Fetch dvm360 in San Diego: Clinical Techniques Course & Workshop descriptions

Do you learn better and remember more when you actually DO something? You’re not alone, you kinetic learner, you. Here’s your opportunity for hands-on learning with our expert instructors. Yes, there are additional fees for this special opportunity. And it’s worth it! Take that new confidence in any of these areas back to your practice.

You can sign up for any of these courses when you register for Fetch dvm360 in San Diego from December 13-16, 2018!

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Browse the offerings below or choose a course name to learn more.

Workshops:

RECOVER Veterinary CPR Workshop: Basic and Advanced Life Support Rescuer Certification

Dental Radiography: Image Interpretation Workshop

Clinical Techniques Courses:

Specialty Focus: Abdominal Ultrasonography

Special Procedures in Feline Soft Tissue Surgery

Dental Extractions in Cats

Basic Fracture Repair Techniques

Tools of the Trade: Cytologic Interpretation

Vital Soft Tissue Surgeries: All about Dogs

Dental Extractions in Dogs

Extracapsular Stifle Stabilization Techniques

Essential Gastrointestinal Surgeries in Dogs

Optimal Ophthalmic Surgeries in Primary Care Practice

Stabilization Techniques for Luxating Patellas

Fundamental Orthopedic Procedures

 

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SOLD OUT!!  Specialty Focus: Abdominal Ultrasonography

Maria Evola, DVM, MPH, DACVR and Jaime Rechy, DVM, DACVR

Offsite Event

Ultrasonography is an integral component of providing an optimal standard of patient care. Beginning with the basics, you will participate in interactive discussions on ultrasonographic anatomy and disease recognition, receive an orientation to the ultrasound machine and how to optimize its performance, and learn scanning principles and the ultrasonographic appearance of normal abdominal organs and artifacts.

At Fetch dvm360, you’ll gain hands-on abdominal scanning practice under the guidance of imaging experts who will help you hone your ultrasonographic examination skills. You’ll evaluate the liver, spleen, kidney, bowel, and bladder. You will also have the opportunity to evaluate regions of the pancreas, adrenal glands, and abdominal lymph nodes.

Whether you are a beginner or already have experience, this extensive Specialty Focus course will show you how to get the most out of your abdominal scans.

Date: Saturday and Sunday, December 15 and 16
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (both days)
Cost: $1849
Location: Veterinary Specialty Hospital San Diego
Open to: Veterinarians
CE Credit: 16 Hours

Offsite Event Information

This lab will be held offsite at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital San Diego. The shuttle bus will depart from the lower level of the San Diego Convention Center outside Exhibit Hall F, 30 minutes prior to the indicated start time. The shuttle will return approximately 30 minutes after the indicated end time.

Special Procedures in Feline Soft Tissue Surgery

Matthew Keats, DVM, DACVS

In this course you’ll focus on surgical procedures that your feline patients often need. After a brief lecture, you’ll have the opportunity to perform:

  • Perineal urethrostomy in dorsal or ventral recumbency
  • Placement (and management) of various feeding tubes
  • Cystotomy

Gain vital hands-on experience practicing these surgeries under the close guidance of board-certified veterinary surgeons.

Date: Thursday, December 13
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Cost: $495
Open to: Veterinarians
CE Credit: 4 hours

SOLD OUT!!  Dental Extractions in Cats

Jason Soukup, DVM, DAVDC

Learn how to properly extract major (and minor) teeth using tried-and-true techniques under the guidance of a veterinary dental specialist. You will review and practice the steps to perform quadrant extractions with emphasis on:

  • Regional nerve blocks
  • Preoperative and postoperative radiographs
  • Flap presentation
  • Adequate bone removal to facilitate extraction
  • Complete tooth removal
  • Alveoplasty
  • Tension-free surgical closure

Extraction challenges such as root tip retrieval, complications such as iatrogenic mandibular fracture, and when to perform crown amputations will also be discussed.

Date: Friday, December 14
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: $495
Open to: Veterinarians
CE Credit: 4 hours

Basic Fracture Repair Techniques

David Dycus, DVM, MS, DACVS, CCRP

Long bone fractures occur commonly and repairing them may seem daunting. Join a board-certified orthopedic surgeon to learn simple, practical techniques designed for general practitioners in fixing basic long bone fractures. After discussing basic fracture fixation principles, you’ll use bone models to correct oblique fracture with intramedullary pin and cerclage fixation, as well as correct a transverse fracture by using bone plating. You will also discuss locking vs. non-locking plates and explore lag screw fixation techniques.

