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The CVMA Annual Meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 24th and Wednesday, March 25th.

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Programs & Speakers

Tuesday, March 24th

Small Animal Wet Lab (6 contact hours)

Marie K. Holowaychuk, DVM, DACVECC

Critical Care Vet Consulting, Calgary, AB, Canada

Topic: Emergency and Critical Care Procedures for Small Animal Practitioners

 

Small Animal Practitioners Program (6 contact hours)

Randall Fitch, DVM, MS, DACVS

Founder, Pacific Veterinary Sports Medicine & Surgery, San Francisco, CA

Topics: Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease; Eight-Step Program to Orthopedic Alchemy: Diagnostic Approach to Lameness; What’s Hip and What’s Not?  Pelvic Limb Lameness; Zen and the Art of Forelimb Diagnosis

 

Large Animal Practitioners Program (6 contact hours)

Thomas J. Divers, DVM. DACVIM, DACVECC

Steffen Professor of Large Animal Medicine & Section Chief, Large Animal Medicine

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY

Topics:  Rational Selection of Antibiotics in Equine Practice; Equine Infectious Disease Update; Practicing Critical Care Medicine in the Field; Interesting Equine Medicine Cases: Interactive Program

 

Veterinary Technician Program (6 contact hours)

Tangela Williams-Hill, DVM

Senior Area Veterinarian- New York Metropolitan Area, Zoetis

Topic: Common Dermatoses in Small Animal Veterinary Medicine

 

Practice Management Program (6 contact hours)

Mark Russak, DVM, CVJ

Past President American Animal Hospital Association, Kensington, CT

Topic: The Real World Essentials of Associate (& Practice Success)

 

Interactive Round Table Discussions With Specialists Sponsored by VCA

Lar Par: Case Presentation, Stabilization & Intervention

Amy Allwood, DVM, DACVECC, VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital, Springfield, MA

Matt Palmissano, DVM, DACVS, VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Norwalk, CT

Leah Stern, DVM, DACVS, VCA Cheshire Animal Hospital, Cheshire, CT

 

IMHA/IPT: Transfusion Medicine & Associated Complications

Amy Allwood, DVM, DACVECC, VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital, Springfield, MA

Lisa Keno, DVM, DACVIM, VCA Cheshire Animal Hospital, Cheshire, CT

Dianne Kittrell, DVM, DACVIM, VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Shelton, CT

Melissa Salgado, DVM, DACVECC, VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Norwalk, CT

 

Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy Secondary to Systolic Anterior Motion of the Mitral Valve:  Importance of Timely Diagnosis and Management Guidelines

Tai Casagrande, DVM, DACVIM/Cardiology, VCA Cheshire Animal Hospital, Cheshire, CT

 

Gastrointestinal Disease:  Hints for a Thorough Diagnostic Workup and Interesting Case Examples

Lisa Keno, DVM, DACVIM, VCA Cheshire Animal Hospital, Cheshire, CT

Dianne Kittrell, DVM, DACVIM, VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Shelton, CT

 

Wednesday, March 25th

Small Animal Practitioners Program (6 contact hours)

Nicolas H. Dodman, BVMS, MRCVS, DACVA, DACVB

Professor, Section Head & Program Director, Animal Behavior Department of Clinical Sciences

Founder, Animal Behavior Clinic

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Topics: Canine Dominance and Conflict Aggression; Canine Fear and Territorial Aggression; Separation Anxiety; Canine and Feline Compulsive Disorders

 

Large Animal Practitioners Program (6 contact hours)

Dennis Brooks, DVM, PhD, DACVO

Ophthalmology Service Chief, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine

Topics: Examination of the Eye of the Horse, Treatment of Superficial and Deep Corneal Ulcers in the Horse

Ryland B. Edwards III, DVM, PhD, DACVS

Fairfield Equine Associates, Newtown, CT

Topics: Supplemental Radiographic Views to Assist in Diagnosing Musculoskeletal Disease in Horses; Equine Clinical Case Discussions


Veterinarian/Veterinary Technician Program (6 contact hours)

Dani McVety, DVM

Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice & In-Home Euthanasia, Tampa Bay, FL

Topics: The Art of Euthanasia and the Science of Death Part 1 & Part 2; Veterinary Hospice:  Turning Your Most Difficult Situations Into Your Biggest Client-Serving Opportunities; Not All that Glitters is Gold: Using Platinum Level Communication to Help Clients During End of Life Decisions

Practice Management (6 contact hours)

Louise S. Dunn

Snowgoose Veterinary Management Consulting, Pfafftown, NC

Topics: On The Job Training Secrets For Business & Employee Success; Can You Be A Coach With So Much Team Drama; Why Your Practice Is Not Reaching It’s Potential; Preventative Wellness Plans: Making and Implementing Change

 

Interactive Round Table Discussions With Specialists Sponsored by VCA

Fluid Therapy and Resuscitation

Amy Allwood, DVM, DACVECC, VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital, Springfield, MA

Bari Morris, DVM, DACVECC, VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Shelton, CT

Melissa Salgado, DVM, DACVECC, VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Shelton, CT

 

Respiratory Road Show: Respiratory and Cardiac Causes of Coughing & Dyspnea

Amy Allwood, DVM, DACVECC, VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital, Springfield, MA

Dianne Kittrell, DVM, DACVIM, VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Shelton, CT

Bari Morris, DVM, DACVECC, VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Shelton, CT

 

Relationship Between Brachycephalic Upper Airway Syndrome and Associated Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Disease

Anthony Aquaviva, VMD, DACVS, VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Shelton, CT

Lisa Keno, DVM, DACVIM, VCA Cheshire Animal Hospital, Cheshire, CT

Dianne Kittrell, DVM, DACVIM, VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Shelton, CT

 

Tumors of the Head & Neck

Meg Musser, DVM, VCA Veterinary and Emergency Center, Norwalk, CT

Dawn Nolte, DVM, DACVS, VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Shelton, CT