Online Registration Available Until January 13, 2020

Program for Friday, January 24

Companion Animal

Garret Pachtinger, DVM, DACVECC
Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center / Levittown, PA

*Co-Founder of VETgirl

8:00-8:50 am / Stayin’ Alive: An Update on CPR

CPR can be a frightening and unsettling experience in veterinary practice. There have been many advancements in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) over the past several years and outlined in the RECOVER guidelines. Previous veterinary CPR guidelines were adapted from human protocols, often ineffective or even wrong when dealing with veterinary patients. Fortunately, veterinarians now have more objective and research-oriented data to use when performing CPR. The Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation (RECOVER) is the first evidence-based consensus CPR guidelines for veterinary medicine. This lecture will focus on clinical, practical, CPR training and understanding.

9:00-9:50 am / Are You Down with OPP? You Will Be! Updates in the Treatment of Parvovirus

Objective: In this lecture we will review what’s new with canine parvovirus (CPV)! The lecture will briefly review the etiology, pathogenesis, signalment, and clinical signs of parvovirus. We will focus a majority of the lecture on diagnosis and treatment with an emphasis on understanding whether the “Colorado” protocol (e.g., outpatient treatment) is a protocol that should be widely adopted and recommended to clients.

10:30-11:20 am / Don’t Miss a Beat!  Emergency Approach to Cardiac Disease

Veterinarians need to be prepared to manage cardiac emergencies, both in private practice and in the emergency room. Emergency presentations of cardiac disease include congestive heart failure (CHF), pericardial effusion, arterial thromboembolism, arrhythmias, and  more!  Keys to success with cardiac emergencies include rapid diagnosis and treatment including supplemental oxygen and targeted treatment, potentially including diuresis and/or thoracocentesis. The goal of the presentation is to review these emergency situations and to discuss common treatment strategies  

11:30-12:20 pm / Tired of the Trauma Drama? Mistakes to Avoid in Your Trauma Patients

Trauma is one of the most common emergencies seen in the busy emergency room. Examples of common veterinary trauma presentations include motor vehicle accidents (i.e. hit by car) interaction with other animals, interaction with humans, fall from heights, and penetrating trauma such as gunshot wounds, knife wounds, and impalement by sticks. This lecture will focus on a cased-based approach to trauma patients highlighting important treatment options and pitfalls.

Laura Nafe, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)
Oklahoma State University Center of Veterinary Health Sciences / Stillwater, OK 

2:00-2:50 pm / Update on Feline Hyperthyroidism

3:00-3:50 pm / Canine Bronchial Disease: Bronchitis, Bronchomalacia & Bronchiectasis

Alicia Webb, DVM, DACVD
Redbud Animal Dermatology, Allergy & Ear / Oklahoma City, OK 

5:00-5:50 pm / Diagnostic Approach to the Pruritic Dog

The first step to the appropriate management of itchy dogs is being systematic in your approach and avoiding tunnel vision. This lecture outlines how a veterinary dermatologist approaches the case of the itchy dog.

Hot Topics

Mark Woodward
OBNDD  / Oklahoma City, OK

9:00-9:50 /  Navigating the Complexities of SQ788, Medical Marijuana, and CBD Oil

Session participants will get a comprehensive tour exploring Oklahoma’s new Medical Marijuana Law, the myths and facts surrounding medical application of marijuana and CBD Oil, and SQ788 legal trap doors for medical professionals, employment, families and communities.

Lisa D. Sullivan, Program Manager
DEA  / Dallas, TX

10:30-11:20 am / DEA Compliance

Common DEA questions covering registration, record keeping, drugs of abuse & ppioids

Ron Tyler, DVM, MS
American Veterinary Pathology Associates / Harlingen, TX

11:30-12:20 amDiagnostic Cytology: Techniques & Interpretations

This presentation will review equipment needed and applied for in-house cytological biopsies, specimen collection & preparation techniques, and approaches to interpretations for more frequent in house diagnostic cytology specimens.

Alicia Gorczyca Southerland, DVM
Oklahoma Department  of Agriculture, Food & Forestry  / Oklahoma City, OK

2:00-2:50 pm / Advancing Traceability Through Electronic Identification: Learning Demonstration

Demonstration and hands on use of electronic official identification and equipment

Robert Gwin, DVM
Oklahoma Animal Eye Clinic/ Oklahoma City, OK

3:00-3:50 pm / Current Cases in Veterinary Ophthalmology – An Overview on a Variety of Commonly Seen Cases Along with Treatments and Therapies.

  • Trauma
  • Corneal Ulcers
  • Cloudy Cornea
  • Sudden Blindness
  • Corneal Pigment Proliferation
  • Neoplasia

Ron Tyler, DVM, MS
American Veterinary Pathology Associates / Harlingen, TX

5:00-5:50 pm / Blood Smears: Techniques &Amp; Interpretations

This presentation is a basic review of hematology and a clinical approach to confirming the automated CBC analyzer results and highlights the value in house blood smear evaluations provide the busy veterinary practitioner.

One Health

Michael Davis, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM, DACVSMR
Oklahoma State University Center of Veterinary Health Sciences / Stillwater, OK  

8:00-8:50 amONE HEALTH: Opportunities for Veterinary Private Practitioners

The ONE-HEALTH philosophy recognizes the close link between human and animal health, and provides opportunities for veterinary clinicians to both participate in and benefit from the robust research funding of human-oriented biomedical research.  Although use of animals in human biomedical research remains dominated by laboratory rodents, there is a growing recognition of the limitations of these models due to the often contrived and overly simplified nature of these models.  In contrast, domestic animals share many of the same complex naturally-occurring diseases as humans and in the last decade several major agencies funding human biomedical research, such as the National Cancer Institute and National Institute on Aging, have launched major initiatives devoted towards understanding and treating diseases in domestic animals with the hope that these studies will also lead to better understanding and treatment of the corresponding human diseases.  Primary care veterinarians serve as indispensable partners in these efforts.  This seminar will outline how private, primary care veterinary practitioners can participate in these research efforts, with examples of current projects that are underway within Oklahoma.

Kevin Kloesel, Ph.D.
National Weather Center / Norman, OK

9:00-9:50 am / Oklahoma Climatological Survey & Planning Implications for Veterinarians

Frank Mitloehner, Ph.D.
University of California Davis / Davis, CA  

10:30-11:20 am / TBD

11:30-12:20 pm / TBD

Grishma Kharod, MPH
CDC / Atlanta, GA

2:00-2:50 pm / Current Epidemiology of Brucellosis and Occupational Health Risks

3:00-3:50 pmPublic Health Response to RB51 Human Infections Associated with Multi-State Raw Milk Sales

Alicia Gorczyca Southerland, DVM
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry / Oklahoma City, OK  

5:00-5:50 pm / State Response to Canine Brucellosis

Food Animal

Keelan Lewis, DVM
Salt Creek Veterinary Hospital / Olney, TX

8:00-8:50 amRural Practice Management

Our group of practices encompasses five mixed animal practices and ten veterinarians across rural north Texas.  We have taken on a philosophy of mentorship and developing young veterinarians that we hope ensures our existence in the profession we love.

9:00-9:50 am / Associate Onboarding and Mentorship 

Our group of practices encompasses five mixed animal practices and ten veterinarians across rural north Texas.  We have taken on a philosophy of mentorship and developing young veterinarians that we hope ensures our existence in the profession we love.

Rosslyn Biggs, DVM
Oklahoma State University- Center for Veterinary Health Sciences / Stillwater, OK

10:30-11:20 am / Biosecurity: Helping Your Clients Develop a Plan

Biosecurity is becoming increasingly important for veterinarians and their clients especially with recent foreign animal and emerging disease threats.  Discussion will include basics to consider and mechanisms to exercise the plan for both large and small operations.

Dee Griffin, DVM, MS
TAMU-CVM / Canyon, TX

11:30-12:20 pm / Selection and Use of Antibiotics and Residue Avoidance in Cattle

This presentation will review the important keys to responsible antibiotic use decisions in beef cattle. Matching pharmacodynamics to pharmacokinetics will be discussed. Additionally, residue avoidance strategies will be covered.

2:00-2:50 pmRemote Drug Delivery (DARTS); What Veterinarians Need to Know and
Considerations on Working with Their Clients.

