|Thursday, Feb. 24||Friday, Feb. 25||Saturday, Feb. 26||Sunday, Feb. 27|
B 8:00 –11:00 a.m.
Jon Shiroma, DVM, M.S., DACVR; and Adam Watson, DVM
Improve your radiology skills by participating in this interactive workshop. Relevant and interesting radiographic cases will be presented and discussed with radiologists. Review how to interpret radiographs systematically and develop a prioritized list of differentials.
Workshop | Limit: 40 | Fee: $195
|C 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - SESSION FULL!
Lateral Suture Technique with Calibrated Crimping System
Matt Barnhart, DVM, M.S., DACVS
| This laboratory will be a complete exercise in the extracapsular repair of rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament in dogs. The lab will also cover the lateral approach to the stifle, removal of the cruciate remnants, inspection of the medial meniscus, meniscal release, and removal of the caudal horn of the medial meniscus. It will also cover identification of the proper placement of the suture, application of a lateral suture using a precise crimping system, and critique of your repair.
Wet Lab | Limit: 30 | Fee: $195
D 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. - SESSION FULL!
F 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Using Clicker Training to Resolve Behavior Problems
Kathy Sdao, M.A., ACAAB
Clicker training is simple. Even so, many people, even professional trainers, have important misunderstandings about the technique.
We’ll practice the basic mechanics of clicker training with demonstration dogs so you can see it in action and ask questions along the way.
Wet Lab | Limit: 16 (each) | Fee: $25
|E 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
FRANK Veterinarian: Client Communication Initiative
Jeff Niziolek, DVM
|| FRANK provides veterinarians practical knowledge and skills to enhance veterinarian-client communication while learning how communication relates to compliance, clinical outcomes, and fostering client loyalty. The objective of the program is to raise awareness of the need for improved veterinarian-client communication and the benefits of improved communication. Also, specific communication techniques and the concept of shared decision making will be taught to attendees.
Workshop | Limit: 50 | Fee: None
|G 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Extractions and Intraoral Radiography
Barron Hall, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC
Veterinary; iM3, Inc.; and Midmark Progeny.
| Extraction techniques and instruments will be introduced to allow participants to successfully extract some of the most commonly fractured and diseased teeth in the dog. The basics of feline and canine intraoral radiography will be discussed. All participants will have time to practice their technique and learn from others.
DVM Wet Lab | Limit: 30 | Fee: $395
H 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Hands-On Tongue and Pulse
Michelle Tilghman, DVM
Our patients do not communicate in words. The Chinese tongue and pulse are more diagnostic tools in our veterinary world. This lab will help train our fingers to feel wiry, slippery and deep. Note: Session 260 (Tongue and Pulse) is a prerequisite for this lab.
Wet Lab | Limit: 21 | Fee: $95
I 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Andrew Clark, DVM, MBA
An interactive workshop focused on management decisions affecting profitability of your equine practice. Note: Registration
by Feb. 10, 2011, is strongly recommended.
Lunch Workshop | No Limit | Fee: $40
J 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Vickie Byard, CVT, VTS
This wet lab will provide technicians with a hands-on opportunity to learn or hone their bisecting angle technique in obtaining
diagnostic images in small animal dentistry. Note: Session 376 (Providing and Understanding Intraoral Radiology) is a pre-
requisite for this lab.
Technician Wet Lab | Limit: 20 | Fee: $95
K 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Secrets of Reading and Handling Dogs and Cats
Lisa Radosta, DVM, DACVB
This hands-on wet lab will give hospital staff a unique opportunity to test their ability to correctly read their patients’ level of
stress while practicing new techniques for managing patients in the veterinary hospital. There will be opportunities to work
with both cats and dogs. Note: Sessions 391, 392 and 393 are prerequisites for this lab.
Wet Lab | Limit: 24 | Fee: $35
L 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Regional Nerve Blocks
Vickie Byard, CVT, VTS
This session will provide hands-on experience with the provision of regional nerve blocks in both feline and canine dentistry
patients. Note: Session 377 (Small Animal Regional Nerve Blocks) is a prerequisite for this lab.
Wet Lab | Limit: 24 | Fee: $95
M 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Introduction to the National Veterinary Accreditation Program
Thomas R. Hans, DVM
In 2010, the USDA APHIS officially launched the restructuring of the National Veterinary Accreditation Program, creating a two-
category system, mandatory renewal every three years, and a new continuing education requirement. By attending this
session, you will learn what your responsibilities as a veterinarian are under the new system. This session has been approved for continuing education credit under the NVAP program.
Workshop | No Limit | No Fee