Clinical Program

Veterinary Medicine LogoOpen to veterinarians, technicians, practice managers, and students, CVC clinical sessions provide real-world information — rich with practical tips and takeaways, designed for daily patient care. Furthering CVC’s commitment to world-class CE in an attendee-focused setting, clinical sessions cover the spectrum of disciplines — from anesthesia to urology.

Presented by some of the most notable names in the profession — Dr. John Ciribassi, Dr. India Lane, Dr. Denis Marcellin-Little, Dr. Sandra Manfra Marretta — clinical courses deliver cutting-edge content in the personalized environment that sets CVC apart.

DateTimeTypeTopicSpeakerDescription
Thursday Dec. 4, 201412:30 - 1:30 PMLectureBehaviorDr. J. CiribassiCanine body language
Thursday Dec. 4, 20141:40 - 2:40 PMLectureBehaviorDr. J. CiribassiSibling rivalry in dogs
Thursday Dec. 4, 20142:50 - 3:50 PMLectureBehaviorDr. J. CiribassiThunderstorms and noise phobia in dogs
Thursday Dec. 4, 20144:00 - 5:00 PMLectureBehaviorDr. J. CiribassiCompulsive disorders in dogs
Thursday Dec. 4, 20145:15 - 6:15 PMLectureBehaviorDr. J. CiribassiFear-based aggression in dogs
Thursday Dec. 4, 201412:30 - 1:30 PMLectureClinical PharmacologyDr. L. WittenburgCancer chemotherapy in general practice: What you need to know (Part 1)
Thursday Dec. 4, 20141:40 - 2:40 PMLectureClinical PharmacologyDr. L. WittenburgCancer chemotherapy in general practice: What you need to know (Part 2)
Thursday Dec. 4, 20142:50 - 3:50 PMLectureClinical PharmacologyDr. L. WittenburgJudicious antimicrobial use: How can we optimize efficacy and reduce resistance?
Thursday Dec. 4, 20144:00 - 5:00 PMLectureClinical PharmacologyDr. L. WittenburgTherapeutic drug monitoring: Who, what, when, why, and how?
Thursday Dec. 4, 20145:15 - 6:15 PMLectureClinical PharmacologyDr. L. WittenburgAn ounce of prevention: Drug-drug interactions and adverse drug reactions
Thursday Dec. 4, 201412:30 - 1:30 PMLectureCritical CareDr. T. HackettEmergency triage
Thursday Dec. 4, 20141:40 - 2:40 PMLectureCritical CareDr. T. HackettRespiratory emergencies in cats
Thursday Dec. 4, 20142:50 - 3:50 PMLectureCritical CareDr. T. HackettRespiratory emergencies in dogs
Thursday Dec. 4, 20144:00 - 5:00 PMLectureCritical CareDr. T. HackettTreating shock (Part 1)
Thursday Dec. 4, 20145:15 - 6:15 PMLectureCritical CareDr. T. HackettTreating shock (Part 2)
Thursday Dec. 4, 201412:30 - 1:30 PMLectureDentistryDr. S. Manfra MarrettaWhy you need high quality digital dental radiographs and how to get them
Thursday Dec. 4, 20141:40 - 2:40 PMLectureDentistryDr. S. Manfra MarrettaI got the shot, now what? Interpretation of dental radiographs in dogs and cats
Thursday Dec. 4, 20142:50 - 3:50 PMLectureDentistryDr. S. Manfra MarrettaHow to recognize common and uncommon dental and oral lesions in dogs
Thursday Dec. 4, 20144:00 - 5:00 PMLectureDentistryDr. S. Manfra MarrettaHow to recognize common and uncommon dental and oral lesions in cats
Thursday Dec. 4, 20145:15 - 6:15 PMLectureDentistryDr. S. Manfra MarrettaCase-based canine and feline dental and oral pathology review
Thursday Dec. 4, 201412:30 - 1:30 PMLectureDermatologyDr. S. TorresThe practical approach to the pruritic dog
Thursday Dec. 4, 20141:40 - 2:40 PMLectureDermatologyDr. S. TorresThe practical approach to the pruritic cat
Thursday Dec. 4, 20142:50 - 3:50 PMLectureDermatologyDr. S. TorresChronic otitis in dogs: Am I dreaming or is this truly a nightmare?
Thursday Dec. 4, 20144:00 - 5:00 PMLectureDermatologyDr. S. TorresManaging canine atopic dermatitis: Are we any better off now than 10 years ago?
Thursday Dec. 4, 20145:15 - 6:15 PMLectureDermatologyDr. S. TorresAn overview of adverse food reactions
Thursday Dec. 4, 201412:30 - 1:30 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. E. ColleranRelationship boot camp - Connect and they will come (Part 1)
Thursday Dec. 4, 20141:40 - 2:40 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. E. ColleranRelationship boot camp - Connect and they will come (Part 2)
Thursday Dec. 4, 20142:50 - 3:50 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. E. ColleranSee more cats! - Make Cat Friendly a reality (Part 1)
Thursday Dec. 4, 20144:00 - 5:00 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. E. ColleranSee more cats! - Make Cat Friendly a reality (Part 2)
Thursday Dec. 4, 20145:15 - 6:15 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. E. ColleranConcord with cats: Avoiding the rodeo
Thursday Dec. 4, 201412:30 - 1:30 PMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. K. SimpsonMedical management of gastric disease
Thursday Dec. 4, 20141:40 - 2:40 PMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. K. SimpsonManaging chronic enteropathies in dogs (Part 1)
Thursday Dec. 4, 20142:50 - 3:50 PMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. K. SimpsonManaging chronic enteropathies in dogs (Part 2)
Thursday Dec. 4, 20144:00 - 5:00 PMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. K. SimpsonPancreatitis in cats
Thursday Dec. 4, 20145:15 - 6:15 PMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. K. SimpsonPancreatitis in dogs
Thursday Dec. 4, 201412:30 - 1:30 PMLectureImagingDr. W. DrostI have an ultrasound machine and some needles: How do I aspirate stuff?
Thursday Dec. 4, 20141:40 - 2:40 PMLectureImagingDr. W. DrostUrinary sonography: A good place to start
Thursday Dec. 4, 20142:50 - 3:50 PMLectureImagingDr. W. DrostPulmonary patterns and how to use them in radiography
Thursday Dec. 4, 20144:00 - 5:00 PMLectureImagingDr. W. DrostRadiography for the masses: Abdominal masses
Thursday Dec. 4, 20145:15 - 6:15 PMLectureImagingDr. W. DrostMy puppy is limping: What do the x-rays show?
Thursday Dec. 4, 201412:30 - 1:30 PMLectureNeurologyDr. C. MarianiWhat's new in veterinary neurology?
Thursday Dec. 4, 20141:40 - 2:40 PMLectureNeurologyDr. C. MarianiA pain in the neck: Diagnosing and treating neck and back pain
Thursday Dec. 4, 20142:50 - 3:50 PMLectureNeurologyDr. C. MarianiIs it neuro or ortho? Sorting out lameness, paresis and dogs that won't get up
Thursday Dec. 4, 20144:00 - 5:00 PMLectureNeurologyDr. C. MarianiSeizures: Etiologies and developing a diagnostic plan
Thursday Dec. 4, 20145:15 - 6:15 PMLectureNeurologyDr. C. MarianiSeize the day: Treatment plans for the routine and difficult to control epileptic
Thursday Dec. 4, 201412:30 - 1:30 PMLectureNutritionDr. J. ArmstrongMedical and nutritional management of feline hepatic lipidosis
Thursday Dec. 4, 20141:40 - 2:40 PMLectureNutritionDr. J. ArmstrongMedical and nutritional management of acute gastroenteritis
Thursday Dec. 4, 20142:50 - 3:50 PMLectureNutritionDr. J. ArmstrongMedical and nutritional management of constipation in cats
Thursday Dec. 4, 20144:00 - 5:00 PMLectureNutritionDr. J. ArmstrongMedical and nutritional management of portosystemic shunts
Thursday Dec. 4, 20145:15 - 6:15 PMLectureNutritionDr. J. ArmstrongMedical and nutritional management of protein-losing enteropathy
Thursday Dec. 4, 201412:30 - 1:30 PMLecturePractical ImmunologyDr. R. SchultzEverything you need to know about immunology in a clinical practice
Thursday Dec. 4, 20141:40 - 2:40 PMLecturePractical ImmunologyDr. R. SchultzInterpreting diagnostic testing results for immunologic disorders and infectious diseases
Thursday Dec. 4, 20142:50 - 3:50 PMLecturePractical ImmunologyDr. R. SchultzCanine influenza virus: Is it a significant pathogen?
Thursday Dec. 4, 20144:00 - 5:00 PMLecturePractical ImmunologyDr. R. SchultzCanine infectious respiratory disease complex with an emphasis on canine influenza virus (CIV)
Thursday Dec. 4, 20145:15 - 6:15 PMLecturePractical ImmunologyDr. R. SchultzImmune-mediated diseases with an emphasis on autoimmune disorders of dogs
Thursday Dec. 4, 201412:30 - 1:30 PMLectureSoft Tissue SurgeryDr. R. BrightInitial management of wounds
Thursday Dec. 4, 20141:40 - 2:40 PMLectureSoft Tissue SurgeryDr. R. BrightPractical skin reconstructive methods
Thursday Dec. 4, 20142:50 - 3:50 PMLectureSoft Tissue SurgeryDr. R. BrightManaging perineal hernias
Thursday Dec. 4, 20144:00 - 5:00 PMLectureSoft Tissue SurgeryDr. R. BrightPyloric outflow obstruction in dogs
Thursday Dec. 4, 20145:15 - 6:15 PMLectureSoft Tissue SurgeryDr. R. BrightSplenic disorders requiring surgery
Thursday Dec. 4, 201412:30 - 1:30 PMLectureSports Medicine²Dr. D. Marcellin-LittleOrthopedic screening for sporting dogs
Thursday Dec. 4, 20141:40 - 2:40 PMLectureSports Medicine²Dr. D. Marcellin-LittleFitness and conditioning in sporting dogs
Thursday Dec. 4, 20142:50 - 3:50 PMLectureSports Medicine²Dr. D. Marcellin-LittleRehabilitation after injury or surgery in sporting dogs
Thursday Dec. 4, 20144:00 - 5:00 PMLectureSports Medicine²Dr. D. Marcellin-LittlePatellar luxations in sporting dogs
Thursday Dec. 4, 20145:15 - 6:15 PMLectureSports Medicine²Dr. D. Marcellin-LittleHip problems in sporting dogs
Thursday Dec. 4, 201412:30 - 1:30 PMLectureToxicologyDr. S. Gwaltney-BrantHot topics in clinical toxicology
Thursday Dec. 4, 20141:40 - 2:40 PMLectureToxicologyDr. S. Gwaltney-BrantPet foods and recalls
Thursday Dec. 4, 20142:50 - 3:50 PMLectureToxicologyDr. S. Gwaltney-BrantToxicology of drugs of abuse
Thursday Dec. 4, 20144:00 - 5:00 PMLectureToxicologyDr. S. Gwaltney-BrantToxicology of nutritional supplements and herbal products
Thursday Dec. 4, 20145:15 - 6:15 PMLectureToxicologyDr. S. Gwaltney-BrantManaging poisoning emergencies
Thursday Dec. 4, 201412:30 - 1:30 PMLectureUrologyDr. I. LaneRefractory feline cystitis
Thursday Dec. 4, 20141:40 - 2:40 PMLectureUrologyDr. I. LaneAcute azotemia in dogs and cats
Thursday Dec. 4, 20142:50 - 3:50 PMLectureUrologyDr. I. LaneFunctional urinary obstructions
Thursday Dec. 4, 20144:00 - 5:00 PMLectureUrologyDr. I. LaneChallenging urinary incontinence cases
Thursday Dec. 4, 20145:15 - 6:15 PMLectureUrologyDr. I. LaneTop ten urinary consult questions
Thursday Dec. 4, 20149:00 AM - 4:00 PMSponsored Symposium and Hands-On LabDr. A. LesserMMP for TTA. Additional fee required. Includes breakfast and lunch. Sponsored by Orthomed.
