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Aging Pet Conference

Hosted by: Office of Continuing Education
From: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

This conference will offer sessions about The Dog Aging Project, nutrition, ophthalmic concerns, maintaining mobility, alternative therapies, hospice and palliative care, and anesthetic concerns for the aging pet.

This conference offers 7 1/2 hours of continuing education credit, which includes 1 hour of LEAP.

We will offer this conference virtually through a live ZOOM meeting.

Event Information

Registration Fee : $175


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

Event Agenda


Start Time
End Time
8:00 am 8:10 am
Welcome & Introductions
8:10 am 9:00 am
Anesthesia for the Geriatric Patient
Jane Quandt, DVM, MS, DACVAA, DACVECC (Anesthesia & ECC)
9:00 am 9:50 am
Acupuncture and the Aging Pet
Jennifer Good, DVM, DACVECC
9:50 am 10:00 am
10:00 am 10:50 am
Ophthalmologic Changes in the Aging Pet
Katie Diehl, DVM, MS, DACVO
10:50 am 11:40 am
SITTING and other important things… (How to keep pets moving and independent as they age)
Jodi Seidel, RVT, CCRP
11:40 am 12:30 pm
12:30 pm 1:20 pm
The Ethics of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (LEAP GBVM-2409)
Dave Shuey, RVT, CHPT
1:20 pm 2:10 pm
Nutrition and aging – age is not a disease
Joe Bartges, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN
2:10 pm 2:20 pm
2:20 pm 3:40 pm
The Dog Aging Project: A Companion Dog Longitudinal Study of Aging
Kate Creevy, DVM, MS, DACVIM


  • Kate E Creevy DVM, MS, DACVIM

    Dr. Creevy’s educational path includes Georgetown University (BS), the University of Tennessee (DVM), the University of Minnesota (small animal rotating internship) and the University of Georgia (internal medicine residency and MS in Infectious Disease.   Along the way she has worked in emergency practice in the Twin Cities and Washington DC, as well as academic emergency practice at UGA, and completed a Cancer Research Training Award Fellowship developing protocols for chimeric bone marrow transplantation in immunodeficient dogs at the NIH’s National Cancer Institute.  After ten years on UGA’s faculty, in 2016 she joined the faculty at Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine as an Associate Professor in Small Animal Internal Medicine.  Dr. Creevy is the Chief Veterinary Officer for the Dog Aging Project, a multicenter, multidisciplinary research collaboration whose long-term goal is to understand the genetic and environmental determinants of healthy aging in companion dogs.  The Dog Aging Project is currently enrolling participants into the largest prospective study of companion dogs ever performed, following tens of thousands of dogs across the nation for a minimum of 5 years. In addition to her work on canine aging, Dr. Creevy’s research interests include  infectious disease, and the development of lifelong learning skills and critical thinking skills among professional students and early-career veterinarians.

  • Jane Quandt, DVM, MS, DACVAA, DACVECC (Anesthesia & ECC)

    DVM from Iowa State University in 1987. Completed anesthesia residency and Masters in anesthesia at the University of Minnesota, boarded in anesthesia in 1993. Did a second residency in small animal emergency and critical care and boarded in 2007. Currently a tenured full professor in comparative anesthesia at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

  • Joe Bartges, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN

    Dr. Joe Bartges is from West Virginia and a graduate of Marshall University.  After receiving his DVM in 1987 from the University of Georgia, he completed an internship and dual residency in internal medicine and nutrition and a PhD from the University of Minnesota in 1993.  He joined the faculty at the University of Georgia and in 1987 joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee where he remained until 2014.  At Tennessee, he was Professor of Medicine and Nutrition, held the Acree Endowed Chair of Small Animal Research, and served as interim department head.  He was internist, nutritionist, and academic director at Cornell University Veterinary Specialists in Stamford CT and was an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine at Cornell University.  He joined the faculty at The University of Georgia in 2016 and is currently Professor of Medicine and Nutrition in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery.  He is board certified in small animal internal medicine and nutrition.  Dr. Bartges is internationally known for his research and publications in veterinary nephrology and urology and nutrition.  He has published over 350 peer reviewed manuscripts, research abstracts, review articles, and book chapters and is the primary editor of Nephrology and Urology of Small Animals with Dr. Dave Polzin, which is in a second edition.  He has spoken at over 250 meetings including many international.  He is focused on minimally invasive procedures, nutrition, and urinary tract disorders.

  • 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.

  • Jennifer Good, DVM, DACVECC

    Dr. Good graduated from Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. She completed her rotating internship at Oradell Animal Hospital in NJ and her Emergency and Critical Care residency at the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. She has been an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Emergency and Critical Care department of UGA’s Veterinary Teaching hospital since 2017.

  • Jodi Seidel, RVT, CCRP

    With over 15 years in the veterinary field (RVT since 2005) Jodi has dedicated the last 12 years  primarily to physical rehabilitation, obtaining her CCRP in 2008.  She’s passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience to help transform the lives of every patient she sees, especially the geriatric ones.  “Sugar faces”, as she likes to call her grey faced patients, are her favorite patients to treat.  As just a little bit of rehab really does go a long way in improving not only their quality of life but also the lives of their owners.

    Jodi currently works as the lead technician in the small animal rehabilitation service at the University of Georgia and resides in Athens with her husband and two, soon to be, sugar face pups Pixie and Simba.

  • Dave Shuey, RVT, CHPT

    Dave Shuey is a Registered Veterinary Technician, pianist, horse-owner, and (very) amateur dressage rider. He holds certifications from the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy, and the Human-Animal Bond Research Institute. He is currently pursuing a Master of Social Work degree at the University of Southern California. Dave graduated from the Bel-Rea Institute for Veterinary Technology in 2011, and began his career in the dentistry department at VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver, CO.  After moving to Georgia in 2013, Dave served for several years at the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Athens, GA in Anesthesia and Large Animal ICU, before pursuing his passion in animal hospice, palliative, and end-of-life care. Dave finished his veterinary technician career as Lead Technician at Main Street Vet in Madison, GA, where he provided training to the nursing staff, end-of-life support for pets and their families, as well as dentistry. He has authored the chapter on the  human-animal bond and euthanasia for the upcoming 10th edition of McCurnin’s Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, and has been an active conference speaker since 2017. Dave also holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance, and gives solo recitals in public from time to time.


Additional Information

Full refunds are available for cancellations made by 5:00 p.m., ten days prior to beginning of your event.