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57th Annual Veterinary Conference and Alumni Weekend

Hosted by: Office of Continuing Education

Come home to Athens!

Join us for a long weekend of learning, networking, and reconnecting with old friends at the 57th Annual Veterinary Conference and Alumni Weekend.

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Event Information

2-day conference : $375
Friday only conference : $195
Saturday only conference : $190
Saturday evening cocktail reception : $40
Friday alumni awards luncheon : $25
Saturday Class of 1970 50th Anniversary recognition luncheon : $25

Venue

UGA Center for Continuing Education and Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602
United States

Organizer

Office of Continuing Education
Phone Number: (706) 542-1451
Email: cheryls@uga.edu

Event Location

Event Agenda

03/12/2020

Start Time
End Time
Event
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Dean's Welcome Reception

Kick off the weekend with a welcome reception at the Veterinary Medical Center located at 2200 College Station Road. Tours of the veterinary teaching hospital will be available.

03/13/2020

Start Time
End Time
Event
8:00 am 8:10 am
Welcome & Introductions
8:10 am 9:00 am
Stress Resilience
Laura Smallwood, DVM, DACVIM
9:00 am 9:50 am
Emotional Intelligence
Laura Smallwood, DVM, DACVIM
9:50 am 10:20 am
Refreshment Break
10:20 am 11:10 am
Getting Tough on Seizure Control (SA)/Equine Imaging Interpretation Challenge. What’s your diagnosis?LA)
Simon Platt/John Peroni
11:10 am 12:00 pm
Canine Allergic Skin Disease: Stella's Story (SA)/Anesthesia of the large animal neonate (LA)
Michael T. Robbins/Stephanie Kleine
12:00 pm 1:25 pm
Alumni Awards Luncheon

A lunch ticket must be purchased to attend the luncheon.

1:30 pm 2:20 pm
FAD 101 and Updates from the Capitol (LEAP)
Janemarie Hennebelle
2:20 pm 3:10 pm
Cytology 101 (SA)/These Ain’t Your Father's Parasites: New Concepts and Strategies for Parasite Control in Livestock (LA)
Melinda Camus/Ray Kaplan
3:10 pm 3:30 pm
Refreshment Break
3:30 pm 4:20 pm
Multiple drug resistance in Ancylostoma caninum: an emerging threat to canine health (SA)/Field-based Infection Control (LA)
Ray Kaplan/Brandy Burgess
4:20 pm 5:10 pm
Something Old, Something New – Chronic Kidney Disease (SA)/Standing Sedation in the Horse (LA)
Joe Bartges & Chad Schmiedt/Mike Barletta

03/14/2020

Start Time
End Time
Event
8:10 am 9:00 am
Legal and Ethical Considerations of CBD Oil in Veterinary Medicine (LEAP - GBVM-2327)
Betsy Choder
9:00 am 9:50 am
Periarticular Calcified Bodies: Radiographic Diagnosis (SA)/Clinical utility and interpretation of diagnostic tests for bovine respiratory disease (LA)
Karine Gendron/Brent Credille
9:50 am 10:20 am
Refreshment Break
10:20 am 11:10 am
How to Drive Change in Your Veterinary Practice
Andy Roark
11:10 am 12:00 pm
Making Sense of the Ocular Fundus (SA)/Kinematics of Equine Lameness (LA)
Katie Diehl/Brian Beasley
12:00 pm 1:25 pm
50th Anniversary Recognition Luncheon

A lunch ticket must be purchased to attend the luncheon.

1:30 pm 2:20 pm
Heartworm Prevention (SA)/Systemic Options for Equine Analgesia (LA)
Andy Moorhead/Nicole Trenholme
2:20 pm 4:20 pm
Breakout Sessions Listed Under Additional Information

You will be asked to choose the breakout session that you plan to attend so that we can secure the space to accommodate the session. 

6:30 pm 8:30 pm
Alumni Reception

A ticket must be purchased to attend the reception.

