Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference clinical program

Oct. 14-17, 2019

There is something for everyone on the Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference’s agenda! See the list below for this year’s clinical sessions.

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DateStart timeEnd timeTrackSpeakerSession title
10/14/20196:00 PM7:00 PMCrossfire Opening Session Dr. Charlotte Lacroix, Dr. Robert Silver and Stephen Cital, RVT, RLAT, SRA, VCCS, VTS-LAM (Research Anes.)Medical Cannabis and CBD for pets
10/14/20197:00 PM8:00 PMWelcome Reception
10/15/20199:10 AM10:00 AMVET 1 AAFPDr. Kelly St. DenisFeline check-ups: Tips for a less stressful and more complete exam
10/15/20199:10 AM10:00 AMVET 2 IVAPMDr. Heather TroyerAcupuncture for pain and case studies
10/15/20199:10 AM10:00 AMVET 3 VECCSDr. Armi PigottPearls and pitfalls in severe DKA management
10/15/20199:10 AM10:00 AMVET 4 SXDr. Jude BordelonSkin reconstruction basics and beyond: Grafts, flaps and more!
10/15/20199:10 AM10:00 AMVET 5 DentistryDr. Mark SmithDental emergencies: No need to call - You know what to do!
10/15/20199:10 AM10:00 AMVET 6 LivestockDr. Matt EdsonIntroduction to backyard livestock
10/15/20199:10 AM10:00 AMVET 7 Radiography/USDr. Clifford BerryDevelopmental orthopedic disease in young dogs
10/15/20199:10 AM10:00 AMLaser Therapy Sponsored and Symposium and WorkshopDr. John Godbold, Jr.Laser therapy: Myth, magic or science?
10/15/20199:10 AM10:00 AMVET 8 Integrated MedicineDr. Robert SilverIntroduction to veterinary nutraceuticals
10/15/201910:10 AM11:00 AMVET 1 AAFPDr. Kelly St. DenisUnderstanding and treating feline idiopathic cystitis
10/15/201910:10 AM11:00 AMVET 2 IVAPMDr. Heather TroyerOpioid sparing techniques for in-hospital patients
10/15/201910:10 AM11:00 AMVET 3 VECCSDr. Armi PigottSevere hepatic encephalopathy
10/15/201910:10 AM11:00 AMVET 4 SXDr. Jude BordelonHead and neck wounds: Should cosmesis be a goal?
10/15/201910:10 AM11:00 AMVET 5 DentistryDr. Mark SmithTooth resorption in cats: Don't think you know? Know you know!
10/15/201910:10 AM11:00 AMVET 6 LivestockDr. Matt EdsonManagement of common conditions of small ruminants
10/15/201910:10 AM11:00 AMVET 7 Radiography/USDr. Clifford BerryRadiographs of the vomiting dog and cat: Differential diagnosis
10/15/201910:10 AM11:00 AMLaser Therapy Sponsored Symposium and WorkshopDr. John Godbold, Jr.The light way: Tips 'n techniques for laser therapists
10/15/201910:10 AM11:00 AMVET 8 Integrated MedicineDr. Robert SilverIntegrative gastroenterology
10/15/201911:10 AM12:00 PMVET 1 AAFPDr. Kelly St. DenisFeline onychectomy: What we know and what we don't know
10/15/201911:10 AM12:00 PMVET 2 IVAPMDr. Heather TroyerOpioid sparing outpatient oral therapy
10/15/201911:10 AM12:00 PMVET 3 VECCSDr. Armi PigottTough conversations: CPR code status and end-of-life discussions
10/15/201911:10 AM12:00 PMVET 4 SXDr. Jude BordelonChallenging paw and digital wounds
10/15/201911:10 AM12:00 PMVET 5 DentistryDr. Mark SmithSurgical tooth extractions in dogs: How to avoid mistakes
10/15/201911:10 AM12:00 PMVET 6 LivestockDr. Matt EdsonAnesthesia and surgery of small ruminants
10/15/201911:10 AM12:00 PMVET 7 Radiography/USDr. Clifford BerryPutting the abdomen together: A tour of the abdomen using an interpretation paradigm for abdominal radiographs
10/15/201911:10 AM12:00 PMLaser Therapy Sponsored Symposium and WorkshopDr. John Godbold, Jr.Light protocols: Laser therapy applications
10/15/201911:10 AM12:00 PMVET 8 Integrated MedicineDr. Robert SilverAn overview of integrated approaches to healthy diets for dogs and cats
10/15/20191:15 PM2:05 PMVET 1 AAFPDr. Kelly St. DenisClaw counseling: Living in harmony with clawed cats
10/15/20191:15 PM2:05 PMVET 2 IVAPMDr. Heather TroyerGeriatric care (pain, cognition, nutrition)
10/15/20191:15 PM2:05 PMVET 3 VECCSDr. Armi PigottA practical guide to ECG interpretation and arrhythmia treatment
10/15/20191:15 PM2:05 PMVET 4 SXDr. Jude BordelonTips to manage open fractures
10/15/20191:15 PM2:05 PMVET 5 DentistryDr. Mark SmithTooth extraction complications: Avoid and conquer!
10/15/20191:15 PM2:05 PMVET 6 LivestockDr. Matt EdsonManagement of common conditions of miniature pigs
10/15/20191:15 PM2:05 PMVET 7 Radiography/USDr. Clifford BerryAbdominal US: Thinking 3D and a tour of the abdomen (Part 1)
10/15/20191:15 PM2:05 PMVET 8 Integrated MedicineDr. Robert SilverIntegrative oncology
10/15/20191:15 PM5:00 PMLaser Therapy Sponsored Symposium and WorkshopDr. John Godbold, Jr.Hands on the joules: Up close and personal with therapy lasers
additional fee required, attendence limited
10/15/20192:15 PM3:05 PMVET 1 AAFPDr. Kelly St. DenisPreventive care programs for the aging feline: Let's go to the doctor!
10/15/20192:15 PM3:05 PMVET 2 IVAPMDr. Heather TroyerFeline idiopathic cystitis and pelvic pain syndrome
10/15/20192:15 PM3:05 PMVET 3 VECCSDr. Armi PigottAirway emergencies: Tips, tricks, and pitfalls
10/15/20192:15 PM3:05 PMVET 4 SXDr. Jude BordelonShoulder vs. elbow: Which is the guilty party?
10/15/20192:15 PM3:05 PMVET 5 DentistryDr. Mark SmithOronasal fistula: Holes that must be fixed!
10/15/20192:15 PM3:05 PMVET 6 LivestockDr. Matt EdsonAnesthesia and surgery of miniature pigs
10/15/20192:15 PM3:05 PMVET 7 Radiography/USDr. Clifford BerryAbdominal US: Thinking 3D and a tour of the abdomen (Part 2)
10/15/20192:15 PM3:05 PMVET 8 Integrated MedicineDr. Robert SilverMedical cannabis for veterinarians
10/15/20193:50 PM4:40 PMVET 1 AAFPDr. Kelly St. DenisFeline blood pressure monitoring: Who, what, where, when and why
10/15/20193:50 PM4:40 PMVET 2 IVAPMDr. Heather TroyerHospice and palliative care
10/15/20193:50 PM4:40 PMVET 3 VECCSDr. Armi PigottUltrasound: Tips, tricks and skills for everyday use
10/15/20193:50 PM4:40 PMVET 4 SXDr. Jude BordelonPatella luxation: A winning recipe
10/15/20193:50 PM4:40 PMVET 5 DentistryDr. Mark SmithOral neoplasia: Operating tumors you can handle!
10/15/20193:50 PM4:40 PMVET 6 LivestockDr. Matt EdsonCommon medical and surgical conditions of backyard poultry
10/15/20193:50 PM4:40 PMVET 7 Radiography/USDr. Clifford BerryA comparison of abdominal radiographs and abdominal ultrasound: pitfalls in interpretation
10/15/20193:50 PM4:40 PMVET 8 Integrated MedicineDr. Robert SilverCannabis and cancer
10/16/20199:10 AM10:00 AMVET 1 AAFPDr. Kelly St. DenisOptimal nutrition: The cornerstone of healthy feline aging
10/16/20199:10 AM10:00 AMVET 2 AnesthesiaDr. Ralph HarveyReducing fear and stress in anesthesia benefits everyone
10/16/20199:10 AM10:00 AMVET 3 VECCS/IMDr. Armi PigottTop 5 reproductive emergencies
10/16/20199:10 AM10:00 AMVET 4 SXDr. Jude BordelonPutting the orthopedic and neurological exam together for good use
10/16/20199:10 AM10:00 AMVET 5 RadiologyDr. Clifford BerryThoracic radiographs overview (Part 1): Extra thoracic structures, the pleural space, and the pulmonary parenchyma
10/16/20199:10 AM10:00 AMVET 6 Infect dx/Public healthDr. Meghan DavisMRSA in the household: The role of companion animals
10/16/20199:10 AM10:00 AMVET 7 OncoDr. Erika KrickHemangiosarcoma updates
10/16/20199:10 AM10:00 AMVET 8 Integrated MedicineDr. Robert SilverVitamin D: The preventive solution
10/16/20199:10 AM10:00 AMLaser Therapy and Regenerative Medicine Sponsored SymposiumDr. Jeff DennyLaser therapy pointed my practice in the right direction
10/16/201910:10 AM11:00 AMVET 1 AAFPDr. Kelly St. DenisFeline CKD: A practical approach to the IRIS staging
10/16/201910:10 AM11:00 AMVET 2 AnesthesiaDr. Ralph HarveyNew drugs and favorite techniques in anesthesia and pain management
10/16/201910:10 AM11:00 AMVET 3 VECCS/IMDr. Armi PigottPain management in severely sick and injured patients
10/16/201910:10 AM11:00 AMVET 4 SXDr. Jude BordelonWobblers and bobble head: Diagnosing and managing instabilities of the spine
10/16/201910:10 AM11:00 AMVET 5 RadiologyDr. Clifford BerryThoracic radiographs overview (Part 2): Mediastinum and cardiac silhouette
10/16/201910:10 AM11:00 AMVET 6 Infect dx/Public healthDr. Meghan DavisRisk factors for skin conditions in dogs
10/16/201910:10 AM11:00 AMVET 7 OncoDr. Erika KrickWeight loss and cancer cachexia in feline oncology patients
10/16/201910:10 AM11:00 AMVET 8 Integrated MedicineDr. Robert SilverEnvironmental toxins and genetically modified foods and animal health
10/16/201910:10 AM11:00 AMLaser Therapy and Regenerative Medicine Sponsored SymposiumDr. Jeff DennyIntroduction of rehabilitation into general practice
10/16/201911:10 AM12:00 PMVET 1 AAFPDr. Kelly St. DenisFeline CKD: Sound therapeutic goals
10/16/201911:10 AM12:00 PMVET 2 AnesthesiaDr. Ralph HarveyImplementation of AAHA anesthesia guidelines for dogs and cats
10/16/201911:10 AM12:00 PMVET 3 VECCS/IMDr. Armi PigottTop 10 neurologic emergency pearls and pitfalls
10/16/201911:10 AM12:00 PMVET 4 SXDr. Jude BordelonIntervertebral disc disease vs. the others: Identifying and diagnosing the cause of myelopathies
10/16/201911:10 AM12:00 PMVET 5 RadiologyDr. Clifford BerryThoracic radiographs and anatomic variants
10/16/201911:10 AM12:00 PMVET 6 Infect dx/Public healthDr. Meghan DavisTacking MRSA in a hospital-based animal-assisted program
10/16/201911:10 AM12:00 PMVET 7 OncoDr. Erika KrickMast cell tumors in cats
10/16/201911:10 AM12:00 PMVET 8 Integrated MedicineDr. Robert SilverAddressing obesity in pets through lifestyle, portion control, nutrient profiles and nutraceuticals
10/16/201911:10 AM12:00 PMLaser Therapy and Regenerative Medicine Sponsored SymposiumDr. Jeff DennyRegenerative medicine, from classroom to clinic
10/16/20191:15 PM2:05 PMVET 1 AAFPDr. Laura GarrettCytology for the feline practitioner (Part 1)
10/16/20191:15 PM2:05 PMVET 2 AnesthesiaDr. Ralph HarveySenior pet anesthesia and perioperative management
10/16/20191:15 PM2:05 PMVET 3 VECCS/IMDr. Jonathan LidburyFeline triaditis syndrome
10/16/20191:15 PM2:05 PMVET 4 SXDr. Justin GanjeiGastrointestinal surgery
10/16/20191:15 PM2:05 PMVET 5 RadiologyDr. Clifford BerryThe pulmonary parenchyma: To infinity and beyond!
10/16/20191:15 PM2:05 PMVET 6 Infect dx/Public healthDr. Meghan DavisA field guide to occupational risks for infectious diseases in veterinary practice
10/16/20191:15 PM2:05 PMVET 7 OncoDr. Erika KrickMast cell tumors in dogs
10/16/20191:15 PM2:05 PMVET 8 DermDr. Douglas DeBoerAdverse cutaneous drug reactions: Will you recognize them?
