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– Oct. 9-11, 2023 –


Browse 2024 Hands-on CE


  • Date: Oct. 9-11, 2023
  • Venue: Viticus Group, Oquendo Center | Las Vegas, NV
  • Category: Cardiology
  • Enrollment Capacity: 42
  • CE Hours: 24
  • Cost: $2,775
  • Instructors:
    • Jessica Solomon, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology)
    • Allison Spake, PhD, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
    • Rebekah Mack-Gertig, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
    • Reid Nakamura, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
    • Nicole Piscitelli, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
    • Becca Baumruck, DVM, DACVR
    • Todd Yates, DVM

This three-day course will cover heart disease as it relates to specific disease processes, diagnostic testing, approaches to treatment, and managing cardiac disease with other comorbidities. Additionally, attendees will gain experience in basic echocardiography.


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Jessica Solomon, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Allison Spake

Allison Spake, PhD, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)


Rebekah Mack-Gertig, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)


Rebekah Mack-Gertig, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)


reid nakamura

Reid Nakamura, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

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Nicole Piscitelli, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Becca Baumruck-Necaise

Becca Baumruck, DVM, DACVR

Learning Objectives - Cardiology


  • 1. To understand the specific uses for each cardiac diagnostic test.
  • 2. To gain familiarity with the major cardiac diseases and their treatments.
  • 3. To become functional in basic echocardiography.


Special lodging discounts are available to participants attending courses at the Viticus Center. Viticus Group's official lodging partners are the Courtyard by Marriott - Las Vegas Henderson/Green Valley, and Residence Inn Las Vegas Henderson/Green Valley.

  • Airport Pick-up: Available on request, 7 days a week starting at 6:00a and ending at 10:00p. 
  • Guests will need to call the hotel upon arrival (702.434.4700) after they pick up their luggage. At that time, they will be informed of the area they will be picked up and a shuttle driver will be sent by the hotel.
  • Airport drop-off: All drop-offs are every two hours, starting at 6:00a and ending at 10:00p. Please sign up at the front desk at least 1 hour prior to departing.
  • Shuttle service to Las Vegas Strip: Pickups and drop-offs are outside the Mandalay Bay Tour and Trolley stop.

To make a reservation with our discounted rates, please click on one of our participating hotel partner links below.

Courtyard by Marriott - Book Now   Residence Inn by Marriott - Book Now

Viticus Group Transportation Includes: 

  • Shuttle pick-up at the Courtyard 45 minutes prior to the start of your course start time and a short ride to the Viticus Center.
  • At the close of each day, our shuttle will take you back to the Hotel.
  • Last Day Transportation: Shuttle provided both to the airport, and back to the Hotel. (Luggage storage available on campus)
  • If you are a Las Vegas local, or are driving yourself to the course, please arrive to the Oquendo Campus 30 minutes before the start time.

** Please refer to the agenda and email updates for transportation times.**


Public transportation in Las Vegas is limited. If you are staying somewhere other than our preferred partner, you will need to arrange for your transportation to and from the Viticus Center. If you are renting a car, Mandalay Bay, Luxor, and several other hotels on the strip may charge for parking. Other transportation options for getting around are taxi service, Uber and Lyft.


  1. Scrubs are available upon your arrival if needed.
  2. Closed-toe shoes are required during labs.
  3. A light sweater for indoor areas.
  4. Plenty of sunscreen.
  5. Electronic charging device to power up.
  6. Valid ID - We highly recommend you carry your ID at all times in Las Vegas.


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