Friday Dec. 5, 20141:30 - 2:30 PMLectureAnesthesiaDr. B. Hay KrausThe joy of analgesia: My favorite recipes for multimodal Pain Management⁵
Friday Dec. 5, 20143:00 - 4:00 PMLectureAnesthesiaDr. B. Hay KrausSpecial anesthetic considerations: Managing higher-risk patients (Part 1)
Friday Dec. 5, 20144:20 - 5:20 PMLectureAnesthesiaDr. B. Hay KrausSpecial anesthetic considerations: Managing higher-risk patients (Part 2)
Friday Dec. 5, 20141:30 - 2:30 PMLectureAvian MedicineDr. T. RitzmanThe bald bird: Diagnosing and treating feather-destructive parrots
Friday Dec. 5, 20143:00 - 4:00 PMLectureAvian MedicineDr. T. RitzmanAir sacs to eggs: Avian emergency medicine
Friday Dec. 5, 20144:20 - 5:20 PMLectureAvian MedicineDr. T. RitzmanPractical avian nutrition
Friday Dec. 5, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureBehaviorDr. J. CiribassiResource guarding in dogs
Friday Dec. 5, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureBehaviorDr. J. CiribassiSeparation anxiety
Friday Dec. 5, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureBehaviorDr. J. CiribassiDermatology and behavior in cats and dogs
Friday Dec. 5, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureCardiologyDr. H. GreenPericardial disease
Friday Dec. 5, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureCardiologyDr. H. GreenInterventional cardiology: Where are we on this?
Friday Dec. 5, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureCardiologyDr. H. GreenDiagnosing and treating patients with syncope
Friday Dec. 5, 20141:30 - 2:30 PMLectureCardiologyDr. H. GreenDiagnosing and treating common congenital heart defects
Friday Dec. 5, 20143:00 - 4:00 PMLectureCardiologyDr. H. GreenManaging arterial thromboembolism in cats
Friday Dec. 5, 20144:20 - 5:20 PMLectureCardiologyDr. H. GreenStaging and treating patients with heart failure
Friday Dec. 5, 20141:30 - 2:30 PMLectureClinical PathologyDr. R. RaskinCytology of lumps and bumps
Friday Dec. 5, 20143:00 - 4:00 PMLectureClinical PathologyDr. R. RaskinCytology of internal organs
Friday Dec. 5, 20144:20 - 5:20 PMLectureClinical PathologyDr. R. RaskinWhen urine is like gold
Friday Dec. 5, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureCritical CareDr. T. HackettSmall animal trauma
Friday Dec. 5, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureCritical CareDr. T. HackettVascular access techniques
Friday Dec. 5, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureCritical CareDr. T. HackettTransfusion medicine
Friday Dec. 5, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureDentistryDr. S. Manfra MarrettaDecision making in dogs and cats with dental and oral trauma
Friday Dec. 5, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureDentistryDr. S. Manfra MarrettaDecision making and best techniques for simple, multi-rooted, and complicated surgical extractions in cats
Friday Dec. 5, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureDentistryDr. S. Manfra MarrettaDecision making and best techniques for simple, multi-rooted, and complicated surgical extractions in dogs
Friday Dec. 5, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureDermatologyDr. S. TorresAntibiotic guidelines for canine superficial pyoderma
Friday Dec. 5, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureDermatologyDr. S. TorresCommon pitfalls in veterinary dermatology
Friday Dec. 5, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureDermatologyDr. S. TorresDiagnosing and treating canine and feline demodicosis
Friday Dec. 5, 20141:30 - 2:30 PMLectureDermatologyDr. V. FadokUsing antibiotics wisely in the age of methicillin resistance
Friday Dec. 5, 20143:00 - 4:00 PMLectureDermatologyDr. V. FadokAtypical mycobacteriosis
Friday Dec. 5, 20144:20 - 5:20 PMLectureDermatologyDr. V. FadokAllergies in cats
Friday Dec. 5, 20141:30 - 2:30 PMLectureEndocrinologyDr. P. LathanUpdate on hypoadrenocorticism in dogs
Friday Dec. 5, 20143:00 - 4:00 PMLectureEndocrinologyDr. P. LathanUpdates on hyperthyroidism
Friday Dec. 5, 20144:20 - 5:20 PMLectureEndocrinologyDr. P. LathanAdvances in managing diabetic ketoacidosis
Friday Dec. 5, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. E. ColleranOn death and dying - Our privilege and anguish (Part 1)
Friday Dec. 5, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. E. ColleranOn death and dying - Our privilege and anguish (Part 2)
Friday Dec. 5, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. E. ColleranPractical approach to feline renal patients
Friday Dec. 5, 20141:30 - 2:30 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. I. RodanPreventing feline aggression at the veterinary practice
Friday Dec. 5, 20143:00 - 4:00 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. I. RodanOuch! How do you know your patient hurts?
