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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

7:00 am: Registration Opens and Continental Breakfast

8:00 am:  Session 1

9:10 am: Session 2

10:05 am: Break

10:20 am:  Session 3

11:15 am: Visit Exhibits

12:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 pm:  Session 4

2:00 pm: Session 5

2:55 pm: Break

3:35 pm:  Session 6

4:30 pm: Exhibit Hall Happy Hour

6:00 pm: End of day 1

Thursday, May 21, 2020

7:00 am: Registration Opens and Continental Breakfast

8:00 am: Session 1

9:10 am: Session 2

10:05 am: Break

11:05 am: Session 3

12:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 pm: Session 4

2:00 pm: Session 5

3:05 pm: Session 6

4:00 pm: End of day 2


 

Speaking on Wednesday, May 20

Philip Bushby, DVM, MS, DACVS

Track: Small Animal Surgery

Speaking on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

  • Efficient Spay/Neuter Surgery - Parts 1 and 2
  • Unusual Spay/Neuter Surgery
  • The AAHA Guidelines for Spay/Neuter of Dogs
  • The Optimal Age for Spay/Neuter of Cats
  • Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics, Access to Care, and the Challenge to Private Practitioners

 


Michael Nappier, DVM, DABVP

Track: Small Animal General Medicine

Speaking on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

  • There and Back Again: A Vet Trip Tale - Parts 1 and 2
  • Small Dogs, Big Problems: Low Stress Visits for Small Dogs
  • Where Have All The Felines Gone? The Why and How of Becoming a Cat-Friendly Practice
  • Happy Cats, Happy Vets: Low Stress Cat Visits
  • Toothache Tabbies: Tips, Tricks, and Troubles in Feline Dentistry

 


Tom Garg, VMD

Track: PA Regulatory

Speaking on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

  • Medical Record Keeping
  • Understanding Scope of Practice Review

 


To be announced

Track: USDA-APHIS

Speaking on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Tracks pending

 


Tracy Farone, BS, DVM

Track: Production Animal - Bees

Speaking on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Dr. Farone will also be instructing a wet lab on Thursday, May 21.

  • Wanta Bee a Bee Vet? The Basic Buzz
  • Bees: Our Newest, Cute, Fuzzy Animal
  • Yep, Bees Get Sick...Kinda Like Everybody Else
  • Vitamin Bee? The Importance of Honey Bee Nutrition
  • Bee Stressed? One Health & The Bees
  • Are you a Bee Vet or the Beekeepers’ Vet?

 


Micah Kohles, DVM, MPA

Track: Exotics Medicine

Speaking on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

  • It's a Gut Thing I: GI A&P and Nutrition of Exotic Companion Herbivores- Rabbits, Guinea Pigs & Chinchillas
  • It's a Gut Thing II: GI A&P and Nutrition of Exotic Companion Mammals-Ferrets, Hedgehogs, and Small Rodents
  • Food for Thought! Foraging Enrichment in Exotic Companion Animals
  • Exotics in Your Practice! Fun. Facts. Profits.
  • Top 10 Diseases in Exotic Companion Mammals
  • What is That? Unique Exotic Species That Might Visit Your Practice Soon!

 


Speaking on Thursday, May 21

Jessica Parry, RVT, VTS (ECC)

Track: Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

Speaking on Thursday, May 21, 2020

  • CPR: A Review from Start to…Finish
  • The Art of Triage
  • SHOCK! Don’t panic!
  • Blood Products and Indications
  • Blood Transfusion Reactions
  • Animal Cruelty: Identifying and Reporting Cruelty in the ER

 


Louise S. Dunn

Track: Veterinary Practice Management

Speaking on Thursday, May 21, 2020

  • Create a Drama Free Workplace
  • Why Can't People Do What They Are Supposed To Do
  • Advancing Beyond Performance Evaluation
  • The Silent Productivity Killer
  • Make Your Practice a Magnet
  • Balance Between Wants and Needs

 


Chee Kin Lim, DVM, BVSc, MMedVet, FMCVS, DECVDI

Track: Small Animal Radiology

Speaking on Thursday, May 21, 2020

  • Imaging Approach to Those ‘Wee’ Problems
  • Imaging Approach to the Vomiting Patient
  • Interactive Case Studies – Urinary and Gastrointestinal Diseases in Cats and Dogs
  • Imaging of the Cardiorespiratory Diseases – The Beginning
  • Imaging of the Cardiorespiratory Diseases – The Sequel
  • Interactive Case Studies – Cardiorespiratory Diseases in Cats and Dogs

 


Daniel Morris, DVM, MPH, DACVD

Track: Small Animal Dermatology

Speaking on Thursday, May 21, 2020

  • The Pruritic Dog: Chasing Moonbeams
  • Feline Eosinophilo-Mania: Chasing the Devil
  • Busting the Itch: New and Old Therapies
  • Recognizing Pyoderma: More Difficult Than it May Seem
  • Treating Staph. Pyoderma in the Age of Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Malassezia Dermatitis: When the Itch Just Doesn’t Remit

 


Tracy Farone, BS, DVM

Track: Production Animal - Bees

Wetlab on Thursday, May 21, 2020

AM - Beekeeping/Colony Assessment Basics for Veterinarians:

  • Show empty hive components: bottom boards (screened and solid), deep, medium, frames, foundation, drawn comb, brood boxes vs. supers, queen excluder, inside covers, top covers, feeders, etc.
  • Demonstrate basic hive tools/equipment: veils, smoker, fuel, hive tool, flash light, how to suit up.
  • How to send an EFB/AFB sample to the lab. Show how to write up a VFD, provide forms, and a formulary, and give some examples of antibiotic treatment used.
  • External examination - what to look for…bees flying, population, weather, pollen, entrance, open up a hive - show basic technique.
  • How to determine queen status, +/- finding the queen, cautions with the queen.
  • How to do a basic hive assessment. Population, brood, stores-honey/pollen.
  • Review basic AFB/EFB clinical signs, field tests; Holst milk, match-stick, and ELISA.

PM - Advanced Colony Assessment for Veterinarians:

  • Show any disease examples you may have available: frozen EFB/AFB frames. Varroa mites, hive beetle, sac brood, chalk brood, etc.
  • Explain and mock demonstrate diagnostic tests available: pulling/uncapping larvae, taking brood samples, dead bee samples, mite counts, Holst milk, ELISA testing for AFB/EFB.
  • Highlight any relevant projects/research Penn State may be doing.
  • Demonstrate actual testing in yard as possible. Mite count. Examining larvae.