ARCHIVED - SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016

6

HOURS

Cardiology

Speaker: Dr. Brian Maran

Time: 8:30am - 4pm

Location:

Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel St. Louis
7730 Bonhomme Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63105
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Topic:

Cardiology

Speaker:

Brian Maran, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology)
Cardiologist, Olympic Veterinary Cardiology, LLC

Date:

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Time:

8:30am - 4pm

CE Hours:

6

Please note:

There is no charge for parking at the Sheraton Clayton.

Presentation Notes (Login Required)

Lecture Summary: Cardiology

Canine Cardiomyopathy

A review of the etiology and diagnostic approach to Cardiomyopathy in dogs (DCM and ARVC). Management strategies are discussed with emphasis on the current scientific literature.

Feline Cardiomyopathy

A review of the various Cardiomyopathies seen in cats (HCM, DCM, RCM, UCM) and the diagnostic approach to these patients. Management of these conditions are discussed with the current literature explored.

Pulmonary Hypertension

A review of pulmonary arterial hypertension with emphasis placed on the vasodilatory and vasoconstrictor signal pathways and reasons for dysregulation. Available medications are explored and the utility of these medications in veterinary medicine discussed.

Pericardial Effusion

A review of pericardial effusion etiologies, pathophysiology, and case management including acute stabilization and chronic monitoring. Anatomic landmarks for urgent pericardiocentesis are discussed and long-term therapeutic options are explored including a discussion of the risks vs. benefits of surgical intervention.

Management of Congestive Heart Failure

A review of the pharmacology of cardiac drugs with emphasis on rational use and current evidence- based medicine in regards to therapy. The emphasis is placed on canine management, following the ACVIM Consensus Panel on Mitral Valve Disease, with discussion regarding feline variants explored. Following the pharmacology discussion, emphasis is shifted towards clinical response to therapy, follow up diagnostics, and appropriate monitoring and medication adjustments considering each patient's response and status.

A Review of Antiarrhythmic Therapy

A review of antiarrhythmic agent classification (Vaughn-Williams) with a focus on the clinical effects of the agents. Frequently encountered arrhythmias are reviewed with specific agents and doses discussed. Disease specific considerations (and contraindications) are discussed with each arrhythmia to ensure the appropriate agent is initiated in each patient.

Biography:

Dr. Brian Maran

Dr. Maran is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in the subspecialty of Cardiology. He earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Mississippi State University and completed his small animal medical and surgical internship at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Dr. Maran completed his Residency in Cardiology and Masters degree in pharmacogenomics at Washington State University where he was awarded the Outstanding Resident Research Award by the ACVIM in 2010 and 2011.

Prior to founding Olympic Veterinary Cardiology, Dr. Maran practiced in a multi-doctor specialty clinic near Seattle. He also served as a locum Cardiologist for the University of Florida where he was responsible for student and resident training as well as managing the clinical service, including numerous minimally invasive surgeries. He remains an adjunct faculty member at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

He lectures internationally on various topics in cardiology and veterinary medicine and has presented numerous continuing education lectures for veterinarians throughout the west.

ARCHIVED - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016

2

HOURS

VETERINARY DENTISTRY

Speaker: Dr. Robert Ulbricht

Time: 6:30pm - 9pm

Location:

The Lodge - Des Peres
1050 Des Peres Road
Des Peres, MO 63131
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Topic:

Inside the Oral Cavity with Dental Radiography

Speaker:

Robert Ulbricht, DVM Diplomate, AVDC

Date:

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Time:

6:30pm - 9pm

CE Hours:

2

Lecture Summary: Inside the Oral Cavity with Dental Radiography

The purpose of this lecture is to aid veterinarians in the selection of dental radiograph units and digital image processors. A discussion on proper positioning of dental film and x-ray beam for intraoral and extraoral radiographs will be included. The final portion of the lecture will be various images of dental pathology.

Biography:

Dr. Robert Ulbricht

Dr. Ulbricht received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1999 from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation he was a general practitioner in a multi-doctor, progressive small animal hospital in the Chicago area. In 2002, he completed a full-time residency in dentistry at the University of Illinois and joined the Associated Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Ulbricht became a board-certified Veterinary Dentist the following year. He is active in education through lectures given to a variety of organizations and labs given to veterinarians and their staff to improve dental care provided to companion animals. Within the American Veterinary Dental College, Dr. Ulbricht has been involved with several committee that assist and test candidates for board-certification in Veterinary Dentistry.

ARCHIVED - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2016

2

HOURS

Ophthalmic Surgery

Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Giuliano

Time: 6:30pm - 9pm

Location:

Faust Park Carousel - Meeting Room
15189 Olive Blvd.
Chesterfield, MO 63017
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Topic:

Ophthalmic Surgery for the Small Animal Parts 1 & 2

Speaker:

Elizabeth A. Giuliano, DVM, MS, Diplomate, ACVO

Date:

Friday, February 5, 2016

Time:

6:30pm - 9pm

CE Hours:

2

Please Note:

Plan to come a little early (6pm) to ride the carousel for free!

Presentation Notes (Login Required)

Lecture Summary: Ophthalmic Surgery for the Small Animal Parts 1 & 2

Brief review of ocular anatomy and an overview of basic ophthalmic instrumentation for ophthalmic surgery will be discussed followed by a case-based approach to the diagnosis and surgical management of common ophthalmic abnormalities necessitating surgery. Special emphasis will be placed on ways to avoid common mistakes and to ensure the optimal surgical outcome for the small animal practitioner.

Biography:

Dr. Elizabeth Giuliano

Dr. Giuliano received a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York in 1991 and her DVM degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996. Following graduation from veterinary school, she completed a small animal rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City in 1997 and remained in private practice in midtown Manhattan the following year. In 1998, she returned to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to complete a Comparative Ocular Pathology Fellowship. Since July 1, 1999, Dr. Giuliano has been a member of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri where she completed a residency in veterinary ophthalmology and a Masters of Science degree. She is currently a tenured Professor of the department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at the University of Missouri and Section Chief of their comparative ophthalmology service. She has authored over 70 articles and text book chapters. Dr. Giuliano is a dynamic, engaging speaker and has lectured extensively in the academic setting and at national and international meetings. She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including two Golden Aesculapius Teaching Awards and the Gold Chalk Award. In 2011, she was elected to the ACVO Board of Regents and currently holds the office of ACVO President.

ARCHIVED - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015

2

HOURS

BEHAVIOR

Speaker: Debra F. Horwitz, DVM, Dipl. ACVB

Time: 6:30pm - 9pm

Location:

AKC Museum of the Dog
1721 South Mason Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63131
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Topic:

Behavior

Speaker:

Debra F. Horwitz, DVM, Diplomate, ACVB
Veterinary Behavior Consultations

Date:

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Time:

6:30pm - 9pm

CE Hours:

2

Please Note:

Plan to take a complimentary tour of the museum during the cocktail hour prior to the CE event.

Presentation Notes (Login Required)

Welcome home-easing the transition for the newly adopted pet

Lecture Summary:

  • Homes that use rescue and shelters to bring home a new pet have skyrocket. Find out how to help pet owners ease the adjustment for both of them leading to life long bonds. Fear Free handling will also be discussed.

  • Learn how to set up safety plans and techniques to assess treatment progress and the prognosis for aggressive dogs

Biography:

Dr. Debra Horwitz

Dr. Debra Horwitz received her DVM from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. She is a frequent lecturer in both North America and abroad on behavioral topics to veterinarians and pet owners and often featured on both television and radio and is a behavioral consultant for the VIN. She has authored and edited several books and book chapters including Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Canine and Feline Behavior 1st edition co-authored with Jacqui Neilson, the second edition will be published in 2016. Her other books include the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Behavioural Medicine 1st and 2nd editions, behavior section editor The 5-Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline, third, fourth and fifth editions, and co-author of the Lifelearn Behavior Client Handouts. She is also the lead editor of a book for pet owners authored by diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Decoding your Dog published in January 2014. She was president of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists 2006-2008. In 2012 she received the Veterinarian of the Year from Ceva Animal Health at the Annual Show Dogs of the Year® Awards and was voted NAVC 2012 and NAVC 2014 Small Animal Speaker of the Year.

ARCHIVED - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2015

6

HOURS

FELINE MEDICINE

Speaker: Susan Little, DVM, DABVP (Feline)

Time: 8:30am - 4pm

Location:

Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel St. Louis
7730 Bonhomme Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63105
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Topic:

Feline Medicine

Speaker:

Susan Little, DVM, DABVP (Feline)
Bytown Cat Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Date:

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Time:

8:30am - 4pm

CE Hours:

6

Presentation Notes (Login Required)

Topic 1: How to recognize pain & manage pain in cats

Pain is a component of many diseases and procedures in the cat and is an important welfare issue, but it has only been commonly discussed in recent years. Studies in Canada and other countries show that cats receive analgesics less often than dogs and analgesia is often withheld for fear of adverse consequences. An important barrier is that recognizing the signs of pain and its impact on quality of life is challenging in cats. This presentation will focus on how to anticipate and recognize pain in cats, as well as effective interventional and treatment strategies.

Topic 2: What's new in feline retrovirus infections: FeLV and FIV

Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) are retroviruses that represent two of the most important infectious diseases of cats worldwide. The American Association of Feline Practitioners and the European Advisory Board on Cat Diseases have published guidelines for retrovirus testing and management. This presentation will cover new information on FeLV and FIV prevalence in the US as well as the specific guidelines and pitfalls for disease prevention and diagnostic testing.

Topic 3: Current concepts in feline CKD

Chronic kidney disease affects at least 1/3 of senior cats and can present complex diagnostic and management issues. IRIS staging is an important part of diagnosis in these patients and can help determine a treatment plan. This presentation will focus on an evidence-based medicine approach to screening, staging, and evaluation of the various treatments available.

Topic 4: Emerging infectious diseases: Streptococcal infections in cats

Emerging infectious diseases are those that have increased in incidence in the last two decades for a variety of reasons, including changes in pathogens and expanded ranges. A variety of systemic diseases that have been association with streptococcal infections in cats will be discussed, such as septicemia, necrotizing fasciitis/myositis, and toxic shock syndrome. Also virulent disease associated with streptococcal infections in shelter cats will be reviewed.

Topic 5: What we think we know about treatment of IBD in cats

Inflammatory bowel disease is an immunologically mediated chronic enteropathy. Given that we do not know the causes of this heterogeneous group of disorders, treatment recommendations are empiric. Treatment decisions are complicated by the fact that we lack randomized controlled drug trials to evaluate the efficacy of therapies and clinical data is sparse for alternate therapies. This presentation will review the current state of knowledge about treatment options for feline IBD.

Biography:

Dr. Susan Little

Dr. Susan Little received her BSc from Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia, Canada) and her DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. She has been in feline practice since 1990 and achieved board certification in Feline Practice in 1997. She is part owner of two feline specialty practices in Ottawa, Canada. She is the 2015 president of the American Assoc. of Feline Practitioners and board member for the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (representing the American Animal Hospital Association). She is a peer reviewer for veterinary journals as well as the author of many journal articles. Dr. Little is the recipient of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Assoc. Small Animal Practitioner Award (2010), the NAVC Small Animal Speaker of the Year Award (2013), and the International Society of Feline Medicine/Hill's Pet Nutrition Award for outstanding contributions to feline medicine (2013). She is the editor and coauthor of The Cat – Clinical Medicine and Management (Elsevier, 2012) and the editor of Volume 7 of August's Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine (2015).

ARCHIVED - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2015

2

HOURS

NEUROLOGY

Speaker: Fred Wininger, VMD, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)

Time: 6:30pm - 9pm

Location:

Piper Palm House
4256 Magnolia Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110
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Topic:

Neurology

Speaker:

Fred Wininger, VMD, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)
Neurology/Neurosurgery Section Head, Veterinary Specialty Services
Adjunct Professor, University of Missouri CVM

Date:

Friday, September 18, 2015

Time:

6:30pm - 9pm

CE Hours:

2

Presentation Notes (Login Required)

Topic 1: "Brain on Fire" Central nervous system inflammatory disease.

Lecture Summary:

  • Learn the basic types of meningoencephalitis.

  • Understand the basic diagnostic algorithm to for diagnosing meningoencephalitis and differentiating infectious vs. non-infectious causes.

  • Gain exposure to advanced diagnostic to definitive diagnosis (Cross sectional imaging and spinal fluid analysis)

  • Learn about basic management with anticonvulsants and immune-modulator options.

Topic 2: Wobblers and Cauda Equina Syndrome - The stenotic diseases of the cranial and caudal spinal cord

Lecture Summary:

  • Learn the basic clinical presentation of caudal cervical spondylomyelopathy and lumbosacral syndrome.

  • Gain exposure to general means of attaining a diagnosis.

  • Gain exposure to medical and conservative vs. surgical management of these disorders.

  • Learn about current research in improved surgical techniques.

Biography:

Dr. Fred Wininger

A Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology), Dr. Fred Wininger has extensive training and experience with both medical and surgical neurology. He joins VSS specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases involving the brain, spine, nerves and muscles.

Dr. Wininger graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. After concluding a rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at the University of Georgia, he completed his neurology/neurosurgery residency at Washington State University, concurrently earning a Master of Science in Neuroscience in 2009.

Following residency, Dr. Wininger joined the faculty at the University of Missouri as an assistant professor of neurology/neurosurgery and a member of the Comparative Neurology Program. In addition to serving as the attending neurosurgical clinician at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, he was an active researcher for the development of treatments of neurodegenerative disease that affect both young dogs and children. He received international awards for his efforts that contributed to therapies now utilized in both animals and humans. He maintains an adjunct professor role at the MU and remains an active member of the research and teaching program there. The training of future veterinarians remains one of his top priorities.

Dr. Wininger has extensive clinical training in all aspects of veterinary neurology/neurosurgery with a neurosurgical certification from the ACVIM. His special interests include advanced MRI neuroimaging techniques and minimally invasive neurosurgical procedures. He has authored several peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters on these topics. He is the founding and current treasurer of Veterinary Neurosurgical Society, an organization committed to uniting veterinary surgeons and neurosurgeons in discovering the best therapy for pets.

Dr. Wininger joined VSS because of his desire to work more closely with his animal patients and their owners. He is proud to bring the most state of the art veterinary neurology techniques to St. Louis. Dr. Wininger prides himself on his compassionate care and is strongly bonded to his patients and clients.

ARCHIVED - SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015

6

HOURS

ONCOLOGY

Speaker: Sandra Axiak-Bechtel, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

Time: 8:30am - 4pm

Location:

St. Louis Marriott West
660 Maryville Centre Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141
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Topic:

Oncology

Speaker:

Sandra Axiak-Bechtel, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Assistant Professor
University of Missouri CVM

Date:

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Time:

8:30am - 4pm

CE Hours:

6

Presentation Notes (Login Required)

Topic 1: Chemotherapy - mechanisms and toxicities

This lecture will cover the most common therapeutics used in veterinary medicine, goals with therapy, common and unique toxicities, and management of side effects.

Topic 2: Clinical trials - what we've learned and what's up and coming

We will cover the objectives and outcomes of recent clinical trials in canine/ feline cancer therapy in addition to reviewing ongoing clinical trials.

Topic 3: Lymphoma – update on diagnostics and treatment options

Using a case based approach, we will review lymphoma diagnosis in both dogs and cats, standard care, and new therapies.

Topic 4: Mast cell tumor – update on new treatments, classification schemes and effects on treatment decisions

Using a case based approach, we will review mast cell tumor diagnosis in dogs, the new staging scheme, prognostic indicators, standard care, and new therapies.

Topic 5: Mammary carcinoma – refresher on diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis

Using a case based approach, we will review mammary tumor diagnosis in both dogs and cats, prognostic indicators, standard care, and new therapies.

Topic 6: Cytology refresher

In an interactive case based discussion, we will review cytology slides, description, and diagnosis of common tumor types.

Biography:

Dr. Sandra Axiak-Bechtel

Dr. Sandra Axiak-Bechtel graduated from Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 followed by an internship at Mississippi State University and residency at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists. She achieved board certification in Medical Oncology in 2008 and practiced as an Associate Oncologist at Veterinary Specialists of North Texas in Dallas prior to joining the MU College of Veterinary Medicine as an Assistant Professor in Oncology in 2009. Her research focuses on improving the lives of companion animals with naturally occurring cancer and providing translational models for research in cancer causation, progression, and treatment. This focus provides advanced cancer therapy for companion animals and essential information for translation of novel treatments into people. Her scholarly activity in the area of Comparative and Translational Medicine is subdivided novel diagnostics and treatments in cancer therapy; immune system dysfunction and modulation in cancer; and nanomedicine in cancer therapy.

