Sunday 2.22.15
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  8:30-9:30a.m. 9:45-10:45 a.m. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 1:30–2:30p.m. 2:45–3:45p.m. 4-5p.m.

animal
behavior

600600. Behavior-Friendly Practice Tips
Lynne Seibert, B.S., DVM, M.S., Ph.D., DACVB
Veterinary hospitals can create behavior-friendly atmospheres to decrease anxiety for their patients. This session will discuss how to train team members to understand patient body language in order to identify and assist nervous patients. Other strategies to help reduce patients’ stress—including calming products (such as pheromones), humane handling techniques and client education—will also be covered.

Behavior-Friendly Practice Tips
L. Seibert
601601. Simple Steps for Managing Any Behavior Case
Lynne Seibert, B.S., DVM, M.S., Ph.D., DACVB
Managing behavior cases requires following several steps, starting with identifying treatment goals, followed by addressing safety, practicing avoidance of triggers, teaching foundation skills and managing the environment. This lecture will outline a step-by-step approach to management of any behavior complaint.

Simple Steps for Managing Any Behavior Case
L. Seibert
602602. Combination Drug Therapies in Behavior
Lynne Seibert, B.S., DVM, M.S., Ph.D., DACVB
Psychoactive medications are often used as adjunctive therapy for dogs and cats with behavior problems. Combination drug therapies are often helpful for patients with multiple issues, or for patients who fail to respond to monotherapy. In this session, clinical examples will be used to illustrate rational use of drug combinations in behavior therapy.

Combination Drug Therapies in Behavior
L. Seibert
603603. Alternative Therapies in Behavior
Lynne Seibert, B.S., DVM, M.S., Ph.D., DACVB

Alternative Therapies in Behavior
L. Seibert
604604. Environmental Management of Common Feline Behavior Problems
Lynne Seibert, B.S., DVM, M.S., Ph.D., DACVB
Many feline behavior problems can be addressed or improved with the provision of environmental resources. This session will discuss how house-soiling problems can be improved with specific litter box management adjustments, as well as environmental management of destructive and aggressive behaviors.

Environmental Management of Common Feline Behavior Problems
L. Seibert
605605. Improving Client Compliance with Behavior Plans
Lynne Seibert, B.S., DVM, M.S., Ph.D., DACVB
Client compliance in behavior modification plans is crucial for success. Specific communication styles will be discussed in this session, as well as tools to provide additional support for pet parents.

Improving Client Compliance with Behavior Plans
L. Seibert
equine
606606. Spray, Slather and Lather: Topical Therapy for Equine Dermatitis
Gwendolen Lorch, DVM, M.S., Ph.D., DACVD
This session will review ingredients and recommendations for the topical management of infectious and allergic dermatoses.

Spray, Slather and Lather: Topical Therapy for Equine Dermatitis
Lorch
607607. Add it to the Differential List! New Equine Dermatoses

This session will define clinical histories, signs, differentials and potential therapies of newly documented equine dermatoses.

Add it to the Differential List! New Equine Dermatoses
Lorch
608608. Allergen-Specific Immunotherapy for the Atopic Horse
Gwendolen Lorch, DVM, M.S., Ph.D., DACVD
This session will go over immunotherapy effects on the immune system, how to select allergens for vaccine inclusion, routes of vaccine administration, and advice for maximizing success with immunotherapy.

Allergen-Specific Immunotherapy for the Atopic Horse
Lorch
     
food
Animal
609609. Update on Contagious Mastitis: Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus agalactiae
John Middleton, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM
This session will provide a review an update on the two major Gram-positive contagious mastitis pathogens—Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus agalactiae—and discuss their epidemiology and implications for public health.

Update on Contagious Mastitis: S. Aureus and S. Agalactiae
Middleton
610610. Update on Coliform Mastitis
John Middleton, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM
This session will provide a review of and update on coliform mastitis, including a discussion of pathogen epidemiology, treatment approaches and prevention methods.

Update on Coliform Mastitis
Middleton
611611. Mastitis Treatment Failure: Is It the Bugs, Drugs or Us?
John Middleton, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM
This session will review the reasons for mastitis treatment failure, including host, pathogen, drug and human factors.

Mastitis Treatment Failure: Is It the Bugs, Drugs or Us?
Middleton
612612. HACCP: Drug Residue Prevention
Richard Wiley, DVM
This session will provide an overview of a successful bovine drug residue avoidance program that was first developed in Wisconsin and now is being made available in Ohio. Learn its overall elements, how some Ohio practitioners have already successfully put it into practice, and the process of bringing it into your dairy practice.

