2018 MVMA Fall Staff Seminar

Feline Forum
Drs. Jody Lulich, Jennifer Granick, Margaret Duxbury and Eva Furrow
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Thursday, April 5, 2018
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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7.2 CE Credits

Presenters:

Dr. Jody Lulich, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, University of Minnesota

Dr. John Lewis

Dr. Jody Lulich currently holds the academic rank of professor at the University of Minnesota. He is a diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He is the director of the Minnesota Urolith Center. He specializes in nephrology and urology, and has earned an international reputation as a clinical investigator and educator in this field.

Among his contributions to veterinary medicine is the technique of voiding urohydropropulsion, a nonsurgical method to remove uroliths from the urinary bladder. In 2007, he was voted as Speaker of The Year at the North American Veterinary Conference held in Orlando, Florida.  He was awarded the Norden-Pfizer-Zoetis Distinguished Teacher Award in 2001 & 2013.  Dr. Lulich currently holds the endowed Hills/Osborne Chair in Nephrology and Urology at the University of Minnesota.  


Dr. Jennifer Granick, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)

Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, University of Minnesota

Dr. John Lewis

Dr. Granick is an assistant professor of small animal internal medicine at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her D.V.M. from the University of Wisconsin and completed a one-year rotating small animal internship and a small animal internal medicine residency at the University of Minnesota. She received a Ph.D. in Comparative Pathology from the University of California, Davis, where her dissertation was elucidated a novel innate immune response of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells at the site of a cutaneous Staphylococcus aureus infection. 

 Her basic research focuses the use of a novel non-antibiotic therapy to treat methicillin-resistant S. aureus-infected skin wounds, and clinical research on clinical antibiotic use and antimicrobial stewardship. Her clinical interests include infectious diseases, especially zoonotic diseases, and antimicrobial stewardship. She is a member of the Minnesota One Health Antimicrobial Stewardship Collaborative as well the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Control Committees. 


Dr. Margaret Duxbury, DVM, DACVB

Co-owner, Veterinary Behavior Specialties of Minnesota

Dr. John Lewis

Dr. Margaret Duxbury earned her DVM from the UMN in 1981. After 15 years in private small animal practice she completed a residency in behavior medicine and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. Dr. Duxbury served on the clinical and teaching faculty at the UMN CVM as an Associate Professor.  She is currently co-owner of Veterinary Behavior Specialties of MN, a private, behavior-only specialty practice serving the twin cities and surrounding regions. 

 

 


Eva Furrow, VMD, PhD, DACVIM

Small Animal Internal Medicine & Canine Genetics, University of Minnesota

Dr. John Lewis

Dr. Eva Furrow obtained her undergraduate degree in biology from Harvard University (BA, 2003), and then attended the University of Pennsylvania for her veterinary doctorate (VMD, 2007). After completion of a small animal internship at the University of Pennsylvania, she moved out to the Midwest for a residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Minnesota (UMN), College of Veterinary Medicine (DACVIM, 2011). She then completed a PhD (2014) in the Canine Genetics Laboratory at the UMN on metabolic and genetic risk factors for urinary stones in dogs. She is currently an assistant professor of internal medicine and genetics at the UMN. Her primary interest areas include genetic, urinary, endocrine, and metabolic disorders.  


SEMINAR DAY-THURSDAY, APRIL 5

8:00 am –  9:00 am: Registration & Continental Breakfast 

 9:00 am – 10:00 am: Updates in the Diagnosis and Treatment of FLUTD

Dr. Jody Lulich, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, University of Minnesota 

At the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Discuss new therapies
  • Identify new diseases
  • Revisit proper methods to unobstruct the feline urethra
  • Evaluate common therapies that we do all the time but may not be as beneficial as originally thought  

10:30 am – 10:45 am: Break 


 Dental Radiograph10:45 am – 12:15 am: Update on Common and Emergent Feline Infectious Diseases

Dr. Jennifer Granick, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM), Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, University of Minnesota

At the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • State new information regarding common but important feline infections, including Feline Leukemia Virus, Feline Infectious Peritonitis, Feline Herpesvirus and Tritrichomonas, that present diagnostic and/or treatment challenges
  • Discuss emerging infections including Tularemia

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm: Lunch


 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm: Cats Don’t Want Pajamas!  What Cats Need to be Peaceful Companions

Dr. Margaret Duxbury, DVM, DACVB, Co-owner, Veterinary Behavior Specialties of Minnesota

Cats’ behaviors make much more sense when you understand how they tick!

At the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Explain the world through the eyes of cats
  • Demonstrate practical tips that increase your success with cat patients both in their homes and in your veterinary clinic 

2:415 pm – 3:00 pm: Break


 Dental Radiograph3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Feline Diabetes Mellitus – Renovating Management

Dr. Eva Furrow, VMD, PhD, DACVIM, Assistant Professor, Small Animal Internal Medicine & Canine Genetics, University of Minnesota

At the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of feline diabetes
  • Properly monitor feline diabetes
  • Interpret recent data that should be applied to clinical care. For example, who should be screened for hypersomatotropism? Is glargine really best? Needles or pens? What factors influence chance of remission? Are blood glucose curve results reliable?
  • Select appropriate resources that are available to help manage diabetic pets, such as validated clinical scoring systems and apps  

ADDITIONAL SEMINAR INFORMATION

  • Breaks and lunch are provided to onsite attendees. Email or call the MVMA if you need dietary accommodations.
  • Handouts are provided to all attendees.
  • 7.2 CE Credits can be earned.
  • Cancellations must be received 48 hours prior to the seminar to receive a refund, less a 10% administrative fee.

 The MVMA Spring Seminar are generously sponsored by:



 

SEMINAR LOCATION

Continuing Education & Conference Center
1890 Buford Avenue Room 135AC
St. Paul, MN 55108


SEMINAR COSTS

Early-bird registration fee 
(before February 22, 2018)

 

Regular Registration fees
(between February 22-March 22, 2018)

 
MVMA Member / Out of State Veterinarian $185 MVMA Member / Out of State Veterinarian $210
MVMA Life / Inactive Member $120 MVMA Life / Inactive Member $145
Technician / Staff / Other $115 Technician / Staff / Other $130
MN Non Member Veterinarian $235 MN Non Member Veterinarian $260
MVMA Affiliate Member $100 MVMA Affiliate Member $115
DVM Student $80 DVM Student $95

If space is still available after March 22, 2018, prices will increase by $50



Webinar registration option:

You have the option to attend the MVMA Spring Seminar on April 5th, beginning at 9:00 am CDT, from anywhere you have an internet connection! Choose the “webinar” option when you register. The morning of the seminar you will be emailed the secure link to attend the live session. Only the purchaser has access with this link, as the attendee must sign-in with his/her name and is monitored. The registered webinar attendee is also the only one eligible for the CE credits associated with the MVMA Spring Seminar. The webinar is only available during the live presentation; it will not be offered later.

What will you experience: Once you have accessed the webinar your computer screen will be dominated with a direct-feed PowerPoint for clarity of viewing, plus the audio of the presenters as the slides automatically advance on your screen. A small video window on the side of your screen will show the presenting. The live Q&A session will be simulcast also and you will be able to send questions from your screen options if you wish. 


 

The MVMA Spring Seminar are generously sponsored by: