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BOCA RATON, FLORIDA

THE GULF-ATLANTIC VETERINARY CONFERENCE BOCA RATON RESORT & CLUB, A WALDORF ASTORIA RESORT

A SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM TO ENRICH EVERY MEMBER OF THE SMALL ANIMAL VETERINARY CARE TEAM

EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE

2018

TG A V C

DECEMBER 6-9, 2018


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2018

SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE

7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Wet Lab Attendee Check-In 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. TGAVC’s Annual Fishing Tournament 8:00 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. Wet Labs

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:10 p.m. 9:50 – 10:10 a.m. 11:30 a.m. – 6:15 p.m. 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. 2:20 – 3:20 p.m. 5:10 – 6:15 p.m.

Pre-Registration Packet Pickup On-Site Registration Open Continuing Education Sessions/Wet Labs Morning Break - Royal Palm Pre-Assembly Exhibit Hall Open Complimentary Lunch in the Exhibit Hall Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall Attendee Welcome Reception

YOUR INVITATION TO ATTEND

6TH ANNUAL GULF-ATLANTIC VETERINARY CONFERENCE BIG CONFERENCE BENEFITS WITH AN INTIMATE CONFERENCE FEEL! OFFERING 40 SPEAKERS; PRESENTING 293 C.E. HOURS!

VETERINARIANS:

27 CREDIT HOURS |TECHNICIANS: 18 CREDIT HOURS

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:50 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 9:50 – 10:50 a.m. 11:40 a.m. – 1:10 p.m. 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Pre-Registration Packet Pickup On-Site Registration Open Continuing Education Sessions/Wet Labs Exhibit Hall Open Morning Break in the Exhibit Hall Complimentary Lunch in the Exhibit Hall Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall TGAVC Holiday Mingle

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2018 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. On-Site Registration Open 9:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. Continuing Education Sessions 2 | 6TH ANNUAL GULF-ATLANTIC VETERINARY CONFERENCE

CONTINUING EDUCATION APPROVAL:  AAVSB RACE, Provider #532  Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine DBPR FVMA Provider # 31

 Sponsor of Continuing Education in New York State

This program 532-34077 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 257.00 CE Credits (27.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 134.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (18.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Category One: Scientific; Category Two: Non-ScientificClinical; Category Three: Non-Scientific-Practice Management/Professional Development using the delivery method of Seminar/LectureLab/Wet Lab. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements. RACE does not "accredit" or "endorse" or "certify" any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program.

Excellence & Enrichment | Fresh & Energizing Cutting-Edge CE at an Iconic South Florida Destination


JASON ARBLE DVM, MSc, DACVR, MRCVS

ANNE BARGER DVM, DACVP

JAN BELLOWS DVM, DAVDC, DABVP

TIM HACKETT KATHLEEN HAM LYNN GUPTILL DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM DVM, DACVECC, Professor, DVM, MS, DACVS Emergency and Critical Care (SAIM) Medicine

ROSANNE PETERS SHEILAH ROBERTSON MICHAEL SCHAER HOWARD B. SEIM III DVM, CVA, DACVIM DVM, DACVS DVM, DACVIM BVMS (Hons), Ph.D., DACVAA, DECVAA, DACAW, (SAIM), DACVECC (Neurology) DECAWBM (WSEL), MRCVS

■ JIM ARNOLD ■ DR. AMY BAKER ■ DR. DAVID BELLOWS ■ MEGAN BRASHEAR ■ DR. DYLAN BUSS ■ DR. SUSAN CARASTRO ■ DR. PAIGE EVANS ■ DR. CLARA GOH ■ MARY HARRISON ■ DR. DANI MCVETY ■ MICHELLE MCCONNELL ■ DR. JESSICA PRITCHARD ■ DENISE ROLLINGS ■ DR. MASON SAVAGE ■ DR. HEIDI WARD

JASON COE DVM, Ph.D.

GREG GRAUER DVM, MS, DACVIM, Professor, Jarvis Chair of Medicine

PETER HELMER DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)

DEBBIE HILL CVPM, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCFP

CHAD JOHANNES DVM, DACVIM (SAIM, Oncology)

DAWN LOGAS DVM, DACVD

CHRISTOPHER PACHEL DVM, DACVB, CABC

ROBERT SWINGER DVM, DACVO

TODD TAMS DVM, DACVIM

HEATHER WAMSLEY BS, DVM, Ph.D., DACVP (Clinical)

CYNTHIA WARD VMD, Ph.D., DACVIM (SAIM)

JESSICA WARD DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

DARREN BERGER ADAM BIRKENHEUR DVM, DACVD DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM (SAIM)

RALPH HARVEY DVM, MS, DACVAA

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS

OUR FEATURED SPEAKERS & WET LAB INSTRUCTORS


2018

T G A V C

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2018 | VETERINARIAN

ULTRASOUND

DENTISTRY

BASIC SMALL ANIMAL ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND

FELINE EXTRACTION TECHNIQUES

Jason Arble, DVM, MSc, DACVR, MRCVS

Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP David Bellows, DVM

With Conf. Reg. Fee: Vets $425 Wet Lab Only Fee: Vets $625

With Conf. Reg. Fee: Vets $395 Wet Lab Only Fee: Vets $595

This seminar series and combined wet lab will introduce the veterinarian to entry-level abdominal ultrasound imaging in the small animal practice. The seminar consists of four 50-minute lectures. The basic physics, an overview of instrumentation, common artifacts, and scanning techniques will be reviewed, as well as normal anatomy and appearance of the abdominal organs. Wet lab participants will be introduced to basic ultrasound image manipulation (knobology), physics and artifacts of abdominal ultrasound, learn scanning techniques, and how to identify normal abdominal structures through scanning of live animals. Interaction between the radiologist and the participants will be encouraged.

This session provides hands-on instruction in the area of feline dental extractions and local anesthesia blocks. The lab will lead off with a lecture on indications for feline extractions.

THURSDAY WET LABS

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


THURSDAY WET LABS

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2018

VETERINARIAN | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2018 DENTISTRY

OPHTHALMIC SURGERY

SURGERY

CANINE EXTRACTION TECHNIQUES

OPHTHALMIC SURGERY

PRACTICAL TECHNIQUES IN CANINE SOFT TISSUE SURGERY

1:30 - 5:30 p.m.

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP David Bellows, DVM

Robert Swinger, DVM, DACVO

With Conf. Reg. Fee: Vets $395 Wet Lab Only Fee: Vets $595

With Conf. Reg. Fee: Vets $395 Wet Lab Only Fee: Vets $595

With Conf. Reg. Fee: Vets $695 Wet Lab Only Fee: Vets $895

This session provides hands-on instruction in the area of canine dental extractions and local anesthesia blocks. The lab will lead off with a lecture on indications for canine extractions.

Improve your proficiency in performing practical eyelid, conjunctival, corneal and orbital surgeries. Receive step-by-step instructions on entropion correction, eyelid reconstruction, prolapsed third eyelid gland replacement, corneal debridement techniques, conjunctival grafting, corneal laceration repair and enucleation.

This course is designed to teach participants the technical aspects of a variety of soft tissue surgery procedures. Some theory will be included in the lectures, but emphasis will be placed on the technical aspects used to perform each procedure, thus maximizing time in the lab. Topics have been chosen that represent surgical conditions commonly seen in veterinary practice and include salivary gland resection, laryngeal tie-back, anal sacculectomy, urethrostomy, 10-minute gastropexy, four-ligature splenectomy and chest drain placement.