Speakers

  • Frane Banovic, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ECVD

    After graduating from veterinary school in Zagreb (Croatia) in 2008, Dr. Banovic continued with further education at the University of Zagreb by pursuing and finishing a PhD program in veterinary microbiology. In the summer of 2011, Dr. Banovic finished one-year rotational internship at the Veterinary School in Munich (Germany) and started his three-year dermatology residency program at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After finishing residency, he enrolled in a postdoctoral fellowship in Investigative Dermatology with the primary research focus on itch in atopic dermatitis and staphylococcal pyoderma. Dr Banovic favors interdisciplinary approaches to biological questions and incorporates basic immunology as well as cell biological and biochemical approaches in his research. He is board-certified by European College of Veterinary Dermatology. Dr. Banovic is presently an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Banovic’s main research interests lie in the field of comparative allergies, related staphylococcal skin infections and autoimmune skin diseases.

  • Michele (Mike) Barletta, DVM, MS, PhD, ACVAA

    Dr. Barletta graduated from the University of Turin, Italy in 2002, where he completed his PhD in veterinary oncology in 2006. He moved then to the United States where he completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Purdue University in 2007. After his internship he stayed at Purdue University for his anesthesiology residency and Masters degree. He worked at the University of Minnesota for three years as Assistant Clinical Professor in anesthesia before joining the University of Georgia in 2013. His clinical interests include pain, critical patient management, and large animal anesthesia.

  • Joseph Bartges, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN

    Dr. Joe Bartges received his BS in zoology in 1983 from Marshall University in Huntington, WV, and his DVM from The University of Georgia in 1987. He completed an internship and residencies in small animal internal medicine and nutrition in addition to a PhD at the University of Minnesota in 1993. After a post-doctoral position at the University of Minnesota, he joined the faculty at The University of Georgia in 1994 where he remained until 1997. In 1997, he joined the faculty at The University of Tennessee where he remained until 2015. During this time he achieved Professor of Medicine and Nutrition, held the Acree Endowed Chair of Small Animal Research, and served as interim department head for approximately 2 years. He then joined the staff at Cornell University Veterinary Specialists in Stamford, CT, as an internist and nutritionist and was Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine and Nutrition at Cornell University. Currently, Dr. Bartges is Professor of Medicine and Nutrition in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. He is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (small animal internal medicine) and the American College of Veterinary Nutrition.

  • Brian Beasley, DVM, CJF

    Dr. Brian Beasley grew up in a small town in southern Illinois. He spent his childhood shadowing his father, an equine veterinarian. Dr. Beasley worked as an apprentice and associate farrier with Steve Sermersheim, CJF, TE, AWCF prior to and throughout veterinary school. After receiving his DVM from the University of Illinois, Dr. Beasley spent several years at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky where he first completed a hospital internship prior to joining their Equine Podiatry Service. Dr. Beasley completed a residency in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2019. Dr. Beasley is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in Equine Sports Medicine and Podiatry at the University of Georgia.

     

  • Ben Brainard, VMD, DACVAA, DACVECC

    Benjamin Brainard, VMD, DACVAA, DACVECC received his VMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000, followed by a 1-year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Georgia. Following his internship, Dr. Brainard completed dual residencies in Veterinary Anesthesiology and Emergency and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Brainard is board certified in both veterinary anesthesiology and emergency/critical care. He serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care and is the Director of Clinical Research of the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, where he is the Edward H Gunst Professor of Small Animal Critical Care.

  • Brandy Burgess, DVM, MSc, PhD, DACVIM (LAIM), DACVPM

    Brandy A. Burgess, DVM, MSc, PhD, DACVIM, DACVPM, is currently an assistant professor of epidemiology and infection control in the Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine; and the Director of Infection Control and Biosecurity at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, University of Georgia, in Athens, Georgia. She earned her DVM from Colorado State University, followed by a MSc, internship and residency in large animal internal medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. She then completed a PhD in epidemiology and residency in infection control and biosecurity at Colorado State University. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.  Dr. Burgess’ current research efforts focus on investigating the epidemiology of important potential pathogens in veterinary medicine and public health including the exploration of risk factors and rapid methods for detection; and the development of evidence-based risk management strategies for the prevention and control of important contagious and zoonotic pathogens in veterinary medicine.

