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

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Lunch and Learn Topics Currently Available

Surgery & Orthopedics

  • Small Animal Laparoscopy (Total Laparoscopic Gastropexy)
    Alena Strelchik DVM, DACVS | Surgery & Orthopedics
    Dr. Strelchik will review the complications of laparoscopic surgery, contraindications, and conversion to open approaches, as well as the current research on laparoscopic gastropexy.
  • What I Should Know Before Performing Surgery
    Jacqueline Cavalcanti DVM, DACVS | Surgery & Orthopedics
    Dr. Cavalcanti will share best practices before a surgery procedure. Learn about different diagnostic tools, tumor staging, and various surgical procedures for specific types of cancer.
  • Hepatic Vascular Anomalies
    Jeremy Fleming DVM DACVS | Surgery & Orthopedics
    Dr. Fleming will review intrahepatic and extrahepatic shunts in small animals. Learn about perioperative management, available surgical procedures, prognosis, and outcome expectations. This course will help you to prepare pet owners for potential surgical procedures and manage cases post-operatively.
  • Top 3 Pelvic Limb Orthopedic Surgeries for the General Practitioner
    Russell Kalis DVM, DACVS | Surgery & Orthopedics
    Dr. Kalis will share radiographic and intra-operative images demonstrating proper techniques for routine patella luxation corrective osteotomies, FHNO, and extracapsular lateral suture stifle stabilization procedures. Learn about simple and accurate techniques for the most predictive and successful clinical outcomes.
  • GDV and Gastropexy
    Russell Kalis DVM, DACVS | Surgery & Orthopedics
    Dr. Kalis will review the treatment and prevention of gastric dilatation and volvulus while focusing on preventative gastropexy techniques. Minimally invasive techniques will also be discussed, including laparoscopic-assisted and total laparoscopic gastropexy techniques.

Emergency & Critical Care

  • Snake Envenomation in Small Animals
    Lindsay Vaughn, DVM, DACVECC | Emergency & Critical Care
    Snake envenomation can cause significant morbidity in veterinary patients and, unfortunately, result in mortality if left untreated. This one-hour lecture will review the pathophysiology and 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.
  • 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-anaesthesia recovery. Five case scenarios will be discussed as a group to ensure the necessary information is relayed to the audience. The veterinary technicians will provide cognitive aides, including anesthesia planning charts, emergency drug sheets, and anesthesia monitoring logs.
  • 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 review the five 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 clinic.

Internal Medicine

  • A Review of Urinary Defenses, UTI Management, and Urinary Antiseptics
    Maura Duffy, DVM, DACVIM | Internal Medicine
    Dr. Duffy will review the normal bladder and lower urinary defenses in this lecture. She will then review the management of complicated urinary tract infections and discuss the rationale and treatment options for urinary antiseptics to prevent re-infection.

Oncology

  • 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.

Neurology

  • 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 a 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.
  • One Neurologist’s Approach to the Seizure Patient
    Tracy Sutton, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) | Neurology & Neurosurgery
    This lecture will provide a step-wise overview of the initial management of a potential seizure patient, including the initial consultation, antiepileptic medication options and decision-making strategies to develop a foundation from which the veterinarian can build their management approach.

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