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Howard B. Seim III, DVM, DACVS Clara Goh, BVSc, MS, DACVS-SA, ACVS

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2018

T G A V C

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018 | VETERINARIAN

ULTRASOUND

DENTISTRY

SURGERY

ADVANCED SMALL ANIMAL ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND

ADVANCED DENTAL

PRACTICAL TECHNIQUES IN CANINE ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

FRIDAY WET LABS

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Jason Arble, DVM, MSc, DACVR, MRCVS

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP David Bellows, DVM

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Howard B. Seim III, DVM, DACVS Clara Goh, BVSc, MS, DACVS-SA, ACVS

With Conf. Reg. Fee: Vets $425 Wet Lab Only Fee: Vets $625

With Conf. Reg. Fee: Vets $395 Wet Lab Only Fee: Vets $595

With Conf. Reg. Fee: Vets $695 Wet Lab Only Fee: Vets $895

This seminar series and combined wet lab are designed for veterinarians who want to further their training in small animal ultrasound. Lectures will briefly review ultrasound physics and artifacts, and assist the participants in fine-tuning the image. Normal intra-abdominal structure will be reviewed and abnormal intra-abdominal pathology will be emphasized. Wet lab participants will gain experience in completing a routine small abdominal ultrasound examination, knowledge of normal sonographic anatomy and appearance of commonly identified pathologies. Some of the more challenging intra-abdominal structures to image will be emphasized. Interaction between the radiologist and the participants will be encouraged, and the attendees will have an opportunity to address personal areas of concern in their understanding of abdominal ultrasound scanning techniques.

Extraction of mandibular canine, mandibular second molar, maxillary fourth premolar, and molars and root tip retrieval. Repair of oronasal fistula, palatal defect with bone graft and oral tumors gingival hyperplasia.

This course is designed to teach participants the technical aspects of a variety of orthopedic surgery procedures. Some theory will be included in the lectures, but emphasis will be placed on the technical aspects used to perform each procedure, thus maximizing time in the lab. Topics have been chosen that represent surgical conditions commonly seen in veterinary practice and include: stifle exploratory, extracapsular fixation for ruptured ACL, and femoral head and neck ostectomy. Video of clinical case material will be used extensively throughout the laboratory to help illustrate each technique.

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Emergency & Critical Care

Topics

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon IV

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon V-VI

Room

Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome: How We Can Help Ham

Tips and Tricks to the Neurologic Exam Peters

Small Animal Trauma Hackett

8:00 a.m. 8:50 a.m.

Small Intestinal Surgery: Tips and Tricks Ham

A Visual Tour of Essential Lesion Localization Peters

Respiratory Emergencies Hackett

9:00 a.m. 9:50 a.m.

Vestibular Syndromes Peters

Urogenital Emergencies Hackett

10:10 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

An Updated Review of Anticonvulsant Therapy Peters

Metabolic Shock Hackett

11:10 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

Antivenom Update Hackett

1:30 p.m. 2:20 p.m.

Parvo Update Hackett

3:20 p.m. 4:10 p.m.

Managing Intoxications Hackett

4:20 p.m. 5:10 p.m.

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End-of-Life Care / Dentistry

Oncology

Surgery

Neurology

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon I

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon II

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon III

Compassion Fatigue or Ethical Fatigue? McVety

Palladia: How It Works and Its Many Uses in Dogs Johannes

Are We Kinder to Animals? Why Veterinarians Will CHOP Talk: What Clients Want to Know Change the Face of Human End-of-Life Care About Lymphoma Treatments McVety Johannes

T G A V C

2018

VETERINARIAN | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018

COFFEE BREAK: 9:50 - 10:10 a.m. - ROYAL PALM PRE-ASSEMBLY

The Truth Nobody Tells You About Being a Successful Millennial Entrepreneur McVety

Feline Oncology: Diagnostic and Treatment Advances Johannes

Wound Evaluations and Principles of Wound Healing Ham

Avoiding Career Burnout McVety

Osteosarcoma: Best Use of New Treatment Principles of Surgical Oncology Options Ham Johannes

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. - COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

Intraoral Radiology – From the Beginning Bellows

Entyce: Clinical Role of Appetite Stimulant Practical Approaches to Tumor Removals Therapy Ham Johannes

Seizure Management Peters

COFFEE BREAK: 2:20 - 3:20 p.m. - VISIT THE EXHIBIT HALL

Intraoral Radiology – The KEY to Treatment Planning Bellows

Gastrointestinal Tumors: Updates and Advances Johannes

Surgical Complications: Classifications and Decision Making Ham

Surgical Extractions: Dealing with Complications and Tips for Achieving Predictable Healing Bellows

How I Treat Mast Cell Tumors: One Point of View Johannes

Deciphering Surgical Diseases of the Intestinal A Potpourri of Feline Neurologic Disorders Tract Peters Ham

Dynamic Spinal Diseases Peters

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018 | VETERINARIAN

Topics

Internal Medicine

Medicine

Cardiology

Radiology

Dermatology

Room

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon VII

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon VIII

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon IX

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon X

Grand Ballroom Salon A

8:00 a.m. 8:50 a.m.

The Many Ways Disaster Awaits the Acute Pancreatitis Patient Schaer

9:00 a.m. 9:50 a.m.

A Few Dynamite Snake Envenomation Cases Schaer

The Bald and the Beautiful: Common Alopecic Conditions of Dogs and Cats Berger Simplifying Radiology of Canine Thoracic Emergencies – Helping You to Fear Dyspneic Dogs a Little Less Savage

Otitis Externa: Selecting the Best Topical Therapy for Your Patient Berger

COFFEE BREAK: 9:50 - 10:10 a.m. - ROYAL PALM PRE-ASSEMBLY 10:10 a.m. - Canine and Feline Diabetic Monitoring Strategies 11:00 a.m.

Clinical Pearls Revisited: Part I Schaer

Beyond "Triple Therapy" J. Ward

Simplifying Radiology of Feline Thoracic Emergencies – Helping You to Fear Coughing Cats a Llittle Less Savage

Not so Fast…The Great Pretenders (Allergy Mimickers) Berger

11:10 a.m. - Troubleshooting the Difficult Diabetic 12:00 p.m. Pritchard

Clinical Pearls Revisited: Part 2 Schaer

Update on Treatment of Asymptomatic Heart Disease in Dogs J. Ward

Film Reading Session – Thoracic Emergencies Savage

The Three Most Commonly Asked Questions of a Veterinary Dermatologist Berger

Pritchard

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. - COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH IN THE EXHIBIT HALL 1:30 p.m. - Hypercalcemia in Dogs and Cats: Beyond 2:20 p.m. Hard Ions

Pritchard

Anemia Rounds Covering Some Very Interesting Cases Schaer

Update on Antithrombotic Treatment for Cats With Film Reading Session – Abdominal Diseases Feline Arterial Thromboembolism Savage J. Ward

Feline Allergic Dermatitis Berger

COFFEE BREAK: 2:20 - 3:20 p.m. - VISIT THE EXHIBIT HALL 3:20 p.m. - Addressing the Anorexic Patient 1: Pharmacology 4:10 p.m.

Pritchard

Antidiuretic Hormone – Why Too Much or Too Little Is Bad for Your Patient Schaer

4:20 p.m. - Addressing the Anorexic Patient 2: Assisted GI Emergencies – Diagnosis and Treatment Feeding Methods 5:10 p.m. Schaer

Pritchard

Update on Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) in Boxer Dogs J. Ward

Simplifying Radiology of the Canine and Feline Clinically Relevant Updates From the Past Abdomen: Part I NAVDF Forum Savage Berger

Cardiac Manifestations of Systemic Disease J. Ward

Simplifying Radiology of the Canine and Feline IL-31 Inhibitors: What Have We Learned Abdomen: Part II Since Their Release Savage Berger

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2018

VETERINARIAN | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018 Ophthalmology

Anesthesia and Pain Management

Gastroenterology

Oncology

Topics

Grand Ballroom Salon B

Grand Ballroom Salon C

Grand Ballroom Salon D

Galeria North/South

Room

New Developments in Veterinary Ophthalmology – Surgical and Pharmacological Advancements Swinger

The Big Goal: Reducing Fear, Stress and Pain in Our Practice: Part 1 Harvey

Update on Disorders of the Esophagus Tams

8:00 a.m. 8:50 a.m.

You’re Good…But Let’s Get Better…Improving Your Ophthalmic Skills in the Exam Room Swinger

The Big Goal: Reducing Fear, Stress and Pain in Our Practice: Part 2 Harvey

Updates on Parvoviral Enteritis in Dogs and Chronic Constipation/Obstipation in Cats Tams

9:00 a.m. 9:50 a.m.

COFFEE BREAK: 9:50 - 10:10 a.m. - ROYAL PALM PRE-ASSEMBLY

Feline Ophthalmology Swinger

Top 10 Best Things in Feline Pain Management Harvey

Acute and Chronic Vomiting in Dogs and Cats – Diagnostic Approach: Part 1 Tams

10:10 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

Glaucoma in Veterinary Medicine – Surgical and Medical Management Swinger

Senior Pet Anesthesia and Pain Management Harvey

Acute and Chronic Vomiting in Dogs and Cats – Diagnostic Approach: Part 2 Tams

11:10 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. - COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

Corneal Ulcers – Why Some Just Won’t Heal! Swinger

The Kindest Care: Cancer Pain Management Harvey

Management of Vomiting in Dogs and Cats Tams

Canine Bladder Tumor Update on Diagnosis and Therapy H. Ward

1:30 p.m. 2:20 p.m.

COFFEE BREAK: 2:20 - 3:20 p.m. - VISIT THE EXHIBIT HALL

Rabbits, Birds and EYES…Oh My! Veterinary Exotic Ophthalmology Swinger

Emergencies, Complications and Crisis Management in Anesthesia Harvey

Acute and Chronic Diarrhea in Dogs and Cats: Part 1 Tams

Lymphoma and Lymphocytosis When to Worry; What 3:20 p.m. Is PARR and Flow 4:10 p.m. H. Ward

Canine Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca – An Update and Discussion of Our Most Common Ophthalmic Referral Swinger

Favorite Techniques – Yours and Mine Harvey

Acute and Chronic Diarrhea in Dogs and Cats: Part 2 Tams

Mast Cell Tumor Overview H. Ward

4:20 p.m. 5:10 p.m.

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LECTURES

CUTTING-EDGE

CONFERENCE-AT-A-GLANCE

2018

T G A V C HANDS-ON WET LABS

DYNAMIC

EXHIBIT HALL EXCEPTIONAL

LEARNING

LECTURE TOPICS* • ANESTHESIA AND PAIN MANAGEMENT • BEHAVIOR AND TRAINING • CARDIOLOGY • CLINICAL PATHOLOGY • DENTISTRY

• DENTISTRY FOR THE TECHNICIAN • DERMATOLOGY • EMERGENCY MEDICINE AND CRITICAL CARE • END-OF-LIFE CARE

• • • • •

EXOTICS FELINE MEDICINE GASTROENTEROLOGY INTERNAL MEDICINE MEDICINE & INFECTIOUS DISEASE

• MEDICINE FOR THE TECHNICIAN • NEUROLOGY • ONCOLOGY • OPHTHALMOLOGY • PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

• • • •

RADIOLOGY SURGERY ULTRASOUND UROLOGY

WET LABS & WORKSHOPS*

RESERVE YOUR SEATS EARLY... WET LABS SELL OUT FAST! THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2018 • Basic Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound (WL) • Feline Dental Extraction (WL) • Canine Dental Extraction (WL) • Ophthalmic Surgery (WL) • Practical Techniques in Soft Tissue Surgery (WL) DETAILS ON PAGES 4-5

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018 • Advanced Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound (WL) • Practical Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery (WL) • Advanced Dental (WL) DETAILS ON PAGE 6

• Laboratory and Medical Diagnostics for Technicians  (WS) • Dental Radiology Positioning and Techniques (WL)

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018 • Anesthesia Machine Troubleshooting and An Introduction to Capnometry (WL) DETAILS ON PAGE 11

• Dental Prophylaxis (WL) DETAILS ON PAGE 20

DETAILS ON PAGE 18 * PRELIMINARY PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE


SATURDAY WET LAB

ANESTHESIA ANESTHESIA MACHINE TROUBLESHOOTING AND AN INTRODUCTION TO CAPNOMETRY

1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Ralph Harvey, DVM, MS, DACVAA Assisted By: Michelle McConnell, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia) Jim Arnold

With Conf. Reg. Fee: Vets $ 150 Wet Lab Only Fee: Vets $ 250 Hands-on experience with expert guidance in the recognition and correction of common problems with anesthesia machines and patient breathing circuits, and an introduction to capnometry and the use of capnometers in anesthesia.

T G A V C

Internal Medicine / Dentistry

Clinical Pathology

Internal Medicine

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon I

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon II

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon III

Tips on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Canine Hyperadrenocorticism C. Ward There Is No Such Thing as a Typical Addisonian C. Ward

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VETERINARIAN | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018

Medicine

Topics

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon IV

Room

Practical Approach to IMHA Birkenheuer Getting the Best Sample for Cytology Barger

8:00 a.m. 8:50 a.m.

Testing for Tick-borne Diseases in Sick Dogs: Which Pets? Which Diseases? Which Tests? Birkenheuer

Feline Bartonella Infections: What Do We Really Know? Guptill

9:00 a.m. 9:50 a.m.

COFFEE BREAK: 9:50 - 10:50 a.m. - VISIT THE EXHIBIT HALL

What Is Up With Feline Hyperthyroidism C. Ward

Cytology, the Basics. A Case-based Approach Barger

Screening for Tick-borne Diseases in the Healthy Pet: What Does It Mean and What Should I Do About It? Birkenheuer

Systemic Fungal Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment Guptill

10:50 a.m. 11:40 a.m.

11:40 a.m. - 1:10 p.m. - COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

Rediscovering Your Dental Practice – We All Have Dental Practices Within Our Practices Bellows

Cytology of Lumps and Bumps, the Common Stuff Barger

Cats Are Not Dogs When It Comes to Dentistry Bellows

That Would Be Gland, Clinical Pathologic Changes Associated With Endocrine Disease Barger

Fever of Unknown Origin: What Should I Do Next? Birkenheuer

Leptospirosis Is Everywhere! Guptill

1:10 a.m. 2:00 p.m.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Infections in Dogs and Cats Guptill

2:10 p.m. 3:00 p.m.

COFFEE BREAK: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - VISIT THE EXHIBIT HALL

Chews-ing the Right Chew Bellows

Fecal Cytology, It's More Than Just Poop! Barger

Antimicrobial Resistant Infections – How 4:00 p.m. to Recognize Them, How to Manage Them 4:50 p.m. Guptill

Urine Luck! A Thorough Review of Urine Sediment Barger

Infection Control and Your Practice – How 5:00 p.m. Are You Doing? 5:50 p.m. Guptill

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T G A V C

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018 | VETERINARIAN

Topics

Practice Management

Exotics and Small Mammals

Behavior

Cardiology / Ophthalmology

Urology

Room

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon V-VI

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon VII

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon VIII

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon IX

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon X

Cardiovascular Effects of Steroids J. Ward

Small Animal Urinary Tract Case Discussions: Part 1 Grauer

Use of Biomarkers in the Diagnosis of Asymptomatic Heart Disease and CHF in Dogs and Cats J. Ward

Small Animal Urinary Tract Case Discussions: Part 2 Grauer

8:00 a.m. - Why Would They Think That’s OK? Managing With Trusted Systems 8:50 a.m.