HACCP: Drug Residue Prevention
Wiley
   
holistic &
Integrative Medicine
613613-614. Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Basics
Doug Knueven, DVM, CVA, CVC, CVCH
In China, a very distinct system of medicine developed. The Chinese use concepts such as “the imbalance of Yin and Yang” and “the obstruction of the flow of Qi” to explain disease conditions in the body. They also have unique ideas about how the organs of the body function. In this two-part lecture, we will look beyond the Chinese medical stereotypes to get a basic understanding of the concepts of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) and how it can be applied to our patients.

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Basics, Part I
Knueven
614613-614. Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Basics
Doug Knueven, DVM, CVA, CVC, CVCH
In China, a very distinct system of medicine developed. The Chinese use concepts such as “the imbalance of Yin and Yang” and “the obstruction of the flow of Qi” to explain disease conditions in the body. They also have unique ideas about how the organs of the body function. In this two-part lecture, we will look beyond the Chinese medical stereotypes to get a basic understanding of the concepts of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) and how it can be applied to our patients.

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Basics, Part II
Knueven
615615. Chinese Herbs for Common Veterinary Conditions
Doug Knueven, DVM, CVA, CVC, CVCH
With the basics of TCVM under our belts, we will explore the complex world of Chinese herbal medicine in this session. Attendees will learn how Chinese herbal formulas can be used to treat common diseases encountered in a typical small animal practice.

Chinese Herbs for Common Veterinary Conditions
Knueven
616616-618. Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Food Therapy
Doug Knueven, DVM, CVA, CVC, CVCH
For the ancient Chinese, medicine was not something found at the pharmacy; it was a way of life. They understood that everything that goes into an organism’s body had an effect on its overall health. It is true that the Chinese did not have the same understanding of nutrition as we do—with importance placed on the balance of vitamins and minerals and now the value on nutrigenomics. However, the Chinese were way ahead of the West in their wisdom regarding the importance of food choices for health. In this three-part session, attendees will learn what the Chinese discovered about food energetics and how these ideas can be applied to pets.

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Food Therapy, Part I
Knueven
617616-618. Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Food Therapy
Doug Knueven, DVM, CVA, CVC, CVCH
For the ancient Chinese, medicine was not something found at the pharmacy; it was a way of life. They understood that everything that goes into an organism’s body had an effect on its overall health. It is true that the Chinese did not have the same understanding of nutrition as we do—with importance placed on the balance of vitamins and minerals and now the value on nutrigenomics. However, the Chinese were way ahead of the West in their wisdom regarding the importance of food choices for health. In this three-part session, attendees will learn what the Chinese discovered about food energetics and how these ideas can be applied to pets.

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Food Therapy, Part II
Knueven
618616-618. Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Food Therapy
Doug Knueven, DVM, CVA, CVC, CVCH
For the ancient Chinese, medicine was not something found at the pharmacy; it was a way of life. They understood that everything that goes into an organism’s body had an effect on its overall health. It is true that the Chinese did not have the same understanding of nutrition as we do—with importance placed on the balance of vitamins and minerals and now the value on nutrigenomics. However, the Chinese were way ahead of the West in their wisdom regarding the importance of food choices for health. In this three-part session, attendees will learn what the Chinese discovered about food energetics and how these ideas can be applied to pets.

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Food Therapy, Part III
Knueven

pet animal
Cardiology

619619-621. Feline Cardiovascular Diseases
John Bonagura, DACVIM, DVM, M.S.
This three-part session will be a comprehensive review of acquired cardiovascular diseases of the cat. Collectively, this presentation will consider the causes of feline cardiac and vascular disease, the clinical approach to diagnosis, and management strategies. In part one, causes and diagnosis of feline heart diseases will be emphasized. Diagnostic tests used in feline cardiology and the approach to the cat with a cardiac murmur will be emphasized in session two. Finally, in part three, management of acute and chronic congestive heart failure, prevention and treatment of arterial thromboembolism, and management of systemic hypertension will be covered.

Feline Cardiovascular Diseases, Part I
Bonagura
620619-621. Feline Cardiovascular Diseases
John Bonagura, DACVIM, DVM, M.S.
This three-part session will be a comprehensive review of acquired cardiovascular diseases of the cat. Collectively, this presentation will consider the causes of feline cardiac and vascular disease, the clinical approach to diagnosis, and management strategies. In part one, causes and diagnosis of feline heart diseases will be emphasized. Diagnostic tests used in feline cardiology and the approach to the cat with a cardiac murmur will be emphasized in session two. Finally, in part three, management of acute and chronic congestive heart failure, prevention and treatment of arterial thromboembolism, and management of systemic hypertension will be covered.