ARCHIVED - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015

2

HOURS

NUTRITION

Speaker: Christine Willis-Mahn, DVM

Time: 6:30 - 9pm

Location:

Brentwood Parks and Recreation Complex
2505 S Brentwood Blvd
Brentwood, MO 63144
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Topic:

Nutrition

Speaker:

Christine Willis-Mahn, DVM
Veterinarian (Internal Medicine Department and Clinical Nutrition Service)
Midwest Veterinary Referral Center

Date:

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Time:

6:30 - 9pm

CE Hours:

2

Topic 1: Basic Nutrition and Assessment

Summary of nutrition basics including; body condition assessment, calculating daily caloric intake, and calculating/establishing weight loss regimens.

Topic 2: Alternative Diets and Case Studies

Discussion of alternative diets such as raw feeding (facts and myths), homemade diets, etc. Case studies will include the applicable use of homemade diets for various diseases.

Biography:

Dr. Christine Willis-Mahn

Dr. Willis-Mahn earned her BA in Biology from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She completed a Small Animal Medicine and Surgical Internship and an Internal Medicine Residency at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Willis-Mahn also completed a Clinical Nutrition Residency through both Angell Animal Medical Center and North Carolina State University – College of Veterinary Medicine.

She has particular interests in gastrointestinal, liver, and immune-mediated diseases. Currently is married to a veterinary surgeon, has a daughter named Josie, and recently welcomed a son. Other family members include: 2 dogs (Ranger and Elwood), 1 cat (Beaner), 1 bird (Tango), and fish. Dr. Willis enjoys spending time w/ family, baking sweets, and being outside.

ARCHIVED - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015

2

HOURS

RADIOLOGY

Speaker: DesChene Brochtrup, DVM, DACVR

Time: 6:30 - 9pm

Location:

Balaban's
1772 Clarkson Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017
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Topic:

Radiology

Speaker:

DesChene Brochtrup, DVM, DACVR
Veterinary Radiologist
VIS Mobile

Date:

Friday, February 20, 2015

Time:

6:30 - 9pm

CE Hours:

2

Topic 1: Ultrasound Specialty in your practice

Understanding how ultrasound can benefit your patients, your medicine, and your practice. Common missconceptions and pitfals and how to avoid them.

Topic 2: Radiographs – More than just two views

Additional or atypical views that can be obtained within a general practice and how these can be diagnosticly beneficial and time savers.

Biography:

Dr. DesChene Brochtrup

DesChene (DC) Brochtrup, DVM, DACVR graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. After finishing veterinary school, DesChene practiced in the St. Louis area for five years, including equine ambulatory medicine, small animal and exotic general practice, and small animal emergency medicine prior to completing a three-year residency in Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology at Kansas State University, in Manhattan Ks, 2009-2012. After completion of her residency and board certification in the fall of 2012, DesChene joined VIS Mobile, in St. Louis. DesChene lives on a small family farm near Festus Mo which she shares with her husband, James, two loving dogs, a "mostly" Labrador, Castor, and a "kind of" Labrador, Espresso, three horses, and a flock of chickens and ducks. She is a member of AVMA and ACVR.

ARCHIVED - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014

2

HOURS

SURGERY

Speaker: Emily Miller, DVM, DACVS-SA

Time: 6:30 - 9pm

Location:

Brentwood Parks and Recreation Complex
2505 S Brentwood Blvd
Brentwood, MO 63144
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Topic:

Surgery

Speaker:

Emily Miller, DVM, DACVS-SA
Assistant Teaching Professor, Small Animal Surgery
University of Missouri-Columbia

Date:

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Time:

6:30 - 9pm

CE Hours:

2

Presentation Notes (Login Required)

Topic 1: Initial wound management

This lecture will focus on the initial evaluation and treatment of various acute wounds commonly encountered in small animal practice. Wounds will be classified based on appearance and wounding mechanism to allow the practitioner to formulate an appropriate initial wound management plan. Technical aspects of acute wound management will be reviewed.

Topic 2: Wound care and closure

This lecture will build on information presented in the previous hour. Phases of wound healing will be reviewed with emphasis on identifying the stage of wound healing based on physical appearance of the wound. This information will be used to help the practitioner determine appropriate management techniques (including topical treatments, bandaging, and closure) for a particular wound. Complications of wound management will be discussed, with particular attention given to avoiding and treating complications.

Biography:

Dr. Emily Miller

Dr. Miller is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. She graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, then went on to complete a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery in Charlotte, North Carolina followed by a surgical internship in Dallas, Texas. After completing a residency in small animal surgery at Iowa State University, Dr. Miller served on faculty at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine prior to joining the soft tissue surgery team at the University of Missouri in January of 2014. While she enjoys all aspects of soft tissue surgery, Dr. Miller has a special interest in oncological surgery.

ARCHIVED - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2014

7

HOURS

ANESTHESIA

Speaker: Andy Claude, DVM, Dipl. ACVAA

Time: 8:30am - 4pm

Location:

St. Louis Marriott West
660 Maryville Centre Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141
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Topic:

Anesthesia

Speaker:

Andy Claude, DVM, Dipl. ACVAA
Assistant Professor & Service Chief, Comparative Anesthesiology
Mississippi State University CVM

Date:

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Time:

8:30am - 4pm

CE Hours:

7

Topic 1: Complications and troubleshooting during small animal anesthesia

Complications during small animal anesthesia vary from minor annoyances to major, life-threatening challenges. Thorough pre-anesthetic planning and anticipating problems are the key to mitigating anesthetic-related adversities. In this lecture we will discuss events which can lead to complications during small animal anesthesia, their clinical manifestations and remedies.