  • Melinda Camus, DVM, DACVP

    Dr. Melinda Camus received her DVM from Louisiana State University in 2001.  She spent 5 years in mixed animal practice in Mississippi before completing her clinical pathology residency at the University of Georgia (UGA).  Upon attaining diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP), she joined the faculty at UGA where she is now an Associate Professor and director of the clinical pathology laboratory.  She is also the chairperson of the ACVP’s certifying examination assembly and administration group for clinical pathology.  Dr. Camus is passionate about all aspects of clinical pathology with a strong interest in quality assurance. She particularly enjoys resident training and teaching veterinary students.

  • Betsy Choder, Esq.

    Realizing the widespread need in the veterinary community for assistance with business, contract, HR, and licensure matters, Betsy founded the consulting firm, VetCounsel, LLC, to provide veterinary practitioners and their teams with support, guidance and instruction on these issues.
    VetCounsel has been providing customized individual and on-site consultation services
    specializing in areas of employment law, employment contracts, employee handbooks/manuals, equipment leasing/purchase/construction contracts, business/clinical/practice operations management, templates for workplace clinical and employee forms, as well as various aspects of human resources.

    Betsy is an award-winning speaker on a wide variety of subjects appearing at national and local veterinary conferences – such as North American Veterinary Conference (“VMX”), Western Veterinary Conference, Southern Veterinary Conference and Georgia Veterinary Medical Association conferences.

    Education/Licensure:
    J.D. – Law license GA/MSH – Radiation Physics and Safey/BS – Animal Sciences

    Recognition/Awards:
    •State Bar of Georgia “Award of Achievement” (2019 Animal Law Section)
    •North American Veterinary Conference “Practice Management – Speaker of the Year 2018”
    •State Bar of Georgia’s Animal Law Section’s “Advancement of Animal Law” (2014)
    •Chair – Animal Law Section – State Bar of Georgia (2018-2019, 2010-2013)

  • Brent Credille, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Large Animal)

    Dr. Brent Credille is an Associate Professor in the Food Animal Health and Management Program within the Department of Population Health in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia.  He currently serves as Service Chief of the Field Services section of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.  He completed his DVM training at UGA, an internship in Livestock Medicine and Surgery at Colorado State University, a Large Animal Internal Medicine Residency and PhD in Physiology/Pharmacology at UGA.  The goal of Dr. Credille’s research program is to better understand
    the epidemiology, mechanisms, and impact of antimicrobial resistance in Mannheimia haemolytica.  Additionally, his research program is evaluating the differences in cell-mediated immune responses to viral and bacterial respiratory pathogens in beef calves at high and low risk of developing BRD.  Furthermore, his lab is currently evaluating the utility of biomarkers as predictors of future BRD events in stocker cattle.  Long term, he hopes to use the information he obtains from his studies to develop antimicrobial use and management strategies that improve the health and welfare of beef cattle
    throughout North America

  • Katie Diehl, DVM, MS, DACVO

    Dr. Diehl earned her masters and veterinary degrees at The Ohio State University, then completed a small animal rotating internship at the University of Georgia. She went on to complete a residency in comparative
    ophthalmology and cellular biology fellowship at the University of Wisconsin. Subsequently she worked in academia at the University of Minnesota and Auburn University as well as in private specialty practice. She is currently an assistant professor of comparative ophthalmology at the University of Georgia. She also serves on the ACVO genetics committee and tries to stay active with just about any outdoor pursuit.