10/16/20191:15 PM5:00 PMRegenerative Medicine Sponsored LaboratoryDr. Jeff DennyRegenerative medicine: Platelet-rich plasma and intra-articular injection lab
*additional fee and pre-registration required; enrollment limited
10/16/20192:15 PM3:05 PMVET 1 AAFPDr. Laura GarrettCytology for the feline practitioner (Part 2)
10/16/20192:15 PM3:05 PMVET 2 AnesthesiaDr. Ralph HarveyCrisis management in anesthetic emergencies and complications
10/16/20192:15 PM3:05 PMVET 3 VECCS/IMDr. Jonathan LidburyApproach to gastrointestinal bleeding
10/16/20192:15 PM3:05 PMVET 4 SXDr. Justin GanjeiUrinary surgery
10/16/20192:15 PM3:05 PMVET 5 RadiologyDr. Clifford BerryThe cardiac silhouette: Revisiting an old friend
10/16/20192:15 PM3:05 PMVET 6 Infect dx/Public healthDr. Meghan DavisOne health and infectious diseases
10/16/20192:15 PM3:05 PMVET 7 OncoDr. Erika KrickImmunotherapy review
10/16/20192:15 PM3:05 PMVET 8 DermDr. Douglas DeBoerBacterial skin infections: Get ready for resistance
10/16/20193:50 PM4:40 PMVET 1 AAFPDr. Laura GarrettFeline oral squamous cell carcinoma
10/16/20193:50 PM4:40 PMVET 2 AnesthesiaDr. Ralph HarveyAnesthesia for patients too sick for anesthesia
10/16/20193:50 PM4:40 PMVET 3 VECCS/IMDr. Jonathan LidburyGastrointestinal motility disorders
10/16/20193:50 PM4:40 PMVET 4 SXDr. Justin GanjeiSurgical oncology
10/16/20193:50 PM4:40 PMVET 5 RadiologyDr. Clifford BerryDegenerative changes vs. aggressive osseous abnormalities
10/16/20193:50 PM4:40 PMVET 6 Infect dx/Public healthDr. Meghan DavisPet keeping and child health: From the hygiene hypothesis to allergic asthma
10/16/20193:50 PM4:40 PMVET 7 OncoDr. Erika KrickWhat's new about lymphoma in cats and dogs and ferrets
10/16/20193:50 PM4:40 PMVET 8 DermDr. Douglas DeBoerPododermatitis and claw disease
10/17/20199:10 AM10:00 AMVET 1 AAFPDr. Laura GarrettTop ten cat chemotherapy tips
10/17/20199:10 AM10:00 AMVET 2 NeuroDr. Simon PlattA video tour through the neurological examination
10/17/20199:10 AM10:00 AMVET 3 SXDr. Justin GanjeiMinimally invasive surgery
10/17/20199:10 AM10:00 AMVET 4 IM/GIDr. Jonathan LidburyApproach to a dog with increased liver enzymes
10/17/20199:10 AM10:00 AMVET 5 BehaviorDr. Shana Gilbert-GregoryCanine behavioral development
10/17/20199:10 AM10:00 AMVET 6 DermDr. Douglas DeBoerFood and the skin: What do we really know?
10/17/20199:10 AM10:00 AMVET 7 ExoticsDr. Jörg MayerInterpreting the chem profile in ferrets
10/17/20199:10 AM10:00 AMVET 8 OphthoDr. Erin ScottKey to performing successful ophthalmic examinations in practice
10/17/201911:00 AM11:50 AMVET 1 AAFPDr. Laura GarrettCommon cutaneous cat tumors
10/17/201911:00 AM11:50 AMVET 2 NeuroDr. Simon PlattA step-by-step approach to assessing and treating head trauma
10/17/201911:00 AM11:50 AMVET 3 SXDr. Justin GanjeiUpper airway emergencies/surgery
10/17/201911:00 AM11:50 AMVET 4 IM/GIDr. Jonathan LidburyCanine idiopathic chronic hepatitis
10/17/201911:00 AM11:50 AMVET 5 BehaviorDr. Shana Gilbert-GregoryCanine body language
10/17/201911:00 AM11:50 AMVET 6 DermDr. Douglas DeBoerCytopoint, Apoquel, Atopica: How do I choose?