Avian and Exotic Radiology: Part 1 Helmer

9:00 a.m. - Benefits, What Do They Want? 9:50 a.m. Hill

Avian and Exotic Radiology: Part 2 Helmer

Hill

Windows of Opportunity: A New Approach to Canine Socialization Pachel

COFFEE BREAK: 9:50 - 10:50 a.m. - VISIT THE EXHIBIT HALL 10:50 a.m. - Inventory Management, More Than a Few Pills 11:40 a.m. Hill

Common Conditions of Backyard Poultry Helmer

Reading Body Language and Assessing Patient Comfort in the Clinic Pachel

Case Studies in CHF (Dogs and Cats) J. Ward

Small Animal Urinary Tract Case Discussions: Part 3 Grauer

11:40 a.m. - 1:10 p.m. - COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH IN THE EXHIBIT HALL 1:10 p.m. - Is It Still Casual Day? 2:00 p.m. Hill

Head Tilts in Rabbits Helmer

2:10 p.m. - Finding, Hiring and Keeping Gems 3:00 p.m. Hill

Avian Clinical Pathology Helmer

Stress Matters: Impact of Fear and Anxiety on Learning Pachel Chill Out – Incorporating Conditioned Relaxation Techniques Into Behavioral Therapy Pachel

Feline Herpesvirus-1: The Gift That Keeps on Giving Evans T(eye)me to Let the Cat Out of the Bag: A Review of Common Feline Ocular Diseases Evans

Reassessment of “Normal Values” in CKD Patients to Enhance Early Diagnosis: Part 1 Grauer Reassessment of “Normal Values” in CKD Patients to Enhance Early Diagnosis: Part 2 Grauer

COFFEE BREAK: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - VISIT THE EXHIBIT HALL 4:00 p.m. - Safety in the Veterinary Practice, Are We Ready for OSHA? 4:50 p.m.

Small Mammal Clinical Pathology Helmer

Desensitization and Counterconditioning – The Details Make All the Difference! Pachel

Fun With Fundoscopy; Making Sense of the Ocular Fundus Buss

5:00 p.m. - Maintaining Vigilance by the Numbers 5:50 p.m. Hill

Update on Avian/Exotic Medications Helmer

Feline Inappropriate Elimination: Unraveling the Mystery Pachel

The Eye Is the Window to the…Patient. Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Disease in ACEi and CKD: The Good, Bad, and Ugly Grauer Small Animals Buss

Hill

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Importance of Hypertension and Proteinuria in CKD Grauer


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2018

VETERINARIAN | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018

Surgery

Topics

Grand Ballroom Salon D

Galeria North

Room

Making It Stick: Delivering an Effective Healthcare Recommendation: Part 1 Coe

Gastric Hypomotility in Dogs – More Common Than You May Think Tams

Anal Sacculectomy: A Novel Approach Seim

8:00 a.m. 8:50 a.m.

Making It Stick: Delivering an Effective Healthcare Recommendation: Part 2 Coe

Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs – Update Surgical Management of GDV – The 15 on Diagnosis and Therapy Minute Gastropexy Tams Seim

Dermatology

Anesthesia and Pain Management

Practice Management

Gastroenterology / Clinical Pathology

Grand Ballroom Salon A

Grand Ballroom Salon B

Grand Ballroom Salon C

How to Control the Uncontrollably Itchy Dog Without Going Crazy Yourself: Part 1 Logas

Assessment and Management of Chronic Pain in Cats Robertson

How to Control the Uncontrollably Itchy Dog Without Going Crazy Yourself: Part 2 Logas

Assessment and Recognition of Acute Pain in Cats Robertson

9:00 a.m. 9:50 a.m.

COFFEE BREAK: 9:50 - 10:50 a.m. - VISIT THE EXHIBIT HALL

How to Control the Uncontrollably Itchy Dog Without Going Crazy Yourself: Part 3 Logas

Clearing the Hurdle: Communicating the Cost of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Intestinal Veterinary Care: Part 1 Lymphoma in Cats Coe Tams

Case Studies in Pain Management Robertson

Feline Perineal Urethrostomy – A Novel Approach Seim

10:50 a.m. 11:40 a.m.

11:40 a.m. - 1:10 p.m. - COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

How to Keep Acute Otitis Externa From Becoming Chronic Logas

Anesthesia for Older Pets: Part 1 Robertson

Pyoderma: Secrets of Bacterial Resistance Logas

Anesthesia for Older Pets: Part 2 Robertson

Clearing the Hurdle: Communicating the Cost of Veterinary Care: Part 2 Coe Taking Down Walls: Overcoming Communication Barriers in the Exam Room: Part 1 Coe

Gallbladder Mucocele Update Tams

1:10 a.m. 2:00 p.m.

RBC, PLT and WBC Values – What Do They Mean? Wamsley

2:10 p.m. 3:00 p.m.

COFFEE BREAK: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - VISIT THE EXHIBIT HALL

Topical Therapy: What Every Clinic Should Have and Why Logas

Fatalities, Adverse Events and Accidents in Small Animal Anesthesia Robertson

Taking Down Walls: Overcoming Communication Nonmammalian Vertebrate Hematology – Barriers in the Exam Room: Part 2 There’s a Nucleus in Your Red Blood Cell! Coe Wamsley

4:00 p.m. 4:50 p.m.

First Steps in Diagnosing Skin Problems: How, When and Why to do Cytology, Skin Scrapes and Biopsies Logas

Anesthesia for Caesarean Sections in Dogs and Cats Robertson

Moving Beyond Theory: Coaching and Feedback Skills for Implementing Effective Communications Training in Your Practice Coe

5:00 p.m. 5:50 p.m.

Get the Most out of Urinalysis – Tips and Tricks for UA Samples Wamsley

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T G A V C

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2018 | VETERINARIAN

Topics

Internal Medicine

Medicince & Infectious Disease

Behavior

Ophthalmology

Room

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon I

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon III

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon VIII

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon IX

Cytauxzoon Felis: A Treatable Disease! Birkenheuer

Room for One More: Introducing a New Dog or Cat to the I Wanna New Drug-Ocular Pharamcology Household Carastro Pachel

Risk Assessment of Aggressive Patients Pachel

9:00 a.m. - Oh Yes – Another Diabetic Patient: Part 1 9:50 a.m. C. Ward

10:00 a.m. 10:50 a.m.

Oh Yes – Another Diabetic Patient: Part 2 C. Ward

Update on Canine Babesiosis Birkenheuer

11:00 a.m. 11:50 a.m.

