Thursday, February 4

Communication

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Our Search for Significance

by Lawrence Firkins, DVM, MS, MBA

Friday, February 5

Veterinary Team

9:00 – 9:50 am

Stop Just Passing Gas… Anesthesia Review

by Crystal Schaeffer, RVT

10:00 – 10:50 am

Don’t Pass Out! Recognizing and Dealing with Anesthetic Emergencies and Complications – Part I

by Crystal Schaeffer, RVT

11:00 – 11:50 am

Don’t Pass Out! Recognizing and Dealing with Anesthetic Emergencies and Complications – Part II

by Crystal Schaeffer, RVT

Small Animal Toxicology

2:00 – 2:50 pm

Back to the Basics: Approaching Poisons Correctly Right from the Start!

by Tabatha Regehr, DVM

3:00 – 3:50 pm

Decontamination: So Much More Than Vomiting

by Tabatha Regehr, DVM

4:00 – 4:50 pm

Rodenticides: More Than Just VItamin K

by Tabatha Regehr, DVM

6:00 – 6:50 pm

The Need to Feed: Who, What, When and Why to Place a Feeding Tube

by Erin Hunt, RVT

7:00 – 7:50 pm

To Nutrition & Beyond: Calculating RER Doesn’t Have to Be That Hard

by Erin Hunt, RVT

8:00 – 8:50 pm

Neonatal Care for Veterinary Technicians

by Jess Kanalos, RVT

Communication

9:00 – 9:50 am

Becoming an Employer of Choice

by Lawrence Firkins, DVM, MS, MBA

10:00 – 10:50 am

Getting Work Done Through Others

by Lawrence Firkins, DVM, MS, MBA

11:00 – 11:50 am

We’re All On The Same Team

by Lawrence Firkins, DVM, MS, MBA

Dermatology

2:00 – 2:50 pm

Allergy Work Up and Atopy Management in the Dog 

by Fiona Bateman, DVM, DACVC

3:00 – 3:50 pm

Facial Dermatoses in Dogs and Cats

by Fiona Bateman, DVM, DACVC

4:00 – 4:50 pm

Feline Dermatoses

by Fiona Bateman, DVM, DACVC

6:00 – 6:50 pm

Otitis: Tips and Tricks

by Fiona Bateman, DVM, DACVC

7:00 – 7:50 pm

Atopic Dermatitis and Infections: Pathogens and Pruritus – Part I

by Fiona Bateman, DVM, DACVC

8:00 – 8:50 pm

Atopic Dermatitis and Infections: Pathogens and Pruritus – Part II

by Fiona Bateman, DVM, DACVC

Small Animal

9:00 – 9:50 am

Feline Diabetes – Part I

by Cynthia Ward, VMD, PhD, DACVIM 

10:00 – 10:50 am

Feline Diabetes – Part II

by Cynthia Ward, VMD, PhD, DACVIM 

11:00 – 11:50 am

Canine Diabetes – Part I

by Cynthia Ward, VMD, PhD, DACVIM 

2:00 – 2:50 pm

Canine Diabetes – Part II

by Cynthia Ward, VMD, PhD, DACVIM

3:00 – 3:50 pm

Diagnosis and Treatment of the Cushingoid/Diabetic Dog

by Cynthia Ward, VMD, PhD, DACVIM

4:00 – 4:50 pm

What’s up with Feline Hyperthyroidism: How to Handle Complicated Hyperthyroid Cats

by Cynthia Ward, VMD, PhD, DACVIM

Equine Medicine

6:00 – 6:50 pm

Equine Endocrine Disease, PPID and EMS: Overview, Background and Converging Endocrinopathies  

by Steve Grubbs, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (LAIM)

7:00 – 7:50 pm

Equine Endocrine Disease, PPID and EMS: Practical Clinical Research – Understanding the Little Things That May Skew Diagnostics Results

by Steve Grubbs, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (LAIM)

8:00 – 8:50 pm

Equine Endocrine Disease, PPID and EMS: Diagnostic Evaluation – Recent Updates

by Steve Grubbs, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (LAIM)

