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Hands-On Labs & Workshops

See also: Thursday, Feb. 23Friday, Feb. 24Saturday, Feb. 25Sunday, Feb. 26Hands-On Labs & Workshops • Speakers

A. ABVP Board Certification Workshop

The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) currently certifies veterinarians in 11 different species. If you are interested in pursuing species-based board certification in clinical practice. Information about requirements, credentialing and examination will be covered as well as a Q and A session with Diplomates.

  • When: Friday, 7 – 8 a.m.
  • Speaker: Gary Thompson, DVM, DABVP (C/F)
  • Fee: None.
  • Audience: Veterinarians.
  • Level: All Levels.
  • Max Capacity: None.
  • Prerequisites: None.

B. Can YOU Stop the Outbreak? A Hands-On Experience

In-Kind Sponsor:
Zoetis

Be the next Dustin Hoffman! This interactive hands-on lab will walk participants through the steps of an outbreak investigation, from disease recognition to diagnostic testing and ending in recommendations to stop the outbreak and prevent future occurrences. A real-life canine example with individual hands-on sample processing using the Brucella canis card test will be used to provide attendees with practical knowledge and experience for everyday veterinary practice…or solving and stopping the next outbreak.

  • When: Friday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Speakers: Matthew Krecic, DVM, M.S., MBA, DACVIM (Small Animal); Jeanette O’Quin, DVM, MPH; and Jason Stull, VMD, MPVM, Ph.D., DACVPM
  • Fee: None.
  • Audience: Veterinarians and Technicians.
  • Level: Beginner to intermediate.
  • Max Capacity: None.
  • Prerequisites: Session 372 recommended.

C. Blood Typing and Cross Matching

In-Kind Sponsor:
Jorgensen Laboratories

This hands-on lab will provide an overview of canine and feline blood typing procedures and indications for performing blood typing and cross matching. Detailed procedures for performing blood typing and cross matching techniques in companion animal practice will be included.

  • When: Friday, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Speaker: Margi Sirois, Ed.D., M.S., RVT, CVT, LAT
  • Fee: $159.
  • Audience: Technicians.
  • Level: Intermediate.
  • Max Capacity: 20.
  • Prerequisites: None.

D. Honey Bees and the Veterinary Feed Directive

Considered a food-producing animal, honey bees will soon fall under the FDA’s Veterinary Feed Directive regulations, giving veterinarians a new opportunity to serve honey bees and beekeepers. In this workshop, attendees will find out why honey bees now require veterinary services. Basic bee biology will be covered to introduce veterinarians to these unique patients. Attendees will develop an appreciation of the relative prevalence of various diseases to which honey bees are susceptible, diagnostic features and techniques, and common treatments of these diseases. Finally, this workshop will discuss the veterinarian’s role in writing antibiotic orders and explore many other opportunities for veterinarians in the apiary.

  • When: Saturday, 8 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Speaker: Christopher J. Cripps, DVM
  • Fee: None.
  • Audience: Veterinarians.
  • Level: Beginner.
  • Max Capacity: None.
  • Prerequisites: None.

E. Simplified Full-Mouth Series Radiography – Max Capacity Reached!

In-Kind Sponsor:
Midmark

This lab is perfect for the beginner to advanced intraoral radiographer. We will focus on a simplified method that makes positioning easy. This lab will involve hands-on positioning of canine and felines for intraoral radiography, with an emphasis on becoming efficient at diagnostic full-mouth series. Participants will learn how to assess a radiograph to quickly determine if it is diagnostic and learn tricks of the trade to increase their efficiency. Please note: Cadaver parts will be used in this lab.

  • When: Saturday, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Speaker: Kelly Vearil, RVT, VTS (Dentistry)
  • Fee: $249.
  • Audience: Technicians.
  • Level: All Levels.
  • Max Capacity: FULL
  • Prerequisites: Session 604 recommended.

F. Dental Extractions – Max Capacity Reached!

In-Kind Sponsors:
Henry Schein

Midmark

Lab participants will get hands-on experience with extraction of the maxillary canine tooth, mandibular canine tooth, maxillary fourth premolar, and mandibular first molar. Techniques for open root planning and regional anesthesia will also be taught. Please note: Cadaver parts will be used during this lab.

  • When: Sunday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Speaker: Matthew Lemmons, DVM, DAVDC
  • Fee: $579.
  • Audience: Veterinarians.
  • Level: Intermediate.
  • Max Capacity: FULL
  • Prerequisites: Basic suturing skills required; Session 546 recommended.