will be discussed. Special focus will be on the role of the veterinary technician in these cases and the importance of owner education in the successful treatment of this disease.
This lecture will provide participants with a strong foundation in the principles of small animal transfusion medicine including: blood type systems, pre-transfusion diagnostics, transfusion administration, and recognition and treatment of transfusion reactions.