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
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
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
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
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$400 "OnSite" Registration
($200 per day) available August 3 through August 16, 2015
Contact Russ at the von Allmen Agency
: (936) 564-7792 e-mail