Feline Cardiovascular Diseases, Part II
Bonagura
621619-621. Feline Cardiovascular Diseases
John Bonagura, DACVIM, DVM, M.S.
This three-part session will be a comprehensive review of acquired cardiovascular diseases of the cat. Collectively, this presentation will consider the causes of feline cardiac and vascular disease, the clinical approach to diagnosis, and management strategies. In part one, causes and diagnosis of feline heart diseases will be emphasized. Diagnostic tests used in feline cardiology and the approach to the cat with a cardiac murmur will be emphasized in session two. Finally, in part three, management of acute and chronic congestive heart failure, prevention and treatment of arterial thromboembolism, and management of systemic hypertension will be covered.

Feline Cardiovascular Diseases, Part III
Bonagura
622622-624. Management of Acquired Heart Diseases in the Dog
John Bonagura, DACVIM, DVM, M.S.
This three-part session will be a comprehensive review of acquired heart disease in the dog and will offer practical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of the most important canine cardiac disorders. Diagnostic pointers and therapy of preclinical cardiac disease, acute congestive heart failure, and chronic heart failure will be described in detail, with case vignettes to illustrate important clinical points. This session will also emphasize selection and practical use of cardiovascular drugs, as well as causes and diagnosis of acquired heart diseases and heart failure in dogs.

Management of Acquired Heart Diseases in the Dog, Part I
Bonagura
623622-624. Management of Acquired Heart Diseases in the Dog
John Bonagura, DACVIM, DVM, M.S.
This three-part session will be a comprehensive review of acquired heart disease in the dog and will offer practical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of the most important canine cardiac disorders. Diagnostic pointers and therapy of preclinical cardiac disease, acute congestive heart failure, and chronic heart failure will be described in detail, with case vignettes to illustrate important clinical points. This session will also emphasize selection and practical use of cardiovascular drugs, as well as causes and diagnosis of acquired heart diseases and heart failure in dogs.

Management of Acquired Heart Diseases in the Dog, Part II
Bonagura
624622-624. Management of Acquired Heart Diseases in the Dog
John Bonagura, DACVIM, DVM, M.S.
This three-part session will be a comprehensive review of acquired heart disease in the dog and will offer practical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of the most important canine cardiac disorders. Diagnostic pointers and therapy of preclinical cardiac disease, acute congestive heart failure, and chronic heart failure will be described in detail, with case vignettes to illustrate important clinical points. This session will also emphasize selection and practical use of cardiovascular drugs, as well as causes and diagnosis of acquired heart diseases and heart failure in dogs.

Management of Acquired Heart Diseases in the Dog, Part III
Bonagura
  8:30-9:30a.m. 9:45-10:45 a.m. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 1:30–2:30p.m. 2:45–3:45p.m. 4-5p.m.
pet animal
Infectious disease
625625. Feline Bartonellosis: What Do We Really Know?
Lynn Guptill, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM
Feline bartonellosis has been recognized for 20 years, and Bartonella infections are common in domestic cats worldwide. Bartonella research is an active area, and new information is published regularly. This talk will review current knowledge of feline bartonellosis, including what clinical syndromes may be attributed to Bartonella infections of cats, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of feline bartonellosis in dogs and cats.

Feline Bartonellosis: What Do We Really Know?
Guptill
626626. Systemic Fungal Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment
Lynn Guptill, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM
Systemic fungal infections are a common problem for dogs and cats. Many of the etiologic agents are considered zoonotic, though direct transmission from pet animals to humans is rare. Systemic fungal infections can be difficult to diagnose and to treat, often requiring multiple diagnostic tests to arrive at a definitive diagnosis and many months of relatively expensive medications for effective treatment. This session will provide a brief overview of several common systemic mycoses, discuss diagnostic testing and recent updates, and review treatment options and recent updates.

Systemic Fungal Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment
Guptill
627627. Leptospirosis is Everywhere!
Lynn Guptill, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM
Canine leptospirosis continues to be a common disease and a diagnostic challenge. Leptospirosis should be considered as a differential diagnosis for many clinical presentations—not just in dogs with acute renal failure and/or hepatic disease. This talk will include discussion of the changing epidemiology of canine leptospirosis and how that information can help us to more readily recognize patients that may have leptospirosis. Recognizing leptospirosis is important not just for the health and well-being of our patients, but also for their human companions.