Topic 2: Post-anesthetic care of the small animal patient

Serious anesthetic related complications with small animal anesthesia can occur during recovery. Unfortunately many practitioners do not always regard the recovery period of anesthesia as a vital component to a successful anesthetic event. This lecture is devoted to the recovery phase of small animal anesthesia, investigating common challenges encountered post-anesthetically and their remedies.

Topic 3: Current fluid therapy topics and recommendations during small animal anesthetic procedures

Recommended fluid therapy in veterinary anesthesiology has changed dramatically in the last several years. Five to ten milliliters per kilogram per hour is no longer considered a medically valid rate. This lecture will cover new recommendations regarding fluid therapy during small animal anesthetic procedures; in addition we will investigate different kinds of fluids, their applications, as well as their pros and cons.

Topic 4: Analgesic considerations for the feline patient

The adage, "Cats are NOT small dogs" is particularly true when considering veterinary anesthetic and analgesic pharmaceuticals. Unfortunately options regarding analgesic drugs are seemingly more limited with feline compared to canine patients. This lecture will explore traditional and current ways to assess and manage pain in cats. We will examine both injectable and locoregional analgesic modalities for routine, and some less routine, procedures on feline patients.

Topic 5: Acute pain management in the small animal practice; local and regional anesthesia

This lecture will discuss the basics of pain and its pathophysiology. We will also explore options for pain management in small animals focusing especially on local and regional anesthetic techniques.

Topic 6: Acute pain management in the small animal practice; pharmaceutical options

Options regarding parenteral analgesia in small animal medicine are often governed by cost and experience of clinical practitioners. In this lecture we will consider common concerns with injectable analgesics in dogs and cats and strategies to mitigate them.

Biography:

Dr. Andy Claude

Andrew Claude is an assistant professor and service chief of veterinary comparative anesthesiology in the Department of Clinical Sciences, Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Claude received his DVM degree from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. He practiced as a general practitioner for thirteen years before returning to Iowa State to complete an internship and residency in veterinary anesthesia in 2009. He began his position at Mississippi State during the summer of 2009 and is currently involved with multiple teaching, laboratory and clinical assignments, research projects and is the head of the comparative anesthesiology residency training program at Mississippi State University. Dr. Claude has published several articles including myocardial scaffold-based cardiac tissue engineering, the effects of maropitant in dogs premedicated with hydromorphone, dex-medetomidine as a premedication for dogs with caval syndrome, ECG-guided central venous catheterization in the dog and the quantification of the resting cortisol levels in the canine anterior chamber. His primary interests include cardiopulmonary physiology, pain management, local and regional anesthesia.

ARCHIVED - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014

2

HOURS

NEUROLOGY

Speaker: Dr. Fred Wininger

Time: 6:30 - 9pm

Location:

Balaban's
1772 Clarkson Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017
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Topic:

Neurology

Speaker:

Fred Wininger, VMD, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)

Date:

Friday, September 26, 2014

Time:

6:30 - 9pm

CE Hours:

2

Topic 1: "From Back Pain to Paraplegia"

  • Thoracolumbar spinal cord anatomy

  • Progression of clinical signs associated with injury

  • Differential Diagnosis

  • Current Therapy for IVDD

Topic 2: "The Acute Lower Motor Neuron Patient"

  • Distinguish upper versus lower motor neuron anatomy and function

  • Discuss the four main differentials for acute LMN disease including myasthenia gravis,
    tick paralysis, idiopathic polyradiculoneuritis (coonhound paralysis and botulism

  • A brief overview of tetanus

Dr. Fred Wininger

A Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology), Dr. Fred Wininger has extensive training and experience with both medical and surgical neurology. He joins VSS specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases involving the brain, spine, nerves and muscles.

Dr. Wininger graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. After concluding a rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at the University of Georgia, he completed his neurology/neurosurgery residency at Washington State University, concurrently earning a Master of Science in Neuroscience in 2009.

Following residency, Dr. Wininger joined the faculty at the University of Missouri as an assistant professor of neurology/neurosurgery and a member of the Comparative Neurology Program. In addition to serving as the attending neurosurgical clinician at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, he was an active researcher for the development of treatments of neurodegenerative disease that affect both young dogs and children. He received international awards for his efforts that contributed to therapies now utilized in both animals and humans. He maintains an adjunct professor role at the MU and remains an active member of the research and teaching program there. The training of future veterinarians remains one of his top priorities.

Dr. Wininger has extensive clinical training in all aspects of veterinary neurology/neurosurgery with a neurosurgical certification from the ACVIM. His special interests include advanced MRI neuroimaging techniques and minimally invasive neurosurgical procedures. He has authored several peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters on these topics. He is the founding and current treasurer of Veterinary Neurosurgical Society, an organization committed to uniting veterinary surgeons and neurosurgeons in discovering the best therapy for pets.

Dr. Wininger joined VSS because of his desire to work more closely with his animal patients and their owners. He is proud to bring the most state of the art veterinary neurology techniques to St. Louis. Dr. Wininger prides himself on his compassionate care and is strongly bonded to his patients and clients.

