Portland Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Care
Continuing Lecture Series

Monday, November 04, 2019

At the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, Maine

Full Program Sponsor IDEXX Laboratories

Drink Tickets Sponsored by Royal Canin

Lectures are open to veterinarians, technicians and all support staff



5:30pm-6:00pm: Registration
6:00pm-7:00pm: Dinner and Dinner Lecture
7:00pm-9:00pm: Lectures


Dinner Lecture Topic

Feline Retrovirus Infections: Past, Present, and Perplexing
Presenter: Melissa Beall, DVM, PhD

- This lecture is RACE approved for 1 CEU credit -

Veterinarian Seminars

- Lectures have been submitted for 1 CEU credit each for Maine veterinarians -

Lecture A - 7:00pm-8:00pm
Title: So Your Dog Has Low Platelets, Now What?
Presenter: Marcia Carothers, DVM DACVIM

This presentation will discuss thrombocytopenia in dogs. Various clinical cases will be presented to discuss causes of
thrombocytopenia, differential disease rule outs, and diagnostic approach. Practical tips in handling the patient with low platelets, various treatment options and prognosis will be highlighted.

Lecture B - 8:00pm-9:00pm
Title: Scraping Your Way to Success—
Getting the Most out of Dermatology Diagnostics
Presenter: Loren Candito, DVM DACVD

This lecture will focus on how to choose the best diagnostic tests for various clinical presentations such as non-resolving pyoderma, suspect immune triggered diseases, and non-inflammatory alopecia. Different techniques will be reviewed for obtaining samples like biopsies and cultures to minimize non-diagnostic results, as well as tips and tricks, and patient, breed, and disease specific adjustments to maximize results and outcomes, including how to get the most out of biopsy results that may initially appear non-diagnostic.

Veterinary Technician Seminar

- This lecture is RACE approved for 2 CEU credits -

Lecture C - 7:00pm-9:00pm
Title: Cytology 101
Presenter: Kathi Smith, RVT VTS(O)

Technicians can play a critical role in helping obtain quality cytology samples that will provide accurate diagnoses of various inflammatory and neoplastic conditions. This seminar will discuss proper sample collection, preparation and identification of the cytological characteristics of common tumors seen in practice.

We hope to see you there!  Please call or email Kristine with any questions.
207-780-0271 kristines@portlandvetspecialists.com

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We are always looking for new topic ideas.  If there is anything you would like us to lecture on, we would like to hear your ideas. If you have any questions about the seminars please get in touch!

Contact Kristine S. at 207-780-0271, or email her directly at kristines@portlandvetspecialists.com