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Lecture

— Companion Animal,

Nutrition

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Classic Center Room 1

with Sherry Sanderson, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN

There is no shortage of misinformation on the internet about commercial pet food, and commonly certain ingredients are inappropriately vilified. It is important for veterinarians to have the tools to address concerns pet owners have about certain diets based on misinformation they have read on the internet, and this lecture will provide the tools all small animal practitioners need to have to talk with their clients about their concerns.

9:00
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Lecture

— Food Animal,

Nutrition

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Classic Center Room 2

with Emmanuel Rollin, DVM MFAM

Dr Rollin will discuss the basics of formulating and delivering rations that meet the nutritional requirements of groups of lactating cattle, with emphasis on managing the feeding system as a whole.

Dr. Rollin is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, a position he has held for five years. Dr Rollin received his DVM from UGA in 2007 and followed that with a Masters in Food Animal Medicine at UGA with an emphasis in Dairy Production Medicine in 2008. He joined a dairy practice in central Georgia in 2009, and spent four years helping dairies stay profitable through the worst and best milk prices. In his teaching role at UGA, Dr Rollin spends most of his time teaching senior veterinary students how to be effective practitioners by understanding dairy systems as a whole. His professional interests include milk quality, milking equipment, and transition cow health. He is a member of AABP, NMC, and the Morgan County Dairy Association, and currently resides in Greensboro Ga with his wife and son.

9:00
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Lecture

— Equine,

Nutrition

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Classic Center Room 3

with Kylee Jo Duberstein, Ph.D.

The performance horse has some very specific considerations regarding nutrition. To further understand those considerations subjects such as equine GI anatomy, nutrient digestion, forage analysis, and supplement use in performance horses will be discussed in this lecture.

Dr. Duberstein has a Ph.D. in equine nutrition from the University of Florida. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Animal and Dairy Science department at the University of Georgia, teaching primarily equine science courses to undergraduate and graduate students. Prior to coming to UGA, she rode horses professionally and competed on the show jumping Grand Prix circuit for about 10 years. Areas of research interest include applied animal biomechanics and nutrition of the performance horse.

9:00
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Lecture

— Exotics,

Orthopedics

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Classic Center Room 4

with Jodi Seidel, RVT, CCRP

Examples of rehab techniques used (and why they worked!) on exotics and farm animals plus some unique cases with our common companion animals - dogs and cats.

Jodi Seidel became a registered veterinary technician in 2005 and has been working in rehabilitation since 2008. After graduating tech school in Iowa, her home state, she moved to Columbia, Missouri working as the small animal orthopedic technician for 5 years at the University of Missouri Veterinary Teaching Hospital. During that time she completed her rehab certification from the University of Tennessee and helped develop the small animal physical rehabilitation service in 2008. In 2010, Jodi moved to North Atlanta to work in private surgery and rehabilitation facility before finally returning to academia in January of 2015. Since then she has helped build the small animal rehab service here at the University of Georgia Veterinary Medical Center. When she's not working with rehab patients Jodi enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs and has a passion for traveling and enjoys sitting outside with a good glass of wine.

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Lecture

— Professional Development,

Interviewing strategies

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Classic Center Room 5

with Tim Loonam, DVM

This two part evidence based presentation is the result of a multi-year project at the U. of Georgia. It begins with an overview of the state of our veterinary industry and an excellent discussion on whether or not to pursue an internship. Then we'll cover resumes, CVs, cover letters, how to conduct an accurate job search and an exceptional method to prepare for interviews known as 'The Drill'. The presentation comes with a 41 page handbook which is the only one of its kind in the veterinary profession.

Dr. Loonam is the owner of Grace Animal Hospital, an AAHA Accredited, mixed-animal practice in Lexington, SC. Dr. Loonam received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and served as an Army officer with assignments throughout the Pacific Rim as an Airborne Ranger. After a successful company command, Dr. Loonam, left the Army to complete his pre-vet requirements and at the same time managed a successful high-tech medical sales territory for Baxter Healthcare. Upon acceptance to veterinary school, the Army awarded Dr. Loonam a U.S. Army Veterinary Corps Health Professions Scholarship to the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine were he graduated with several clinical awards. As an Army Veterinary Corps officer, he was assigned to FT Jackson in South Carolina, and in 2003, deployed to Iraq with an Airborne Veterinary Detachment. Dr. Loonam was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service throughout Iraq with military working dog teams and public health missions. Besides his award-winning private practice, Dr. Loonam is active with the local and state veterinary medical associations, serves on a veterinary and animal health committee with the state legislature and is a frequent guest lecturer veterinary colleges throughout the country and overseas. Dr. Loonam and his three associates, and their experienced staff, host veterinary and veterinary technician externs and are known for their interactive, hands-on clinical training, and are respected for their compassionate care and well-managed business practices. Dr. Loonam’s speaking style is up-beat, real-world, and humorous with lots of opportunity for Q&A.

9:00
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Lecture

— Professional Development,

Medical Error

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Classic Center Room 6

with Erik Hofmeister, DVM, MA, DACVAA, DECVAA

Why do very competent individuals make mistakes? How can you decrease your risk of making an error? Once one happens, how do you learn from the situation? These topics and others will be covered to give a basic understanding of the etiology and management of error.

Dr. Hofmeister is a graduate of Washington State University where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. After graduation, he completed a rotating small animal internship in Ventura, CA and an anesthesia residency at the University of Georgia. He was on faculty at UGA for over a decade and is currently a Professor of Anesthesia and Chair fo the Department of Surgery at Midwestern University. He holds diplomate status with the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. His research interests are measurement and testing and evidence-based practice.

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Lecture

— Miscellaneous,

Strategies

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Classic Center Room 7

with Natalie Marks, DVM

This lecture will focus on the four above listed goals and specificallydemonstrate how incorporating Fear Free strategies into individual practice and the hospital team. Case examples will be used and there will be time after the lecture for individual questions.

Dr. Natalie Marks obtained her bachelor's degree with High Honors in Animal Science from the University of Illinois in 1998, and then proceeded to obtain a Masters in Veterinary Medicine and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree with High Honors from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She has been a veterinarian at Blum Animal Hospital since 2006 and a co-owner since 2012. Prior to 2006, Dr. Marks worked at a small animal practice just north of Atlanta, GA. Her media experience began in print when she created several monthly veterinary columns in multiple community magazines and was a frequent guest speaker for the German Shepherd and Bernese Mountain Dog clubs of Atlanta. Since her return to Chicago, Dr. Marks became very active in the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, serving on the executive board. She was also a past board member of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association and she is an active volunteer to the American Veterinary Medical Association and American Animal Hospital Association. Dr. Marks recently received the prestigious Dr. Erwin Small First Decade Award, presented to a veterinarian that has contributed the most to organized veterinary medicine in his or her first decade of practice. In 2012, Dr. Marks was awarded Petplan's nationally-recognized Veterinarian of the Year. Additionally, she was awarded America’s Favorite Veterinarian by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation in 2015.

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Lecture

— Companion Animal,

Neuro

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Classic Center Room 1

with Simon R Platt BVM&S , FRCVS, DACVIM (Neurology), DECVN

Localizing the area of the nervous system responsible for the clinical signs seen in dogs and cat can be a daunting challenge. Using video and an introduction to the virtual reality neurological examination we will explore how it can be made very simple!

Dr. Simon Platt received his veterinary degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1992, following which he undertook an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph and a 2 year period in private practice in the England. Dr. Platt completed a residency in neurology and neurosurgery in 1998 at the University of Florida and afterwards spent 2 years as an assistant professor of Neurology at the University of Georgia. In 2000, Dr. Platt returned to the UK where he was Head of the Neurology/Neurosurgery service at the Animal Health Trust until 2006, from which time he has been at the Dept. of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Georgia where is currently a Professor. Dr. Platt received the AAVC National resident of the year award in 1998, the BSAVA Blaine award for outstanding contributions to small animal medicine and surgery in 2005, the UGA Clinical Research Award in 2010, the David Tyler Award for Innovative Teaching in 2012 and 2017, College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Award in 2013 and 2018 and the University of Georgia Creative Teaching award 2018. Dr. Platt was made a fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2018. Dr. Platt has authored or co-authored over 200 journal articles and 50 book chapters and is the co-editor of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Neurology and the Manual of Small Animal Neurological Emergencies. Dr. Platt is Past-President of the ACVIM Neurology Specialty and Founder member of the South Eastern Veterinary Neurology (SEVEN) group in the USA. Currently, Simon serves as Editor in Chief of the NAVC journal Today’s Veterinary Practice.

10:00
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Lecture

— Food Animal,

Porcine

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Classic Center Room 2

with Brett O'Brien, DVM

As a food animal veterinarian it is important to stay current on hot topics facing your industry because your voice matters. We will review hot topics within the swine (and food animal) industry so you are armed with the most current information to help you stay active in these conversations. Areas we will review include disease, diagnostics, production practices, consumer concerns, welfare, regulations, etc.

Dr. O’Brien is currently a technical services veterinarian on the swine team with Merck Animal Health located in Mankato, MN and was previously employed with Zoetis (2012-2016) and PFFJ/Hormel (2006-2012). Dr. O’ Brien holds an undergraduate degree (A.B) from Princeton University, has a double masters (nutrition and animal science) from NCSU, and received a DVM degree from UPenn. Passions include disease prevention programs, field research, PRRS, and animal welfare.

10:00
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Lecture

— Equine,

Anesthesia

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Classic Center Room 3

with Jane Quandt, DVM, MS, DACVAA, DACVECC

Field anesthesia in the equine will discuss the commonly used agents; alpha 2 agonists, opioids, dissociatives, benzodiazepines, phenothiazines and muscle relaxants and how they can be safely used to provide short term anesthesia/analgesia to the horse in the field. Combinations of these agents and expected effects and duration will be discussed. Safe induction and recovery of the horse will also be discussed. Field anesthesia is a widely used for short procedures that can be done on the farm or stable.

Dr. Quandt received her DVM in 1987 from Iowa State University. She followed that with an Anesthesia residency and Masters in anesthesia from University of Minnesota. She received her board certification in Anesthesia in 1993. She then completed a critical care residency at the University of California at Davis and was boarded in small animal critical care in 2007. She is currently a Professor in comparative anesthesia at the University of Georgia.

10:00
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Lecture

— Exotics,

Zoo Med Life

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Classic Center Room 4

with Sam Rivera, DVM

Dr. Rivera joined Zoo Atlanta as a full-time veterinarian in 2005 following work in a small animal and exotic animal practice. He completed preceptorships at the St. Louis Zoo and Bronx Zoo. He is board-certified in avian medicine by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners and is a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine. Sam is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Association of Avian Veterinarians and Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians. A native of Puerto Rico, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology, a Master’s degree in veterinary pathobiology and DVM from Kansas State University.

10:00
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10:50
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Lecture

— Professional Development,

Interviewing strategies

📍

Classic Center Room 5

with Tim Loonam, DVM

This two part evidence based presentation is the result of a multi-year project at the U. of Georgia. It begins with an overview of the state of our veterinary industry and an excellent discussion on whether or not to pursue an internship. Then we'll cover resumes, CVs, cover letters, how to conduct an accurate job search and an exceptional method to prepare for interviews known as 'The Drill'. The presentation comes with a 41 page handbook which is the only one of its kind in the veterinary profession.

Dr. Loonam is the owner of Grace Animal Hospital, an AAHA Accredited, mixed-animal practice in Lexington, SC. Dr. Loonam received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and served as an Army officer with assignments throughout the Pacific Rim as an Airborne Ranger. After a successful company command, Dr. Loonam, left the Army to complete his pre-vet requirements and at the same time managed a successful high-tech medical sales territory for Baxter Healthcare. Upon acceptance to veterinary school, the Army awarded Dr. Loonam a U.S. Army Veterinary Corps Health Professions Scholarship to the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine were he graduated with several clinical awards. As an Army Veterinary Corps officer, he was assigned to FT Jackson in South Carolina, and in 2003, deployed to Iraq with an Airborne Veterinary Detachment. Dr. Loonam was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service throughout Iraq with military working dog teams and public health missions. Besides his award-winning private practice, Dr. Loonam is active with the local and state veterinary medical associations, serves on a veterinary and animal health committee with the state legislature and is a frequent guest lecturer veterinary colleges throughout the country and overseas. Dr. Loonam and his three associates, and their experienced staff, host veterinary and veterinary technician externs and are known for their interactive, hands-on clinical training, and are respected for their compassionate care and well-managed business practices. Dr. Loonam’s speaking style is up-beat, real-world, and humorous with lots of opportunity for Q&A.

