2/16 | 7:15-7:45a
Learn and review the technicians’ role in oral radiology positioning techniques and basic interpretation with Ms. Benita Altier.
2/18 | 8:55-9:25a
Enjoy a video step-by-step guide to the surgical extraction in the cat. Selection of the correct burr and suture to optimize extractions and healing will be covered by Dr. Holmstrom.
2/18 | 1:25-1:55p
This session should not be missed if you want to get the most from your dental equipment! Ms Benita Altier takes you through step-by-step best practices for dental equipment use and maintenance.
2/17 | 5:50-6:20a
A sound sustainable antimicrobial stewardship program starts with willingness and commitment from everyone, from the staff on the clinic floor to those in the upper management. Walkthrough building your case, creating a core team, assessing the current state of affairs and setting SMART goals for the program with Dr. Mark Papich.
2/17 | 6:30-7:00a
Antimicrobial stewardship is the way forward and consists of five key pillars. Dr. Jason Stull will cover the critical pillar – PREVENTION. You will leave this talk with insights and pearls for your daily preventive care, including patient-, practice-, and owner-focused areas applicable to all patients and practices.
2/17 | 10:40-11:10a
This lecture will give pearls and tips that can be incorporated into practices TODAY! In part 1, Dr. Colleran will share the importance of handling cats with an understanding of their unique needs, and in a cat-compassionate fashion. In part 2, Dr. Grubb will give a brief overview of feline OA pain, and cover some of her top treatment recommendations for cats, both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic.
2/18 | 10:15-10:45a
Dr. Dennis Chew's session will feature how the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning allows the clinician to use the tool called RenalTech™ to predict a future diagnosis of CKD using commonly collected laboratory data parameters. This prediction is accurate up to 2 years into the future as to which cats will and which cats will not have a diagnosis of CKD during that time.
2/17 | 5:35-6:05p
Chronic diarrhea in cats can be caused by dietary indiscretion, infectious diseases, toxins, immunologic diseases, stress, and metabolic dysfunction. Dr. Susan Little focuses on client education regarding treatment and nutritional support as the key to patient recovery.
2/17 | 2:45-3:15p
Overweight dogs with osteoarthritis present a unique challenge, get expert insight from Dr. Iveta Bacvarova! Using a multimodal approach to the management of dogs with OA improves the chances of successfully disrupting the arthritis cycle and at the same time minimizing the use or dose of drugs necessary to control clinical signs.
2/18 | 7:15-7:45a
Dr. John Rossi will review the issue of carbohydrate in feline diets as relates to obesity and the management of diabetes mellitus.
2/16 | 3:25-3:55p
Dr. Neala Boyer and Dr. Thomas Schermenhorn will focus on updates on diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats. Insulin therapies and updates on insulin use (especially the use of long-acting insulins) will be covered. We will discuss monitoring strategies for assessing patients with poor regulation on insulin therapy along with pros and cons of various available options.
2/17 | 12:20-12:50p
The ARM research is a study funded by Merck Animal Health to address one of the biggest issues in the veterinary healthcare industry. “ARM” stands for Attract, Retain and Motivate as they relate to staffing. Dr. Taylor Tillery covers the current state of veterinary talent management in the US market, identifies key areas of interest and quantifies the value of several employee retention improvement strategies.
Join us exploring the role of diagnostic imaging and how to obtain and interpret dental radiographs, perform nerve blocks and extractions. This virtual summit will also cover post-operative care for your patients as well as spending time instructing your team on how to care and maintain your detail equipment. You will hear about ergonomics of dentistry to make sure your patient and you are comfortable during the procedure and how to best performed extractions with a step-by-step video demonstration of the procedures.
Antibiotic use is on the rise so we will spend a portion of this virtual summit talking about best practices of choosing antibiotics and their selection. Time will be spent talking about resistance and the best steps you can take when dealing with difficult infections. This practical guide over 5 lectures will help focus on how to use antibiotics to their best effect and to get client compliance. Also working with pharmaceutical management of canine osteoarthritis can be difficult, so we have a lecture focusing on how to have a general approach to canine osteoarthritis.
With the wealth of choices facing today’s consumer, they come to veterinarians and veterinary technicians to provide guidance on managing their dog and cat diets. We have put together lectures from the top nutritionists to help guide you through managing obesity in the osteoarthritic canine and managing the healthy gut microbiome and chronic diarrhea in cats.
Providing care for osteoarthritis in cats can be difficult and so we have put together a 2-part approach to treat these cases with practical pearls of wisdom. Also, join us for the discussion of how to predict feline chronic renal disease and advanced diagnostic options in cats to help manage renal disease.
Diabetes can be a diagnostic and management challenge so we have included practical lectures to fine-tune the management of diabetes through monitoring strategies and practical guides toward management. We have also included diagnostic options to manage those canine patients with chronic enteropathies. From diet trails to respiratory monitoring, there is lots of information being presented on the practical management of difficult cases.
In the time of COVID, veterinary medicine has adapted with curbside pick-ups, personal protective equipment, and team motivation. But how do you keep your team motivated? We have put together a collection of outstanding topics from recruitment and retention, to how to motivate your talented team to continue to work for the common goal. We need to make connections with our clients through social distance and maintain the morale of our team in these difficult times so we have put together lectures and interactive sessions to help you accomplish these goals. This is a must-watch for all practice managers, technicians, and veterinarians during these trying times!