Today’s Featured ACVC sessions: 10/12
Check out today's featured sessions!
Practice From a Place of Purpose:
- SPEAKER: Patricia White, DVM, DACVD
- TIME: 8:00 AM
- ROOM: Keynote
Are you practice-weary, uninspired, feeling unappreciated? Perhaps you've lost touch with your purpose, your Big Why. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to reignite your passion so that you can create the care-focused practice you love that loves you back.
Separation Anxiety Basics
- SPEAKER: Christopher Pachel, DVM, DACVB, CABC
- TIME: 9:15 AM
- ROOM: 2
Separation anxiety is a common behavior problem in dogs presented to general practitioners. Common signs include vocalization, destructive behavior, or elimination problems that occur when the pet is isolated or separated from other members of their household or social group. This presentation will cover information relative to the diagnosis of this condition, as well as many of the first-line treatment options that can be implemented. Detailed information about behavior modification strategies will be included in the presentation.
Happiness in Veterinary Medicine is POSSIBLE
- SPEAKER: Matthew McGlasson, DVM, CVPM
- TIME: 2:30 PM
- ROOM: Room 12
The struggles that professionals face in the Veterinary Industry get talked about all the time. But the truth is, this is still a great career, and being happy in the field IS possible. The secret is that most of the things that make you happy are actually within your control.
Introduction to Hydrotherapy
- SPEAKER: Kirsten Oliver, VN, DipAVN (Surgical), CVT, VTS (Physical Rehabilitation), CCRP, CVPP
- TIME: 4:00 PM
- ROOM: Room 10
From pools to underwater treadmills, this lecture will provide information and education into how water works, conditions treated and treatment protocols for post-surgical, non-surgical and neurologic conditions.
Declawing: What We Knew Then and What We Know Now
- SPEAKER: Jen Conrad, DVM
- TIME: 6:00 PM
- ROOM: Room 12
It used to be that no one thought much about declawing cats, adding the surgery on to a spay or neuter. Although the AVMA called for declawing to be a last resort, according to the literature, 20-25% of American cats are declawed. Declaw surgery is so predictably painful, it is used in clinical trials to test new pain medications and yet many practitioners believe that very little or even no pain medications are necessary perioperatively. Many veterinarians feel that declawing is a necessary evil; they perform it in hopes of keeping a cat in a home or because they believe it will help protect humans or they believe that laser is better. Current research shows that declawed cats lose their homes, and their teeth can be a threat to human health. There is no good reason to declaw a cat. Declawing cats is not a best practice. Now that we know better, we do better.