ARCHIVED - SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2014

6

HOURS

RADIOLOGY

Speaker: Dr. Victor Rendano

Time: 8:30am - 4pm

Location:

St. Louis Marriott West
660 Maryville Centre Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141
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Topic:

Radiology

Speaker:

Victor T. Rendano Jr., VMD, MS, DACVR, DACVR(RO)

Date:

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Time:

8:30am - 4pm

CE Hours:

6

 

Scheduled Topics:

  • Anatomy of the abdominal viscera.

  • Clinical Pearls-As viewed through the window of imaging.

  • He She Can't Pee…What do I do next?

  • Imaging the respiratory system Parts I, II, III

  • Contrast study: GI and urogenital not a dying art.

 

Dr. Rendano is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology.

 

He is board certified in veterinary radiology and radiation oncology, a distinction obtained by only sixteen veterinarians in the United States.

 

He was a tenured associate professor at Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine for 20 years. After retiring from Cornell in 1996, he established a tele-imaging company known as eVetDiagnostics. He currently is CEO and president of that company. Additionally, Dr. Rendano is a partner in the Veterinary Medical Center of Central New York/Syracuse and Advanced Veterinary Cancer care/Newburgh, New York.

 

Dr. Rendano has published over 100 papers and has lectured nationally and internationally.

 

ARCHIVED - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014

2

HOURS

Canine Degenerative Myelopathy & Vestibular Dysfunction

Speaker: Dr. Joan Coates

Time: 6:30 - 9pm

Location:

Vet Tech Institute at Hickey College
Room 126
2780 Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63114
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Sponsor:

Topic:

Neurology

Speaker:

Dr. Joan Coates
Professor Neurology/Neurosurgery
Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

Date:

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Time:

Dinner: 6:30, Lecture: 7-9pm

CE Hours:

2

 

  • BS, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

  • DVM, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

  • MS, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

  • Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) (Specialty of Neurology)

ARCHIVED - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014

2

HOURS

IMMUNE MEDIATED DISEASE

Speaker: Dr. Christine Willis-Mahn

Time: 6:30 - 9pm

Location:

C.J. Mugg's (Webster Groves)
101 W. Lockwood
Webster Groves, MO 63119
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Topic:

Immune Mediated Disease

Speaker:

Dr. Christine Willis-Mahn

Date:

Friday, February 7, 2014

Time:

Dinner: 6:30, Lecture: 7-9pm

CE Hours:

2

 

Dr. Willis-Mahn earned her BA in Biology from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She completed a Small Animal Medical and Surgical Internship and an Internal Medicine Residency at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Willis-Mahn also completed a Clinical Nutrition Residency through both Angell Animal Medical Center and North Carolina State University – College of Veterinary Medicine.

 

Dr. Willis-Mahn offers a unique approach to the management of various diseases by combining both her internal medicine and clinical nutrition expertise. She has particular interests in gastrointestinal, liver, and immune-mediated diseases. She performs gastrointestinal endoscopy, cystoscopy, bronchoscopy, rhinoscopy, and laparoscopy. In addition, she has a special interest in interventional radiology procedures such as tracheal stenting.

 

ARCHIVED - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013

6

HOURS

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT & SOCIAL MEDIA

Speaker: Dr. Andy Roark

Time: 8:30am - 4pm

Location:

St. Louis Marriott West
660 Maryville Centre Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141
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Topics:

Practice Management and Social Media

Speakers:

Andrew Roark, DVM, MS

Date:

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Time:

8:30am - 4pm

CE Hours:

6

 

Dr. Andrew Roark DVM MS is a practicing veterinarian, speaker, consultant, and author, as well as a husband and father. He served as one of the first National Presidents for the Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA) while in veterinary school at the University of Florida, where he graduated in 2008. Dr. Roark began his career practicing simultaneously in a large, 24-hour general practice and a single-veterinarian start-up clinic before joining two other doctors at Green Valley Animal Hospital (GVAH) in Ijamsville, MD in 2010. He and his family recently left Maryland for Greenville, SC where Dr. Roark is currently practicing at Cleveland Park Animal Hospital. Dr. Roark has been an associate veterinarian at CPAH since 2012 and loves seeing patients and working with the talented staff there.

 

Dr. Roark's favorite non-medical aspects of practice are teaching and building relationships. He is passionate about:

  • Effective communication between doctors and clients

  • Outstanding client service training for doctors and staff members

  • Strategic planning for veterinary hospitals and individual careers, and

  • Optimal healthcare for all pets

 

Dr. Roark is a regular columnist for DVM360, Vetstreet.com, and Veterinary Team Brief, and writes frequently for a number of other publications. Dr. Roark is a member of the Veterinary Team Brief Advisory Board and the National Veterinary Business Management Association Advisory Board. He is also owns his own consulting firm, and is a member of the VetPartners consulting group. Dr. Roark was recently named one of the "25 Veterinarians to Watch in 2013" by Veterinary Practice News.

"It is always a pleasure to work and be around Dr. Roark. He is positive, energetic, personable and dedicated to learning and growing in his veterinary skills and consulting services. He has excellent communication skills, leadership skills and is a teacher and developer. Clients appreciate his follow through and his commitment to their pets. He is very service orientated and applies good business skills. Dr. Roark is a great addition to any veterinary team."

 

-Mary Ann Vande Linde, DVM, Former Director of Education, Pender Veterinary Centre

 

Scheduled Topics:

  1. How to drive change in your veterinary practice - This is a very fun session that involves a lot of stories from my own career as well as some good audience interaction. If someone only got to see one hour of me speaking, this is probably the one I would recommend.

  2. 10 Tips for Making Facebook Pay Off - These are my top 10 tips for using Facebook to bond clients and actually bring patients through the clinic doors. It is heavy on "what to post" and I go through how I use Facebook in the clinic. I am not a "tech guy" so that is not the type of talk that you will see here. This is a talk about how to create relationships by sharing the personality of your practice.

