Mount Laurel Animal Hospital offers a range of exceptional veterinary continuing education (CE) programs to help all industry professionals expand their knowledge, develop their skills and continuously improve the quality of care they offer their patients.
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End Of Summer Symposium: 3 RACE Credits, Brunch, Mimosas & Vacation Giveaway
Earn 3 Race Credits, A Chance To Win A Vacation & Enjoy Brunch & Mimosas!
9am – 10am: Getting To Know You: Critical Care Nursing & Monitoring presented by Karen Roach, RVT, VTS
Hands on monitoring, the importance of getting to know your patients, blood work and diagnostics, pain management assessment, recumbent patient care, nutritional monitoring, monitoring indwelling catheters and other tubes, medications, medical records, monitoring of neuro patients, the importance of knowing the basics, being proactive, thinking critically and advocating for your patients.
Pending RACE approval
10am – Mimosa Break
10:15 – 11:15: Introduction To Dentistry: Anatomy, Terminology & Oral Exam
Presented by: Wendi Rensman, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)
This is a talk that will discuss normal and abnormal findings in the oral cavity in dogs and cats. Tooth numbers, counting teeth, directional terminology and instruments used in oral examination will also be included. Be prepared to test your knowledge!
11:30am: CPR presented by Michele Hinks, BS, CVT, VTS (ECC)
An overview of basic life support and advanced life support according to the RECOVER initiative CPR guidelines. Attendees will learn about techniques and medications used in CPR. They will then have hands on practice of compressions, breathing, and carrying out the different roles of team members during a code.
12:30pm: Vacation Drawing & Tours
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
Karen Roach: Karen Roach graduated in 1994 and is an RVT from Nova Scotia. She obtained her VTS in Emergency/Critical Care in 2013, and since 2018, has been working at Mount Laurel Animal Hospital as an ICU Training Mentor. Karen’s main focus when training staff is patient care & advocacy, pain management and critical thinking.
Wendi Rensman: Wendi is a CVT (2003) and VTS Dentistry (2019). Dentistry has been a main area of focus for most of her veterinary career. Wendi is currently a hospital trainer at Mount Laurel Animal Hospital and enjoys teaching & lecturing while mentoring other veterinary staff along their path in vet med. Wendi believes to educate on pet dental health is to be that animals voice, because oral pain is often hidden pain.
Michele Hinks: is a CVT (2006) and VTS in emergency and critical care (2014). Michele is currently a training mentor at MLAH and for Vet Med Management to help teach technicians and assistants. Michele has a great passion for critical care and helping others learn how to provide excellent nursing care for their patients.
Old, Fat Endocrine: Anesthesia Of Patients With Co-Morbidities
Presented by Dr. Jennifer Bornkamp (Anesthesiologist)
RACE approval (1 CE Credit)
This lecture will review some key principles in managing Anesthesia in patients with underlying disease. We will discuss pre-anesthetic considerations and anesthetic management of endocrine disorders, the geriatric patient and obese patients.
This presentation is open to veterinary professionals.
I Think This Is Cancer! Now What?
Presented by Dr. Angela Taylor (Oncologist)
Pending RACE approval (1 CE Credit)
1. Estimate the likelihood of a cancer diagnosis based on the patient’s clinical picture and evidence-based epidemiologic information.
2. Establish a practical diagnostic and treatment plan for unstable, painful, or otherwise ill patients that includes ruling in/out a potential cancer diagnosis.
3. Prepare owners for what to expect during their Oncology consult (general info about prognosis and treatment options).
This presentation is open to veterinary professionals.
Treatment & Management Of Corneal Ulcers
Presented by Dr. Andrew Enders (Ophthalmologist)
RACE approved (1 CE Credit)
The goal of this presentation will be to review the normal corneal anatomy and healing process, diagnostics that aid in the detection and treatment of corneal ulcers, and the different types of corneal ulcerations and their treatment approaches. The topical will be canine focused, but applicable across all species and time will be left to answer questions that arise. The lecture will be very clinically focused.
Diagnosing & Treating Abnormal Ophthalmic Exam Findings
Presented by Dr. Amanda Joslin (Ophthalmologist)
All attendees will receive a free gift for their practice!
