Presenter: Dr. Tricia Tai, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) Topic: Neurology: Seizures, and CBD, and THC- oh
Presenter: Dr. Tricia Tai, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Topic: Neurology: Seizures, and CBD, and THC- oh my!
Attendees will receive one hour of California Statutorily Approved CE
BIO summary: I graduated from Iowa State Veterinary School in 2010. Completed my rotating internship at VCA California Animal Hospital and went on to pursue a neurology residency at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Florida. Being a native of California, I was very excited to return to VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital. While I do enjoy all aspects of neurology, my main interest lies in neurosurgery particularly diseases of the spine.
Topic objective: Epilepsy (don’t have a good title yet ha) – it’ll be pretty straightforward and broad. There hasn’t been that much new stuff on epilepsy.
Brief discussion of the pathophysiology behind seizures; discuss the different causes for seizures, as well as different medication options; I will probably briefly touch upon the hot topic of CBD/THC.
How to Save a Life- Compassion Fatigue and Suicide Prevention Did you know? Compassion fatigue
How to Save a Life- Compassion Fatigue and Suicide Prevention
Compassion fatigue is a broadly defined concept
that can include emotional, physical, and spiritual
distress in those providing care to another. It is
associated with caregiving where people or animals
are experiencing significant emotional or physical
pain and suffering.
– Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project
Subject: Novel & Unexpected Medical Evidence of The Canine Urine Microbiome: The End of Koch’s Postulates The participants will be learning about the limitations
Subject: Novel & Unexpected Medical Evidence of The Canine Urine Microbiome: The End of Koch’s Postulates
The participants will be learning about the limitations of culture-based diagnostics, specifically for the detection of UTIs in dogs. Focus of the talk are the advantages of using a next generation DNA sequencing approach to detect and quantify aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, their antibiotic resistance genes, and fungi populations coexisting in the urine environment. Furthermore, etiological agents of human UTIs will be discussed revealing surprising connections between food-born disease and UTIs”.
Approved for One hour of California Statutorily Approved CE
Speaker: Tonatiuh Melgarejo, DVM, MS, PhD, Professor Translational Medicine & Antimicrobial Resistance
DVM, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City
MS, Clinical Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
PhD, Pathobiology, Purdue University,West Lafayette, Indiana
Research program seeks to provide templates for new anti-microbials to treat clinically relevant infections. Also pursuing valuable mechanistic insight on specific host-pathogen interactions. The laboratory is seeking to not only identify bold solutions to slow resistance to conventional antibiotics by boosting development of novel antibacterials and also finding tangible immunomodulatory strategies for development of antimicrobial alternatives.
Topic: Emerging Feline Endocrine Disease In this session we will review the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of acromegaly and primary hyperaldosteronism in cats. Approved
Topic: Emerging Feline Endocrine Disease
In this session we will review the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of acromegaly and primary hyperaldosteronism in cats.
Approved for 1 hour live and interactive CA statutory CE credit
Speaker: Dr. David Bryuette, DVM, DACVIM
Bio: Dr. David Bruyette received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Missouri. Subsequently, he completed an internship at Purdue University and residency in internal medicine at the University of California-Davis. He was a staff internist at the West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group and a member of the Department of Comparative Medicine at Stanford University. Dr. Bruyette was an Assistant Professor and Head of Internal Medicine at Kansas State University and Director of the Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at Kansas State. He was most recently Medical Director of the VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, one of the largest 24-hour emergency/specialty practices in the country. Dr. Bruyette is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and a member of the Endocrine Society.
Currently Dr. Bruyette is the Chief Medical Officer for Anivive Lifesciences.
Dr. Karryssa Fendersonksfenderson@ucdavis.edu
Topic: So there is no confusion…..It’s About Perfusion! ; Speaker: Steve Graff DVM; Sponsor: Dechra Veterinary Products Click
Topic: So there is no confusion…..It’s About Perfusion! ;
Speaker: Steve Graff DVM;
Sponsor: Dechra Veterinary Products
1 hour of California Statutorily Approved CE
Training on the Most Important Appointment: The Euthanasia After contacting over 28 hospitals, I discovered that many team members have a difficult time
Training on the Most Important Appointment: The Euthanasia
After contacting over 28 hospitals, I discovered that many team members have a difficult time in communicating with clients regarding euthanasia. Many of them are awkward and do not convey empathy to the clients while they are making the most difficult appointment. In this presentation I discuss commonly made mistakes in the scheduling, the handling, and the communication during a euthanasia appointment. I discuss how managers can train their team members on having this difficult conversation. I also gibe tips and specific phrases of what team members can say to owners during this difficult time.