The use of darts to deliver medications is increasing in some part of the United States. This presentation will discuss the pros and cons of medication dart use. The findings from targeting research done at the Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center will be reviews. Additionally, the information from the Academy of Veterinary Consultants Practice and Standards committee will be reviewed.

3:00-3:50 pmEuthanasia, Necropsy, Field Micro and Sample Shipping … & Having a SHARP Knife

The presentation will focus on a necropsy technique that leaves almost all the organs attached to aid in the removal of the animal. Techniques for brain removal and microbiological sampling will be covered. The presentation will follow the article Dr. Griffin published in the Clinics for North America – Food Animal Series.

5:00-5:50 pmMixed Practitioner’s Be Proud of Yourselves … You Are the Foundation Our Profession Stands On

This presentation will review the importance of mixed practitioners to the foundation of our profession and look at an approach to rural community service.

Equine

Piper Norton, DVM, DACVIM
Texas Equine Veterinary Associates / Austin, TX

8:00-8:50 am / Diagnosis and Treatment of Equine Hepatopathies

Equine hepatic disease can be challenging to manage and treatment varies depending on the etiology. This lecture will cover clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment of hepatic diseases in the horse, including the hepatitis viruses.

9:00-9:50 am / Managing Acute Diarrhea in the Horse

Infectious and non-infectious etiologies of acute diarrhea in the horse will be covered. The lecture will include diagnosis, triage, and treatment of each type of acute diarrhea in addition to biosecurity.

10:30-11:20 amChronic Diarrhea in the Horse

Infectious and non-infectious etiologies of chronic diarrhea in the horse will be covered. The lecture will include clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment of each type of chronic diarrhea.

 

Carly Tuner-Garcia, DVM
Lazy-E Ranch / Guthrie, OK

11:30-12:20 pm / Hormonal Management of Mare

Commercially available compounds and their uses in mare breeding management, fertility, pregnancy, and behavior.

2:00-2:50 pm / Ultrasound of the Pregnant Mare

General use of trans-rectal and trans-abdominal ultrasound to diagnosis pregnancy, reduce twins, determine fetal sex, gestational age, and diagnose abnormal conditions such as placentitis

 

Megan Williams, DVM, DACVS-LA
Oklahoma State University Center of Veterinary Health Sciences / Stillwater, OK

3:00-3:50 pm  / Skin Tumors in the Horse: Interesting Cases

A general overview of skin tumors seen in the horse, as well as treatment options and prognoses, will be covered. Case examples will be discussed.

5:00-5:50 pm / Diagnosis and Management of Cryptorchidism in the Horse

Diagnostic methods for determining if an equine patient is a cryptorchid will be covered, as well as different surgical approaches for management of this condition. Case examples will be discussed.

Practice Management

Rachel Teichberg, CVPM
Veterinary Growth Partners / Austin, TX

8:00-8:50 amEmotional Intelligence Starts with You: An Introduction to Self-Awareness

Great leaders move others through emotion. In this interactive emotional intelligence workshop, you will learn about self-awareness and associated techniques to help improve your leadership ability. This training will allow you to identify and respond to emotions establishing a tool kit to remain emotionally self-aware during stressful situations.

9:00-9:50 am / Emotional Intelligence and the Power of Choice

Emotions are a natural part of our lives. As a leader, you need the ability to recognize and manage negative emotions in order to prevent personal performance issues and negative effects on your team. In this interactive workshop, we will explore the emotional intelligence domain of self-management, identifying events that lead to an emotional hijack, techniques to reflect, and skills to reconnect with coworkers after the event.

10:30-11:20 amEmotional Intelligence and the Role of Empathy in Leadership

An emotionally intelligent leader keeps the emotional current of a team moving in a positive direction, making individuals feel understood and cared for. Throughout this interactive workshop, we’ll explore emotional intelligence through the lens of social awareness. Improving your empathy will enable you to recognize and respond to emotions in others creating more meaningful relationships. Improving emotional intelligence will allow you to become a more resonant leader, driving a positive practice culture.

Andrea Crabtree, BS, CVPM, SPHR, PHRca
FurPaws Consulting / Orange, CA

11:20- 12:30 pm / Employees – Our Most Valuable Asset

HRMside of successful acquisition, investment, and retention of employees. Broken into 5 section including Recruit & Selection, Onboarding & Training, Coaching & Performance, Engagement & Promotion and Exit Interviews, we will dissect each area individually.

