2018 TVMA Annual Conference & Expo
FRIDAY
MARCH 2

COMPANION ANIMAL

8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The Cancer Victory Lap: Finding Success Treating Cancer

Wendy Blount, DVM

This session will be a case-based discussion of oncology in the small or mixed animal practice. We will focus on cancer treatment tools for the cancers we see on a regular basis that are effective, affordable for the typical client and doable in the busy practice.

1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

CPR: How Can We Do It Better?

Medora Pashmakova, DVM, DACVECC

Cardipulmonary arrest happens. Are you prepared? What tools, drugs, and protocols comprise the most current recommendations in veterinary medicine? We will discuss basic and advanced life support in this hour and cover the practical aspects of maximizing CPR success in your practice.

Cats Only! UO and Going For The Gold

Medora Pashmakova, DVM, DACVECC

One of the oldest and most common diseases in cats and veterinary medicine. Everyone has his/her tricks for unblocking cats, but what about before and after? This lecture will focus on some key aspects of stabilizing before and managing after the obstructed patient.

Coagulopathies: Does All Bleeding Stop Eventually?

Medora Pashmakova, DVM, DACVECC

This hour will focus on simplifying some of the most common coagulation disorders in small animals. We will focus on acquired coagulopathies, how to test for them, how to interpret those tests, and what specific treatments we have available.

7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

A General Approach to Chronic Cough in Dogs, Diagnosing Chronic Nasal Disease in Dogs, Canine Pneumonia: Differentials and Management

Richard Stone DVM, DACVIM

Chronic Cough: This presentation will cover diagnostic approaches, common conditions and therapeutic options when treating chronic coughing in dogs. Nasal Disease: Dr. Stone will review how to differentiate the various causes of chronic nasal disease as well as diagnostic and therapeutic options.
Canine Pneumonia: You will learn common causes of pneumonia and the diagnostic considerations beyond radiographs. He will also cover approaches to therapy for canines with pneumonia.

FEATURE PROGRAMS

8:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Antibiotic Resistance Among Foodborne Pathogens

H. Morgan Scott, DVM, PhD

Toxoplasmosis: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention in Cats

Kira Ramdas, DVM

Typhus Group Rickettsiosis

Kristy Murray, DVM, PhD

The Benefits and Risks of Animals Living with Immunocompromised Patients

Alejandro Restrepo, MD

1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

WVLDI/TVMA Leadership Track: Squeezing Out of the Wage Gap, Girlfriend’s Guide to Vet Med—The Best Advice You NEVER Got, Overcoming Gender Bias in Leadership

Sarah Wooten, DVM, CVJ

Are you interested in seeking and achieving leadership and policy and decision-making positions within all areas of the professional veterinary community? The Woman’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative and TVMA are committed to providing meaningful programming to help develop future leaders. This track is two days of invaluable information on how you can step out of your comfort zone and into the role of a confident leader in your professional career and in your personal life.

GENERAL SESSION

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Overcome Your Imposter Voice: Break Your Own Psychological Glass Ceiling

Sarah Wooten, DVM

Women professionals often exhibit lower confidence levels and the selection, training and working environment of clinical veterinary medicine can encourage a sense of being an imposter and sabotage confidence. There is always someone close by who is more accomplished and successful than you (at least on paper). This lack of confidence leads to behaviors that further undermine achievement, and the behaviors that follow are significant barriers to women achieving work-life balance and leadership positions within veterinary medicine. More women veterinarians need to step up to the leadership table and recognize the way in which the imposter phenomenon may be affecting you—and how dealing with it can be one big step toward realizing your full potential. Dr. Wooten will define the Imposter Phenomenon, identify where it comes from, who suffers from it, how it affects you (personally and professionally) and how it applies in the veterinary profession. You will walk away from this session with strategies to increase confidence and performance to basically beat the Imposter Phenomenon at its own game while having fun doing it!

SPONSORED BY:
VIRBAC ANIMAL HEALTH

LARGE ANIMAL

8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Breeding Soundness Examination in Bulls

Juan Romano, DVM, PhD, DACT

In this lecture, the participant will learn about the indications, limitations and procedure of breeding soundness examination in bulls. The attendee will gain knowledge of how to perform a complete genital examination, semen collection and evaluation. In addition, a preliminary new method to collect a semen sample for microbiological culture in cases of accessory sexual gland infectious will also be presented.

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Variations in Stress Responses and Metabolic Profiles: Potential Link to Immune Function in Beef Cattle

Jeff Carroll, PhD

Data will be presented on the natural and nutritionally induced variations observed in the stress and metabolic profiles of beef cattle as they related to various aspects of immune function. Specific information pertaining to natural variations observed due to gender and temperament will be presented, along with information regarding the influence of various nutritional supplements. Primary learning objectives will be to understand how gender, animal temperament and nutritional supplements can alter immune function in beef cattle and how these parameters may influence the severity and recovery from disease challenges.

