8:00am: What do we do with Partial CCLs - Dr. Matt Brunke
9:00am: The Basics of Regenerative Medicine - Dr. Matt Brunke
10:30am: Laser Therapy in Veterinary Rehab - Dr. Matt Brunke
11:30am: Therapeutic Exercises in Veterinary Rehab - Dr. Matt Brunke
2:40pm: Intervertebral Disc Disease - Dr. Ashley Hechler
3:40pm: Refractory Epilepsy Management - Dr. Ashley Hechler
4:45pm: Vestibular Disease - Dr. Ashley Hechler
8:00am: Discussing Diabetes Mellitus: Empowering Technicians - Mary Berg, BS, RVT, RLATG, VTS-Dentistry
Become the diabetes Tech Champion of your clinic. From the first interaction you have with a pet owner to the diabetes conversation after diagnosis and throughout the long-term care of a diabetic pet, this presentation will empower you to support pet owners as they embark on the diabetes journey.
Establish a productive dialogue with owners of pets with diabetes
Gain the tools and technical knowledge needed to support pet owners and their pets through the diabetes journey
Explore the importance of each step along this journey, from pre-diagnosis through long-term management
9:00am: Let's Talk Lifestyle Vaccines: Having the Conversation with Pet Owners - Mary Berg, BS, RVT, RLATG, VTS-Dentistry
This presentation will outline the role technicians play in informing pet owners about non-core/lifestyle-dependent vaccines in dogs (specifically CIRDC, leptospirosis, and Lyme disease). This session will cover epidemiology, prevalence, and changes in distribution over time; risk factors, pathogenesis, and clinical signs; diagnosis; and prevention and vaccine protocols. It will also cover how to engage pet owners in conversations relating to vaccination.
Review disease agents for canine infectious respiratory disease complex (CIRDC), leptospirosis, and Lyme disease
Understand the importance of investigating patient history
Develop effective tools for client communication, including tips for recommending lifestyle vaccines.
10:30am-12:20pm: Radiology - Deanna Matecko, CVT
2:40pm: Tips and Tricks for Staff Training - Trinity Bell, RVT & Monica Patton, RVT
3:40pm: A Technicians Approach to Hematology - Dawn DeMoss, RVTG
- Improving staff training using games, the internet, and models
4:45pm: Superpowers of a Veterinary Technician: Outstanding Microscope Skills - Dawn DeMoss, RVTG
This session will discuss hematology in practice and laboratory methods in hematology. Morphology, function, quantity, and disorders of erythrocytes, leukocytes, and platelets will be covered. The importance of doing a complete hemogram with both qualitative and quantitative data will be examined.
In this session, attendees will review common and uncommon parasites, cytology, urine sediment, and hematology microscope slides. This will be done through an anonymous interactive game. Common slide preparation and staining practices will be discussed as well.
8:00am: Hypoalbuminemia: When to Treat and How - Dr. Bobbi Conner
9:00am: AKI & Fluid Therapy: Myths and Mistakes - Dr. Bobbi Conner
10:00am: Respiratory Emergencies: Just Breathe - Dr. Bobbi Conner