Leptospirosis is Everywhere!
Guptill
628628. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Infections in Dogs and Cats
Lynn Guptill, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus (MRS) infections and carriage in cats and dogs is an emerging problem in veterinary medicine. Over the past few years, there appears to have been a dramatic increase in the prevalence and recognition of MRS infections in veterinary patients—and in our appreciation of the potential for healthy animals to carry MRS. This session will provide a synopsis of the current understanding of MRS in cats and dogs, as well as practical procedures for minimizing the impact of these organisms on the health of our patients and clients.

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Infections in Dogs and Cats
Guptill
629629. Infection Control and Your Practice: How Are You Doing?
Lynn Guptill, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM
Veterinarians and hospital staff are obligated and expected to provide education about and protection from transmission of pathogens among animal patients, and between animal patients and human beings (veterinary staff, owners and others) who come into contact with infected animals. Veterinary hospitals of all sizes need to develop and implement infection control plans that are regularly updated and provide ongoing related education. This lecture will focus on practical infection control for veterinary practices.

Infection Control and Your Practice: How Are You Doing?
Guptill
630630. Pets and Their Immunocompromised Humans: Facts, Myths and Practical Precautions
Lynn Guptill, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM
All veterinarians serve immunocompromised pet owners; as such, they will be called on to provide education for their immunocompromised clients and excellent healthcare for the pets belonging to those clients. This session will provide an overview of challenges that immunocompromised pet owners may face and address development of health maintenance plans for pets belonging to these individuals.

Pets and Their Immunocompromised Humans: Facts, Myths and Practical Precautions
Guptill

pet animal
Orthopedic surgery

Sponsored by:
Previcox
631631. Forelimb Lameness: Where Do We Start?
Sherman Canapp, DVM, M.S., CCRT, DACVS, DACVSM
One of the most difficult challenges facing the forelimb lameness workup is determining the primary source; once determined, the next challenge is to establish the best course of treatment. This lecture will help answer those questions by walking practitioners through an in-depth overview of challenging shoulder and elbow conditions. Clinical presentation, lameness assessment, physical exam, diagnostics and various treatment options—ranging from rehabilitation to surgery to regenerative medicine—will be discussed.

Forelimb Lameness: Where Do We Start?
Canapp

632632. Hind Limb Lameness: Where Do We Start?
Sherman Canapp, DVM, M.S., CCRT, DACVS, DACVSM
Hind limb soft tissue injuries are common and can be challenging to diagnose. This lecture will cover the most common sprains and strains, as well as various techniques utilized to determine the diagnoses. Clinical presentation, lameness assessment, physical exam, diagnostics and treatment options—ranging from rehab to surgery to regenerative medicine—will be discussed.

Hind Limb Lameness: Where Do We Start?
Canapp
633633. How to Include Plasma-Rich Platelet Therapy in Your Practice
Sherman Canapp, DVM, M.S., CCRT, DACVS, DACVSM
This session will cover the use of plasma-rich platelet (PRP) therapy for the treatment of orthopedic conditions in dogs. An overview of the various PRP systems and techniques, as well as injury specific indications (soft tissue injuries and osteoarthritis), will be discussed. PRP treatment protocols, collection and processing techniques, along with administration techniques that can be utilized in your practice, will also be covered.

How to Include Plasma-Rich Platelet Therapy in Your Practice
Canapp
634634. How to Include Stem Cell Therapy in Your Practice
Sherman Canapp, DVM, M.S., CCRT, DACVS, DACVSM
In this session, the use of stem cell therapy for the treatment of canine orthopedic conditions will be discussed. An overview of stem cell systems and techniques (such as adipose stromal vascular fraction and adipose-derived cultured cells; bone marrow concentrate; cultured bone marrow-derived, allogeneic stem cells) will be discussed in depth. Injury-specific indications, such as soft tissue injuries and osteoarthritis, will also be covered. Stem cell treatment protocols, collection and processing techniques, along with administration techniques that can be utilized in your practice, will also be explained.

How to Include Stem Cell Therapy in Your Practice
Canapp
635635. Orthopedic Devices
Sherman Canapp, DVM, M.S., CCRT, DACVS, DACVSM
This case-based presentation will cover available orthopedic devices (such as stifle braces, prosthesis, carpal and tarsal orthosis, shoulder and hip support system, slings, and support wraps) that can be used as a substitute for surgical management or as aids during the post-operative period as the patient progresses through rehabilitation therapy. Additionally, device selection, ordering and fitting will be discussed.

