Join us October 16th & 17th for the first-ever 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 no earlier than 24 hours prior to the event.

Refunds cannot be honored after October 14, 2021


Join Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC)

Saturday October 16th, 2021 | 8:00am - 11:30am

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

Basic ECG interpretation - Utilizing videos, photos, and real patient ECG strips, this lecture will describe and explain the most common ECG abnormalities encountered in emergency and critical care. Starting with a quick review of a normal ECG complex, attendees will work through rate, rhythm, and waves for a variety of arrhythmias. Once identified, common clinical signs and emergency treatment for each arrhythmia will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on quick recognition of true emergencies and preparation of treatment. 

The Highs & Lows of Electrolyte Disorders - Alterations in sodium, chloride, and potassium can cause dramatic changes in our patients. This lecture will break down the reasons, physical signs, and treatments of electrolyte abnormalities placing an emphasis on recognition of physical signs so that technicians know what to watch for in their patients. A discussion of fluid therapy and anticipating changes will be included, along with case studies from the ICU.

Shock Talk - Small animal patients can experience shock for a variety of different reasons and treatment relies on the veterinary team quickly recognizing shock and knowing how to respond. This lecture dives into the physiology behind different types of shock, why we see the clinical signs that we do, and why the treatment we perform helps these patients. A number of case studies will be utilized to bring practical application.


Join Mary Berg, BS, RVT, RLATG, VTS (Dentistry)

Saturday October 16th, 2021 | 12:45pm - 4:00pm

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

Periodontal Disease - Understanding & Treating - Periodontal disease is one of the most commonly diagnosed disease in companion animals, but do we really understand this disease.  Periodontal disease is also one of the most preventable disorders.  Learn the mechanisms involved and the best prevention and treatment options available.

The Oral Examination & Common Pathology - It is important to be able to recognize and identify oral pathology and anomalies.  The most commonly observed abnormalities will be discussed in this presentation.  It is equally important to correctly record the pathology on dental charts.   A thorough dental examination includes both conscious and anesthetized examinations as well as charting disease processes, pathology and anomalies, and treatment plans.

Feline Dentistry - Cats Don't Read Textbooks! - It is often said that cats are not small dogs.  It is equally important to realize that cats have not read the textbooks when it comes to dental problems.  Feline dental problems can be very similar and yet very different from canine dental problems.  Learn to identify oral pathology and anomalies commonly seen in cats.   


Join Lorelei D'Avolio, LVT, VTS (Exotics), CVPM

Sunday October 17th, 2021 | 8:00am - 11:30am

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

Spaying & Neutering Exotic Small Mammals: The Technician's Role 

Spaying & Neutering Reptiles: The Technician's Role 

Spaying & Neutering Birds: The Technician's Role 

 

Description: Technicians spend a lot of time educating clients about the importance of preventive procedures, as well as helping them understand when a procedure is medically required. These lectures will help technicians understand whether or not these procedures should be done to prevent disease, how to know when there is a medical issue that requires spaying or neutering, and how to technically manage the patient throughout the procedure. We will discuss important anatomical issues and basics of anesthesia.

 


Join Jamie Maher, CVT, VTS (ECC, Anesthesia)

Sunday October 17th, 2021 | 12:45pm - 4:00pm

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

Anesthetic Monitoring Part One: Pulse Ox & Capnography -  This lecture will discuss two important, non-invasive monitoring techniques utilized during anesthesia: pulse oximetry and capnography.  The attendee will gain an understanding of normal parameters, how to set up the equipment, and how to differentiate between patient abnormalities and equipment issues.

Anesthetic Monitoring Part Two: ECG and Blood Pressure -  This lecture will provide an overview of ECG and blood pressure monitoring during anesthesia.  Normal parameters, equipment use, and troubleshooting will be discussed.

Anesthetic Errors - Veterinary professionals are not immune to errors.  Anesthesia creates one of the largest areas for potential errors to occur, and even the most experienced anesthetist has made mistakes.  Heavy case load, short staffing, similar medications, and variations in patient size are just a few variables that contribute to the possibility for mistakes.  This judgement-free discussion will provide examples of some commonly made errors and offer tools to avoid them in the future.


 

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