VETERINARY TECHNICIAN ASSOCIATION
November 1, 2014
Registration 1:00 pm-1:45 pm
Welcome 1:45 pm-2:00 pm
Lectures 2:00 pm-8:00 pm
FFA Enrichment Center
Conference Room A (Room 106)
DMACC Ankeny Campus
2006 S. Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, Iowa 50023
5 Hours of CE for
technicians & veterinarians
Lori B. Atkins LVT, VTS(ECC)
Lori graduated from Northern Virginia Community College with an AAS in Veterinary Technology in 1995 and received certification as a Veterinary Technician Specialist (Emergency and Critical Care) in November 2000.
She worked at Alexandria Animal Hospital in Virginia for 15 years, serving as a veterinary assistant, Licensed Veterinary Technician, and the Veterinary Technician Training Coordinator. In 2002, she accepted the position of Small Animal ICU and ER Services Coordinator at Texas A&M.
Lori’s special interests include envenomation, toxicology, trauma, and transfusion medicine. She has lectured at IVECCS, NAVC, ACVIM and AAHA in addition to many state conferences. She thoroughly enjoys teaching and having an opportunity to give back to the profession.
Respiratory Patterns and Physiology
This lecture will focus on the mechanics of normal respiration, recognition of dyspnea, causes of hypoxemia, recognition of abnormal respiratory patterns and assessment of oxygenation and ventilation.
This is an interactive lecture utilizing a question and answer format to get participants involved in assessment of patients presenting as emergencies.
Blood Transfusion Medicine
This lecture will focus on canine and feline blood types, component therapy, blood product administration and patient monitoring, and transfusion reactions.
Toxicology-Medicine Cabinet Nightmares
Many of us have a variety of prescription and over-the-counter drugs in our homes. This lecture will focus on several of the drugs that are toxic to our pets and will cover toxicity, symptoms, and treatment of accidental ingestion.
This lecture will focus on common foods that, while perfectly acceptable for human consumption, can be toxic for pets.
Registration Fees Include:
Course Proceedings Packet
Opportunities to win Door Prizes
Five Hours of CE
Dinner & refreshment breaks