Approved for 1 hour California Statutorily Approved CE
Melissa Tompkins, BBS, CVPM, PHRca, CCFP; South Coast Veterinary Management Solutions
Melissa started working in the veterinary field 17 years ago, starting out as a tech assistant/receptionist. She worked her way up to become a practice manager in 2005 and never looked back. She has worked in general practice (Feline Only), specialty, and emergency.
She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Cal Poly Pomona, became a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager in 2011, and received her PHRca certification in 2020. Recently, she became a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional, and is now helping hospital s deal with burnout and compassion fatigue. She also owns her own consulting business, South Coast Veterinary Management Solutions so she can help multiple hospitals.
She is a published author of multiple articles and has also been a speaker at several annual conferences and symposiums. Melissa is highly active within the local veterinary community co-founding the North Orange County Veterinary Hospital manager group. She loves helping other managers and team members grown within the veterinary profession. In 2018 she was the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association’s Paraprofessional of the year.
Wound Management Speaker: Dr. Jerrold Bausman, DVM (Practice Limited to Surgery) Approved
Speaker: Dr. Jerrold Bausman, DVM (Practice Limited to Surgery)
Approved for 1 hour California Statutory Approved CEU
Dr. Valerie Wilesvwiles@vetcancergroup.com
“Antipruritic Drugs 2020, Approach to the Itchy Dog” This session will compare the use of Apoquel, Atopica and Cytopoint for management of pruritus
“Antipruritic Drugs 2020, Approach to the Itchy Dog”
This session will compare the use of Apoquel, Atopica and Cytopoint for management of pruritus in allergic dogs. Tips on maximizing effectiveness will be presented.
Dr. Craig Griffin is a graduate of Cornell University and had his residency at the University of California, Davis. A board-certified veterinary dermatologist, he founded Animal Dermatology Clinic in 1980 and continues to receive cases in the San Diego location.
Dr. Griffin is a frequent lecturer and clinical instructor of veterinary dermatology and has had many articles and books published on small animal skin disease. In addition, he is the coauthor of Muller & Kirk’s Small Animal Dermatology, 5th through 7th editions, and a co-editor of Current Veterinary Dermatology: The Science and Art of Therapy.
Dr. Griffin received the American College of Veterinary Dermatology Award for Excellence for outstanding contributions in veterinary dermatology.
Topic: Dentistry/Oral Masses Speaker: Jenna N. Winer, DVM Approved for 1 hour California Statutory CEU
Topic: Dentistry/Oral Masses
Speaker: Jenna N. Winer, DVM
Approved for 1 hour California Statutory CEU
Objective: In this lecture, the diagnostic approach to oral masses will be reviewed, including staging with oral tumor work-up. Different approaches to oral tumor biopsy will be emphasized. Mass diagnoses (benign versus malignant), treatment decisions, and treatment modalities will be reviewed. The overall goal of this discussion is to empower veterinarians to become more comfortable with potential diagnoses for oral masses and how to best ascertain a definitive diagnosis, which ultimately informs treatment options and prognosis for their cat and dog patients.
Bio: Dr. Jenna N. Winer graduated as a veterinarian from the University of California – Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She earned the distinction of graduating with the #1 rank academically in her veterinary class. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Winer obtained her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis.
Following graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Winer completed a one-year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery in Los Angeles at the Animal Specialty and Emergency Center (ASEC). She then returned to the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine for three years of advanced residency training in Dentistry and Oral Surgery. During her residency, Dr. Winer participated in many research projects & publications, including studies on feline chronic gingivostomatitis, the use of 3-D printing in maxillofacial surgery, and CT scan findings in dogs with retrobulbar disease.
Topic: Ophthalmology: " Tips and tricks in ophthalmic diagnostics” Approved for 1hr California Statutorily Approved CE
Topic: Ophthalmology: ” Tips and tricks in ophthalmic diagnostics”
Approved for 1hr California Statutorily Approved CE
The audience will be provided some practical techniques so that a veterinarian can more readily image the anterior segment, retina and posterior segments.
Joe Wolfer DVM DACVO
Ontario Veterinary College 1988. Residency in Ophthalmology Ontario Veterinary College 1992. American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists 1994. Owner Toronto Animal Eye Clinic till present.
