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May 6 – 2018 AVES DVM CE Symposium

What is the AVES CE Symposium?

Education is one of the founding principles of Austin Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center. We believe in not only providing diverse and intensive continuing education opportunities for our staff and doctors, but also for the general practitioners in the Austin and surrounding areas.

Part of carrying out that vision is our annual AVES DVM CE Symposium! This all day, free event includes a broad range of lecture topics from AVES specialists within various departments, including Surgery & OrthopedicsInternal MedicineCritical CareOncologyDentistry, and Neurology & Neurosurgery!

This year’s event will take place at The Westin Austin at the Domain on Sunday, May 6.


More details:
AVES is proud to offer veterinarians 7 hours of Continuing Education lectures FREE OF CHARGE. Lunch and snacks throughout the day will be provided.

Sunday, May 6
8:00 am – 5:00 pm (check in begins at 7:15 am)

The Westin Austin at the Domain
11301 Domain Drive
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 832-4197


Contact Ann Haraguchi –


August 14 – CAVMA CE Lecture with Dr. Patrick Moyle

Dr. Patrick Moyle from our Internal Medicine department will be presenting at CAVMA’s meeting on Tuesday, August 14 at 7pm.

The topic will be Symmetric Dimethylarginine (SDMA) – What is it and How Can it Help? 

This lecture will review the renal function test SDMA.  From there, the lecture will cover the most recent literature on the use of SDMA in veterinary medicine, and whether the test can truly improve our ability to detect kidney disease.

Please join us at:
7300 Hart Ln, Austin, TX 78731
Community Hall, side stage

AVES Continuing Education Lunch and Learns

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As part of our ongoing commitment to veterinary continuing education and research, AVES offers the opportunity for our community of veterinary practices to schedule Continuing Education Lunch and Learns.

How does it work?

Interested in scheduling a Lunch and Learn?  Simply contact Ann Haraguchi at or 512-343-2837. Please include your interested lecture(s), a couple of date options (please allow 30 days lead time), and any other information you’d like to discuss regarding Lunch and Learns. We’ll take it from there! We will work with your veterinarians’, technicians’, and any other interested staff’s schedules to coordinate the best date for one of our specialists to come lecture on a topic of your choice. We receive TBVME approval for each hour-long lecture. AVES will even bring lunch for the participants!

Here are several of our current CE Lunch and Learn topics:

