OCTOBER 15 – 17   •   ALPHARETTA, GA   •   EARN 21 CE HRS

Program for Friday, October 15

Breakfast & lunch are included with daily conference registrations.

FRIDAY KEYNOTE SESSION

When the COVID-19 Coast Clears, Impacts on the Human Animal Bond, Veterinarians, and the Animals + Moving Toward the “One Health Movement”, Presented by Jay Tischendorf, DVM

Scientific

DERMATOLOGY

7:30 – 9:10 am (2 hrs.)

  • Feline Hypersensitivity Dermatitis; Advancements in Dermatopical Therapies

9:35 – 11:15 am (2 hrs.)

  • Multimodal Approach to Atopic Dermatitis

12:45 – 2:30 pm (2 hrs.)

  • Dermatology Case Roundtable – Part I

3:30 – 4:20 pm (1 hr.)

  • Dermatology Case Roundtable – Part II

Proudly sponsored by:

SHELTER MEDICINE

7:30 – 9:10 am (2 hrs.)

  • Ringworm 101: Diagnosis

9:35 – 11:15 am (2 hrs.)

  • Ringworm 102: Treatment and Management

12:45 – 2:30 pm (2 hrs.)

  • Things you wish you knew: Most common diagnostic and management mistakes of infectious diseases in shelters

3:30 – 4:20 pm (1 hr.)

  • Behavior Management for the Shelter Population

WOUND MANAGEMENT

7:30 – 9:10 am (2 hrs.)

  • Initial Wound Triage, Bandaging, and an Update on New Topical Wound Products

9:35 – 11:15 am (2 hrs.)

  • Surgical Options for Wound Closure: Tension Relieving Techniques, Flaps and More

12:45 – 2:30 pm (2 hrs.)

  • Management of Burn Wounds, Non-Healing Wounds, and Other Challenging Wound Cases

3:30 – 4:20 pm (1 hr.)

  • Choose Your Adventure: An Interactive Walk Through Challenging Would Management Cases

Practice Management

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

7:30 – 9:10 am (2 hrs.)

  • How to Stand out in an Increasingly Competitive Marketplace

9:35 – 11:15 am (2 hrs.)

  • Avoiding Cat-astrophy: How to Engage Cat Owners in Life-Long Care

12:45 – 2:30 pm (2 hrs.)

  • Can You Help My Yelp?!: How to Handle Online Haters, Bullies, and More

3:30 – 4:20 pm (1 hr.)

  • Using Technology to Meet Client Expectations in Today’s World

This track approved for:

Proudly sponsored by:

LEAP CE

LEGAL, ETHICAL & PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

7:30 – 9:10 am (2 hrs.)

  • Animal Law: Veterinarians and Vet Tech Roles in Animal Cruelty Cases – Presented by Claudine Wilkins, Attorney and Animal Law Expert

9:35 – 11:15 am (2 hrs.)

  • Animal Law: Veterinarians and Vet Tech Roles in Animal Cruelty Cases – Presented by Claudine Wilkins, Attorney and Animal Law Expert

12:45 – 2:30 pm (2 hrs.)

  • Changing How We Think About Stress: From Coping to Flourishing – Presented by Laura Smallwood, DVM, DACVIM, RYT-200

3:30 – 4:20 pm (1 hr.)

  • Changing How We Talk About Stress: From Venting to Processing – Presented by Laura Smallwood, DVM, DACVIM, RYT-200

ANIMAL LAW SYMPOSIUM

Animal Law 1

9:25 – 11:05 am (2 hrs.)

  • Snakes & Reptiles: What professionals need to know about catching, caring, recognizing neglect, recording & reporting neglect, info & myths on types of snake bites & how bites affect dogs, cats and horses – Jason Clark, Snake Expert, Founder of Southeastern Reptile Rescue

11:05 – 11:55 pm (1 hr.)

  • KEYNOTE

12:45 – 2:30 pm (2 hrs.)

  • Zoonotic Disease: How to Protect Yourself and Animals/Highlights on the Emerging Chaga’s Disease Dubbed the “Heartworm of the New Millenium”/Vaccines in the Anti-Vaccine World: Normal Responses vs. Bad Reactions; One Year vs. Three Year Rabies – Presented by Jay Tischendorf, DVM

2:40 – 3:30 pm (1 hr.)

  • Disinfection: Don’t Let Your Disinfection Miss Infection – Presented by Jay Tischendorf, DVM

Animal Law 2

9:25 – 11:05 am (2 hrs.)

  • Disaster Planning, Policy and Implementation, Lessons Learn from Covid-19 and Veterinarians and Vet Tech’s Crucial Roles – Presented by Venessa Sims, Emergency Management Director, Georgia Department of Agriculture

11:05 – 11:55 pm (1 hr.)

  • KEYNOTE

12:45 – 2:30 pm (2 hrs.)

  • Part 1 – Animal Cruelty MVPs: How Veterinarians and Vet Techs Can Make or Break Cruelty Cases and Tips on How to Develop and Work With Your Local Animal Cruelty Prosecution Team; Learn team building, identifying who to report to, learning about local ordinances to know what is or is not unlawful in a given jurisdiction on top of state law. – Presented by Sherrie L. Hines, Assistant Attorney, Athens-Clarke County Attorney’s Office
  • Part 2 – Demystifying the Courtroom Experience: What to Expect, How to Prepare, and How to Testify to Ensure Success; A practical discussion with clear steps to make testifying easier and more efficient. – Presented by Sherrie L. Hines, Assistant Attorney, Athens-Clarke County Attorney’s Office

2:40 – 3:30 pm (1 hr.)

  • Dangerous Dog Cases and the Dog bite Statute – Veterinarian’s and Vet Tech’s Roles. Understanding the nuances of the criminal and civil laws pertaining to dog attacks. Victim’s rights and dog owner rights, overview of the “Responsible Dog Owner” law and the civil dog bite statute, case highlights, top 10 things you need to know including avoiding liability in your clinic – Presented by Claudine Wilkins, Animal Law Expert and Founder of The Animal Protection Society & Animal Law Source

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