10:00
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Lecture

— Professional Development,

Careers

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Classic Center Room 6

with Paul Jaffe, DVM

Dr. Paul Jaffe graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. After working as an associate for 2 years in a small animal practice, he took over ownership until 2013. During his time in private practice, he served two terms as President of the Palm Beach Veterinary Society and one term as Vice President. After selling his practice, Dr. Jaffe entered the industry side of veterinary medicine as the Medical Manager for HVM, Hyperbaric Veterinary Medicine and provided education and training on the application of hyperbaric oxygen therapy to small animal veterinary patients. During the two years with HVM, he added almost thirty HBOT chambers to veterinary universities, specialty hospitals and general practices throughout North America. After leaving HVM, Dr. Jaffe joined Abaxis as a Professional Services Veterinarian in 2015. In his first two years with Abaxis, Dr. Jaffe was honored with being chosen for President’s Club both of these two years. He was then promoted to the position of Manager of the Professional Services team in June 2017 during which time he has grown the Professional Services Veterinary team to eight service veterinarians assisting with sales, support and training of the sales force, strategic accounts as well as our veterinary customers and prospects throughout North America.

10:00
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Lecture

— Miscellaneous,

Strategies

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Classic Center Room 7

with Natalie Marks, DVM

This lecture, with format similar to David Letterman's "Top Ten List", will focus on tips, many Fear Free related, that will increase compliance, strengthen the human animal bond, and improve work/life satisfaction in the veterinary profession, decreasing risks for compassion fatigue and burnout.

Dr. Natalie Marks obtained her bachelor's degree with High Honors in Animal Science from the University of Illinois in 1998, and then proceeded to obtain a Masters in Veterinary Medicine and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree with High Honors from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She has been a veterinarian at Blum Animal Hospital since 2006 and a co-owner since 2012. Prior to 2006, Dr. Marks worked at a small animal practice just north of Atlanta, GA. Her media experience began in print when she created several monthly veterinary columns in multiple community magazines and was a frequent guest speaker for the German Shepherd and Bernese Mountain Dog clubs of Atlanta. Since her return to Chicago, Dr. Marks became very active in the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, serving on the executive board. She was also a past board member of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association and she is an active volunteer to the American Veterinary Medical Association and American Animal Hospital Association. Dr. Marks recently received the prestigious Dr. Erwin Small First Decade Award, presented to a veterinarian that has contributed the most to organized veterinary medicine in his or her first decade of practice. In 2012, Dr. Marks was awarded Petplan's nationally-recognized Veterinarian of the Year. Additionally, she was awarded America’s Favorite Veterinarian by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation in 2015.

10:00
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Lecture

— Companion Animal,

Wellness

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Classic Center Room 1

with Jo Smith, MA, VetMB, PhD, DACVIM

This lecture will provide an evidence-based focus on factors that affect the wellbeing of small animal clinicians. We will also discuss strategies that senior students and graduate veterinarians can adopt to promote resilience while working in a small animal clinic.

Dr. Smith received her veterinary degree from the University of Cambridge in 1997. After a year in private practice she returned to Cambridge for a PhD in immunology. She completed internships at a UK private practice and Purdue University, a residency in SA internal medicine at the University of Tennessee. She joined the University of Georgia in 2008. Her research interests include the teaching and assessment of professional skills, and veterinary wellbeing.

11:00
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Lecture

— Food Animal,

Wellness

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Classic Center Room 2

11:00
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Lecture

— Equine,

Wellness

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Classic Center Room 3

with Kelsey A. Hart, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Large Animal)

Dr. Hart is an Associate Professor of Large Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. She received her DVM from Cornell University in 2004. She completed an internship and a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Georgia in 2008, and a PhD in Endocrinology at the University of Georgia in 2010. Dr. Hart’s clinical interests include large animal endocrinology, neonatology, and neurology, and her research focus centers on equine adrenal axis function and immune-endocrine interactions during illness in horses and foals.

11:00
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Lecture

— Exotics,

Wellness

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Classic Center Room 4

with Amy Thompson

11:00
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Lecture

— OneHealth,

Wellness

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Classic Center Room 5

with Liz Cheely, LCSW; Stevie Stigler, LPC

11:00
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Lecture

— Professional Development,

Wellness

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Classic Center Room 6

with Kaori Sakamoto, DVM, PhD, DACVP

This session will cover ways you can take care ofyour body and mind, to be the best htat you can be, without a huge time commitment and without breaking the bank.

Dr. Sakamoto is an Associate Professor and anatomic pathologist in the Department of Pathology at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. She did her DVM at North Carolina State University, her MS and pathology residency at Purdue University, and her PhD at Cornell University. Her research is in the field of tuberculosis immunology. She teaches immunology to the first year UGA DVM students and is Director of the Comparative Biomedical Sciences program, the college-wide graduate program at the UGA CVM. She devotes her "spare time" to the wellness mission at the UGA CVM, as coordinator of the Well-being Certificate Program, as well as the Bulldawg (peer) Support Network, and by running Hogwarts-themed health and fitness challenges on Facebook for the students, staff, and faculty.

11:00
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Lecture

— Miscellaneous,

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Classic Center Room 7

11:00
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Lecture

— Companion Animal,

Internal Medicine

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Classic Center Room 1

with Tracy Hill, DVM, DACVIM, PhD, DECVIM-CA

Minimally invasive procedures are becoming more commonplace in specialist small animal veterinary medicine. This case-based discussion will present a variety of applications of these techniques, including treatment of tracheal collapse, urethral obstructions, ectopic ureters, cysto and urethroliths, and intrahepatic portosystemic shunts. Whether you anticipate going into specialty practice or being a generalist in community practice, it is important for any future veterinarian to be familiar with these newer procedures available for your future patients.

Dr. Hill is an assistant professor at the University of Georgia in the Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Department. She completed residency training at North Carolina State University in 2009 and received a PhD in gastrointestinal physiology in 2012, also from North Carolina State University. She completed fellowship training in Interventional Radiology at the Animal Medical Center in New York City in 2012. Prior to moving to UGA in 2016, she was a senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland for 4 years.

2:00
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Lecture

— Food Animal,

Poultry Med

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Classic Center Room 2

with Karen Grogan

2:00
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Lecture

— Equine,

Internal Medicine

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Classic Center Room 3

with Kelsey A. Hart, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Large Animal)

This lecture will be a review of current understanding of the pathophysiology of endocrinopathic laminitis in horses and ponies. It will offer an update on options for medical and podiatry interventions as well as some case discussions.

Dr. Hart is an Associate Professor of Large Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. She received her DVM from Cornell University in 2004. She completed an internship and a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Georgia in 2008, and a PhD in Endocrinology at the University of Georgia in 2010. Dr. Hart’s clinical interests include large animal endocrinology, neonatology, and neurology, and her research focus centers on equine adrenal axis function and immune-endocrine interactions during illness in horses and foals.

2:00
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Lecture

— Exotics,

Zoo Med

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Classic Center Room 4

with Sam Rivera, DVM

Dr. Sam Rivera will be speaking about how to get into the field of zoo medicine and go through some example cases of what it is like to work as zoo vet.

Dr. Rivera joined Zoo Atlanta as a full-time veterinarian in 2005 following work in a small animal and exotic animal practice. He completed preceptorships at the St. Louis Zoo and Bronx Zoo. He is board-certified in avian medicine by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners and is a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine. Sam is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Association of Avian Veterinarians and Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians. A native of Puerto Rico, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology, a Master’s degree in veterinary pathobiology and DVM from Kansas State University.

2:00
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Lecture

— OneHealth,

International Vet Med

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Classic Center Room 5

with Corrie Brown, DVM, PhD, DACVP

International trade in agricultural products, including live animals and animal-based products is a large component of global commerce, and a critical factor in the health of our own economy. Ensuring that our animal populations remain free of trade-limiting (transboundary) animal diseases is essential. Every veterinarian has a responsibility for surveillance for these diseases. The animal health systems, both national and global will be reviewed and explained. Also, potential negative impacts for not reporting, and/or for disease spread within our own borders will be highlighted.

Dr. Brown is a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Professor and also a University Distinguished Professor at the University of Georgia, where she teaches in the College of Veterinary Medicine. She holds a DVM from the University of Guelph and a PhD in Comparative Pathology from the University of California at Davis. Brown has worked internationally in building animal health infrastructure and diagnostics for most of her career, conducting workshops on basic field necropsy and diagnostic techniques in multiple countries. She has authored four books on transboundary animal diseases and field diagnostics in resource-poor settings. Dr. Brown has served on many national and international expert panels about animal health and has received numerous awards for her efforts, including the AVMA International Award, a Fulbright Award, and the Student AVMA National Teaching Award (twice!). She is happiest when working with the next generation of the veterinary profession.

2:00
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Lecture

— Professional Development,

Careers

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Classic Center Room 6

with Evelyn Orenbuch, AARV sponsor

2:00
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2:50
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Lecture

— Miscellaneous,

Debt

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Classic Center Room 7

with Dr. Tony Bartels

2:00
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2:50
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Lecture

— Companion Animal,

Internal Medicine

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Classic Center Room 1

with Cynthia Ward, VMD, PhD, DACVIM

We will work through cases of diabetic animals and discuss diagnosis, treatment, and management options. Audience discussion will be encouraged!

​Dr. Cynthia Ward received her VMD and PhD degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed residency training at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania in small animal internal medicine, and a reproductive endocrinology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She was on faculty at the University of Pennsylvania until 2005, when she moved to the University of Georgia where she is currently a professor of small animal internal medicine. She has been Chief of the Small Animal In-patient Medicine section since 2007.

3:00
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Lecture

— Food Animal,

Poultry Med

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Classic Center Room 2

with C. Stephen Roney DVM, MAM, ACPV

A review of the etiology and pathogenesis of avian influenza in poultry and information on the last outbreak in the US. There will also be discussion on the movement of the virus worldwide and the resulting clade variations from recombination of the virus within waterfowl groups.

Dr. Steve Roney earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1981 and a Master’s of Avian Medicine from the University of Georgia in 1987. During Dr. Roney’s 32 years in poultry medicine, he has worked in technical services with both vaccine and pharmaceutical allied companies. He has also worked more than nine years as a production veterinarian with two different broiler integrators where he was in charge of all aspects of poultry health programs for the companies. Dr. Roney is the former Senior Coordinator of the USDA’s National Poultry Improvement Plan in Conyers, Georgia, a cooperative Industry-State-Federal Program devoted to elimination and control of specific diseases of poultry breeders as well as administration of the Notifiable Avian Influenza program. He is now a Clinical Associate Professor of Avian Medicine at the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center with the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Roney has authored or co-authored twelve scientific articles and has given more than 75 scientific presentations at professional meetings throughout the world. He is Board Certified by the American College of Poultry Veterinarians.

3:00
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Lecture

— Equine,

Orthopedics

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Classic Center Room 3

with Andrew Parks, MA, Vet MB DACVS.

The essence of this lecture is to understand what goes wrong with a horse’s foot and how best to manage problems that arise, it is important to have a thorough understanding of both its normal structure and function.

Dr. Parks is a Professor of Large Animal Surgery at the University of Georgia. His clinical interests are abdominal surgery and lameness of horses and cattle, with a particular interest in equine podiatry. He has published numerous review articles and book chapters on the equine foot and has lectured on the subject, both nationally and internationally.

3:00
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Lecture

— Exotics,

Zoo Med

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Classic Center Room 4

with Sam Rivera, DVM

In this lecture, Dr. Rivera will talk about the role that Zoos have in conservation medicine. This will include how breeding programs in zoos work.

Dr. Rivera joined Zoo Atlanta as a full-time veterinarian in 2005 following work in a small animal and exotic animal practice. He completed preceptorships at the St. Louis Zoo and Bronx Zoo. He is board-certified in avian medicine by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners and is a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine. Sam is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Association of Avian Veterinarians and Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians. A native of Puerto Rico, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology, a Master’s degree in veterinary pathobiology and DVM from Kansas State University.

