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Outpatient Medicine 2017

Sat, December 09, 2017 - Sun, December 10, 2017

This 2-day meeting is being presented by members of the Outpatient Medicine Section from the UGA Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery.  The diversity of our section provides you the opportunity to attend one continuing education meeting and gain knowledge from a wide variety of specialties.  Areas covered include canine and feline cardiology, dermatology, oncology, behavior, zoonotic diseases, and the diagnosis and treatment of exotic animals. 

This course will provide a total of 15 CE hours (13 standard CE hours and 2 hours of  LEAP)

Event Agenda

Saturday, December 9, 2016

8:00-8:30

Registration and breakfast- Sponsored by Zoetis

8:30-9:20

Exotic animal radiology: making the most of your own equipment
-Stephen Divers, BVetMed, DZooMed, DACZM, DECZM (herpetology), FRCVS

9:20-10:10

Common zoonoses: one healthy relationship
-Ira Roth, DVM

10:10-10:30

Refreshment break
-Sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim

10:30-11:20

Systemic arterial hypertension: why, when
and how should I be measuring blood pressure?
-Amanda Coleman, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

11:20-12:10

Pimobendan in small animal cardiology: 2016 update
-Gregg Rapoport, DVM, DACVIM(Cadiology)

12:10-1:10

Lunch- Sponsored by Royal Canin

1:10-2:00

Advanced diagnostics in hematopoietic cancers:
flow cytometry, clonality assays and more
-Travis Laver, VMD, PhD

2:00-2:50

Cancer immunotherapy- Nicole Northrup, DVM, BS, Dip. ACVIM(Oncology)

2:50-3:00

Refreshment Break- Sponsered by Bayer

3:00-3:50

Food adverse reactions- Frane Banovic, DVM, PhD, DECVD - Sponsored by  Purina

3:50-4:00

Rountable Discussion

 

Sunday, December 10, 2016

8:00-8:30

Registration and breakfast- Sponsored by Zoetis

8:30-9:20

The use of therapeutic laser in exotic pets
-Joerg Mayer, DVM, MS, DABVP (ECM), DECZM 

9:20-10:10

Reducing cat stress in the veterinary hospital
-Leticia M. S. Dantas, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVB

10:10-10:30

Refreshment break- Sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim

10:30-11:20

Feline arterial thromboembolism: an update
-Amy Dixon- Jimenez, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

11:20-12:10

Otitis: tips and tricks for management
-Fiona Bateman, DVM, DACVD

12:10-1:30

Lunch and VMC tours (optional) -Sponsored by Royal Canin

1:30-3:10

LEAP “Dynamics of Intimate Partner Violence
and Intersection with Pet Abuse
-Joan Prittie, Executive Director, Project Safe

3:10-4:00

Roundtable Discussion

Event Fees

TWO DAY-Registration
(15 CE hours includes 2 hours LEAP)
$299.00
Saturday Only-Registration
(7.5 CE hours)
$160.00
Sunday Only-Registration
(7.5 CE hours includes 2 hours LEAP )
$150.00 Sunday Only-Registration Technicians
(7.5 CE hours includes 2 hours LEAP )
$125.00

 

*Program schedule is subject to change*

Event Speakers

Stephen Divers, BVetMed, DZooMed, DACZM, DECZM (herpetology), FRCVS

Professor of Zoological Medicine Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. Stephen Divers graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 1994. He obtained the Diploma in zoological medicine from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), is an RCVS recognized Specialist in Zoo & Wildlife Medicine, a Diplomate of both the American and European Colleges of Zoological Medicine, a European Veterinary Specialist in Zoological Medicine (zoo health management), and an International Fullbright Specialist in zoological medicine. He obtained his RCVS fellowship (PhD) for his work on exotic animal endoscopy and endosurgery.




Ira Roth, DVM

Dr. Roth is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery




Amanda Coleman, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Mandy Coleman is an Assistant Professor of Cardiology at the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Florida, and completed both her rotating internship and residency in cardiology at North Carolina State University. She joined UGA in 2011 after completion of her residency.




