Sponsored Symposia

Friday, June 21, 2019

DVM-Transitions.com Symposium

 

Sponsored by:   

Speaker: Joseph Hruban

Lectures:

8:00 AM-8:50 AM
Valuations: How to Improve Your Practice’s Value
In this session, attendees will gain an understanding of the various valuation methodologies applied to veterinary practices. The session will explore approaches and concepts for owners to increase the financial value of their practices. We will discuss a spectrum of topics from marketing to cash flow improvement. It is never too late to learn different perspectives to take them home and implement.

9:00 AM-9:50 AM
Where Have All the Corporate Veterinary Practice Buyers Come From?
Many veterinarians are receiving a number of inquiries from corporate acquirers. Perhaps you or someone you know have been the recipient of unsolicited offers from corporate buyers? How might one compare and contrast the differences amongst these buyers? The attendee will gain a better understanding of this ongoing trend and its impact. Why now? What has changed? What are the ramifications and potential pitfalls? How do practice owners best position themselves in this sea change within the industry?

10:10 AM-11:00 AM
Transitions: Personal Values and Business Matters
If you are one to nine years from making a transition, then now is the time to make a plan. Whether you intend to sell or purchase your first practice, attendees will gain a better understanding of the process. One study showed that people spend 80 hours planning their entry and only six hours planning their exit. This session will review the steps in the process and the pros and cons of various approaches to transition plans.

11:10 AM-12:00 PM
Extinguishing Veterinary Student Loans the Most Compelling Way
The burden of large student loans is a major challenge impacting the veterinary community. Without a plan to address this burden, younger veterinarians face additional unnecessary stress to their well-being. By becoming aware of the financial landscape, borrowers can make better decisions to extinguish their student debt. This informative and timely talk will provide attendees with a counter intuitive approach to resolving the debt burden facing younger veterinarians.


Friday, June 21, 2019

Veterinary Practice Solutions Symposium

 

 

Sponsored by:    

Speaker: Joel Parker, BSc, DVM

Lectures: 

3:00 PM-3:50 PM
Surviving the Corporate Invasion
In today’s veterinary industry, competition has never been stiffer; especially with takeovers of private veterinary practices on the rise by companies who bring to the table not only the mighty dollar to snag the best staff, but also possess carefully crafted business and marketing strategies. In this session, you will learn how to combat these mighty foes and take back your share of the pie.

4:10 PM-5:00 PM
How to Find Really Good DVMs
In some areas, there is currently a lack of qualified applicants for staff positions in veterinary practices. Along with this comes the inevitable lowering of standards resulting in practices staffed by individuals who are not qualified and cannot do their jobs well. In this seminar, attendees will learn how to fix this and find staff who will do their jobs properly and efficiently.

5:10 PM-6:00 PM
The Secret to Setting Fees
Setting higher fee amounts can increase profits on a short-term basis but result in a loss of clients in the long run. In the retail market, this is known as price resistance. Even your good, steady clients will have some resistance to this to a degree. In this session, you will find out how you can achieve a fine balance with your fees (both front and back-end) in order to be both profitable and successful in the long term.


Saturday, June 22, 2019

Companion Animal Health Symposium

 

Sponsored by:    

Speaker: John Godbold, Jr., DVM

Lectures:

8:00 AM-8:50 AM
Glowing into the Future – The Science and Art of Digital Thermal Imaging
In this session, veterinarians and practice managers will gain an understanding of the scientific evidence supporting digital thermal imaging (DTI), and the ease and principles of capturing visual physiological screens that can improve diagnostic accuracy and serve as an excellent client education tool.

9:00 AM-9:50 AM
Seeing the Light – Digital Thermal Imaging Clinical Cases
This session will present cases of daily clinical applications of thermal imagery to illustrate the ability of DTI to provide visual evidence of inflammation or lack of circulation. Mapping of the thermal gradients through thermography has the ability to indicate neural irritation or dysfunction.

2:00 PM-2:50 PM
Laser Therapy – Myth, Magic, or Science?
More than a decade of wide spread use of laser therapy in veterinary medicine has demonstrated that this simple use of light produces predictable and reproducible results. Behind those results is the well-documented science of photobiomodulation, explained in this practitioner-friendly presentation. An historical basis for laser therapy and photobiomodulation will be established with current evidence of its use.

3:30 PM-4:20 PM
Light Protocols – Laser Therapy Applications
Achieving predictable and reproducible results with laser therapy is an easily mastered art, dependent on proper dosing, application, and case management. This session puts the spotlight on how to be an artist with this non-invasive and non-pharmacological technology. Learn laser therapy treatment parameters including wavelength, delivery mode, power, and target dose for proper laser therapy protocols for procedure, acute, and chronic conditions.

4:30 PM-5:20 PM
Up Close and Personal – Hands-on with Digital Thermal Imaging, PRP, and Laser Therapy
This interactive session includes a discussion of how to choose appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic devices for each practice and how to integrate them into daily case management. Attendees will gain an appreciation for operating a therapy laser, a thermal imaging camera, and for processing PRP and stem cells.

                                                                                                                                                                                  

Speaker: Jeff Denny, DVM, CCRP, CVPP

Lectures: 

10:20 AM-11:10 AM
Regenerative Medicine – What is the Buzz About?
This session is an overview of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) technology and its appropriate use with osteoarthritic patients. Other indications include regenerative medicine treatments for orthopedic conditions in the canine, tendon injuries, ligament injuries, open wounds, and burns. An understanding of the mechanisms of action of PRP and its appropriate applications and limitations are discussed.

11:20 AM-12:10 PM
Integrating Rehabilitation Medicine into Your Practice
This seminar is designed for those practitioners who wish to improve their level of patient care by learning some simple and effective rehabilitation diagnostics and therapeutics for routine injuries, geriatrics, and post-surgery recovery without spending months of time it would take to become fully certified in rehabilitation. Simple techniques and modalities available to any practitioner will be highlighted.

4:30 PM-5:20 PM
Up Close and Personal – Hands-on with Digital Thermal Imaging, PRP, and Laser Therapy
This interactive session includes a discussion of how to choose appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic devices for each practice and how to integrate them into daily case management. Attendees will gain an appreciation for operating a therapy laser, a thermal imaging camera, and for processing PRP and stem cells.


Saturday, June 22, 2019

PRN Pharmacal Symposium 

 

Sponsored by:   

Speaker: Gary Oswald, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)

Lectures: 

8:00 AM-8:50 AM
Easy as Peeing in Bed
Participants will gain knowledge of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention strategies of canine urinary incontinence. This session addresses the patient history, physical examination and diagnostic testing, the mechanics of USMI, and treatment options from replacement therapy, αlpha-adrenergic agonist therapy, to surgical treatments.

9:00 AM-9:50 AM
Current Concepts: Treatment/Prevention of Bacterial Urinary Tract Infections
Attendees will gain an understanding of bacterial urinary tract infections, the different types of bacteria and infections, guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of UTI infections, and prevention options. Participants who attend this session will have a thorough understanding of the following:

  • Bacterial urinary tract infections and how they develop
  • Different types of “bugs” and pets’ natural defense systems
  • Antibiotic choices of UTIs
  • ISCAID guidelines for diagnosis of UTIs
  • Uncomplicated UTI infections, treatments, and medications
  • Complicated UTI infections, treatments, and medications
  • Prevention options