Friday Dec. 5, 20144:20 - 5:20 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. I. RodanCats as pets and keeping them from returning to shelters
Friday Dec. 5, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. K. SimpsonDiarrhea: A diagnostic approach
Friday Dec. 5, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. K. SimpsonChronic diarrhea in cats
Friday Dec. 5, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. K. SimpsonChronic vomiting: What's the cause?
Friday Dec. 5, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureImagingDr. W. DrostAbnormal radiographic findings: When to look elsewhere
Friday Dec. 5, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureImagingDr. W. DrostWhat's your thoracic diagnosis?
Friday Dec. 5, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureImagingDr. W. DrostWhat's your abdominal diagnosis?
Friday Dec. 5, 20141:30 - 2:30 PMLectureImagingDr. R. WidmerRadiography for ER and critical care clinicians
Friday Dec. 5, 20143:00 - 4:00 PMLectureImagingDr. R. WidmerDealing with interstitial patterns: Can we make any sense of them?
Friday Dec. 5, 20144:20 - 5:20 PMLectureImagingDr. R. WidmerRadiography of the heart and pulmonary vessels
Friday Dec. 5, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureNeurologyDr. C. MarianiInflammatory brain and spinal cord diseases: More common than you think!
Friday Dec. 5, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureNeurologyDr. C. MarianiFull tilt! Diagnosing and managing vestibular dysfunction in dogs and cats
Friday Dec. 5, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureNeurologyDr. C. MarianiInteractive neurology case extravaganza
Friday Dec. 5, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureNutritionDr. J. ArmstrongNasoesophageal tubes: Placement and pitfalls
Friday Dec. 5, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureNutritionDr. J. ArmstrongEsophagostomy tubes: Placement and pitfalls
Friday Dec. 5, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureNutritionDr. J. ArmstrongGastrotomy tubes: Placement and pitfalls
Friday Dec. 5, 20141:30 - 2:30 PMLectureOphthalmology³Dr. E. MoellerOcular Pharmacology
Friday Dec. 5, 20143:00 - 4:00 PMLectureOphthalmology³Dr. E. MoellerRetrobulbar diseases in dogs and cats
Friday Dec. 5, 20144:20 - 5:20 PMLectureOphthalmology³Dr. R. BurwellUveitis
Friday Dec. 5, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureOrthopedicsDr. T. NooneAngular limb deformities: Diagnosis, principles of management, and surgical correction strategies
Friday Dec. 5, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureOrthopedicsDr. T. NoonePrinciples of fracture healing and fracture repair methodology
Friday Dec. 5, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureOrthopedicsDr. T. NooneManaging osteoarthritis in dogs
Friday Dec. 5, 20141:30 - 2:30 PMLectureOrthopedicsDr. T. NooneOrthopedic exam and gait evaluation: The forelimb
Friday Dec. 5, 20143:00 - 4:00 PMLectureOrthopedicsDr. T. NooneOrthopedic exam and gait evaluation: The rear limb
Friday Dec. 5, 20144:20 - 5:20 PMLectureOrthopedicsDr. T. NooneMedical and surgical management of juvenile orthopedic conditions
Friday Dec. 5, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLecturePractical ImmunologyDr. R. SchultzAntibody titer testing: How and why you want to do it in your practice
Friday Dec. 5, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLecturePractical ImmunologyDr. R. SchultzPreventing infectious diseases in an animal shelter
Friday Dec. 5, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLecturePractical ImmunologyDr. R. SchultzVaccines and effective vaccination programs for dogs
Friday Dec. 5, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureSoft Tissue SurgeryDr. R. BrightMyths, pitfalls, and misconceptions related to soft tissue surgery
Friday Dec. 5, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureSoft Tissue SurgeryDr. R. BrightBreathing made easier: Surgery to correct laryngeal paralysis
Friday Dec. 5, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureSoft Tissue SurgeryDr. R. BrightUnusual surgical cases involving the intestinal tract
Friday Dec. 5, 20141:30 - 2:30 PMLectureSoft Tissue SurgeryDr. C. AdinAn aid to wound healing: Vacuum-assisted wound closure
Friday Dec. 5, 20143:00 - 4:00 PMLectureSoft Tissue SurgeryDr. C. AdinCalcium oxalate ureteroliths in cats: Big kidney-little kidney syndrome
Friday Dec. 5, 20144:20 - 5:20 PMLectureSoft Tissue SurgeryDr. C. AdinOncologic surgery interactive cases: Know when to walk away and know when to run
Friday Dec. 5, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureToxicologyDr. S. Gwaltney-BrantCry me a liver: Hepatic toxicants
Friday Dec. 5, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureToxicologyDr. S. Gwaltney-BrantIntentional poisoning of animals: Forensic toxicology