  • Karine Gendron, DVM, DipECVDI, DipACVR

    Dr. Karine Gendron is Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Imaging at UGA  where she has been faculty member since 2017. She completed her radiology specialty training at the University of Berne in Switzerland under the mentorship of MSK enthusiast Pr. Dr. Johann Lang, and her DVM studies at the University of Montreal.

    Dr. Gendron is a diplomate of both the European and the American Veterinary Radiology Colleges, and her current research interest is imaging of growth plate disorders, specifically of Incomplete Ossification of the Humeral Condyle (IOHC) in dogs.

  • Janet Grimes, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA

    Janet Grimes, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA is an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Surgery at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She then completed a residency in Small Animal Surgery at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she also received a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences. She was an Assistant Professor of Companion Animal Surgery at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine prior to joining the University of Georgia in 2016.

    Dr. Grimes’ research interests include surgical oncology, specifically hemangiosarcoma, and sentinel lymph node evaluation, and surgical respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases.

  • Janemarie Hennebelle, DVM

    Janemarie Hennebelle currently serves as the Assistant State Veterinarian and Animal Health program manager for the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Dr. Hennebelle received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and her Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine.

  • Ray Kaplan, BS, DVM, PhD, DipEVPC, DipACVM (Parasitology)

    Dr. Kaplan is a Professor in the Department of Infectious Diseases in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia. Dr. Kaplan received his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and his DVM from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.  He worked as a clinical veterinarian in a mixed-species private practice in Pennsylvania for several years before leaving for the University of Florida where he earned a PhD in Veterinary Parasitology.  Prior to his position at University of Georgia, Dr. Kaplan served in the Army Veterinary Corps at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, where he was Chief of Parasite Biology in the Division of Experimental Therapeutics.  Since 1998 he has been in his current position where he performs research, teaching and service in veterinary parasitology.  Dr. Kaplan’s research program is focused on measuring, understanding, and solving the problem of drug resistance in helminth parasites.  He is a Diplomate of both the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (Parasitology) and the European Veterinary Parasitology College, and is past President of the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists.  Dr. Kaplan also is recipient of the Pfizer Award for Research Excellence, the University of Georgia Charles N. Dobbins Award for Excellence in Service, the Dr. Fred C. Davison Award for outstanding service to veterinary medicine, and in 2018 he received the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists – Boehringer Ingelheim Distinguished Veterinary Parasitologist Award.

  • Stephanie Kleine, DVM, DACVAA

    Stephanie Kleine is a 2010 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she completed a small animal rotating internship at Georgia Veterinary Specialists in Atlanta. She then returned to UGA for anesthesia residency. Upon completion of the residency in 2014, she spent 2 years at UGA as a clinical instructor in anesthesia. In 2016, she started a PhD in Comparative Physiology and Pharmacology at UGA under the direction of Dr Steven Budsberg. During her PhD, she evaluated the association between canine obesity and osteoarthritis. She completed her PhD in July 2019 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Anesthesia at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, CrossFit, yoga, cooking, and spending time with her husband, daughter and their 4 dogs.

  • Andy Moorhead, DVM, MS, PhD

    Dr. Andy Moorhead is a small animal parasitologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Moorhead received the DVM degree from North Carolina State University, followed by a MS in Veterinary Parasitology from Purdue University. He then received his Ph.D. degree from Cornell University. Dr. Moorhead’s main research interests are the role of host-specific cues in development of filarial worms, specifically Dirofilaria immitis and Brugia malayi. He became a Diplomate of ACVM (Parasitology) in 2015. He is also an at-large member of the executive board of the American Heartworm Society.

