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Money is Not a Four Letter Word – Approved 2 RACE CE credits

Open to Your Entire Team

Date:  Thursday, November 2, 2017

Time: 6 pm registration and dinner  / 7 pm seminar begins

Location:  Columbia Station, 4 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA

Speaker:  Karen Stasiak, MSN, DVM, Regional Strategic Veterinarian – Zoetis

Financial concerns are one of the most common and uncomfortable conversations in a veterinary setting. Designed to help your team have productive exchanges with clients, the lecture will cover topics such as: how to talk about finances; useful communication techniques; psychology of decision making; DISC/EQ assessment; and teamwork and conflict resolution.

About the Speaker

Dr. Karen Stasiak is the Regional Strategic Veterinarian with Zoetis. She provides support to large specialty hospitals and Colleges of Veterinary Medicine in the East region. Dr. Stasiak joined Zoetis in 2014 as the Professional Services Veterinarian covering SE Texas and Louisiana. She earned her DVM degree from the Ohio State University in 2001 and a Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati in 1994. Prior to joining with Zoetis, she was in private practice for 13 years, owning a mixed animal practice in Colorado.  She received additional training in Comparative Animal Medicine and worked in laboratory animal medicine at National Jewish Medical Center in Denver as part of her private practice career.  She is also a neonatal nurse practitioner and has worked in the newborn intensive care unit for 20 years. She enjoys volunteering for the Can-Am Sled Dog Race as a trail veterinarian. Her hobbies include travel, playing the harp, oil painting and scuba diving.


My Pet Can’t Breathe!  Is it Cardiac or Pulmonary? – Approved 2 PVMA CE credits

Open to Veterinary Technicians

Date:  Thursday, November 30, 2017

Time: 6 pm registration and dinner  / 6:30 pm seminar begins

Location:  Chadwick’s Restaurant & Bar, 2750 Egypt Road, Audubon

Speaker:  Risa Roland, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

The objective of this lecture is to review the causes of respiratory difficulty due to both respiratory and cardiac diseases.  We will cover the historical and physical examination findings, diagnostic tests and therapeutic approaches to manage patients with respiratory difficulty due to cardiac and respiratory disease.  The lecture will end with case studies highlighting patients with respiratory difficulty.

About the speaker

Veterinary Cardiologist Dr. Risa Roland is a native of Brooklyn, New York. She attended Cornell University and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree with honors in animal science in 1998. She continued her education at Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, and was awarded her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2003. After graduation, she completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Following her internship, she completed a three-year cardiology residency program at Texas A&M University, and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2007.

Dr. Roland’s particular interests within the discipline of cardiology include congenital abnormalities, chronic degenerative valve disease and canine and feline cardiomyopathies.

Dr. Roland performs numerous specialized procedures which include, but are not limited to, echocardiography, electrocardiography, pacemaker implantation, patent ductus arteriosus embolization, balloon valvuloplasty, diagnostic catheterization, portosystemic shunt embolization, urethral stent placement, tracheal stent placement and heartworm retrieval.