Program for Thursday, January 23


Regulatory Thursday 

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry

8:30 – 8:40 amOpening Remarks – Rod Hall, DVM

8:40 – 9:00 am Johne’s Disease Updates – Gary Stone, DVM

9:00 – 10:00 am National Veterinary Accreditation Module #31 High-Impact Equine Diseases in the U.S. – USDA/APHIS/VS Staff

10:00 – 10:20 am Break

10:20 – 10:40 am / Equine Program Update – Piroplasmosis, EHV, EHV Vaccination – Dr. Mike Herrin 

10:40 – 11:00 am Trichomoniasis Update – Dr. Zeke Proctor

11:00 – 11:25 amChronic Wasing Disease Update/PED Outbreak at OYE – Dr. Rod Hall, DVM

11:25 – 11:45 am Intergrated Beef Cattle Program for Veterinarians – OSU Extension – Dr. Rosslyn Biggs

11:45 – 1:15 pmLunch On Your Own

1:15 – 1:40 pm Update on EHV-1 Outbreak at Remington Park – Dr. Beth Ruby

1:40 – 2:05 pmOADDL Update – Emily Cooper

2:05 – 2:30 pmOklahoma State Department of Health Update – Dr. LeMac Morris

2:30 – 2:50 pm FDA Plan to Remove OTC Medications – Dr. Rod Hall

2:50 – 3:10 pmBreak

3:10 – 4:10 pmNational Veterinary Accreditation Module #27 – Bovine Trichomoniasis – USDA/APHIS/VS Staff

4:10 – 4:35 pm Oklahoma Bovine Tuberculosis Update – Dr. Rodd Hall

4:35 – 5:00 pmForeign Animal Diseases Update  – Dr. Alicia Gorczyca-Southerland

5:00 – 5:30 pmElectronic Official ID in Cattle – Changes Coming – Dr. Rod Hall

Practice Management

Jeremy Burroughs
CARR HealthCare Realty / Edmond, OK

1:00-1:50 pm / Maximizing You Practices Profitability Through Real Estate

We will discuss a wide range of topics that can impact a Veterinarian’s bottom line, all surrounding what is typically their practice’s second highest expense, real estate.  Everything from new leases, lease renewals, purchases, and more, all with the goal of making you the most informed buyer/tenant you can be.

**Session Sponsored by CARR Healthcare Realty**

Alexandra Kohrs
Bank of America Practice Solutions / Dallas, TX

2:00-2:50 pmExploring the Path of Private Practice Ownership – What are the options and where do you start?

This session will entail discussions in regards to current market trends ( corporate vs private practice), practice options ( single owner, partnerships, associate buy in’s ), how to start preparing yourself financially , where to start looking at opportunities available, common pitfalls and building your veterinary team to help make your practice dream come true.

3:00-3:50 pmRoadmap to Practice Transitions/Exit Strategies

This session will entail discussions in regards to exploring exit strategies for current practice owners ( associate buy outs, corporate or private sale ), putting together a transition plan that includes but not limited to practice valuation, finding the right buyer, preparing financials, lease options & building the right veterinary team for a successful transition.

**Sessions Sponsored by Bank of America Practice Solutions**

Angel Soriano
K9 University / Oklahoma City, OK

4:00-4:50 pmWorking Severe Canine Behaviors in Your Practice

This presentation covers the top canine behavioral issues a veterinary practice will normally see in the course of their week, and more importantly, how to manage those patients properly and safely.
** Session Sponsored by K9 University**

Companion Animal

Benita Altier, LVT, VTS (Dentistry)
Pawsitive Dental Education  / Easton, WA

1:00-1:50 pmWhat’s the C.O.R.E. Dental Procedure?

Understanding how the words we use mean something and how to gain client understanding and compliance with our dental recommendations. How do we manage our staff time and doctor time for success in the dental operatory? All this and more will be covered in this lecture regarding the whole process.

2:00-2:50 pmThe ABC’s of Veterinary Dental Radiology, A Simplified Approach to Obtaining Full Mouth Dental Radiographs

This lecture intends to offer a simple technique to master obtaining full mouth dental radiographs on both the canine and feline patient as well as gain an understanding of what a diagnostic radiograph must contain, basic radiographic interpretation as well as how to obtain a second view and trouble shoot views that are not diagnostic.

3:00-3:50 pm / Oral Pain Management

This lecture focuses on pain in the patient presenting for dentistry before, during and after the procedure. Common ways to manage pain. How to apply regional anesthetic blocks and any complications or contraindications of these blocks in both the dog and cat.

4:00-4:50 pmFeline Specific Dental and Oral Diseases

Discussion of the five most common feline dental diseases and what the latest information is available for diagnosis and treatment.


Jason Beaman, MD
Oklahoma State University Center for Wellness & Recovery / Tulsa, OK

7:00-8:30 pm / Neurobiology and Red Flags of Addiction

Angie Freeny
Payne County Youth Services / Stillwater, OK 

8:30-9:30 pm / QPR Training for Suicide Prevention