3:00
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3:50
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Lecture

— OneHealth,

International Vet Med

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Classic Center Room 5

with Corrie Brown, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Dr. Brown is a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Professor and also a University Distinguished Professor at the University of Georgia, where she teaches in the College of Veterinary Medicine. She holds a DVM from the University of Guelph and a PhD in Comparative Pathology from the University of California at Davis. Brown has worked internationally in building animal health infrastructure and diagnostics for most of her career, conducting workshops on basic field necropsy and diagnostic techniques in multiple countries. She has authored four books on transboundary animal diseases and field diagnostics in resource-poor settings. Dr. Brown has served on many national and international expert panels about animal health and has received numerous awards for her efforts, including the AVMA International Award, a Fulbright Award, and the Student AVMA National Teaching Award (twice!). She is happiest when working with the next generation of the veterinary profession.

3:00
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3:50
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Lecture

— Professional Development,

Careers in Private Practice

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Classic Center Room 6

with Priscilla Cherry, DVM, MS

The purpose of this lecture is to prepare veterinary students for the process of finding their first job after graduation. Setting students up for a positive introduction to their veterinary careers is a passion for Priscilla, and knowing what to look for and avoid in that first job is paramount to starting off your career on the right foot! Students will learn how to conduct a successful job search, prepare for different types of interview situations, and navigate and negotiate their first contracts and job offers. We will discuss the different types of compensation structures and potential benefits/drawbacks to each, as well as other things that comprise a compensation package besides just the salary.

Dr. Cherry has been in the veterinary industry for the past 10 years. She received her BA in Sociology from Indiana University and her MS in Medical Sciences from Windsor University. Priscilla has worked at several veterinary practices in the greater Chicago area, ranging from walk-in to specialty and emergency care. With experience in the medical, managerial, and administrative aspects of veterinary practice, she has firsthand knowledge of the day-to-day challenges veterinarians encounter. She presents at VBMA chapters across the country to help students prepare for the transition to real-world practice, focusing on education in business finance and job search skills. During the past two years, Priscilla has transitioned to the business side of the veterinary field in her current role as Director of Operations and Talent Acquisition at Blue River PetCare. She works closely with the team of veterinarians and practice managers across a network of 75+ hospitals to collaboratively tackle issues such as regulatory compliance, recruiting and interviewing, and operational efficiency. In her personal time, Priscilla enjoys caring for her menagerie of disabled rescue animals, including a partially paralyzed cat named Potato.

3:00
PM
to
3:50
PM

Lecture

— Miscellaneous,

📍

Classic Center Room 7

with Michael Yabsley MS, PhD

This lecture is an overview of the work being done with Baylisascaris here at UGA. This will include both field work and experimental infection trials in dogs, raccoons, and rodents. Dr. Yabsley will also talk about Baylisascaris infection in wildlife rehabbers.

Dr. Michael Yabsley is an Associate Professor of Wildlife Diseases at the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, where he is active in teaching parasitology, wildlife diseases, and wildlife techniques. He manages a diverse research program that focuses on the natural history of zoonotic parasites and wildlife diseases with primary interests in Baylisascaris procyonis, Trypanosoma cruzi, avian hemoparasites, and tick-borne pathogens. He earned his BS (Biology and Wildlife Ecology) and MS (Zoology-Parasitology) from Clemson University and a PhD (Veterinary Parasitology) from the University of Georgia

3:00
PM
to
3:50
PM

Lecture

— Companion Animal,

Genomics

📍

Classic Center Room 1

with Frances Smith, DVM, PhD, DACT

This lecture will cover the resources available to veterinarian, breeders and pet owners to enable them to use these resource tools to select for health and against genetic disease which accounts for 25% of all the disease entities we see in companion animals.

Dr. Smith grew up in a military family that bred German Shepherd dogs. It was her early experience with a German Shepherd Dog afflicted with canine hip dysplasia that motivated her to become a veterinarian. She obtained an Associate of Arts Degree from Normandale Community College and was accepted into the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1976. She obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1978 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 1980. At graduation she was offered a residency in Theriogenology under the tutelage of Dr. Ray Zemjanis and Dr. Shirley Johnston. She completed her residency at the University of Minnesota in 1983. Her original PhD research was on canine parvovirus but ultimately she researched canine semen freezing and developed the technique for surgical insemination of frozen semen. Her PhD is titled “Cryopreservation of Canine Semen Technique and Performance” and was completed in 1984. In 1986, she became a Diplomate in the American College of Theriogenology. She is one of the few board certified small animal reproduction specialists in private practice in the United States. Dr. Smith breeds Labrador Retrievers under the registered kennel name Danikk. She serves on the board of The Labrador Retriever Club, Inc. as the Vice- President and also serves as the health committee chair. She is also the President of the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, Inc. – the foremost animal health genetic database in the world. Dr. Smith has published many book chapters and papers. She lectures within the USA and internationally on issues facing dog breeding and breeding ethics as well as topics in reproduction. She is a past President of the Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine. Her practice today focuses on reproduction, genetics and pediatrics but remains a full service veterinary practice.

4:00
PM
to
4:50
PM

Lecture

— Food Animal,

Small Ruminant Repro

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Classic Center Room 2

with Kyle Clymer, DVM

Lecture content includes reproduction overview specific to small ruminants, synchronization and the manipulation of species seasonality, pregnancy diagnosis and advanced reproductive technologies including Laparoscopic Artificial Insemination (Lap AI), In-vitro Fertilization (IVF), Multiple Ovulation Embryo Transfer (MOET), and Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (cloning).

Trans Ova Genetics

4:00
PM
to
4:50
PM

Lecture

— Equine,

Orthopedics

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Classic Center Room 3

with Andrew Parks, MA, Vet MB DACVS.

Laminitis is a disease that culminates in displacement of the distal phalanx if the initial disease is severe enough, which can have devastating consequences for both future athletic performance and survival. Hoof care for horses with laminitis is aimed at stabilizing the distal phalanx within the hoof capsule and encouraging future healthy hoof growth and in the process make the horse more comfortable. To accomplish this, understand the structure and function of the digit to develop hoof care therapeutic strategies.

Dr. Parks is a Professor of Large Animal Surgery at the University of Georgia. His clinical interests are abdominal surgery and lameness of horses and cattle, with a particular interest in equine podiatry. He has published numerous review articles and book chapters on the equine foot and has lectured on the subject, both nationally and internationally.

4:00
PM
to
4:50
PM

Lecture

— Exotics,

Handling

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Classic Center Room 4

with Hernandez

4:00
PM
to
4:50
PM

Lecture

— Professional Development,

Finances

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Classic Center Room 5

with Tim Looman, DVM

With the ever increasing burden of student loans, this presentation will show how practice ownership is the key to financial freedom for veterinarians. We'll cover an introduction to buy-ins, buy-outs, and practice start-ups as well as the financial steps you can begin doing now to make you most attractive to veterinary lenders down the road.

Dr. Loonam is the owner of Grace Animal Hospital, an AAHA Accredited, mixed-animal practice in Lexington, SC. Dr. Loonam received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and served as an Army officer with assignments throughout the Pacific Rim as an Airborne Ranger. After a successful company command, Dr. Loonam, left the Army to complete his pre-vet requirements and at the same time managed a successful high-tech medical sales territory for Baxter Healthcare. Upon acceptance to veterinary school, the Army awarded Dr. Loonam a U.S. Army Veterinary Corps Health Professions Scholarship to the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine were he graduated with several clinical awards. As an Army Veterinary Corps officer, he was assigned to FT Jackson in South Carolina, and in 2003, deployed to Iraq with an Airborne Veterinary Detachment. Dr. Loonam was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service throughout Iraq with military working dog teams and public health missions. Besides his award-winning private practice, Dr. Loonam is active with the local and state veterinary medical associations, serves on a veterinary and animal health committee with the state legislature and is a frequent guest lecturer veterinary colleges throughout the country and overseas. Dr. Loonam and his three associates, and their experienced staff, host veterinary and veterinary technician externs and are known for their interactive, hands-on clinical training, and are respected for their compassionate care and well-managed business practices. Dr. Loonam’s speaking style is up-beat, real-world, and humorous with lots of opportunity for Q&A.

4:00
PM
to
4:50
PM

Lecture

— Professional Development,

Careers in Private Practice

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Classic Center Room 6

with Angela Dodd, DVM

From Dr. Dodd, "I often refer to starting the business as similar to having a child. Easy for me to say as I've never actually had a baby, but that's beside the point. First there is the painful birthing process - your loans nearly fall through, everything costs three times what you thought it would, the terror of wondering if anyone will actually bring their animals to you, the professional pictures you took for your website all make you look like you have this inexplicable mustache......that kind of thing. Painful in the beginning, and you don't even know what the baby will look like yet or if the baby will be any good. Just pain and suffering and money spending, in the beginning. Then once the practice baby is born, you are so happy to finally be able to walk around and show it off to everyone. How clean and fresh and new and when other people give it compliments you feel so proud and accomplished. And you know where everything is, you have put your hand on every detail. Nobody comes in or out without you knowing about it and not a dollar is made or spent without your knowledge and approval. It's the baby. It needs you to be there all the time, and you are glad to be there, wouldn't have had it any other way. Three years out, I'd say the training wheels are starting to come off now. We have clients who have been to our practice several times and I've never even met them. There are too many phone calls coming in and too many appointments being made for me to know the what, where, when, and how of everyone that the practice baby is interacting with. Yes, I still know all the important stuff, I set rules and curfew and lay down the law when needed, but just like a real baby, growing up happens."

Dr. Dodd is a graduate of UGA College of Veterinary Medicine 2000, in private practice in Athens , GA for 18 years with an emphasis on internal medicine and training in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Co-owner or Animal Wellness Center of Athens since November 2015. Married with a step-daughter in college. Actively involved with the Athens Area Humane Society, Campus Cats and Circle of Friends Rescue Groups. As an undergrad at UGA, studied music theory and piano performance and taught private piano lessons for 7 years prior to entering vet school in 1996.

4:00
PM
to
4:50
PM

Lecture

— Miscellaneous,

SA Dentistry

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Classic Center Room 7

with Richard Meadows, DVM, DABVP

The purpose of this lecture will be to prepare participants for the very hands-on wet labs here at the SAVMA Symposium. It is also open to students that are not able to attend the lab.

Dr. Meadows grew up around veterinary medicine and has been involved in many aspects of veterinary medicine for over 50 years now. For the last 20 years he has been the section leader for small animal primary care (that also encompasses dentistry, dermatology and shelter medicine). He is the co-chair of the Veterinary Dental Educators committee of the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry (F4VD). For the last 10 years he has traveled to the SAVMA Symposiums to offer hands-on small animal dentistry wet labs.

4:00
PM
to
4:50
PM

Sunday

Jump to FRIDAY or SATURDAY or MONDAY

Lecture

— Companion Animal,

Emergency

📍

Classic Center Room 1

with Ben Brainard

9:00
AM
to
9:50
AM

Lecture

— Food Animal,

Herd Management

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Classic Center Room 2

with Emmanuel Rollin, DVM MFAM

Dr Rollin will discuss the impact of herd health on the economics of running a dairy operation, and how to use economic analysis to motivate positive change in animal health and production.

Dr Emmanuel Rollin is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, a position he has held for five years. Dr Rollin received his DVM from UGA in 2007 and followed that with a Masters in Food Animal Medicine at UGA with an emphasis in Dairy Production Medicine in 2008. He joined a dairy practice in central Georgia in 2009, and spent four years helping dairies stay profitable through the worst and best milk prices. In his teaching role at UGA, Dr Rollin spends most of his time teaching senior veterinary students how to be effective practitioners by understanding dairy systems as a whole. His professional interests include milk quality, milking equipment, and transition cow health. He is a member of AABP, NMC, and the Morgan County Dairy Association, and currently resides in Greensboro Ga with his wife and son.

9:00
AM
to
9:50
AM

Lecture

— Equine,

Emergency

📍

Classic Center Room 3

with Kira Epstein, DVM, DACVS, DACVECC; Jared Williams MS, DVM, PhD, DACVS-LA, DACVECC

The round table will involve working through multiple colic cases as a group. Discussing relevant aspects of anatomy, diagnostics, and therapeutics related to the cases that are presented.

Dr. Kira Epstein received her DVM from University of California Davis. She completed a large animal medicine and surgery internship at Texas A&M University. Her large animal surgery residency was at University of Pennsylvania and her large animal emergency and critical care fellowship was at University of Georgia. She is a clinical professor of large animal emergency medicine and surgery at the University of Georgia where she spends most of her time on clinic duty managing emergency cases and teaching students, interns, and residents on clinical cases. Her research interests are clinically applicable studies in gastrointestinal disease, coagulation, and pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics.