3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Interplay of Stress, Immunity, Metabolic Status and the Microbiome in the Bovine

John T. Richeson, PhD

The overall goal of this presentation is to provide veterinarians a review of stress, immunity and the microbiome in cattle and discuss related research to address bovine respiratory disease. Specific research topics will include vaccine efficacy in stressed cattle, the potential of immunostimulants to control disease and dietary manipulations that may affect gut microbiota and health in cattle. Learning objectives include providing a background on stress, immune and microbiome interactions, indicating the impacts of metabolic disruption in cattle, providing an overview of the cattle industry in the U.S., providing an overview of bovine respiratory disease and reviewing recent research on stress and vaccine interactions in cattle, immunostimulants and nutritional manipulations to improve health and performance.

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Embezzlement: For Your Eyes and Ears Only!

Susan Gunn

Do you have the gut feeling that all is not safe and secure in your practice? Is your hard-earned money walking out the door without you?
You are certainly smart, but can you be deceived?
 This unique hands-on, workshop-style presentation explores practice vulnerabilities that may entice dishonesty in the people they trust most.
In an interactive environment, attendees study hair-raising (and eye-opening) facts revealed through actual veterinary embezzlement case studies, gaining insight into their own practice’s potential problem areas. Learning objectives include systems and procedures to protect against embezzlement, the cost of embezzlement and who has control of the practice. PLEASE NOTE: This course attendance is restricted to veterinarians and their spouses. Attendees must designate that they are attending during the registration process. There is no additional fee.

7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

You Don’t Look Blind: Other Jobs for Service Dogs; Caring for Clients With Special Needs; You Can’t Ask That: Understanding Service Dog Laws and Having Conversations About Them

Beckie Mossor, LVT

You Don’t Look Blind: While many Americans are aware of and comfortable with guiding eye dogs, there are multitudes of other types of working dogs providing lifesaving assistance to their handlers every day. This lecture discusses the various types of service dogs, the handlers they help and a small glimpse of the process of training a service dog. Learning objectives include exploring tasks and types of work service dogs are providing outside the most widely known use of guiding for the blind and gaining a brief understanding of organizations that provide training and the training process for various tasks.

Caring for Clients: Creating a practice that is open and friendly as well as practical and accommodating for all our clients includes considerations for those with special needs. This lecture looks at areas of our practice where we can provide outstanding service to clients who are differently abled and how small adjustments to our normal routines make immeasurable differences for our clients. Primary objectives include a discussion of some of the more common conditions our clients may be affected by and the ways our clinics can trigger them, exploring ways we can improve our service, technique and design to accommodate all the needs of our clients and their pets, and a group discussion on experiences and ways they have improved their practice to serve all community members.

You Can’t Ask That: This presentation delves into the world of service dogs and the laws that govern them. Understanding the regulations, governance and the rights of service dogs, their handlers and the community around them is the key to successful utilization and integration of service dogs. Learning objectives include a better understanding of the types of working and service dogs recognized by the ADA, clarification of the laws of public access for each type of service and working dog class and knowledge and information necessary to understand the legal and appropriate approach to discussing service dogs and their work while staying within the confines of the ADA.

TECHS & HOSPITAL STAFF

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

What You Say and Do Will Be Held Against You in a Court of Law

Karen Talbott, CVT, LVT

Actual court cases, state board complaints and other examples will be discussed to provide valuable insight for the veterinary professional on how to protect themselves from litigation, fines, suits and other penalties

3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

You Can’t Ask That: Understanding Service Dog Laws and Having Conversations About Them, Special Considerations for Servicing Service Dogs

Beckie Mossor, LVT

You Can’t Ask That: This presentation delves into the world of service dogs and the laws that govern them. Understanding the regulations, governance and rights of service dogs, their handlers and the community around them is the key to successful utilization and integration of service dogs. Objectives for this presentation include to better understand the types of working and service dogs recognized by the ADA, clarification of the laws of public access for each type of service and working dog class and to gain the knowledge and information necessary to understand the legal and appropriate approach to discussing service dogs and their work while staying within the confines of the ADA.

Special Considerations: Service and working dogs are a class of their own. These dogs require special handling and considerations when treated in the veterinary practice. This presentation takes an in-depth look at the considerations necessary to provide outstanding care to service and working dogs when caring for them in our clinics. Learning objectives for this presentation include identifying the differences of handling and working with working dogs, understanding of the different communication needs of the working dog handlers and how to outline areas of consideration for treating working class dogs.

7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Colic: Diseases of the Equine SI & LI; Equine Case Studies: How Would You Manage?; Foals: Admitting a Critical Baby

Heather Hopkinson, LVT, VTS

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The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
1601 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380
(800) 228-9290

Room Rate:
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Reservation Deadline:
Wednesday, February 7

Questions? Please contact Ellen Forsythe.

Email: eforsythe@tvma.org

Phone: 512/452-4224

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