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Outpatient Medicine 2017

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 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 9th, 2017

8:00-8:30 Registration Check-in and Continental Breakfast  
8:30-9:20 Osteosarcoma and steriotactic radiation therapy Laver
9:20-10:10 Riding into the danger zone: how to help clients who have aggressive pets Dantas
10:10-10:30 Refreshment Break  

Rabbit and rodent anesthesia

11:20-12:10 An algorithm for the diagnosis & management of canine hip dysplsia Franklin
12:10-1:10 Lunch  
1:10-2:00 Red Hot Mouths – Canine and feline stomatitis Meindl
2:00-2:50 Thoracic radiography for the cardiac patient              Coleman
2:50-3:00 Refreshment Break  
3:00-3:50 Essential hemp oil for dogs with cancer: true or false? Northrup
3:50-4:40 Legalities of marijuana and other controlled substances    LEAP Lindell

Sunday, December 10, 2017

8:00-8:30 Registration and Breakfast Speaker
8:30-9:20 Interesting cases in General Practice Roth
9:20-10:10 Canine lymphoma  Saba
10:10-10:30 Refreshment Break  

Insulinoma in the ferret-a more in depth look at a common problem

11:20-12:10 LEAP Sanford
12:10-1:30 Lunch and MVC Tours (optional)  
1:30-3:10 Roundtable Discussion with Specialists  
3:10-4:00 Treatment complexity of atopic dermatitis in dogs: “one-size-fits-all” approach Banovic

Treating myxomatous valve disease in dogs: when do I start and what do I start with?


Event Fees

TWO DAY-Registration
(15 CE hours includes 2 hours LEAP)
Saturday Only-Registration
(8 CE hours includes 1 hour of LEAP)
Sunday Only-Registration
(7 CE hours includes 1hour of LEAP )


*Program schedule is subject to change*

Event Sponsors

Event Speakers

Travis Laver, VMD PhD


Dr. Laver is an Assistant Professor of Oncology at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine. 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.

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


Dr. Dantas earned her DVM at the Universidade Federal Fluminense in sunny 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.

Stephen J. Divers,BVetMed, DZooMed, DECZM(Herp), DECZM(ZHM), DACZM, FRCVS


Born in England, 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. He has served on the ABVP subspecialties in small mammal and reptile/amphibian specialties, helped create the new zoological companion animal (exotic pet) examination through the ACZM, and the new European College of Zoological Medicine, herpetology and zoo health management subspecialties.

Samuel P. Franklin, MS, DVM, PhD


Dr. Franklin is an Assistant Professor for Orthopedics at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2007, he received is DVM from Colorado State University then went on to receive a PhD in Veterinary Pathobiology, DACVS (Surgery) and DACVSMR (Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation). ​

Amanda Coleman, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)


Mandy Coleman is an Assistant Professor of Cardiology at the UGA 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.

Nicole Northrup, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)


Dr. Nicole Northrup received her DVM degree from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 and completed a 1-year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City the following year. She served as an associate veterinarian at the Alex Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center at North Shore Animal League for the next 2 years. Dr. Northrup’s residency training in Small Animal Oncology in the Harrington Oncology Program of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine led to board certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialty of Oncology in 2000. That year 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.

Heather Lindell, PharmD, BSPH, RPh, FSVHP, DICVP


Dr. Heather Lindell is a PharmD at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. She also keeps current on her human medicine by working part-time at Northside Hospital Forsyth. She is a member of the University Woman’s Club, Atlanta Academy of Institutional Pharmacy, RC Wilson Pharmacy Association, Georgia Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists and the Society of Veterinary Hospital Pharmacists. She specializes in Veterinary pharmacy and is a Diplomate of ICVP and Fellow of SVHP.

Ira G. Roth DVM


Dr. Roth is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Director, Community Practice Clinic at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine.

Corey Saba, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)


Dr. Saba received her BA from Rhodes College (Memphis, TN) and her DVM from Louisiana State University. After receiving her DVM, she completed a small animal rotating internship at Texas A&M University and then went on to complete an oncology residency at University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2006, Dr. Saba joined the faculty at UGA as a small animal oncologist.

Jörg Mayer MSc., Dipl. ABVP (Exotic Companion Mammal), Dipl. ECZM (Small Mammal) Dipl. ACZM


Dr. Jorg Mayer studied veterinary medicine in Budapest / Hungary to study veterinary medicine shortly after the “iron curtain” fell. During his studies he was fortunate to be able to work with veterinarians in South Africa and Namibia for 6 months. After receiving his veterinary degree from the University of Budapest/Hungary, he went to the USA for an internship in ‘Zoological Medicine and Surgery’ at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, RI. At the end of the internship he was part of a research team to study wild tree kangaroos in the rain forest of Papua New Guinea for 3 months. After this exciting experience, 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.

Frane Banovic,DVM, PhD, Diplomate ECVD


Born in Croatia, Frane Banovic graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Zagreb in 2008. In the same year, Dr Banovic enrolled a three-year dermatology based PhD program with clinical training and research emphasis on topical antiseptics such as chlorhexidine, polihexanide and diluted bleach baths as supportive therapy in canine atopic dermatitis. He finished a 1-year clinical rotational internship at the Clinic of Small Animal Medicine at the Centre for Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Faculty, LMU Munich in 2011. From 2011 to 2014, Dr Banovic enrolled in a three-year Investigative Dermatology Residency program at North Carolina State University after which he continued to work at NCSU as a clinical instructor and postdoctoral dermatology fellow with focused research on topical antiseptics for canine pyoderma and mechanism of itch pathway in atopic dogs.

Gregg Rapoport, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)


Gregg Rapoport graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. He completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. He then returned to Madison to perform his cardiology residency, which he completed in 2003. He worked in private practice in Michigan for one year followed by four years at the Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. In 2009 he took a faculty position here at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. He is involved in the Great Ape Heart Project with Zoo Atlanta, as well as research investigating the use of new anticoagulant agents in cats.

Contact Information

Contact: Melissa Kilpatrick

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Travel Information

The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is the most convenient airport to use when attending a conference in Athens.  Groome Transportation offers an excellent shuttle service to and from the Atlanta Airport and Athens.  For more information and to schedule a reservation, please visit

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

*Registration fee includes: continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch, and instructional materials.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

  • Non-Lab Conference: Refunds are available for cancellations made by 5 p.m. ET, 10 days prior to the beginning of your event.
  • Wet Lab Conference: Refunds are available for cancellations made by 5 p.m., 45 days prior to the beginning of your event.
  • If a course is cancelled for any reason, the CVM will not be responsible for any charges related to travel.
  • For courtesy and liability reasons, we prohibit children and domestic animals (except working animals, e.g., guide dogs) at our CE conferences.
  • Each conference participant may receive mail from companies or individuals who have obtained names and addresses from course registrations as permitted by the Georgia Open Records Act.

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, to conducting research related to animal diseases, and to providing veterinary services for animals and their owners. Our research efforts are aimed at enhancing the quality of life for animals and people, improving the productivity of poultry and livestock, and preserving a healthy interface between wildlife and people in the environment they share.

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