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WIVC 2017 Program

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This year’s program* has been expanded and we have a list of expert speakers delivering continuing education on topics such as small animals/pocket pets, exotics, equine medicine, production animals, business management and wellness in the profession.

Sunday 5th November: Pocket Pets/Exotics and Bovine/Dairy and Echocardiography course
Monday 6th November: Small animals and Bovine/Dairy
Tuesday 7th November: Small animals and Equine
Wednesday 8th: Business/Management and Equine
Thursday 9th November: free day; no lectures
Friday 10th November: Small animals

*Subject to change

One lecture per day will be dedicated to Wellness in the Profession. NEW for 2017 will be a pre-conference echocardiography wet lab (small animals) on Sunday 5th November.

WIVC Program at a Glance

The full conference program can be downloaded here. The lecture schedule  can also be viewed below. For information on our expert speakers, visit the Speaker List page.

  • Sunday 5 November - Lectures and Echocardiography Wet Lab

    Wellness in the Profession
    • Current Findings Surrounding Wellness and Student Perspectives  - Dr. Jennifer Bradtke and Dr. Elpida Artemiou (with Ross Student Panel)
    Bovine Medicine
    • Association between immune function and development of uterine disease in dairy cows - Dr. Klibs Galvão
    • Uterine microbiology of healthy cows and cows that develop uterine disease in dairy cows - Dr. Klibs Galvão
    • Optimizing First Service Postpartum in Lactating Dairy Cows - Dr. Julio Giordano
    • Management Strategies for Second and Greater AI Services in Lactating Dairy Cows - Dr. Julio Giordano
    • Updates in Dystocia Management: New Tools and When to Use Them? - Dr. Hilari French
    Exotics/Pocket Pets Medicine
    • Introduction to aquatic animal medicine and how veterinary principles are applied to fish health - Dr. Allyson McNaughton
    • Exotics 101 for the General Practitioner - Dr. Dan Johnson
    • Pet Birds: What You Need to Know - Dr. Dan Johnson
    • How I Treat Reptile and Amphibian Diseases - Dr. Dan Johnson
    • Tips for Treating Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents - Dr. Dan Johnson
    Echocardiography for Small Animal Practitioners
    • All day Wet Lab - Dr. N. Sydney Moise

    For social events, please consult the General Information Page.

  • Monday 6 November - Keynote and Lectures

    Wellness in the Profession - Keynote lecture
    • From Disney to Dean: How to thrive in the veterinary profession? - Dr. Mark Stetter
    Bovine Medicine
    • Risk factors for uterine disease in dairy cows - Dr. Klibs Galvão
    • Identifying and treating uterine disease in dairy cows - Dr. Klibs Galvão
    • Reproductive Management Strategies to Optimize Performance of Dairy Heifers - Dr. Julio Giordano
    • Economic Implications of Reproductive Management Strategies for Dairy Heifers - Dr. Julio Giordano
    • Causes, Consequences and Cures of anovulation in dairy cows - Dr. Rob Gilbert
    Small Animal Medicine
    • 4 things I've Learned in the ER - Dr. John Anastasio
    • Update on Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome - Dr. Jim Flanders
    • Aural surgery, from scope to TECA - Dr. Jim Flanders
    • The Da Vinci Approach to the Neurologic Exam: Using All of Your Senses - Dr. Mike Podell
    • How to Deal with Those “Pain in the Neck” Cases - Dr. Mike Podell

    For social events, please consult the General Information Page.

  • Tuesday 7 November - Lectures

    Wellness in the Profession
    • The “Nuts and Bolts” of Practicing Wellness  - Dr. Jennifer Bradtke and Dr. Elpida Artemiou
    Equine Medicine
    • Getting the most out of your ultrasound : Tips for improving your image, avoiding pitfalls and monitoring during rehabilitation - Dr. Kate Chope
    • Ultrasound of the Equine Pastern - Dr. Kate Chope
    • Ultrasound examination of the colic patient - Dr. Fairfield Bain
    • Examination of the neonatal foal - Dr. Fairfield Bain
    • Medical and surgical management of conditions of the back in the horse - Dr. José M. Garcia-Lopez
    Small Animal Medicine
    • The Perfect PU, an illustrated guide to a successful feline perineal urethrostomy - Dr. Jim Flanders
    • Urinary tract surgery in the dog, foolproof cystotomy and urethral surgery in the male dog - Dr. Jim Flanders
    • Canine Seizure Management:  Update on the ACVIM and IVETF Consensus Statements - Dr. Mike Podell
    • Cardiopulmonary-Cerebral Resuscitation: Updates from the RECOVER Initiative - Dr. John Anastasio
    • Approaches to the Acute Abdomen - Dr. John Anastasio

  • Wednesday 8 November - Lectures

    Wellness in the Profession
    • Enhancing personal mental wellbeing  - Dr. David Bartram
    Equine Medicine
    • Ultrasound of the Suspensory ligament and Management of Proximal Suspensory Injuries - Dr. Kate Chope (with Dr. José Garcia-Lopez)
    • Selected Equine Distal limb lameness Cases-Case presentations with interactive discussion - Dr. Kate Chope (with Dr. José Garcia-Lopez)
    • Managing PPID - Dr. Fairfield Bain
    • Biosecurity / Managing Infectious Diseases in Equine Practice - Dr. Fairfield Bain
    • Breeding Sport horse mares, why do they have lower fertility? - Dr. Juan Samper
    Veterinary Business and Management
    • A System in the Solution - Dr. Peter Weinstein
      Part 1- The Foundation for Practice is Success
      Part 2- The Client Experience and The Staff Experience
      Part 3- Creating Systems to Ensure a Consistent Experience
    • Vet futures – exponential technologies with potential to transform veterinary practice - Dr. David Bartram
    • Vet futures – ruminant medicine 2.0 - Dr. David Bartram

    For social events, please consult the General Information Page.

  • Thursday 9 November - Free day

    For social events, please consult the General Information Page.

  • Friday 10 November - Lectures

    Wellness in the Profession
    • Veterinary professional wellness and support – a UK perspective  - Dr. David Bartram
    Small Animal Medicine
    • The Complementary Roles of Imaging and Clinical Pathology for Diagnosis of Small Animal Disease - parts 1-5 - Dr. Mary Anna Thrall and Dr. Don Thrall