Orthopedic Devices
Canapp
636635. Intra-Articular Injections for Osteoarthritis
Sherman Canapp, DVM, M.S., CCRT, DACVS, DACVSM
This lecture will include an in-depth discussion of products and technologies currently available for intra-articular treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) in the canine. Products and technologies for the treatment of OA in dogs will include hyaluronic acid, cortisone, biologics and regenerative therapies (platelet-rich plasma and stem cell therapy). Specific product description treatment protocols and processing will be included. The specific anatomical injection site landmarks (shoulder, elbow, carpus, hip, stifle and hock) will also be discussed.

Intra-Articular Injections for Osteoarthritis
Canapp
pet animal
respiratory
637637. Diagnosis and Management of Acute Canine Pneumonia
Carol Reinero, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM
Pneumonia, by definition, refers to inflammation of the lung, which can stem from either infectious or non-infectious causes. The challenge presented to the respiratory immune system is the ability to quickly and effectively eliminate harmful pathogens and other insults, yet be able to tightly regulate the resultant pro-inflammatory response to prevent destruction of normal lung tissue. For an optimal outcome, pneumonia must be discriminated from other cardiovascular or respiratory conditions, which may manifest with similar clinical signs; additionally, the underlying cause of pneumonia must be determined. This session will discuss these challenges, as well as how to tailor medical management to address the specific underlying cause and to support general respiratory function as the lung heals.

Diagnosis and Management of Acute Canine Pneumonia
Reinero
638638. A Potpourri of Challenging Canine and Feline Respiratory Cases
Carol Reinero, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM
The respiratory tract is comprised of upper and lower airways, the pulmonary parenchyma, and the pleural cavity—and disease in each of these areas may present with similar or unique clinical signs. The initial approach to a dog or cat showing respiratory signs is to first localize the clinical signs to the region of the respiratory tract that is affected. Once the clinical signs are localized, an appropriate list of differential diagnoses can be made, which will drive the diagnostic tests that need to be performed. In this lecture, dogs and cats presenting for evaluation of a variety of respiratory diseases will be discussed in detail. Key points about each case will be presented.

A Potpourri of Challenging Canine and Feline Respiratory Cases
Reinero
639639. Collection and Interpretation of Respiratory Cytologic Samples
Carol Reinero, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM
A cough is one of the most common respiratory clinical signs noted in dogs and cats with respiratory disease. The initial goal is to discriminate between cardiac and pulmonary causes to come up with a narrower list of likely differentials. The objectives of this lecture will be to review respiratory tract diseases presenting with cough; to provide an overview of diagnostic tests relevant to a workup of cough, with a special emphasis on cytologic sample collection (advantages, disadvantages, techniques and indications); and to provide clinical case examples highlighting how cytology was essential in providing a diagnosis.

Collection and Interpretation of Respiratory Cytologic Samples
Reinero
640640. Evolution of Diagnostics for Feline Asthma: What’s Old and New?
Carol Reinero, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM
Asthma is a common—but serious—bronchopulmonary disorder in the cat. The hallmark features of naturally occurring asthma include eosinophilic airway inflammation, mucus hypersecretion, bronchoconstriction and airway remodeling. These pathologic changes lead to clinical signs of cough, wheeze and expiratory respiratory distress. Because there are other disorders that may mimic the clinicopathologic changes seen with feline allergic asthma, it is important that the diagnostic plan be able to cover testing for those disorders. With the ultimate goal to be able to specifically treat (or perhaps cure!) asthma, it is critical to be confident when making this diagnosis. In this session, both traditional and newer diagnostics will be reviewed.

Evolution of Diagnostics for Feline Asthma: What’s Old and New?
Reinero
641641. Evolution of Therapeutics for Feline Asthma: What’s Old and New?
Carol Reinero, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM
Asthma is believed to be of an allergic etiology in cats that is a type I hypersensitivity reaction to inhaled aeroallergens. Understanding the underlying immunopathogenesis is critical to the development of targeted therapies, which should be more effective and have fewer off-target side effects. This lecture will cover traditional therapies and introduce research to support or refute the use of novel therapies targeting the allergic inflammatory cascade.