Gregg Rapoport, DVM, DACVIM(Cadiology)

Dr. Rapoport is an Assistant Professor of Cardiology at the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. He received his DVM in 1999 from the University of Wisconsin




Travis Laver, VMD, Ph.D

Dr. Laver is an Assistant Professor of Oncology at the University of Georgia. He earned his PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He then went on to earn his VMD from the University of Pennsylvania. Following a rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas, he recently completed a residency in medical oncology at the Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University. Dr Laver’s research interests are currently focused on two broad subjects: molecular regulation of pro- and anti-neoplastic signaling cascades and identifying shared genetic abnormalities that underpin the development of cancers in humans and our veterinary species.




Nicole Northrup, DVM, BS, DACVIM(Oncology)

Dr. Nicole Northrup received her DVM degree from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. She joined the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, and was the first veterinary oncologist to practice in the state of Georgia. Dr. Northrup received the Jules and Lucy Silver Animal Bedside Manner Award in 1999 and the Outstanding Hospital Service Award in 2002. She has authored or co-authored 27 abstracts, 23 journal articles and 5 book chapters.




Frane Banovic, DVM, PhD, DECVD

Dr. Banovvc is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. He received his DVM and graduated with his PhD from the University of Zagren, Croatia,




Joerg Mayer, DVM, MS, DABVP (ECM), DECZM

Dr. Joerg Mayer grew up in Germany where he received his primary education. He went to Budapest / Hungary to study veterinary medicine shortly after the “iron curtain” fell. He went to the Royal veterinary College in London / England to study for his Masters of Science degree in wild animal health. The masters project which focused on lead toxicity in the common loon, brought him to the Tufts Wildlife Clinic in the USA. There he was hired to serve as a clinical associate professor and as the head of the clinical service for exotic animals. After 10 years at Tufts University he moved to Athens, Georgia in 2010 to take the job of Associate Professor in Zoological Medicine at UGA.




Leticia M. S. Dantas, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVB

Dr. Dantas earned her DVM at the Universidade Federal Fluminense in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2003. She obtained a M.S. on feline medicine and welfare in 2008 and a Ph.D. on domestic cat social behavior and environmental enrichment for shelter and communally housed cats in 2010. Dr. Dantas has over 15 years of experience working in academia. She has taught Ethology, Behavioral Medicine, Bioethics and Animal Welfare Science and trained senior veterinary students in Clinical Behavioral Medicine. In 2009, she came to the U.S. to work at at the Behavioral Medicine service at the University of Georgia’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital, where she also did her residency. She is the co-founder and director of ZooPsych, Inc., a consulting business in behavioral medicine and animal mental health, is a member of the advisory panel for the Fear Free initiative and is currently the director and attending faculty of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s Behavioral Medicine Service.




Amy Dixon-Jimenez, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Amy Dixon-Jimenez is an Assistant Professor of Cardiology at the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her DVM from Purdue University in 2002. She completed her cardiology internship and residency at the University of Georgia. She also earned her MS in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences from the University of Georgia.




Fiona Bateman, DVM, DACVD

Dr. Bateman is an Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. She received her degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia.




Joan Prittie

Director of Athens’ Project Safe and an adjunct faculty member in the UGA School of Social Work




Contact Information

Contact: Melissa Kilpatrick
Email: melissak@uga.edu
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Event Hotels

Holiday Inn 197 East Broad Street, Athens, GA 706-549-4433
Block Code: OUT
Holiday Inn Express  513 West Broad Street, Athens, GA* 706-546-8122
Block Code: OUT
Georgia Center Hotel 1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA  * 800.884.1381
Hilton Garden Inn 390 Washington Street, Athens, GA  * 706.363.9948 
The Hotel Indigo 500 College Avenue, Athens, GA * 706.546.0430 
Courtyard by Marriott  166 North Finley Street, Athens, GA  * 706.369.7000 
Springhill Suites 3500 Daniells Bridge Road, Athens, GA 30606

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