10/17/201911:00 AM11:50 AMVET 7 ExoticsDr. Jörg MayerAntimicrobial use in exotics (including birds and reptiles)
10/17/201911:00 AM11:50 AMVET 8 OphthoDr. Erin ScottCorneal emergencies
10/17/20191:30 PM2:20 PMVET 1 AAFPDr. Laura GarrettCommunicating with cat owners: Key concepts for client and clinic collaboration
10/17/20191:30 PM2:20 PMVET 2 NeuroDr. Simon PlattDisc disease: What's the latest with steroid and rest
10/17/20191:30 PM2:20 PMVET 3 SXDr. Justin GanjeiLocalizing that lameness
10/17/20191:30 PM2:20 PMVET 4 IM/GIDr. Jonathan LidburyCanine copper-associated hepatitis
10/17/20191:30 PM2:20 PMVET 5 BehaviorDr. Shana Gilbert-GregoryFeline body language
10/17/20191:30 PM2:20 PMVET 6 DermDr. Douglas DeBoerSublingual immunotherapy: Why your practice should offer it
10/17/20191:30 PM2:20 PMVET 7 ExoticsDr. Jörg MayerSpaying rabbits and rats
10/17/20191:30 PM2:20 PMVET 8 OphthoDr. Erin ScottUveitis
10/17/20192:30 PM3:20 PMVET 1 AAFPDr. Laura GarrettFeline oncology: Cats are not small dogs
10/17/20192:30 PM3:20 PMVET 2 NeuroDr. Simon PlattCookbook status: A practical guide to managing emergency seizures
10/17/20192:30 PM3:20 PMVET 3 SXDr. Justin GanjeiSurgical approach to common skin cancers
10/17/20192:30 PM3:20 PMVET 4 IM/GIDr. Jonathan LidburyCanine chronic enteropathies
10/17/20192:30 PM3:20 PMVET 5 BehaviorDr. Shana Gilbert-GregoryFeline behavioral development
10/17/20192:30 PM3:20 PMVET 6 DermDr. Douglas DeBoerTop tips in managing otitis externa
10/17/20192:30 PM3:20 PMVET 7 ExoticsDr. Jörg MayerRabbit emergency medical approach
10/17/20192:30 PM3:20 PMVET 8 OphthoDr. Erin ScottGlaucoma
10/17/20193:30 PM4:20 PMVET 1 AAFPDr. Laura GarrettA review and update on feline lymphoma
10/17/20193:30 PM4:20 PMVET 2 NeuroDr. Simon PlattThe seizures won't stop! How to approach refractory epilepsy
10/17/20193:30 PM4:20 PMVET 3 SXDr. Justin GanjeiSurgical management of the acute abdomen
10/17/20193:30 PM4:20 PMVET 4 IM/GIDr. Jonathan LidburyProtein losing enteropathies
10/17/20193:30 PM4:20 PMVET 5 BehaviorDr. Shana Gilbert-GregoryCognitive dysfunction
10/17/20193:30 PM4:20 PMVET 6 DermDr. Douglas DeBoerFeline otitis: Not just a small dog
10/17/20193:30 PM4:20 PMVET 7 ExoticsDr. Jörg MayerAvian radiology
10/17/20193:30 PM4:20 PMVET 8 OphthoDr. Erin ScottBlindness
10/17/20194:30 PM5:20 PMVET 1 AAFPDr. Laura GarrettFeline mediastinal masses: Diagnosis and treatment options
10/17/20194:30 PM5:20 PMVET 2 NeuroDr. Simon PlattFive seizure imposters: Events that mimic seizure events
10/17/20194:30 PM5:20 PMVET 3 SXDr. Justin GanjeiGastric dilation and volvulus
10/17/20194:30 PM5:20 PMVET 4 IM/GIDr. Jonathan LidburyApproach to feline chronic diarrhea
10/17/20194:30 PM5:20 PMVET 5 BehaviorDr. Shana Gilbert-GregoryBehavior modifying medications
10/17/20194:30 PM5:20 PMVET 6 DermDr. Douglas DeBoerTips and traps in diagnosing and managing dermatophytosis
10/17/20194:30 PM5:20 PMVET 7 ExoticsDr. Jörg MayerHeat and light for the reptile: Putting it all together
10/17/20194:30 PM5:20 PMVET 8 OphthoDr. Erin ScottTreatment of eyelid diseases