NUTRITION TRACK - 9:00am - 12:00pm
CARDIOLOGY TRACK - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
CLINICAL PATHOLOGY TRACK - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
5 Steps to Success
Would you like to increase your
confidence regarding nutrition recommendations? Are you interested in
improving how to navigate client objections? Dr. Allison Wara will lead
attendees through a five-step approach for developing successful
nutrition plans for small animal patients.
Throughout the morning, participants will also discuss several case studies that RVTs are likely to encounter.
Nutrition Advocacy in Action!
The final part of the morning general session will
feature local RVTs as they showcase various ways in which they've
implemented change in their respective practices by becoming a Nutrition
|What is this Rhythm I’m Seeing?? ECGs Simplified
The sheer thought of having to interpret an ECG can be downright nerve-wracking. It is a skills area that many RVTs avoid, wishing and hoping the knowledge would just somehow be infused into their brains. After learning a few simple techniques, this interactive session will hopefully simplify and demystify ECG interpretation for emergent cases, focusing on patterns associated with common cardiac, systemic, drug- and anesthesia-induced and fatal arrhythmias.
Heart and Lung Auscultation for the RVT
They say a person needs to listen to over 400 hearts before they are able to accurately describe what they are hearing. Measurable differences in hearing occur as the result of training, despite individual hearing sensitivity!! By incorporating a review of anatomy, proper auscultation techniques, as well as descriptions and audio clips of heart and lungs sounds, participants will hopefully come away from this session with a better understanding of how to listen to and describe what they are hearing.
Hematology and Cytology Review for RVTs: Getting the most out of diagnostic testing
Diagnostic testing can make up a large portion of the average veterinary
bill, whether these tests are part of routine health monitoring or part
of work-up for the sick patient. Therefore, getting the most out of
these tests is crucial. Although factors inherent to the tests
themselves are important, what happens at the time of sample
procurement, well before the tests are performed, can greatly affect
test outcome and interpretation. In this session, we will review
practical aspects of hematology and cytology, including the importance
of blood smear preparation and evaluation; the advantages and
limitations of cytopathology (i.es, Do’s and Don’ts); and proper
collection, preparation, and shipment of materials for cytological