Friday Dec. 5, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureToxicologyDr. S. Gwaltney-BrantDealing with mushroom exposures in pets
Friday Dec. 5, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureUrologyDr. I. LaneProstatic disease in dogs
Friday Dec. 5, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureUrologyDr. I. LaneUpdates on managing incontinence in dogs
Friday Dec. 5, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureUrologyDr. I. LaneLower urinary tract neoplasia
Friday Dec. 5, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureUSDA/NVAP⁴Dr. T. BehreModule 4 Preventing disease introduction and spread
Friday Dec. 5, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureUSDA/NVAP⁴Dr. D. BeckettModule 7 Foreign animal disease detection in Category 1 animals
Friday Dec. 5, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureUSDA/NVAP⁴Dr. J. DavisModule 9 Interstate and international health certificates for Category 1 animals
Friday Dec. 5, 20141:30 - 2:30 PMLectureUSDA/NVAP⁴Dr. M. GibsonModule 11 Sheep and goats: Disease awareness and health certificates
Friday Dec. 5, 20143:00 - 4:00 PMLectureUSDA/NVAP⁴Dr. J. DavisModule 21 Animals' fitness to travel
Friday Dec. 5, 20144:20 - 5:20 PMLectureUSDA/NVAP⁴Dr. T. BehreModule 22 Animal welfare: An introduction
Friday Dec. 5, 20148:00 AM - 12:00 NoonSponsored SymposiumDr. J GodboldLight years ahead - Class IV Laser Therapy. Educational support by Companion Therapy Laser.
Saturday Dec. 6, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureAnesthesiaDr. B. Hay KrausGetting friendly with dexmedetomidine
Saturday Dec. 6, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureAnesthesiaDr. B. Hay KrausManaging anesthetic complications (Part 1)
Saturday Dec. 6, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureAnesthesiaDr. B. Hay KrausManaging anesthetic complications (Part 2)
Saturday Dec. 6, 20141:45 - 2:45 PMLectureAnesthesiaDr. B. Hay KrausLocal analgesic and anesthetic blocks
Saturday Dec. 6, 20143:15 - 4:15 PMLectureAnesthesiaDr. B. Hay KrausWound infusion catheters: Instrumentation, placement, selection, and drug protocols
Saturday Dec. 6, 20144:45 - 5:45 PMLectureAnesthesiaDr. B. Hay KrausCapnography: The ins and outs of ventilation
Saturday Dec. 6, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureAvian MedicineDr. T. RitzmanBasic care and physical examination of backyard chickens
Saturday Dec. 6, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureAvian MedicineDr. T. RitzmanCommon diseases of backyard chickens
Saturday Dec. 6, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureAvian MedicineDr. T. RitzmanCloacal disorders and diseases of birds
Saturday Dec. 6, 20141:45 - 2:45 PMLectureBehaviorDr. D. HorwitzABCs of behavior: Interventions for the general practitioner
Saturday Dec. 6, 20143:15 - 4:15 PMLectureBehaviorDr. D. HorwitzMedical causes of behavior problems in dogs and cats
Saturday Dec. 6, 20144:45 - 5:45 PMLectureBehaviorDr. D. HorwitzA practical approach to managing urine marking in cats
Saturday Dec. 6, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureCardiologyDr. H. GreenReading ECGs and recognizing arrhythmia
Saturday Dec. 6, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureCardiologyDr. H. GreenChallenging cardiac cases: You are on the clock (Part 1)
Saturday Dec. 6, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureCardiologyDr. H. GreenChallenging cardiac cases: You are on the clock (Part 2)
Saturday Dec. 6, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureClinical PathologyDr. R. RaskinInsights on interpreting CBC results
Saturday Dec. 6, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureClinical PathologyDr. R. RaskinInsights on interpreting serum biochemistry panel results
Saturday Dec. 6, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureClinical PathologyDr. R. RaskinA look at the lymphoid system
Saturday Dec. 6, 20141:45 - 2:45 PMLectureCritical CareDr. V. CampbellCPR update
Saturday Dec. 6, 20143:15 - 4:15 PMLectureCritical CareDr. V. CampbellSIRS and sepsis update
Saturday Dec. 6, 20144:45 - 5:45 PMLectureCritical CareDr. V. CampbellManaging oliguric acute renal failure
Saturday Dec. 6, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureDermatologyDr. V. FadokEctoparasites in dogs and cats
Saturday Dec. 6, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureDermatologyDr. V. FadokTopical therapy
Saturday Dec. 6, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureDermatologyDr. V. FadokDermatophytosis
Saturday Dec. 6, 20141:45 - 2:45 PMLectureDermatologyDr. S. WhiteAutoimmune skin disease
Saturday Dec. 6, 20143:15 - 4:15 PMLectureDermatologyDr. S. WhiteCutaneous manifestations of internal disease
Saturday Dec. 6, 20144:45 - 5:45 PMLectureDermatologyDr. S. WhiteDermatology: In-house testing
Saturday Dec. 6, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLecturedvm360Leadership ChallengesJ. VolkFinancial health: How do you and your practice compare?