Common Endocrine Questions by Referring Veterinarians C. Ward

How to Improve Your Diagnostic Skills: The Science Behind Households: Identifying and Addressing Clinical Reasoning and Why Smart People Do Dumb Things: Multi-cat Problems Before the Fur Starts Flying Part 1 Pachel Birkenheuer

Visine Doesn’t Always Get the Red Out: A Systematic Approach to the Red Eye Baker

How to Improve Your Diagnostic Skills: The Science Behind Behavior Strategies Into Patient Care – Clinical Reasoning and Why Smart People Do Dumb Things: Incorporating Practical Solutions for Daily Situations Part 2 Pachel Birkenheuer

Ralphie’s Mom Was Right: You Can Shoot an Eye Out. Triage Care of Typical (and Some Atypical) Ophthalmic Emergencies Baker

12:00 p.m. - Uncommon Feline Endocrine Disorders 12:50 p.m. C. Ward

What’s That – Ocular Masses Carastro

OFFERING A FULL DAY OF CUTTING-EDGE, HANDS-ON WET LABS ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6; LECTURE SESSIONS, PLUS MORE WET LABS AND WORKSHOPS ON FRIDAY & SATURDAY FOR PRACTICING VETERINARIANS, TECHNICIANS AND OTHER TEAM MEMBERS. 14 | 6TH ANNUAL GULF-ATLANTIC VETERINARY CONFERENCE


T G A V C

2018

VETERINARIAN | SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2018 Urology

Practice Management

Clinical Pathology

Topics

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon X

Grand Ballroom Salon C

Grand Ballroom Salon D

Room

Cats, Calcium and Kidneys Grauer

Activating the Entire Veterinary Team to Achieve Optimal Veterinary Outcomes: Part 1 Coe

FNA Cytology Interactive Case: Part 1 Wamsley

9:00 a.m. 9:50 a.m.

Hyperthyroidism: A View From the Urinary Tract Grauer

Activating the Entire Veterinary Team to Achieve Optimal Veterinary Outcomes: Part 2 Coe

FNA Cytology Interactive Case: Part 2 Wamsley

10:00 a.m. 10:50 a.m.

Use of NSAIDs in Dogs With Liver and Kidney Disease Grauer

Reputation Management: Managing Risks to Maximize Benefits of Social Media: Part 1 Coe

Overview of Liver, Pancreas and GI Biochemical Tests With Case 11:00 a.m. Examples 11:50 a.m. Wamsley

Disorders of Urine Retention and Urine Leakage Grauer

Reputation Management: Managing Risks to Maximize Benefits of Social Media: Part 2 Coe

Proteinuria Testing Wamsley

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VISIT THE EX

Friday, December 7 .................... 11:30 a.m. − 6:15 p.m. Saturday, December 8 ...................9:00 a.m. − 4:00 p.m.

FLOOR PLAN

T G A V C

2018

EXHIBIT HALL HOURS

EXHIBIT HALL

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7: Exhibit Hall Open Complimentary Lunch Coffee Break Welcome Reception

11:30 a.m. – 6:15 p.m. 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. 2:20 – 3:20 p.m. 5:10 – 6:15 p.m.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8:

Exhibit Hall Open 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Morning Break 9:50 – 10:50 a.m. Complimentary Lunch 11:40 a.m. – 1:10 p.m. Afternoon Break 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Bingo Drawing 3:45 – 4:00 p.m. FVMA Foundation Reverse Raffle Drawing 3:45 – 4:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Closes 4:00 p.m.

LECTURES

CUTTING-EDGE

The Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference Offers…

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DYNAMIC

EXHIBIT HALL


 Experience a dynamic showcase of more than 80 exhibitors  Speak one-on-one with industry on the newest technologies  Learn about the latest products and services available

 Network with veterinary colleagues and industry experts  Enjoy the Welcome Reception and complimentary breaks  Participate in the Exhibit Hall Bingo

REGISTRATION INCLUDES COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY IN THE EXHIBIT HALL.

EXCEPTIONAL

LEARNING

FUN & EXCITEMENT WWW.TGAVC.ORG |

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EXHIBIT HALL

TGAVC OFFERS ATTENDEES AN UNMATCHED OPPORTUNITY FOR NETWORKING. OUR INDUSTRY PARTNERS SHOWCASE AN UNPARALLELED DISPLAY OF THE VERY LATEST INNOVATIONS AND ADVANCEMENTS AVAILABLE TO VETERINARY PROFESSIONALS.

T G A V C

XHIBIT HALL

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2018

T G A V C

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018 | TECHNICIAN DENTISTRY

CLINICAL PATHOLOGY

DENTAL RADIOLOGY POSITIONING AND TECHNIQUES

1:30 - 5:30 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Heather Wamsley, BS, DVM, Ph.D., DACVP (Clinical) Heidi Ward, DVM, DACVIM

With Conf. Reg. Fee: Techs $95 Wet Lab Only Fee: Techs $150 During this intensive session, attendees will work through clinical cases and hands-on stations designed to improve skills in microscopy, medical diagnostics and laboratory sample submission. Topics of focus will include hematology, chemistry, urinalysis, cytology and blood pressure measurement.

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Denise Rollings, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)

FRIDAY WET LAB

FRIDAY WORKSHOP

LABORATORY AND MEDICAL DIAGNOSTICS FOR TECHNICIANS

With Conf. Reg. Fee: Techs $95 Wet Lab Only Fee: Techs $150 This is a one-hour lecture discussing safety, terminology, normal and abnormal anatomy, basic pathology, and mounting of dental radiographs followed by three hours of hands-on training. Learn how to obtain a diagnostic intraoral radiograph using the latest state-ofthe-art equipment taught by some of the most highly trained veterinary technicians in veterinary dentistry. There is a low teacher-to-student ratio to ensure everyone takes all the images necessary to obtain full mouth radiographs of a dog and cat using cadaver heads. This is the most effective way to learn intraoral dental radiography because it imitates reallife patients without the stress of having to monitor anesthesia while trying to learn at the same time.


T G A V C

2018

TECHNICIAN | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018 End-of-Life Care / Dentistry

Emergency & Critical Care

Internal Medicine

Anesthesia and Pain Management

Topics

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon I

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon V-VI

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon VII

Grand Ballroom Salon C

Room

Compassion Fatigue or Ethical Fatigue? McVety

Small Animal Trauma Hackett

Are We Kinder to Animals? Why Veterinarians Will Change the Face of Human End-of-Life Care McVety

Respiratory Emergencies Hackett

The Big Goal: Reducing Fear, Stress and Pain in Our Practice: Part 1 Harvey The Big Goal: Reducing Fear, Stress and Pain in Our Practice: Part 2 Harvey

8:00 a.m. 8:50 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:50 a.m.

COFFEE BREAK: 9:50 - 10:10 a.m. - ROYAL PALM PRE-ASSEMBLY

The Truth Nobody Tells You About Being a Successful Millennial Entrepreneur McVety

Urogenital Emergencies Hackett

Canine and Feline Diabetic Monitoring Strategies Pritchard

Top 10 Best Things in Feline Pain Management Harvey

10:10 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

Avoiding Career Burnout McVety

Metabolic Shock Hackett

Troubleshooting the Difficult Diabetic Pritchard

Senior Pet Anesthesia and Pain Management Harvey

11:10 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

The Kindest Care: Cancer Pain Management Harvey

1:30 p.m. 2:20 p.m.

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. - COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

Intraoral Radiology – From the Beginning Bellows

Antivenom Update Hackett

Hypercalcemia in Dogs and Cats: Beyond Hard Ions Pritchard COFFEE BREAK: 2:20 - 3:20 p.m. - VISIT THE EXHIBIT HALL

Intraoral Radiology – The KEY to Treatment Planning Bellows

Parvo Update Hackett

Addressing the Anorexic Patient 1: Pharmacology Pritchard

Emergencies, Complications and Crisis Management in Anesthesia Harvey

3:20 p.m. 4:10 p.m.

Surgical Extractions: Dealing With Complications and Tips for Achieving Predictable Healing Bellows

Managing Intoxications Hackett

Addressing the Anorexic Patient 2: Assisted Feeding Methods Pritchard

Favorite Techniques – Yours and Mine Harvey

4:20 p.m. 5:10 p.m.

Join us in the Exhibit Hall for the Attendee Welcome Reception - 5:10 - 6:15 p.m. WWW.TGAVC.ORG |

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2018

T G A V C

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018 | TECHNICIAN

DENTISTRY

ANESTHESIA

DENTAL PROPHYLAXIS

ANESTHESIA MACHINE TROUBLESHOOTING AND AN INTRODUCTION TO CAPNOMETRY

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

SATURDAY WET LABS

Denise Rollings, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)

With Conf. Reg. Fee: Techs $95 Wet Lab Only Fee: Techs $150 This one-hour lecture explains instrument handling, cleaning and sharpening, the importance of proper cleaning technique, and probing and charting. Following is a detailed, threehour, hands-on wet lab providing instruction on the proper way to do a complete dental prophylaxis and oral examination, including accurate charting. Learn how to properly handle instruments using the latest state-of-the-art equipment taught by some the most highly trained veterinary technicians in veterinary dentistry. There is a low teacher-to-student ratio to ensure everyone receives individual instruction while probing, cleaning and charting the mouth of a dog and cat using cadaver heads. This is the most effective way to learn correct and safe technique because it imitates real-life patients without the stress of having to monitor anesthesia while trying to learn at the same time.

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1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Ralph Harvey, DVM, MS, DACVAA Assisted By: Michelle McConnell, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia) Jim Arnold

With Conf. Reg. Fee: Techs $95 Wet Lab Only Fee: Techs $150 Hands-on experience with expert guidance in the recognition and correction of common problems with anesthesia machines and patient breathing circuits, and an introduction to capnometry and the use of capnometers in anesthesia.


T G A V C

2018

TECHNICIAN | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018 Dentistry

Clinical Pathology

Dentistry

Medicine

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon I

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon II

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon III

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon IV

Topics Room

8:00 a.m. 8:50 a.m.

Getting the Best Sample for Cytology Barger

Feline Bartonella Infections: What Do We Really Know? Guptill

9:00 a.m. 9:50 a.m.

Systemic Fungal Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment Guptill

10:10 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

Leptospirosis Is Everywhere! Guptill

11:10 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Infections in Dogs and Cats Guptill

1:30 p.m. 2:20 p.m.

COFFEE BREAK: 9:50 - 10:50 a.m. - VISIT THE EXHIBIT HALL

Cytology, the Basics. A Case-based Approach Barger 11:40 a.m. - 1:10 p.m. - COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

Rediscovering Your Dental Practice – We All Have Dental Practices Within Our Practices Bellows

Cytology of Lumps and Bumps, the Common Stuff Barger

Cats Are Not Dogs When It Comes to Dentistry Bellows

That Would Be Gland, Clinical Pathologic Changes Associated With Endocrine Disease Barger

Home Dental Care for Our Furry Friends Rollings

COFFEE BREAK: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - VISIT THE EXHIBIT HALL

Chews-ing the Right Chew Bellows

Fecal Cytology, It's More Than Just Poop! Barger

Malocclusions Rollings

Antimicrobial Resistant Infections – How to Recognize Them, How to Manage Them Guptill

3:20 p.m. 4:10 p.m.

Urine Luck! A Thorough Review of Urine Sediment Barger

Dentistry and the Emergent and Compromised Patient Rollings

Infection Control and Your Practice – How Are You Doing? Guptill

4:20 p.m. 5:10 p.m.

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T G A V C

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018 | TECHNICIAN

Topics

Practice Management

Exotics and Small Mammals

Behavior

Anesthesia and Pain Management

Room

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon V-VI

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon VII

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon VIII

Grand Ballroom Salon B

8:00 a.m. - Why Would They Think That’s OK? Managing With Trusted Systems 8:50 a.m.

Avian and Exotic Radiology: Part 1 Helmer

9:00 a.m. - Benefits, What Do They Want? 9:50 a.m. Hill

Avian and Exotic Radiology: Part 2 Helmer

Hill

Assessment and Management of Chronic Pain in Cats Robertson Windows of Opportunity: A New Approach to Canine Socialization Pachel

Assessment and Recognition of Acute Pain in Cats Robertson

COFFEE BREAK: 9:50 - 10:50 a.m. - VISIT THE EXHIBIT HALL 10:50 a.m. - Inventory Management, More Than a Few Pills 11:40 a.m. Hill

Common Conditions of Backyard Poultry Helmer

Reading Body Language and Assessing Patient Comfort in the Clinic Pachel

Case Studies in Pain Management Robertson

11:40 a.m. - 1:10 p.m. - COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH IN THE EXHIBIT HALL 1:10 p.m. - Is It Still Casual Day? 2:00 p.m. Hill

Head Tilts in Rabbits Helmer

Stress Matters: Impact of Fear and Anxiety on Learning Pachel

Anesthesia for Older Pets: Part 1 Robertson

2:10 p.m. - Finding, Hiring and Keeping Gems 3:00 p.m. Hill

Avian Clinical Pathology Helmer

Chill Out – Incorporating Conditioned Relaxation Techniques Into Behavioral Therapy Pachel

Anesthesia for Older Pets: Part 2 Robertson

COFFEE BREAK: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - VISIT THE EXHIBIT HALL 4:00 p.m. - Safety in the Veterinary Practice, Are We Ready for OSHA? 4:50 p.m. Hill

Small Mammal Clinical Pathology Helmer

Desensitization and Counterconditioning – The Details Make All the Difference! Pachel

Fatalities, Adverse Events and Accidents in Small Animal Anesthesia Robertson

5:00 p.m. - Maintaining Vigilance by the Numbers 5:50 p.m. Hill

Update on Avian/Exotic Medications Helmer

Feline Inappropriate Elimination: Unraveling the Mystery Pachel

Anesthesia for Caesarean Sections in Dogs and Cats Robertson

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T G A V C

2018

TECHNICIAN | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018 Practice Management

Clinical Pathology

Emergency Medicine"

Medicine for the Technician

Topics

Grand Ballroom Salon C

Grand Ballroom Salon D

Galeria North

Galeria South

Room

Making It Stick: Delivering an Effective Healthcare Recommendation: Part 1 Coe

Critically Important Critical Thinking Skills Brashear

8:00 a.m. 8:50 a.m.

Making It Stick: Delivering an Effective Healthcare Recommendation: Part 2 Coe

Nursing Care for the Critical Patient Brashear

9:00 a.m. 9:50 a.m.

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? Nutrition for Hospitalized Patients Brashear

10:50 a.m. 11:40 a.m.

COFFEE BREAK: 9:50 - 10:50 a.m. - VISIT THE EXHIBIT HALL

Clearing the Hurdle: Communicating the Cost of Veterinary Care: Part 1 Coe 11:40 a.m. - 1:10 p.m. - COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

Clearing the Hurdle: Communicating the Cost of Veterinary Care: Part 2 Coe Taking Down Walls: Overcoming Communication Barriers in the Exam Room: Part 1 Coe

RBC, PLT and WBC Values – What Do They Mean? Wamsley

Being Prepared and Triage Harrison

The Top Five Common Emergencies and What to Do: Part 1 1:10 a.m. 2:00 p.m. Brashear

Increasingly Common Poisonings Harrison

The Top Five Common Emergencies and What to Do: Part 2 2:10 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Brashear

COFFEE BREAK: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - VISIT THE EXHIBIT HALL

Taking Down Walls: Overcoming Communication Barriers in the Exam Room: Part 2 Coe Moving Beyond Theory: Coaching and Feedback Skills for Implementing Effective Communications Training in Your Practice Coe

Nonmammalian Vertebrate Hematology – There’s a Nucleus in Your Red Blood Cell! Wamsley

The Blocked Cat Harrison

Get the Most out of Urinalysis – Tips and Tricks for UA Samples Wamsley WWW.TGAVC.ORG |

Emergency Anesthesia: Planning for the Unexpected Brashear

4:00 p.m. 4:50 p.m.