2:00-2:50 pm / Tough Talks with Your Team 

Define parameters for professional & appropriate conversations that practice owners, managers, associates, supervisors can have with their team that coach and provide constructive feedback for a team member that are well received and keep the team accountable for their behavior.

Melissa Tompkins, BS, CVPM
South Coast Veterinary Management Solutions  / Los Angeles, CA

3:00-3:50 pm / Toxicity in the Workplace

Many hospitals suffer from a toxic work environment.  In this presentation we will talk about toxic work environments and how to recognize them and how to help fix them.  We will discuss what things can lead to a toxic environment and how each person can influence the toxicity and make it better.

5:00-5:50 pmDisaster Planning

This presentation focuses on what to do in an emergency.  Earthquakes, fires, flooding, active shooters, and tornados.  Attendees will learn how to prepare for the event, what should do if affected by one, and what to do afterwards.  We will also address how to prepare for disasters at home and at your hospital.

Technician

Sara Simpson, DVM
Hill’s Pet Nutrition / Kansas City, KS

9:00-9:50 am  / TBD

Tami Mason, CVPM
Royal Canin / Oklahoma City, OK

10:30-11:20 am / Personalities

Justin Hicks, RVT
Oklahoma State University- Center for Veterinary Health Sciences / Stillwater, OK

11:30-12:20 pm / Basics of Anesthesia in Food Animals

2:00-2 :50 pm / Advanced Anesthesia in Food Animals

BluePearl Pet Hospital / Oklahoma City, OK

3:00-3:50 pm / CPR Techniques

Oklahoma Veterinary Technician Assoication Annual Meeting

5:00-5:50 pm

RECOVER

Torie Garnatz, RVT, VTS (ECC)
Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences / Stillwater, OK 

10:30-11:20 am  / Certification.   Part 1.  RECOVER CPR Basic Life Support Rescuer Certification**

 This hands on lab is for Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians/Assistants, and veterinary staff who have completed the online course, “CPR: Basic & Advanced Life Support (8.5hr CE).  For those who have not already done so, please head to the RECOVER Initiative website (https://recoverinitiative.org/) to register.  The online course must be completed by January 9th.  All participants will be contacted to provide their certificates.    Upon successful completion, participants will receive certificates documenting their status as a certified BLS and ALS Rescuer through the RECOVER Initiative and the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. 

11:30-12:20 pm / Certification.   Part 1.  RECOVER CPR Basic Life Support Rescuer Certification**

 This hands on lab is for Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians/Assistants, and veterinary staff who have completed the online course, “CPR: Basic & Advanced Life Support (8.5hr CE).  For those who have not already done so, please head to the RECOVER Initiative website (https://recoverinitiative.org/) to register.  The online course must be completed by January 9th.  All participants will be contacted to provide their certificates.    Upon successful completion, participants will receive certificates documenting their status as a certified BLS and ALS Rescuer through the RECOVER Initiative and the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. 

 2:00-2:50 pm /  Certification.  Part 2.  RECOVER CPR Advanced Life Support Rescuer Certification**

This hands on lab is for Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians/Assistants, and veterinary staff who have completed the online course, “CPR: Basic & Advanced Life Support (8.5hr CE).  For those who have not already done so, please head to the RECOVER Initiative website (https://recoverinitiative.org/) to register.  The online course must be completed by January 9th.  All participants will be contacted to provide their certificates.    Upon successful completion, participants will receive certificates documenting their status as a certified BLS and ALS Rescuer through the RECOVER Initiative and the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.

3:00-3:50 pm /  Certification.  Part 2.  RECOVER CPR Advanced Life Support Rescuer Certification**

This hands on lab is for Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians/Assistants, and veterinary staff who have completed the online course, “CPR: Basic & Advanced Life Support (8.5hr CE).  For those who have not already done so, please head to the RECOVER Initiative website (https://recoverinitiative.org/) to register.  The online course must be completed by January 9th.  All participants will be contacted to provide their certificates.    Upon successful completion, participants will receive certificates documenting their status as a certified BLS and ALS Rescuer through the RECOVER Initiative and the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
**Advanced registration is required for the following certification sessions. Limit 20 attendees. 
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