Date: Friday, December 14
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: $495
Open to: Veterinarians
CE Credit: 4 hours

Tools of the Trade: Cytologic Interpretation

Eric Fish, DVM, DACVP

Are you taking full advantage of one of the most useful diagnostic procedures that can be performed in your clinic? With expert instruction on a video microscope and individual guidance at your microscope, you will advance and hone you cytologic examination expertise:
· Learn to identify and differentiate inflammatory and neoplastic lesions by using multiple cases that represent common diseases in cats and dogs
· Evaluate and discuss prepared slides of skin, subcutaneous tissues, lymph nodes, and lesions from a variety of other tissues
· Learn to distinguish diagnostic from non-diagnostic smears and identify common artifacts
At the end of this Clinical Techniques Course, you will be able to apply your new diagnostic proficiency to everyday cases in practice and continue to expand your cytopathologic diagnostic skills.

Date: Friday, December 14
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Cost: $275
Open to: Veterinarians
CE Credit: 4 hours

Vital Soft Tissue Surgeries: All about Dogs

Matthew Keats, DVM, DACVS

In this all-day course you will review the basics and tweak your techniques for some of the most frequently needed soft tissue surgeries in your canine patients.

Spend the morning learning about the procedures, reviewing the indications, and discussing the surgical techniques. Then in the afternoon, under the close guidance of veterinary surgical specialists, you will practice and enhance your skills in these vital soft tissue surgeries in dogs:

  • Cystotomy
  • Urethrostomy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Inguinal and umbilical hernia repair
  • Basic wound reconstruction techniques, including local transposition flap and skin graft

Date: Friday, December 14
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: $675
Open to: Veterinarians
CE Credit: 8 hours

SOLD OUT!! Dental Extractions in Dogs

Jason Soukup, DVM, DAVDC

Learn how to properly extract major (and minor) teeth using tried-and-true techniques under the guidance of a veterinary dental specialist. You will review and practice the steps to performing a complete surgical extraction including:

  • Regional nerve blocks
  • Preoperative and postoperative radiographs
  • Flap presentation
  • Adequate bone removal to facilitate extraction
  • Complete tooth removal
  • Alveoplasty
  • Tension-free surgical closure

Extraction challenges such as root tip retrieval and complications such as iatrogenic mandibular fracture will also be discussed.

Date: Friday, December 14
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Cost: $495
Open to: Veterinarians
CE Credit: 4 hours

Extracapsular Stifle Stabilization Techniques

David Dycus, DVM, MS, DACVS, CCRP

Cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture is the most common orthopedic disease in dogs. CCL rupture leads to persistent joint instability, which results in persistent pain and discomfort, osteoarthritis, meniscal pathology, muscle atrophy and compensatory changes in other limbs. Many options exist to surgically stabilize the joint to minimize long-term pain and development of osteoarthritis. Come learn from veterinary orthopedic experts and practice extracapsular techniques to stabilize the stifle after CCL rupture. You will review and discuss all aspects of cruciate ligament injury including:

  • Causes and predisposition
  • Ideal approach to the stifle joint
  • Partial meniscectomy and meniscal release
  • Suture and crimping technique
  • Bone anchor suture technique
  • Optimal postoperative patient care

Participants may find it helpful to review pertinent anatomy and orthopedic instrumentation before attending this course.

Date: Saturday, December 15
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: $495
Open to: Veterinarians
CE Credit: 4 hours

Essential Gastrointestinal Surgeries in Dogs

Matthew Keats, DVM, DACVS

In this all-day course you will learn and practice commonly needed procedures involving the digestive system. After the morning review and discussions, you will obtain hands-on practice to enhance your skills in these must-know surgeries:

  • GI foreign body removal: Gastrotomy, enterotomy, intestinal resection and anastomosis
  • Gastropexy
  • GI biopsies and tumor excision
  • Anal sacculectomy
  • Partial gastrectomy discussion and demonstration
  • Placement and care of various feeding tubes

Veterinary surgical specialists will guide you, provide practical pointers, and answer any questions you have about these key operations.

Date: Saturday, December 15
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: $675
Open to: Veterinarians
CE Credit: 8 hours

Dental Radiography: Image Interpretation Workshop

Jason Soukup, DVM, DAVDC

Interpreting dental radiographs is paramount in the diagnosis, treatment, planning, and monitoring of oral disease. In this engaging workshop you will review the basics of normal anatomy and more advanced radiographic signs of periodontal and endodontic disease, tooth resorption, osseous lesions and developmental issues.

