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Companion Animal Track

John Lewis, VMD, FAVD, DAVDC

Co-Owner, Veterinary Dentistry Specialists & Founder, Silo Academy Education Center, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

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Just Flap It…Surgical Extractions in Dogs and Cats

Sometimes it is necessary to extract a firmly rooted tooth. Trying to extract large, firmly rooted premolar, molar or canine teeth without raising a mucoperiosteal flap is analogous to trying to exit a building through a window instead of a door. It can be done, but not reliably, and not without much frustration! This lecture will discuss common surgical approach to firmly rooted teeth.

Dental/Maxillofacial Imaging in Dogs and Cats

This presentation will discuss the radiographic and tomographic interpretation of common and uncommon oral and maxillofacial conditions in dogs and cats.

Feline Frustration…Stomatitis and Tooth Resorption in Cats

This presentation will discuss some of the most frustrating oral diseases that we see in practice. Stomatitis and tooth resorption are common and their etiologies are not completely understood. We’ll discuss commonly held beliefs and accepted treatments.

Oral Tumors in Dogs and Cats:  How to Deal with Them

This presentation will discuss the approach to initial diagnosis and definitive treatment of benign and malignant oral tumors in dogs and cats.

Wellbeing Track

Carrie Jurney, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

President, Not One More Vet & Owner, Jurney Veterinary Neurology 

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An Introduction to Mindfulness

If you’ve ever wondered what all the mindfulness hype is about, this lecture is for you.  In this workshop, Dr. Jurney of Not One More Vet (NOMV) will break down some of the science behind mindfulness and discuss its benefit.  We’ll also be trying some of the more approachable exercises to level up our mindfulness skills.  Learn to silence your inner critic and feed your inner observer.  We promise no yoga poses or incense will be required!

Emotional Intelligence Bootcamp (Part 1)

Studies have shown that training your emotional intelligence decreases burnout amongst physicians.  Managers with high emotional intelligence have happier employees.  People with high emotional intelligence get higher test scores, better performance reviews, and even make more money.  In part 1 of this workshop, we’re going to do some of the hard work of getting to know ourselves.  What are your strengths?  Your weaknesses?  What are your core values?  How do others perceive you?  Come find out!

Emotional Intelligence Bootcamp (Part 2)

In part 2 of Emotional Intelligence Bootcamp, we’ll be putting our new skills to work in our interpersonal relationships.  These are techniques battle-tested in veterinary clinics.  Do you know how to practice empathy with emotional safety?  How can we talk to that screaming client without letting it ruin our whole day?  How can you process that nasty yelp review so you can pen a professional response?  Come work on these skills with Dr. Jurney of Not One More Vet (NOMV).


Failure, mistakes, anything but absolute perfection can be a hard pill to swallow in medicine.  But the reality is medicine is practiced by human beings, and human beings make mistakes.  We fail.  We fumble.  Sometimes we royally screw up.  The good news is nothing teaches us better than failure, but we have to be able to hear the lessons.  In this workshop, Dr. Jurney will lead you through some exercises so you can learn from your failures and bounce back faster.

Large Animal Track

Nicole Scherrer, DVM, DACVO

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, New Bolton Center, Kennett Square, PA

The General Ophthalmology Exam

This presentation will go through the equine eye exam from start to finish. At the end the listener should feel comfortable with examination of the anterior and posterior segments including the fundic exam. We will also discuss common diagnostics used such as: fluorescein stain, schirmer tear test, tonometry, corneal cytology and corneal culture.

Adnexal Disease

We will discuss how to diagnose and treat common adnexal diseases in the horse. We will focus on the treatment options for entropion, repair and post-operative care of eyelid lacerations, and the various treatment options for eyelid neoplasia.

Equine Corneal Disease

The focus of this lecture will be on complicated nonulcerative keratitis cases. The listener will learn how to decide what the primary cause of the nonulcerative keratitis is and what treatment options would be best. We will also briefly discuss nonulcerative keratitis including diagnosis and treatment of immune mediated keratitis and stromal abscesses.

Uveitis and the Sequelae

We will discuss Equine Recurrent Uveitis and the many complications that can accompany this disease. The listener will learn the pros and cons of medical versus surgical management of uveitis and some of the newer treatment options that are being explored.

Veterinary Technology Track

Danielle Browning, LVMT, VTS (Surgery)

LACS Operating Room Technician, University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine

Aseptic Technique: Preparation of the Patient, Surgical Team, OR, and Equipment

Aseptic technique is used to reduce the incidence of surgical site infections.  This lecture will cover the patient and personnel preparation.  Provide an update on antiseptics, operating room set-up, OR etiquette, and proper instrument care and sterilization.

Instrument Care and Storage

This lecture will focus on how to properly care and maintain your surgery instruments, as well on how to properly store your instruments to ensure their sterility.

Did I Do That? Preventable Complications in the OR

From avoiding cautery burns and skin prep irritation to preventing surgical fires or hypothermia, and more. This lecture will talk about how to avoid these and other unfortunate complications that can occur during surgery.

The 3 R’s of Surgical Site Infections: Reduce, Recognize and Resolve

This lecture will discuss the factors that can increase the risk of surgical site infections with simple steps the technician can follow to reduce those risks for their patient.  The technician should be able to recognize potential problems that may result in an infection as well as understand the treatments needed to resolve the infection.