9:00
AM
to
9:50
AM

Lecture

— Exotics,

Emergency

📍

Classic Center Room 4

9:00
AM
to
9:50
AM

Lecture

— OneHealth,

Genomics

📍

Classic Center Room 5

with Stewart Bauck DVM, MS

Dr. Bauck, a graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, initially worked in mixed animal practice in central Alberta before returning to complete a Master of Science degree in Herd Health and Preventive Medicine. In 1986, he joined Merck Agvet in a Technical Services position and over the ensuing 18 years progressed through a variety of increasingly responsible roles, eventually serving as Country Manager for Merial Animal Health in Canada. It was in that capacity that he initiated the animal genomics Igenity business unit for Merial in 2004, leading the first commercial animal genomics business in a major mutli-national animal health company. In 2012, Dr. Bauck joined Neogen when it acquired Igenity from Merial, and assumed responsibility for the GeneSeek operation in 2013 which he now leads as General Manager. GeneSeek has grown to be the world’s largest commercial animal genomics company, employing more than 100 staff in Lincoln, NE and processing in excess of 1 million samples annually, for all commodity and companion animal species as well as the plant sector, for customers globally.

9:00
AM
to
9:50
AM

Lecture

— Professional Development,

Preparing for Internship/Residency

📍

Classic Center Room 6

with Rita Hanel, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC; Elizabeth Halworth, Cindy Ward; Eric Mueller

9:00
AM
to
9:50
AM

Lecture

— Miscellaneous,

Equine Therio

📍

Classic Center Room 7

with Robyn Ellerbrock, DVM

A review of common diseases of equine pregnancy and parturition, as well as owner recommendations for mare care, vaccination, and foaling management."

Dr. Robyn Ellerbrock obtained her BS ('07) and DVM ('12) from Cornell University, and completed an equine internship at Peninsula Equine Medical Center in California in 2013. She then moved to the University of Illinois for a Theriogenology residency, becoming a diplomate fo the American College of Theriogenology in 2016, and for a PhD in equine endocrinology. She joined the faculty at the University of Georgia in 2018 as a comparative theriogenologist, although horses will always come first!

9:00
AM
to
9:50
AM

Lecture

— Companion Animal,

Emergency

📍

Classic Center Room 1

with Amie Koenig, DVM, DACVIM(SAIM), DACVECC

In this lecture we will use real clinical cases to learn how to interpret blood gas and acid base data and use it to help develop diagnostic and treatment plans for patients.

Dr. Koenig received her DVM from North Carolina State University, completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, MA, a small animal internal medicine residency at Texas A&M University, and critical care training at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Medicine) and American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. She joined the faculty at the University of Georgia in Internal Medicine in 2004 and then founded the new Emergency and Critical Care Program in 2006. Dr. Koenig’s clinical and research interests include shock and fluid therapy, electrolyte and acid base disorders, endocrine emergencies, and point of care monitoring.

10:00
AM
to
10:50
AM

Lecture

— Food Animal,

Genomics

📍

Classic Center Room 2

with Weigel

Genomic testing of commercial dairy replacement females continues to gain wider use in the US, with adoption rates approaching 10% of the heifers being tested. Veterinarians are in a unique position to help producers unlock the true value of genomic testing by helping to develop an effective plan and monitoring compliance in executing that plan. Genetic predictions for health outcomes and the continued increase in producers leveraging advanced repro techniques should further the involvement or Veterinarians with genetic programs.

Dr. Weigel grew up in Iowa on the family farm (Weigeline Holsteins) and graduated from Iowa State University with a Degree in Dairy Science. He received both his M.S. and PhD from Virginia Tech, with his dissertation focusing on the prediction of genetic merit for lifetime profitability in Holsteins. Before joining the R&D group of Zoetis (formerly Pfizer Animal Health) in 1995, Dr. Weigel served as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Guelph working on the implementation of Multiple AcrossCountry Evaluations (MACE) for conformation traits of Holstein sires. Dr. Weigel’s current role with Zoetis is as Director in Outcomes Research and he remains active as a breeder of dairy cattle.

10:00
AM
to
10:50
AM

Lecture

— Equine,

Emergency

📍

Classic Center Room 3

with Kira Epstein, DVM, DACVS, DACVECC; Jared Williams MS, DVM, PhD, DACVS-LA, DACVECC

Dr. Epstein received her DVM from University of California Davis. She is a clinical professor of large animal emergency medicine and surgery at the University of Georgia where she spends most of her time on clinic duty managing emergency cases and teaching students, interns, and residents on clinical cases.

10:00
AM
to
10:50
AM

Lecture

— Exotics,

Anesthesia

📍

Classic Center Room 4

with Brainard

10:00
AM
to
10:50
AM

Lecture

— OneHealth,

Rabies

📍

Classic Center Room 5

with Amanda Feldpausch, MPH

10:00
AM
to
10:50
AM

Lecture

— Professional Development,

Preparing for Internship/Residency

📍

Classic Center Room 6

with Rita Hanel DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC

In the face of debt, is it even worth it? How to navigate the options and weigh the pros and cons of internships or an accelerated ER training program, like EmERge, using data from those who have been through the experience.

Rita graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998, after which she completed a small animal internship at Florida Veterinary Specialists (FVS), now known as Blue Pearl in Tampa. She then completed a residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Florida with a successive fellowship in Emergency and Critical Care at Blue Pearl in Tampa. She joined the faculty of the North Carolina State University (NSCU) College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006, was Director of Emergency Services for 6 years, and during her 10 years as faculty at NCSU pursued her academic interests in the fields of traumatic and hemostatic disorders. In 2016, she left NCSU to assume the role of Senior Director of Clinical Programs for BluePearl Veterinary Partners, through which she plans to continue to help clinicians achieve the highest level of professional and personal accomplishment.

10:00
AM
to
10:50
AM

Lecture

— Miscellaneous,

Preparing for practice

📍

Classic Center Room 7

with Jayne Kubat, DVM

An interactive discussion about common challenges, mistakes, and successes during your first years as a veterinarian. The talk will be focused on actual cases seen as a recent grad: come prepared to ask questions about medicine, client communication, clinic management, and life/work balance. How do you do you tell the farmer whom you just met - and whom doesn't trust you - that his horse is a surgical colic? How do you respond to your boss when she asks you to do something you're incapable of? How do you manage the Great Dane who's been vomiting for 4 days... and she ate a blanket... and the client has no money?

Dr. Jayne Kubat is an instructor and clinical veterinarian in the Veterinary Technology program at Johnson College in Scranton, PA. Dr. Kubat's passion is educating through hands on learning and she enjoys walking her students through the "whys" and "hows" in the classroom, in the clinic, and on the farm. Prior to academia, Dr. Kubat worked in small animal, emergency, and mixed animal ambulatory practices. Outside of the classroom, Dr. Kubat provides relief work to local clinics, volunteers with organized veterinary medicine, jogs with the local running club, and is planning to start a masters program next fall in chemistry. Dr. Kubat received her BA in chemistry from Bucknell University in 2008 and her DVM from Cornell University in 2012.

10:00
AM
to
10:50
AM

Lecture

— Companion Animal,

Diversity

📍

Classic Center Room 1

with Shirin Modaresi, DVM, MS

The Three Generations lecture discusses the complex communication needed to bridge the differences among the three generations working at and coming to vet practices: Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials. This seminar is meant to highlight the different preferences and communication styles among those three groups and how to bridge those gaps.

Dr. Modaresi, a native of Rock Hill, SC, is the Hill's Professional Consulting Veterinarian for the Carolinas. She received her BS in Biology from USC Honor's College in 2003, with a minor in Spanish, before getting a MS in Biology summa cum laude from Winthrop University in 2005. Shirin attended veterinary school at the University of Georgia and graduated cum laude in 2010 with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Afterwards, she practiced small animal medicine in private practice for four years in Georgia before moving to Charlotte, NC for her position with Hill’s Pet Nutrition. She still practices part-time in Rock Hill, SC as a relief veterinarian. She is licensed to practice veterinary medicine in both South Carolina and North Carolina. Professional Memberships include American Veterinary Medical Association, South Carolina Association of Veterinarians, and North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association. Her special interests in veterinary medicine are nutrition, feline medicine, clinical pathology, and behavior. While in veterinary school, Shirin was a supervisor on the Wildlife Treatment Crew, traveled to rural Mexico to administer rabies vaccinations to at-risk populations of companion animals, volunteered at a spay-neuter clinic, worked with Campus Cats to socialize feral kittens, and founded the UGA CVM Animal Welfare Club. She has been lecturing on nutrition topics to vet tech students, veterinary students, licensed veterinary technicians, general practitioners, and specialists for Hill's Pet Nutrition since September 2014.

11:00
AM
to
11:50
AM

Lecture

— Food Animal,

Diversity

📍

Classic Center Room 2

with *MohanKumars (Mr&Mrs)

11:00
AM
to
11:50
AM

Lecture

— Equine,

Diversity

📍

Classic Center Room 3

11:00
AM
to
11:50
AM

Lecture

— Exotics,

Diversity

📍

Classic Center Room 4

with Dr. Bennet Alexander

11:00
AM
to
11:50
AM

Lecture

— OneHealth,

Diversity

📍

Classic Center Room 5

with Paige Carmichael

11:00
AM
to
11:50
AM

Lecture

— Professional Development,

Diversity

📍

Classic Center Room 6

with Jill Richardson- Lopez, DVM, MBA

Women now outnumber men in the veterinary field but are still under represented in higher management roles. This presentation includes life advice from five unique veterinary professionals- all women, some with kids and some without, but all with a passion for success. The presentation is meant to inspire veterinary students and encourage them to make choices that allows them to love their life - and their career.

Dr. Jill Richardson-Lopez is the Director of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships at Essentials PetCare. She has worked for a fortune 500 company, a leading consumer goods manufacturer, and one of the world’s most recognizable humane organizations. She lives in Northern New Jersey with her husband and three kids. You can follow her journey at https://www.linkedin.com/in/drjilllopez/

11:00
AM
to
11:50
AM

Lecture

— Miscellaneous,

Diversity

📍

Classic Center Room 7

with Jenifer Gustafson Hope, DVM

11:00
AM
to
11:50
AM

Lecture

— Companion Animal,

Orthopedics

📍

Classic Center Room 1

with Steven Budsberg, DVM, MS, DACVS

Dr. Budsberg received his DVM from Washington State University in 1983. He completed an internship at Angell Memorial in Boston and then did his residency in Small Animal Surgery at Michigan State University in 1987. Dr. Budsberg spent time at Louisiana State University before joining the faculty at the University of Georgia. Currently, Dr. Budsberg is a Professor in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. He is also jointly appointed to the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology.

2:00
PM
to
2:50
PM

Lecture

— Food Animal,

Therio

📍

Classic Center Room 2

with Roberto A. Palomares, DVM, MS, PhD, DipACT

Dr Palomares will provide an overview of the factors that affect the immune response to vaccination against respiratory and reproductive viral pathogens in cattle. We will discuss different management tools to improve humoral and cell mediated immune response to MLV vaccines in dairy and beef cattle. The presentation will involve results from Dr. Palomares research program and clinical evidence from his professional expertise.

Dr. Palomares was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela. He got his DVM degree (Valedictorian) at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zulia, Venezuela. Later, after practicing in cattle production farms in state of Zulia, he got a Master of Science degree with emphasis in bovine theriogenology at University of Zulia. Dr. Palomares has always combined both academic and professional activities. In the academic aspect, he became a faculty member at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zulia. In conjunction with teaching, he practiced in commercial cattle farms across Zulia state. He gained valuable field experience about managing bovine health and reproductive programs. . In 2011, Dr. Palomares board-certified in the American College of Theriogenologists and completed his Food Animal Theriogenology Residency Program at Auburn University. In 2012, Dr. Palomares got his PhD at Auburn University focusing on the prevention of respiratory and reproductive disease caused by BVDV. He is currently an Associate Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine University of Georgia. His research interest is focused on Immunopathogenesis, prevention and control of infectious diseases that affect cattle production and reproduction. Additionally, his research program involves strategies to improve reproductive performance in dairy and beef cattle such as ovulation synchronization and TAI programs. Dr. Palomares also lends services on production medicine and theriogenology to beef and dairy farms across the state of Georgia and provides consulting to livestock and pharmaceutical industry in the USA and South America.

