Sponsored Labs

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Sponsored by:

Abdominal Ultrasound Beginner Program

Speaker: Jenelle Sharpley, DVM, DACVR

Lecture Sessions (open to DVMs only):

9:00 AM-10:00 AM (1 CEU)
Overview of Ultrasound
In this session, we will cover basic ultrasound physics, terminology, artifacts, and scanning technique.

10:15 AM-11:15 AM (1 CEU)
Normal Ultrasound Appearance
This course will go over major organs and common abnormalities of the liver, spleen, and GI.

11:30 AM-12:30 PM  (1 CEU)
Normal Ultrasound Appearance Part 2
This course will go over major organs and common abnormalities of the kidneys, bladder, prostate, and lymph nodes.

Laboratory Session (open to DVMs only):

Must pre-register, space is limited. Additional fee: $425

1:30 PM-4:30 PM (3 CEUs)
Hands-on Instruction
For this lab, we will focus on image optimization, finding and scanning all major abdominal organs, and practice technique/probe handling.
By the end of this course, the participants will be able to:

    • Understand how to perform a basic ultrasound examination and acquire images of diagnostic quality
    • Identify major abdominal organs
    • Recognize normal ultrasound appearance of the major abdominal organs
    • Recognize common abnormalities seen on abdominal ultrasounds

Friday, June 3, 2022

Sponsored by:

Karl Storz Endoscopy Lecture and Lab

Speaker: Timothy McCarthy, DVM, Ph.D.

Lecture Sessions (open to everyone):

10:20 AM-12:10 PM (2 CEUs)
The LAP Spay and Other Common Rigid Endoscopic Procedures in the General Practice
Dr. Timothy McCarthy will present his top six rigid endoscopy applications for common case presentations seen in general practice: laparoscopic ovariectomy (OVE), laparoscopic assisted gastropexy, laparoscopic diagnostic biopsy, rhinoscopy, video otoscopy, and cystoscopy. For each of these applications, Dr. McCarthy will discuss when to apply endoscopy over other modalities, why endoscopy is his preferred method for these common procedures, case selection, instrumentation, and procedural basics. He will also discuss the case numbers at his hospital with data supporting the efficacy of endoscopy for these applications.

Laboratory Session (open to DVMs only):

Must pre-register, space is limited. Additional fee: $199

3:30 PM-5:20 PM ( 2 CEUs)
Introduction to LAP Spay, Vessel Sealing and Rigid Endoscopic Equipment, and Techniques for Success
In this two-hour, hands-on introductory endoscopy lab session, attendees will learn on animal models and other training modules. Participants will learn:

  • Recommended techniques to perform the laparoscopic ovariectomy (OVH) and ovariohysterectomy (OHE), including abdominal access and surgical technique.
  • Introduction to energy-based vessel sealing technology to facilitate open and laparoscopic surgery.
  • How to procure successful laparoscopic biopsies.
  • Success techniques to remove nasal/ear foreign bodies with use of endoscopic imaging.
  • Recommendations for handling and cleaning endoscopic instrumentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Veterinarians will learn the advantages and disadvantages of rigid endoscopy over other modalities for commonly presented conditions in the general practice.
  • Veterinarians will learn case selection and surgical technique for commonly performed rigid endoscopic procedures.
  • Veterinarians will understand the basic instrumentation requirements to perform the common endoscopic procedures.
  • Veterinarians will learn the application of rigid endoscopy as a widely accepted, feasible, and safe surgical and diagnostic modality.
  • Veterinarians will learn the considerations when evaluating if endoscopy is right for their practice.