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2014 CIVTA Fall Conference
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2014 CIVTA Fall Conference


When: Saturday, November 1, 2014
Lectures 2:00 - 8:00 pm
Where: FFA Enrichment Center-DMACC Ankeny Campus
2006 South Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, Iowa  50023
United States
DeeDee Schumacher
Phone: 515 681-4067

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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.

Lecture topics: 

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.

Toxicology-Kitchen Dangers
This lecture will focus on common foods that, while perfectly acceptable for human consumption, can be toxic for pets.


Registration Fees Include:


  1. Conference Lectures

  2. Course Proceedings Packet

  3. Opportunities to win Door Prizes

  4. Refreshment Breaks

  5. Five Hours of CE

  6. Dinner & refreshment breaks



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