Saturday Dec. 6, 20149:30 - 10:30 AMLecturedvm360Leadership ChallengesVarious ExpertsBridging the financial and generational gaps in veterinary medicine
Saturday Dec. 6, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLecturedvm360Leadership ChallengesJ. VolkCapturing more cat clients
Saturday Dec. 6, 20141:30 - 2:30 PMLecturedvm360Leadership ChallengesVarious ExpertsGrowing your feline practice
Saturday Dec. 6, 20143:15 - 4:15 PMLecturedvm360Leadership ChallengesDr. J. BruntWorking with shelters: Allies or enemies?
Saturday Dec. 6, 20144:30 - 5:30 PMLecturedvm360Leadership ChallengesVarious ExpertsWhy veterinarians love - and hate - their local shelter
Saturday Dec. 6, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureEndocrinologyDr. P. LathanDiagnosing hyperadrenocorticism
Saturday Dec. 6, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureEndocrinologyDr. P. LathanTreating hyperadrencorticism
Saturday Dec. 6, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureEndocrinologyDr. P. LathanHow to get to the bottom of polyuria/polydipsia
Saturday Dec. 6, 20141:45 - 2:45 PMLectureExotic Animal MedicineDr. B. de la NavarrePractice tips in reptiles
Saturday Dec. 6, 20143:15 - 4:15 PMLectureExotic Animal MedicineDr. B. de la NavarreAdvances in reptilian and amphibian herpetoculture
Saturday Dec. 6, 20144:45 - 5:45 PMLectureExotic Animal MedicineDr. B. de la NavarreReptile and amphibian nutrition
Saturday Dec. 6, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. I. RodanContent cats: Making their home environment work
Saturday Dec. 6, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. I. Rodan10 tips to get cats back into practices
Saturday Dec. 6, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. I. RodanArthritis in cats
Saturday Dec. 6, 20141:45 - 2:45 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. M. ScherkVaccination update: The AAFP guidelines
Saturday Dec. 6, 20143:15 - 4:15 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. M. ScherkThe geriatric cat: Complex management with multiple disorders
Saturday Dec. 6, 20144:45 - 5:45 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. M. ScherkCompelling and clinically relevant updates from The Journal of Feline Medicine¹ & Surgery
Saturday Dec. 6, 20141:45 - 2:45 PMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. C. WebbThe GI tract starts before the GI: Oral and esophageal disorders
Saturday Dec. 6, 20143:15 - 4:15 PMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. C. WebbMaking a diagnosis: Setting yourself up for success
Saturday Dec. 6, 20144:45 - 5:45 PMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. C. WebbCrappy cat cases: A look at cat crap
Saturday Dec. 6, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureImagingDr. R. WidmerI do not have an ultrasound machine: What special radiographic procedures can I use instead?
Saturday Dec. 6, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureImagingDr. R. WidmerGetting the most from your abdominal ultrasound examination
Saturday Dec. 6, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureImagingDr. R. WidmerRadiography of fractures: Diagnosis, repair, and complications
Saturday Dec. 6, 20141:45 - 2:45 PMLectureInternal MedicineDr. P. WoodsEmerging infectious diseases
Saturday Dec. 6, 20143:15 - 4:15 PMLectureInternal MedicineDr. P. WoodsTargeted therapies
Saturday Dec. 6, 20144:45 - 5:45 PMLectureInternal MedicineDr. P. WoodsMetronomic chemotherapy: When less may be more
Saturday Dec. 6, 20141:45 - 2:45 PMLectureOncologyDr. M. ChildressWhen two is greater than three: An updated grading system and other advances in canine mast cell tumors
Saturday Dec. 6, 20143:15 - 4:15 PMLectureOncologyDr. M. ChildressCanine lymphomas (Part 1): Common presentations, diagnostic testing, and staging protocols
Saturday Dec. 6, 20144:45 - 5:45 PMLectureOncologyDr. M. ChildressCanine lymphomas (Part 2): Choosing the right chemotherapy protocol for your patients
Saturday Dec. 6, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureOphthalmology³Dr. N. MacLarenManaging complicated corneal ulcers
Saturday Dec. 6, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureOphthalmology³Dr. N. MacLarenLens disease: Medical vs surgical treatment
Saturday Dec. 6, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureOphthalmology³Dr. N. MacLarenThe 'red' conjunctiva: Making the correct diagnosis
Saturday Dec. 6, 20141:45 - 2:45 PMLectureOphthalmology³Dr. R. BurwellTen common mistakes to avoid in managing your eye cases
Saturday Dec. 6, 20143:15 - 4:15 PMLectureOphthalmology³Dr. E. MoellerGlaucoma: Advancements for an ancient disease
Saturday Dec. 6, 20144:45 - 5:45 PMLectureOphthalmology³Dr. R. BurwellOphthalmic surgery - Some for you, some for me
Saturday Dec. 6, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureOrthopedicsDr. T. NooneManaging patellar luxations
Saturday Dec. 6, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureOrthopedicsDr. T. NooneSurgery of the cranial cruciate-deficient stifle
Saturday Dec. 6, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureOrthopedicsDr. T. NooneWound management: Principles of coaptation and bandaging
Saturday Dec. 6, 20141:45 - 2:45 PMLecturePain Management⁵Dr. D. StramelAll about acupuncture: Theory, facts, and current evidence
Saturday Dec. 6, 20143:15 - 4:15 PMLecturePain Management⁵Dr. D. StramelMyofascial pain and intramuscular dry needling
Saturday Dec. 6, 20144:45 - 5:45 PMLecturePain Management⁵Dr. D. StramelWhat's new in treating chronic pain and osteoarthritis?
