Virtual WVMA Summer Meeting
June 28-29, 2021
CE offered = 16 hrs.
- 8 hrs. large animal topics and 8 hrs. small animal topics
- Sessions will be recorded and available to watch through September 1, 2021
An in-person meeting offering 12 hrs. of CE is currently scheduled for December 11-12, 2021 in Casper, WY.
REGISTER HERE (before June 21)
- Full registration(16hrs.)
- WVMA member – $195
- Non-member veterinarian – $225
- Veterinary technician – $95
- One day only registration
- Monday only (large animal – 8 hrs.) – $120
- Tuesday only (small animal – 8 hrs.) – $120
- Registrants will receive an email from the WVMA on Wednesday, June 23rd with Zoom links
Monday, June 28 (8 hrs. large animal)
8 am – 12 pm: Dr. Dawn Logas (equine dermatology)
1 – 5 pm: Dr. Sara J. Trojan (beef nutrition)
Tuesday, June 29 (8 hrs. small animal)
8 am – 12 pm: Dr. Megan Kaplan (emergency and critical care)
1 – 5 pm: Dr. Camille Torres (nutrition)
Megan Kaplan, DVM, DACVECC (Chicago, IL)
Dr. Megan Kaplan obtained veterinary degree at Colorado state University followed by 2 small animal internships and finally an Emergency and Critical Care veterinary Residency in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Since then, I have been working as a Veterinary ECC specialist for the last 8 years. I left full time employment with corporate medicine 3 years ago to start my own company Kaplan Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Relief and consultation services (KVECC relief and consultation services). I now spend my time traveling to work for multiple Veterinary specialty hospitals across the country to help support their team during times of need on the emergency or critical care services. I also offer consultation to individual hospitals on how to structure new ER services, train staff, and can help train interns, residents, and newer veterinary graduates. Hobbies include salsa dancing, Improv comedy performance, and traveling the world.
- Respiratory Distress: What to do when your patient is blue –
Review of respiratory distress causes and treatment in dogs and cats. Will briefly review respiratory patterns, radiograph findings, oxygen supplementation techniques, treatment plans, and tips for referring patients to specialty center for further workup/care.
- Approach to the Small Animal Trauma Patient –
Reviewing triage and stabilization techniques for dogs and cats with acute trauma. Review of primary and secondary assessment, proper fluid resuscitation strategies, diagnostic workup for trauma, and treatment recommendations.
- Respiratory Distress: What to do when your patient is blue –
Camille Torres, DVM, DABVP (CSU – Fort Collins, CO)
Dr. Camille Torres attended Colorado State for her undergraduate and veterinary education. After she earned her DVM in 2001, she went into small animal private practice in Albuquerque, N.M. She joined Community Practice at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 2008, and earned her feline and canine DABVP certification in 2011. As a general practitioner, she has observed the power of preventive medicine. Seeing how preventing disease can be so much easier for a pet than treatment led her to explore the effects of obesity on companion animals and nutrition’s role in obesity management. Her enthusiasm for nutrition in multiple areas inspired her to seek additional training in the field of nutrition. Her furry family consists of one cat, a Corgi and a Yorkiepoo. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their two boys, taking every opportunity to participate in the wonderful outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer.
- How to select the best diet for your patient – This session will involve a review of some of the important nutrients to consider when selecting a diet. By using several tools to determine the macronutrient content of the diet helps create a strategic approach to nutritional management of several conditions.
- Successful management of overweight patients – This session will review some of the hormonal alterations that make successful weight management for our patients so challenging. We will review ways to ensure patients are receiving adequate nutrition during a weight loss plan.
- Nutritional management of renal disease – Reducing the amount of protein fed to dogs and cats has been an important strategy for nutritional management of renal disease. Other important nutrients to consider include phosphorous, calcium, vitamin D and omega 3 fatty acids. We will review the nutrients involved in management of renal disease and how to create an effective diet plan for patients with early and late renal disease.
- Nutritional management of patients with multiple conditions – Diet selection for patients with multiple conditions creates a challenge especially when nutritional management strategies for one condition conflict with nutritional management of another. We will review ways to select a diet for patients that have multiple conditions.
Dawn Logas, DVM, DACVD (Maitland, FL)
Graduated from University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. Completed Residency in Veterinary dermatology at the University of Florida in 1992 and was boarded in dermatology that year. Remained at the University of Florida as an associate professor until 1999. In 1993 start the Veterinary Dermatology Center in Maitland Florida where I remain today as owner and staff dermatologist. I have been very active in the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. I was on the executive board from 2006 to 2014 and served two years as president. In 2015 I was honored with the Veterinary Dermatology Award of Excellence. My special interests in dermatology are allergic disease, ear disease, topical therapy and nutritional therapy. I have written many book chapter and articles on these subjects.
- Equine Dermatology Tool Box – This lecture will explain when, where, how and why to do simple dermatologic procedures such as skin scrapes, cytologies, dermatophyte cultures and biopsies.
- Don’t judge a mass by its cover: This lecture will review the diagnosis and treatment of common masses seen in equine practice such as sarcoids, squamous cell carcinoma, pythium, habronemiasis and others.
- What to do with the itchy Horse: This lecture will cover the how to differentiate, diagnosis and treat common causes of equine pruritus including parasites, fungal and hypersensitivities.
Sara J. Trojan, PhD (Peak Beef Nutrition & Mgmt. Consulting – Casper, WY)
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, Animal Nutrition (2009)
M.S., Kansas State University, Animal Science (2006)
B.S., Oklahoma State University, Animal Science, Pre-Vet (2004)
Peak Consulting, Beef Cattle Nutrition and Management Consulting Services, Self-Employed (08/2017 – present)
Adjunct Instructor, Animal Science, Sheridan College (10/2017 – 05/2018)
Technical Service Manager-Beef Cattle, Kemin Industries (03/2016 – 06/2017)
Assistant Professor, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, Texas Tech University (08/2011 – 03/2016)
Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Science, South Dakota State University (07/2009 – 05/2011)
- Nutrition and management considerations for a profitable cowherd. – Session focus is a review of nutritional requirements of the cowherd and factors that influence and alter requirements. Session will also look at challenging traditional management practices to enhance profitability.
- Calf growth, management and health, current challenges and paradigms – Session focus is on nutritional programming for successful pre-and post-weaning health and performance, including implant management. Heifer development strategies will also be discussed.
- Case studies – Several case studies will be prepared for distribution prior to the meeting; the goal of this session is to critically evaluate nutrition and management problems and develop solutions.
- Value added veterinary/client relationships – This session will be centered on how to better serve beef cattle clients. Aside from clinical management, producers often look to veterinarians for management advice. This session will be centered on opportunities to improve the veterinary/client relationship and add additional value to operations.
Live presentations using Zoom or watch all recorded CE sessions through September 1, 2021.
(Download here: https://zoom.us/download )
1. Register online or by mail (brochures will be printed and mailed in the next week).
2. A copy of your registration will be immediately emailed to you.
3. Zoom links will be emailed to you on Wednesday, June 23.
4. On June 28-29, click on the links to participate in the LIVE sessions.
5. By July 7, links to the RECORDED sessions will be emailed to you.
Zoom setup and FAQs – https://www.wyvma.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Zoom-FAQs_Final.docx
Zoom How-to-Videos – https://zoom.us/resources
Test Zoom – https://zoom.us/test