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Continuing Education Series 2017

Full program sponsor IDEXX Laboratories.
Drink tickets sponsored by Royal Canin. 


Our next seminar is November 20, 2017
at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, Maine. 

Lectures are open to veterinarians, technicians and all support staff.

Dinner Lecture Topic: 

Kidney Disease in Dogs & Cats:  How to Get the Most from an Early Diagnosis

Presented by:  Dr. Dan Baker, Professional Services Veterinarian, New England, IDEXX Laboratories

Dr. Baker will be discussing the clinical presentation and diagnostic tools available to more reliably recognize dogs and cats with early kidney disease.  Emphasis will be placed on the importance of differentiating acute or active kidney injury from chronic kidney disease.  The benefits to the patient of diagnosing kidney disease earlier and more reliably will be discussed. 

Veterinarian Lectures:

Feline Ophthalmology:  Why Cats’ Eyes are Special and the Challenges of Treating Them

Presented by:  Cory Mosunic, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVO

In this one-hour lecture Dr. Mosunic will highlight specific differences in anatomy and methods of examination and treatment of ophthalmic disease that are unique to cats.


Dealing with the Vomiting Pet:  Surgical or Not?

Presented by:  Mauria O’Brien, DVM, Diplomate ACEVECC & Robert O’Brien, DVM, Diplomate ACVR

In this one-hour lecture, in a “He Said She Said” approach from a criticalist and a radiologist, this seminar will provide a multi-faceted discussion on the vomiting patient, and when surgery is warranted.

Technician Lecture:

Managing Your Patient’s Pain

Presented by:  April Guille, DVM, Diplomate ACVS

This two-hour lecture will cover pain management in patients—how to recognize pain, why we treat pain, and the drugs and other modalities available to treat different types of pain.  This lecture will also touch on some of the challenges facing the veterinary community in light of the new Maine registration on opiate control. 

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