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Learn more about the 2019 Fall Conference lectures and labs below. This page will be continuously updated as we receive additional session descriptions from the speakers.

 Chad Brown, DVM

"Be your Clinic's 'Go To' Anesthesia Technician"
 Part I - Do you want to be the technician that confidently monitors anesthesia? To be a "go to" technician, you must have a thorough understanding of the basics. Join us as we dive into a deeper understanding of the most common premeds and induction agents used in practice today.

"Be your Clinic's 'Go To' Anesthesia Technician" Part II - Let's face it - anesthesia can sometimes cause real stress! To be a "go to" Technician, you must be able to stay calm under the pressure. We will discuss tips and tricks on how to handle a multitude of different anesthesia scenarios such as monitoring pediatric patients, cardiac/liver/renal disease patients, etc. You don't want to miss it.

"Fill a Need - Adding Small Ruminants to your Small Animal Practice" - Do you have an interest in farm animals but want to stay indoors? Adding small ruminant medicine and surgery to a small animal clinic is much easier than one may think. Sometimes all it takes is a motivated veterinary technician willing to take the initiative.

"Utilizing LVT/RVTs in a Food Animal Practice"- The goal of this presentation is to explore areas where veterinary technicians can be utilized both in traditional veterinary practices as well as herd health/ production medicine practices. During our discussion, we will talk about the laws that must be followed when using an RVT as well as ways to utilize a technician to their (and the clinic's) fullest potential. 

"Hospital Hacks to Ensure a Happier Veterinary Team" - Veterinary medicine is hard. The demands on today's veterinary team seems to only  be getting more difficult to successfully accommodate. But fear not, my friends. This presentation is a compilation of the best practice management ideas from my visiting over 20 different veterinary clinics. Even 1 or 2 of these ideas, if implemented, can change your entire work environment by saving time and sanity.

 Dj Cannon, MPH, LVT

"Zoonosis - Exercise your Responsibility of the Emergence"

"Build Your Roadmap: Where do you want to go? Zoo? Research? Non-clinical?" Dj will share his experiences in zoo, wildlife, academia, outbreak investigations, politics and help you through creating your career plan with the "To-Do's" on how to get yourself there.

 Janyce Cooper, LVT

~*LAB*~ "Dental Nerve Blocks"

~*LAB*~ "Dental Radiology"


 Jaime Hicks, LVT, VTS-EVN

"Equine Emergencies"

 Leigh-Ann Horne, LVT

~*LAB*~ "Wildlife Bandaging" 


 Hanna Maskalkova, DVM, CVA COS

"Acupuncture and Alternative Medicine"


Emma Mason, LVT, KPA, CTP

"Fear Free Handling"

~*LAB*~ "Cooperative Care for Horses"

 Janice Raab, DVM, CVA

~*LAB*~ "Alternative Medicine / Acupuncture"


Sara Schillinger, DVM, DACVS

"Pain Management in Surgical Patients" 

 Angela Small, LVT

"Well-Being and Practice Morale / Teamwork" 

 Lark Walters, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

"Common Cancers in Cats & Dogs"


 Michelle Welch, Senior Assistant Attorney General

"State Animal Rescue and Response" 

Emily Westphal, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

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