To Pee or Not to Pee, That is the Problem How to Manage Urinary
To Pee or Not to Pee, That is the Problem
- How to Manage Urinary Stones
- Urinary Cases and Management Tips
- FIC- Tackling Lower Urinary Tract Signs
3 hours of LIVE INTERACTIVE California Statutorily Approved CE credits
Dr. Sheri Ross, DVM, PhD, DACVIM- UC Davis, Veterinary Medical Center SD
Mike Robbins, DVM, Practice Limited to Clinical Nutrition- Hills’ Pet Nutrition
Free for SCVMA Members; $99.00 for NON-SCVMA members
Limited to 150 attendees
There will be a $50 fee assessed if you RSVP and do not attend on 10/4/2020.
36 Hours CE https://washingtondc.vetshow.com/?utm_source=referral&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=scvma
7 (Wednesday) 8:00 am - 10 (Saturday) 5:00 pm
COVID Shocked? Safety, Morale, and Communication to Empower the Veterinary Team! 8:45 am- Welcome! 9:00 am-When
COVID Shocked? Safety, Morale, and Communication to Empower the Veterinary Team!
8:45 am- Welcome!
9:00 am-When an Unhappy Client Becomes an Abusive Client- How to Turn Them Around- Melissa Tompkins, BS, CVPM, CCFP
10:00 am-Courageous Conversations- Andrea Crabtree, BS, CVPM, SPHR, PHRca, CCFP
11:00 am- Staff Appreciation in Stressful Times: When Pizza alone doesn’t Satisfy- Ethel Pawlak
FREE for SCVMA and CaRVTA Members; $25 for NON-SCVMA/Non-CaRVTA members
3 hours of California Statutorily Approved CE
“Personalized Medicine and Compounding in California- The Dos- and Don’ts” Vinnie Dam, PharmD, MS, FACA, FACVP Compounding best practices to live by including legalities, quality
“Personalized Medicine and Compounding in California- The Dos- and Don’ts”
Vinnie Dam, PharmD, MS, FACA, FACVP Compounding best practices to live by including legalities, quality control, dosage forms, inventory management during uncertain times and meeting service expectations in the age of Amazon.
Approved for 1 hour California statutory CEU
Vinnie Dam, PharmD, MS, FACA, FACVP
With over 15 years of experience and as founder and director of two nationally-servicing vet compounding pharmacies, Dr. Vinnie Dam brings subject-matter expertise in business development and clinical opportunities in veterinary compounding. Dr. Dam received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles. He then earned his PharmD and MS in Regulatory Sciences from the University of Southern California. Dr. Dam is a member and fellow of both the American College of Apothecaries and American College of Veterinary Pharmacists. Additionally, Dr. Dam has worked as a pharmacy district manager for large corporations, compliance officer for a specialty pharmacy, and faculty member of a school of pharmacy.
Dr. Dam is the proud pet parent to Sophie, a brainy Klee Kai. Outside of work, Dr. Dam enjoys the outdoors and loves to spend time with his family fishing, skateboarding, and snowboarding.
Speaker: Dr. Douglass Esson, DAVCO Topic: Ophtho/TBA Sponsor: Veterinary Ophthalmic Consulting 1 hour California statutory approved CE
Speaker: Dr. Douglass Esson, DAVCO
Sponsor: Veterinary Ophthalmic Consulting
1 hour California statutory approved CE
Veterinary Dermatology Being Proactive: A Multimodal Approach for Success In this presentation we will review the
Being Proactive: A Multimodal Approach for Success
In this presentation we will review the appropriate diagnostic procedures when working up a patient presenting for a dermatologic condition and take a deeper dive into the pathophysiology of canine atopic dermatitis. We will then discuss a multi-modal approach to managing dermatologic conditions to help ensure successful treatment outcomes. A thorough understanding of active ingredients in shampoos and how they can augment one another for our veterinary patients as well as how to utilize other applications options such as sprays, mousses and wipes will round out the discussion.
Approved for 1 hour California Statutory Approved CE
Speaker: Dr. Julie Kluxdal
Dr. Julie Kluxdal is a 1998 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She spent eight years in clinical practice. Her practice experience includes canine, feline, emergency, exotic pet and wildlife medicine. Her career transitioned to the animal health industry when she accepted a position as a Field Technical Services Veterinarian in 2006 and most recently joined Dechra Veterinary Products as a Professional Services Veterinarian in November 2019. Outside of work Julie enjoys spending time outdoors with her family hiking and biking at home in California. When they can, they enjoy visiting other parts of the United States and the world. Her family includes her husband, son, a house full of cats and one snake.
