2020 MVMA Academy Seminar

The Clear View: Ophthalmology for General Practice 
Shelby Reinstein, DVM, DACVO

Thursday, September 24, 2020
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

This program has been approved for 7 hours of continuing education credit
in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval. Click here for additional RACE information

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Dr. Shelby ReinsteinShelby Reinstein, DVM, MS, DACVO is a board-certified ophthalmologist residing in the beautiful area of Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Reinstein obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Science degrees at Kansas State University, and completed her fellowship and residency in Ophthalmology at the The Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Reinstein spent 7 years in clinical practice at a large, multi-specialty hospital, during which time she provided care to thousands of pets, performing hundreds of vision-saving surgeries. Dr. Reinstein has a passion for continuing education lecturing nationally and internationally. She writes articles for Clinician's Brief, Today's Veterinary Practice and is the ophthalmology consultant for VETgirl. Dr. Reinstein also recently published the Guide to Clinical Ophthalmology, a handbook for general practitioners.

9:00 am – 10:30 am: Neo-Poly-BAC to the Future – The Next Generation of Essential Eye Meds
At the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Review the categories of antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and anti-glaucoma eye medications.
  • Discuss the available preparations and recommended usage amongst each category.
  • Recommend which medications to keep in your clinic, and how best to use them!

10:30 am – 10:45 am: Break 

10:45 am – 12:15 pm: Do You See What I See? Ophthalmic Exam Basics
At the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Review the basic ocular anatomy of the dog and cat.
  • Describe ophthalmic diagnostics including the neuro-ophthalmic examination, Schirmer tear testing, fluorescein staining, and measuring intraocular pressure. 
  • Discuss methods of examining the eye with standard equipment, including tips and tricks to help localize and classify the abnormalities.

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm: Lunch

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm: Scratching the Surface: Diagnosis and Management of Corneal Ulcers
At the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Discuss proper diagnosing and classifying corneal ulcers as simple, infected, or indolent.
  • List the most common underlying causes of corneal ulcers.
  • Describe treatment of the corneal ulcer based upon its classification, including proper medication choices, specialized therapies for non-healing ulcers, and surgery for deep / ruptured ulcers.

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Break

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Avoiding Ocular Trauma Drama – Management & Emergency Procedures 
At the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • State the most common types of ocular trauma, including blunt eye trauma, corneal lacerations, proptosis, and eyelid lacerations. 
  • Outline in detail diagnostic testing, medical management, and surgical treatment.

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Additional Seminar Information

  • Electronic handouts are provided to all participants.
  • Registration cancellations must be received 72 hours prior to the seminar. Cancellation refund less a 10% administrative fee. 
  • The RACE Program number is 1251-42435. This program has been approved for 7.0 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval. Subject Matter Categories: Medical (7.0). Delivery Method: Interactive-Distance. Participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements. RACE does not “accredit” or “endorse” or “certify” any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program.

Seminar Location-ONLINE ONLY
What will you experience: The morning of the seminar you will be emailed the secure link to attend. Only the registrant has access with this link, and he/she must sign-in with his/her name and email address as it is monitored for attendance. The registered webinar attendee is also the only one eligible for the CE credits. The webinar is only available during the live presentation; it will not be offered later. 

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 presenter as the slides automatically advance on your screen. Audio for all users will be done over VoIP, which means the sound comes over the internet and is not via telephone. You must have computer speakers or a headset to listen to the webinar. Q&A will be available throughout the day. 

Registration Fees

(now thru August 12, 2020)


(August 13 - September 10, 2020)

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 Academy Member $170 MVMA Academy Member $195
DVM Student $80 DVM Student $95

If space is still available after September 10, 2020, prices will increase by $50
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