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EMERGENCY FLUID THERAPY Kelly Cronin, MBA, PHR, CVT, VTS (ECC) 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM | Room 007 AB

towel wrapping, carrier training, station training, toenail trimming desensitization and classical counter conditioning, ear cleaning and pilling. OVER THE HILL: UNDERSTANDING CANINE COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION AND TREATMENT OPTIONS Rachel Lees, LVMT, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior), FFCP (Veterinary) 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM | Room 007 CD Canines can get a common aging behavioral condition known as cognitive dysfuction syndrome. Currently, dogs are the human model for human Alzheimer’s disease as the brain changes are quite similar. Join this lecture to learn how common this disease can be, how to discuss this with owners and understand what the symptoms may be, while also learning about the different treatment options for the general veterinary practice team. TECHNOLOGY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 _______________________________________ TELEHEALTH FOR THE PRACTICING VETERINARIAN Stephen Pittenger, DVM, DABVP (Canine & Feline Practice) 4:30 PM - 5:20 PM | Room 007 B A review of the legal and practical aspects of providing telehealth consultations in your practice. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 _______________________________________ TELEHEALTH FOR THE PRACTICING VETERINARIAN Stephen Pittenger, DVM, DABVP (Canine & Feline Practice) 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM | Room 006 C A review of the legal and practical aspects of providing telehealth consultations in your practice. CURRENT USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN VETERINARY MEDICINE Stephen Pittenger, DVM, DABVP (Canine & Feline Practice) 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Room 006 D An open discussion of current use of technology (devices, software, etc.) in Veterinary Medicine. VETERINARY ASSISTANT FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 _______________________________________ THE BUSINESS OF BEING A VETERINARY ASSISTANT - MAKING THIS CAREER WORK FOR YOU Do you know what career options you have as a veterinary assistant? What’s the difference between an OTJ trained assistant, a CVA and an AVA? How do you know which job will truly make you happy? How can you afford to be a vet assistant and still be satisfied with your personal life? Find out how to make this career work for you. FINANCIAL TRIAGE - MONEY MANAGEMENT BASICS FOR VETERINARY TECHNICIANS AND ASSISTANTS Do you know how to make a budget? Do you work for your money or does your money work for you? If you can afford the payments, should you buy it? Learn the basics on how to manage your money, make a budget, pay off debts, save money, utilize discounts available to you as a veterinary professional and discover financial freedom. HOW TO EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE WITH CLIENTS (AND YOUR TEAM) TO IMPROVE PATIENT CARE Adrienne Kruzer, BBA, RVT, LVT 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM | Room 211 Adrienne Kruzer, BBA, RVT, LVT 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM | Room 211

their questions. Angry clients can make matters worse but they simply want help for their pets, too. This presentation will discuss how to effectively communicate with your clients to provide them with the information they need. Good communication will not only improve your patient care, but will also help strengthen the bond you have with that client and make your life a little easier. ANIMAL HOSPITAL: IMPOSSIBLE - AVOIDING OVERLOOKED VIOLATIONS AND KEEPING YOUR TEAM SAFE Where do those SDS labels live? Are you wearing proper PPE? Does your eyewash station work? Where is your radiation exposure log kept? Simple things are often overlooked in animal hospitals but if an OSHA inspector or state agency inspect your hospital, will you pass the test? Turn your hospital around and avoid those fines and safety concerns with these tips. MANAGEMENT OF A DIFFICULT ANESTHETIC CASE FOLLOWED BY RECOVERY COMPLICATIONS IN AN 18-YEAR-OLD MULE Alexis Fichtel, BAS, LVT 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM | Room 211 Equine anesthesia has become a routine practice over the years in many equine hospitals. Many studies have been Adrienne Kruzer, BBA, RVT, LVT 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM | Room 211 performed to determine how to improve equine anesthesia and reduce anesthetic complications both during procedures and through recovery. Despite these efforts, the rate of morbidity and mortality remain high for equine patients, with the anesthesia recovery period being the least uncontrollable phase of equine anesthesia due to the size of the animal and unpredictable nature of recovering horses (Loomes, 2019). This case report presentation will focus on my role as an anesthesia technician and how I managed a difficult anesthetic case and recovery. In this case, the patient had consistently low paO2 values throughout her procedure in addition to a rough recovery. We will look further into the variables that contributed to the complications this patient experienced. EQUINE PHARYNGEAL DYSPHAGIA CASE STUDY; IS IT SOMETHING TO GET CHOKED UP ABOUT? Whitney Thane, LVT 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM | Room 211 The incidence of pharyngeal dysphagia in a geriatric equine with a history or chronic choking episodes, how we came upon a definitive diagnosis, performing an emergency tracheotomy and the extensive technical nursing requirements explained. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 _______________________________________ HOW TO REDUCE STRESS FOR CATS IN A HOSPITAL SETTING Using the AAFP Guidelines of Cat Friendly Practices, attendees will learn new ways to improve the feline hospital experience. There are many ways to reduce stress for the feline patient and their owners. By learning more about feline behavior, likes and dislikes, feline handling and client education the attendee can take small clinical modification ideas back to their hospital. This lecture will assist in safer feline handling and hospitalization practices, ultimately creating a safer work environment for hospital staff. Attendees will learn about client education on expressing how important the client is to their pet's treatment plan and understanding if modifications are required for treatment plans. Not all patients are alike and some treatment plans will be tolerated by some patients, but not by others. This lecture will assist hospital staff, veterinary assistants, veterinary technicians and veterinarians in gaining the trust of their feline patients and ultimately the client's trust. When the client and their pet have a good experience with a veterinary hospital, they are likely to return in the near future to keep up with their pet's care and not wait until the pet is sick. Michelle Hervey, BS, LVT, CFVP 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM | Room 211