2:00
PM
to
2:50
PM

Lecture

— Equine,

📍

Classic Center Room 3

with Dr. Beasley

2:00
PM
to
2:50
PM

Lecture

— Exotics,

nutrition

📍

Classic Center Room 4

with Jenny Bloodgood

2:00
PM
to
2:50
PM

Lecture

— OneHealth,

Animal Abuse

📍

Classic Center Room 5

with Joan Prittie, JD

This lecture explores the main types and dynamics of intimate partner violence, the ways that animal cruelty intersects with IPV, and ways that veterinary professionals can help victims of IPV.

Since 1999, Joan Prittie has served as the Executive Director of Project Safe, an Athens based non-profit organization that is working to end domestic violence through crisis intervention, ongoing supportive services, systems change advocacy and prevention and educational programs. Joan is a graduate of Bradley University and the University of Georgia School of Law. Since 2010, Joan has served as editor of of the Georgia Domestic Violence Bench Book—a compendium of state and federal law and law-related information. She was the recipient of the 2015 UGA President’s Fulfilling the Dream award for social justice, and the 2014 ATHENA award for professional excellence, community service and leadership development. A board member of Books for Keeps and Elder at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Joan also teaches classes in fundraising and grant proposal writing in the Masters of Non Profits program at UGA. She and her partner of 25 years enjoy traveling the world and spoiling their rescued pit bulls: Sweetie, Earl and Estelle.

2:00
PM
to
2:50
PM

Lecture

— Professional Development,

Insurance

📍

Classic Center Room 6

with Nina Mouledous, DVM

This discussion will focus on professional liability and regulatory complaints. Any veterinarian with a license is at risk of having a malpractice claim or board complaint. Veterinary medicine remains one of the most highly regarded professions. Yet, there are many challenges still facing veterinary medicine. At some point in your practice career, you may face an allegation of malpractice or a license complaint This discussion will give students tips on how to avoid malpractice claims and board complaints Additionally, information will be provided on the appropriate types of coverage needed for all future veterinarians to assure broad protection against professional liability claims and board complaints. Actual closed claims will be reviewed to illustrate the importance of implementing strong risk management tools into practices to lower the incidence of claims and complaints.

Dr. Mouledous joined the PLIT as a Trust Veterinarian in June of 2008. In her role, Dr. Mouledous speaks to AVMA members insured through the PLIT-sponsored programs, answering questions related to malpractice allegations and practice situations. She reviews professional liability claims, assists in the defense by identifying experts and appraisers, and advises the insurance broker and underwriters about new developments in veterinary medicine. Additionally, Dr. Mouledous visits several colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States annually, represents the PLIT at various veterinary conventions and speaking engagements each year, and contributes to PLIT publications. She is a 1985 graduate of Louisiana State University, School of Veterinary Medicine. Born and raised in New Orleans, Dr. Mouledous secured her first job as an associate veterinarian at a unique small animal, exotic, and equine practice in the French Quarter. Four years later, she relocated to Chicago and started her equine practice in 1989. Dr. Mouledous was the owner and sole practitioner for nineteen years of Equine Veterinary Services, Ltd, a mobile practice that specialized in Thoroughbred race horses at Hawthorne Race Course (Chicago, Illinois) and Arlington Park (Arlington Heights, Illinois). During her career, she served as a consulting veterinarian for the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation as well as a board member for the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protection Association.

2:00
PM
to
2:50
PM

Lecture

— Miscellaneous,

Pain Management in 2019: Staying on the Edge

📍

Classic Center Room 7

with Dr. Mark Epstein

Beyond NSAID and opioids, there exists a vast formulary of adjunctive pain-modifying medications for use in dogs and cats. This session will explore the evidence re: injectable drugs with a focus on clinical applications (or not) of: dexmedetomidine, sub-anesthetic/dissociative ketamine CRI, systemic lidocaine CRI, maropitant, anti-Nerve Growth Factor monoclonal antibody

Dr. Epstein received his DVM from University of Georgia and is the Senior Partner and Medical Director of TotalBond Veterinary Hospitals and Carolinas Animal Pain Management, a small group of AAHA-accredited practices in the Charlotte & Gastonia NC area that received the Small Business of the Year Award from the Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2015. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine/Feline) and is a past-president of ABVP. He is certified by the Academy of Integrative Pain Management (AIPM), is recognized as a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner (CVPP) by the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, and is a past-president of IVAPM; he is currently President of the IVAPM Research & Scholarship Foundation. Dr. Epstein chaired the AAHA Senior Care Guidelines Task Force and co-Chaired the 2015 AAHA/AAFP Pain Management Guidelines Task Force. He, is published in journals* and textbooks**, is a national and international lecturer on the recognition, prevention, and treatment of pain in the veterinary clinical setting. He was a nominee for WVC’s 2016 Small Animal Continuing Educator of the Year, and locally, received the Gaston Regional Chamber’s Inspiration Award in 2018. * JAAHA; J Fel Med Surg; J Vet Int Med; Today’s Veterinary Practice; Israel J Vet Med; Topics in Comp Anim Med; Clinician’s Brief; DVM Newsmagazine; Today’s Veterinary Practice; Veterinaria (Italy); Vet Focus (UK) ** The Prevention and Management of Pain in Dogs, in Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Zink CM and van Dyke JB, Ed’s. Wiley-Blackwell, Ames, IA; 2013. Opioids, in Gaynor/Muir: Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management, 3rd Ed., pending

2:00
PM
to
2:50
PM

Lecture

— Companion Animal,

Radiology

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Classic Center Room 1

with Michael Perlini, DVM

3:00
PM
to
3:50
PM

Lecture

— Food Animal,

Herd Management

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Classic Center Room 2

with Brent Credille, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Dr. Credille is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health in College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia and currently serves as Service Chief of the Field Services section of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. He completed his DVM training at UGA, an internship in livestock medicine and surgery at Colorado State University, Large Animal internal medicine residency and PhD in physiology/pharmacology at UGA. The goal of Dr. Credille's research program is to better understand the epidemiology, mechanisms, and impact of antimicrobial resistance in Mannheimia haemolytica. Additionally, his research program is evaluating the differences in immune responses to viral and bacterial respiratory pathogens in beef calves at high and low risk of developing BRD. Long term, he hopes to use the information he obtains from his studies to develop antimicrobial use and management strategies that improve the health and welfare of beef cattle throughout North America.

3:00
PM
to
3:50
PM

Lecture

— Equine,

Wound Management

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Classic Center Room 1

with Earl M. Gaughan, DVM, DACVS

Equine wound management: basic diagnostic approach and practical management of equine wounds. Determining the straight forward from the complicated situations that a veterinarian encounters with wounded horses.

Dr. Earl Gaughan has extensive career experience in the field and classroom. Gaughan has worked for several equine practices, including Littleton Equine Medical Center where he was a clinical equine surgeon. His academic career started at Kansas State University where he spent 14 years including as the equine section head for the College of Veterinary Medicine. Earl also taught at Auburn University and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech. Gaughan received his doctorate of veterinary medicine from the University of Georgia and his equine surgery residency at New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University. He joined the Merck Animal Health team as an equine technical services veterinarian in 2013.

3:00
PM
to
3:50
PM

Lecture

— Exotics,

Radiology

📍

Classic Center Room 4

with Mcmanamon

3:00
PM
to
3:50
PM

Lecture

— OneHealth,

TBD

📍

Classic Center Room 5

with Gail Hansen, DVM, MPH

Antibiotic resistance is a serious threat to global public health, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Addressing this threat requires a One Health approach, because antibiotics used to in agriculture are often the same as those used for people. WHO, the Animal World Health Organization (OIE) and the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) are working together to minimize the emergence and spread of resistance. Animal uses of antibiotics, how those uses can be minimized without harming the health or welfare of animals, and the role of veterinarians in combating antimicrobial resistance will be explored. Concrete examples and results from the US, the EU, and low income countries will be presented.

Dr. Hansen is a public health veterinarian and owns Hansen Consulting. She received a bachelor’s of science in dairy science a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Minnesota and a Masters in public health/epidemiology from the University of Washington. She has over 25 years experience in infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance related to the connection between antibiotic use in agriculture and resistant human infections. She has worked nationally and internationally on antimicrobial resistance with government agencies, members of food animal production systems, the pharmaceutical industry, universities, non-governmental organizations, physicians, veterinarians, and others. Dr. Hansen is particularly interested in the “One Health” approach to antimicrobial resistance, examining at the linkages between human health, animal health, and the environment. She is a member of the National Academy of Science Engineering and Medicine’s One Health working group. She began her veterinary career in the Diagnostic Laboratory at the Pennsylvania State University and spent 12 years in private veterinary practices in New York, North Carolina and Washington.

3:00
PM
to
3:50
PM

Lecture

— Professional Development,

Student Life

📍

Classic Center Room 6

with Dr. Matt Ascuitto

3:00
PM
to
3:50
PM

Lecture

— Miscellaneous,

Pain Management in 2019: Staying on the Edge

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Classic Center Room 7

with Dr. Mark Epstein

Beyond NSAID and opioids, there exists a vast formulary of adjunctive pain-modifying medications for use in dogs and cats. This session will explore the evidence re: injectable drugs with a focus on clinical applications (or not) of: tramadol, gabapentin, amantadine, amitriptyline, SS(N)RI, acetaminophen and others.

Dr. Epstein received his DVM from University of Georgia and is the Senior Partner and Medical Director of TotalBond Veterinary Hospitals and Carolinas Animal Pain Management, a small group of AAHA-accredited practices in the Charlotte & Gastonia NC area that received the Small Business of the Year Award from the Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2015. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine/Feline) and is a past-president of ABVP. He is certified by the Academy of Integrative Pain Management (AIPM), is recognized as a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner (CVPP) by the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, and is a past-president of IVAPM; he is currently President of the IVAPM Research & Scholarship Foundation. Dr. Epstein chaired the AAHA Senior Care Guidelines Task Force and co-Chaired the 2015 AAHA/AAFP Pain Management Guidelines Task Force. He, is published in journals* and textbooks**, is a national and international lecturer on the recognition, prevention, and treatment of pain in the veterinary clinical setting. He was a nominee for WVC’s 2016 Small Animal Continuing Educator of the Year, and locally, received the Gaston Regional Chamber’s Inspiration Award in 2018. * JAAHA; J Fel Med Surg; J Vet Int Med; Today’s Veterinary Practice; Israel J Vet Med; Topics in Comp Anim Med; Clinician’s Brief; DVM Newsmagazine; Today’s Veterinary Practice; Veterinaria (Italy); Vet Focus (UK) ** The Prevention and Management of Pain in Dogs, in Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Zink CM and van Dyke JB, Ed’s. Wiley-Blackwell, Ames, IA; 2013. Opioids, in Gaynor/Muir: Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management, 3rd Ed., pending

3:00
PM
to
3:50
PM

Lecture

— Companion Animal,

Surgery

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Classic Center Room 1

with Chad Schmiedt DVM, DACVS

The lecture will be an overview of feline renal transplantation, including screening and selection of recipients, donor concerns, surgical technique, outcomes, and possible complications

Dr. Chad Schmiedt received his DVM from the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000, followed by a one year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Tennessee and then a one year surgical internship at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center. Following his internships, Dr. Schmiedt completed a three year surgical residency at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Dr. Schmiedt was a Clinical Instructor at the University of Wisconsin for two years following his residency. In the summer of 2007, Dr. Schmiedt returned to UGA to join the Faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine as a soft tissue surgeon. Dr. Schmiedt is currently a Professor in the College. Dr. Schmiedt is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Dr. Schmiedt’s research interests include renal transplantation, renal disease, and clinical research in soft tissue surgery including oncologic and minimally invasive surgery.

4:00
PM
to
4:50
PM

Lecture

— Food Animal,

Employment

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Classic Center Room 2

with Brent Credille, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

The role of veterinarians in modern cattle production systems is changing at a rapid pace. The goal of this lecture is to provide an overview of how cattle production is evolving and the role that the modern production veterinarian will have in these systems.