Saturday Dec. 6, 20141:45 - 2:45 PMLectureParasitologyDr. D. BowmanHeartworm in California: Where it is and how much is there?
Saturday Dec. 6, 20143:15 - 4:15 PMLectureParasitologyDr. D. BowmanHeartworm resistance: Should Californians worry?
Saturday Dec. 6, 20144:45 - 5:45 PMLectureParasitologyDr. D. BowmanBaylisascaris procyonis: California has it too
Saturday Dec. 6, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureSoft Tissue SurgeryDr. C. AdinTracheal surgery
Saturday Dec. 6, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureSoft Tissue SurgeryDr. C. AdinPractice pearls for performing perineal urethrostomies
Saturday Dec. 6, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureSoft Tissue SurgeryDr. C. AdinArtificial urethral sphincters in dogs
Saturday Dec. 6, 20148:30 AM - 11:30 AMSponsored SymposiumDr. J. KoPain Management Symposium. Educational support by Elanco.
Saturday Dec. 6, 201412:30 PM - 2:00 PMSponsored Lunch and LearnDr. D. BradleyClass IV Laser Therapy: Mechanisms and Parameters, Clinical Efficacy, and Clinical Applications. Educational support by K•Laser.
Saturday Dec. 6, 20149:00 AM - 4:00 PMSponsored SymposiumDr. J. JacksonAdvanced Stifle Repair Lecture and Lab: XGEN TTA. Additional fee required. Includes breakfast and lunch. Educational support by Securos.
Sunday Dec. 7, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureBehaviorDr. D. HorwitzThe silent epidemic: Anxiety in dogs
Sunday Dec. 7, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureBehaviorDr. D. HorwitzDo dogs mean to be mean? Understanding and helping aggressive dogs
Sunday Dec. 7, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureBehaviorDr. D. HorwitzTips for using behavioral strategies to improve weight loss in pets
Sunday Dec. 7, 20142:00 - 3:00 PMLectureBehaviorDr. D. HorwitzThe link between feline house soiling and intercat aggression: Treating them both
Sunday Dec. 7, 20143:10 - 4:10 PMLectureBehaviorDr. D. HorwitzCanine aggression toward unfamiliar people on walks and at the door
Sunday Dec. 7, 20144:20 - 5:20 PMLectureBehaviorDr. D. HorwitzUpdate on medications in behavioral medicine
Sunday Dec. 7, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureCritical CareDr. V. CampbellSedation of emergency patients
Sunday Dec. 7, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureCritical CareDr. V. CampbellCommon neurologic emergency cases
Sunday Dec. 7, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureCritical CareDr. V. CampbellRespiratory triage: Differentiating upper airway disease from lower airway disease
Sunday Dec. 7, 20142:00 - 3:00 PMLectureCritical CareDr. V. CampbellPulmonary thromboembolism and hypercoagulability
Sunday Dec. 7, 20143:10 - 4:10 PMLectureCritical CareDr. V. CampbellEmergency management of dystocia and neonatal resuscitation
Sunday Dec. 7, 20144:20 - 5:20 PMLectureCritical CareDr. V. CampbellAcute respiratory distress syndrome and acute lung injury
Sunday Dec. 7, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureDermatologyDr. S. WhiteBacterial skin infections
Sunday Dec. 7, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureDermatologyDr. S. WhiteFungal skin infections
Sunday Dec. 7, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureDermatologyDr. S. WhiteDermatology disasters
Sunday Dec. 7, 20142:00 - 3:00 PMLectureDermatologyDr. S. WhiteA practical guide to managing otitis externa
Sunday Dec. 7, 20143:10 - 4:10 PMLectureDermatologyDr. S. WhiteSkin diseases of rabbits and rodents
Sunday Dec. 7, 20144:20 - 5:20 PMLectureDermatologyDr. S. WhiteMiscellaneous diseases that fall through the cracks
Sunday Dec. 7, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureExotic Animal MedicineDr. B. de la NavarreIdentifying and treating parasites in reptiles and amphibians
Sunday Dec. 7, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureExotic Animal MedicineDr. B. de la NavarreRenal disease in reptiles
Sunday Dec. 7, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureExotic Animal MedicineDr. B. de la NavarreCommon medical, surgical, and dental conditions in rabbits, chinchillas, and guinea pigs
Sunday Dec. 7, 20142:00 - 3:00 PMLectureExotic Animal MedicineDr. B. de la NavarreCommon medical and surgical conditions in ferrets
Sunday Dec. 7, 20143:10 - 4:10 PMLectureExotic Animal MedicineDr. B. de la NavarreWorking with pet stores: Incorporating them into your practice
Sunday Dec. 7, 20144:20 - 5:20 PMLectureExotic Animal MedicineDr. B. de la NavarrePain in exotic animals
Sunday Dec. 7, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. M. ScherkHairballs: Hairy nuisance or a sign of disease?