Evolution of Therapeutics for Feline Asthma: What’s Old and New?
Reinero
642642. Management of Canine Tracheal Collapse
Carol Reinero, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM
The trachea is a rigid (though somewhat flexible) tube composed of C-shaped cartilaginous rings connected dorsally by the dorsal tracheal membrane. There are many types of tracheal diseases (such as tracheal foreign bodies, masses, hypoplasia and stenosis), but the most common cause of obstruction of airflow in the trachea of dogs is tracheal collapse. In this session, the pathology, clinical presentation, helpful diagnostics, and medical and surgical treatment options will be discussed, along with concurrent conditions that need to be recognized and treated.

Management of Canine Tracheal Collapse
Reinero
practice
MGMT
643643. Veterinary Practice Ownership Agreements: Why Are They Important?
Edward Guiducci, J.D.
Practice owners do not know how strong their ownership agreements are—until they live through a breakup. This seminar is designed to inform practice owners about the importance of having an agreement among co-owners to govern a possible breakup of their practice, focusing on options to ease the transition in the event a breakup does occur. Attendees will learn ways to control the inability of co-owners to resolve a dispute, as well as how to handle the disability, improper conduct or death of a co-owner. Participants will also learn what their options are to fund a buyout of an owner without it harming the practice.

Veterinary Practice Ownership Agreements: Why Are They Important?
Guiducci
644644. Let’s Make a Deal: Elements of a Good Non-Disclosure Agreement and Letter of Intent
Edward Guiducci, J.D.
This program will provide an overview of confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements. Attendees will learn what protections a seller can expect and provisions that should be included in any confidentiality agreement, as well as the risks a buyer incurs when entering into such an agreement. This session will also focus on the importance of a letter of intent prior to incurring the expense of drafting purchase agreements and the key terms that should be negotiated as part of the letter of intent.

Let’s Make a Deal: Elements of a Good Non-Disclosure Agreement and Letter of Intent
Guiducci
645645. Real Estate Leasing for Startups and Practice Sales
Edward Guiducci, J.D.
This session will explore common real estate leasing contract issues that practice owners and administrators need to understand prior to leasing a space for a start-up veterinary practice, relocating an existing practice, or taking over an existing lease as part of a purchase of a veterinary practice. Practice owners need to understand that landlords can be aggressive in seeking one-sided lease terms and that it is frequently a battle to obtain fair terms. We will identify many of the terms that landlords attempt to impose upon tenants, and we will discuss options on how to resolve the matter to obtain a fair lease.

Real Estate Leasing for Startups and Practice Sales
Guiducci
646646. People Pleasing: Human Resource Issues for Veterinary Practice Sales
Edward Guiducci, J.D.
The session will inform veterinarians, practice owners, managers and any staff responsible for human resources about the employee issues that must be considered as a buyer and seller of a veterinary practice. This will include pre-closing investigations for a buyer; liability for pre-closing wages, benefits, and workers compensation claims; and post-closing issues for buyers and sellers.

People Pleasing: Human Resource Issues for Veterinary Practice Sales
Guiducci
647647. Veterinary Practice Legal Checkup
Edward Guiducci, J.D.
This program will provide information about certain legal issues that every veterinary practice faces in its day-to-day operations, including whether to classify a worker as an employee or an independent contractor, what IRS rules say about employee discounts, and how to minimize lawsuits and labor board complaints when firing an employee.

Veterinary Practice Legal Checkup
Guiducci
648648. Associate Buy-In: Is This Your Exit Strategy?
Edward Guiducci, J.D.
This session is designed to inform veterinarians about utilizing an associate buy-in as an owner’s exit strategy. This seminar will focus on legal and practical planning issues that will enable an owner to leverage existing associate doctors to achieve their exit strategy.

Associate Buy-In: Is This Your Exit Strategy?
Guiducci
public
Health
649649. Current and Emerging Public Health Threats from Multidrug-Resistant Organisms
Thomas Wittum, M.S., Ph.D.
This session will provide an overview of current and emerging multidrug-resistant organisms of greatest importance to veterinary medicine and public health.

Current and Emerging Public Health Threats from Multidrug-Resistant Organisms
Wittum

650650. Antimicrobial Resistance in Gram-Negative Infections of Companion Animals
Joshua Daniels, DVM, Ph.D., DACVM
In this session, the molecular basis of important antimicrobial resistance phenotypes will be discussed, with special attention to beta-lactam resistance. Case examples will be covered, in addition to a broader discussion about the emergence and dissemination of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative pathogens, and how companion animals fit into the overall epidemiological picture.

Antimicrobial Resistance in Gram-Negative Infections of Companion Animals
Daniels
651651. Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in Veterinary Practice: The Horrific Gram Positives
Andrew Hillier, DVM, BVSc, MANZCVS, DACVD
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Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in Veterinary Practice: The Horrific Gram Positives
Hillier
     
  8:30-9:30a.m. 9:45-10:45 a.m. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 1:30–2:30p.m. 2:45–3:45p.m. 4-5p.m.

shelter
Animal

Sponsored by:
Ohio Animal Health Foundation & Kenneth Scott Charitable Trust

652652. “Difficult-to-Place” Animals: Defining the Challenge
Sharon Harvey, M.A.
In May 2014, 30 animal welfare leaders from across the country gathered for the National Federation of Humane Societies’ Adoption Forum III. The chosen topic was “difficult-to-place” animals, or animals for which we struggle to find timely placement options. As individual shelters and rescue organizations—or even entire regions—experience shifts in the numbers or type of animals coming into their agencies, some of our previous thinking about placement is also changing. In this session, research and community trend data will be presented, the definition of “adoptability” will be explored, and some commonly held assumptions will be challenged.

“Difficult-to-Place” Animals: Defining the Challenge
Harvey
653653. “Difficult-to-Place” to “Placed” Animals: How Do We
Get There?

Sharon Harvey, M.A.
Animal welfare organizations across the country are finding new ways to address both old and new animal intake and placement challenges. In this session, strategies and tools that were discussed or developed during Adoption Forum III will be shared. Armed with learning from the previous session, attendees will share their own experiences and participate in a facilitated discussion on how these tools can used at a community level to save more lives.

“Difficult-to-Place” to “Placed” Animals: How Do We
Get There?
Harvey
654654-657. Pets for Life: Reaching Pets in Underserved Communities
William Mangham, DVM; and Rachel Thompson
This session will teach attendees strategies and processes to reach people and pets in underserved areas—from assessing a community’s needs and where to focus efforts to connecting with clients on spay/neuter and general pet wellness. Participants will hear how they can comprehensively address the critical lack of accessible, affordable pet care in some communities and how to connect with the community in a meaningful way.

Pets for Life: Reaching Pets in Underserved Communities, Part I
Mangham & Thompson
655654-657. Pets for Life: Reaching Pets in Underserved Communities
William Mangham, DVM; and Rachel Thompson
This session will teach attendees strategies and processes to reach people and pets in underserved areas—from assessing a community’s needs and where to focus efforts to connecting with clients on spay/neuter and general pet wellness. Participants will hear how they can comprehensively address the critical lack of accessible, affordable pet care in some communities and how to connect with the community in a meaningful way.

Pets for Life: Reaching Pets in Underserved Communities, Part II
Mangham & Thompson
656654-657. Pets for Life: Reaching Pets in Underserved Communities
William Mangham, DVM; and Rachel Thompson
This session will teach attendees strategies and processes to reach people and pets in underserved areas—from assessing a community’s needs and where to focus efforts to connecting with clients on spay/neuter and general pet wellness. Participants will hear how they can comprehensively address the critical lack of accessible, affordable pet care in some communities and how to connect with the community in a meaningful way.

Pets for Life: Reaching Pets in Underserved Communities, Part III
Mangham & Thompson
657654-657. Pets for Life: Reaching Pets in Underserved Communities
William Mangham, DVM; and Rachel Thompson
This session will teach attendees strategies and processes to reach people and pets in underserved areas—from assessing a community’s needs and where to focus efforts to connecting with clients on spay/neuter and general pet wellness. Participants will hear how they can comprehensively address the critical lack of accessible, affordable pet care in some communities and how to connect with the community in a meaningful way.

Pets for Life: Reaching Pets in Underserved Communities, Part IV
Mangham & Thompson
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658658. What’s New with Social Media?
Eric Garcia
Learn all about the newest features available on the most popular social media platforms and how you can use them to effectively engage with and market to your clients. Attendees will leave with valuable tips and tools to get started right away!

What’s New with Social Media?
Garcia
659659-660. Optimizing Your Digital Presence
Eric Garcia
This two-part session will offer action-packed digital marketing tips to get you excited about marketing in the digital space. Attendees will leave with general knowledge and tips to get on the right track to using digital and Internet marketing in practice. Featuring several case studies from veterinary practices in the United States, this session will discuss social media; your online reputation; Web sites; and basic, easy-to-implement search engine optimization tips.

Optimizing Your Digital Presence, Part I
Garcia
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Eric Garcia
This two-part session will offer action-packed digital marketing tips to get you excited about marketing in the digital space. Attendees will leave with general knowledge and tips to get on the right track to using digital and Internet marketing in practice. Featuring several case studies from veterinary practices in the United States, this session will discuss social media; your online reputation; Web sites; and basic, easy-to-implement search engine optimization tips.

Optimizing Your Digital Presence,
Part II
Garcia
661661. Boosting Exam Room Compliance and Communication Using YouTube
Eric Garcia
The average veterinarian will make a minimum of five recommendations to an owner in a 30-minute appointment. These recommendations don’t often stick with pet owners, due to a lack of understanding and the feeling of being overwhelmed. What can you do to increase compliance after making recommendations? In this session, attendees will learn about new and exciting digital tools to make their recommendations stick.

Boosting Exam Room Compliance and Communication Using YouTube
Garcia
662662-663. Using Facebook for Maximized Success
Eric Garcia
If you’re ready to learn how your practice can benefit from the No. 1 social media network, then this two-part session is for you! Learn how to build a strong online community for your practice, improve client loyalty, and build pet owner compliance using Facebook. Discover new ways to encourage your followers to engage with your practice and find new avenues for effectively marketing your practice.

Using Facebook for Maximized Success, Part I
Garcia
663662-663. Using Facebook for Maximized Success
Eric Garcia
If you’re ready to learn how your practice can benefit from the No. 1 social media network, then this two-part session is for you! Learn how to build a strong online community for your practice, improve client loyalty, and build pet owner compliance using Facebook. Discover new ways to encourage your followers to engage with your practice and find new avenues for effectively marketing your practice.

Using Facebook for Maximized Success, Part II
Garcia
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664664. Pre-Breeding Evaluations: Helping the Breeder Breed Better Dogs
Saralyn Sharp, RVT, AVTCP (Canine/Feline)
This session will cover incorporating pre-breeding evaluations, including what tests to conduct for which breeds, how to interpret the tests, and how to use the results to counsel breeders and ultimately improve the breed.

Pre-Breeding Evaluations: Helping the Breeder Breed Better Dogs
Sharp
665665. Fecals, Heartworm Tests and Tick Titers: Increasing Client Compliance
Saralyn Sharp, RVT, AVTCP (Canine/Feline)
We all know how important parasitology testing is to the health of our companion animals! This session will discuss ways to increase client compliance, thereby increasing the pet’s health and the practice’s bottom line.

Fecals, Heartworm Tests and Tick Titers: Increasing Client Compliance
Sharp
666666. Distemper, Parvo and Leptospirosis—Oh My!
Saralyn Sharp, RVT, AVTCP (Canine/Feline)
Vaccines are a hot topic in both the veterinary and human medical worlds. In this session, topics to be covered include evidence for and against vaccinations, current vaccine recommendations, and how to educate clients to be partners in vaccinating pets for the pet’s safety and the safety of the world around them.

Distemper, Parvo and Leptospirosis—Oh My!
Sharp
667667. Beyond the Side of the Bag: Discussing Nutrition with Clients
Saralyn Sharp, RVT, AVTCP (Canine/Feline)
Nutrition is one of the five vital assessments, but it is probably the most overlooked—generally because it is the hardest to discuss with clients. In this session, we will talk about current fads in nutrition, how to help clients make sense of them, and tips for choosing a healthy diet for their pets.

Beyond the Side of the Bag: Discussing Nutrition with Clients
Sharp
668668. Supplements and Nutraceuticals: Do They Help or Hurt?
Saralyn Sharp, RVT, AVTCP (Canine/Feline)
The animal supplement industry is a billion-dollar industry that appeals to a client’s desire to help keep their pets happy and healthy. Should you recommend nutraceuticals? How do you know which supplements to recommend? This talk will introduce you to evidence-based medical information you can use to help make decisions and recommendations.

Supplements and Nutraceuticals: Do They Help or Hurt?
Sharp
669669. Incorporating Behavior into Everyday Appointments
Saralyn Sharp, RVT, AVTCP (Canine/Feline)
You deal with unruly animals every day, but often, clients have no idea how to handle these animals. And unfortunately, all too frequently these animals end up in shelters, increasing the burden of the shelter population and causing you to lose a patient. What can you do in the exam room with the puppy and kitten—and even adult animals—to prevent this from happening? How do you know what problems to handle yourself and when to refer to a veterinary behaviorist? Let’s discuss these issues in this session.

Incorporating Behavior into Everyday Appointments
Sharp
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