Saturday, April 30

7:30am - 8:00am:
Registration / Continental Breakfast
provided by Henry Schein & Dechra

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

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

Oncura Presentation

Special Guest Speaker:
Dr. Brian Huber

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

Sunday, May 1

7:30am - 8:00am:
Registration / Continental Breakfast
provided by Henry Schein & Dechra

8am - 12pm: AM Session

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

Dechra Presentation

Special Guest Speaker:
Dr. Kathy Engler

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

Sponsored by ETVMA
17 CE Hour Units

Approved for Veterinary
Continuing Education in Texas
(Note: Other states may be added
on request with sufficient notice)

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Tyler - South

8962 S. Broadway Ave.
located in the new Village
at Cumberland Park

(now the largest retail center
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Special Discounted
Hotel Rates

are available for
Seminar Attendees.
Details will be provided in
your Confirmation E-Mail.

Seminar presented by:

Come join us for "Practical Endocrinology" and gather a wealth of knowledge you can use immediately in your clinic, plus satisfy your total requirement of 17 CE Hours for 2016.

Dr. Blount, plus two special Guest Speakers, Dr. Huber and Dr. Engler, will cover the Endocrinology topics most commonly seen in small animal practice including:

  • Addison's Disease
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Mellitus and Insipidus
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Calcium disorders
  • Growth Hormone disorders
  • Insulinoma
  • Diagnosing with Ultrasound
As hormonal diseases present numerous health care challenges, we'll focus on diagnosis and treatment in the trenches addressing 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 cause 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?
How do Attendees rate Dr. Blount's Seminars...
After each of Dr. Blount's Seminars, attendees are asked to anonymously complete a survey by answering questions with scores from 0 to 10. Below are some of the questions and the current 3 year score average:
  • How would you rate the Seminar overall? 9.4
  • How "practical" was the seminar information you learned? 9.6
  • Was the seminar knowledge a good value based on your attendance fee? 9.4
  • Did Dr. Blount convey information in a clear, simple, and easy-to-understand manner? 9.8
  • Do you feel this seminar is one you would recommend to your colleagues? 9.8

S E M I N A R   S P E A K E R S:

Keynote Speaker: Wendy Blount, DVM

Dr. Blount is a companion animal (dogs and cats only) veterinarian, Texas A&M Residency trained in Small Animal Internal Medicine. In addition to her Internal Medicine referral practice, Dr. Blount conducts Continuing Education Seminars for small animal veterinarians, veterinary technicians and animal control officers. As well, she teaches an undergraduate college course on "Medicine and Behavior in the Animal Sheltering Environment" for Duquesne University. She has also served as Medical Director & Surgeon for SpayNeuterNac and O'Malley PET (Preventing Euthanasia Together).

Dr. Blount has received several prestigious awards including the 2012 Texas Veterinary Medical Association "Companion Animal Practitioner of the Year" for outstanding contributions to veterinary medicine, the 2011 "Bilderback Award" for support of the animal sheltering community and the 2004 "TAVP Clinical Referral and Consultation Award" which recognizes contributions made by outstanding veterinary practitioners.

Guest Speaker: Brian Huber, DVM, Dipl ABVP

Dr. Huber is a graduate of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He has acquired over 25 years of experience in the practice of small animal Veterinary Medicine and the Business of Animal Health. He is certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in the Canine and Feline Specialty and his practice is AAHA certified.

Dr. Huber has been involved with advanced medical and diagnostic therapies including investigational products/devices and working with numerous veterinarians across the U.S. and Canada. He is a Founder/Partner of the Animal Hospital of Rowlett & Diagnostic Center, and a Founder/Partner of the Animal Hospital of Heath. He also founded Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, 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: Kathy Engler, DVM

Dr. Engler graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. She worked as a small animal clinician for 5 years before joining Banfield in 1996. During her 18 years with Banfield, Dr. Engler served as a practicing clinician and Chief of Staff in the greater Seattle area, a Medical Advisor consulting with doctors across the country, a member of the Medical Standards Board, and as Sr. Director of Veterinary Career Development. She also supported the OR/SW WA market of 14 to 26 hospitals as the Medical Director.

Additionally, Dr. Engler became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) in 2001 and recertified in 2011, has worked with the Blue Cross in Hyderabad, India supporting community education through the MARS Ambassador Program, and volunteers each January as one of the race veterinarians for the "Kuskokwim 300" dog sled race out of Bethel, Alaska. Dr. Engler joined Dechra in September 2014 as a field based Professional Services Veterinarian for the West.

Your registration fee includes a continental breakfast and hot lunch provided each day at no charge, plus a Proceedings which will contain the following and more:

  • copies of all PowerPoint slides - digital or print, your choice.
  • copies of client handouts on endocrine diseases and the drugs used to treat them - digital or print, your choice.
  • handy reference charts for diagnosing and treating hypokalemia, hypercalcemia, etc. - digital or print, your choice.
  • access to download the proceedings in .pdf format after the seminar

Comments from Attendees of this seminar...
  • "This was my first CE meeting that Wendy Blount put on, but it won't be my last! Very practical and useful information, good location, nice hotel, even great food. Thank you Dr Blount for a wonderful conference!" Cindy Pfluger, DVM - Wake Village, TX

  • "Great meeting. Thank you, Dr. Wendy. Sitting there for 17 hours with my thinning hair and pot belly---think I will put some trilostane on my Cheerios." Doug Sanford, DVM - Fairfield, TX

  • "It was a great seminar! Lots to take home and put to use." Lisa Lowenstein, DVM - Houston, TX

  • "Thank you so much for the wonderful lectures and the amount of work you have put in to providing well organized material. It is greatly appreciated." --Ashley Hogue, DVM - Tyler TX

  • "Dr. Blount is a fantastic teacher! Very clinically applicable"

Questions??? Contact Russ at the von Allmen Agency
phone: (936) 564-7792 - e-mail: russ@vonallmen.net