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.

In vet school and her early days of practice, Dr. Blount developed outstanding UltraSound skills. She further honed these skills during her Texas A&M Residency under the guidance of some of the best sonographers in the world. Over the years, she has now become well known for her UltraSound expertise and a veteran of literally thousands of successful UltraSound exams.

Guest Speaker: Gregory Lisciandro, DVM, Dipl. ACVECC

Dr. Gregory R. Lisciandro received his DVM degree from Cornell University, completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at The Animal Medical Center in New York City, and has become a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) and the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Companion Animal).

Greg, with his wife Stephanie Lisciandro, DVM, Diplomate, ACVIM, developed Abdominal FAST (AFAST3), Thoracic FAST (TFAST3), and Vet BLUE for veterinarians as rapid, point-of-care screening tests, that within minutes answer important clinical questions to help better direct both care and diagnostics in small animals. These 3 techniques require no shaving of dogs and cats, minimal restraint, and serve as screening tests for Trauma, Triage and Tracking (monitoring) - thus the T3 designation. All 3 techniques are teachable with a systematic, disciplined approach.

You will quickly become a believer using the AFAST3, TFAST3 and Vet BLUE techniques on a daily basis as extentions of your physical exam. They will allow you to capture diseases, conditions and injuries that you would have traditionally missed or had delayed. "FAST Saves LivesTM!"

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