Sunday Dec. 7, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. M. ScherkObesity: Winning the battle of the bulge takes more than a bag of food
Sunday Dec. 7, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. M. ScherkWellness programs for the well practice
Sunday Dec. 7, 20142:00 - 3:00 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. M. ScherkInteractive feline cases to exercise your brain
Sunday Dec. 7, 20143:10 - 4:10 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. M. ScherkDealing with that darned diabetic cat (Part 1)
Sunday Dec. 7, 20144:20 - 5:20 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. M. ScherkDealing with that darned diabetic cat (Part 2)
Sunday Dec. 7, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. C. WebbNutrition basics from a junk-food junkie
Sunday Dec. 7, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. C. WebbYellow cat cases: A look at yellow cats
Sunday Dec. 7, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. C. WebbFeline triaditis: Occam's razor or Hickam's dictum
Sunday Dec. 7, 20142:00 - 3:00 PMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. C. WebbFailed therapy: Adversity or opportunity
Sunday Dec. 7, 20143:10 - 4:10 PMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. C. WebbIs it IBD or lymphoma?
Sunday Dec. 7, 20144:20 - 5:20 PMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. C. WebbNovel therapies for chronic enteropathies
Sunday Dec. 7, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureInternal MedicineDr. P. WoodsThe bleeding dog
Sunday Dec. 7, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureInternal MedicineDr. P. WoodsNonregenerative anemia in dogs and cats
Sunday Dec. 7, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureInternal MedicineDr. P. WoodsRegenerative anemia in cats
Sunday Dec. 7, 20142:00 - 3:00 PMLectureInternal MedicineDr. P. WoodsImmune-mediated hemolytic anemia and immune-mediated thromobocytopenia in dogs
Sunday Dec. 7, 20143:10 - 4:10 PMLectureInternal MedicineDr. P. WoodsAccessing the bone marrow
Sunday Dec. 7, 20144:20 - 5:20 PMLectureInternal MedicineDr. P. WoodsBlood donation and blood transfusions in dogs and cats
Sunday Dec. 7, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureOncologyDr. M. ChildressComing down from the ivory tower: Practicing real-world oncology on a shoestring budget
Sunday Dec. 7, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureOncologyDr. M. ChildressUnderstanding histiocytic tumors in dogs and cats
Sunday Dec. 7, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureOncologyDr. M. ChildressRecent therapeutic advances in small animal medical oncology
Sunday Dec. 7, 20142:00 - 3:00 PMLectureOncologyDr. M. ChildressManaging oncologic emergencies
Sunday Dec. 7, 20143:10 - 4:10 PMLectureOncologyDr. M. ChildressThe top 5 mistakes in managing small animal cancer patients
Sunday Dec. 7, 20144:20 - 5:20 PMLectureOncologyDr. M. ChildressComplementary and alternative medicine for cancer patients: What you and your clients should know
Sunday Dec. 7, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLecturePain Management⁵Dr. D. StramelGuidelines for dissociative and alpha-2 adrenergic agents perioperatively
Sunday Dec. 7, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLecturePain Management⁵Dr. D. StramelExploring locoregional anesthetic blocks
Sunday Dec. 7, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLecturePain Management⁵Dr. D. StramelHospice Care for the pain patient: Practical solutions for difficult choices
Sunday Dec. 7, 20142:00 - 3:00 PMLecturePain Management⁵Dr. D. StramelHow to introduce and incorporate physical rehabilitation into your practice
Sunday Dec. 7, 20143:10 - 4:10 PMLecturePain Management⁵Dr. D. StramelExploring out-of-the-box modalities: Shock wave, regenerative cell therapy, and pulsed electromagnetic field therapies
Sunday Dec. 7, 20144:20 - 5:20 PMLecturePain Management⁵Dr. D. StramelHow I use (and dose) essential medications for chronic pain
Sunday Dec. 7, 20148:00 - 9:00 AMLectureParasitologyDr. D. BowmanRoundworms in dogs: They are pretty common, even in California
Sunday Dec. 7, 20149:45 - 10:45 AMLectureParasitologyDr. D. BowmanFleas and flea transmitted disease from pets to people: California is a hot spot
Sunday Dec. 7, 201411:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureParasitologyDr. D. BowmanTicks, tick-transmitted diseases, and the need for their control
Sunday Dec. 7, 20142:00 - 3:00 PMLectureParasitologyDr. D. BowmanLungworms and Cuterebra: Two things feline practitioners should include in their differentials
Sunday Dec. 7, 20143:10 - 4:10 PMLectureParasitologyDr. D. BowmanGiardia, Cryptosporidium, and Blastocystis: The continuing debate over zoonosis
Sunday Dec. 7, 20144:20 - 5:20 PMLectureParasitologyDr. D. BowmanTapeworms: They are not extinct
Saturday Dec. 6, 20147:00 - 9:00 PMEvening SessionPractice ManagementDr. A. Roark and Dr. D. NicolBeer Summit: Managing for better medicine

1 – Program coordinated by the American Association of Feline Practitioners.
2 – Program coordinated by the American Canine Sports Medicine Association.
3 – Educational support provided by Eye Care for Animals.
4 – Program coordinated by the USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Program.
5 – Program coordinated by the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management.