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2023 TVMA Concho Valley VMA Fall Seminar


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TVMA/Concho Valley VMA Fall Seminar

TAMU AgriLife Research and Extension Center
7887 US Hwy. 87 North • San Angelo, TX 76901

Best Western
1418 N. Bryant Blvd. (Hwy. 87)
San Angelo, TX 76903
(325) 617-7990
Room Rate: $107 (King or Queen/Queen) Cut-Off Date: Monday, November 6

8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (4.5 credits)

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Emerging/Re-Emerging Diseases/PCR Testing: How Does It Work?
Dr. Terry S. Hensley

9:10 a.m. 10:10 a.m.
Adrenal Glands....With So Many Products, What Could Go Wrong?
This presentation will discuss the anatomy of the adrenal gland, the inputs/outputs of the different adrenal layers, and how disease affects adrenal function.
Dr. Malcolm Delovio

10:20 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
The Role of Microscopy in Veterinary Diagnostic Toxicology:
Microscopy is a useful tool to aid in diagnosing various toxic insults in veterinary medicine. This presentation will describe how microscopy is performed and provide examples of where microscopy played a role in diagnosing toxic exposure, including toxic plants, baits, and forensic applications.
Dr. Travis Mays

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cytologic Preparation & Evaluation: Aspirates, Impressions, Fluids, & Swabs
Cytology is a fast and effective diagnostic tool used to evaluate cells iin many types of preparations. This presentation will focus on tips and tricks to achieve a diagnostic sample and will also provide some common patterns and diagnoses.
Dr. Karena Tang

1:15 p.m. to 5:05 p.m. (4 credits)
Disease of the Esophagus
The first session will focus on the pathophysiology and diagnosis of various esophageal diseases including megaesophagus, strictures, and brachy- cephalic-associated disease. Vomiting and IBD - Dr. Jones will follow with a discussion on the various mechanisms of vomiting and the current thoughts and recommendations regarding inflammatory bowel disease in dogs. Pancreatitis (Part I&II) - The closing lecture will discuss the pathophysiology, risk factors, and diagnosis of acute pan- creatitis in dogs as well as current trends in treatment.
Chris Jones, DVM, DACVIM

Sunday, November 19
8:00 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. (4.25 credits)
Emergency Fracture Management, Bandaging and Splinting, Wound Management Tips, Gastrointestinal Surgery/Manage- ment of the Acute Abdomen
Lauren Pugliese, DVM, DACVS

1:00 p.m. to 5:05 p.m. (4.25 credits)
The Ins and Outs of Vaccine Protocols: The first session will review current vaccine recommendations for dogs and cats and discuss potential errors in implementation.
A Disaster Has Struck, Now What? This presentation will go over the basics of disaster preparedness and what that means for the practitioner. The focus will be on the practitioner and how prepared they are as an individual. Zoonotic Disease Risks – How Safe Are You? Dr. Eschmann will identify the different zoonotic disease risks for the companion animal practitioner and provide ways to minimize the risk of disease to staff and clients. Feline-Friendly Handling Techniques – Minimizing the Fear, Maximizing the Comfort. The last session will review how cats handle and exhibit signs of stress and how practitioners can help reduce fear and stress in the cats presenting to clinics.
Becky Eschmann, DVM, MPH, CPH, DACVPM


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