- Know the prognostic indicators, potential complications, and treatment for traumatic proptosis
- Recognize the classic clinical signs of and be able to formulate a medical treatment plan for an infected corneal ulcer
- Be familiar with the clinical signs and differential diagnoses for uveitis and hyphema
- Be able to recognize breeds predisposed to primary glaucoma and anterior lens luxation
- Be able to list treatment options for glaucoma, uveitis, and anterior lens luxation
- Be able to list differentials and diagnostic recommendations for sudden blindess
- Recognize which cases should be referred to an ophthalmologist
In Cold Blood: Practical Reptile Care
Presented by Dr. Victoria Bender (Exotics Veterinarian)
As the popularity of reptiles has grown, so has demand for reptile veterinary care. Today, reptile medicine and surgery represents a viable subset of companion animal practice. Reptiles are stoic and have evolved to mask signs of illness, which makes them a challenge to diagnose and treat. There can be significant variability in appropriate husbandry between species, which directly influences overall healthy and subsequent illness. This lecture will present an approach to common disease presentations in reptiles, outline the important role of husbandry in their care, and offer practical suggestions for those who want to take their reptile practice to the next level.
Anticonvulsant Therapy Advances in Small Animal Practice
Presented by Dr. Philip Cohen (Neurologist)
• Know when to start anti-epileptic drugs (AED)
• Choose appropriate AED and dosage
• Know if and when to monitor AED concentrations
• Know when to add or change AED
• Choosing drug combination protocols
Webinar Wednesdays Respiratory Failure & Non-Respiratory Look-A-Likes
-Understand the physiology behind respiration
-List and define causes of respiratory failure in veterinary patients
-List and define common non-respiratory causes of patient disease that appear to be respiratory in origin on exam (i.e. non-respiratory look-a-likes)
Webinar Wednesdays Feline Dermatology
Anesthesia & Pain Management Symposium
Location: Mount Laurel Animal Hospital Event Auditorium
9am-9:30am: Sign In and Registration
9:30am-10:30am: Dr. Andrea Canniglia
10:30am-11:30am: Karen Roach, CVT, VTS
12:30pm-1:30pm: Liz Vetrano, CVT
1:30pm-2:30pm: Dr. Caroline Garzotto
2:30pm-3:30pm: Dr. Bryce Dooley
Dr. Andrea Caniglia - Anesthesia for Patients with Common Cardiovascular Diseases
Review physiology of cardiac disease, pre-anesthetic evaluation and diagnostics, drug selection, perioperative monitoring, anticipating and managing common perioperative complications.
Karen Roach, CVT, VTS - Analgesia for the Emergency and Critical Care Patient
Will discuss definitions related to pain and pain control, commonly used analgesia drugs in emergency and critical care settings, pain scoring systems, consequences of untreated pain, how patient comfort and stress levels affect pain perception, non-pharmacologic measures to help with pain control.
Liz Vetrano, CVT - No-Bunny Panic! The Basics of Rabbit Pain Management and Anesthesia
Discuss the basics of rabbit pain management and anesthesia, review anatomy and physiology, proper handling and restraint methods, and the pre-anesthetic physical.
Dr. Caroline Garzotto - Pain Management - A Surgeon's Perspective
How to manage pain using a multi-modal approach. Pre-op, peri-op, post-op, and chronic pain management are discussed.
Dr. Bryce Dooley - Understandin' Prostaglandin: A Review Of Inflammatory Pain And The Use of NSAIDS
Reviewing the inflammatory cascade and how currently available NSAIDs target for acute and chronic pain control. The lecture will also include new developments in NSAIDs, side effects, and an overview of safety and efficacy studies in companion animals.
ALL LECTURES ARE RACE APPROVED
Dr. Andrea Caniglia
Liz Vetrano, CVT
Dr. Caroline Garzotto
Dr. Bryce Dooley
Down With Derm: Zebras the uncommon, emergent and biopsied
Presented by Dr. Fiona Lee (Dermatologist)
When Neurologic and Neurochemical Wiring in the Brain Goes Wrong: better living through chemistry
Presented by Dr. Philip Cohen (Neurologist) and Dr. Shana Gilbert-Gregory (Behavioral Medicine Clinician)
This lecture will give a brief overview of the basics of husbandry with various exotics species.
We are becoming aware of the challenges that arise when implementing low stress handling in our veterinary facilities. What’s working for the practices who ARE making progress?
Karen Roach, RVT, VTS
Morgan Rodgers, BS
Fiona Lee, VMD, DACVD, MBA
Wendy Rensman, CVT
Elizabeth Vetrano, CVT
Jean L Tomaselli, CVT, KPA-CTP
Tasha McNerney, CVT, CVPP, VTS
Otitis & Diagnostic Cytology
Surgical & Oncologic Treatment Of Hemangiosarcoma
Board certified specialists Dr. Jessica Kinsey (surgery) and Dr. Angela Taylor (medical oncology) discuss approaches to managing canine hemangiosarcoma patients. We will review stabilization, surgical techniques, adjuvant chemotherapy protocols and prognoses, incorporating the current literature to discuss new treatment options. This will be followed by an interactive discussion among participants.
This lecture is RACE approved for 2 CE hours and is open to Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians.