Minnesota Association of Vetrinary Technicians

2018 MVMA Spring Seminar

2018 MVMA Spring Seminar
Drs. Jody Lulich, Jennifer Granick, Margaret Duxbury and Eva Furrow
Thursday, April 5, 2018
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

7.2 CE Credits

https://www.mvma.org/2018-Spring-Seminar

SEMINAR DAY-THURSDAY, APRIL 5

8:00 am – 9:00 am: Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:30 am: Updates in the Diagnosis and Treatment of FLUTD

Dr. Jody Lulich, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, University of Minnesota

At the end of this session participants will be able to:

Discuss new therapies
Identify new diseases
Revisit proper methods to unobstruct the feline urethra
Evaluate common therapies that we do all the time but may not be as beneficial as originally thought

10:30 am – 10:45 am: Break

Dental Radiograph10:45 am – 12:15 am: Update on Common and Emergent Feline Infectious Diseases

Dr. Jennifer Granick, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM), Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, University of Minnesota

At the end of this session participants will be able to:

State new information regarding common but important feline infections, including Feline Leukemia Virus, Feline Infectious Peritonitis, Feline Herpesvirus and Tritrichomonas, that present diagnostic and/or treatment challenges
Discuss emerging infections including Tularemia

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm: Lunch

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm: Cats Don’t Want Pajamas! What Cats Need to be Peaceful Companions

Dr. Margaret Duxbury, DVM, DACVB, Co-owner, Veterinary Behavior Specialties of Minnesota

Cats’ behaviors make much more sense when you understand how they tick!

At the end of this session participants will be able to:

Explain the world through the eyes of cats
Demonstrate practical tips that increase your success with cat patients both in their homes and in your veterinary clinic

2:415 pm – 3:00 pm: Break

Dental Radiograph3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Feline Diabetes Mellitus – Renovating Management

Dr. Eva Furrow, VMD, PhD, DACVIM, Assistant Professor, Small Animal Internal Medicine & Canine Genetics, University of Minnesota

At the end of this session participants will be able to:

Describe the pathophysiology of feline diabetes
Properly monitor feline diabetes
Interpret recent data that should be applied to clinical care. For example, who should be screened for hypersomatotropism? Is glargine really best? Needles or pens? What factors influence chance of remission? Are blood glucose curve results reliable?
Select appropriate resources that are available to help manage diabetic pets, such as validated clinical scoring systems and apps

ADDITIONAL SEMINAR INFORMATION

Breaks and lunch are provided to onsite attendees. Email or call the MVMA if you need dietary accommodations.
Handouts are provided to all attendees.
7.2 CE Credits can be earned.
Cancellations must be received 48 hours prior to the seminar to receive a refund, less a 10% administrative fee.

For questions regarding the Cat Friendly Practice® CE requirements, please refer to the AAFP’s Member Center or contact the American Association of Feline Practitioners at info@catvets.com or 800-874-0498. For more information on the Cat Friendly Practice® program please click here.

The MVMA Spring Seminar are generously sponsored by:

SEMINAR LOCATION

Continuing Education & Conference Center
1890 Buford Avenue Room 135AC
St. Paul, MN 55108
SEMINAR COSTS

Early-bird registration fee
(before February 22, 2018)

Regular Registration fees
(between February 22-March 22, 2018)

MVMA Member / Out of State Veterinarian $185 MVMA Member / Out of State Veterinarian $210
MVMA Life / Inactive Member $120 MVMA Life / Inactive Member $145
Technician / Staff / Other $115 Technician / Staff / Other $130
MN Non Member Veterinarian $235 MN Non Member Veterinarian $260
MVMA Affiliate Member $100 MVMA Affiliate Member $115
DVM Student $80 DVM Student $95

If space is still available after March 22, 2018, prices will increase by $50

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