Small Animal Emergency Webinar & Skills Lab + Radiology Review @ in Athens

Provides 10 total CE Credits

Webinar: Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 7 – 8:40 PM (2 CE hrs)
Skills Lab: Sunday, April 14, 2024, 8 AM – 4:20 PM (8 CE hrs)

Registrants must participate in the webinar before attending the skills lab!

In this webinar and skills lab session, we will be discussing common emergency presentations through the lens of Spectrum of Care. We will discuss how to navigate these challenging cases, from diagnostic and therapeutic options to appropriate communication and record keeping. We will include a focus on radiographs and growing confidence and competency in interpretation, as well as how to navigate both the discussion about and documentation of owner’s consent.


Dr. Sarah Wheat graduated in 2001 from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and went straight into practice as an emergency veterinarian. Over 17 years she helped grow an after hours/weekend emergency practice into a 24-hour ER and Specialty facility. Through the years she had a keen interest in more challenging critical care cases and also encouraging collaborative medicine. As she grew in areas of leadership she realized a strong interest in mentorship for young vets entering the field of emergency, and created a one on one program at her facility supporting these young vets. She recently joined the team at University of Georgia to help form and build the Clinical Skills Lab and program. She is enjoying this new adventure.


Review common case presentations and explore the spectrum of diagnostic and treatment options that can apply to the case.

Topics may include:

  • Diabetic DKA
  • Parvovirus
  • Toxicity
  • Allergic reactions
  • Wound Management
  • Intestinal foreign body
  • Pyometra
  • Proptosed globe
  • Vomiting/diarrhea

After completing this module, participants should be able to:

  • Offer multiple options to provide a workup depending on the case presentation and owner financial constraints
  • Offer multiple options for treatment depending on the case and owner financials
  • Properly document their medical records

Review normal and abnormal radiographs in commonly presented problems that can include:

  • Pneumonia
  • Cardiac disease
  • Gastrointestinal abnormalities
  • Splenic changes
  • Hepatic changes
  • Urogenital changes

After completing this module, participants should be able to:

  • Review the minimum standards of care and how the veterinarian can remain well above the minimum standard of care as it applies to radiographs/interpreting radiographs
  • Review medical record keeping of radiographic interpretation
  • Review informed consent as it applies to radiographic interpretation


University of Georgia
Anatomy and Clinical Skills Lab

501 D. W. Brooks Drive, Athens, GA 30602

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Date of RegistrationPremier MembersIndividual Members Non-Members
On or Before March 29$350$450$700
After March 29$350$550$800

Provides a total of 10 CE Credits

Space is very limited! Save your spot now!

Registration will close April 10!