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DateTimeTypeTopicSpeakerDescription
Thursday, Dec. 3, 201512:30 - 1:30 PMLectureAnesthesiaDr. A. ClaudeCurrent fluid therapy topics and recommendations during anesthetic procedures
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20151:40 - 2:40 PMLectureAnesthesiaDr. A. ClaudeAnesthetic ventilators and ventilation techniques
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20152:50 - 3:50 PMLectureAnesthesiaDr. A. ClaudeAcute pain management: Local and regional anesthesia
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20154:00 - 5:00 PMLectureAnesthesiaDr. A. ClaudeAcute pain management: Pharmaceutical options
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20155:10 - 6:10 PMInnovative Learning SessionLearn then Earn: Where medicine meets practice managementDr. A. Claude and Dr. K. FelstedPain medication: A win-win situation for patients, clients, and you
Thursday, Dec. 3, 201512:30 - 1:30 PMLectureBehaviorDr. J. BergerAsking the right questions: Taking a behavior history
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20151:40 - 2:40 PMLectureBehaviorDr. J. BergerFeline dictionary: Understanding feline body language
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20152:50 - 3:50 PMLectureBehaviorDr. J. BergerHow I treat about everything: Behavior treatment plan
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20154:00 - 5:00 PMLectureBehaviorDr. J. BergerRambunctious, jumpy, mouthy dogs: The quick fix for RJM dogs
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20155:10 - 6:10 PMLectureBehaviorDr. J. BergerDealing with the shelter CAT-astrophy: Behavior problems of shelter cats
Thursday, Dec. 3, 201512:30 - 1:30 PMLectureClinical PathologyDr. S. StockhamDogmas of clinical pathology: Adjusted calcium, modified transudates, acidemias of acidoses, and more
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20151:40 - 2:40 PMLectureClinical PathologyDr. S. StockhamRights and wrongs of acid-base — let's get it right!
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20152:50 - 3:50 PMLectureClinical PathologyDr. S. StockhamHow (and why) did that get there? Pathogenesis of cavitary effusions
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20154:00 - 5:00 PMLectureClinical PathologyDr. S. StockhamWhat analysis of cavitary effusions can tell you: A case discussion (Part 1)
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20155:10 - 6:10 PMLectureClinical PathologyDr. S. StockhamWhat analysis of cavitary effusions can tell you: A case discussion (Part 2)
Thursday, Dec. 3, 201512:30 - 1:30 PMLectureCritical CareDr. G. PachtingerRespiratory complications of trauma
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20151:40 - 2:40 PMLectureCritical CareDr. G. PachtingerEmergency management of DKA
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20152:50 - 3:50 PMLectureCritical CareDr. G. PachtingerEmergency management of hepatic lipidosis
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20154:00 - 5:00 PMLectureCritical CareDr. G. PachtingerEmergency approach to the hemoabdomen
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20155:10 - 6:10 PMLectureCritical CareDr. G. PachtingerPractical fluid therapy: It's more than just water and salt
Thursday, Dec. 3, 201512:30 - 1:30 PMLectureDentistryDr. H. LobprisePeriodontal basics: What not to forget
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20151:40 - 2:40 PMLectureDentistryDr. H. LobpriseAdvanced periodontal management for every clinic
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20152:50 - 3:50 PMLectureDentistryDr. H. LobpriseDental emergencies: A misnomer?
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20154:00 - 5:00 PMInnovative Learning SessionLearn then Earn: Where medicine meets practice managementDr. H. Lobprise and Dr. K. FelstedIntraoral radiography: Not just a fancy coat rack
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20155:10 - 6:10 PMLectureDentistryDr. H. LobpriseOral tumors: The hidden challenge
Thursday, Dec. 3, 201512:30 - 1:30 PMLectureDermatologyDr. P. BloomDiagnosing and managing cutaneous adverse food reactions
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20151:40 - 2:40 PMLectureDermatologyDr. P. BloomAutoimmune skin diseases
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20152:50 - 3:50 PMLectureDermatologyDr. P. BloomUpdate on diagnosing and treating Malassezia dermatitis and demodicosis in dogs
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20154:00 - 5:00 PMLectureDermatologyDr. P. BloomNew drugs in veterinary dermatology
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20155:10 - 6:10 PMLectureDermatologyDr. P. BloomDiagnosing and managing non-pruritic alopecia in dogs
Thursday, Dec. 3, 201512:30 - 1:30 PMInnovative Learning SessionLearn then Earn: Where medicine meets practice managementDr. D. Bruyette and Dr. K. FelstedDiabetes mellitus in dogs: Acute care and long-term management and helping clients pay for it
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20151:40 - 2:40 PMLectureEndocrinologyDr. D. BruyetteThe sometimes tricky art of diagnosing hyperadrenocorticism in dogs
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20152:50 - 3:50 PMLectureEndocrinologyDr. D. BruyetteExploring treatment options for canine hyperadrenocorticism
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20154:00 - 5:00 PMLectureEndocrinologyDr. D. BruyetteHow I treat diabetes in cats
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20155:10 - 6:10 PMLectureEndocrinologyDr. D. BruyetteInsulin-resistant diabetes: What to do when insulin therapy stops working
Thursday, Dec. 3, 201512:30 - 1:30 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. D. ChewFeline urinalysis update
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20151:40 - 2:40 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. D. ChewDiagnosing and treating urinary tract infections in cats
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20152:50 - 3:50 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. D. ChewManaging cats with idiopathic/interstitial cystitis (Part 1)
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20154:00 - 5:00 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. D. ChewManaging cats with idiopathic/interstitial cystitis (Part 2)
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20155:10 - 6:10 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. D. ChewUpdates on managing male cats with urethral obstruction
Thursday, Dec. 3, 201512:30 - 1:30 PMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. C. RuauxThe "GI Panel": Use, abuse, and interpretation
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20151:40 - 2:40 PMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. C. RuauxIBD, FRD, SIBO,…WTH? Rational management of chronic GI disease
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20152:50 - 3:50 PMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. C. RuauxDiagnosing and managing pancreatitis in the era of PLI
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20154:00 - 5:00 PMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. C. RuauxProtein-losing enteropathies: The black diamond cases
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20155:10 - 6:10 PMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. C. RuauxBlastocystis: A new pathogen, or just a 'thing'?