  • Proteinuria – Diagnostics and Treatment
    Patrick Moyle, DVM | Internal Medicine
    In this lecture, Dr. Moyle will review common causes of canine and feline proteinuria.  From there, he will discuss the diagnostic approach and basic treatment options for pathologic renal proteinuria.
  • The Neurologic Examination
    Tracy Sutton, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) | Neurology & Neurosurgery
    The neurological examination will be reviewed in two parts.  The first part will focus on demonstration of how to perform an examination with a volunteer dog.  The second part will focus on the integration of findings on the neurologic examination to formulate neurolocalization.
  • Concepts in Wound Management for the General Practitioner
    Adam Breiteneicher, DVM | Surgery & Orthopedics
    In depth coverage of current recommendations for canine wound management in the triage or front line general practice setting. Case-based examples will be included as well as referenced recommendations for further reading.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – Review of Updated Guidelines
    Lindsay Vaughn, DVM, DACVECC | Emergency & Critical Care
    This lecture will review the new RECOVER CPR guidelines created by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Dr. Vaughn will spend the hour reviewing the 5 main domains of the RECOVER guidelines: Preparedness and Prevention, Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support, Monitoring, and Post-Cardiac Arrest Care. You will leave the lecture with a basic understanding of CPR and the confidence to perform CPR in your own clinic.
  • Chemotherapy Side Effects and Safety
    Timothy Stein, DVM, PhD, DACVIM | Oncology
    Stein will be presenting a lecture on commonly encountered side effects of chemotherapy in veterinary medicine and how these side effects may be managed via outpatient or inpatient basis. He will provide information regarding chemotherapy safety in the workplace, and attendees will have a better understanding and awareness of how to handle chemotherapy, chemotherapy waste and patients that have received chemotherapy.
  • Update on Periodontal Disease
    Tiffany Menke, DVM, DAVDC | Dentistry & Oral Surgery
    This lecture will include foundation knowledge about periodontal disease anatomy and pathophysiology. Oral exam and dental radiographic findings of the common and uncommon presentations of periodontal disease will be discussed.
  • A Review of Urinary Defenses, UTI Management, and Urinary Antiseptics
    Maura Duffy, DVM, DACVIM | Internal Medicine
    In this lecture, Dr. Duffy will review the normal bladder and lower urinary defenses. She will then review management of complicated urinary tract infections and discuss some of the rationale and treatment options for urinary antiseptics to prevent re-infections.
  • Top 3 Pelvic Limb Orthopedic Surgeries for the General Practitioner
    Russell Kalis, DVM, DACVS | Surgery & Orthopedics
    This hour-long presentation will include radiographic and intra-operative images (pictures and videos) demonstrating proper techniques for routine patella luxation corrective osteotomies, FHNO, and extracapsular lateral suture stifle stabilization procedures. The aim of this presentation is to provide simple and accurate techniques for the most predicative and successful clinical outcomes.
  • Snake Envenomation in Small Animals
    Lindsay Vaughn, DVM, DACVECC | Emergency & Critical Care
    Snake envenomation can cause significant morbidity in veterinary patients and can unfortunately result in mortality if left untreated. This one hour lecture will review the pathophysiology and both local and systemic complications associated with snake envenomation. Both monitoring and treatment recommendations will be reviewed based on the most current veterinary literature associated with snake envenomation.
  • Pancreatitis
    Patrick Moyle, DVM | Internal Medicine
    In this lecture, Dr. Moyle will review the diagnostics available for establishing a diagnosis for pancreatitis.
  • One Neurologist’s Approach to the Seizure Patient
    Tracy Sutton, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) | Neurology & Neurosurgery
    The This lecture will provide a step wise overview of initial management of a potential seizure patient including the initial consultation, antiepileptic medication options and decision making strategies with the goal of developing a foundation from which the veterinarian can build their own management approach.
  • GDV and Gastropexy
    Russell Kalis, DVM, DACVS | Surgery & Orthopedics
    The purpose of this one hour lecture is to review treatment and preventions of gastric dilatation and volvulus, while focusing on preventative gastropexy techniques. In addition, minimally invasive techniques will be reviewed, including laparoscopic-assisted and total laparoscopic gastropexy techniques.
  • An Introduction to Small Animal Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Procedures
    Adam Breiteneicher, DVM | Surgery & Orthopedics
    The topic of this lecture is to define minimally invasive surgery (MIS), highlight the advantages and disadvantages of MIS and discuss todays common application of MIS surgery.  The veterinary staff in attendance will gain an appreciation for diagnostics and therapeutic laparoscopy and thoracoscopy, with special focus on procedures currently performed in Small Animal Specialty Practice.
  • Veterinary Anesthesia and Monitoring
    Lindsay Vaughn, DVM, DACVECC | Emergency & Critical Care
    This lecture is intended for veterinary technicians and was created after consulting numerous anesthesiologists and reviewing current literature including the AAHA Anesthesia Guidelines and ACV-Anesthesia Monitoring Guidelines. The lecture will review: pre-anesthetic evaluation, pre-induction preparation, anesthesia induction, anesthesia monitoring, and post-anesthesia recovery. Five case scenarios that will be discussed as a group to ensure that the necessary information was relayed to the audience. The veterinary technicians will be provided with cognitive aides including anesthesia planning charts, emergency drug sheets, and anesthesia monitoring logs.
  • Transfusion Medicine
    Rachel Davy-Moyle, DVM, DACVECC | Emergency & Critical Care
    This lecture will review the what, when, how, and why of transfusions, from whole blood all the way to xenotransfusions.
  • Intraoral Dental Radiographic Interpretation in Dogs and Cats
    Tiffany Menke, DVM, DAVDC | Dentistry & Oral Surgery
    This interactive lecture will focus on the normal intraoral dental radiographic structures of dogs and cat.  Common dental pathology will be discussed using both radiographic and photographic images.  Periodontal disease, endodontic disease, neoplasia and trauma will be the focus of the lecture.

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