Saturday, February 6

Small Animal Toxicology

9:00 – 9:50 am

Top 10 Toxins of the Dog and Cat – Part I

by Tabatha Regehr, DVM

10:00 – 10:50 am

Top 10 Toxins of the Dog and Cat – Part II

by Tabatha Regehr, DVM

11:00 – 11:50 am

Xylitol Toxicity: No Longer Just Gum!

by Tabatha Regehr, DVM

Veterinary Team

2:00 – 2:50 pm

ECG Interpretation

by Kimberly Sederquist, RVT, VTS

3:00 – 3:50 pm

Cardiac Congenital Diseases

by Kimberly Sederquist, RVT, VTS

4:00 – 4:50 pm

Eyes

by Sara Moore, RVT

Veterinary Wellness

6:00 – 6:50 pm

The Five KPIs (Key Performance Influencers) Needed for Your Success

by Ryan Smith & Dr. Jen Quammen, DVM, MPH

7:00 – 7:50 pm

Creating the Unicorn Practice: This is Just Crazy Enough to Work

by Ryan Smith & Dr. Jen Quammen, DVM, MPH

8:00 – 8:50 pm

Is Anxiety Holding You Back? Learn How to Deal With Anxiety

by Ryan Smith & Dr. Jen Quammen, DVM, MPH

Small Animal Neurology

9:00 – 9:50 am

The Neurological Examination

by Chelsie Estey, MSc, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

10:00 – 10:50 am

An In Depth Look at Epilepsy

by Chelsie Estey, MSc, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

11:00 – 11:50 am

Intervertbral Disc Disease

by Chelsie Estey, MSc, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

Small Animal Behavior

2:00 – 2:50 pm

Home Alone Again? Separation Anxiety in Dogs Post COVID

by Amanda Rigterink, DVM, DACVB

3:00 – 3:50 pm

All That Bites is Not Just Behavior! Medical Evaluation of the Canine Behavior Patient

by Amanda Rigterink, DVM, DACVB

4:00 – 4:50 pm

Reducing Fear of Veterinary Visits in Dogs and Cats

by Amanda Rigterink, DVM, DACVB

Virtual Care

6:00 – 6:50 pm

Implementing Virtual Care in Your Practice – Part I

by Aaron Smiley, DVM

7:00 – 7:50 pm

Implementing Virtual Care in Your Practice – Part II

by Aaron Smiley, DVM

Controlled Substance

8:00 – 8:50 pm

Controlled Substance / DEA Update

by Lauren Hadley, RVT

Equine Medicine

9:00 – 9:50 am

Equine Endocrine Disease, PPID and EMS: Medical Management

by Steve Grubbs, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (LAIM)

Equine Medicine Nutrition

10:00 – 10:50 am

Applied Nutrition for the Veterinarian: Focus on Endocrine Disease and Special Needs Cases – Part I

by Kelly Graber, BS, PAS

11:00 – 11:50 am

Applied Nutrition for the Veterinarian: Focus on Endocrine Disease and Special Needs Cases – Part II

by Kelly Graber, BS, PAS

Mixed Animal

2:00 – 2:50 pm

Heifer and Bull Development

by Jennifer Koziol, DVM, cVMA

3:00 – 3:50 pm

Clinical Approach to Problem Breeder Cow

by Jennifer Koziol, DVM, cVMA

4:00 – 4:50 pm

When Things Don’t Look Right: Dealing with Abnormalities Found During Bull Breeding Soundness Exams

by Jennifer Koziol, DVM, cVMA

6:00 – 6:50 pm

Neospora Caninum in Cattle

by Jennifer Koziol, DVM, cVMA

7:00 – 7:50 pm

Bovine Respiratory Disease: What is New

by Jennifer Koziol, DVM, cVMA

8:00 – 8:50 pm

Small Ruminants: Top 10 Things You Need to Know

by Jennifer Koziol, DVM, cVMA

Tuesday, February 9

Small Animal Surgery

6:00 – 6:50 pm

Why Intestinal Surgeries Fail – Managing at Risk Patients and Enhancing Technical Skills to Optimize Outcomes