Thursday, Dec. 3, 201512:30 - 1:30 PMLectureImagingDr. A. PeaseUrogenital imaging: Can I do a contrast procedure in practice?
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20152:50 - 3:50 PMInnovative Learning SessionLearn then Earn: Where medicine meets practice managementDr. A. Pease and Dr. K. FelstedUltrasound cases: What can I really see with some practice and how to communicate value with pet owners
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20154:00 - 5:00 PMLectureImagingDr. A. PeaseAggressive versus non-aggressive bone lesions
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20155:10 - 6:10 PMLectureImagingDr. A. PeaseRadiographic assessment of developmental bone disorders
Thursday, Dec. 3, 201512:30 - 1:30 PMLectureImagingDr. A. PeaseExploring the pleura and mediastinum
Thursday, Dec. 3, 201512:30 - 1:30 PMLectureOrthopedicsDr. J. WardlawEvidence-based approach to cranial cruciate repair surgery
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20151:40 - 2:40 PMLectureOrthopedicsDr. J. WardlawSurgical options for repairing luxating patellas
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20152:50 - 3:50 PMInnovative Learning SessionLearn then Earn: Where medicine meets practice managementDr. J. Wardlaw and Dr. K. FelstedLaser use in physical rehabilitation and adding it to your practice
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20154:00 - 5:00 PMLectureOrthopedicsDr. J. WardlawManaging hip dysplasia in young dogs
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20155:10 - 6:10 PMLectureOrthopedicsDr. J. WardlawManaging hip dysplasia in old dogs
Thursday, Dec. 3, 201512:30 - 1:30 PMLectureSoft Tissue SurgeryDr. P. MayhewIntroduction to laparoscopy: Achieving big things through small holes
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20151:40 - 2:40 PMLectureSoft Tissue SurgeryDr. P. MayhewEar surgery: Pick the right technique and avoid complications
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20152:50 - 3:50 PMLectureSoft Tissue SurgeryDr. P. MayhewGall bladder mucoceles: The kiwi inside
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20154:00 - 5:00 PMLectureSoft Tissue SurgeryDr. P. MayhewThyroid and parathyroid surgeries
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20155:10 - 6:10 PMLectureSoft Tissue SurgeryDr. P. MayhewGastric dilatation and volvulus
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20157:30 - 9:30 PMEvening SessionsDentistryDr. H. LobpriseIs seven the new senior? Realities of senior care
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20157:30 - 9:30 PMEvening SessionsPractice ManagementB. Halow, LVT, CVPMStop the day-to-day suckers and start managing for the future
Friday, Dec. 4, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMLectureAnesthesiaDr. A. ClaudeAnalgesic considerations in cats
Friday, Dec. 4, 20159:10 - 10:10 AMLectureAnesthesiaDr. A. ClaudeAnesthesia for neonatal, pediatric, and geriatric dogs and cats
Friday, Dec. 4, 201511:00 AM - 12:00 PMLectureAnesthesiaDr. A. ClaudePostanesthetic care of small animal patients
Friday, Dec. 4, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMLectureBehaviorDr. J. BergerWhat to do about shelter cats with inappropriate urination
Friday, Dec. 4, 20159:10 - 10:10 AMLectureBehaviorDr. J. BergerSeparation-related behavior problems in dogs: What happens when dogs miss us when we're gone
Friday, Dec. 4, 201511:00 AM - 12:00 PMLectureBehaviorDr. J. BergerScience, non-science, and nonsense in dog training: Why should a veterinarian care?
Friday, Dec. 4, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMLectureCritical CareDr. G. PachtingerER life-saving procedures
Friday, Dec. 4, 20159:10 - 10:10 AMLectureCritical CareDr. G. PachtingerEmergency management of cardiac disease
Friday, Dec. 4, 201511:00 AM - 12:00 PMLectureCritical CareDr. G. PachtingerER tools: Tech and non-techy ways to assess your patient
Friday, Dec. 4, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMLectureDentistryDr. H. LobpriseSenior dental care: Never too old for good health
Friday, Dec. 4, 20159:10 - 10:10 AMLectureDentistryDr. H. LobpriseInteractive oral radiograph reading session
Friday, Dec. 4, 201511:00 AM - 12:00 PMLectureDentistryDr. H. LobpriseExtractions: Headaches or triumph?