Urinary Tract Emergencies Brashear

5:00 p.m. 5:50 p.m.

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2018

T G A V C

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2018 | TECHNICIAN

Topics

Dentistry

Medicince & Infectious Disease

Practice Management

Medicine for the Technician

Room

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon II

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon III

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon IV

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon VII

9:00 a.m. - The Basics of Oral Anatomy 9:50 a.m. Rollings

Cytauxzoon Felis: A Treatable Disease! Birkenheuer

I Didn't Become a Vet Tech to… Deal With Client Issues! Harrison

Zoonosis Alert! Leptospirosis in Dogs Brashear

10:00 a.m. - From the Exam Room to the Dental Table 10:50 a.m. Rollings

Update on Canine Babesiosis Birkenheuer

I Didn't Become a Vet Tech to… Deal With Co-worker Issues and Harassment! Harrison

Getting Your Team on Board with Change: Hospital Protocols Brashear

11:00 a.m. - Dental Abnormalities 11:50 a.m. Rollings

How to Improve Your Diagnostic Skills: The Science Behind Clinical Reasoning and Why Smart People Do Dumb Things: Part 1 Birkenheuer

I Didn't Become a Vet Tech to… Deal With Burnout and Compassion Fatigue! Harrison

Civil Wars: Front vs. Back Brashear

12:00 p.m. - Feline Dentistry 12:50 p.m. Rollings

How to Improve Your Diagnostic Skills: The Science Behind Clinical Reasoning and Why Smart People Do Dumb Things: Part 2 Birkenheuer

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Direct and Compassionate Communication Brashear


T G A V C

2018

TECHNICIAN | SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2018 Behavior

Practice Management

Clinical Pathology

Topics

Royal Palm Ballroom Salon VIII

Grand Ballroom Salon C

Grand Ballroom Salon D

Room

Room for One More: Introducing a New Dog or Cat to the Household Pachel

Activating the Entire Veterinary Team to Achieve Optimal Veterinary Outcomes: Part 1 Coe

FNA Cytology Interactive Case: Part 1 Wamsley

9:00 a.m. 9:50 a.m.

Risk Assessment of Aggressive Patients Pachel

Activating the Entire Veterinary Team to Achieve Optimal Veterinary Outcomes: Part 2 Coe

FNA Cytology Interactive Case: Part 2 Wamsley

10:00 a.m. 10:50 a.m.

Multi-cat Households: Identifying and Addressing Problems Before the Fur Starts Flying Pachel

Reputation Management: Managing Risks to Maximize Benefits of Social Media: Part 1 Coe

Overview of Liver, Pancreas and GI Biochemical Tests with Case Examples Wamsley

11:00 a.m. 11:50 a.m.

Incorporating Behavior Strategies Into Patient Care – Practical Solutions for Daily Situations Pachel

Reputation Management: Managing Risks to Maximize Benefits of Social Media: Part 2 Coe

Proteinuria Testing Wamsley

12:00 p.m. 12:50 p.m.

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2018

TGAVC

Holiday Mingle

YOUR EVENING INCLUDES:

COMPLIMENTARY EVENT FOR ALL

• Cocktails • Hors d'oeuvres • Live entertainment • Dancing • Door Prizes • Cash bar

REGISTERED ATTENDEES

MIX, MINGLE AND JINGLE ON DOWN FOR HOLIDAY FUN!

SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday, December 8, 2018 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Join us for a festive evening to mix and mingle with colleagues and friends. We hope to see you at this complimentary night of fun and festivities to get you into the holiday spirit.

TGAVC’S 6 TH ANNUAL FISHING TOURNAMENT LIMITED AVAILABILITY - Reserve your reel today! Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Cost: $195 per person

Your group will depart from the resort dock at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday and return at 12 p.m. Troll with lures and fresh rigged bait as your boat ventures along the coast. Optional live bait is available for an additional $80. Anglers will compete for the largest fish, the most fish and the most unusual fish caught. 26 | 6TH ANNUAL GULF-ATLANTIC VETERINARY CONFERENCE

Fishing Tournament fee includes:

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$ 195

• charter boat with captain and first mate (gratuity included) • tackle and gear • fishing license • cleaning of fish


NEW THIS YEAR!

FVMA FOUNDATION REVERSE RAFFLE

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018| 3:45 - 4:00 p.m.

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A Chance to Win While Supporting a Great Cause YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN

ONLY 300 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY! (See registration form)

Net Proceeds Support:

(ODDS OF WINNING 1 IN 300)

 Animal Disaster Relief  Student Scholarships  Public Education in Animal Health and Welfare  Veterinary & Veterinary Technician Scholarships  Youth Organizations  Research Programs

 REVERSE RAFFLE IS AN “ELIMINATION RAFFLE”

THE OBJECTIVE IS NOT TO HAVE YOUR NUMBER CALLED UNTIL LAST

 ONLY 300 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD (ODDS OF WINNING 1 IN 300)  LAST TICKET NUMBER SELECTED

WINS $5,000

Tax Information: The FVMA Foundation is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. The FVMA Foundation tax identification number is 59-3669363. Florida Law Requires the Following Notice: “A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.” REGISTRATION #CH11722

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ADVANCE REGISTRATION It is strongly recommended that you register in advance for our 6th Annual Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference. Registration is required for all aspects of the meeting. Your registration covers all CE sessions, access to the conference exhibit hall, conference proceedings, welcome reception in the exhibit hall, all complimentary refreshment breaks, and lunch on Friday and Saturday. Registration does not cover ticketed social activities and wet labs. Advance registration deadline is October 31, 2018. After this date, rates will increase by $80 for veterinarians and $45 for team members. On-site registrations also carry the late registration fees. Contact TGAVC at 800.992.3862 or by email at info@ fvma.org. Ways to Pre-Register: ◉ By Mail: Send registration form and payment to TGAVC, 7207 Monetary Drive, Orlando, FL 32809 (make check payable to TGAVC or provide credit card information - Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express) ◉ By Fax: Fax the registration form and credit card information to 407.240.3710 ◉ By Phone: Call the TGAVC toll-free at 800.992.3862 (Credit card payments only) ◉ Online: Register online on the TGAVC website at www.tgavc.org

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ON-SITE REGISTRATION On-site registration will be available at the TGAVC registration desk at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Registration Hours Thursday, December 6 ..........7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Wet lab packet pickup only) Friday, December 7 ....................7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Saturday, December 8 ...............7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sunday, December 9 ...............8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CONFIRMATION A confirmation of your registration will be emailed to you. Please contact us if any information in the confirmation is incorrect for timely correction of the error. CANCELLATION POLICY Cancellation deadline for a full refund, minus a $50 administrative charge, is October 31, 2018. Cancellations should be submitted to TGAVC in writing, and acknowledged by the above date to be eligible for a refund. Cancellations after that date and no-shows are nonrefundable. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT Persons with disabilities who plan on attending TGAVC and need auxiliary aids or services are requested to make arrangements by contacting TGAVC at 800.992.3862 no later than October 31, 2018.