Dr. Credille is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health in College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia and currently serves as Service Chief of the Field Services section of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. He completed his DVM training at UGA, an internship in livestock medicine and surgery at Colorado State University, Large Animal internal medicine residency and PhD in physiology/pharmacology at UGA. The goal of Dr. Credille's research program is to better understand the epidemiology, mechanisms, and impact of antimicrobial resistance in Mannheimia haemolytica. Additionally, his research program is evaluating the differences in immune responses to viral and bacterial respiratory pathogens in beef calves at high and low risk of developing BRD. Long term, he hopes to use the information he obtains from his studies to develop antimicrobial use and management strategies that improve the health and welfare of beef cattle throughout North America.

4:00
PM
to
4:50
PM

Lecture

— Equine,

Surgery

📍

Classic Center Room 3

with Earl M. Gaughan, DVM, DACVS

Managing a horse with colic from the field to referral. What information can be obtained and used to make good and timely decisions?

Dr. Earl Gaughan has extensive career experience in the field and classroom. Gaughan has worked for several equine practices, including Littleton Equine Medical Center where he was a clinical equine surgeon. His academic career started at Kansas State University where he spent 14 years including as the equine section head for the College of Veterinary Medicine. Earl also taught at Auburn University and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech. Gaughan received his doctorate of veterinary medicine from the University of Georgia and his equine surgery residency at New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University. He joined the Merck Animal Health team as an equine technical services veterinarian in 2013.

4:00
PM
to
4:50
PM

Lecture

— Exotics,

Surgery

📍

Classic Center Room 4

4:00
PM
to
4:50
PM

Lecture

— OneHealth,

Forensic Pathology

📍

Classic Center Room 5

with Doris M. Miller, DVM, PhD , DACVP

This lecture will define animal abuse, will describe what a veterinarian can look for in cases of abuse and non-accidental injury, who to report to, and will go over example cases of abuse and normal lesions.

Dr. Miller is a Professor of Veterinary Pathology and Associate Director of State Government Relations for the Athens and Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Athens, Georgia. Dr. Miller received her DVM and PhD degrees from the University of Georgia. She has been a board- certified veterinary pathologist at the University since 1981. She served as Director of the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory from 1989 to 2007. At UGA she has taught various courses to undergraduate , veterinary, and graduate students. She began the Human/Animal Bond program at the University of Georgia in 1984, at a time when the idea was just beginning to gather an interest in the veterinary community. Miller’s interests include forensic pathology and reproductive pathology. Several years ago Dr. Miller helped initiate and teach an elective Veterinary Forensic Pathology course to sophomore veterinary students – only the second such course offered in the United States at the time. She also now teaches an undergraduate Freshmen Odyssey course – Forensic CSI. She has worked closely with local and state crime scene investigators, veterinarians, law enforcement agents, attorneys and animal cruelty investigators. Dr. Miller is a liaison between the College and other organizations such as the Department of Agriculture, the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association and the CVM Alumni Association. She works closely with veterinarians and their legislators to improve communications and their relationship with the College and Diagnostic Laboratories to benefit their human and animal clients.

4:00
PM
to
4:50
PM

Lecture

— Professional Development,

Student Life

📍

Classic Center Room 6

with Heather Case, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, CAE

This presentation will cover the following areas in about 30 minutes: (1) Overview of the International Council for Veterinary Assessment (2) Item writer criteria and training (3) Item review (4) NAVLE administration and breakdown (5) NAVLE item performance analysis

Dr. Heather Case is the Chief Executive Officer of the International Council for Veterinary Assessment where she serves both a key strategic planning and day-to-day managerial role in the corporation. She is board certified in Veterinary Preventive Medicine and is a Certified Association Executive. She has been involved in organized veterinary medicine for the majority of her career. Her current volunteer positions include serving as the Veterinary Medical Association Executive’s representative to the AVMA’s Early Career Development Committee and she is also a member of the AVMF Board of Directors. Dr. Case is a native of Minnesota. She received her DVM degree from the University of Minnesota and completed an internship in large animal medicine and surgery at the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in Canada. After completing her internship, she entered private mixed animal practice in rural Minnesota focusing primarily on equine medicine and surgery. Following several years in practice she returned to the University of Minnesota to complete a veterinary public health residency, earning her Master of Public Health degree. While a resident, as a volunteer member of the AVMA's Veterinary Medical Assistance Team (VMAT), Dr. Case deployed to Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina where she served in logistics and as Commander of Shelter Veterinary Medicine for the Lamar Dixon Animal Shelter which housed over 10,000 animals during the 30-day operation. After completing her residency, she served as an AAAS/AVMA Congressional Fellow for a Member of Congress in Washington, DC. She went on to join the staff of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) originally as the National Coordinator of Emergency Preparedness and Response and then as Director of the Scientific Activities Division. Dr. Case joined the ICVA staff in July of 2014. Dr. Case is an avid Morgan Horse and Schipperke dog enthusiast.

4:00
PM
to
4:50
PM

Lecture

— Miscellaneous,

Pain Management in 2019: Staying on the Edge

📍

Classic Center Room 7

with Dr. Mark Epstein

The ripple effects of the opioid epidemic have reached the veterinary field and are not going away. This session will address the shortage of full-mu agonist opioids (mainly morphine, hydromorphone, fentanyl) and how our peri-operative protocols can adapt to this New Normal in veterinary medicine.

Dr. Epstein received his DVM from University of Georgia and is the Senior Partner and Medical Director of TotalBond Veterinary Hospitals and Carolinas Animal Pain Management, a small group of AAHA-accredited practices in the Charlotte & Gastonia NC area that received the Small Business of the Year Award from the Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2015. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine/Feline) and is a past-president of ABVP. He is certified by the Academy of Integrative Pain Management (AIPM), is recognized as a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner (CVPP) by the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, and is a past-president of IVAPM; he is currently President of the IVAPM Research & Scholarship Foundation. Dr. Epstein chaired the AAHA Senior Care Guidelines Task Force and co-Chaired the 2015 AAHA/AAFP Pain Management Guidelines Task Force. He, is published in journals* and textbooks**, is a national and international lecturer on the recognition, prevention, and treatment of pain in the veterinary clinical setting. He was a nominee for WVC’s 2016 Small Animal Continuing Educator of the Year, and locally, received the Gaston Regional Chamber’s Inspiration Award in 2018. * JAAHA; J Fel Med Surg; J Vet Int Med; Today’s Veterinary Practice; Israel J Vet Med; Topics in Comp Anim Med; Clinician’s Brief; DVM Newsmagazine; Today’s Veterinary Practice; Veterinaria (Italy); Vet Focus (UK) ** The Prevention and Management of Pain in Dogs, in Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Zink CM and van Dyke JB, Ed’s. Wiley-Blackwell, Ames, IA; 2013. Opioids, in Gaynor/Muir: Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management, 3rd Ed., pending

4:00
PM
to
4:50
PM

Monday

Jump to FRIDAY or SATURDAY or SUNDAY

Lecture

— Companion Animal,

Cardiology

📍

Classic Center Room 1

with Amanda E. Coleman, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

In both human and veterinary patients, transient loss of consciousness due to syncope may signal one of a wide range of conditions. Because differentiation from other causes of collapse can be difficult, and because treatment is nearly impossible without clear understanding of the underlying cause, careful and systematic consideration of the patient’s history and diagnostic findings is imperative. Following this discussion, the student will be able to define syncope and describe its distinguishing features. In addition, when presented with a syncopal patient, the student will be able to successfully develop a list of differential diagnoses and to design a rational diagnostic approach to the case.

Dr. Coleman is a graduate of the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed both her small animal rotating internship, and residency in cardiology, at North Carolina State University in 2011, and joined the faculty of the University of Georgia shortly thereafter.

9:00
AM
to
9:50
AM

Lecture

— Food Animal,

Therio

📍

Classic Center Room 2

with Lee Jones, DVM, MS

What once was referred to as a passing fad in cattle production has now become essential in the genetic progress of beef and dairy production. Advanced Reproductive Technologies or ART (embryo transfer and in vitro fertilization) have become essential management tools for progressive herds. Veterinarians play key roles in the implementation and success of these technologies.

Dr. Jones received his Masters of Science in cattle reproduction from UGA Department of Animal and Dairy Science in 1987. He worked as a Project Manager in Research and Development in an international livestock company until attending veterinary school at Colorado State University where he received his DVM in 1998. He worked as an associate veterinarian in Nebraska until starting his own reproductive veterinary services company serving equine and beef ranches in Nebraska. He joined the UGA CVM in 2010 where he teaches beef production and reproduction to veterinary students, serves as a case investigator for the Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and Extension Veterinarian for Georgia.

9:00
AM
to
9:50
AM

Lecture

— Equine,

Equine Dentistry

📍

Classic Center Room 3

with Michael Q. Lowder DVM, MS, Dipl. AVDC Equine, Cert. ZWD

Dr. Michael Q. Lowder is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Large Animal Medicine at The University of Georgia. Prior to that time, he was an Assistant Professor in the School of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee University from 1992 - 1996. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University in 1989 and Master of Science degrees from Auburn University in 1997 and Brigham Young University in 1985. A founding Diplomate of the AVDC Equine Specialty in 2014 and founding member for Certification in Zoo and Wildlife Dentistry 2017. Dr. Lowder is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the American Veterinary Dental Society and the American Association of Zoological Veterinarians. Dr. Lowder has authored many publications and book chapters, and has delivered numerous local, state, national and international presentations to veterinarians and horse owners. While mostly doing dental procedures on equine he also provides dental services for numerous zoo and conservation center on their collections of megavertebrates. In his spare time, he enjoys living on a farm with his family raising cattle and swine along with his bees.

9:00
AM
to
9:50
AM

Lecture

— Exotics,

📍

Classic Center Room 4

with Dr. Rodney

9:00
AM
to
9:50
AM

Lecture

— OneHealth,

Epidemiology

📍

Classic Center Room 5

with Brandy A. Burgess, DVM, MSc, PhD, DACVIM-LA, DACVPM

Veterinary practitioners are continually faced with the potential for exposure to infectious agents that may be harmful to themselves and/or their patients. This lecture will focus on risk management strategies that may be employed by veterinary practitioners with a focus on unique challenges faced in the field.

Brandy A. Burgess is currently an assistant professor of epidemiology and infection control in the Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine; and the Director of Infection Control and Biosecurity at the Veterinary Medical Center, University of Georgia, in Athens, Georgia. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University, followed by a Master of Science degree, internship and residency in large animal internal medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. She then completed a PhD in epidemiology and residency in infection control and biosecurity at Colorado State University. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. Dr. Burgess’ current research efforts focuses on four main themes: 1) Investigating the epidemiology and prevention of important potential pathogens in veterinary medicine and public health including the exploration of risk factors and rapid methods for detection; 2) Investigation of occupational risks associated with the training of veterinary personnel and with the practice of veterinary medicine; 3) Development of evidence-based risk management strategies for the prevention and control of important contagious and zoonotic pathogens in veterinary medicine; and 4) Creation of effective communications and learning tools for the education of veterinary personnel and the public.

9:00
AM
to
9:50
AM

Lecture

— OneHealth,

Emergency

📍

Classic Center Room 6

with Joanna Davis, DVM

1. Identify risks/vulnerabilities to disasters (natural, manmade, cyber). 2. Principles of preparedness and response for veterinarians, leadership during emergencies and roles of veterinarians. 3. Discuss basic organizational structure of how agencies, non-profits and other partners mitigate, prepare for and respond to disasters, and how disaster declarations may determine the extent of aid available post-disaster. 4. Offer guidance for providing value added services to clients by helping them to prepare pets for disasters 5. Action items to begin preparing practice and community for disasters.

After graduating from the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996, Dr. Joanna Davis worked as a mixed animal practitioner in South Georgia for 11 years, owning a practice for six years. In 2001, she was a veterinary responder for the UK Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak. From 2007-2015, she served as a field Veterinary Medical Officer with USDA APHIS Veterinary Services in South Georgia. Dr. Davis received a graduate certificate in Veterinary Homeland Security from Purdue University in 2012. She has also had the opportunity to travel to the Navajo Reservation in Arizona and Salem, India to participate in veterinary medical missions. In March, 2015, she became the Emergency Coordinator for Georgia and Florida. In 2015, she served as Deputy Operations Chief on the Avian Influenza outbreak in May 2015, and is the Liaison Officer for the 2016 New World Screwworm Outbreak in the Florida Keys. Each year, she coordinates and teaches the emergency preparedness course to second year veterinary students at UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She regularly works with both the Florida and Georgia Departments of Agriculture and Emergency Managers to prepare for and respond to disasters affecting animals. In September 2018, she traveled as a guest lecturer and facilitator for the APHIS FBI Criminology-epidemiology course delivered in Warsaw, Poland. 88 representatives from 7 countries attended the meeting. Dr. Davis is based out of the USDA APHIS office in Conyers, GA.

