OCTOBER 21 – 23   •   ALPHARETTA, GA   •   EARN 21 CE HRS

Program for Friday, October 21

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

Practice Management

Instructed by: Jan Woods

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7:30 – 9:10 am (2 hrs.)

If Disney Ran Your Practice: 9 1/2 Things You Would Do Differently!

9:35 – 11:15 am (2 hrs.)

Dealing With People You Can’t Stand: How To Bring Out The Best In People At Their Worst

12:45 – 2:30 pm (2 hrs.)

An Introduction to DEA Controlled Substances Regulations and Why Controlled Substances Are the Practitioner’s Biggest Risk!

Controlled Substances and DEA Regulatory Requirements

Ordering, Receiving, Storing, Recordkeeping, Logging, Administering, Dispensing, Prescribing, Inventorying, Transferring and Destructing Controlled Substances – Best Practice Time Saving Suggestions

3:30 – 4:20 pm (1 hr.)

Recognizing and Handling Staff and Client Addiction and What the DEA Says the Practitioner Must Do About It

Improving Security and Preventing Theft per DEA Regulations

Proactively Preparing for a DEA Audit and When the DEA Knocks on Your Door

Pediatrics

7:30 – 9:10 am (2 hrs.)

Pediatrics – What’s Normal in the First Year of Life?

Clinical Techniques and Challenges in Pediatric Patients, Part I

9:35 – 11:15 am (2 hrs.)

Clinical Techniques and Challenges in Pediatric Patients, Part II

Neuromotor Development in Puppies: What Does It Mean for the Active Puppy or Future Canine Athlete?

12:45 – 2:30 pm (2 hrs.)

The Sports Medicine Physical Exam: Stepping Up Your Game

Connecting the Dots: Tissues and Movement

3:30 – 4:20 pm (1 hr.)

Can We Avoid the Surgeon: Creating the Healthy Stifle

Cardio Nutrition

Instructed by: Callie Harris, DVM

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3:30 – 4:20 pm (1 hr.)

Cardio Nutrition

Ultrasound Wet Lab (Basic Abdominal)

Additional fee applies, limited to 24 registrants.

Instructed by: Dr. Melanie Anderson, Billie Rae King, RVT, Jennifer Snyder, RVT, Gail Nichols and Ilija Janevski

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7:30 – 9:10 am (2 hrs.)

Lecture: Introduction to Ultrasound Physics and Machine Optimization

9:35 – 11:15 am (2 hrs.)

Lecture: Hepatobiliary, Spleen & Urogenital

12:45 – 2:30 pm (2 hrs.)

Lab: Abdominal Ultrasound on Identifying Major Abdominal Organs (Spleen, Hepatobiliary & Urogenital) with Additional Smaller Organs

3:30 – 4:20 pm (1 hr.)

Lab, continued.

Animal Law Symposium

Animal Law 1

7:30 – 9:10 am (2 hrs.)

Welcome, Trends, Local Government Animal Emergency Fund

Investigating Dog Attacks

Instructed by: Claudine Wilkins and James Crosby

9:35 – 11:15 am (2 hrs.)

Dog Fighting: How to Notice, Investigate and Prosecute a Dog Fighting Ring

Instructed by: District Attorney Jack Browning

12:45 – 2:30 pm (2 hrs.)

Law Enforcement Encounters with Dogs: What You Should Know and How to Avoid an Altercation or Casualty

Instructed by: James Crosby

3:30 – 4:20 pm (1 hr.)

Animal Cruelty Statute, Report wriEng – Georgia’s Title IV Provisions (impounds, hearings, search warrants vs. inspecEon warrants)

Instructed by: Kimberly Schwartz

Animal Law 2

9:35 – 11:15 am (2 hrs.)

Veterinarian Assistance to Law Enforcement and Local Agencies – Dog Fighting, Hoarding Cases, and Cruelty Cases

Instructed by: James Crosby

12:45 – 2:30 pm (2 hrs.)

Canine Officer Dies in Shelter: Emergency Disease Case Study of Leptosporisis inside a Georgia County Shelter

Instructed by: Jay Tischendorf, DVM

3:30 – 4:20 pm (1 hr.)

Reducing Hold Times for Animals Seized as Evidence

Cost of Animal Care Bond and Disposal Actions

Instructed by: Joan Gutermuth

Animal Law 3

9:35 – 11:15 am (2 hrs.)

Community Cat Complaint Mitigation

Instructed by: Atlanta Humane Society

12:45 – 2:30 pm (2 hrs.)

Big Dogs: Maximizing Life Saving by Taking an Enrichment Approach

Instructed by: Katie Corbett, Best Friends

3:30 – 4:20 pm (1 hr.)

Open Adoptions and Barriers to Adoption – Home Checks, Vet Checks, Waiting Periods, etc.

Instructed by: Chandler Giddes, Executive Director of Thomasville Humane Society and Carrie Ducote, Best Friends

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

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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

Sponsor & Exhibit at Vetsouth!

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