Our next CE event is scheduled for Monday, May 9, 2022

Sponsored by IDEXX Laboratories

Cardiology Speaker Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

Drink Ticket Sponsor: Covetrus


Schedule of Events:

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

6:00-6:50pm:  Dinner Seminar

Door prizes!

7:00-9:00pm: Lectures

To register, please refer to Invitation and Registration Form.  For any questions, reach out to Kristine Suszczynski at kristines@pvesc.com .


Dinner Lecture Topic:

Genomics:  Changing How We Detect Cancer in Dogs

Presenters:  Brian Flesner, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

This lecture has been submitted for approval for 1 CEU credit for Maine Veterinarians

Most veterinary professionals learn about genetics during training but have rarely needed to apply that knowledge in the clinic.  However, genomics is playing an increasingly important role in veterinary diagnostics and treatment, particularly in the field of veterinary oncology.  This session will provide an overview of the type of genes involved in the development of cancer, common genomic alterations, how the alterations are detected, and how genomics are applied to new cancer diagnostics.


Veterinarian Lectures:

Lecture A: Cardiac Emergencies

Presenter:  Eva Larouche-Lebel, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

This lecture has been approved for 1 CEU credit for Maine Veterinarians

Dr. Larouche-Lebel will discuss common cardiac emergencies through a case-based approach, and for each condition go through a description of the case, diagnosis and treatment.  Discussion will include cases such as congestive heart failure secondary to degenerative mitral valve disease; dyspneic cat—asthma vs. hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; atrial fibrillation secondary to dilated cardiomyopathy; pathologic tachycardias—ventricular tachycardia vs. supraventricular tachycardia; pericardial effusion; feline thromboembolic disease.

Lecture B: A Review and Updates for Blood Glucose Monitoring in Diabetic Dogs and Cats

Presenter:  Adam Shoelson, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

This lecture has been approved for 1 CEU credit for Maine Veterinarians

Dr. Shoelson will begin with an overview of traditional glucose monitoring techniques in diabetic dogs and cats, including the challenges associated with such techniques.  The lecture will then take a deep dive to examine the use of flash glucose monitoring systems in veterinary patients, specifically the FreeStyle Libre system.  How these systems work will be reviewed, and whether or not they are accurate, along with newer research on the complications associated with the FreeStyle Libre when used in cats and dogs.


Veterinary Technician and Veterinary Assistant Lectures:

Lecture C: Urine for a Treat

Presenter:  Petra Schoenbrod, LVT

Why a urinalysis?  In this lecture, the veterinary technician will learn hints for how to get a helpful urinary health history.  A brief overview of formation and elimination or urine will be discussed, with an anatomy and physiology review of the amazing urinary tract. Urine collection methods will be discussed, and laboratory procedures for the three-part complete urinalysis, including interpretation of results.


Lecture D: Common Cardiac Diseases and Treatments

Presenter:  Eva Larouche-Lebel, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

This lecture will delve into common cardiac diseases that veterinary technicians and assistants will see in their hospitals.  Learn the how, the what, the why, and how to help.

Sponsored by IDEXX Laboratories and Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health.