NAME BADGES Name badges are required and will be checked at all conference functions. You and your guests must be registered conference attendees to receive a badge. An attendee traveling with a spouse/guest who does not wish to attend the CE sessions may purchase a spouse/guest badge that covers lunch on Friday and Saturday, and allows the spouse/guest to attend all refreshment breaks and social events (except ticketed activities) for a cost of $95. PROCEEDINGS One complimentary key card with an access link to TGAVC proceedings will be provided to each registered conference attendee. Additional copies may be purchased at the TGAVC registration desk. The conference proceedings will be available online for download by registered conference attendees one week before, and during, the conference. CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS Each 50-minute lecture is equal to one continuing education credit. The Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference Program offers 293 total hours of CE. Veterinarians may earn a maximum of 27 credit hours, and team members may earn a maximum of 18 credit hours of CE, inclusive of wet labs, at TGAVC. For your convenience in recording


G E N E R A L your CE hours, one certificate will be included in your registration packet. It is your responsibility to document the sessions you attend and the number of hours you receive. CE Approved By: ☑ AAVSB RACE, Provider #532 ☑ Sponsor of Continuing Education in New York State ☑ Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine, DBPR FVMA Provider #31

AAVSB RACE This program 532-34077 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 257.00 CE Credits (27.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 134.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (18.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Category One: Scientific; Catgory Two: NonScientific-Clinical; Category Three: Non-ScientificPractice Management/Professional Development using the delivery method of Seminar/LectureLab/ Wet Lab. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements. RACE does not "accredit" or "endorse" or "certify" any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program. WET LABS & WORKSHOPS Thursday, December 6, 2018, has been designated as a wet lab-only day. Take advantage of this unique, hands-on opportunity to participate in these immersive programs, led by world-renowned

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facilitators. Wet labs and some workshops carry fees that are separate from conference registration. Registration is essential to secure your seat, as seats are limited in wet labs and workshops. Wet labs are available to registered conference attendees, as well as to those who wish to attend wet labs only, at the fees fixed by TGAVC. TGAVC EXHIBIT HALL The Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference features a vibrant exhibit hall to showcase the best products and services of the veterinary supply industry. It is the hub of activity and a dynamic showcase for industry, providing a valuable opportunity for networking and interaction between industry representatives and veterinary professionals.

rates. Extended stay arrangements have been made for the group rate to be in place three days prior and post-conference, pending room availability. To make reservations, call 1.888.557.6375 and use the group code "ATGAVC". To ensure accommodations at the host hotel, we strongly suggest you make your reservations today. Reservation deadline is October 31, 2018. GROUND TRANSPORTATION Round trip and one-way transportation services are available between the Palm Beach Airport (PBI), the Ft. Lauderdale Airport (FLL), the Miami International Airport (MIA), and the Boca Raton Resort and Club. Special rates for TGAVC attendees have been arranged through US-1 Transportation Services: Once your travel plans are finalized, please contact Natasha at US-1 Transportation by phone at 561.414.6513 or email reservations@ us1transportationservice.com for a quote.

CONSENT TO USE PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES Registration and attendance at, or participation in, the Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference constitutes an agreement by the registrant for the use and distribution (now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice. This includes the use and distribution in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.

AIR TRANSPORTATION The destination airport for the 6th Annual GulfAtlantic Veterinary Conference is the Fort LauderaleHollywood International Airport, located 25 miles from the Boca Raton Resort & Club.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS A block of rooms has been reserved for TGAVC attendees at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL, at special group

Additional airports servicing the area include Palm Beach International Airport, located 30 miles from the resort, and Miami International Airport, located 47 miles from the resort.

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TGAVC SPECIAL ROOM RATES ~ Customize Your Experience ~

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BOCA RATON RESORT & CLUB, A WALDORF ASTORIA RESORT

501 EAST CAMINO REAL, BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, 33432 | PH: 888.557.6375 | www.bocaresort.com

RESERVE YOUR ROOM TODAY! DISCOUNTED ROOM RATES AVAILABLE UNTIL OCTOBER 31, 2018.

Call 1.888.557.6375 and mention the group code "ATGAVC".

ROOM TYPE *DISCOUNT RATE BUNGALOW ROOM $199 BUNGALOW SUITE $250 CLOISTER ROOM $209 TOWER ROOM $230 TOWER JUNIOR SUITE $283 BEACH CLUB STANDARD ROOM $250 BEACH CLUB OCEAN VISTA ROOM $293 YACHT CLUB ROOM $309 YACHT CLUB COMMODORE ROOM $409 *Subject to reduced daily resort fee, plus applicable state and local taxes.

These rates are valid for TGAVC attendees starting three days before and ending three days after the conference. These rates are European plan (no meals included), single or double-occupancy rates. An additional charge of $30 will apply for each additional adult (up to four per room) per night. Children under age 18 stay free in the same room with parents. RESORT FEES AND TAXES: Additional daily resort charge of $5 per room (reduced from $35) per night, plus applicable state and local tax of 13% that will be posted to all guestrooms: Resort Fee Includes  Internet access in guestrooms and public spaces  unlimited driving range usage and golf club storage  complimentary in-room coffee & tea  private beach services including chairs and beach towels  10% off tennis  designated resort shuttle transportation including  Mizner’s Quest Discover Tour  local, 800 & domestic long-distance phone calls bungalows and beach club  access to two full-service fitness centers  bellman gratuities for arrival and departure

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PARKING: TGAVC guests receive a discounted valet parking charge of $25.00 nightly. Complimentary self-parking is available for guests with Bungalow accommodations. Daily self-parking is available to TGAVC attendees on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the employee garage adjacent to the Mizner Center. The price is $7.00 per entry and only cash will be accepted. Self-parking is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

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DECEMBER 6 -9, 2018 | BOCA RATON, FL MAILING INFORMATION

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After Oct. 31

Veterinarian Recent Graduate (2018) First-year Graduate (2017) Second-year Graduate (2016) Veterinary Student

$545.00 $345.00 $345.00 $445.00 $95.00

$625.00 $425.00 $425.00 $525.00 $95.00

Veterinary Technician Veterinary Assistant Practice Manager Administrative Staff Veterinary Technician Student

$150.00 $150.00 $150.00 $150.00 $95.00

$195.00 $195.00 $195.00 $195.00 $95.00

Currently enrolled in an AVMA-accredited school

Currently enrolled in an AVMA-accredited school

THURSDAY WET LABS

$425.00 $395.00 $95.00 $95.00 $695.00

$625.00 $595.00 $150.00 $150.00 $895.00

Dental Prophylaxis (Techs)....................................................... $95.00 Anesthesia Machine Troubleshooting (Techs)......... $95.00 Anesthesia Machine Troubleshooting (Vets)........... $150.00

$150.00 $150.00 $250.00

FRIDAY WET LABS / WORKSHOP

Advanced Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound Advanced Dental....................................................... Laboratory and Medical Diagnostics (Techs)....... Dental Radiology Positioning & Techniques (Techs) Practical Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery.........

Spouse & Guest Registration....................... $95.00 (This registration allows entrance to the exhibit hall, and includes lunch for Friday & Saturday and non-ticketed social events. Those who wish to attend C.E. sessions must pay full registration fees.)

(Children’s Registration does not include lunch)

SATURDAY WET LAB

(Registration fees include Friday & Saturday lunches)

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$625.00 $595.00 $595.00 $595.00 $895.00

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Cancellation Policy: Cancellation deadline for a full refund of registration fees minus a $50 administrative charge is October 31, 2018. Cancellations should be received in writing and acknowledged by the FVMA by the above date to be eligible for a refund. Cancellations after that date and no-shows are non-refundable.

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Thurs. Fishing Tournament ...........................$195.00 TGAVC Holiday Mingle ......................................FREE

With Conf. Reg. Fees Wet Lab Only Fees

$425.00 $395.00 $395.00 $395.00 $695.00

Basic Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound... Feline Extraction Techniques ............................... Ophthalmic Surgery ............................................. Canine Extraction Techniques............................. Practical Techniques in Soft Tissue Surgery............

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