Fluid therapy can be intimidating. There are so many fluid types available. Learn the broad categories of fluid types as well as the representative members of each type. Discuss the pros and cons of each type and how to make a choice in the spur of the moment. Discuss the contraindications of each fluid type and how to assess the rate and effect on the patient.

TAKE THE BITE OUT OF SNAKE BITES Kelly Cronin, MBA, PHR, CVT, VTS (ECC) 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM | Room 007 AB

I will be covering snake species and their prevalence in different areas of the country. I will cover first aid and first aid instructions for clients. We will discuss common misconceptions regarding snake bites. I will cover physiology, treatment options and snake bite vaccinations. CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE VETERINARY SOUL- LESSONS LEARNED Kelly Cronin, MBA, PHR, CVT, VTS (ECC) 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM | Room 007 AB Heartwarming stories from 28 years of idolizing James Herriott’s countryside lifestyle while working on the veterinary equivalent of the set of MASH. STAT TO THE LOBBY! USING COOPERATIVE CARE TECHNIQUES IN EMERGENCY MEDICINE Rachel Lees, LVMT, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior), FFCP (Veterinary) 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM | Room 007 CD "Behavioral intervention takes too long to use in veterinary emergency and critical care", says a large amount of veterinary professionals. Rachel begs to differ! In this lecture, the speaker will present ways in which cooperative care can be utilized in veterinary emergency clinics, ICU departments, veterinary speciality groups and academia on the regular. Attendees will leave seeing behavioral medicine in emergent and critical cases through a different lens while also leave with tangible tools to start using in practice ASAP. I131(ORAL) APPLICATION, ROOM MAKING THE FINAL HOUR THE FINEST HOUR: CREATING A COMPASSIONATE EUTHANASIA PROCESS FOR PETS AND OWNERS Rachel Lees, LVMT, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior), FFCP (Veterinary) 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Room 007 CD Euthanasia is one of the most powerful gifts we have in veterinary medicine. Yes, it is heartbreaking for the owner and the veterinary team to lose a pet/patient, but in veterinary medicine, we have the gift of not allowing our patients to suffer. We have the ability to offer a service to our clients that cannot be offered in human medicine. In the non veterinary world, we do not have the option of euthanasia, which unfortunately, involves prolonged suffering, pain and illness for the patient. This lecture will discuss how to create the most positive euthanasia experience not only for our patients and clients, but for ourselves. Coming to this lecture does not guarantee you will never cry again during a euthanasia, but it may make attendees feel a bit different about what they are doing for their patients and clients at the time it's being performed. Help our owners and patients feel comforted during these final moments with their pet, while also making the experience as heartfelt as possible. CAUTION! HANDLING THE AGGRESSIVE FELINE PATIENT Rachel Lees, LVMT, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior), FFCP (Veterinary) 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM | Room 007 CD We all know our "favorite" feline that comes to mind when we hear the word "caution" or the words "will bite". In this lecture, attendees will learn how to successfully handle feline patients using as much empathetic and cooperative care handling as possible. Video demonstration will accompany this lecture. Attendees will also learn how our feline friends can be trained to perform cooperative care techniques at home and at the veterinary hospital. Some of these techniques include

Adrienne Kruzer, BBA, RVT, LVT 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM | Room 211

You’re busy and they’re busy but your patients are depending on you to educate your clients and answer



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