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2018 Keystone Veterinary Conference Proceedings
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(Listed alphabetically, by last name. More will be added as they are received.)


John Anastasio, DVM, DACVECC

Pain Management: What Do We Do Now?
Approach to Cardiopulmonary-Cerebral Resuscitation
Diagnosis and Management of Bacterial Pneumonia
Approach to the Acute Abdomen
Blockin’ Clots: Prevention and Treatment of Thromboembolic Disease
Diagnosis and Management of Upper Airway Disease


Brady Beale, VMD, DACVO

Ocular Emergencies
Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Disease
The Aging Eyes: We See it All
Ocular Neoplasia
Feline Herpes Virus and other Feline Phenomena 
Exploration of the Ocular Fundus 


Philip Bushby, DVM, MS, DACVS

The Optimal Age for Spay/Neuter: A Critical Analysis of Spay/Neuter Literature 
Efficient Spay/Neuter Surgery
Unusual Spay/Neuter
Preventing and Managing Spay/Neuter Complications
Pediatric Spay and Neuter
Updated Spay-Neuter Guidelines from the Associations of Shelter Veterinarians 


Vicki Byard, CVT, VTS (Dentistry), CVJ

Dental Charting: The First Step Toward Case Success 
Out of Sight: The Critical Importance of Intra-Oral Radiology
Periodontal Disease: The Most Prevalent Disease in Veterinary Medicine
A Special Focus on Feline Dentistry
Compliance: Getting Those Dentistry Cases to the Table!


Julie Byron, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)

Feline Ureteral Obstructions: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
True Incontinence or Detrusor Urethral Dyssynergia in the Male Dog: Are We Misdiagnosing Them?
Update on Urinary Incontinence in Female Dogs
Recurrent and Resistant Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs
Crystals, Stones, and Diets, Oh My!
Management of Proteinuria in Dogs: New Awareness, New options


Stephanie Caston, DVM, DACVS-LA

Wounds and Wound Management
Regional Limb Perfusions
Angular and Flexural Limb Deformities
Regional Anesthesia and Lameness 
Equine Field Surgery and other Procedures


Stephen Cital, RVT, SRA, RLAT, VTS-LAM (Research Anesthetist)

Stressors, Pressors, and Heartache Disasters 
Common Myths in Pain Management
Addicts and Ethics: Dealing with the Opioid Crisis from a Veterinary Perspective
Animal Boredom, Emotion and Pain
Enrichment for Research Animals
Pain Management in the Research Setting


Stephen Cole, VMD, MS

Short “Staph”ed: Dealing with Antibiotic Resistant Gram Positive Infections
E(eeek) coli: Dealing with Antibiotic Resistant Gram Negative Infections
Immunosuppression and Infection: Two Peas in a Pred
No More Mr. Fungi: Mycotic Diseases in the Age of Travel and Climate Change
Queries and Quarantines: Emerging Respiratory Infections
The A-Z’s of Tick-Borne Disease


Kristin Edwards, VMD, CVA

Introduction to Acupuncture
Western Explanations of Acupuncture: Why It Works
Commonly Used and Important Acupuncture Points
Practical Applications: How to Apply Acupuncture to Everyday Cases


Paul Fricke, MS, PhD

Fertility Programs for First AI
New Technologies for Detection of Estrus
Strategies for Nonpregnancy Diagnosis
Resynchronization Strategies
Management of Twinning in Dairy Cows


M. Daniel Givens, DVM, PhD, DACT, DACVM (Virology Subspecialty)

Control of Bovine Reproductive Pathogens
Beef Sessions
Diagnosing, Differentiating, and Managing Infections with BVD Virus
Systematic Large-Scale Programs to Control BVD Virus


Liz Hughston, MEd, RVT, CVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC)

Pharma Mythbusting: ECC Edition
Family Presence in the Veterinary Practice: Honoring the Human-Animal Bond
Git ‘Er Down: Nursing Care for the Megaesophagus Dog
Troubleshooting Anesthetic Complications
Play Nice! Drug Interactions for Veterinary Technicians
Scooby’s Doobies: Cannabis use in Veterinary Patients


Carrie Jurney, DVM, DACVIM

Diagnosing Veterinary Wellbeing
The Power of Failure
Smarter Feelings
Mental Health CPR
Muzzling the Cyberbullies
The Science of Happiness


Meryl P. Littman, VMD, DACVIM

Proteinuria Update – The Diagnostic Work-Up
Counseling for Inherited Kidney and Lower Urinary Tract Diseases
Changing Paradigms Regarding UTI in Man and Beast
Is it Lyme Nephritis or Leptospirosis?
The 2018 ACVIM Lyme Consensus Statement


Colin McDermott, VMD, CertAqV

Preparing Your Practice for Exotics
Gastrointestinal Stasis: Review and Current Therapy
Backyard Poultry and Waterfowl:What You Need to Know
Amphibian Medicine and Therapeutics
Reptile Husbandry for the Practitioner
Euthanasia for Exotic Species


Kellie Olah, PHR, SHRM-CP

Trending issues in Human Resources


Matthew Paek, VMD, DACVR

Small Animal Thoracic Radiography
Small Animal Abdominal Radiography 
Small Animal Orthopedic Radiography
Basic Principles & Indications of CT or MRI


Dr. Michael Rossi DVM, MNS, ACVD 

Cutaneous Adverse Food Reactions in the Canine Patient
Feline Hypersensitivity Dermatitis:  Understanding Cause and Therapy
Managing Otitis Externa
Update on Immune-Mediated Dermatoses, Part 1: Lupus Erythematosus
Bacterial Biofilm: A Major Contributor to Resilient Infections


Elizabeth Rozanksi, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC

Pleural Space Problems
Fluid Therapy: What is New?
Procedures You Can Do!
Brachycephalics and Beyond
Feline Respiratory Distress


Howard Seim, III, DVM, DACVS

Intestinal Anastomosis
Surgical Management of GDV
Surgical Management of Brachycephalic Syndrome
Surgical Management of Canine Calculi
Anal Sacculectomy: A Novel Approach
Canine Urethral Surgery


Feline Perineal Urethrostomy
Wound Management Secrets


Claire Underwood, VetMB, MA, PhD

Thoracic Ultrasound
Equine Cardiology: When to Worry About Murmurs and Arrhythmias


Andrew Van Eps, BVSc, PhD, DACVIM

Funtional Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Foot
New Developments in Our Understanding of What Causes Different Forms of Laminitis
Current Approaches to Treatment and Prevention of Laminitis


Craig Webb, PhD, DVM, DACVIM

Diagnosing Feline GI Disease: Setting Yourself Up For Success
Feline Nutrition: Getting Nutrition Into a Cat
Feline Constipation: Getting Crap Out of a Cat
Feline Triaditis: Fact or Philosophy
Fecal Transplantation:  What’s Coming Down the Pipeline
Diagnostic Dilemmas and Failed Therapy

Kenichiro Yagi, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)

Just Breathe: Respiratory Emergencies
Shock Has Two Faces: The Keys to Perfusion
Shock Has Two Faces: RBCs and Anemia
We Need Blood STAT!! Emergency Transfusions
Mythbusters: ECC Nursing Myths and Truths
Evidence-Based CPR: The RECOVER Guidelines