  3. Mastering Twitter - This session breaks the mold. I use a live twitter feed that everyone in the audience can see in real time. Then, I have the entire audience get their phones out, and we all use twitter together. In 50 minutes, I provide members of the audience with a brand new skill that they can take home and put into practice immediately. This session also gets the audience fired up about the conference's twitter hashtag and increases the social media content being created during the event. It is ideal for people who have never used twitter, or who tried it out and didn't see what all the fuss is about (which is most people I meet in veterinary medicine). Again, it is all based on what I actually do in the clinic.

  4. Building Client Loyalty to Drive Profits - This is an interactive session with case studies from practice. It is all about why customer satisfaction is not good enough anymore, and how to focus on building deep relationships. The steps laid out are backed up with peer-reviewed research from various customer service industries, and they are practices I strive to implement everyday myself.

  5. 6 Tools for Managing Angry or Complaining Clients - These 6 response tools have been identified through customer service research done primarily in the airline industry. I use these 6 tools whenever I interact with an unhappy client. I use case studies and audience participation to build skills as well as knowledge.

  6. Jedi Mind Tricks - 10 quick tips to get what you want from staff, doctors, and clients. These are communication tips soundly based in psychology that help you get what you want in short order.

ARCHIVED - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013

2

HOURS

NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN VETERINARY UROLOGY

Speakers: Dr. Wayne Hause & Dr. Christine Cocayne

Time: 6:30 - 9pm

Location:

C.J. Mugg's (Webster Groves)
101 W. Lockwood
Webster Groves, MO 63119
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Topic:

New Techniques in Veterinary Urology

Speaker:

Dr. Wayne Hause and Dr. Christine Cocayne

Date:

Friday, November 8, 2013

Time:

Dinner: 6:30, Lecture: 7-9pm

CE Hours:

2

 

Dr. Hause became board-certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine in 1980. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Zoology in 1971. He then attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree with High Honors in 1975. He was given the Dr. L. E. Fisher Award for proficiency in small animal medicine. After veterinary school graduation, he performed a rotating internship at New York City's Animal Medical Center, the largest small animal hospital in the world. After completion of the small animal internal medicine residency program, he joined the staff at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine as an assistant professor. His responsibilities in this position were clinical and lecture teaching of junior and senior veterinary students. He lectured primarily in the area of clinical oncology and ran the clinical oncology service until 1981. In addition, he ran the neurology service when the neurologists were off clinical service. Dr. Hause and his family moved to St. Louis in 1981 and he began to develop his internal medicine referral service immediately. Dr. Hause and Dr. Ronald Kolata developed the St. Louis Veterinary Referral Clinic and leased space from the Animal Emergency Clinic until 1989. The Bridgeton location was built and the staff moved in January of 1989 and the name was changed to Associated Veterinary Specialists. Since becoming certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Dr. Hause has remained an active member of the college. In addition to attending the annual educational forum, he has been on the Qualifying Examination and Residency Training committees. Currently he is chairman of the Specialists in Private Practice committee. Although he is certified in small animal internal medicine, Dr. Hause maintains a special interest in clinical oncology and neurology. He is a member of the Greater St. Louis Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Veterinary Cancer Society.

 

Dr. Christine G. Cocayne is board certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine. She is a 2004 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia and spent four years in private practice in the St. Louis area before starting her residency. She finished her three year residency training, which was done jointly at the University of Missouri-Columbia and AVS, in June 2011. Dr. Cocayne is originally from the St. Louis area and, when not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and dogs (Riley, Dexter, and Jack).

ARCHIVED - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013

2

HOURS

NOISE & STORM PHOBIAS,
AGGRESSION: WHAT TO SAY & WHEN TO REFER

Speakers: Dr. Debra Horwitz & Dr. Amy Pike

Time: 6:30 - 9pm

Location:

Vet Tech Institute at Hickey College
Room 126
2780 Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63114
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Topics:

Noise & Storm Phobias
Aggression: What To Say & When To Refer

Speakers:

Debra Horwitz, DVM, DACVB and Amy Pike, DVM
Veterinary Behavior Consultations

Date:

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Time:

Dinner: 6:30, Lecture: 7-9pm

CE Hours:

2

 

Dr. Debra Horwitz received her DVM from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1975. She became board certified as a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists in 1996, one year after the formal recognition of the college. Dr. Horwitz has had a referral practice for behavioral problems in companion animals since 1982; and moved her practice and family to St. Louis in 1986. Dr. Horwitz is adjunct faculty at the University of Missouri veterinary school. She is Co-editor and author of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Behavioral Medicine 1st and 2nd edition, published in October 2009. Her other book, Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Canine and Feline Behavior co-authored with Dr. Jacqui Neilson was published in 2007. She is the behavior section editor for the 5 Minute Veterinary Consult 3rd, 4th and 5th editions. She is also co-author of the Lifelearn Behavior Client Handouts available on CD and online. Dr. Horwitz is a behavioral consultant on the Veterinary Information Network, an educational resource for veterinarians. In 2012 she received the Veterinarian of the Year by Ceva Animal Health at the Purina® Pro Plan® 57th Annual Show Dogs of the Year® Awards.

