2019 CE Schedule

Dinner 6:30pm | Presentation 7:00pm
WVRC, 360 Bluemound Road, Waukesha


Tuesday, September 10th
Tech Talk: Radiographic Positioning & Safety
Stephany Primus, Technician Trainer

This radiology discussion will provide a review of how to acquire high quality diagnostic radiographs with minimal radiation exposure to the patient and the technicians. Optimal patient positioning with and without positioning devices will be demonstrated. An explanation of x-ray production, terminology, technique and safety will also be provided.

Wednesday, October 16th
Bone Up on the Latest Info for Canine Osteosarcoma
Presenter: Kimberly Wirth, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Osteosarcoma is the most common bone tumor in dogs and occurs in an estimated 10,000 dogs per year in the United States. We’ve come a long way from the days of amputation as the only treatment option. New treatments with stereotactic radiation therapy, bisphosphonates, chemotherapy and immunotherapy are being used to lengthen survival time and improve quality of life. We are able to more specifically tailor treatment to each individual based on their age, physical ability and clinical status. We will discuss these treatment options as well as some of the current clinical trials out there for osteosarcoma.

Wednesday, November 6th
When The Bite Wound is Worse than the Bark:
Penetrating Predator Bite Wound Trauma Stabilization and Management
Presenter: Jay Gladden, DVM, DACVECC
Penetrating trauma cases from predator or dog bite wounds can be deceptive, as often the surface appearance of these injuries does not reflect the severity of the internal damage that can occur. More severe injuries are often present in small breed dogs and cats, due to their size and compliant torsos. Early identification and management of occult traumatic injuries improves case outcome. Many of these patients are polytrauma cases and careful assessment from head to toe, enables clinicians to systematically determine the extent of injury and provide appropriate supportive care. This presentation is designed to familiarize clinicians with complete assessment, stabilization and management of bite wound trauma in dogs and cats.

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