9:00
AM
to
9:50
AM

Lecture

— Miscellaneous,

NAVLE prep

📍

Classic Center Room 7

with Andrea Dover, DVM

Dr. Andrea Dover is a 1999 graduate of the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her veterinary career spans a broad range of settings including ER/CC, home hospice care, industry and education. Dr. Dover is the Medical & Program Director for VetPrep, the premiere online study resource for the NAVLE.

9:00
AM
to
9:50
AM

Lecture

— Companion Animal,

Infectious Disease

📍

Classic Center Room 1

with Steve Jones, DVM

This set of lectures provides a comprehensive description of the latest information on heartworm treatment, diagnosis and pathology. This information will be presented by 2 presenters: a clinician and a parasitologist.

Dr. Jones received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia in 1985. He is co-owner of Lakeside Animal Hospital, located in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, where he has practiced since 1985. He is married to Dawn and has two children, Stephen and Katherine. Dr. Jones has performed numerous clinical studies and has served in an advisory capacity for Pfizer, Elanco, Novartis, Merck, Virbac, Boehinger Ingleheim, Intervet-SP, and Merial. Dr. Jones has served the veterinary profession holding many board positions at the local, state and national level. He was named Veterinarian of the Year for the state of South Carolina in 2008 and presently serves as President of the American Heartworm Society. Dr. Jones has developed a strong interest in parasitology and a passion for veterinary medical photography

10:00
AM
to
10:50
AM

Lecture

— Food Animal,

Infectious Disease

📍

Classic Center Room 2

with Brandy A. Burgess, DVM, MSc, PhD, DACVIM-LA, DACVPM

Epidemiology is the study of the determinants of health and disease in populations with the goal of prevention. This lecture will provide an epidemiologic foundation upon which practitioners can develop proficiencies that are integral to the successful practice of veterinary medicine.

Dr. Burgess is currently an assistant professor of epidemiology and infection control in the Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine; and the Director of Infection Control and Biosecurity at the Veterinary Medical Center, University of Georgia, in Athens, Georgia. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University, followed by a Master of Science degree, internship and residency in large animal internal medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. She then completed a PhD in epidemiology and residency in infection control and biosecurity at Colorado State University. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. Dr. Burgess’ current research efforts focuses on four main themes: 1) Investigating the epidemiology and prevention of important potential pathogens in veterinary medicine and public health including the exploration of risk factors and rapid methods for detection; 2) Investigation of occupational risks associated with the training of veterinary personnel and with the practice of veterinary medicine; 3) Development of evidence-based risk management strategies for the prevention and control of important contagious and zoonotic pathogens in veterinary medicine; and 4) Creation of effective communications and learning tools for the education of veterinary personnel and the public.

10:00
AM
to
10:50
AM

Lecture

— Equine,

Vaccines

📍

Classic Center Room 3

with Amy Poulin Braim VMD, DACVS-LA

All horses face ongoing exposure to rabies, tetanus, West Nile, and Eastern and Western equine encephalomyelitis (EEE, WEE). Exposure cannot be prevented and these core equine diseases can have a fatal impact. Vaccination is the key to protection in horses. CORE EQ INNOVATOR® is the first and onlyvaccine to help protect against all potentially fatal core horse diseases in one injection and provides increased flexibility for individualized equine vaccine programs as all horses need to be protected against the core diseases annually. By dividing core and risk-based disease antigens into separate injections, risk-based vaccines can then be administered independently to meet the needs of each individual horse.

Dr. Poulin graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Animal Science in 2000 and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She then completed a multidisciplinary equine internship at Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center, followed by a three year equine surgical residency at the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She was awarded diplomat status by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2010. Dr. Poulin returned to the east coast as an Emergency Surgeon at Mid-Atlantic Equine followed by a surgical research position within the Global Surgery Group of Johnson & Johnson at Ethicon, Inc. Most recently, she has been in clinical private practice as an Associate Equine Surgeon and Ambulatory Clinician at Running 'S' Equine Veterinary Services in New Jersey. Dr. Poulin's clinical interests include upper level performance horse sports medicine and rehabilitation, advanced lameness diagnostics and treatment, assessment of poor performance, laparoscopic, orthopedic, laser and upper respiratory surgery and colic surgery. She has published numerous research articles on a variety of topics in peer-reviewed journals and lay magazines and has presented her research in a variety of platforms at the local, state and national level. She is a member of the Membership Engagement Committee of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and prior Chair of the Public Outreach Committee within the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. She has participated in several equitarian veterinary teams providing remote equine medical services to animals in Peru, Palau, Guam, Guatemala and the Navajo Nation. She also was part of the AAEP Veterinary Student Liaison team for WEG 2018. Horses have been a part of Dr. Poulin’s life from a very early age with her first lead line class at the age of 4. From the age of 6, she has leased, owned and showed hunters. She currently owns a 14 year old thoroughbred mare “Roxie”; a former racehorse and patient, who she rides and shows locally in the adult amateur hunter ring (when there is time, money & she’s not lame!). When not working or riding, Amy can be found with her husband & son hanging out with their four legged critters: dog “Cuddy” and cat “Marmolade”.

10:00
AM
to
10:50
AM

Lecture

— Exotics,

Handling

📍

Classic Center Room 4

10:00
AM
to
10:50
AM

Lecture

— OneHealth,

Bee Health

📍

Classic Center Room 5

with Lee Jones, DVM, MS

Confused about medicating Honey Bees? Don’t be! Even though the only entomology we get in vet school is how to protect our pets and livestock from pestering bugs or how to kill insects bothering our animals, controlling, preventing or treating diseases in bees isn’t that much different than other species. Dr. Jones provides a simple system to help veterinarians serve this important food producing industry. It can be a sweet part of your practice!

Dr. Lee Jones received his Masters of Science in cattle reproduction from UGA Department of Animal and Dairy Science in 1987. He worked as a Project Manager in Research and Development in an international livestock company until attending veterinary school at Colorado State University where he received his DVM in 1998. He worked as an associate veterinarian in Nebraska until starting his own reproductive veterinary services company serving equine and beef ranches in Nebraska. He joined the UGA CVM in 2010 where he teaches beef production and reproduction to veterinary students, serves as a case investigator for the Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and Extension Veterinarian for Georgia.

10:00
AM
to
10:50
AM

Lecture

— OneHealth,

Emergency

📍

Classic Center Room 5

with Joanna Davis, DVM

1. Consider risks of zoonotic and infectious diseases in veterinary clinics and how the risks can be mitigated to protect employees, patients and the public 2. Discuss levels of PPE (personal protective equipment) and how it can be practically utilized in a clinical setting 3. Explore biosecurity principles and how to incorporate principles into everyday practices

After graduating from the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996, Dr. Joanna Davis worked as a mixed animal practitioner in South Georgia for 11 years, owning a practice for six years. In 2001, she was a veterinary responder for the UK Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak. From 2007-2015, she served as a field Veterinary Medical Officer with USDA APHIS Veterinary Services in South Georgia. Dr. Davis received a graduate certificate in Veterinary Homeland Security from Purdue University in 2012. She has also had the opportunity to travel to the Navajo Reservation in Arizona and Salem, India to participate in veterinary medical missions. In March, 2015, she became the Emergency Coordinator for Georgia and Florida. In 2015, she served as Deputy Operations Chief on the Avian Influenza outbreak in May 2015, and is the Liaison Officer for the 2016 New World Screwworm Outbreak in the Florida Keys. Each year, she coordinates and teaches the emergency preparedness course to second year veterinary students at UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She regularly works with both the Florida and Georgia Departments of Agriculture and Emergency Managers to prepare for and respond to disasters affecting animals. In September 2018, she traveled as a guest lecturer and facilitator for the APHIS FBI Criminology-epidemiology course delivered in Warsaw, Poland. 88 representatives from 7 countries attended the meeting. Dr. Davis is based out of the USDA APHIS office in Conyers, GA.

10:00
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Lecture

— Miscellaneous,

Farm animals

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Classic Center Room 7

with Michael Q. Lowder DVM, MS, Dipl. AVDC Equine, Cert. ZWD

Dr. Michael Q. Lowder is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Large Animal Medicine at The University of Georgia. Prior to that time, he was an Assistant Professor in the School of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee University from 1992 - 1996. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University in 1989 and Master of Science degrees from Auburn University in 1997 and Brigham Young University in 1985. A founding Diplomate of the AVDC Equine Specialty in 2014 and founding member for Certification in Zoo and Wildlife Dentistry 2017. Dr. Lowder is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the American Veterinary Dental Society and the American Association of Zoological Veterinarians. Dr. Lowder has authored many publications and book chapters, and has delivered numerous local, state, national and international presentations to veterinarians and horse owners. While mostly doing dental procedures on equine he also provides dental services for numerous zoo and conservation center on their collections of megavertebrates. In his spare time, he enjoys living on a farm with his family raising cattle and swine along with his bees.

10:00
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Lecture

— Companion Animal,

Neuro

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Classic Center Room 1

with Renee Barber, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Neurology)

Case-based approach to common neurological emergencies

Dr. Barber is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Barber graduated from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. All of her further training has been at UGA, including a small animal rotating internship, PhD studying meningoencephalitis of unknown origin in dogs, neurology specialty internship, and neurology residency. Dr. Barber's research interests include translational multimodal brain tumor therapy and meningoencephalitis of unknown origin in dogs.

11:00
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Lecture

— Food Animal,

Infectious Disease

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Classic Center Room 2

with Laird Laurence, DVM

The use of two or more dewormers to ensure maximum benefit at deworming

Dr. Laurence graduated from Texas A & M University in the fall of 1978. After graduation, he worked in a mixed practice for 1 year, then opened his own mixed animal practice in Fredericksburg, Texas until 2015. In 2013, he became a Technical Service Veterinarian for Merck Animal Health.

11:00
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Lecture

— Equine,

infectious diseases

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Classic Center Room 3

with Amy Poulin Braim VMD, DACVS-LA

Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection caused by spirochetes belonging to Leptospira spp. Leptospirainterrogans serovar Pomona, known as L. pomona, ismost often associated with leptospirosis infections in horses in North America. L. pomona can colonize in the kidneys, be shed in the urine and cause horses to become septicemic. The bacteria are then circulated in the blood and can cause uveitis, or moon blindness (the most common cause of blindness in horses), as well as abortions and kidney failure. Kidney failure, especially in yearlings, can occur with renal infection associated with leptospirosis. Horses can become infected with leptospires through contact with urine from wildlife, cattle and dogs. Standing water and rainfall can pose an increased risk. LEPTO EQ INNOVATOR® is the first and only equine vaccine to help prevent leptospirosis. LEPTO EQ INNOVATOR helps prevent leptospiremia caused by L. pomona.

Dr. Poulin graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Animal Science in 2000 and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She then completed a multidisciplinary equine internship at Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center, followed by a three year equine surgical residency at the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She was awarded diplomat status by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2010. Dr. Poulin returned to the east coast as an Emergency Surgeon at Mid-Atlantic Equine followed by a surgical research position within the Global Surgery Group of Johnson & Johnson at Ethicon, Inc. Most recently, she has been in clinical private practice as an Associate Equine Surgeon and Ambulatory Clinician at Running 'S' Equine Veterinary Services in New Jersey. Dr. Poulin's clinical interests include upper level performance horse sports medicine and rehabilitation, advanced lameness diagnostics and treatment, assessment of poor performance, laparoscopic, orthopedic, laser and upper respiratory surgery and colic surgery. She has published numerous research articles on a variety of topics in peer-reviewed journals and lay magazines and has presented her research in a variety of platforms at the local, state and national level. She is a member of the Membership Engagement Committee of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and prior Chair of the Public Outreach Committee within the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. She has participated in several equitarian veterinary teams providing remote equine medical services to animals in Peru, Palau, Guam, Guatemala and the Navajo Nation. She also was part of the AAEP Veterinary Student Liaison team for WEG 2018. Horses have been a part of Dr. Poulin’s life from a very early age with her first lead line class at the age of 4. From the age of 6, she has leased, owned and showed hunters. She currently owns a 14 year old thoroughbred mare “Roxie”; a former racehorse and patient, who she rides and shows locally in the adult amateur hunter ring (when there is time, money & she’s not lame!). When not working or riding, Amy can be found with her husband & son hanging out with their four legged critters: dog “Cuddy” and cat “Marmolade”.