Friday, Dec. 4, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMInnovative Learning Sessiondvm360 Full CircleDr. A. Roark and M. PiersonThe angry client experience: When and where to say it
Friday, Dec. 4, 20159:10 - 10:10 AMInnovative Learning Sessiondvm360 Full CircleDr. A. Roark and M. PiersonThe angry client experience: How to make it right
Friday, Dec. 4, 201511:00 AM - 12:00 PMInnovative Learning Sessiondvm360 Full CircleDr. A. Roark and M. PiersonThe angry client experience: What to say and how to say it
Friday, Dec. 4, 20151:15 - 2:15 PMInnovative Learning Sessiondvm360 Full CircleDr. H. Lobprise, B. Halow, LVT, CVPM, and V. Byard, CVT, VTS (Dentistry), CVJDentistry: A team sport! Fumbles, penalties, or touchdowns?
Friday, Dec. 4, 20153:00 - 4:00 PMInnovative Learning Sessiondvm360 Full CircleDr. E. Colleran, Dr. R. MacPete, and H. Prendergast, RVT, CVPM Catering to cats: Medicine, management and money
Friday, Dec. 4, 20154:30 - 5:30 PMInnovative Learning Sessiondvm360 Full CircleDr. J. Berger, Dr. K. Felsted, and M. Spooner, LVT, VTS (Behavior), BS, KPA-CTPThe down-low on going slow: How low-stress patient handling benefits everyone
Friday, Dec. 4, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMLectureEndocrinologyDr. D. BruyetteA fool-proof method for managing hypothyroidism in dogs
Friday, Dec. 4, 20159:10 - 10:10 AMLectureEndocrinologyDr. D. BruyetteFeline hyperthyroidism: Management and options for treatment
Friday, Dec. 4, 201511:00 AM - 12:00 PMLectureEndocrinologyDr. D. BruyetteGetting to the bottom of polyuria and polydipsia
Friday, Dec. 4, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMInnovative Learning SessionExpert2 The Power of Interaction: DermatologyDr. P. BloomDermatology disasters: What would you do?
Friday, Dec. 4, 20159:10 - 10:10 AMInnovative Learning SessionExpert2 The Power of Interaction: DermatologyDr. P. BloomDermatology dilemmas: What would you do?
Friday, Dec. 4, 201511:00 AM - 12:00 PMInnovative Learning SessionExpert2 The Power of Interaction: DermatologyDr. P. BloomDermatology difficulties: What would you do?
Friday, Dec. 4, 20151:15 - 2:15 PMInnovative Learning SessionExpert2 The Power of Interaction: Clinical PathologyDr. S. StockhamVirtual microscopy of lumps and bumps (Part 1): Let's look at the cells
Friday, Dec. 4, 20153:00 - 4:00 PMInnovative Learning SessionExpert2 The Power of Interaction: Clinical PathologyDr. S. StockhamVirtual microscopy of lumps and bumps (Part 2): Let's look at more cells
Friday, Dec. 4, 20154:30 - 5:30 PMInnovative Learning SessionExpert2 The Power of Interaction: Clinical PathologyDr. S. StockhamVirtual microscopy of lymph nodes: Lymphoma or just reactive?
Friday, Dec. 4, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. D. ChewDiagnosing, managing, and preventing acute kidney disease in cats
Friday, Dec. 4, 20159:10 - 10:10 AMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. D. ChewSpecial aspects of diagnosing and managing chronic kidney disease in cats
Friday, Dec. 4, 201511:00 AM - 12:00 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. D. ChewTreating idiopathic hypocalcemia in cats: Case studies — diet or drugs?
Friday, Dec. 4, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. C. RuauxExocrine pancreatic insufficiency: An old friend with some new tricks
Friday, Dec. 4, 20159:10 - 10:10 AMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. C. RuauxLet's just monitor it: The pitfalls and problems with serial serum chemistries
Friday, Dec. 4, 201511:00 AM - 12:00 PMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. C. RuauxFinicky feline: Pancreatitis in cats
Friday, Dec. 4, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMLectureImagingDr. A. PeaseThoracic radiography cases: Real world examples that make you think
Friday, Dec. 4, 20159:10 - 10:10 AMLectureImagingDr. A. PeaseMusculoskeletal radiography: When is a fracture a tumor?
Friday, Dec. 4, 201511:00 AM - 12:00 PMLectureImagingDr. A. PeaseRadiography's role in the acute abdomen
Friday, Dec. 4, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMLectureOrthopedicsDr. J. WardlawCats get arthritis too
Friday, Dec. 4, 20159:10 - 10:10 AMLectureOrthopedicsDr. J. WardlawBad hips and bad knees —now what?