  • Kate Myrna, DVM, MS, DACVO

    Dr. Kate Myrna has a BA from Vassar College and received her DVM from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She completed a 1-year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, and went on to complete a 1-year specialty internship under the mentorship of Dr. Nancy Cottrill in Small Animal Ophthalmology at Angell Animal Medical Center – Western New England. Dr. Myrna then completed a Residency in Comparative Ophthalmology and obtained a Master of Science in Comparative Biomedical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Myrna is interested in comparative ophthalmology, corneal wound healing and ocular analgesia

  • John Peroni, DVM, MS, DACVS

    Dr. Peroni graduated from the College of Veterinary Medical Science at the University of Parma in Italy in 1994. During Veterinary School traveled to the U.S. and attended several institutions for prolonged periods of time including Delaware Equine Center, the University of Pennsylvania at New Bolton Center, Davis College of Veterinary Medicine and Chino Valley Equine Hospital. As a result of those experiences he was encouraged to pursue an internship at Chino Valley Equine Hospital where he remained for 2 years from ’94 to ‘96. He subsequently moved to Michigan State University where he completed a surgical residency and a MS degree from 1996 to 2000. Following this training he was fortunate to become a faculty member at the University of Georgia in the Fall of 2000 and is currently a Professor of Surgery with clinical, didactic and research responsibilities. Dr. Peroni’s research interests began with and still include the area of equine laminitis. The main focus of this interest has been the understanding of microvascular flow within the equine hoof capsule and the changes that occur to blood flow during the onset of laminitis.  In the last 7 years, however, his research interest has shifted toward the development of animal models for the implementation of regenerative therapies aimed at the repair of musculoskeletal disorders primarily fracture repair. Two additional areas that have occupied much of his recent interest and efforts have been the study of (i) the anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects of mesenchymal stem cells and (ii) the interaction between delivered cellular therapies and the host environment.

  • Simon Platt, BVM&S, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology), Diplomate ECVN, FRCVS RCVS Recognized Specialist of Veterinary Neurology

    Dr. Simon Platt qualified from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1992; he was then an intern at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph and completed a residency in neurology and neurosurgery in 1998 at the University of Florida. Dr. Platt is currently a professor at the University of Georgia.  Dr. Platt has authored or co-authored over 200 journal articles and 50 book chapters and is the co-editor of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Neurology and the Manual of Small Animal Neurological Emergencies. Dr. Platt is Past-President of the ACVIM Neurology Specialty and Founder member of the South Eastern Veterinary Neurology (SEVEN) group in the USA. Currently, Simon serves as Editor in Chief of the NAVC journal Today’s Veterinary Practice. Dr. Platt was made a fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2018.

  • Andy Roark, DVM, MS

    Dr. Andy Roark is a practicing veterinarian, international speaker, author, and media personality. He is the founder of the Uncharted Veterinary Conference and DrAndyRoark.com. He has been an award-winning columnist for DVM360 and his popular Facebook page, website, podcast and YouTube show reach millions of people every month.

    Dr. Roark has received the NAVC Practice Management Speaker of the Year Award three times, the WVC Practice Management Educator of the Year Award, the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Veterinarian of the Year Award from the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians. His greatest achievement however involves marrying a bad-ass scientist and raising 2 kind and wonderful daughters.

  • Michael T. Robbins, DVM

    Michael T. Robbins, DVM received his veterinary medical degree in 2015 from the University of Tennessee and completed a rotating internship at the BluePearl Veterinary Hospital in Louisville, KY. This was followed by a residency in small animal clinical nutrition at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and is currently waiting to sit his specialty board exam. He then stayed on with the Clinical Nutrition Service for 7 months following his residency to further hone his skills prior to accepting the position of Scientific Communications Specialist with Hill’s Pet Nutrition. During his time at NC State, Dr. Robbins was involved with developing specifically tailored assisted feeding tube diet blends, outlining feeding plans for all ICU patients, creating complete and balanced homemade diets for those patients with specific nutritional needs (as well as extremely particular taste preferences), and providing nutritional advice to referring veterinarians. He also assisted with teaching responsibilities of third and fourth year veterinary students as well as rotating interns. His current responsibilities with Hill’s are to deliver education to veterinary staff, students, and those involved with Hill’s tours; provide technical support to Hill’s Veterinary Consultation Service; assist with review of technical documents; support the execution and development of digital education and social media strategy; and build relationships with Key Thought Leaders.

  • Corey Saba, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

    Dr. Corey Saba graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. She completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at Texas A&M, followed by a three-year medical oncology residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Saba has been with the University of Georgia since 2006 and is currently a Professor of Oncology in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Saba’s research interest is clinical trials investigating novel cancer diagnostics and therapeutics.

  • Chad Schmiedt, DVM, DACVS

    Dr. Chad Schmiedt received his DVM from the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000, followed by a one-year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Tennessee, and then a one-year surgical internship at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center.  Following his internships, Dr. Schmiedt completed a three-year surgical residency at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.   Dr. Schmiedt was a Clinical Instructor at the University of Wisconsin for two years following his residency.

    In the summer of 2007, Dr. Schmiedt returned to UGA to join the faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine as a soft tissue surgeon.

    Dr. Schmiedt is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, is a Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and holds the Alison Bradbury Chair in Feline Health.

  • Laura Smallwood, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

    Dr. Laura Smallwood’s professional experience includes over 30 years in the practice of veterinary medicine, the majority of that as a small animal internal medicine specialist and practice owner. Dr. Smallwood began her study of Mindfulness early in 2016 as part of a collaboration to develop a 6 week Mindfulness-based stress resilience program for Saint Francis Veterinary Specialists. Since that time, exploration of Mindfulness as a methodology for cultivating emotional intelligence, stress resilience and leadership skills has become her passion. She is particularly focused on the development of workplace programs specific to the veterinary profession. Dr. Smallwood has co-facilitated introductory veterinary workplace Mindfulness workshops and has presented on Mindfulness for the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association (GVMA). Dr. Smallwood has completed the MBSR (Mindfuness-Based Stress Reduction) Fundamentals in Teacher Education training offered through the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society. She is also a 200 hour registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) and leads yoga practices for workers at Saint Francis Veterinary Specialists and Emergency where she is the Medical Director. Dr. Smallwood currently chairs the GVMA Wellness Committee and serves National Director of Mindfulness and Resilience for Pathway Vet Alliance.

  • Nicole Trenholme, DVM

    Nicole Trenholme earned her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Ross University following completion of a bachelor’s of science in Biological Sciences from Colorado State University. She completed an internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, DC, as well as a specialty internship in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care (SAECC) at North Carolina State University.  She then went on to complete a residency in SAECC at the University of Missouri, while earning a thesis based master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences. She is currently a resident in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia at the University of Georgia. Her research and professional interests include opioid therapy in horses, development of a rapid sequence intubation protocol for small animals, analgesic management of critically ill patients, and evidence based medicine for titratable therapies. She and her husband have a large four legged family, including: Labrador Retriever, Shiloh Shepherd, mixed breed dog, and two cats. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, backpacking, cross country motorcycle riding, and aerial arts (lyra, silks, etc).

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Additional Information

This conference offers 15 hours of CE credit, including 2 hours of LEAP. Friday only conference offers 8 hours of CE (including 1 hour of LEAP). Saturday only offers 7 hours of CE (including 1 hour of LEAP).

Small Animal Breakout Session 1: 

Time Topic Speaker
2:20 – 3:10 Mast Cell Tumor – Is it really just one disease? Corey Saba & Janet Grimes
3:10 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 4:20 Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation: Revise your acronyms. Ben Brainard

Small Animal Breakout Session #2:

Time Topic Speaker
2:20 – 3:10 New Tricks for Old Kidneys -Managing Chronic Kidney Disease Joe Bartges
3:10 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 4:20 Leave No Stone Unturned – Managing Urolithiasis Joe Bartges

Large Animal Breakout Session:

Time Topic Speaker
2:20 – 3:10 Approach and Treatment of Pruritic Horses Frane Banovic
3:10 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 4:20 ERU: 7 Tips for Diagnosing and Treating Equine Recurrent Uveitis Kate Myrna

Sessions are subject to change. 

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