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The Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) is hosts several district meetings per year and we hope you will join us this year. These dinner meetings, which offer CE approved through the PVMA, is your chance to interact with colleagues, receive an update on current initiatives within PVMA, and earn continuing education credit. There is no charge to attend for members.

 

District 3/NEPVMA

April 24, 2019

6:30 to 9:00 pm | University of Scranton, Scranton, PA

Systemic Hypertension in Cats

Sponsored by:

BI logo

 

2.0 CE Credit Hours

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Dr. Clarke Atkins

About the speaker:

A 1972 graduate of the University of California, Davis, Dr. Atkins completed his internship at the Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston. He became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in internal medicine in 1978 and in cardiology in 1992. Dr. Atkins is known for his research and teaching in small animal cardiology, having authored more than 150 publications. He is also the author of a multimedia interactive computer program in canine cardiology and numerous textbook chapters.

 

May 16, 2019

6:30 to 9:00 pm | University of Scranton, Scranton, PA

Fear Free℠ Success in General Practice - The Outpatient Experience

There are two types of veterinary hospitals – busy ones, and barely surviving ones. What do they both have in common? Both need a commitment from all staff to create a culture and environment that focusses on the pet’s emotional well-being to the same extent that it focusses on the pet’s physical well-being. This presentation describes how healthcare providers can address patient fear, anxiety and stress in effort to optimize healthcare, and in order to provide the best experience imaginable for pets, pet owners, and veterinary staff. Using video examples from my practice, we will take a walk through the typical outpatient Fear Free℠ exam, and we will solve the most common challenges of the outpatient visit. It will change the way you practice.

Sponsored by:

Elanco

 

1.5 CE Credit Hours

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Dr. Jonathan Bloom

About the speaker:

Dr. Bloom is a veterinary graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. After completing advanced training at the University of Illinois, he returned to veterinary practice in Toronto in the Willowdale Group. His special areas of interest include preventive healthcare, early disease detection screening, and emergency medicine. For his leadership in progressive veterinary healthcare, he now appears in veterinary journals worldwide, and is sought after as a speaker at international meetings and in the United States, including the leading veterinary conferences such as NAVC/VMX, CVC (Fetch), AVMA, AAHA, Chicagoland Veterinary Conference and at regional association meetings. He is a presenter on Fear Free for Elanco at VMX 2019 and is listed to speak at WVC 2019. He sits as an active member on the Fear Free Advisory Board. He speaks and consults on how exemplary customer service and client perception can influence the quality of care owners provide their pets and the impact that veterinarians have on pet owning families and is a widely recognized speaker on Fear Free.


 

Save the dates for these upcoming 2019 meetings:

  • September 19
  • October 17
  • November 21

 

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District 6

May 9, 2019

6:00 to 9:00 pm | Greenfield Restaurant and Bar, Lancaster, PA

Limited seating. Register early to reserve your spot.

PVMA Members: Complimentary | Non-Members: Complimentary

Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease (CIRD)

This lecture is designed to assist the veterinary practitioner in the management of outbreak situations involving canine infectious respiratory disease (CIRD). Our goal is to provide clinics with general guidelines regarding the handling, diagnosis, and treatment of their CIRD patients and support in the management of these potentially catastrophic events. We will explore the various pathogens implicated in CIRD, describe some of the currently recommended diagnostic tests, and review potential treatment options. We will discuss some of the current CIRD vaccines in broad terms to increase awareness around use, and lastly, we will outline some of the management factors which need to be undertaken in the face of an outbreak. Since CIRD is a complex syndrome involving a multifactorial etiology, diagnostic testing is always recommended to identify pathogens. Armed with this information, the practitioner may then determine the appropriate steps to help mitigate or reduce the effects associated with an outbreak situation.

Sponsored by:

Zoetis

 

2.0 CE Credit Hours

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Dr. KarenStasiak

About the speaker:

Dr. Karen Stasiak is the Veterinary Medical Lead for Biologicals with Zoetis. She joined Zoetis in 2014 and has served as the Professional Services Veterinarian covering SE Texas and Louisiana and most recently as the Regional Strategic Veterinarian for the East region. She earned her DVM degree from the Ohio State University in 2001 and a Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati in 1994. Prior to joining with Zoetis, she was in private practice for 13 years, owning a mixed animal practice in Colorado. She received additional training in Comparative Animal Medicine and worked in laboratory animal medicine at National Jewish Medical Center in Denver as part of her private practice career. She is also a neonatal nurse practitioner and worked in the newborn intensive care unit for 20 years. She is currently enrolled in the Master’s program for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease at the University of Edinburgh. She enjoys volunteering for the Can-Am Sled Dog Race as a trail veterinarian. Her hobbies include travel, playing the harp, oil painting and scuba diving.


 


District 7

April 23, 2019

5:45 to 8:30 pm | Normandy Farm in Blue Bell, Blue Bell, PA

Limited seating. Register early to reserve your spot.

PVMA Members: Complimentary | Non-Members: $35

The Evolution of Surgical Margins: Can we get the same or even better outcome with less aggressive surgery?

How our understanding of tumor biology has changed our approach to Surgical Oncology. We’ll discuss mammary tumors, mast cell tumors, soft tissue sarcomas and also cat vaccine sarcomas – how the first cut is so important.

Sponsored by:

Metropolitan Veterinary Associates

 

1.5 CE Credit Hours

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Dr. Kendra Hearon

About the speaker:

Dr. Kendra Hearon is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and an ACVS Fellow of Surgical Oncology. She graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania in 2002 and completed a small animal rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan in 2003. Dr. Hearon then went on to do a surgical internship at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center. She returned to New York for her surgical residency at the Animal Specialty Center. During her residency, Dr. Hearon was accepted into the surgical oncology fellowship program at Colorado State University. This is a yearlong position within the prestigious Animal Cancer Center during which time Dr. Hearon worked exclusively with cancer patients. Upon completion of her fellowship, Dr. Hearon returned home, to Philadelphia, where she helped start Comprehensive Cancer Care at the University of Pennsylvania.