by Joshua Bruce, DVM, DACVS-SA

7:00 – 7:50 pm

Oncological surgery: It Popped Up Overnight, Doc! How to Manage Nightmare Oncologic Cases and When to Refer

by Joshua Bruce, DVM, DACVS-SA

8:00 – 8:50 pm

Minimally Invasive Surgery in Dogs – Common Arthroscopic and Laparoscopic Options for Dogs

by Joshua Bruce, DVM, DACVS-SA

Small Animal Neurology

6:00 – 6:50 pm

An Update on Canine Inappetence: Why Treatment Matters

by Chelsie Estey, MSc, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

7:00 – 7:50 pm

Post-Operative Pain Control for Dogs and Cats

by Chelsie Estey, MSc, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

Veterinary Team

8:00 – 8:50 pm

Hide and Seek: The Cancer is Where?

by Izzy Stout, RVT

Equine Medicine

6:00 – 6:50 pm

The Acute Abdomen in the Foal: Emphasis on Ultrasound

by Nathan Slovis, DVM, DACVIM, CHT

7:00 – 7:50 pm

The Acute Abdomen in the Adult: Emphasis on Ultrasound

by Nathan Slovis, DVM, DACVIM, CHT

8:00 – 8:50 pm

My Horse Has Been Diagnosed with EHV 1 at a Show – Now What & R Equi: What is New?

by Nathan Slovis, DVM, DACVIM, CHT

Wednesday, February 10

Small Animal Surgery

6:00 – 6:50 pm

Portosystemic shunts – Diagnosis and Medical vs Surgical Treatments

by Joshua Bruce, DVM, DACVS-SA

7:00 – 7:50 pm

Hips vs Knees – Practical Tips on Diagnosis and Treatment Options for Rear Limb Lameness in Dogs – Part I

by Joshua Bruce, DVM, DACVS-SA

8:00 – 8:50 pm

Hips vs Knees – Practical Tips on Diagnosis and Treatment Options for Rear Limb Lameness in Dogs – Part II

by Joshua Bruce, DVM, DACVS-SA

Small Animal Critical Care

6:00 – 6:50 pm

Catch Your Breath: Approach to Respiratory Distress

by Becky Zaremba, DVM

7:00 – 7:50 pm

To Treat or Not to Treat? An Overview of Antibiotic Stewardship and General Review

by Becky Zaremba, DVM

8:00 – 8:50 pm

Pathophysiology of Vomiting and Current Pharmacological Options

by Becky Zaremba, DVM

Veterinary Team

6:00 – 6:50 pm

Seize Your Seizure Management

by Brittany Laflen, RVT, VTS (Neurology)

7:00 – 7:50 pm

Rabbit Physical Therapy

by Rachel Yoquelet, RVT

8:00 – 8:50 pm

Laying Down the Law: Recumbent Patient Tips and Tricks

by Brittany Laflen, RVT, VTS (Neurology)

Thursday, February 11

Hiring a Veterinarian

6:00 – 6:50 pm

What Does the New Graduate of Today Look Like?

by Jim Weisman, DVM

7:00 – 7:50 pm

How to Market Your Practice to Today’s New Graduates

by Jim Weisman, DVM

Controlled Substance

8:00 – 8:50 pm

Controlled Substance / DEA Update

by Lauren Hadley, RVT

Small Animal Critical Care

6:00 – 6:50 pm

All Bleeding Stops Eventually: A Review of Primary and Secondary Hemostasis

by Becky Zaremba, DVM

7:00 – 7:50 pm

Taking the Confusion Out of Transfusion: An Update on Antigens, Antibodies and Serologic Testing in Small Animal Practice

by Becky Zaremba, DVM

8:00 – 8:50 pm

Who, What, When, Where and Why? An Update on Fluid Therapy

by Becky Zaremba, DVM

Public Health

6:00 – 6:50 pm

Public Health/BOAH Update

Speaker TBD

7:00 – 7:50 pm

Public Health/BOAH Update

Speaker TBD

8:00 – 8:50 pm

Public Health/BOAH Update

Speaker TBD

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