Date: Saturday, December 15
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Cost: $235
Open to: Veterinarians
CE Credit: 4 hours

Optimal Ophthalmic Surgeries in Primary Care Practice

In this course, you’ll receive close, expert instruction and guidance from veterinary ophthalmologists who are excited to help you enhance your ocular surgical techniques.

You’ll learn and practice how to correct the ocular injuries and related anomalies you commonly see in your patients, as well as identify which patients may benefit most from referral.

You’ll focus on:

  • Management and correction of entropion
  • Eyelid mass excision and reconstruction
  • Replacing a prolapsed gland of the third eyelid
  • Achieving linear grid keratotomy

In addition, the instructors will discuss enucleation and perioperative pain management techniques. And please bring your own most pressing patient questions about ocular problems—we look forward to seeing you!

Date: Saturday, December 15
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Cost: $425
Open to: Veterinarians
CE Credit: 4 hours

Stabilization Techniques for Luxating Patellas

David Dycus, DVM, MS, DACVS, CCRP

Patellar luxations—especially medial patellar luxations (MPL)—are common and result from a developmental orthopedic disease in small- and large-breed dogs. Underlying skeletal abnormalities will typically lead to an MPL, so providing axial alignment of the extensor apparatus is paramount. Join veterinary orthopedic surgical specialists and focus on the causes, pathology, and treatment of patellar luxation in dogs as well as the postoperative patient care. In this hands-on interactive course, you will review and practice the approach to the stifle joint and these patellar luxation repair techniques:

  • Block recession trochleoplasty
  • Wedge recession trochleoplasty
  • Tibial tuberosity transposition with K-wire fixation and tension band fixation
  • Capsular imbrication and release

Participants may find it helpful to review pertinent anatomy and orthopedic instrumentation before attending this course.

Date: Saturday, December 15
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Cost: $495
Open to: Veterinarians
CE Credit: 4 hours

Fundamental Orthopedic Procedures

David Dycus, DVM, MS, DACVS, CCRP

The proper surgical approach is the first step in a successful orthopedic procedure. The correct technique during the approach can lead to better visualization, easier surgery, shorter surgery times, less tissue trauma and less morbidity. With close guidance from board-certified veterinary orthopedic surgeons, you will review and practice the correct approach to the hip and stifle joints. In addition, you’ll perform a femoral head and neck ostectomy (FHO), one option to treat dogs that have hip dysplasia, coxofemoral luxation, hip osteoarthritis, femoral head or neck fractures, or severe acetabular fractures.  Accurate surgical execution of an FHO is essential for a positive outcome. Participants may find it helpful to review pertinent anatomy before attending this course.

Date: Sunday, December 16
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: $495
Open to: Veterinarians
CE Credit: 4 hours

 

RECOVER Veterinary CPR Workshop: Basic and Advanced Life Support Rescuer Certification

Kenichiro Yagi, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)

How do we best treat animals in cardiopulmonary arrest? An evidence-based veterinary CPR guideline published by the RECOVER Initiative aimed at determining how to maximize the chances of patient survival and led to the official veterinary CPR certification process approved by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. This certification equips participants with concepts and techniques in Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support.

The certification process consists of an 8.5 hour, prerequisite online CE course developed by Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, followed by in-person training. Each participant must complete the online course four to eight weeks before this hands-on training course at Fetch in San Diego.

This hands-on training course uses high fidelity simulators with cardiopulmonary sounds, palpable pulses, and a patient monitor to review basic and advanced life support in scenarios applicable to real-world situations. Attendees practice running arrest scenarios in groups and are encouraged to reflect on their performance and will receive feedback from the instructors.

Your registration in this course includes enrollment in the online course, and access will be granted four to eight weeks before the Fetch conference date. Successful completion of the online course and onsite training grants participants with certification as a RECOVER CPR Rescuer. Basic Life Support certification is required before Advanced Life Support certification can be obtained.

Human medical professionals become certified in human CPR. Likewise, veterinary medical professionals should become certified in veterinary CPR with the goal of improving outcomes in dogs and cats experiencing cardiopulmonary arrest.

Date: Sunday, December 16
Time: Basic Life Support Certification – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Advanced Life Support Certification – 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Cost: $495 for basic and advanced for veterinarians
$395 for basic and advanced for veterinary technicians
$179 for basic only for veterinarians
$356 for advanced only for veterinarians
$142 for basic only for veterinary technicians
$283 for advanced only for veterinary technicians
Open to: Veterinarians and veterinary technicians