Join us October 15th & 16th for the 2022 Virtual MVTA Conference!

Registrants are able to choose half days, whole days, or the entire weekend (worth up to 12 CEU)!

Each session will have a separate Zoom link that will be emailed to registrants 24 hours prior to the event.

Registration is now closed

Refunds cannot be honored after October 7, 2022

Betsy Hensley, CVT

Saturday October 15th, 2022 | 8:00am - 11:30am

This half-day is approved for up to 3 CEU by the MVTA

Hemograms: What’s the DIFFerence? - Microscopic evaluation of a blood smear should be a part of every CBC, but both making and viewing slides can be a daunting task.  This one-hour lecture will provide tips on making good quality slides and unpack the mysteries of what we’re looking at under the scope. 

Urinalysis: Can’t We Just Send It Out? - Immediate urine analysis is the gold standard, but the current trend is to send it out to the reference lab.  This lecture will look at the pitfalls to this practice and explain proper sample collection handling and basic analysis.

Urinalysis: What IS that? - Come explore the microscopic world of urine!  This one-hour lecture will literally break down urine into its components and identify the many structures that can be found within a urine sample.  From cells to crystals and everything in between, we will differentiate these structures and gain an understanding of their significance to the patient.

Liza W. Rudolph, BAS, RVT, VTS (CP-CF, SAIM)

Saturday October 15th, 2022 | 12:45pm - 4:00pm

This half-day is approved for up to 3 CEU by the MVTA

Understanding Adrenal Disease - This lecture will provide participants with an understanding of the adrenal axis and adrenal disease that results in Addison's and Cushing's disease in small animal patients. Patient presentation, diagnostics, and treatment will be discussed.

Small Animal Diabetes Mellitus - Diabetes mellitus is a common and treatable small animal endocrinopathy. However, it is a dynamic disease that requires long-term management. Successful management of the diabetic patient is multi-faceted and requires an understanding of the disease itself, frequent patient reassessment, and open client communication and education to set treatment goals. The veterinary technician has a vital role in the management of the diabetic patient.

Veterinary Nursing Process and Care Plans - The nursing process is an organizational tool that has been used in human medicine for many years to guide human nursing students and promote patient care. Use of the nursing process to develop veterinary nursing care plans in veterinary medicine allows veterinary technicians to function in a similar capacity to that of human nurses – using critical thinking and veterinary nursing knowledge to institute a high standard of care and enhance patient care.

Rosie Villers-LaRocque, CVT

Sunday October 16th, 2022 | 8:00am - 11:30am

This half-day is approved for up to 3 CEU by the MVTA

Ophthalmology 101 - Anatomy, most common diseases, vet tech eye exam, proper restraint, tools to use and when, common medications.

The Cat Must Have Done It! Corneal ulcers - Anatomy of the eye and specifically the cornea. Different types of ulcers and their treatments, complications, surgical options.

Under Pressure: Glaucoma - Starting with symptoms, diagnosing, and treatments (medical and surgical).

Robyn Heater, CVT, VTS (ECC)

Sunday October 16th, 2022 | 12:45pm - 4:00pm

This half-day is approved for up to 3 CEU by the MVTA

Leptospirosis: What is it? - A review of the pathology of leptospirosis and various treatment options will be discussed

Uncommon Toxicities: Mushrooms & Mycotoxins - Learn what these toxicities are and how we can treat our patients that are exposed to them

The ABCs of ECGs: Name that Arrhythmias - Learn a simple step-by-step approach to interrupting ECG abnormalities. Several rhythm strips will be examined using this back-to-basics approach

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