Friday, Dec. 4, 201511:00 AM - 12:00 PMLectureOrthopedicsDr. J. WardlawDevelopmental orthopedic diseases
Friday, Dec. 4, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMLectureSoft Tissue SurgeryDr. P. MayhewRectal tumors: The good, the bad, and the ugly
Friday, Dec. 4, 20159:10 - 10:10 AMLectureSoft Tissue SurgeryDr. P. MayhewHernias of the diaphragm: Traumatic, pericardioperitoneal and hiatal
Friday, Dec. 4, 201511:00 AM - 12:00 PMLectureSoft Tissue SurgeryDr. P. MayhewHemostasis and electrosurgery: When to use what where
Friday, Dec. 4, 20151:15 - 2:15 PMLectureAvian MedicineDr. C. GreenacreAvian emergency coming in? An overview of common presentations
Friday, Dec. 4, 20153:00 - 4:00 PMLectureAvian MedicineDr. C. GreenacreAvian euthanasia: Incorporating compassion and the new AVMA guidelines
Friday, Dec. 4, 20154:30 - 5:30 PMLectureAvian MedicineDr. C. GreenacreIt's black and white: Taking and interpreting avian radiographs
Friday, Dec. 4, 20151:15 - 2:15 PMLectureCardiologyDr. B. BulmerRadiographic review of cardiovascular disease
Friday, Dec. 4, 20153:00 - 4:00 PMLectureCardiologyDr. B. BulmerWrapping your head around the pericardium: Pericardial disease review
Friday, Dec. 4, 20154:30 - 5:30 PMLectureCardiologyDr. B. BulmerReacquainting yourself with the ECG and treatment of arrhythmias
Friday, Dec. 4, 20151:15 - 2:15 PMLectureDermatologyDr. R. GhubashHow taking a great history can make you a great dermatologist
Friday, Dec. 4, 20153:00 - 4:00 PMLectureDermatologyDr. R. GhubashCutaneous manifestations of internal disease
Friday, Dec. 4, 20154:30 - 5:30 PMLectureDermatologyDr. R. GhubashDermatophytosis: Dealing with Typhoid Mary
Friday, Dec. 4, 20151:15 - 2:15 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. C. CharlierThe simple tooth: Feline skull and tooth anatomy
Friday, Dec. 4, 20153:00 - 4:00 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. C. CharlierDiagnostic full-mouth radiographs: How do I do that and why?
Friday, Dec. 4, 20154:30 - 5:30 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. C. CharlierShades of gray: Interpretation of feline dental radiographs
Friday, Dec. 4, 20151:15 - 2:15 PMLectureNutritionDr. S. DelaneyFeeding the food-allergic patient successfully
Friday, Dec. 4, 20153:00 - 4:00 PMLectureNutritionDr. S. DelaneyBe the biggest winner with weight loss
Friday, Dec. 4, 20154:30 - 5:30 PMLectureNutritionDr. S. DelaneySo many foods, so little time, money, and space — help!
Friday, Dec. 4, 20151:15 - 2:15 PMLectureOncologyDr. T. Fan Nuts and bolts of canine osteosarcoma
Friday, Dec. 4, 20153:00 - 4:00 PMLectureOncologyDr. T. FanCanine lymphoma: What's on the horizon
Friday, Dec. 4, 20154:30 - 5:30 PMLectureOncologyDr. T. FanCanine hemangiosarcoma: Rational future targets
Friday, Dec. 4, 20151:15 - 2:15 PMLecturePain Management²Dr. J. HuntingfordOsteoarthritis in dogs and cats: Why it is so important to know what's going on in there
Friday, Dec. 4, 20153:00 - 4:00 PMLecturePain Management²Dr. J. HuntingfordManaging the pain of osteoarthritis in dogs and cats
Friday, Dec. 4, 20154:30 - 5:30 PMLecturePain Management²Dr. J. HuntingfordNonpharmaceutical treatment of osteoarthritis: Rehabilitation, acupuncture, and more
Friday, Dec. 4, 20151:15 - 2:15 PMLectureParasitologyDr. R. GerholdTicks and tick-borne diseases
Friday, Dec. 4, 20153:00 - 4:00 PMLectureParasitologyDr. R. GerholdToxoplasma update
Friday, Dec. 4, 20154:30 - 5:30 PMLectureParasitologyDr. R. GerholdParasites of birds
Friday, Dec. 4, 20151:15 - 2:15 PMLectureShelter MedicineDr. J. O'QuinAnimal hoarding is hazardous to all: How to keep your staff safe
Friday, Dec. 4, 20153:00 - 4:00 PMLectureShelter MedicineDr. J. O'QuinAnimal hoarding is hazardous to all: Prosecution, intervention, or both
Friday, Dec. 4, 20154:30 - 5:30 PMLectureShelter MedicineDr. J. O'QuinInvestigating nonaccidental trauma
Friday, Dec. 4, 20151:15 - 2:15 PMLectureUrologyDr. J. BartgesUrine pain: UTI
Friday, Dec. 4, 20153:00 - 4:00 PMLectureUrologyDr. J. BartgesUrine agony: Urolithiasis
Friday, Dec. 4, 20154:30 - 5:30 PMLectureUrologyDr. J. BartgesUrine a mess: Micturition disorders
Friday, Dec. 4, 201512:10 - 1:10 PMAsk the Expert LuncheonBehaviorDr. J. BergerBYO behavior cases. This session requires an additional fee.
Friday, Dec. 4, 201512:10 - 1:10 PMAsk the Expert LuncheonPractice ManagementB. Halow, LVT, CVPMFor the practice owner or manager who’s tried everything: Management, marketing, growth. This session requires an additional fee.
Friday, Dec. 4, 20157:00 - 9:00 PMEvening SessionsDermatologyDr. R. GhubashWhat to do with those challenging dermatology cases
Friday, Dec. 4, 20157:00 - 9:00 PMEvening SessionsPractice ManagementDr. A. Roark and Dr. D. NicolDiagnosing website and Facebook pages
Friday, Dec. 4, 20158:00 AM – 12:00 PMSponsored SymposiumDr. J. Godbold, Jr.Laser Therapy Symposium: Laser Therapy - The Science, Healing, and Profits of High Power
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMLectureBackyard Poultry MedicineDr. C. GreenacreBackyard poultry are coming in for an appointment! General care and husbandry
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20159:30 - 10:30 AMLectureBackyard Poultry MedicineDr. C. GreenacreGood layer gone wrong: Backyard hens with reproductive diseases
Saturday, Dec. 5, 201511:00 AM - 12:00 PMLectureBackyard Poultry MedicineDr. C. GreenacreRales? Snicking? Diagnosing and treating respiratory diseases of backyard poultry
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMLectureCardiologyDr. B. BulmerA unified perspective on managing congestive heart disease
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20159:30 - 10:30 AMLectureCardiologyDr. B. BulmerDilated cardiomyopathy: Boxers and dobies, oh my!
Saturday, Dec. 5, 201511:00 AM - 12:00 PMLectureCardiologyDr. B. BulmerComprehending common congenital cardiac disorders: Examination findings, diagnostics, and treatment
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMLectureDermatologyDr. R. GhubashToes to nose: Approach to diseases of the footpads and nasal planum
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20159:30 - 10:30 AMLectureDermatologyDr. R. GhubashApproach to the pruritic cat
Saturday, Dec. 5, 201511:00 AM - 12:00 PMLectureDermatologyDr. R. GhubashApproach to the pruritic dog
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. C. CharlierBad sound, bad word: Complications during tooth extractions
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20159:30 - 10:30 AMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. C. CharlierMy cat can't close it's mouth! How to close the case
Saturday, Dec. 5, 201511:00 AM - 12:00 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. C. CharlierFeline gingivostomatitis: What we know and how we treat it
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMInnovative Learning SessionIn This Case: Real Discussion; Real ResultsDr. G. Pachtinger and Dr. J. Lee (online collaborator)Endocrine emergencies: When not to sugar coat it
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20159:30 - 10:30 AMInnovative Learning SessionIn This Case: Real Discussion; Real ResultsDr. D. Bruyette and Dr. E. Behrend (online collaborator)Hormones from Hell: So you thought Cushing's was easy?!
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMLectureNutritionDr. S. DelaneyWhat I have learned from 20,000+ therapeutic diets
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20159:30 - 10:30 AMLectureNutritionDr. S. DelaneyWhen dietary fat is just too much
Saturday, Dec. 5, 201511:00 AM - 12:00 PMLectureNutritionDr. S. DelaneyUrolithiasis: Is nutritional management written in stone?
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMLectureOncologyDr. T. FanTransitional cell and prostate carcinomas: Best therapeutic options
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20159:30 - 10:30 AMLectureOncologyDr. T. FanPlasma cell tumors: The interesting cancer
Saturday, Dec. 5, 201511:00 AM - 12:00 PMLectureOncologyDr. T. FanNasal tumors: Differentials and treatment options
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMLecturePain Management²Dr. J. HuntingfordEmerging modalities in the treatment of pain
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20159:30 - 10:30 AMLecturePain Management²Dr. J. HuntingfordPain in cats: An integrative approach
Saturday, Dec. 5, 201511:00 AM - 12:00 PMLecturePain Management²Dr. J. HuntingfordMyofascial pain: What's all the buzz?
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMLectureParasitologyDr. R. Gerhold All about coccidia
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20159:30 - 10:30 AMLectureParasitologyDr. R. GerholdMeningeal worm update — Camelids, sheep, and goats
Saturday, Dec. 5, 201511:00 AM - 12:00 PMLectureParasitologyDr. R. GerholdZoonotic diseases
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMLectureShelter MedicineDr. J. O'QuinHumane euthanasia: Reducing shelter animal stress
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20159:30 - 10:30 AMLectureShelter MedicineDr. J. O'QuinHealth risks for shelter workers: Caring for the caregivers
Saturday, Dec. 5, 201511:00 AM - 12:00 PMLectureShelter MedicineDr. J. O'QuinPlanning an outbreak response: Fun with policies and protocols
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMLectureUrologyDr. J. BartgesUrine a losing situation: Proteinuria
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20159:30 - 10:30 AMLectureUrologyDr. J. BartgesGetting the most out of liquid gold: Urinalysis
Saturday, Dec. 5, 201511:00 AM - 12:00 PMLectureUrologyDr. J. BartgesUrine a quandary: Feline idiopathic cystitis
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20151:30 - 2:30 PMLectureBehaviorDr. M. GodboutDog aggression: Assessing the risk (Part 1)
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20153:00 - 4:00 PMLectureBehaviorDr. M. GodboutDog aggression: Assessing the risk (Part 2)
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20154:45 - 5:45 PMLectureBehaviorDr. M. GodboutCat fight: Diagnosis and treatment
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20151:30 - 2:30 PMLectureCanine Sports Medicine³Dr. W. Gordon-EvansCruciate rupture: What should I recommend?
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20153:00 - 4:00 PMLectureCanine Sports Medicine³Dr. W. Gordon-EvansNonsurgical cranial cruciate ligament rupture management
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20154:45 - 5:45 PMLectureCanine Sports Medicine³Dr. W. Gordon-EvansSoft tissue injuries: It's not just about rest
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20151:30 - 2:30 PMLectureClinical PharmacologyDr. S. LavergneAdverse drug reactions: A general introduction for clinicians
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20153:00 - 4:00 PMLectureClinical PharmacologyDr. S. LavergneEnvironmental toxicants and immune disorders
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20154:45 - 5:45 PMLectureClinical PharmacologyDr. S. LavergneInnunomodulatory therapy: Can clinicians play the immune system to their advantage?
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20151:30 - 2:30 PMLectureCritical CareDr. A. JutkowitzWhere there's smoke, there's fire: Emergency treatment of house-fire victims
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20153:00 - 4:00 PMLectureCritical CareDr. A. JutkowitzReproductive emergencies
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20154:45 - 5:45 PMLectureCritical CareDr. A. JutkowitzManaging difficult urethral obstructions
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20151:30 - 2:30 PMLectureDermatologyDr. C. GriffinOtitis: The complete diagnosis
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20153:00 - 4:00 PMLectureDermatologyDr. C. GriffinOtitis: The first step in treatment
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20154:45 - 5:45 PMLectureDermatologyDr. C. GriffinOtitis: Tips you can use
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20151:30 - 2:30 PMLectureExotic Animal MedicineDr. M. MitchellDrink up! Fluid therapy considerations for exotic pets
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20153:00 - 4:00 PMLectureExotic Animal MedicineDr. M. MitchellAnesthetic considerations for exotic pets: It's about more than just passing gas
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20154:45 - 5:45 PMLectureExotic Animal MedicineDr. M. MitchellInfectious and parasitic disease of captive reptiles: What is lurking under those scales
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20151:30 - 2:30 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. E. Colleran Navigate bumps in the road: Steps to create a thriving Cat Friendly Practice
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20153:00 - 4:00 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. E. ColleranCommunications boot camp: See more cats!
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20154:45 - 5:45 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. E. ColleranOld thin cats: Is it really just old age?
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20151:30 - 2:30 PMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. M. LeibGI endoscopy in cats: What can we learn?
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20153:00 - 4:00 PMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. M. LeibAcute pancreatitis in dogs: An update
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20154:45 - 5:45 PMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. M. LeibTherapy of GI diseases: What's new with antiemetics, antacids, and probiotics
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20151:30 - 2:30 PMLectureNeurologyDr. W. BushUpper vs. lower motor neuron: Never miss again after this video case presentation
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20153:00 - 4:00 PMLectureNeurologyDr. W. BushCentral vs. peripheral vestibular disease: A matter of life or death
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20154:45 - 5:45 PMLectureNeurologyDr. W. BushCommon and deadly: Recognizing and treating inflammatory disease of the brain, spinal cord, and meninges
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20151:30 - 2:30 PMLectureOphthalmology⁴Dr. M. ArmourGlaucoma: Initial diagnosis and medical management
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20153:00 - 4:00 PMLectureOphthalmology⁴Dr. M. ArmourGlaucoma: Surgeries of comfort and vision preservation
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20154:45 - 5:45 PMLectureOphthalmology⁴Dr. M. ArmourHow to approach the squinty cat
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20151:30 - 2:30 PMInnovative Learning SessionYour Practice Presence: Get Online and Go Off the ChartDr. J. SchaibleMeasure twice, cut once: Calculate marketing return on investment
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20153:00 - 4:00 PMInnovative Learning SessionYour Practice Presence: Get Online and Go Off the ChartDr. J. SchaibleNo search engine optimization, no clients: Your disappearing website
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20154:45 - 5:45 PMInnovative Learning SessionYour Practice Presence: Get Online and Go Off the ChartDr. J. SchaibleStop hiding your good deeds from the internet
Saturday, Dec. 5, 201512:15 - 1:15 PMAsk the Expert LuncheonBackyard Poultry MedicineDr. C. GreenacreLet’s work up some backyard poultry diseases together! This session requires an additional fee.
Saturday, Dec. 5, 201512:15 - 1:15 PMAsk the Expert LuncheonPain ManagementDr. J. HuntingfordNutraceuticals for pain. This session requires an additional fee.
