Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Chief of Staff
Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Joezy Griffin Professor
Department of Clinical Sciences
This combination of two internationally recognized Internists will provide you with a practical approach to the management of many common medical problems that you encounter in your daily practice. You are sure to come away with some very helpful tips!
Single day registration available:
All times are Eastern time.
Seminars start each day at 5.00am Pacific, 6.00am Mtn, 7.00am Central & 8.00am Eastern
Friday (5.5 CE hrs)
8:05-8:50 Testing for Chronic Kidney Disease
9:00-9:50 Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease
10:00-10:45 Treatment of CKD (continued)
11:00-11:50 Trilostane: the latest on how to use it
12:00-12:50 A case based-approach to diagnosis of pu/pd – part 1
1:00-1:30 A case based-approach to diagnosis of pu/pd – part 2
Saturday (5.5 CE hrs)
8:00-8:50 Urinary Tract Infection – testing and treating uncomplicated cases.
9:00-9:50 Urinary Tract Infection – treating complicated cases and preventing recurrence.
10:00-10:45 Feline Pyelonephritis & Canine Prostatitis – diagnosis and treatment.
11:00-11:50. Feline hyperthyroidism: finding it and helping your patients live longer
12:00-12:50. Diagnosing canine hypothyroidism: a case-based approach
1:00-1:30 Diabetics: anything new that can help?
Sunday (5CE hrs)
8:00-9:00 Diabetic conundrums: management dilemmas – dogs
9:10-10:15 Diabetic conundrums: management dilemmas – cats
10:30-11:35. Update on canine & feline congestive heart failure treatment.
11:45-1:00. Updates on treatment of coughing dogs (chronic bronchitis, airway collapse) & wheezing cats (asthma, feline heartworm).
Diabetics: anything new that can help?
Diabetic conundrums: management dilemmas
Trilostane: the latest on how to use it
A case-based approach to diagnosis of pu/pd
Diagnosing canine hypothyroidism: a case-based approach
Feline hyperthyroidism: finding it and helping your patients live longer
Is a heart murmur a consistent indicator of underlying heart disease?
Murmurs, Gallops and Arrhythmias in cats.
When should Atenolol or Diltiazem be considered for feline cardiomyopathy?
What are the best treatment strategies for treating congestive heart failure in cats?
Considerations in thromboprophylaxis treatment in feline cardiomyopathy patients?
This asymptomatic dog has a murmur. What diagnostics should I consider?
Treatment considerations in mitral valve disease vs dilated cardiomyopathy.
Loop diuretic therapy in CHF – furosemide of torsemide?
What role does spironolactone play in CHF patients?
Reducing angiotensin and aldosterone – ACE-inhibitors or ARBs?
When to initiate and how to dose pimobendan in cardiac patients.
Use of Viagra in canine heart disease.
How to determine whether a coughing dog has chronic bronchitis vs airway collapse.
Which drugs are considered preferred cough suppressants in dogs?
Are bronchodilators helpful in coughing dogs? Which one?
When to consider surgical intervention or tracheal stenting in airway collapse.
Coughing cats – How do I tell if it is feline asthma or some other respiratory disease?
Do I have to give corticosteroids to feline asthma patients?
What are the preferred corticosteroids options for asthmatic cats?
When would bronchodilator treatment be useful in asthmatic cats?
Are human asthma drugs helpful in feline asthma patients?
Should cyproheptadine or Cerenia be considered in feline asthma patients?
Is immunotherapy helpful in treating asthmatic cats?
When should renal biopsy be considered?
Has SDMA become the preferred means of diagnosing CKD?
Should quantitative urine protein values be determined in geriatric patients?
Is blood pressure determination really that important in renal patients?
Which antihypertensive treatment is preferred in CKD – amlodipine, ACE-Is or ARBs?
What are the realistic goals in treating chronic kidney disease?
When should a therapeutic renal diet be started in CKD patients?
This dog/cat doesn’t like oral phosphorus binders. How important is this drug?
Is it just an “Ohio State thing” or are vitamin D, calcium and PTH important in CKD?
Appropriate use of erythropoeitin analogs in anemic CKD patients.
Appropriate use of fluid therapy and appetite stimulants in hyporexic CKD patients.
What are the preferred antibiotics in uncomplicated UTI patients?
How long should antibiotic therapy be administered in uncomplicated UTI?
What predisposing disorders should I look for in patients with recurrent UTI?
How do I select an appropriate antibiotic in recurrent UTI patients?
What follow-up testing is recommended in monitoring UTI treatment?
What do I do when asymptomatic bacteruria is present?
What can be done to prevent recurrent UTI development?
Is oral cranberry effective? What about other drugs or supplements?
Does improving vulvar and vaginal health help reduce UTIs?
When to consider Phenylpropanolamine treatment in UTI patients.
This seminar is approved for up to 16 CE hrs.
This program has been approved for a maximum of 16 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions, which recognize AAVSB’s RACE approval; however, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and /or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call IVS at 800-487-5650 for further information.
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