PVESC’s next Continuing Education dinner event is scheduled for May 13, 2024, at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, Maine. To learn more about this lecture series, the invitation can be found here.

Schedule of Events

5:30pm-6:00pm: Check-in

6:00pm-6:45pm: Dinner and Dinner Lecture

6:45pm-7:00pm: DOOR PRIZES!

7:00pm-9:00pm: Veterinarian and Technician Lectures

Speaker Information

Dinner Lecture

Thank you to IDEXX for sponsoring International Speaker Eric D. Garcia, IT & Digital Strategist, for our dinner lecture.

Title: Using Technology to Meet Client Expectations

Presenter: Eric D. Garcia, IT & Digital Strategist

This dynamic session is designed for veterinary professionals eager to revolutionize their practice through technology. It delves into the practical ways in which technology can not only enhance operational efficiency but also foster a positive practice culture, deliver exceptional value to pet owners, and significantly boost client retention. Yes, you read it correctly – by harnessing the power of technology to improve efficiency, your practice can achieve these three critical outcomes simultaneously. This session promises to explore this multifaceted approach through real-life stories and straightforward, easy-to-implement examples. Our goal is to leave you equipped with tangible tips and strategies that you can start applying in your practice as early as tomorrow. Forget the abstract theories; we’re here to talk about real solutions. As an added bonus, the session will also shed light on the cutting-edge application of artificial intelligence (AI) in veterinary practices. We’ll discuss how AI is being used to streamline workflow, enhance decision-making processes, and even predict patient health outcomes, thereby setting new standards in veterinary care.

Veterinarian Lectures

Lecture A: 7:00pm-8:00pm

Title: What’s Your Diagnosis?

Presenters: Sarah Noble, DVM DACVIM and Marianna Schafer, DVM DACVR

Come join an Internal Medicine specialist and a Radiologist for an interactive case-based discussion of interesting Internal Medicine and Imaging cases, including endocrinology, gastrointestinal, renal, and pulmonary conditions.

Lecture B: 8:00pm-9:00pm

Title: Case Presentations in Small Animal Neurology 

Presenter: Danielle Eifler, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology), Certified Veterinary Neurosurgeon

Lecture will focus on case presentations of some of the more common neurologic disorders in dogs and cats, including neurologic examination findings and determining neuroanatomic localization based on the findings.  Differential diagnoses will be formulated and diagnostic testing options discussed to further investigate potential causes for the patient’s signs.  From there, diagnosis, treatment plan and prognosis will be discussed.

Veterinary Technician/Assistant Lectures (Client Service welcome!)

Lecture C: 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Title: Feline Hyperthyroidism and Radioactive Iodine Therapy

Presenter: Kelly Beaudoin, LVT

Come and join for a deep dive into the cause of feline hyperthyroidism, learn all the diagnostic and treatment options, and see why Radioactive Iodine (I-131) is the gold standard treatment.  See how I-131 works, and what the treatment process looks like.  This lecture will benefit veterinary technicians, assistants, and client service.

Lecture D: 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Title: What’s Your Diagnosis?

Presenters: Sarah Noble, DVM DACVIM and Marianna Schafer, DVM DACVR

Come join an Internal Medicine specialist and a Radiologist to see interesting Internal Medicine / Imaging cases with an emphasis on tricks and techniques for Imaging (how to make your veterinarian and/or radiologist happy!).

Register Today

Please complete the registration form and email to kristines@pvesc.com, or fax to 207-842-9091.