Calendar of Events
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in Veterinary Medicine
Date: Thurs, May 4, 2017
Time: Registration 6:00p-7:00p / Lecture 7:00p-8:30p
The purpose of the talk is to discuss the applications of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in veterinary medicine. A small portion of the talk will focus on the basic physics behind the MRI and how images are acquired. In addition, different imaging sequences and imaging planes will be discussed and their uses in helping to identify underlying disease processes. There will be a discussion on image interpretation techniques to help the participants (veterinarians and technical staff) gain a basic understanding of how to evaluate the different imaging sequences. The talk will focus predominately on central and peripheral nervous system disorders, but orthopedic applications will also be reviewed. There will be a comparison of MRI and its benefits over other imaging modalities such as radiographs, myelogram and computed tomography (CT). There will also be a section of case presentations, imaging analysis with treatment plans and case outcomes.
2 RACE Credits pending approval
Creating a Cat-Friendly Home: Cat Social and Territorial Behavior
Date: Tues, May 16, 2017
Time: Registration 6:00p-7:00p / Lecture 7:00p-9:00p
Location: Pomme 175 King of Prussia Road, Radnor
Speaker: Carlo Siracusa, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVB, DECAWBM
This engaging presentation will focus on how cats regulate social interaction – both among themselves, and with the humans in their territory. The role of space distribution and inter-individual distance in keeping harmony will be emphasized, along with feline communication and body language. Attendees will be given practical recommendations to address the primary concerns of people living in a multiple-cat household.
Approved 2 CE credits
Introduction to the Recover Initiative: New CPR guidelines for Veterinary Technicians
Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time: Registration begins at 6:00p / Lecture from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Metropolitan Veterinary Associates
Speakers: Denise E. Wyse, CVT and Nicole Thomas (CPR Certified)
This 2 hour lecture will introduce veterinary technicians to the RECOVER (Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation) Initiative and the new CPR guidelines established by it, including:
- Prevention and Preparedness
- Basic Life Support
- Advanced Life Support
- CPR Monitoring
- Post Cardiac Arrest Care
This course will provide an extensive overview of the theories behind the new guidelines and the practical application of these theories during a cardiopulmonary arrest. It will include step-by-step instructions for CPR, based on the new guidelines, as well as hands-on training.
Approved 2 PVMA CE credits