 

She is a frequent lecturer speaking at the numerous national and international veterinary meetings including the North American Veterinary Conference, the American Animal Hospital Association annual meeting, the American Veterinary Medical Association Annual Convention, the Australian Veterinary Association and the British Small Animal Veterinary Association. In 1999 she was chosen "Technician Speaker of the year" at the North American Veterinary Conference. She was recently chosen as the "Veterinary Speaker of the year" at the 2012 North American Veterinary Conference. Her articles on companion animal behavior have appeared in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Veterinary Forum, Compendium publications, Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, NAVC Clinician's Brief, and in books for pet owners on behavior. She also serves on several advisory boards for corporations and publications related to animal behavior, health and welfare. She appears locally and nationally on both radio and television as well as in local print publications and lectures. Dr. Horwitz was the 1999 AAHA Friskies PetCare award recipient for excellence in companion animal behavior.

 

Dr. Horwitz is actively involved in organized veterinary medicine serving on numerous committees for the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and has also served as its president. She has also served on the Committee for the Human Animal Bond of the American Veterinary Medical Association. She is a member of the Greater St. Louis Veterinary Medical Association, the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Locally she has helped train behavior Helpline associates at the Missouri Humane Society as well as Nestle Purina PetCare Office of Consumer Affairs.

 

Dr. Amy Pike graduated from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2003. After graduation, she was commissioned as a Captain into the United States Army Veterinary Corps and was stationed at Fort Huachuca where she spent the next three years. There, Dr. Pike took care of 200 US Customs and Border Protection horses, 15 Military Working Dogs, ran a small animal clinic with over 4000 active patient files, and was the director of the base's stray animal and adoption facility. It was dealing with the Military Working Dogs that spurred her initial interest in behavior medicine.After getting off of active duty in 2006, Dr. Pike then worked exclusively in small animal practice in Sierra Vista, Arizona where she furthered her love of behavior medicine by seeing cases and teaching Puppy Socialization classes for clients. Dr. Pike and her husband, a Major in the Army, were then stationed in the Washington DC area where she worked at the small animal clinic on Andrews Air Force base and took care of the Military Working Dogs attached to the President of the United States.

 

After only one year, the Pike family was then stationed in the Metro East area at Scott Air Force Base. Dr. Pike started seeing behavior referrals at VBC in August of 2011 and we are excited to announce that her residency has been officially approved by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists.Dr. Pike has had behavior articles published in numerous professional veterinary journals, including Clinician's Brief, Pet Quarterly, and The Team and was most recently featured in an interview on msn.com.

ARCHIVED - OCTOBER 6, 2013

6

HOURS

LECTURES ON INTERNAL MEDICINE, CYTOLOGY AND NUTRITION

Speakers: Specialists from VSS, MVRC and IDEXX

Time: 8am - 5pm

Location:

St. Louis Zoo: McDonnell Center at River Camp
South Entrance off Wells Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110
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Topics:

Lectures on internal medicine, cytology and nutrition

Speakers:

Specialists from VSS, MVRC and IDEXX

Date:

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Time:

8am - 5pm (Veterinarians)
8am - 2pm (Technicians)

CE Hours:

6

 

This is a Free CE Thanks to IDEXX Laboratories, Hills Pet Nutrition, Apollo Surgical Group, Henry Schein Vet and Zoetis.

 

Please RSVP by August 19th; to Trace' Schniers: 636-227-9400 or vssrecept@yahoo.com

Please note: Technician Space is limited.

 

Technician Lecture

8:00am Welcome/ Breakfast

8:30am IDEXX: Cytology Techniques Part 1, Dr. Denise Wunn

9:30am IDEXX: Cytology Techniques Part 2, Dr. Denise Wunn

10:30am The Surgery Patient Pre and Post Op care, Dr. W. Wesley Kimberlin

11:30am Bandaging 101 with Dry Lab, Dr. Davida Rausch

12:30pm Lunch

1:00pm Transfusions, Dr. Ryan Smith

2:00pm Adjourn

 

Veterinarian Lecture

8:00am Welcome/Breakfast

8:30am IMHA (immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia), Dr. Rebecca Greer

9:30am The ABC's of Cruciate Disease- from Diagnosis to Recovery, Dr. Thomas Coletti

10:30am General Obesity, Dr. Christine Willis-Mahn

11:30am Spinal Disease- when to refer OR Acute Lower Motor Neuron disease, how to treat, Dr. Fred Wininger

12:30pm Lunch

1:00pm Changeling Cases Part 1- Veterinary Specialist Panel Discussion

2:00pm Changeling Cases Part 2- Veterinary Specialist Panel Discussion

3:00pm Medical and Surgical Aspects of Insulinomas, Dr. Bonnie Smith and Dr. Davida Rausch

4:00pm Minimally Invasive Cardiac Interventional Procedures, Dr. Cecilia Marshall

5:00pm Adjourn

ARCHIVED - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013

2

HOURS

CLINICALLY RELEVANT TOXICOLOGY

Speaker: Dr. Tina Wismer

Time: 6:30 - 9pm

Location:

Vet Tech Institute at Hickey College
Room 126
2780 Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63114
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Topic:

Clinically Relevant Toxicology

Speaker:

Tina Wismer, DVM, DABVT, DABTASPCA

Date:

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Time:

Dinner: 6:30, Lecture: 7-9pm

CE Hours:

2

 

Dr. Tina Wismer earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Findlay in Ohio and received her DVM from Purdue University in 1994. Dr. Wismer's first job was in a small animal practice in Michigan. She then went on to work in an emergency practice in South Bend, IN, before joining the ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center in 1998 in Urbana, IL. She is currently its Medical Director. In July 2003, Dr. Wismer became a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology and the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology.

 

Dr. Wismer is an adjunct instructor at the University of Illinois, a consultant for VIN (Veterinary Information Network), a board member of Vetstreet.com and a master gardener.