Dr. Karryssa Fendersonksfenderson@ucdavis.edu
INFECTIOUS DISEASE PREVENTION: Frequently Asked Questions Click Here to Register MIKE LAPPIN, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
INFECTIOUS DISEASE PREVENTION: Frequently Asked Questions
MIKE LAPPIN, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
- Learn how to get more feline patients into your clinic for preventive health visits.
- Discuss the advantages of using vaccines as a “hook” for physical examination visits.
- Find out updates regarding flea- and tick-borne diseases, including which agent has the most zoonotic potential and how effective Lyme vaccines really are.
- Explore optimal infectious disease prevention techniques and tips.
- Dispel myths about feline vaccines, such as how quickly feline herpesvirus 1 (FHV-1) vaccines induce protection, whether modified-live feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia (FVRCP) vaccines affect polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay results, and how common injection-site sarcomas are.
- Learn the latest on canine infectious respiratory disease complex (CIRDC), including new and emerging pathogens.
Sunday, October 25, 2020
VIRTUALLY via ZOOM
Room available at 845 AM
Lectures 900 AM to 1100 AM
Brief break 950-1000 AM
Plenty of time for Q/A
2 hours LIVE INTERACTIVE CE credits
Registration is now open
FREE for SCVMA Members; $99 for NON-SCVMA members
Limited to 150 attendees. Thus, there will be $50 charge for those that register and DO NOT attend on 10/25/2020
16 Hours of CE Credits https://newyork.vetshow.com/#/?utm_source=referral&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=scvma
16 Hours of CE Credits
7th Annual AVSG CE Event
7th Annual AVSG CE Event
Now a Virtual Event
Lecture Topics/Titles TBA
3 hours of California Approved CE Credits
Space is limited to veterinarians and will be sold out
“Using Financial Statements to Grow Your Practice” Each business decision you make has a financial impact on your practice. Learn how to use
“Using Financial Statements to Grow Your Practice”
Each business decision you make has a financial impact on your practice. Learn how to use the right tools to optimize results. Learn to use your basic financial statements to improve your decision making skills and gain a “Plain English” understanding of basic business terminology. You will also learn the correct performance percentages derived from your financial statements.
Approved for 1 hour California Statutorily Approved CEU
Speaker: Bob Hyman
Founder, President, Diversified Veterinary Management
Bob entered the pet health profession in 1969 as a Practice Manager, and in 1974 became a Johnson & Johnson, veterinary sales representative, and then in 1979 he founded DVM Management a Tax, Accounting, and Business Advisory firm exclusively for DVMs. Since 1979, Bob Hyman has helped hundreds of Veterinarians achieve remarkable increases in productivity and profitability and achieve a higher quality of enjoyment with their practice ownership through the support of the DVM Family of Companies – DVM Management, DVM Practice Sales, and DVM Leasing.
Chas Hendricks Lecture Focus on Oncology- The Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer: Communicating Clearly and Confidently on Cancer to Clients
Chas Hendricks Lecture
Focus on Oncology- The Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer: Communicating Clearly and Confidently on Cancer to Clients
Featuring Dr. Sue Ettinger and representatives from Veterinary Cancer Group
Oncology- The Clinical and Communication Connection
Doors open at 8:30 am; Lectures start promptly at 9:00 am
FREE for SCVMA members before 11/10/2020
$199.00 for Non-SCVMA members
$199.00 for SCVMA members and Non-SCVMA members after 11/10/2020
There will be a $50.00 fee assessed to those that RSVP and do not attend
There will be a $50.00 fee assessed to those that cancel after 11/10/2020
Saturday, January 9, 2021 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM Dave and Buster’s 20 City Blvd. W. Ste. G-1 Orange, CA 92868 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Saturday, January 9, 2021
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Dave and Buster’s
20 City Blvd. W. Ste. G-1
Orange, CA 92868
Limited to 100 people
$100.00 at the door if space is available
Includes: Entry, food and bar PLUS
$1000.00 funny money to try your luck at the games,
Exchange your winnings for raffle tickets to win prizes
SCVMA Education and Scholarship Foundationmembershipdesk@scvma.org
Celebrating the Installation of President Dr. Raymond De Villa Oath of Office to the Board
Celebrating the Installation of President Dr. Raymond De Villa
Oath of Office to the Board of Trustees
Presentation of the: Don Mahan Award, Ginny Grant Award, Atlas Award (formerly Outstanding PP of the Year), Phill Steinhauer Award, Cortesse-Lippencott Award