Hands-On Workshops

Courses are listed in the day and time order of offering.

Cancer Cytology

Thursday, April 20, 2023, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Dr. Ravi Dhaliwal, DVM, DACVIM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice)

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Course Description:
This course is geared to ABVP Diplomates and Candidates who wish to increase their knowledge and expertise in clinical cytology. Through the use of lecture and slide navigation during the wet lab, participants will be given instruction on the discipline of reading a smear, systematically documenting the observation, interpretation of the findings and reaching a conclusive diagnosis. Each attendee if he or she wishes will be able to project one case via microscope on to a screen and determine the region of interest. At this point there will be a discussion on the case with the proctor and participants as well. Each participant will also have the case description with them and will document there pertinent findings for discussion. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Prepare an optimal smear
  • Recognize normal and abnormal appearance of the cells
  • Differentiate between inflammatory and neoplastic lesions
  • Recognize a pattern for sarcoma, carcinoma, round cell tumor, etc.
  • Recognize normal and abnormal appearance of the background
  • Brief pathogenesis of the disease process
  • Understand techniques of cytology interpretation

Your registration fee includes:

  • Lecture Proceedings
  • Discussion with the proctor before, during or after the labs for a specific case you wish to discuss
  • You are welcome to bring a case of you own which must have an established diagnosis, if time permits you are welcome to present your case as well

SOLD OUT Recover Rescuer CPR Certification Lab: Basic & Advanced Life Support

Thursday, April 20, 2023, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Price: $500
Speakers: Dr. Christine Klippen, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice, Fellow Emergency Practice & Dr. Libby Ramirez, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice), Fellow Emergency Practice

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Pre-Requisite REQUIRED. Attendee must complete the online 8.5 hour RACE-approved RECOVER BLS/ALS modules prior to the date of this workshop onsite in Baltimore.

Course Description: Learn how to maximize the changes of patient survival by training on the simulator and completing the RECOVER CPR Basic Life Support (BLS) & Advanced Life Support (ALS) Rescuer Certification! Through the efforts of over 100 veterinary specialists, an evidence-based veterinary CPR guidelines was created and made available. The RECOVER initiative directs its efforts at regularly updating the clinical guidelines, providing effective training and certification in a standardized method of performing veterinary CPR, and guiding research in veterinary resuscitation. This course will review key concepts and provide practical training using simulated scenarios of BLS. The ALS training is conducted with veterinary-specific simulation software coupled with a high-fidelity canine simulator mannequin. Completiong of the Rescuer BLS/ALS live-training modules takes approximately 6 hours with an assessment simulation included at the conclusion of the hands-on workshop. Participants will be provided with:

  • Digital certificate of completion for RECOVER CPR BLS & ALS Rescuer training
  • Digital “RECOVER Certified BLS 7 ALS Rescuer” badge
  • Access to BLS and ALS certified veterinary professional content on RECOVER website
  • Eligibility for certification as a RECOVER certified ALS Instructor®

Elective Altering for Exotic Companion Mammals

Thursday, April 20, 2023, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Price: $600
Speakers: Dr. Angela Lennox, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DABCP (Exotic Companion Mammal Practice), DECZM – Small Mammal & Dr. Krista Keller, DVM, DACZM

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Course Description: Elective altering of most exotic companion mammals is routine. Differences in anatomy and expectations for disease prevention provide an opportunity to select the ideal procedure for each individual patient. Retrospective studies comparing outcomes will be important to refine decision making for altering in these special species. The laboratory will present alternatives for altering both male and female exotic companion mammals, including flank ovariectomy and abdominal castration.

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Surgical Extractions in Canine & Feline

Saturday, April 22, 2023, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Price: $1475
Speaker: Dr. Ira Luskin, DVM, DAVDC, DEVDC

SOLD OUT Endo Ear: Enhanced Endoscopic Diagnosis & Intervention for Ear Disease in Small Animals

Saturday, April 22, 2023, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Price: $1475
Speaker: Dr. Munir Kureshi

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Course Objectives:

  • Understand the detailed anatomy and otopathology in the external and middle ear of companion animals.
  • Understand equipment requirements and set-up for the endoscopic approach to the ear.
  • Review over 30 disorders encountered in the external and middle ear and how to diagnose it endoscopically.
  • Understand the role of CT imaging and interpretation.
  • Practice endoscopic trans-canal washout and delivery of medicine including transtympanic injection in cadavers.
  • Practice endoscopic assisted ventral bulla osteotomy and dissection in cadavers.

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SOLD OUT Global FAST® (AFAST, TFAST, Vet BLUE®) Hands-On Scanning Workshop

Sunday, April 23, 2023, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Price: $850
Speaker: Dr. Gregory Lisciandro, DVM, DABVP, DACVECC

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This scanning workshop requires that the registrant take the first 7 lectures of Global FAST® including AFAST® (2 lectures), TFAST®, Vet BLUE®, Anaphylaxis®, and Global FAST® for Treatable Forms of Shock and CPR and Patient Monitoring and Volume Status. **ATTENDEES FOR THIS HANDS-ON WORKSHOP MUST SIT THROUGH ALL LECTURES IN THE FAST ULTRASOUND SERIES ON FRIDAY, APRIL 21. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN IN TO EACH LECTURE.**

Locoregional Nerve Block

Sunday, April 23, 2023, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Price: $500
Speakers: Dr. Bonnie Wright, DVM, DACVAA & Dr. Mark Epstein, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice)

Description forthcoming.