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20157:00 - 9:00 PMEvening SessionsGastrointestinal MedicineDr. M. LeibChronic diarrhea in dogs and cats: A practical diagnostic approach
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20157:00 - 9:00 PMEvening SessionsNutritionDr. J. BartgesThe skinny on fat: Obesity
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20159:00 AM - 4:00 PMSponsored SymposiumOrthopedicsOrthopaedic Workshops: MMP™ TTA for Canine Cruciate Disease / RidgeStop™ for Patella Luxation
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20158:00 AM - 12:15 PMSponsored SymposiumPatient HandlingDr. M. Becker, Dr. R. LeCouteur, and Dr. L. RadostaWhy and How to Create a Fear-Free Practice
Saturday, Dec. 5, 201512:00 - 1:30 PMSponsored SymposiumPain ManagementDr. D. BradleyClass IV Laser Therapy - Emerging Trends in Veterinary Laser Technology: Revolutionizing Pain Management and Wound Healing
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMLectureBehaviorDr. M. Godbout Detecting puppy behavior problems at the clinic
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20159:30 - 10:30 AMLectureBehaviorDr. M. GodboutDetecting kitten behavior problems at the clinic
Sunday, Dec. 6, 201511:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureBehaviorDr. M. GodboutIt's all about personality: Meeting the needs of cats
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20152:00 - 3:00 PMLectureBehaviorDr. M. GodboutIs your dog a special edition? (Part 1)
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20153:10 - 4:10 PMLectureBehaviorDr. M. GodboutIs your dog a special edition (Part 2)
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20154:20 - 5:20 PMLectureBehaviorDr. M. GodboutIs your dog a special edition (Part 3)
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMLectureCanine Sports Medicine (needs to be noted 'Program coordinated by the American Canine Sports Medicine Association\')Dr. W. Gordon-EvansOrthopedic exam tips and tricks
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20159:30 - 10:30 AMLectureCanine Sports Medicine³Dr. W. Gordon-EvansSplints and casts: Pros and cons
Sunday, Dec. 6, 201511:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureCanine Sports Medicine³Dr. W. Gordon-EvansMinimizing chaos and complications in practice
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMLectureClinical PharmacologyDr. S. LavergneDrug interactions in the life of a clinician
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20159:30 - 10:30 AMLectureClinical PharmacologyDr. S. LavergneAntioxidant therapy
Sunday, Dec. 6, 201511:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureClinical PharmacologyDr. S. LavergneAntibiotic stewardship: Antibiotic resistance crisis and veterinary medicine
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMLectureCritical CareDr. A. JutkowitzDiagnosing and treating pericardial effusion
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20159:30 - 10:30 AMLectureCritical CareDr. A. JutkowitzThe Addisonian crisis
Sunday, Dec. 6, 201511:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureCritical CareDr. A. JutkowitzCardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation: Current guidelines
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20152:00 - 3:00 PMLectureCritical CareDr. A. JutkowitzClinical approach to anemia
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20153:10 - 4:10 PMLectureCritical CareDr. A. JutkowitzImmune-mediated hemolytic anemia: Current perspectives
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20154:20 - 5:20 PMLectureCritical CareDr. A. JutkowitzHypercoagulation in canine IMHA
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMLectureDermatologyDr. C. GriffinEars: What you need to know
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20159:30 - 10:30 AMLectureDermatologyDr. C. GriffinFood allergy: when to suspect it
Sunday, Dec. 6, 201511:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureDermatologyDr. C. GriffinDiet trials: Getting success
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20152:00 - 3:00 PMLectureDermatologyDr. C. GriffinPruritus: What's new?
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20153:10 - 4:10 PMLectureDermatologyDr. C. GriffinPododermatitis: Another perspective
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20154:20 - 5:20 PMLectureDermatologyDr. C. GriffinPyoderma: How complex is it?
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMLectureExotic Animal MedicineDr. M. MitchellOpening up Pandora's shell: Medical and surgical considerations for chelonians
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20159:30 - 10:30 AMLectureExotic Animal MedicineDr. M. MitchellUnderstanding the bowel wrapped in fur: Gastrointestinal diseases of rabbits and rodents
Sunday, Dec. 6, 201511:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureExotic Animal MedicineDr. M. MitchellOrnamental fish 101: Managing pet fish without getting all wet
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20152:00 - 3:00 PMLectureExotic Animal MedicineDr. M. MitchellDiagnostic imaging in reptiles: Am I supposed to see that?
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20153:10 - 4:10 PMLectureExotic Animal MedicineDr. M. MitchellBurned! Ultraviolet B radiation for exotic pets: The good the bad, and the photokeratitis
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20154:20 - 5:20 PMLectureExotic Animal MedicineDr. M. MitchellRing the bell, dinner's served: Nutritional considerations for captive reptiles
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. E. Colleran Complicated senior cats: Managing multiple conditions in one patient
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20159:30 - 10:30 AMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. E. Colleran Death and dying: The blessing and curse of euthanasia
Sunday, Dec. 6, 201511:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. E. Colleran Fat cats: New therapy and dietary management
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20152:00 - 3:00 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. E. Colleran Pandora syndrome: Not just the bladder anymore
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20153:10 - 4:10 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. E. Colleran The kidneys and the parathyroid: A tale of substance and longevity
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20154:20 - 5:20 PMLectureFeline Medicine¹Dr. E. Colleran Acute and chronic pancreatitis: What do we do?