11:00
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Lecture

— Exotics,

Megavertebrate Dentistry

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Classic Center Room 4

with Michael Q. Lowder DVM, MS, Dipl. AVDC Equine, Cert. ZWD

Dr. Michael Q. Lowder is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Large Animal Medicine at The University of Georgia. Prior to that time, he was an Assistant Professor in the School of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee University from 1992 - 1996. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University in 1989 and Master of Science degrees from Auburn University in 1997 and Brigham Young University in 1985. A founding Diplomate of the AVDC Equine Specialty in 2014 and founding member for Certification in Zoo and Wildlife Dentistry 2017. Dr. Lowder is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the American Veterinary Dental Society and the American Association of Zoological Veterinarians. Dr. Lowder has authored many publications and book chapters, and has delivered numerous local, state, national and international presentations to veterinarians and horse owners. While mostly doing dental procedures on equine he also provides dental services for numerous zoo and conservation center on their collections of megavertebrates. In his spare time, he enjoys living on a farm with his family raising cattle and swine along with his bees.

11:00
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11:50
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Lecture

— OneHealth,

Epidemiology

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Classic Center Room 5

with Brandy Burgess

Brandy A. Burgess is currently an assistant professor of epidemiology and infection control in the Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine; and the Director of Infection Control and Biosecurity at the Veterinary Medical Center, University of Georgia, in Athens, Georgia. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University, followed by a Master of Science degree, internship and residency in large animal internal medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. She then completed a PhD in epidemiology and residency in infection control and biosecurity at Colorado State University. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. Dr. Burgess’ current research efforts focuses on four main themes: 1) Investigating the epidemiology and prevention of important potential pathogens in veterinary medicine and public health including the exploration of risk factors and rapid methods for detection; 2) Investigation of occupational risks associated with the training of veterinary personnel and with the practice of veterinary medicine; 3) Development of evidence-based risk management strategies for the prevention and control of important contagious and zoonotic pathogens in veterinary medicine; and 4) Creation of effective communications and learning tools for the education of veterinary personnel and the public.

11:00
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Lecture

— Professional Development,

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Classic Center Room 6

11:00
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11:50
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Lecture

— Miscellaneous,

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Classic Center Room 7

with Joe Bartges

11:00
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11:50
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Lecture

— Companion Animal,

Oncology

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Classic Center Room 1

Corey Saba

2:00
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2:50
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Lecture

— Food Animal,

Nutrition

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Classic Center Room 2

with Pedro Melendez, DVM, MS, PhD

2:00
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2:50
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Lecture

— Equine,

Internal Medicine

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Classic Center Room 3

with Clare Ryan

2:00
PM
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2:50
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Lecture

— Exotics,

Endoscopy

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Classic Center Room 4

with Steve Divers

2:00
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Lecture

— OneHealth,

TBD

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Classic Center Room 5

with C. Stephen Roney DVM, MAM, ACPV

How the recent reduction or elimination of antimicrobials have affected the commercial poultry industry and some comments on what we might expect in the future resulting from these practices.

Dr. Steve Roney earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1981 and a Master’s of Avian Medicine from the University of Georgia in 1987. During Dr. Roney’s 32 years in poultry medicine, he has worked in technical services with both vaccine and pharmaceutical allied companies. He has also worked more than nine years as a production veterinarian with two different broiler integrators where he was in charge of all aspects of poultry health programs for the companies. Dr. Roney is the former Senior Coordinator of the USDA’s National Poultry Improvement Plan in Conyers, Georgia, a cooperative Industry-State-Federal Program devoted to elimination and control of specific diseases of poultry breeders as well as administration of the Notifiable Avian Influenza program. He is now a Clinical Associate Professor of Avian Medicine at the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center with the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Roney has authored or co-authored twelve scientific articles and has given more than 75 scientific presentations at professional meetings throughout the world. He is Board Certified by the American College of Poultry Veterinarians.

2:00
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Lecture

— Professional Development,

Careers in Academia/Industry

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Classic Center Room 6

with Earl M. Gaughan, DVM, Diplomate ACVS

A journey through practice, academia and the animal health industry – with ideas on how to look for a job, how to find out what’s out there, and how to (and not to) interview.

Dr. Earl Gaughan has extensive career experience in the field and classroom. Gaughan has worked for several equine practices, including Littleton Equine Medical Center where he was a clinical equine surgeon. His academic career started at Kansas State University where he spent 14 years including as the equine section head for the College of Veterinary Medicine. Earl also taught at Auburn University and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech. Gaughan received his doctorate of veterinary medicine from the University of Georgia and his equine surgery residency at New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University. He joined the Merck Animal Health team as an equine technical services veterinarian in 2013

2:00
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Lecture

— Miscellaneous,

📍

Classic Center Room 7

2:00
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to
2:50
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Lecture

— Companion Animal,

Oncology

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Classic Center Room 1

with Corey Saba

3:00
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3:50
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Lecture

— Food Animal,

Anesthesia

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Classic Center Room 2

with Sakai

3:00
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3:50
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Lecture

— Equine,

Neurology

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Classic Center Room 3

with Clare Ryan

3:00
PM
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3:50
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Lecture

— Exotics,

Radiology

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Classic Center Room 4

with Dr. Jennifer Ruby, Dr. Jessica Comolli

3:00
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3:50
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Lecture

— OneHealth,

Epidemiology

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Classic Center Room 5

with Cherie L. Drenzek, DVM, MS

3:00
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3:50
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Lecture

— Professional Development,

Careers in Academia

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Classic Center Room 2

with Kevin M. Clarke, DVM, DACVS; Joe Bartges DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN

Dr. Kevin M. Clarke is from Lexington, KY and earned his B.A. in Biology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine from Transylvania University in 1984. After receiving his DVM in 1988 from Auburn University, he completed an internship at the University of Minnesota in 1988-89. He completed a residency in small animal surgery at Purdue University in 1993. He joined the faculty at Mississippi State University until 1988 when he then joined the faculty at Purdue University where he remained until 2005. He then joined a surgical specialty practice in Cary NC where he remained until joining the faculty at the University of Georgia in 2012. He has co-authored several articles and book chapters. He has been recognized with the Outstanding Clinical Teacher in 1992 and 1993, Carl A. Osborne Clinical Investigator Award in 1993, 1996 Norden Distinguished Teaching Award, 1997 Dean's Pegasus Award for Teaching Excellence, 2000 National AVMA Award for Teaching Excellence, 2002 Purdue Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence, 2005 Purdue Award for Teaching Excellence, 2014 A.M Mills Distinguished Teaching Award, 2014 and 2015 UGA-CVM Outstanding Teacher Award, and the 2015 Zoetis Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Joe Bartges is from West Virginia and a graduate of Marshall University. After receiving his DVM in 1987 from the University of Georgia, he completed an internship and dual residency in internal medicine and nutrition and a PhD from the University of Minnesota in 1993. He joined the faculty at the University of Georgia and in 1987 joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee where he remained until 2015. At Tennessee, he was Professor of Medicine and Nutrition, held the Acree Endowed Chair of Small Animal Research, and served as interim department head. He was internist, nutritionist, and academic director at Cornell University Veterinary Specialists in Stamford CT and was an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine at Cornell University. He joined the faculty at The University of Georgia in 2016 and is currently Professor of Medicine and Nutrition in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. He is board certified in small animal internal medicine and nutrition. He is a past president of the American Society of Veterinary Nephrology and Urology and is associate editor for the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Bartges is internationally known for his research and publications in veterinary nephrology and urology and nutrition. He has published over 350 peer reviewed manuscripts, research abstracts, review articles, and book chapters and is the primary editor of Nephrology and Urology of Small Animals with Dr. Dave Polzin. He has spoken at over 250 meetings including many international. He is a consultant for the Urinary and Nutrition boards with the Veterinary Information Network. He is focused on minimally invasive procedures and on clinical research in urinary tract diseases and nutrition.

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3:50
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Lecture

— Miscellaneous,

Anesthesia

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Classic Center Room 7

Anne Anne Marie McPartlin, LVT

Veterinary field medicine can sometimes be correlated with diminished care due to limited resources. We’ll discuss considerations and reaching goals in anesthesia/analgesia protocols that provide high quality care to our small animal patients. We’ll examine drug effects, multimodal analgesia, and protocol design with case examples from the field.

Anne Marie McPartlin is a program coordinator and licensed veterinary technicianwith Rural Area Veterinary Services (RAVS). She graduated from a 3 year program in veterinary technology at St. Lawrence College, Kingston, ON in 1994 and completed a one year internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York in 1995. She has worked in numerous teaching hospitals including the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Florida Small Animal Hospital, and Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine. She discovered RAVS as a volunteer in 2010 which invigorated her career in the pursuit of veterinary field and shelter medicine. The travel of field clinics blended synergistically with her gypsy lifestyle and she joined RAVS full time in 2015. Her recent move to Georgia from New York marks her 34th moving experience.

3:00
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Lecture

— Companion Animal,

Ophthalmology

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Classic Center Room 1

with Kathern Myrna DVM, MS, DACVO

Sudden blindness is a frightening event for pet owners and can present a diagnostic challenge for practitioners. In this session I will review the causes of sudden blindness. We will also discuss ways to differentiate emergency referrals from cases that can wait. Lastly we will review some clinical cases. The aim of this lecture will be to review the primary causes of acute blindness; to review simple diagnostics that can improve diagnosis in private practice; and to review the basics of pupillary light response, dazzle reflex and other neurodiagnostics.

Dr. Myrna has a BA from Vassar College and received her DVM from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She completed a 1-year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, and went on to complete a 1-year specialty internship at Angell Animal Medical Center – Western New England. Dr. Myrna then completed a Residency in Comparative Ophthalmology and obtained a Master of Science in Comparative Biomedical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Myrna has been teaching at the University of Georgia for the past eight years where she has been recognized for her teaching and engaging lecture style through the Zoetis Distinguished Teaching award, multiple student teaching awards and a Lilly Teaching Fellowship. Dr. Myrna’s research focuses on corneal wound healing as well as the role of tear cortisol levels on ocular health. She has authored or co-authored over 20 research abstracts and journal articles as well as multiple book chapters.

4:00
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Lecture

— Food Animal,

Anesthesia

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Classic Center Room 2

with Dr. Rachel Reed, DVM, DACVAA

Anesthesia of ruminants and pseudoruminants can be challenging for a variety of reasons. This lecture will address the challenges and complications associated with anesthesia of these species and provide some tips for successful anesthetic management.

Dr. Reed received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from North Carolina State University of College of Veterinary Medicine before entering mixed animal private practice for two years. She then pursued a residency in veterinary anesthesia and analgesia at the University of Tennessee, finishing in 2016. Dr. Reed is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia and has a special interest in large animal anesthesia and analgesia.

4:00
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4:50
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Lecture

— Equine,

Ophthalmology

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Classic Center Room 3

with Sarah Czerwinski DVM, Diplomate ACVO

Ophthalmic disease is very common in the horse. This lecture will briefly review equine ophthalmic anatomy and physiology, and discuss diseases such as corneal ulceration, deep stromal abscess, squamous cell carcinoma, and equine recurrent uveitis.

Dr. Sarah Czerwinski graduated from veterinary school at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2010. She completed a rotating internship in equine medicine and surgery in Alberta, Canada, and an internal medicine fellowship in Lexington, KY. She then completed a residency in comparative veterinary ophthalmology at the University of Florida. Following 1.5 years in private practice, Dr. Czerwinski joined the ophthalmology team at the University of Georgia where she has continued to pursue her passion for equine ophthalmology. Her interests outside of work include horseback riding, traveling, and spending time with her Jack Russell terrier, Basil.

4:00
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4:50
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Lecture

— Exotics,

Anesthesia

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Classic Center Room 4

with Escobar

4:00
PM
to
4:50
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Lecture

— OneHealth,

TBD

📍

Classic Center Room 5

with Vets 4 Pets and People

4:00
PM
to
4:50
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Lecture

— Professional Development,

📍

Classic Center Room 6

with Dr. Dani Lap of Love

4:00
PM
to
4:50
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Lecture

— Miscellaneous,

📍

Classic Center Room 7

4:00
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4:50
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