SATURDAY (8/15) Agenda

Registration plus
Continental Breakfast

provided by Henry Schein & Dechra

8:00am-12:00pm: AM Session
Water Metabolism and Diabetes Insipidus
Disroders of Growth Hormone

12:00pm-12:30pm: Lunch
Provided by "Oncura"

Oncura Presentation
by Dr. Brian Huber

1:30pm-5:00pm: PM Session
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetic Ketoacidosis

SUNDAY (8/16) Agenda

Registration plus
Continental Breakfast

provided by Henry Schein & Dechra

8am-12pm: AM Session

12:00pm-12:30pm: Lunch
Provided by "Dechra"

Dechra Presentation
by Dr. Andy Fox

2:00pm-5:00pm: PM Session
Glucocorticoid Therapy

Sponsored by ETVMA
17 Continuing Education
Hour Units

Approved for Veterinary
Continuing Education in Texas
(NOTE: Your State Can Be Added
on request with sufficient notice)

Marriott Courtyard

2130 South 1st Street
(Hwy. 59 South to Houston)
Lufkin, TX 75901
(936) 632-0777
Special hotel rates
are available for
Seminar Attendees
at the Marriott Courtyard.
Details will be provided in
your Confirmation E-Mail.

As veterinarians, we often wish we had more to offer our patients, especially when their owners are not able to take advantage of available referral services. During "Practical Endocrinology" you'll gather a wealth of information you can put to use immediately in your clinic, plus satisfy your total required CE hours for 2015.

We'll cover the Endocrinology topics most commonly seen in small animal practice such as Addison's Disease, Cushing's Syndrome, Diabetes Mellitus and Insipidus, thyroid and calcium disorders, growth hormone disorders, and Insulinoma. As these hormonal diseases present numerous health care challenges, we'll focus on diagnosis and treatment in the trenches. For example, you'll get answers to the following questions and many more you may encounter on a daily basis:

  • Is ACTH stim or Low Dose Dex better for diagnosing Hyperadrenocorticism? Endogenous ACTH? Baseline Cortisol? Urine cortisol:creatinine?
  • How do you diagnose and treat Hypercalcemia? When is it clinically significant?
  • When is it safe and appropriate to do a water deprivation test?
  • Can Hypothyroidism problems as extreme as paralysis, heart disease and aggressive behavior?
  • What is the best way to treat the Hyperthyroid cat?
  • Which insulin is best for dogs and cats? How do you keep the Diabetic Ketoacidotic patient alive long enough for the insulin to work?
  • Is treating Cushings Disease a productive exercise? What is the best treatment?

Your registration fee includes a proceedings which will contain:
Please Note: "Onsite Registrations" may choose a printed book Proceedings, but will receive one only if extra books are available. Otherwise, they will receive their Proceedings in flash drive form.

  • copies of all PowerPoint slides
  • copies of client handouts on endocrine diseases and the drugs used to treat them
  • copies of in-clinic forms (cardiac history and exam, ECG and echocardiogram interpretation)
  • handy reference charts for diagnosing and treating hyperadrenocorticism, hypercalcemia, etc.
  • access to download the proceedings in .pdf format after the seminar
  • plus a continental breakfast and hot lunch provided each day at no charge

Keynote Speaker: Wendy E. Blount, DVM

As a companion animal veterinarian based in Nacogdoches, Texas, Dr. Wendy Blount treats dogs and cats only. She is Residency trained in Small Animal Internal Medicine. Dr. Blount conducts Continuing Education Seminars for small animal veterinarians, veterinary technicians and animal control officers. As well, Dr. Blount is on faculty at Duquesne University, and serves as Medical Director for O'Malley PET (Preventing Euthanasia Together).

Dr. Blount has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including 2012 TVMA Companion Animal Practitioner of the Year, the 2011 Bilderback Award for support of the animal sheltering community and the 2004 TAVP Clinical Referral and Consultation Award.

Guest Speaker: Brian J. Huber, DVM, Dipl ABVP

Dr. Huber is a graduate of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. His practice is certified by AAHA. Dr. Huber founded Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in 1991, the first mobile Ultrasound and Endoscopy service in Texas. Dr. Huber holds the positions of Chief Medical Officer for Stason Animal Health, Consultant and Medical Officer for BioPharma Products, and is the founder and President of Oncura Partners.

Guest Speaker: Andy Fox, DVM

Dr. Andy Fox is the Manager of Dechra's Veterinary Technical Services. Dechra is focussed on providing therapeutic solutions for the care of companion animals. The key areas of expertise span dermatology, endocrinology, equine medicine, ophthalmology and critical care. The leading branded pharmaceuticals for companion animals include Vetoryl® Capsules, for the treatment of canine hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's syndrome); Felimazole® Tablets, for treating feline hyperthyroidism.

The following comments are similar to those most have about Dr. Blount's "Practical" Seminars:

  • As impressive as Dr. Blount is on the Texas Vet's List, she is more impressive in person.
          Ray Allen, DVM - Alpine, TX

  • I really enjoyed Dr Blount's seminar this weekend. It contained so much practical information that I can go back to the clinic and use immediately.
          Sharon Phillips, DVM - Tyler, TX

  • I learned a lot from the recent seminar. Dr. Blount has a wealth of knowledge and experience and passes it on very well to the Attendees.
          Thillai Koothan, DVM - Houston, TX

  • Dr. Blount's seminar was wonderfully put together and the information was very practical and a great course for me. I hope you do more Seminars in the future as they are valuable resources for veterinarians.
          Bradley Clary, DVM - Lufkin, TX


$400 "OnSite" Registration ($200 per day) available August 3 through August 16, 2015

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