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. M. LeibChronic vomiting in dogs and cats: The roles of ultrasonography in diagnosis and Helicobacter in treatment (Part 1)
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20159:30 - 10:30 AMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. M. LeibChronic vomiting in dogs and cats: The roles of ultrasonography in diagnosis and Helicobacter in treatment (Part 2)
Sunday, Dec. 6, 201511:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. M. LeibIcterus in dogs and cats: A practical diagnostic approach
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20152:00 - 3:00 PMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. M. LeibGiardia and Tritrichomonas foetus : An update
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20153:10 - 4:10 PMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. M. LeibGI grab bag: Cool stuff not covered elsewhere
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20154:20 - 5:20 PMLectureGastrointestinal MedicineDr. M. LeibDietary management of diarrhea
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMLectureNeurologyDr. W. BushNonconvulsive seizures: Clandestine, common, and important
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20159:30 - 10:30 AMLectureNeurologyDr. W. BushIdiopathic vs structural epilepsy: Clinical guidelines for making this vital distinction
Sunday, Dec. 6, 201511:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureNeurologyDr. W. BushWhen and how to treat acute and chronic seizures, optimizing new-generation antiepileptics
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20152:00 - 3:00 PMLectureNeurologyDr. W. BushWhy dog is man's best friend: Exciting results of neurologic clinical trails
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20153:10 - 4:10 PMLectureNeurologyDr. W. BushOuch! Recognizing and treating neck or back pain
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20154:20 - 5:20 PMLectureNeurologyDr. W. BushDiagnosing and treating the five disk diseases: Why is MRI so important?
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMLectureOphthalmology⁴Dr. R. MeridethCorneal disease (Part 1)
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20159:30 - 10:30 AMLectureOphthalmology⁴Dr. R. MeridethCorneal disease (Part 2)
Sunday, Dec. 6, 201511:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureOphthalmology⁴Dr. R. MeridethOphthalmic examination
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20152:00 - 3:00 PMLectureOphthalmology⁴Dr. E. Moeller Ocular emergencies
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20153:10 - 4:10 PMLectureOphthalmology⁴Dr. E. Moeller Funduscopic exam
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20154:20 - 5:20 PMLectureOphthalmology⁴Dr. E. Moeller Anterior uveitis
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20158:00 - 9:00 AMLectureToxicologyDr. T. WismerManaging the mystery poisoning patient
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20159:30 - 10:30 AMLectureToxicologyDr. T. WismerMood-altering drugs and serotonin syndrome
Sunday, Dec. 6, 201511:15 AM - 12:15 PMLectureToxicologyDr. T. WismerHot topics in clinical toxicology
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20152:00 - 3:00 PMLectureToxicologyDr. T. WismerNew antidotal therapies
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20153:10 - 4:10 PMLectureToxicologyDr. T. WismerToxicology of herbal medications
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20154:20 - 5:20 PMLectureToxicologyDr. T. WismerManaging toxicosis in exotic species
Sunday, Dec. 6, 201512:30 - 1:30 PMAsk the Expert LuncheonToxicologyDr. T. WismerToxicology case studies. This session requires an additional fee.
Sunday, Dec. 6, 201512:30 - 1:30 PMAsk the Expert LuncheonExotic Animal MedicineDr. M. MitchellWhat’s your diagnosis? Interactive exotic small mammal cases. This session requires an additional fee.
Thursday, Dec. 3, 20158:30 AM - 5:30 PMClinical Techniques CourseSoft Tissue SurgeryDr. M. KeatsVital Soft Tissue Surgeries: All About Cats. Additional fee required. Open to Veterinarians only.
Friday, Dec. 4, 20158:00 AM - 5:00 PMClinical Techniques CourseSoft Tissue SurgeryDr. M. KeatsVital Soft Tissue Surgeries: All About Dogs. Additional fee required. Open to Veterinarians only.
Saturday, Dec. 5 - Sunday, Dec. 6, 20158:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. both daysClinical Techniques CourseImagingDr. A. PeaseSpecialty Focus: Abdominal Ultrasonography - OFFSITE. Additional fee required. Open to Veterinarians only.
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20158:00 AM - 5:00 PMClinical Techniques CourseDentistryDr. H. LobpriseDental Essentials in Dogs and Cats. Additional fee required. Open to Veterinarians only.
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20158:30 AM - 12:30 PMClinical Techniques CourseOphthalmologyDr. M. Armour, Dr. C. Chapman, Dr. R. Merideth, and Dr. E. MoellerEyelid and Corneal Repair Surgeries. Additional fee required. Open to Veterinarians only.
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20158:30 AM - 5:30 PMClinical Techniques CourseGastrointestinal MedicineEssential Gastrointestinal Surgeries in Dogs. Additional fee required. Open to Veterinarians only.
Saturday, Dec. 5, 20151:00 - 5:00 PMClinical Techniques CoursePatient HandlingInsights Seminar: Low-Stress Patient Restraint and Enrichment Techniques. Additional fee required. Open to Veterinarians and Technicians.
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20158:00 AM - 12:00 PMClinical Techniques CourseOrthopedicsDr. J. WardlawStabilization Techniques for Luxating Patellas. Additional fee required. Open to Veterinarians only.
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20158:30 AM - 12:30 PMClinical Techniques CourseDentistryDr. H. LobpriseDigital Dental Imaging. Additional fee required. Open to Veterinarians and Technicians.
Sunday, Dec. 6, 20151:00 - 5:00 PMClinical Techniques CourseOrthopedicsDr. J. WardlawExtracapsular Stifle Stabilization Techniques. Additional fee required. Open to Veterinarians only.

1 – Program coordinated by the American Association of Feline Practitioners
2 – Program coordinated by the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management
3 – Program coordinated by the American Canine Sports Medicine Association
4 – Program provided by Eye Care for Animals