GVMA Fall Convention - Sunday, November 8, 2015


7:30 - 8 am — registration



Small Animal


Veterinary Technician

Kristin McDonald, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Emergency Medicine
Garret Pachtinger, VMD, DACVECC

Soft Tissue Surgery
Karen M. Tobias, DVM, MS, DACVS

Mary Ann Vande Linde, DVM

Sponsored by IDEXX

Veterinary Technician

8 - 9:40 am Letting the cat out of the bag on feline cardiomyopathy

It’s more than just water and salt:  practical fluid therapy Congenital liver disease in small breed dogs Beyond the medicine—talking about money
Why am I doing this? How to talk to co-workers and clients about lab tests - Elizabeth Busch, DVM, DAVBP
9:40 - 10:20 am BREAK
10:20 am - noon Get with the beat!  ECG analysis and treatment of arrhythmias in dogs and cats

All bleeding stops eventually:  a criticalist’s approach to the hemoabdomen Wound management Walking the tight rope without a net - ethics in veterinary medicine Recognition of post-operative and acute pain in cats - Catherine Lane, DVM
Noon - 1:20 pm LUNCH
1:30 - 3:10 pm Lost your wind? Optimizing diagnosis and treatment of canine congestive heart failure Stayin' Alive: Update on CPR and the RECOVER initiative Urinary surgery Creating a safety net - medical communications, written, digital and otherwise A model for understanding behavioral styles - Kevin Owenby
3:10 - 3:20 pm BREAK
3:20 - 4:10 pm Effusion confusion? Causes of pericardial effusion, treatment and prognosis What to do when they turn blue:  emergency pearls of respiratory distress Respiratory surgery   A model for understanding behavioral styles - Kevin Owenby

 *GVMA has pledged to provide LEAP CE to its free of charge members and to RVTs with a member in the practice. On Sunday GVMA members have the opportunity to attend one of three free 2-hour LEAP CE sessions (registration is necessary for admission so we may ensure seat availability). Non GVMA members are also welcome to attend one LEAP CE session for $175.
Only two hours are free for members. If members or non members wish to attend more than one two-hour LEAP session a one-day registration is required.
For LEAP CE only registrants seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The GVMA reserves the right to discontinue free LEAP CE registration in the event of overcrowding.

**The GVMA is no longer accepting pre-registrations. Please register on-site Nov 6th.